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
Rosemary and Greg hosted their pitch perfect wedding day at the University of Notre Dame where they both attended school. The day began with Rosemary getting ready fine tuning all the details hair, make up etc. Rosemary and her ladies had a chill attitude and enjoyed all the moments and laughs with the cameras rolling. After Rosemary’s first look with her dad we scuttled over to the Basilica to get some coverage of the main man (the groom) Greg getting prepped for the ceremony. There wasn’t much time to get shots in the Basilica due to the current restrictions in place. Fortunately for us we work at the Basilica often see more of our ND weddings here! and have an efficient routine to get ready there. We were able to get all set up in time and got great looks with Greg!
As Greg and Rosemary met one another singing in the choir at ND they wanted to make a special nod to that by singing a song together on campus. They also included members of their wedding party and friends who were in choir with them. The group sang at the famed Grotto on campus while onlookers stood around and admired them. It was a beautiful moment and a perfect, emotive score to begin their film with. So kudos to the couple for trying something different on their wedding day, and for doing a beautiful job with it!! Check out their short film.
Key Vendors that helped make the day a complete success include.
Planner and Coordinator Angie with Belle Behind the Ball Photographer Sarah Sage Photography Reception Venue Richelle with Palais Royale Dj Jim Rnner In-Tune DJ Service Videographer Vibrant Productions Catering Navarre Hospitality Church Venue Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame Hair Tiaras & Veils Hair Artistry Cake C’est La Vie
Wow, did we love working with these two! And how fortunate we were to be apart of the day. Their wedding was a beautiful summer day with record high temps and equally scorching imagery!! Check out this short trailer first!
Getting ready was a blast at the Morris Inn with beautiful natural light moments filming the lovely bride and handsome groom. We soaked up all the fun along with their wedding party and talented photographers Katie & Chris Whitcomb who always arrange the activities and details to look the finest. Do I have to mention how great it is to have talented, experienced and helpful photographers for your event? Ok, let’s go ahead and show you the Trailer Film then if you have a few extra minutes go ahead and watch their Feature Film as well!