I may be daydreaming reflecting on Katie and Brad’s ethereal winter wedding. White and bright, cold and grey but hospitable. Subtle cool tones. These are some of the adjectives I’d use to describe the campus of Notre Dame in winter. At least the campus on the kind of day that Katie and Brad had. It was beautiful to say the least. Warm enough we were able to film outside without gloves. But our ears and hands reminded us it was still winter after a half hour or so. Katie Whitcomb and I had a blast taking photos & filming while Katie & Brad did their part looking great and braving the cold. Kudos to them!
We began the day filming with Katie and her bridal crew getting glammed up at their suite in Hilton Garden Inn. We even got a few of Brad getting suited up with his bro’s. Then it was time for Katie’s big reveal with her father as they shared a first look moments before heading to the church. Their Basilica ceremony was beautiful. The priest shared a some memories from Katie’s time taking his “tree class”. Then he even shared some of Katie’s reflections from her time in class. He incorporated those reflections into their ceremony homily in a beautiful way. Their reception followed at the Gillespie conference center nearby which is perfect for large or intimate events such at theirs.
Their winter wedding film has certain attributes of heavenly grace and sublime beauty. Perhaps a good reflection of Katie and Brad’s married life together!
Dress Christina Wu BridalReception Venue Gillespie Conference Center Ceremony Venue The Basilica Hotel Hilton Garden Inn South Bend Cake Macri’s Italian Bakery Hair and MakeupNicholas J Salon Floral Pollies by PoppyDj ProShow Photography Katie Whitcomb photography Videography Vibrant Video Productions
Molly and Adam’s vow renewal wedding was another story of triumph over adversity in the midst of a very goofy, disruptive wedding season. Molly and Adam were married in a scaled back ceremony on their original wedding day in May. We attended their second celebration including their vow renewal and reception at Trinity Banquet Hall later in September. It was a beautiful, fun wedding day which turned out perfectly. We had a great time filming alongside Soul Creations Photography, real professionals at their craft. Molly and Adam did just a couple of things differently with their ceremony being a vow renewal which was fun. See if you can spot them!
You make me want to say I do! All kidding aside we were blessed to witness James and Mary say their vows. And we were so happy to tell their wedding story. A story that began with many years of friendship and ultimately culminated in a wedding day. James and Mary were reminded by the best man in his speech how important friendship is. He said being a great friend to others before finding your spouse is the best practice for marriage. His belief like mine is that before couples say I do, they should work on the details of friendship. Having a successful marriage depends not so much on emotions but on building and nurturing sustainable relationship. I think James and Mary have this down pat. Just watching them it’s easy to see the joy they have being together. Over years of practice their friendship just flows effortlessly.
Say I do!
Our team began the day with James and Mary at the Basilica bright and early for the 9am ceremony time slot. Mary wore her mothers wedding dress in a touching tribute to her. It was early but the sun was out and the campus was exceptionally beautiful. Outside the Basilica doors Mary and her father had a touching first look before he walked her down the church isle. James and Mary said I do! in touching vows to one another. You don’t often find a couple as sincere as these two and their video shows it.. It was a beautiful ceremony followed by an intimate brunch style reception at the recently renovated Carnegie library events venue in Mishawaka, IN.
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
What a lovely South Bend wedding for Molly and Jake! We were absolutely stunned by the beauty of this summer wedding at St. Joseph Catholic Church and The Gillespie Center, in South Bend, Indiana. Having a beautiful wedding day is a major win, but Molly & Jake as the bride and groom really made the day amazing by just being themselves and showcasing their love for one another! They are a beautiful match as you can tell and as we heard in speeches by their family and friends. Jake’s reaction during the first looks said it all as he was so excited to see Molly for the first time that day.
According to Molly’s mother. Because of the pandemic there were some serious questions about how many guests would even be able to attend the wedding. After downsizing the guest list several times the frustration no doubt was daunting. So when Molly’s mother asked if they wanted to cancel and move the wedding date Molly and Jake both said a resounding NO!! And as amazing as their day was we’re very glad they did. We’re very grateful to have recorded this beautiful wedding for two very persistent and courageous people. And we’re happy they can share their video with their friends and family who weren’t able to attend. Congratulations, Molly and Jake! We are so happy for you, and as the father of the groom said, “your persistence paid off.”
We hope you enjoy watching this wedding video! Thanks to the amazing vendors that helped make the day possible: Videographer Vibrant Video Productions Venue: The Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center Photography: Hey Sister’s Photography DJ: EA Pro Music Cake: C’est La Vie Cakes Floral: Always N BloomWeddings Specialty Items: Burns Rent-Alls Special Events Coordinator Belle Behind the Ball