Escondido Golf and Lake Club | "High Expectations" - Lindsay + Steven, the full film

If I could sum up Lindsey and Steven's wedding video in one word, that word would be "adoration."  Every moment is filled with meaningful facial expressions and stories that show how much this group adores each other.   Those moments of sincerity--as Lindsay's mom talks about picking out her dress, as her father gives a speech expressing hope, and as Steven beams with smiles during the first dance--those moments are filled with pure love.

wedding video package heirloom
wedding video package heirloom
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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 13

Not many of our films have cameo appearances made by a dinosaur.  In fact, only this one does.  Apparently, one of the bridesmaid's young daughters was a little distraught to not be along for the day with her mother, and so the entire group of bridesmaids were consoling her by taking her plastic toy dinosaur on an adventure, and texting pictures back all day long.  Like the gnome in the movie Amelie, P. Rex had quite an adventure at Lindsay and Steven's event, but you'll have to watch the film to find out what he was up to before the wedding.

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 02

Steven's family and friends had quite an adventure themselves, too.  Traveling all the way from Canada, many of them experienced Texas for the first time, and I'm glad that Austin and the hill country where Escondido rests was their first taste of Texas. Escondido is gorgeous, in rain or sunshine, and we definitely had both on the wedding day! 

Lindsay wore a stunning beaded lace wedding gown with a scalloped edging, and her cathedral length veil had lace trim as well.  Her 'something old' and 'something borrowed' was the same item--a gorgeous bracelet that her father had given to her mother.  

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 27
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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 56

As the party carried into the night, fresh cigars were being hand-rolled right there on site next to a toasty fire pit on the back porch.  Guests who weren't dancing out on the dance floor set up on the golf green could relax in the rocking chairs surrounding the fire.

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 36

While their wedding cake was very classical, with tiers of white scrollwork and blue ribbon, Lindsay & Steven also had a pretty unique groom's cake.  It was topped by two little elephants leaning back and enjoying margaritas in a tropical paradise.  Well, let's be honest, what little elephant wouldn't enjoy living on an island made of of chocolate-covered strawberries?

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 14
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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 40
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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 78

The song we selected to end their film is definitely a favorite of mine--called "Fly On" by Humming House, it reminds me of Mumford and Sons with its soaring melody, folksy instrumentation, driving drum beat, and echoing chorus of singers that gives the song a bigger feel.  The father of the bride ended his toast by talking about all of the people that would be there to support Lindsay and Steven, and I felt like this song both reflected that community of hopeful people, and it also fit the style of their first dance during the wedding reception.

Lastly, It was only fitting that a wedding day filled with showtunes, panoramic views of the hill country, dinosaurs, live string players, and rocking out under the stars would end with a bang--specifically, fireworks! As Lindsay and Steven drove their getaway golf cart through a sea of friends holding sparklers, Lindsay's dad had one last surprise set up for them--the driveway was lined with pyrotechnics that made everyone ooh and ahh.  What a great way to end a party, and to start a new family!  Congrats to Lindsay and Steven!

-kourtney amelia

Event Design & Coordination:

DFW Events

Reception:

Escondido Golf And Lake Club

Chargers:

POSH Couture Rentals

Officiant: Father Ruben Patino

Musicians:

Dallas String Quartet

Soloist: Addison Myrick (who also happens to be a local ATX photographer)

Photographer:

Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

Videographer: Mason Jar Films

Band:

Suede Austin

Florist:

Petal Pushers

Lighting:

Groove Labs

Cakes:

The Cake Plate

Hair and Make-up:

Rae Cosmetics

Cigar Roller:

BOBALU CIGAR COMPANY

Whiskey Tasting:

Rebecca Creek Whiskey

Music by Humming House 

Licensed through The Music Bed

Escondido Golf & Lake Club | "My Loving Arms Are For You" - Lindsay & Steven, the preview

Lindsay is an avid athlete and award-winning UT Longhorn swimmer--and Steven, her aggie husband, brought many Canadians from his side of the wedding party down to Texas.  The bride told us that they love to spend time on the lake, go bowling, and running together. 

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 27

Lindsay also described herself as traditional and told us that Steven is laid back.  After attending their wedding, we can tell this is totally true about them. Everything from the location, decor, and the activities at their wedding reflected this dichotomy between them--including their sweet passion.  You can see from the footage of their first dance that although Steven claims to be shy, he doesn't hold back the smiles when it comes to looking into the eyes of his bride.

Jones and I happily packed up our gear to head out to Lindsay & Steven's wedding at the gorgeous Escondido Golf and Lake Club.  It's been almost a year since we filmed Sidni & Jay's wedding there, and just over six months since filming Laura and Marcus. (Both of those weddings still make me cry when I watch them!)

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 56

We were so excited to be teaming up with the folks at DFW Events and Petal Pushers for this event--The ladies at DFW Events know how to keep a party alive and they're so organized and friendly.  Also, Petal pushers always stuns us with their heady, romantic displays that should be considered more art than arrangement.

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petal pushers wedding flower video pic yellow orange blue

The day started out bright and full of sunshine with 0% chance of rain.  Zero.  Although that changed as soon as the ceremony began, the ceremony continued under a light shower.  As Lindsay's dad gave her away to her groom, Steven, he whispered, "she's spent all this time in the water, so why not now?"  They laughed, and although the clouds hovered nearby, the rain couldn't keep the happy spirit of this family down.   After the ceremony, cocktail hour was held on the back balcony of the Club house, and the Dallas String Quartet continued performing while the food was being laid out onto the buffet.  A cute little guest entertained everyone around him while pretending to be the conductor of the quartet--even the violinists were cracking grins.

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dallas string quartet horseshoe bay wedding video pic
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escondido catering

 Quail was a meat option....Quail! Yum!

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 22

Steven and Lindsay danced their first dance to a song by a Texas band--Green River Ordinance--called "Dancing Shoes."  There's a lyric in the song that says:

Forget about all the things that

We can't make right

Put on a little Emmyloo

And we'll dance into the night

Singing, hold my loving arms

My loving arms are for you

All we need is time, honey

all we need is time

And they did dance into the night.   The band Suede from Austin entertained the crowd of Canadians and Americans late into the night, ending with a powerful rendition of "God Bless Texas" and "Don't Stop Believin" 

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suede austin wedding video photo

The officiant  (Father Ruben Patino) began the ceremony with a description of why marriage is sacred, and how Lindsay and Steven's marriage is supposed to be a reflection of love that guides those who witness it toward having more love in their own lives.  Lindsay and Steven, thank you for the reminder that no matter how plans go "all you need is time."  Time with friends, with family, and forever with each other.

-kourtney amelia

Reception:

Escondido Golf And Lake Club

Chargers:

POSH Couture Rentals

Officiant: Father Ruben Patino

Musicians:

Dallas String Quartet

Soloist: Addison Myrick (who also happens to be a local ATX photographer)

Photographer:

Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

Videographer: Mason Jar Films

Band:

Suede Austin

Florist:

Petal Pushers

Lighting:

Groove Labs

Cakes:

The Cake Plate

Hair and Make-up:

Rae Cosmetics

Cigar Roller:

BOBALU CIGAR COMPANY

Whiskey Tasting:

Rebecca Creek Whiskey

Music by Humming House

Licensed through The Music Bed

Wedding Bouquet Inspiration

inspired bouquets from real weddings
inspired bouquets from real weddings

I love to garden, so seeing the floral arrangements at all of the weddings we film is one of my favorite things. The creativity of the florists we've worked with is astounding.  Here are just a few of the inspiring flower arrangements in wedding bouquets that we've seen.

ECLECTIC & TEXTURED

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Houston rustic outdoor wedding pic 21 bouquet

I love this mixture of texture with succulents, fuzzy grey leaves, and tightly knit petals wrapped  burlap ribbon.  It was perfect for a backyard ranch wedding in the Texas countryside. Very shabby chic!

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Escondido Horseshoe Bay Wedding Pic 01 pink and grey bouquet copy

Floral: Petal Pushers See more of their work.

UNIQUE & SURPRISING

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unique bouquet for bohemian bride - lavender

This gathering of lavender was carried by the maid of honor at wedding we recently filmed at Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, TX.  The butterfly pin fit with the butterfly theme that the bride used throughout the whole day--butterflies hung from the ceiling at the reception, and little chalkboard DIY butterflies sat on the tables with each guest's name on them.

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web_Boot Ranch Fredericksburg Wedding Pic 56

HIGH CONTRAST

When you're painting or working on any kind of visual art, contrast is something to consider.  The level of contrast between the color and light values of two objects placed side by side can drastically affect the mood of an image.  Whether or not you realize it, as a bride, you're probably already thinking about those kinds of things even if you haven't put it into those specific terms.  "High-contrast" means that two objects are very different in the lightness/darkness and possibly in the amount of color/saturation of the objects.  It often gives a punchy, high energy, preppy or extremely classical look to an image. 

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 10

Bright bouquets stand in stark contrast to darker bridesmaid dresses--classic and preppy.

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 11
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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 12
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ruffle wedding cake with bridesmaids bouquets wedding pic 01

A ruffled wedding cake surrounded by bright bridesmaids' bouquets from Scooter Raney.   The wedding was a lovely mix of traditional victorian pastels and textures with selective vivid splashes of color.

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Maui Hawaii Grand Wailea Destination Wedding Pic 16 flower

 A tropical bouquet with orchids and a hot pink satin bouquet wrap.  Having a destination wedding? Try Maui.

SOFT, SUBTLE, DREAMY

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rough creek lodge jewish wedding video pic 12 bouquet

This gorgeous arrangement was created for Allison at her rustic destination wedding by Blue Lotus Floral.

Athough the lavenders and pinks differ in saturation, they are all pale colors, which makes the bouquets seem dreamy.

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rough creek lodge jewish wedding video pic 14 flower girl dress
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rough creek lodge wedding video pic 09 cowboy boot

 These images are stills from our videos, but Kym Skiles of F8 photography was the photographer at this particular wedding at Rough Creek Lodge.

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Screen Shot 2013-02-21 at 4.04.12 PM
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Houston rustic outdoor wedding pic 09 white bouquet
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new orleans tying the knot wedding coordination pic 02
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country outdoor wedding pic 14 white and pink bride bouquet

A bouquet of all-white florals can be soft and whimsical when you vary the length and shape of the flowers.

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blog_san antonio wedding video pic 30
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blog_country club wedding video pic 08

With its very symmetrical shape, this all white bouquet is modern & formal.  David Kurio Designs

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 08
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escondido horseshoe bay wedding pic sidni 09

This country club outdoor wedding had soft bursts of color--hydrangeas and tulips from Freytag's Florist in Austin.

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Clink Events Austin Bastrop Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Wedding Pic 03 yellow flower bouquet
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Clink Events Austin Bastrop Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Wedding Pic 15 yellow bouquet

Beautiful Exotic mix of lilies and roses in a very vivid golden yellow and black.    Mandarin Flower Company

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-kourtney amelia

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