White winter wedding in December at Union Station in Indianapolis. Good friends we met and enjoy working with. Romantic storybook appeal.

Picture perfect Union Station wedding for Joe and Natasha | Indianapolis, IN

the planning

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!

The location

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:)

Key Vendors

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’s Dress 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

Trailer – Molly & Steve’s fun wedding day

Molly, Steve and their friends were awesome to work with. I could tell at the morning hair and makeup session that everyone was pumped up for the day by the way they cheered non-stop for Molly as she was getting ready at Ado! At the church Steve and his groomsmen had the same outlook with the guys even picking Steve up on their shoulders for a photo op with The Parkers! From the ceremony at Joan of Arc to the reception at Ritz Charles it was a spectacular day with Steve and Molly so happy to marry one another. Enjoy the trailer!

Kalb-Weldy wedding

The Last wedding Vibe Productions taped was Krystal Kalb and Braden Weldy December 6th. This was a unique event for several reasons one being the time of year and there just so happened to be a snow storm that day which made for a really neat look and feel. The other being that the ceremony and reception took place in the same room. For brides wondering whether a late year wedding would be successful I would say the answer is definitely yes. If you don’t mind a little cold weather and snow its really cool.

One thing to consider when doing a winter wedding however is location and I would say the fewer the better! Thats what Krystal thought as well being she had the wedding ceremony and reception at the same location. It was held at the Spohn Ballroom in Goshen, IN. an absolutely beautiful restored ballroom on the top floor of the Spohn building. This facility was recently restored and since then has been booked almost solid for events on weekends. So with some clever set up; Arranging seats in the front for the ceremony and tables previously set in the back the ceremony chairs were simply removed after the ceremony and the tables were slid into place all while guests were in the overflow reception area of the ballroom having appetizers. This was all made to flow smoothly by the staff of Pumpernickle’s Catering of Elkhart who also served an excellent dinner.

Overall it was a very romantic evening seeing the snow fall out the windows on main street below and being warm inside. Braden and Krystal had a wonderful wedding and their guests had a great time dining and celebrating with them. Congrats guys!