Sometimes in order to create something beautiful you need to have a vision before you create. Lexi’s dad mentioned in his father of the bride speech that when they walked into the barn for the first time to visit it was a cold winter day and he had a hard time envisioning how it would look and feel for the wedding but was he was blown away by the outcome on the wedding day! Lexi and her mother along with their vendors & St. Joe Farm had that vision and left no stone unturned with creating the picture perfect wedding day!
Lexi chose a lovely earth tone color palette of navy, cinnamon, orange and gold accented with their floral that suited the venue and season. The bridesmaids dresses were cinnamon orange which was a hard color to describe but looked amazing! Although they hosted their wedding ceremony off site at St. Puis X Catholic Church they did their wedding prep at St. Joe Farm in an adjacent structure designated for a bride/groom suite. After the ceremony we returned directly to the farm for their wedding pictures and reception celebration.
St. Joe farm is really special as it’s a barn space but a massive space, with lot’s of room overhead not interrupted by a loft. It’s also an original wood structure dating back 100 plus years. And in addition there’s plenty of unique spaces around the farm for your photography sessions. One location that really jumps out is a hay mow that can open up for a photo in another small barn on the property. You can see this in the very last scene of Lexi and Brock’s film. Having great photo settings is huge when you’re looking at a rural venue where you will be all day and won’t have time to travel to another photo site because you’re out in the country and there isn’t other options. So if you’re looking for a barn wedding venue to host a good sized crowd it’s definitely one to look at.
Cake Macri’s Italian Bakery Catering Navarre Catering Hair Kellie Mullins Brides Dress Something Blue Bridal Makeup Four Lady Events Photography Katie Whitcomb Photography Brides Shoes Nina Shoes Florist Poppies by Polly Brides Jewelry Simply Yours Bridal
Molly and Adam’s wedding was another story of triumph over adversity in the midst of a very goofy, disruptive wedding season! Molly and Adam were married in a scaled back ceremony on their original wedding day in May. This was right when restrictions were so tight however they couldn’t invite many friends or family so they hosted a second celebration of their vow renewal and reception party later in September. It was a beautiful, fun wedding day which we were so happy to attend and film for them. They did just a couple of things differently from their first ceremony being a vow renewal which was fun and thoughtful, see if you can spot them!
Erica and Greg had a bumpy road to their wedding day thanks to circumstances beyond their control. First off their wedding got postponed, fortunately for us we were free on their new date and could still film for them. After rescheduling their date the University had a mandatory lockdown go into effect and had to shut down their reception venue and hotel just two weeks prior to the event! The university event professionals were so gracious and so helpful as always with providing transportation and other free services to help facilitate their switch to a new venue format. However with only 8 days to go before the wedding Erica’s mother aka (rockstar) wedding planner went into high gear searching out and booking a new venue. Keep in mind this includes updates from vendors to change the lighting, food service, flowers and room dressing, not to mention updating all the guests to a new hotel! Long story short they were able to pull it all off and hosted a really breathtaking wedding. Funny story during the FOB speech Erica’s dad got emotional when thanking the vendors and quipped he’s probably the first dad ever to cry at a wedding while talking about the vendor team!
We couldn’t have been more happy to be there for them to see their day unfold and to create a beautiful film to describe their wedding day. Cheers to you Eric and Greg, we love you guys!
We were blessed to be a small part of Mary and Jame’s marriage story. One that began with years of friendship ultimately culminating in a wedding day. James and Mary were reminded by the best man in his speech and we agree that friendship in marriage is so important and that having a successful marriage depends on building and nurturing that friendship. I think these two will have no trouble with that! Just watching them it’s easy to see the pure joy they have being together and see how their friendship flows effortlessly.
Our team Zarah & Sam began the day with James and Mary at the Basilica bright and early for the 9am ceremony time slot. Outside the Basilica doors Mary and her father had their first look before he walked her down the isle to see James! It was a beautiful ceremony followed by a brunch style reception at the recently renovated Carnegie library events center in South Bend.
Coordinator BelleBehindtheBall Ceremony Venue The Basilica of the Sacred Heart Reception Venue Carnegie Special Events Floral Poppies Cake C’est La Vie Video Vibrant Video Productions Photography Arielle Peters