Park Cities Baptist | "Love Like Wine" Laura + John

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Laura & John met by chance, despite how many years their friends had been trying to get them together.  They are both people who don't proceed in life without a clear vision for what lies ahead, and inevitably, they knew almost immediately that they were going to be drawn toward each other forever.  The overwhelming support for this relationship from such a large community of friends and family is one of our favorite things to see, and at this wedding, they had it in abundance.

We are sharing with you our favorite moments from their full wedding film--moments of tenderness, and moments of sheer joy.  With stunning performances from their friends at their wedding, and the live band at the reception, Laura & John's wedding will not soon be forgotten by those who had the pleasure to attend.


It was truly a red-carpet worthy Dallas wedding video, and it's time to pass out awards.

Laura and John have quite a story, and their wedding guests were more than happy to contribute to telling that story at the rehearsal dinner.  Each guest had their own little bit and piece, and woven together, we found these stories to serve as a wonderful narrative thread throughout their wedding video.

So we have to thank everyone involved at the rehearsal dinner for playing their part in this wedding film.  It wouldn't be quite the same without you!  If you gave a rehearsal dinner toast, you get the first award.

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 John's parents had this handkerchief embroidered for Laura with a message of their love plus her new monogram & the wedding date. What a kind present to receive from your in-laws on your wedding day--especially thoughtful for the embroidery to be a "something blue" for a bride to carry.

The 2nd award goes to Dallas Event Planners DFW Events for keeping the trains running on time.  There were a lot of moving parts to make this wedding take place, and Mary Frances Hurt, Anna Staples, and many more executed the plan to perfection.

The Grammy Award goes to Think Big and the Bulletproof Brass band.  They keep getting better year after year. Every band member could have their own solo gig where they are the featured performer, but they come together to form this supergroup that knows how to keep a party going.

Let me take a moment to praise Union Station as a wedding venue.  The (Wolfgang Puck) catering is top notch, the facilities are gorgeous, and the staff knows how to get keep you fed and watered all night long.

Park Cities Baptist Church is also gorgeous--roman columns, hand-painted scripture on the vaulted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and stained glass.  It also has a nice wide stage to accommodate larger wedding parties.

And last but not least, thank you to John and Laura.  You represent the ideals that we hope to have in every client.  While we may document your story, you are the ones that make us look good!

If this documentary inspires you to choose a Dallas Wedding Videographer, then we would be more than happy to serve your wedding videography needs.

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 Laura, the bride, sent this card to John on the wedding day with the exact locations on earth where they were born and where they met, and on the other side it had the location where they got married.

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White floral Wreaths on the church doors with buttercream ribbons, by DFW events      

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Dallas Wedding Video at Park Cities Baptist + Union Station: Laura and John

Laura called me last December and we played phone tag for a while.  When I finally caught her at work, we chatted for a bit, and she expressed that Mason Jar Films had to shoot her wedding video because she had been a fan from her earliest college days. After we hung up, I thought, "wow, this woman is an extremely NICE person, like, beyond NICE."  I could practically feel her welcoming eye contact through the iPhone. :->

We had produced the wedding videos for many of Laura's friends, including Wynne & Stephen and Kate & Bill, so we were not surprised in the least to be surrounded at the rehearsal dinner by a host of warm, loving, and loyal friends that toasted the couple's many virtues. Laura and John have truly invested themselves in dozens of people throughout their lives - they are inspiring examples of how to love your brother and sister intensely.

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The most intense love, though, was clearly between John and Laura. John proclaimed his devotion to Laura in such a way at the rehearsal dinner that almost made a wedding ceremony unnecessary! After we left DUO, I couldn't believe that more awaited us the next day! The next day brought treat after treat, from small moments between the couple and their parents, to Laura's epic entrance with a live cover of a Sigur Ros tune, to the gospel choir singing them back the other way. When we are commissioned to produce a wedding video, these are the instances of which we dream!



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Yes.  That is a two-story chalkboard in the background.  DIY has never looked so chic & fabulous!

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Hands down, this is the most fun "Father of the Bride" throne we've ever seen at a wedding--what a great idea!

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The reception had a DIY gold photoframe & chalkboard typography theme.

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Laura and John, you guys are amazing, and your strong commitment to one another reminds us of why we do what we do. Thank you for inviting Mason Jar Films to be your Dallas wedding videographer, letting us into your inner circle for a wisp of time to document this experience for all time. 


Event Planning: DFW Events, Mary-Frances Hurt and Anna Staples
Rehearsal Dinner: DUO - All Things Culinary
Ceremony: Park Cities Baptist Church
Reception: Union Station
Photographer: Andrea Polito
Reception Entertainment: Bulletproof Brass
Floral: Garden Gate
Rentals: Posh Couture
Linens: BBJ
Cake: Creme de la Creme
Reception Gelato Bar: Paciugo
Hair & Makeup: Mo Bowers
Transportation: 360 Limo