Mallory and Carson’s Union Station wedding day was epic! The Union Station at Crown Plaza has long been one of our favorite places to film. It’s just one of those places that has a special energy and is amazing for events.
As we know 2020 was a year for small gatherings and therefore more modest wedding events. Mallory and Carson’s wedding was kinda a triumph over wedding limitations if there was one. Big venue in the city, hundreds of guests and a big beautiful wedding party! It felt great not to have any limitations in celebrating with them. Not to mention the weather was spot on. We took full advantage of that great weather being outdoors for Mallory and Carson’s first look in the ally next to Omni Hotel plus we visited the war memorial plus the circle for photos/video. It was your perfect Indianapolis wedding day for the perfect couple. Cheers to you Mallory & Carson and thanks for inviting us to be part of your beautiful wedding day!!
I just don’t have the words after listening to and editing the speeches from Anna and John’s wedding. Anna’s mother, John’s dad and their other family and friends delivered some beautiful heartfelt toasts. Most of which I didn’t have time to include in the highlights. But all of which were wonderful and are included in their full length documentary. There’s just something really special about a wedding speech that comes from the heart. And they all did for Anna and John. In fact I challenge you to watch this film and not get misty eyed at Lisa’s remarks for her daughter. I must warn you though if you’re feeling a little extra emotional maybe grab a Kleenex or two because it may bring you to tears! Yes there are packets of those specially for weddings 🙂
Anna’s grandfather also officiated a beautiful ceremony that culminated with the hilarious “ok that’s enough” after the first kiss. It was also pretty dang sweet to witness Ana and her grandfather’s first look. I heard him whisper during their first look “I’m nervous” to which Anna replied “but you’ve preached many weddings right”? He replied “yes but it’s different when you get to marry your granddaughter”. Super sweet, but if granddad was still nervous during the actual ceremony we couldn’t tell. It very beautiful and went off without a hitch.
Another highlight for me was filming the interaction between John and Anna’s brother. They enjoyed some bonding time horsing around and sparring before the ceremony. This was really indicative of the ease with which everyone had with us which helped make our time a blast! So I’d like to say thanks to the bride and groom for being so easy to work with. And a huge thank you to MOB Lisa for doing an amazing job planning and pulling off a beautiful wedding in the midst of a pandemic. And for generously hosting us there.
Cheers to Anna and John, we hope you all enjoy the film!
Oh the urgency of love! We were so happy to share Carrie and Mark’s Wedding Film. It took a lot for them to keep their wedding plans intact during the pandemic but they pulled it off! Carrie and Mark were our first clients back from the extended shut down. Their wedding was early in June when no one really knew what was going on in the pandemic. And there was no definitely no road map for hosting a wedding in a pandemic. When the whole world was hiding inside from fear and there wasn’t even any mask wearing yet because no-one knew about that. Pretty much all my weddings that year had been postponed and I was just looking at my schedule like really? Carrie and Mark haven’t postponed? Wow! I emailed to be sure and yes they were getting married!
It was uncharted territory but God gave us all courage and showed us the way. From large last minute changes like a new wedding venue to small adjustments such as seating arrangements and elbows rather than handshakes they made it work. The best part is they made the best of every minute! Carrie said “now that I’ve found the one I love I don’t want to put off getting married any longer. Now more than ever I realize how important it is to spend time with the people we love. ”
The biggest take away for me is I was really struck by the beauty of Carrie’s words. We should all be impacted by the urgency of love. Don’t put off until tomorrow the chance to love. What a beautiful take away from all this. Congrats Carrie and Mark!
Check out some of our other films we’ve done at Avon gardens if you’re here reading and interested in the space!
The Vendors! Venue Avon Gardens Catering Kahn’s Catering Photography Nate Crouch Entertainment Grapevine Productions Lodging Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center… Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions
Wow, a picture perfect union station wedding for the perfect couple! We got to know Joe and Natasha through our friends Amanda and Greg. We filmed for Amanda & Greg several years ago and then for Greg’s sister and her husband. Come to find out Joe works with Greg, so it was great to make the circle of friends larger!
When I met Joe and Natasha a year before their wedding at a Starbucks in Castleton Square it didn’t take long to realize they have a beautiful chemistry. And just hearing about their wedding day plans I could tell it would amazing. Natasha is a wedding planner professionally. She wasn’t overbearing at all as you might think a planner/bride would be. She naturally had a clear vision for what her day and what it would look like. And Joe bless him wasn’t slack he was right there with her working hard on the planning! When they told me their wedding was at one of my all time favorite venues Union Station – I seriously couldn’t wait to secure the date for them.
the wedding day
We were present to film starting with the wedding party getting ready at the nearby Omni Hotel. Once ready Natasha & Joe had their first look then all the bridesmaids and groomsmen piled in the party bus. We took video downtown at monument circle and the nearby Memorial Park. Both were beautiful locations. We filmed beautiful candid’s and formals alongside Sami of Sami Renee Photography who was great as ever. After the first look and pictures we headed back to Union Station for the entire day. The ceremony was beautiful and included music by a 4 piece ensemble. Surrounded by friends and family Joe and Natasha said their vows, exchanged rings, kissed and we got their party started! Cocktails were in the adjoining room while the staff at Union Station flipped the ballroom to reveal a beautiful set up. After followed dinner, speeches, cake cutting, toasts, and of course dancing! It was an evening and event to remember!
With their wedding being in December it had romantic Christmas wedding vibe built in. The weather was nice with perfect light for cinematography. Add to that the storybook appeal of the historic Union Station. Did I mention we love Union Station? There aren’t many places like it. Beautiful candles and warm gold light inside gave the grand hall at Historic Union Station it’s signature guided age glow. All this to say Natasha and Joe had a very epic, very beautiful Indianapolis wedding day. Working with these two was an absolute joy! We wish them all best!
If you’re reading this and interested in hosting a Union Station wedding check out some of these other weddings we’ve filmed there for inspiration:)
VenueGrand Hall at the Historic Union Station Photography Sami Renee Photography Planning Natasha Esselborn Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions Cake Classic Cakes Catering Union Station Entertainment DJ Willie Matis Florist Meg Catherine Flowers Bride’sDress Marie Gabriel Couture Jewelry Shane Co. Tux Men’s Wearhouse Cake Classic Cakes Coordinator Jessica Dum Invitations Pickle Prints Calligraphy Alysha Johnson Stationary Dana Osborne Designs