high school sweethearts married. Wedding plans, venue, locations and vendors changed last minute. shutdown and rescheduled wedding day.

Erica & Greg | High school sweethearts finally married at The University of Notre Dame

The wait

It’s hard to believe but Erica and Greg were high school sweethearts married after some nine years dating! They met in high school, attended Notre Dame together, graduated and began their careers together. All while maintaining a healthy relationship and deferring marriage until the time was right. Wow, that’s incredible!

I can’t imagine waiting 9 years to get married but due to shutdowns they had to wait even longer than planned. Their wedding was planned for spring and got postponed to late summer. fortunately we were free on their new date and could still film for them. Then just two weeks before their new wedding date the venue they were planning to host at had a big scare and mandatory lockdown go in effect. This left their wedding venue and guest hotel shuttered just two weeks prior to the event. Whelp, what terrible timing! But they didn’t give up and went to work on planning for the 3rd time!

The wedding

With only 8 days to go before the wedding Erica’s mother aka (rockstar) wedding planner went into high gear searching out and booking a new venue. This included updates with vendors. Changing the lighting, food service, flowers and room design. Not to mention updating all the guests to accommodations! The university event professionals were so gracious and so helpful as always through it all. They assisted with free transportation and other services to help facilitate Erica and Greg’s location switch.

It was all such a big and challenging process Erica’s dad got emotional during his speech thanking the vendors. To which he quipped he’s probably the first fob to cry while thanking the vendor teams ūüôā Long story short Erica and Greg were able to have their day and hosted a really breathtaking wedding at Gillespie conference center. If you’re looking at the venue check out this other great film we did there for Molly & Jake!

We couldn’t have been more happy to be there for Erica & Greg to see their day unfold. It was a privilege to create a beautiful film to describe their wedding day. Congrats to you Erica and Greg you’ve come along way, from high school sweethearts to married professionals. We celebrate you guys!

Destination Wedding at Morris Inn, Notre Dame for Ken and Mami!

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!

 

Featuring Lindsay & Ted’s Epic Notre Dame Wedding Day

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!

Bride and groom kick off to married life. Wedding filmed at the Basilica at Notre Dame University and Palais Royale in South Bend, Indiana.

Catherine and Conor’s sweet kick off to married life || Notre Dame, Ind.

It was a sweet kick off to married life for Catherine and Conor at Notre Dame this winter. Although it was winter the weather cooperated nicely! It was cool and cloudy, the light was perfect but they didn’t need help from the amazing sunlight to look great. They were able to do that on their own. They’re a beautiful couple!¬†

Their ceremony was at the famous Basilica on campus and was very beautiful. The reception was hosted nearby at the historic¬†Palais Royale¬†one of our favorite large scale venues. Check out some of the many another amazing weddings we’ve filmed at Palais. The reception was full of amazing dances and speeches but one thing Catherine’s dad 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.”

Nicely done Cath and Connor! Congrats on your kick off to married life! Beautiful. Cheers.

Key Vendors:

Videography Vibrant Video Productions Photography Maike Pulliam Hair & Make Up Bangs Salon and Spa Catering Navarre Hospitality Group Flowers Polly from Poppies Entertainment Rendezvous Ceremony Basilica Reception Palais Royale