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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Event Design & Coordination:
Officiant: Father Ruben Patino
Soloist: Addison Myrick (who also happens to be a local ATX photographer)
Videographer: Mason Jar Films
Hair and Make-up:
Music by Humming House
Licensed through The Music Bed