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
Here at Vibrant Productions we take pride in discovering the unique characteristics of every couple who commission us and highlighting this in their film. For Jessie and Chris I believe it’s their ability to have fun and to attract people to themselves. From our experience we could tell they have many fun and genuine friends. So many in fact they filled the Basilica at Notre Dame all the way to the back rows and jam packed the dance floor at Palais Royal. Not to mention the fun we had filming their super sized wedding party with Jessica Strickland Photography on the field at Notre Dame Stadium. So here’s to Jessie and Chris, two awesome fellow Fighting Irish fans. Cheers!
Videography Vibrant Video Productions Photography Jessica Strickland Photography Flowers Poppies Inc Band Blammo Band Hotel Location DoubleTree Cake C’est La Vie Hair The Bee Hive Makeup Beauty and Bliss
It’s not all the time you meet a couple who are as likable as John and Gina. They’re both very genuine, good hearted people. These characteristics which have no doubt served them well as individuals will surely make for a very successful marriage going forward.
The day got rolling with John, Gina and their party getting ready at the Doubletree Hotel in South Bend. John presented Gina with a beautiful pearl necklace and a surprise reveal of their honeymoon destination. Gina presented John with a beautiful pocket watch and her mother and father with traditional hankies to dry their tears. Gina joked the Old wives’ tail goes “if you catch one of the Bride’s tears with the hanky, your crops will be grow and be watered.”
For the ceremonies Gina and John said their vows in the Basilica and partied afterward at the beautiful Palais Royale.
We wish Gina and John the best that life has to offer!
Filmmakers Vibrant Video Productions Planning and Design Belle Behind the Ball Photography Jennifer Mayo Reception Venue Palais Royal Palais site-coordinator Richelle Gingerich Band Standing Room Only Florist Country Florist Cake C’est LaVie Cakes Dress Maggie Sottero
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