Bride and groom say I do at Notre Dame and Carnegie Library Events center in Mishawaka, IN. Reminder that marriage is real friendship

James and Mary say I do! Notre Dame Basilica wedding day

Building Friendship

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.

Venders Include

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

Wedding Video for Jessica and Austin’s Notre Dame Wedding Event!

As Jessica’s father eloquently stated in his speech, planning a wedding is like preparing for a new baby. There’s lots of anticipation, planning, hard work, stress, some anxiety, and in the end you get to welcome a new member into the family! So our warmest congratulations to Jessica, Austin and their families on their brand new bundle of joy via a new marriage!

Our team Zarah, Sam and myself had a great time hanging out and filming for Jessica and Austin. The entire bridal party, especially the couple, were so great to work with. They really cared about our role as videographers and made every effort to help us be successful in our job.

We started the day with getting ready at The Oliver Inn in South Bend. The ceremony was at the Basilica at Notre Dame. This is truly one of our favorite places to film! You can’t go wrong with the gorgeous architecture and stain glass windows. Following the ceremony we had a blast doing videography on the ND football field, filming with the very talented Katie and Chris from Whitcomb Photography. For the reception Lori Kimmel and her team took excellent care of everyone at The Homestead 1835.

Thank you again to Jessica and Austin and their families for letting us capture their beautiful wedding on film! We hope you enjoy the short trailer film.

 

Erwin-Lewis Wedding

Andrea Erwin and Steve Lewis Sept. 6, 2008. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor wedding at the Warren Woods Inn just a few miles from the Warren Dunes State Park in MI. The Inn is an excellent place for a small scale wedding such as this one. There was open space for the tent ceremony and a pool area and patio out back where the reception was held. I was able to get some great shots of Andrea and Steve having tons of fun and saying vows.  Congrats guys!