Union Station wedding day for Mallory and Carson! Big city wedding in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wedding videography at Crown Plaza downtown.

Union Station Wedding | Mallory + Carson’s Big Beautiful Wedding Day

Mallory and Carson’s Union Station wedding day was epic! The Union Station at Crown Plaza has long been one of our favorite places to film. It’s just one of those places that has a special energy and is amazing for events.

As we know 2020 was a year for small gatherings and therefore more modest wedding events. Mallory and Carson’s wedding was kinda a triumph over wedding limitations if there was one. Big venue in the city, hundreds of guests and a big beautiful wedding party! It felt great not to have any limitations in celebrating with them. Not to mention the weather was spot on. We took full advantage of that great weather being outdoors for Mallory and Carson’s first look in the ally next to Omni Hotel plus we visited the war memorial plus the circle for photos/video. It was your perfect Indianapolis wedding day for the perfect couple. Cheers to you Mallory & Carson and thanks for inviting us to be part of your beautiful wedding day!!

Katie and Tony hosted their wedding at St. Alphonsus Church in Zionsville and the reception at The Bluffs at Conner Prairie

The Bluffs at Conner Prairie wedding | Katie & tony

Katie and Tony had a beautiful August wedding surrounded by friends and family at The Bluffs at Conner Prairie.

This couple had a blast and were awesome to film with! I wasn’t personally available for their date but fortunately it worked to have our team film for them and I was able to do the editing. Katie later gave a special shout out to our videographer Zarah for being the hype girl she didn’t know she needed. Although a little hype is fun for pictures and video I don’t think they really needed it much. Just being themselves and letting their personalities shine through was more than enough. Their genuineness and affection for one another and their guests came through beautifully.

Katie and Tony hosted their wedding at St. Alphonsus Church in Zionsville and the reception at The Bluffs at Conner Prairie. If you haven’t heard of it the Bluffs is a newish venue. It’s the outcome of a partnership between Ritz Charles and Conner Prairie to renovate the historic Eli Lilly Chinese house plus build a new venue in the woods – the Bluffs making both available for special events. It’s interesting that they didn’t create a separate social media pages for the venues. I think they would benefit from doing that because they’re really cool spots. If you’re looking for more pictures of the space social media for the Bluffs is currently under @ritzcharles for Instagram & Facebook.

Katie and Tony’s Feature Film!

vendors include ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Rings: James Allen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Hair: Monica Michelle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Makeup: Abby Prather ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Invitation: Bailey Marie Studio ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Florals: JP Parker ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Ceremony Venue: St. Alphonsus Liguori⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Reception Venue: The Bluffs at Conner Prairie⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Entertainment: DJ Connection ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Video: Vibrant Video Productions ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Catering & Cake: Ritz Charles

Dress: Bridal Rack Indy ⠀

mini wedding, micro wedding hosted at Sanctuary on Penn in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ceremony only video and highlights

Melanie & AJ’s micro wedding | filmed in Indianapolis, IN

A micro wedding, mini wedding or minimony. Call it what you will the idea is pretty cool. It was a nice alternative for Melanie and Aj, the other option being to postpone their wedding day. Going mini meant they could still have the wedding ceremony of their dreams with their closest friends and family in attendance. They could plan it, live it, photograph it with Conforti Photo and of course Vibrant Productions to film it! And they could still host a big party later.

benefits of going mini

There are several benefits to a scaled back micro wedding. Who wants to narrow their guest list down to 30 or 40? Not many couples but it does mean a more intimate group. There’s a different atmosphere in a room of 40 than a room of 300. Fewer guests may mean more flexibility and there’s less pressure to impress extended family and social circles. Going micro shouldn’t necessarily mean going cheap. I like the way Melanie and AJ didn’t skimp on having the things they wanted. They had all the details of their choosing and it showed. Of course, mini weddings can also be a great money saver as many vendors and venues offer special rates for those asking. For example we offered them a modified ceremony only plan with half the usual coverage time and a shortened highlight film.

done right!

The day was all about Melanie and AJ and they enjoyed every minute together. There was lots of quality time spent and wonderful memories made. They incorporated a close friend to preside over the ceremony and included their two dogs in the procession. The weather cooperated and we were able to get some amazing footage with them outdoors. Their locations were The Hilton Garden Inn for prep and ceremony at The Sanctuary on Penn in Indianapolis, Indiana.

stolen moment for one of the sweetest wedding films. Bride and groom share a kiss on wedding day.

One of the sweetest wedding films! | An Indianapolis wedding

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!