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Corpus Christ Cathedral Wedding Video

The Wedding of Ashley and Nicholas

Nicholas and Ashley’s was a classic wedding with fairytale inspiration. Celebrated in the iconic Corpus Christi Cathedral, all of the details were wrought with romance.

Cathedral
down the aisle

Ashley’s dress was of a ball gown silhouette in white with a gorgeous and modest illusion neckline, statement sleeves, and a cathedral length train. She looked every bit porcelain doll-meets-fairytale princess from her bejeweled tiara and Tiffany pearl necklace to her gorgeous glass slipper-looking shoes.

Actually, the fact is this fairytale began years ago. Ashley and Nicholas met as Best Man and Maid of Honor in relatives’ wedding. They became friends, began dating, and on the anniversary of their first date Nicholas arranged for them to ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

Pearl necklace
ball gown dress

Ashley’s perfect palate was rose, gold, and pink, with lace accents. The bridesmaids donned floor-length gold boatneck sheath gowns with ruching about the waist, a very flattering detail for every frame.

All carried rose bouquets–Ashley’s in white and the bridesmaids in red wrapped with gold. One of my favorite details, though, was the swoon-worthy white rose and baby’s breath crowns gracing the hair of the four lovely little flower girls.

Bridesmaids dresses
Flower girl floral crown

We love the Corpus Christi Cathedral. The sheer size, brilliant stained glass, massive Roman columns, and green marble backdrop make a beautiful setting for weddings.

There is wonderful suspense created the moment the wedding party has all walked down the aisle and everyone stands, all eyes on the dramatic stained glass doors waiting for them to open and reveal that first glimpse of the beautiful bride and her loving father.

stained glass doors
emotional father

The Wedding Reception

The American Bank Center’s Water Garden Room requires little in the way of decoration due to the amazing glass wall overlooking the Harbor Bridge and the bay.

In perfect continuity of style and palate, tables were adorned in gold and lace tablecloths and luscious rose, hydrangea, and carnation centerpieces, and walls were uplit in magenta.

bride's cake
Kiss by cake
Wedding Flowers
wedding kiss

Ashley’s impeccable sense of style and elegance are matched only by her personality of grace and mercy. Everywhere she turned she was giving thanks left and right.

And then she did the loveliest thing of all during the bouquet toss. All the single ladies lined up. But surprisingly instead of tossing the bouquet, in an act of spontaneous cherity, Ashley turned around and handed it to a very special lady, a relative with down syndrome.

tossing the bouquet
Bouquet toss

Following the send-off–which included the guests mass serenading the couple with an acapella version of New York New York–Ashley and Nicolas departed in a limo this time. And it was perfect.

Bride and groom in a limo

And, Nicholas and Ashley lived happily ever after, of course.

Corpus Christi Wedding Video produced by Big Box Pro.

perfect palette

Shelby and Wes’ Marathon Texas Wedding

When Shelby and Wes asked us to shoot their wedding in Marathon, Texas, I was super excited. Because I love West Texas.

Okay, Derrick loves West Texas. And I love Derrick. ‘Cause there’s the stuff you love, and there’s the stuff he loves. And then there’s the stuff you really kinda do love because he loves it. Marriage is like that. But I digress.

Marathon, Texas Sign

Marathon, at an elevation of 4040 feet and located in the Chihuahuan Desert, has a humidity level of like 0% I’m guessing. And though there is a certain kind of beauty to dirt and rocks, and rocks and dirt (and maybe some cactus), Gage Gardens is such a welcoming oasis out there.

fountain, pond, Gage Garden

Shelby & Wes’ perfect palette appropriately reflected the colors of the desert.  Shelby’s dress was traditional white. The gents donned off-white shirts and khakis, and the bridesmaids were so lovely in strapless tea-length light gold frocks with brown sashes.  Florals (none of which the bride’s bouquet contained) were yellow roses and carnations. What’s left? Oh, yes. Green. Green succulents. (Did I mention I love succulents?)

desert wedding colors

Shelby’s bouquet was comprised entirely of greenery, much of it succulents. Their other (and most adorable) use? The guest favors–tiny potted succulents. They looked so precious in their terracotta pots all sprayed in metallic gold. I seriously wanted one. Okay, I wanted all of them.

Succulent Bouquet

potted succulents

Speaking of gifts, how cool is this?  Wes made knives from railroad spikes for each of his groomsmen. The guys were, of course, pretty stoked.

groomsmen gift

Other really awesome not-to-be-overlooked elements include:

  • Boots. Worn by everyone, of course. We’re in West Texas!
  • Poloroid sign-in book (with location-appropriate props),
  • The Best Man’s toast: A song to his baby brother & new sister-in-law (watch it here),
  • And the ever-popular sparkler send-off.

Boots, Sign-in book, Sparkler

So here is Shelby & Wes’ Marathon, Texas Wedding Highlight. If you enjoy watching it half as much as we enjoyed making it, then we did pretty good.

Marathon, Texas wedding highlight film.

Shelby and Wes wanted their closest friends and family to enjoy West Texas and the Big Bend. These two had a beautiful wedding day.

Church – First Methodist Church – Marathon, Texas
Reception – Gardens at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas

Music Selections
West Texas Moon – by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Used with permission. http://azpeacemakers.com/
Sparks – Instrumental by LIGHTS & MOTION. Licensing with – The Music Bed

 

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Marathon Texas Wedding Video

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