A great celebration of love and life together. Getting ready, ceremony and reception. Wedding celebration at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN

A great wedding celebration || at Swan Lake resort in plymouth, IN

A great celebration

When I first spoke with Steve he laid out his vision for their wedding very articulately. It was to be a great wedding celebration of his and Meredith’s love and life together so far and their future. Celebration being a key word for them. I thought this made a lot of sense. With a wedding we tend to look toward the future naturally as it’s a beginning but we should remember we’re also celebrating the past. People that helped raise us, friends and experiences that helped shape us. Even the time, memories and accomplishments made together as a couple. Some couples have more experience together than others based on the length of their engagement and courtship. I’ve filmed for couples who met literally a few months before the day and those who have been dating for 9 years or more!

swan lake resort

Meredith and Steve are a couple who had a rich history together already. They’ve been dating several years, have a son together and naturally wanted to make him a big part of their day. What was originally planned to be a big city wedding in Chicago because of stifling covid restrictions became a wedding in the countryside of Plymouth, IN at Swan Lake Resort. I do thing they made the right choice. Not only did they avoid Chicago restrictions on guest count and big city rates, Swan Lake is a premiere wedding resort location. We’ve enjoyed filming there several times before and actually filmed our first ever wedding film there as a company! The resort is located on a golf course, has lodging on site including some rustic log cabins as well as traditional hotel rooms. The couple took advantage of both with Steve staying in the hotel and Meredith in a cabin. Steve and Meredith chose to have their ceremony in a nearby church and hosted the reception at Swan Lake.

The wedding

It was a beautiful event full of incredible speeches and moments. Meredith and Steve were genuinely wonderful to work with throughout the process. They were very intentional and made everyone feel welcome and appreciated on the day. Our best to them and their family. May they make many new memories and celebrate many more life milestones together. Thanks Jacob and Mary Kate for filming the day!

wedding day private event residence home outdoor tent event videography film space location wawasee Indiana

Ashlynn & Logan’s Private Wedding Event | Lake Wawasee, Indiana

When I first spoke with Ashlynn and Logan they were living in sunny San Diego and planning their private wedding event near Lake Wawasee in Ashlynn’s hometown Syracuse, Indiana. I was psyched at the opportunity to work in my own neck of the woods. I grew up here moved away and recently returned with my family. I’ve always enjoyed the beauty of the lakes area. It’s a beautiful area to plan a summer or fall wedding, especially with new venues offering public access to events on the lake.

location. location. location.

Hosting a outdoor home wedding event can be financially beneficial and convenient especially during a pandemic year. Ashlynn & Logan hosted their wedding at a family friends home near Lake Wawasee. It was a beautiful private spot set deep back a long drive with a pond and large lawn. Of course hosting at a private residence isn’t all fun and games there are some things to work out as they did. You must make special considerations for parking, seating, tent space, seating space for guests. It’s important to choose a location with plenty of room for parking and lots of surrounding space so the noise of the music dissipates at the reception. This location had all that and created a spacious and very private experience. Side note, if hosting a private event don’t forget to notify close neighbors ahead of time about the noise and traffic!

get to work!

The truth is doing it yourself is a lot of work so be prepared to roll up your sleeves. Logan and Ashlynn were up to this challenge and with lots of hard work provided a beautiful wedding experience for their guests. They made custom wood benches and wedding arches for the ceremony overlooking the pond. For the reception they made a custom dance floor and portrait wall decorated with flowers. Also beautiful table arrangements for the wedding cake and head table. For the cocktail hour and dinner they provided a delicious self serve food truck from Ziffles Zip N Go plus tasty specialty drinks pre-mixed for convenience. For activity there was corn hole and giant sized Jenga lawn games available. All of which are in the film.

With lots of hard work and much love in their hearts Ashlynn and Logan pulled off their dream wedding. And they did it their way. They enjoyed the heck out of it and had beautiful weather. I would call that a great success!

Allison & Pete’s September Wedding | Filmed at JLH Wedding Barn

What a sweet and special day it was outside in God’s wedding chapel for Pete and Allison’s wedding. We began the day with Allison and her ladies getting hair done at E.M. Studio Salon in Brownsburg, which was convenient as I live about 5 minutes away. That morning Allison’s mother Karen presented her with a surprise scrapbook full of pictures and memories from Allison and Pete’s 10 years of dating relationship. Wow, what an amazing history!

The day was full of fun, friends, beautiful sunshine and moments all the way up to the end where everyone let off a lantern and filled the sky with the light of Allison and Pete’s love. Our best to the newlywed’s may their love burn very bright in the future!

Photography Jennifer Soots Photography Makeup L.A. Cafe Hair E.M. Studio Salon Brownsburg Brides Makeup ReNew Beauty Cakes Rascias Creative Cakes

Olivia & David | Married at Indiana Landmarks Center

One of the best things about filming weddings is having the opportunity to capture raw, true emotion. We are so fortunate to be able to work with such wonderful, genuine people time and time again! Olivia and David’s special day was no exception. The couple beat the summer heat by hosting their wedding at Indiana Landmarks, one of Indy’s excellent indoor venues. What’s so great about Indiana Landmarks is that it offer great spaces for everything all in one location – from getting ready rooms with great light, a classic romantic ceremony area, and a restored ballroom with ample dancing space. Everything about the day was well planned and aesthetically beautiful which of course makes our job easy! Thank you, Olivia and David, for asking us to be apart of your special day. Cheers to the new couple.

 

Key Vendors:

Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions Flowers JP Parker Floral Photography Conforti Photography  Coordinator Lorna Morgan of Indiana Landmarks Catering by Jacquie’s