When I first arrived to the air bnb Shannon and her ladies were at Shannon was readying for the champagne spray and toast. I grabbed my camera jumped out of the car and yelled wait for me! I’m glad I was there to catch it as it was an awesome scene to begin the day with.
After cleaning any excess champagne off of their hands Shannon and the bridesmaids began getting ready as we went into filming the details! Shannon’s mother helped her into the dress and it was time for the big reveal. Katie from OMG photography did a great job positioning the bridesmaids at the bottom of the stairs while Shannon walked down to them. All the ladies swooned over seeing her in the dress the first time. It was definitely a highlight of the morning!
Meanwhile Christopher was getting prepped and hanging at the Morris Inn on campus with his guys. He graciously read the letter Shannon had wrote him on camera as Shannon had done with his letter earlier. I always encourage couples to write and read a note from one another if they’re comfortable doing so. It’s a great way to hear in their own words how they feel. Shannon and Christopher’s notes were very sweet.
After all the prep Christopher took one last stroll as a single man along with his guys across the quad over to the Basilica for the wedding mass. Shannon arrived shortly thereafter and was soon coming through those beautiful medieval double doors. All eyes fixed on her as she made her way down that long basilica isle to the man of her dreams.
The reception was on campus at Downes Ballroom overlooking the football stadium. There was speeches, dinner, dancing and a surprise video appearance from the former women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw! For all family and friends who couldn’t join Shannon and Christopher asked us to provide live streaming of the reception. It was a really thoughtful way to include everyone they cared about and really showed their character. Our best to the newlyweds!
flowers: Country Florist– wedding dress designer: Sassi Holford– bridesmaid dresses: Dear Cleo– Groomsmen tux’s: Louie’s Tux Shop – hair and makeup: Blown Away Dry Bar– cake: Sweet Em’s Photography- OMG photography dj: In-tune DJ service venue: venuend
What should you expect with a gorgeous couple, great family and beautiful locations? A gorgeous Wedding Day of course! There were many things that made Maggie & Mike’s day extra special but when I asked Maggie the bride for special insights she replied. “A couple things that were special was having my grandma’s rosary beads wrapped around my bouquet (she passed away in January) and my mom’s wedding gloves around the bouquet. Also, the weather was supposed to be 100% chance of storms all week and it turned out to be the most beautiful day- 70s and sunny!”
Well we couldn’t have been any happier to film on a beautiful 70’s and sunny day and had a blast working with the couple. The ceremony was at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger and Reception at one of our favorites the Morris Park Country Club. Check out this Short Film!
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Nora and Dan are a beautiful example of a couple so in love and committed it got them through years of long distance relationship including literally hundreds of flights back and forth and thousands of hours FaceTiming together! To say they were ready for this moment in life (their wedding day) would be an understatement! It was awesome to witness the excitement between them and those who came to support them at their union and the culmination of that long sought after togetherness.
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Their wedding was a beautiful compilation of locations and moments. Many thanks to our crew Zarah & Sam for filming the day. We began with Nora getting ready at her parents home and Dan getting ready downtown Indy in a swanky hotel. The ceremony was at the lovely St. Louis De Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers. After the ceremony we went for a candid photo/video session at the Ambassador House and Military Park downtown. The Reception did not fail to wow at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Here at Vibrant Productions we take pride in discovering the unique characteristics of every couple who commission us and highlighting this in their film. For Jessie and Chris I believe it’s their ability to have fun and to attract people to themselves. From our experience we could tell they have many fun and genuine friends. So many in fact they filled the Basilica at Notre Dame all the way to the back rows and jam packed the dance floor at Palais Royal. Not to mention the fun we had filming their super sized wedding party with Jessica Strickland Photography on the field at Notre Dame Stadium. So here’s to Jessie and Chris, two awesome fellow Fighting Irish fans. Cheers!
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