We were delighted to film Ken and Mami’s wedding reception at Morris Inn on the campus of Notre Dame. Ken and Mami were legally married in their country of Japan but wanted to have a special event at Notre Dame to honor their many friends and associates from the US. Ken attended Notre Dame and his grandfather lived in South Bend and began their family business there so it was a beautiful way for them to honor this heritage. Check out our short film of their reception!
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!
It was sweet to kick off the year with Catherine and Conor at their wedding in South Bend. The weather was cool and cloudy and the light was perfect but they didn’t need help from the amazing sunlight to look great. They’re a beautiful couple!
The reception was full of amazing speeches but one thing Catherine’s father said really moved the room. “What do Conor and I have in common? 37 years ago I was standing at the alter of the Basilica waiting for those two medieval doors to open and I saw a vision. I saw a vision of strength, grace, intelligence with a smile as wide as the Mississippi and a heart and soul that are stronger. And from that day to this nothin changed. Conor three hours ago you saw the exact same thing. And because that apple didn’t fall far from that tree we have a bond that will never be broken.”
Videography Vibrant Video Productions Photography Make Pulliam Hair & Make Up Bangs Salon and Spa Catering Navarre Hospitality Group Flowers Polly from Poppies Entertainment Rendezvous Ceremony Basilica Reception Palais Royale
It was great spending the weekend with Colleen and Dan. To say they know how to throw a party would be an understatement. They and their families left no stone unturned from their Rehearsal dinner at the Exchange in South Bend which we were present to record to their amazing wedding day.
They were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame, IN. After the ceremony the campus served as a backdrop for gorgeous candid shots taken along with the talented Josephiney Photography. Family is very important to Colleen and Dan, and they were active participants in the wedding day. Colleen’s sisters had double duty as maid of honor, and Dan’s sister was also in the wedding party. Both father’s gave eloquent speeches at the rehearsal dinner and reception respectively.
The reception was at the Palais Royale. The grand venue was perfect for the large group of guests plus the band for dancing. The event design added to the elegance of the space and candles all along the balcony where the couple was introduced were a unique touch. You can see what I’m talking about in their trailer film!
Cinematography | Vibrant Productions
Photography | Josephiney Photography
Venue Coordinator | Richelle from Palais Royale
Wedding Coordinator | Lou Behre
Entertainment | Standing Room Only Orchestra
Florist | Polly from Poppies
Cake | Sahara Katz