It was a beautiful day for Carly and Nick’s wedding at Mavris Arts and Events Center in Indianapolis, IN. I’ve filmed at the The Mavris several times before but I’d never seen the space so fully used as I did for Carly and Nick’s wedding. In all there were 4 floor location changes throughout the day all within the venue. Ceremony was on the 1st floor. Cocktail hour on the third floor. The grand entrance and speeches on the 2nd followed by dinner with three unique serving stations. And last but maybe most incredible an epic baby gender reveal, and a raging dance party back on the 3rd floor!
Back up to the ceremony. It was hosted on the first floor which is normally the lobby. I wasn’t fully sure how that would work at first but it was absolutely great. There’s actually more space for the guests, an elegant stairwell for the bride’s entrance and plenty of what makes the Mavris shine, original wood and brick surfaces. Their ceremony was great. Carly and Nick said their vows and pledged devotion to one another from the heart. The minister joked it’s usually the bride who cries from being overcome with emotion but in their case it was Nick. It’s really cool to see a groom confident enough to share his feelings and so passionate about his bride. I’m happy we were there to capture it all for them.
All this came together smoothly for an awesome wedding at Mavris Arts and many amazing memories for the bride and groom, their family and friends. Check out their wedding day story!
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 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. Thanks to our team Zarah & Sam for filming!
Katie and Tony’s Feature Film!
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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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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.
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.