We could tell right away Emily and Evan were prepped for wedding day success. They had a lovely Heart City wedding all ready to roll and a fun wedding party to hang with. It was easy to tell they are both very loved by their many friends and family who joined them on their day.
We were fortunate to have plenty of help in planning from Emily’s mother who was so on it. I love working with a mother of the bride like Julie. She didn’t fret about the details she just planned and got it done! And things went great. I think a bride can be her own worst enemy with overthinking details. It’s not her fault but because the wedding day is so important to her she can over think the small stuff. Sometimes a bride needs to just let her mom run with it. Mom’s are usually right and have way more life experience making tough choices. Plus they aren’t as emotionally attached to the decisions. They know a good deal when they see it and don’t hesitate!
Our time started with Emily and her ladies at the Blown Away hair and makeup salon in South Bend. It was here they prepped for wedding day success. I can never overstate the importance of getting ready time for your wedding filmmaker and photographer. Bottom line not only is it the most artistic opportunity for your filmmaking. It’s also when the wedding day starts becoming real for the bride. She can physically see the transformation beginning and the excitement becomes palpable. There was a great vibe that morning as the ladies got their pretty on. I’ve often filmed brides prepping with just a friend but it’s especially fun when a bride’s full squad is there to support her. In addition to being fun having more support helps ease tension by bringing normalcy to the days events.
Evan was getting ready and hanging with his groomsmen while waiting for the days events to begin. With the guys it’s always less about appearance and more about jokes and camaraderie. The camaraderie was awesome and seemed to keep Evan calm. He was relaxed and enjoying his last moments of singleness, giving gifts to his groomsmen, writing a letter to Emily and suiting up for the day. Some of his closest confidants were there for him as I’m sure they had been through the years. As a groom of course you want friends you trust there at this crucial point of the day.
Our best to the new Mr and Mrs! May you have many years of post wedding day success together.