We had a blast filming for Brian and Kelly on their picture perfect wedding day at Notre Dame. The day began with Brian and his groomsmen getting prepped and dressed for success at the Morris Inn on campus. We didn’t have to go far to find Kelly and her gals also getting ready at the Morris. There was no shortage of champagne toasts and laughs for this crew. Kelly’s mom and dad, Dan and Colleen were a big part of the morning for her. Kelly’s mom helped her stay calm and get dressed while her dad kept the champagne flowing (from a giant 3L bottle) and the party going!
There was an amazing energy in the room that all began with Kelly and spilled over. She was just so happy and full of joy for the day! This energy led into a raw karaoke version of “Love Story” by Taylor Swift which I was lucky to capture and include in the short film. As an opportunistic filmmaker I love unique wedding day moments. They’re wonderful and should be celebrated!
The whole day was full of beautiful happy moments. From the first look outside in the snow through the ceremony, photos on a very cold campus and ending with an epic dance party at the Morris Inn. Our very best to the new couple. I hope you enjoy reliving all the beautiful, happy moments from your picture perfect wedding day for many years to come!!
It was a perfect December Wedding day for Stephanie and Alex at Holy Cross Church and Palais Royal in South Bend, IN. It was cold for sure but what’s a winter wedding celebration without a little chill!
The day began at the DoubleTree downtown getting hair and makeup done. Stephanie and her ladies were great to work with. Alex’s groomsmen also banded together to support him getting ready over at Holy Cross Church. Alex and Stephanie wrote and read really sweet notes to one another which we incorporated into the film. Stephanie arrived at the church where she shared a touching first look with her dad. This followed shortly thereafter by their traditional catholic wedding ceremony. Once Alex and Stephanie said their I do’s we trucked off to Notre Dame campus with Cat Alkire Photography for wedding party and couple portraits. The light was incredible on campus. It was so sweet it felt like we were in a studio filming models. Between the light and Stephanie and Alex looking super great we got amazing results!
If this all weren’t enough we headed to The Palais for a beautiful evening of dinner and dancing to finish out the perfect December Wedding day. Our best to the new Mr. and Mrs!
Band David Rothstein Cake C’est La Vie Ceremony Venue Holy Cross Church Florist Poppies Hair Hair by Samye Makeup Ashley Urban Artistry Photographer Cat Alkire Photography Stationary Minted Wedding Dress Martin Aliana Bridal Reception Venue Palais Royal Videographer Vibrant Video Productions
Kateri & Chase’s November Wedding Day at Notre Dame was all a November wedding day in Northern Indiana should be filled to the brim with warm hearts and sublime chilly beauty!
There’s something really special about wintery weddings. I find there’s a beautiful contrast between the warm love found in the hearts of the couple and their family and friends to the freezing temps outside. Also something about a cool wedding day makes you feel extra warm inside. We were inside most the day at the couples venues The Basilica and The Blue Heron at Blackthorn enjoying the sights and sounds and moments of their day. However Kateri and Chase did brave the cold for their candid session and were rewarded with stunning results. Sorry your hands turned purple guys but it was worth it!
One of our favorite moments from the day was the letters they read to one another prior to their ceremony. Kateri’s letter was written years ago when she first noticed Chase’s intentions toward marrying her! And through their letters we learned that their faith and hope in God has played a huge role in guiding them together and toward their destiny. It was fitting they were married in the beautiful Basilica on the Campus of Notre Dame. A place they both deeply appreciate and have spent much time praying together. Our best to you Kateri and Chase! May your life be filled with much love and happiness!
A true theme of Zac and Jerica’s wedding event was the timelessness of love. Jerica and Zac met and began a relationship when they were young. Fell apart. Then rediscovered each other years later. Although not all high school romances have this fairy tale ending theirs certainly did. As they say when it’s meant to be it’s meant to be.
Jerica and Zac were very warm and welcoming from the first time we met and made a special effort throughout the day to make everyone feel appreciated. I know Jerica’s mother Cyndy from The University of Notre Dame so I was honored when she asked me to film for Jerica. It was great to get better acquainted with her family and we felt extra appreciated when Jerica’s dad gave us a shout out in his speech. Not only was it fun to film all the heartfelt speeches & events but we got to work alongside the many talented professionals Cyndy has come to know and trust from her work as events coordinator at Notre Dame.
The wedding day was amazing! From getting ready through the reception all the events happened on the campus of Gable Hill Barn. We were blessed with the most beautiful October day and made the best of every minute and every moment along with Jerica and Zac. Our thanks to Jerica, Zac and families for your hospitality and inclusivity. Your story truly is beautiful and reminds us of the timelessness of love. Thanks for trusting us to tell it for you. Join me in helping them celebrate all over again by watching the film!
Dorie and Joe’s South Bend wedding day took place at Notre Dame University and Morris Park Country Club in South Bend, IN. It was a beautiful clear day for their wedding and hot for October! Dorie and Joe were so kind and generous spending time on their day working with us. This allowed us to get all the great poses for their video. We recorded videography for their candid session at the university and then on the golf course at Morris Park prior to their reception. They were very relaxed and natural, laughing the day through and having fun. I often encourage couples not to take the posing session too seriously but to enjoy themselves. Staying relaxed and enjoying the time together will always shine through on the video.
Dorie and Joe’s ceremony was beautiful with many great words spoken by their presider. The following reception was beautiful as well. The Coquillard ballroom at Morris Park lovingly transformed by their white, green and gold table scapes. All illuminated by the sunshine pouring in and reflecting off hundreds of glasses. Prior to the dinner guests enjoyed cocktails and mingled outside on the balcony and in the overflow areas. After dinner there was singing and dancing by Maggie Speaks, plus a very real but fake sparkler exit we recorded at the end of our time. Our best to the new couple and check out some other great events we’ve filmed at Morris Park!
Other Key Vendors include: Wedding Coordinator Angie Anderson, Photography Katie Whitcomb, Reception Venue Morris Park Country Club (Elena Dunn), Band Maggie Speaks – Enough Said Band, Florist Snapdragon
Ryan and Kelly had all the elements of a jaw dropping beautiful outdoor wedding day as they shared personal vows at Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant. Their wedding day was white, bright and beautiful! I was early to the location as planned and captured some stunning imagery from the venue. The vineyard fully loaded with ripe grapes ready for harvest, the reception tables all set and the ceremony space bright white and gleaming in the sun. This set the stage for the epic wedding day that was about to unfold.
Kelly and her girls arrived with great energy and we went right into taking footage of her and her girls posing and getting prepped. Following that we filmed Ryan looking dapper in his tux. From there it was straight into their ceremony where they exchanged thoughtful personal vows. Have I mentioned before how much we love and outdoor wedding and when couples share their own vows? They said I do and shortly thereafter the party was underway! We filmed all the speeches, dancing and important moments until it was time for their faux send off at dusk which was beautiful and unforgettable!