Marcus and Laura travelled from the Dallas area to the hill country of Austin for their wedding celebration. If you haven't seen our first post about their wedding, you're welcome to check out here. Marcus' older brother performed the ceremony, and he told Laura that she should know how much she was loved by Marcus--as a golf enthusiast, it was a big sacrifice to miss the tournament that was happening that weekend. We could tell he wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else, though--as soon as Marcus saw Laura, he was enraptured with her from the start.
Laura had a neat little surprise for Marcus, though--Check out this groom's cake!
Can we just say this is the cutest use of cake balls that we've ever seen? Nice work!
One of their dear friends sang in the ceremony, and it seemed to be a fitting way to begin their film. Their day began very quiet and reserved as the rain came down outside--and the amazing team at DFW events and Escondido Golf Club were on the spot with a rain plan to sheild the reception under a tent and bring the ceremony indoors. The indoor location for the ceremony was no let-down, though--it was a cathedral style room with a large fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out across the green landscape--so plenty of outdoor light still fell on the family as they gathered to watch Marcus and Laura say 'I do.'
The party cranked up afterwards with Top, a band from DFW. The family put out a super cute sign encouraging girls to ditch their high heels for flip flops and have a good time. The glow-sticks came out about 10 o'clock, and some very creative guests created some crazy glow-hats like we've never seen before.
"You have my heart for the rest of our lives"
One of my favorite moments in this film comes as Laura was getting ready. Marcus had written her a note, and he agreed to read it out loud for us to add as a voice-over narration for the moments where Laura prepared to walk down the aisle. I also used the narration to finish the film. While I love using officiant narration for our films, I think that using the voice of the bride and groom resonates so strongly in the story. It is my hope that when Laura and Marcus sit together watching this film as they grow older that they would continue to not only reflect on the love they shared that day while hearing each other's voice, but that they would continue to be encouraged and strengthened to love each other with confidence and purpose as they move forward. I want Laura and Marcus to see the faces of the people who have loved them so well--parents, siblings, friends--and be refreshed as they remember being loved with such kindness by so many people. I also want their children to grow up watching this film and hearing how fiercely and tenderly their father spoke about his love for their mother, and for that example of love to be passed down for generations as they share this story with their kids and grandkids. That's one of the reasons I love filmmaking--photographs are meant to be studied in-depth and at length, but films can help you re-live not just the sights, but also the sounds of these important moments.
I can't forget to mention that the slo-mo of Laura and Marcus running through their line of friends during the sparkler exit has me in tears every time I watch it, especially when Laura hugs her bridesmaid & then Marcus hugs his father-in-law and you can see him mouthing the words "thank you."
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Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657
Event Planning and Design: DFW Events Ceremony and Reception: Escondido Photography: Taylor Lord Makeup: Rochelle Rae Reception Entertainment: Top Floral: Petal Pushers Lighting: FILO Bride's Cake: Cocoa Paloma Desserts Groom's Cake: Creme de la Cookie Linens: BBJ Rentals: Outback Rentals Ceremony Sound: Groove Labs Cocktail Musician: Danny Shoemaker Transportation: R&R Limousine and Bus