I think Abbi’s dad said it best at their reception. In marriage don’t find that someone you think you can live with but find the someone you can’t live without. Isn’t that a beautiful statement? I believe it’s definitely the case for Abbi and Dom. They go together like like salt and pepper. 🙂
Abbi and Dom were introduced to me through our mutual friend and their photographer Sarah Sage. She said I’ve got this great couple I’d like you to meet, I love me some Abbi and Dom! So we met over zoom chat and hit it off really well. They described a kind of carefree special event focused on their love for one another and for those people special to them. Naturally I said of course, that sounds great let’s do it!
We wound up having a beautiful day with Abbi and Dom. The weather cooperated and all went according to schedule. The day began at DoubleTree Hotel in South Bend, IN. The guys and girls were getting ready in nearly conjoining conference rooms there. We moved Abbi up to her hotel room to take advantage of the natural light for her dress shots. All the ladies and guys did a cheers together and the stage was set for their ceremony. Their ceremony was at the Basilica at Notre Dame. We did photos all over Notre Dame campus then circled back to the DoubleTree in the atrium for their reception. Abbi and Dom and their party where so chill and easy to film all day. They all did an amazing job. At sunset we went out and filmed them showcasing their newly married together glam in front of the reflective wall there. Let me tell you they killed it! Cheers to the new couple.
Katie’s dad said he never thought anyone would be good enough for his little girl. This was his thought process about first meeting her then boyfriend Brett. And so he didn’t expect to like Brett! It’s hard for us girl dad’s to imagine who will take our daughters hand someday. I mean that’s a huge thing. Handing over the responsibility of someone so dear to another person. Someone you must trust will look after her like you do. Will treat her with the love and respect she deserves. It’s just a bit hard to picture that day even though as dad’s we know that it’s good and the day is coming. I pray for the right one for my little girl.
Perhaps these are some of the hesitations Katie’s dad was feeling when meeting Brett for the first time. He described Katie as kind, compassionate, talented and intelligent. It’s obvious Katie has always been the apple of his eye and he wasn’t about to accept just any guy for her. He would have to be a good one. And thankfully Katie found a great guy in Brett. Some of the words used to describe him were genuine, kind, considerate, intelligent, a great sense of humor and optimistic. So, fortunately Brett made a good impression and as they say the rest was history!
Katie and Brett both attended Notre Dame where they met and fell in love their freshman year. They wanted to have their wedding on campus where they shared many special memories. They had a beautiful wedding with colors Slate blue, white and greenery. Their day began at the Morris Inn on campus. The ceremony was at the Basilica of the sacred heart and the reception at Danke Ballroom in the Stadium. All hosted by Venue ND.
Vendors: Videography Vibrant Video Productions Linens BBJ Linens Reception location Dahnke Ballroom Officiant Father Pete McCormick Invitations Banter & Charm Hair/makeup Salon Nouveau Grooms attire Men’s Wearhouse Florist Poppies by Polly Entertainment Bluewater Kings Band Ceremony location Basilica of the Sacred Heart Catering University Catering Sweets Macri’s Bridesmaids Dress Sorrella Vite Bride’s shoes Bella Belle Shoes
Here’s some other amazing videos we’ve filmed at Notre Dame!
Composing Bryan and Kathryn’s wedding film was like putting together a puzzle picture! Bryan said during his vows that after their first date he knew a future love with Kathryn was inevitable. Kathryn replied that she couldn’t put adequately put words to her love, it was easier to describe it with moments or pictures if you will. Glances, laughs, winks, long hikes together etc.
I hope when you watch the video you will better understand that means. That’s what I love about making wedding films. It’s like painting a picture it starts very undefined and through the process of refining becomes a complete picture.
editing or composing?
I never know what direction the film or story may take until I arrive on the wedding day. I still don’t really know when the filming is done. The discovery mostly happens during the process of editing. I might say selection and arranging is a more appropriate description than editing. Editing sounds so mechanical and removed. When making a wedding film you have to compose the video. Like a music composer a good video editor must feel the work.
putting the pieces together!
With the help of God I take on the composition process with great care, a few ideas and a desire to achieve the best result. I take the many parts of the wedding day and piece them together until I see the puzzle completed. Bryan and Kathryn’s puzzle began from their first meeting or before in their life journey which prepared them for meeting. Our puzzle began with a hundred beautiful little pieces of video and memories from their wedding. Speeches and memories shared by family and friends. Things the couple shared in their own words. Pictures of them interacting, images of the things they chose to include in the day.
When I first met Bryan and Kathryn I could tell they were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed getting to know them. They hosted a beautiful wedding at Hidden Hollow Farm. Check out some other beautiful weddings we’ve filmed at wedding barn venues. Cheers to the the newlyweds!
It was a pleasure to create one of the sweetest wedding films for one of the sweetest couples Jacob and Annie! They came to us through another wonderful couple we filmed for years ago Sarah & Daniel. Throughout Jacob and Annie’s wedding day everyone around them were just so happy for them. It may have been a bit embarrassing but whenever they showed affection the whole party would start cheering and egging them on.
Jacob’s sister Mckenzie told a really sweet story about them at their reception. On a family vacation together Mckenzie and her sister observed the couple sitting on a dock overlooking a lake at sunset. According to her it was like a moment you see in the movies. She said and I quote “they were looking at one another kinda bashful then looking again doing that whole in love thing.” McKenzie then turned to her sister and said “if they don’t get married then there is no hope for anyone else!” Lol, as it turns out there is hope for the rest of us. It was at that exact same time Jacob and Annie were thinking the same thing. It was at that was the moment they knew they wanted to be married.
Isn’t that cool? It’s more than a coincidence but destiny. Jacob’s two sisters were witness to a life changing moment for their brother and Annie. Not only were they witnesses but they were taking part by thinking the same thing at the same time. So another thing we noticed is Jacob and Annie are not only one of the sweetest couples but a lot of fun! We had a blast filming portraits of them and their wedding party. It was a cold wintery day in December but we all braved the weather. Soul Creations wedding photography and I got great results filming their candid session. This because Jacob, Annie, us and wedding party forgot the cold and just had a great time! The results were stunning, fun beautiful shots to help create one of the sweetest wedding films.
We wrapped up the day with dinner, speeches and dancing. Then sent them on their way in a surprise getaway near the end of the reception. Our best to the new Mr. and Mrs Bohannon! Keep showing us a wonderful example of love. Continue to embody the beauty of love and life. Stay true to one another and keep the flame of your affection alive. And to Jacob’s sister. There is hope for all of us!