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Prepped for wedding day success! Emily and Evan | Married in Elkhart, IN

We could tell right away Emily and Evan were prepped for wedding day success. They had a lovely Heart City wedding all ready to roll and a fun wedding party to hang with. It was easy to tell they are both very loved by their many friends and family who joined them on their day.

Thanks mom!

We were fortunate to have plenty of help in planning from Emily’s mother who was so on it. I love working with a mother of the bride like Julie. She didn’t fret about the details she just planned and got it done! And things went great. I think a bride can be her own worst enemy with overthinking details. It’s not her fault but because the wedding day is so important to her she can over think the small stuff. Sometimes a bride needs to just let her mom run with it. Mom’s are usually right and have way more life experience making tough choices. Plus they aren’t as emotionally attached to the decisions. They know a good deal when they see it and don’t hesitate!

Bride prep

Our time started with Emily and her ladies at the Blown Away hair and makeup salon in South Bend. It was here they prepped for wedding day success. I can never overstate the importance of getting ready time for your wedding filmmaker and photographer. Bottom line not only is it the most artistic opportunity for your filmmaking. It’s also when the wedding day starts becoming real for the bride. She can physically see the transformation beginning and the excitement becomes palpable. There was a great vibe that morning as the ladies got their pretty on. I’ve often filmed brides prepping with just a friend but it’s especially fun when a bride’s full squad is there to support her. In addition to being fun having more support helps ease tension by bringing normalcy to the days events.

groom prep

Evan was getting ready and hanging with his groomsmen while waiting for the days events to begin. With the guys it’s always less about appearance and more about jokes and camaraderie. The camaraderie was awesome and seemed to keep Evan calm. He was relaxed and enjoying his last moments of singleness, giving gifts to his groomsmen, writing a letter to Emily and suiting up for the day. Some of his closest confidants were there for him as I’m sure they had been through the years. As a groom of course you want friends you trust there at this crucial point of the day.

Our best to the new Mr and Mrs! May you have many years of post wedding day success together.

Pete & Molly’s Indianapolis Wedding at Scottish Rite and Indianapolis Central Library

With all the elements of a show stopping wedding day Molly & Pete’s wedding was the toast of the town! There were a lot of moving parts with a giant, fun wedding party and several locations but Indy Gigz did an amazing job of coordinating the multi-site event and it went off without a glitch.

Molly and Pete

We started the day filming Molly and Pete and their bridesmaids and groomsmen getting ready at The Alexander Hotel (guys) and the Omni Hotel (ladies). Molly gifted Pete with an amazing Omega watch and he gave her a second diamond ring!Pete's Watch

The wedding ceremony was beautiful and hosted at Indianapolis Central Library in the historic Simon Reading Room. Followed by their equally beautiful reception at the nearby Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Wedding Table Arrangement

Check out this short Teaser Film from their day!

 

Ceremony: Indianapolis Central Library
Reception: Scottish Rite

Accent Floral Design Band: Living Proof
Videography: Vibrant Videography
Hair Stylist: Ro Bourke
DJ: Track 7
Bagpiper: Gordon Pipers
Catering and Cake: Kahns
Make-up Artist: Tara Dumser
Transportation: Antique Limo
Paper Products: Wild Rabbit Press

Ana & Drew’s Lovely Ballroom Wedding Day

Ana and Drew’s romantic fall wedding took place at the Basilica and the Dahnke Ballroom in Notre Dame, Ind. Every elegant detail came together beautifully for a perfect Wedding weekend. Their classic Notre Dame wedding was full of love and care which mirrors the way Ana and Drew treat one another with so much love and respect.

 

Emily and Mark’s Beautiful Spring Wedding Day Film

Emily and Mark had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Morris Inn, two of our favorite wedding venues. I thought the speech by Emily’s father shared at the reception was especially moving. He said “Emily has always been a perfectionist. This is evident in all aspects of her life from her gymnastics to even packing a suitcase.. so it’s no surprise to me she picked Mark.” What a great compliment to them both! It was a joy sharing the day with Mark and Emily, laughing with them and seeing them enjoy the whole event. Check out their feature film!

Cake Macri’s 

Florist Poppies

Hair Nicholas J. Salon

Photography Katie Whitcomb Photography

Venue Morris Inn

Band Bluewater Kings Band

Videographer Vibrant Video Productions