Sometimes our clients come to us with love stories that may have been a year in the making. Or seven years in the making....or even a lifetime, like in the case of several childhood-sweetheart weddings we have filmed. However, the love story we are about to share with you today is extremely unique: it began even before the bride and groom were born. As Emily and Keith were planning their wedding, they discovered their families had been good friends and had run in the same circles for generations--one example being that Keith now works in the same place that Emily's grandfather had worked for 30 years. Keith's mother grew up next door to Emily's great-grandmother. A family heirloom that had been gifted from Emily's family to Keith's family many years ago stood in the entrance to the reception as a physical symbol of how "God had a hand” in their love story all along. Their officiant, Jon Dansby, said it best when he said that “What it really means is that God is writing Emily and Keith a special story, for his glory and for their joy."
Please enjoy their wedding video--filmed at UBC and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. It is truly a wedding celebrating the heritage, legacy, and faith in God that brought this couple together. [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/136293152[/vimeo] Did you like the music? Be sure to check out the soundtrack artists whose music was licensed for this wedding video through MusicBed: Humming House "Say I Do" Future of Forestry "You" (piano and strings version) Andrew Belle "All Those Pretty Lights" Benjamin Dunn "Sweetest Thing"
Emily took special care to make sure that her guests would enjoy all the serendipitous details that brought the couple together. The ceremony site, UBC, was chosen for of two reasons: it was where the groom was baptized as well as where Emily's grandparents were married in 1947. The bride placed her grandmother's wedding dress and photos from that 1947 wedding at the entrance to the UBC sanctuary. The bridesmaids wore sparkling gold gowns and the flower girls donned flower crowns but nothing was more radiant than the bride in a pair of Kendra Scott earrings.
Guests gathered for the reception at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. They danced the night away surrounded by marble walls engraved with famous quotes professing love for the state of Texas. The couple danced their first dance in front of a two-story granite wall chiseled with the most perfect Barbara Jordan quote: "I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that there are no limits." With the way their story has begun, we truly believe that there are no limits for this special couple.
Emily and Keith,
Thank you for allowing us to create your wedding video. We love that the city of Austin has been such a special place for your families, and we look forward to hearing how your story will continue in the years to come. We wish you all the best!
the Mason Jar Team
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