We were blessed to be a small part of Mary and Jame’s marriage story. One that began with years of friendship ultimately culminating in a wedding day. James and Mary were reminded by the best man in his speech and we agree that friendship in marriage is so important and that having a successful marriage depends on building and nurturing that friendship. I think these two will have no trouble with that! Just watching them it’s easy to see the pure joy they have being together and see how their friendship flows effortlessly.
Our team Zarah & Sam began the day with James and Mary at the Basilica bright and early for the 9am ceremony time slot. Outside the Basilica doors Mary and her father had their first look before he walked her down the isle to see James! It was a beautiful ceremony followed by a brunch style reception at the recently renovated Carnegie library events center in South Bend.
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
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.
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!