Posts tagged #Big Cedar Wedding

Callie + Tim // Integrity Hills Wedding Film

Have you ever met someone that’s so dang nice, and kind, and caring, and genuine that you just wanna hug ‘em as soon as you meet ‘em? Yeah, that’s both Callie and Tim, and I felt as though all was right in the world when these two celebrated their nuptials at Integrity Hills.

A chance encounter at a wedding sparked a long-distance relationship, spanning from Georgia to Missouri. Now, it takes a powerful kind of love to not only survive — but thrive — in such a scenario, but that’s exactly what these two were prepared to deliver. With frequent cross-country trips under their belts and a passion that wasn’t dimming in the slightest, there was only one thing left to do . . .

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Ashton + Chad // Top of the Rock, Branson Wedding Film

From the very first details of Ashton and Chad’s Big Cedar Lodge wedding hitting my inbox, I could predict that the day was going to be, well, epic. And I don’t use that word lightly, dear reader(s). As it turns out, with a team of elite vendors working behind the scenes and Social Graces at the helm, the festivities couldn’t have gone any smoother.

At the end of our 14-hour day, Emily Nicole and I stood at the entrance to Top of the Rock and remarked at how flawlessly everything came together. From the insane floral work of Poppy’s Garden adorning every nook and cranny, to Elevate Entertainment rocking the house deep into the A.M., it was almost as awe-inspiring as the undeniable love on display between Ashton and Chad.

Almost.

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Alexandra + Lazaro // Top of the Rock Wedding Film

If I told you that Alexandra and Lazaro’s Top of the Rock wedding day ended with the wildest, craziest reception of 2018, well, that would also be the biggest understatement of 2018.

But let’s jump back to the beginning of the day, where these two Miami, Florida natives stood across from one another — in an empty chapel soon to be packed to the brim with family and friends — and exchanged personal vows. Based on hanging out with these two as they got ready, I could already tell that the rest of the day would be lively to say the least; but this quiet moment proved to be the most poignant.

And that’s what made the reception so infectiously enjoyable. These families were full of so much passion, that Sheri Holloway and I couldn’t help but join in on the dance floor and bust out some moves as Elevate Entertainment rocked the house. We ended up parting ways around midnight, but legend has it that Alexandra, Lazaro and their loved ones are still partying to this day . . .

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Jennifer + Graeme // Top of the Rock Wedding Film

Upon walking into Jennifer's cabin on the morning of the big day, she greeted me with curlers in her hair and a raspy voice from being sick. Her bubbly personality shined right through, however, and I don't think I ever saw that smile leave her face. Meanwhile, Graeme sat down and nervously opened the letter he had received from his soon-to-be bride. When he barely made it through the first sentence without tearing up, I knew that the rest of the day would be magical.

After tying the knot in Top of the Rock's hilltop chapel, the party transitioned to Big Cedar's brand-new Outdoor Shooting Academy, which was set up for a stellar reception and glorious sunset that nearly rivaled the magnitude of Jennifer and Graeme's love for one another.

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Chad + Candice // Big Cedar Branson Wedding Film

Cue the waterworks.

The love that Chad and Candice share is not only unquestionable, it's downright radiant. Seriously, the moment these two met under the warm, glistening trees of Big Cedar Lodge for their first look, their smiles never wavered. And when Candice busted out her heartfelt vows to Chad? Pshhh. I might have teared up a bit. (Viewers, insert "ugly cry" here.)

Despite some threatening clouds early on -- which actually helped cool things off a bit -- the whole day was magical from beginning to end. During the ceremony, the chapel at Integrity Hills was drenched in the setting-sun's glowing departure, enhancing the already-beautiful interior. Top that off with a reception featuring a stunning view of the lake, amazing food and lovely weather, and you could claim that this wedding was just about perfect.

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