It’s not often that we are sad when a wedding is over. For us, it’s an 8 hour day (minimum) and we are on our feet running around like crazy people. Most of the time, we are glad when the day is over because that means we get to go to bed and recover.
This wedding, however, was a very different experience.
While on vacation, last month, I received a phone call from Megan at The Event Company asking if we were available to do a video on June 22nd in Midland. Fortunately, the date was open and we were able to book.
We arrived at the hotel where Shelbi was getting ready at about 3:30, just as hair and makeup were getting finished up and just in time for the dress.
Shelbi was, certainly, a stunning bride.
From there, we made a run over to the venue where things proceeded rapidly.
Kessler’s Hall was where the ceremony and reception were to take place. Megan and her crew did an incredible job. Anyone who had been there before would have found it to be unrecognizable.
At the reception, Caleb surprised his bride during their first dance. Instead of the DJ playing the scheduled song for the first dance, he, instead played a song that Caleb wrote for the occasion. That was a priceless moment that we were thrilled to have been a part of. It is also the song that was used in their spotlight.
Thomas Ross (the photographer) and his wife Erika were great to work with. They went out of their way to work with us, not just along side us. By the end of the night, we were wishing that we had the time just to hang out.
The last thing that really set this wedding apart was when, at the end of the reception, Caleb approached us asked if we had enjoyed ourselves, if we had been taken care of, and if there was anything we needed. That is a gesture that is rare and it did not go amiss.
The last mention I want to make is a special thanks to John Moore for helping us out as a third shooter. He was great to be around and was super helpful.
All in all, it was a great experience and one that I am glad to have been a part of.
Photographer: Thomas Ross (Thomas Ross Photography)
Wedding Coordinator: Megan Rowe (The Event Company)