When I first met with Leslie about shooting her wedding video, she expressed that she might be a little be a little hesitant to be on camera. The more the attention could be deflected away from her, the better. And please please please....nothing staged.
Her mother, Kay, was quick to regale me with stories of the family and friends who would be in attendance and of whom I should take notice. She whipped out her mobile phone and shuffled through the pictures, pausing long enough to give me the pertinent details of the personalities.
"Here's my youngest son. He went to Texas Christian University and has a lot of personality. You really need to focus a camera on him."
"Here are my dogs."
I felt certain that I wouldn't be lacking for characters in the documentary. I also sensed that Leslie, whether she knew it or not, was making a request that lend to a more accurate reflection of how a wedding story should be told. A wedding is not about what happened to two people on one day; rather, it's about all the people, who, in their big ways and small ways, have played role in shaping these two people and their union.
It is a celebration of the good in all of them, represented in the union of the two of them.
And from we experienced Saturday night, there's a whole lot of good there.
Leslie and Andy, thanks for letting us document the goodness of your Austin wedding.
Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Moore, Something to Celebrate
Venue: Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Floral: David Kurio Designs
Photographer: Stacy Cross
Music Agent: Emerald Entertainment
Ceremony Music: High Island Hepcats
Officiant: Dennis Prager
Reception Music: Collector's Item
Chairs: Marquee Rents
Photobooth: Say Cheese
Hair: Pamela Donnellan
Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon
Rehearsal Dinner: The Salt Lick YUM! Texas BBQ!
Thanks for choosing us as your Austin wedding videographer!