It was a picture perfect Notre Dame wedding day in October where we were privileged to witness Brittany and William say “I do”. The weather was mild and the colors just starting to change offering some beautiful scenes on campus for filming. The weather, locations plus ceremony and reception events all flowed nicely for a seamless wedding day.
I began Brittany and William’s film edit with them saying their vows to one another. I don’t typically start a film this way but it seemed appropriate them. I believe the crux of the wedding ceremony is making of a promise. Whether it takes 100 words or two words it’s the same result. Brittany and William waited a long time for their big day, overcame a cancellation like so many others in 2020 so it was extra special to get to that point. I know it meant the world to them to finally stand up on the alter of the Basilica and make their vows to one another in front of God, family and friends.
We created a full 10-12 minutes feature film highlights for them plus their ceremony and reception documentary films. Their feature film includes a little segment from everyone who had a toast or speech. Over the speech segments I placed scenes from pre to post ceremony including bride and groom getting ready. The father daughter first look. The ceremony. The photo session around campus. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. And of course all the fun reception events at Downes Club! I think my favorite part of the day was filming Williams reaction to seeing Brittany as she processed up the isle of the Basilica. Well done William and Brittany!
Wow, did we love working with these two! And how fortunate we were to be apart of the day. Their wedding was a beautiful summer day with record high temps and equally scorching imagery!! Check out this short trailer first!
Getting ready was a blast at the Morris Inn with beautiful natural light moments filming the lovely bride and handsome groom. We soaked up all the fun along with their wedding party and talented photographers Katie & Chris Whitcomb who always arrange the activities and details to look the finest. Do I have to mention how great it is to have talented, experienced and helpful photographers for your event? Ok, let’s go ahead and show you the Trailer Film then if you have a few extra minutes go ahead and watch their Feature Film as well!
Places matter to us as we move through the journey of life. It’s amazing how places can shape who we are and leave such an impact on our memory. I think the biggest reason for this is because of the people we encounter in those places. Sarah and Justin met on the campus of Notre Dame while they both attended undergrad together, got engaged on campus and fittingly enough said “I do” on the same campus some 6 and half years after first meeting! So to say the university has special place in their hearts and life is by far understatement!
From the getting ready at Morris Inn to the ceremony at the Basilica and following reception at Dahnke Ballroom. It was a day filled with beauty and so much joy. I wish many years of life, love and happiness for Sarah and Justin together!!
Several years ago I filmed for Anne’s sister Leigh and her husband Nate on their wedding day and what an epic day it was. Needless to say I was thrilled when Anne’s mother requested our services again for Anne and Matthew’s wedding. They’re such an amazing, genuine and good looking couple! As their dad said for both sisters he knows how to build beautiful daughters who in turn bring amazing son-in-law’s into the family!
We started the day with the ladies getting ready at the bride’s family home while the guys got prepped at the ceremony location – First Presbyterian Church in Niles, MI. The reception was hosted by VenueND at Downes Ballroom in Notre Dame Stadium.
Our crew Zarah and Sam did an awesome job filming. I’m actually jealous they got to have all the fun shooting as I was filming a previous engagement but I’m proud to have taken part as editor in chief! Thanks again Anne and Matthew, we hope you enjoy your Wedding Film as much as we did making it. Now check out their Trailer and Feature Film!