A match made in heaven! A beautiful wedding love story. Ceremony at Christ Redemption church and reception at Palais Royale in South Bend, IN

Lauren and Jordan | A match made in heaven

perfect match

Lauren and Jordan truly are a match made in heaven! But poor Jordan he had to ask Lauren out three times! Fortunately, on the last time she accepted his invitation. Persistence is key indeed. Lauren said she had seen the signs they were meant to be and although she was hesitant at first she knew right away that Jordan was the one for her.

We love love stories. Sometimes the path is very clear and a couple just knows like Lauren and Jordan did. Other times it’s not so clear and that confidence comes through testing and time. Either way when it’s meant to be it’s meant to be. And with Lauren and Jordan it’s easy to see it was meant to be.

the wedding day

We began the day filming at Lauren’s parents beautiful home in South Bend, IN. It was fantastic seeing all the Wade family again (since Andrea and Garrett’s wedding) and getting covered in Champagne during the girls impromptu champagne toast wasn’t too bad either. After Jordan and his friends finished getting ready at nearby at the Aloft hotel. We witnessed a beautiful first look outdoors by the pool and sped off to the ceremony! Lauren and Jordan incorporated their faith into their ceremony with communion and a cord braiding moment. Said their wedding vows, kissed and that was that. It was reception time at the Palais Royale and the party went down. We were so fortunate to witness this match made in heaven!

inspiration

Whether it’s easy or difficult I believe all couples will face challenging times in their courtship when they must dig deep and recon with the prospect they are choosing a partner for life. That’s pretty stressful! So kudos to all our amazing engaged and married couples who stuck it out through the courtship, engagement, wedding planning and marriage process. Your dedication to one another, faith and love is inspiring. If you’re reading this and facing uncertainty or indecision I would encourage you to look to God for help!

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Megan and Bob Married In South Bend Indiana. Lovely wedding day. Elegant Palais Royale Ballroom near St. Joseph River. Beautiful wedding day!

Megan & Bob | Married on a lovely South Bend, Indiana wedding day!

location

Megan and Bob were married in South Bend Indiana at the historic St. Joseph Church by Rev. Matt Fase. They hosted their wedding reception just down the road at the lovely Palais Royale Ballroom, also in South Bend. Both locations were really perfect for their day. With close proximity to the one another and the city of South Bend it made commuting a snap. We were also in walking distance to the St. Joseph River and had some great views there for photos. The Palais is in my opinion one of the most elegant ballrooms in the city and didn’t fail to impress for Megan and Bob. With beautiful white, yellow and gold tones, pin lighting, and floral arrangements it looked amazing. I’ve had a wonderful history filming at the Palais in past years. Check out some of our other favorite Palais wedding couples here!

The Wedding Day

We began the day getting ready in Megan’s beautiful family home. Lots of natural light for details and makeup with the talented Stephanie Jean were key. Following were the couples heartfelt vows at the church. Speeches by maid of honor and best man and Megan’s fathers hilarious speech. He candidly portrayed the similarities he and Bob shared which helped them get along well. I actually overheard him joke with Bob as he handed off Megan that he would touch his nose during the ceremony if Bob’s team scored, lol.

Vendors

After all this they packed the dance floor with family and friends for their rocking wedding reception. This lovely evening was made possible by the efforts of many including: event planning by the bride! Room lighting by Pro-Show, catering & coordinating for the reception was Navarre catering, floral arrangements by Poppies By Polly, photography by Kirsten Wray. Cinematography by Vibe Video Productions. Entertainment was provided by the amazing and energizing My Yellow Rickshaw Band

All the sparkle and glitter at Palais Royale Wedding for Casey + Michelle.

All the rhinestones, glitter, and pink! | Michelle & Casey’s palais Royale Wedding

Michelle’s father joked in his speech that soon all the rhinestones, glitter and pink would be arriving at their house by the truckload! That got a good laugh but Michelle really did get the wedding of her dreams. She had amazing details, sparkle and her favorite colors. Plus, she had the perfect venue in the Palais Royale to showcase all the glitter and warm, pink tones. The room sparkles without much help (exhibit A, giant ceiling chandeliers) but add in special lighting, floral, glass and table coverings and it really shines. It’s great when a couple can include all their favorites into the wedding day and I think Michelle & Casey did a great job with taste and excellence!

getting prepped

Michelle and her ladies were bustling when we arrived at Aloft Hotel that morning. They were eating Jimmy Johns (a wedding day favorite) and drinking champagne drinks with pretty straws and matching attire. We enjoyed shooting alongside Jessica Strickland to capture all the details and makeup. Casey and his guys were at the family home hanging in the basement and doing their thing. As a videographer, I find lighting in a basement is always so low and flat so I had Casey move outdoors to open his gifts from Michelle and read a letter she wrote him. Michelle also read a letter from Casey and opened gifts which was fun. It’s one of the hidden treats of ceremony prep and gives me insight into what the couple loves.

wedding bells

The wedding ceremony was at Grace United Methodist Church in South Bend. Everything was going right to schedule until we got stuck there waiting out a tornado warning after the service. No worries, Michelle and Casey and their party took it in stride! The guys even played a little basketball in the church gym while we waited. Bride and groom got pictures together under the church carport overhang and later under the entrance of the Morris performing arts theatre. It’s amazing all the beautiful bright footage we got while rain pounded in the background (thanks to great waterproof 4K cameras!). We also filmed beautiful scenes with them inside the Morris Inn lobby area. The gold tones and exquisite architecture provided a romantic background for their portraits. A little rain couldn’t chase the smiles away from this couple. It was a big, beautiful, sparkling wedding day! We’re happy to have added Michelle & Casey to our amazing repertoire of couples married at the Palais Royale.

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credits

Ceremony Grace United Methodist Church

Reception Palais Royale

Planner/Coordinators Angie, Katherine & Becca, Belle Behind the Ball

Photography Jessica Strickland Photography

Video Vibrant Video Productions

Hair & Makeup Marie Fulkerson

Invitations Olivers Twist

Photo Booth EA Pro Music

Dj entertainment Events by Proshow

Catering Navarre Hospitality

Cake Macri’s Italian bakery

Florist Poppies by Polly

Late Night Snack Chick-Fil-A

Wedding day sparkle. Fun film vibe with lots of sparkle in dress and style.

Wedding Sparkle! | Haley and George married at The Basilica & Palais Royale

Haley’s brother said in his speech it was always his sister’s dream growing up to have tons of that wedding sparkle! I think it’s safe to say Haley and Gary had plenty of sparkle in their wedding day. But sparkle isn’t just a fun way to dress or decorate, it’s an attitude. It’s an outlook on life. Gary and Haley are a beautiful couple and together they have a wonderful positive energy. Seriously try and watch their film without a smile!

The day began at The Doubletree in South Bend. We began filming the ladies and guys prepping. After this Gary and Haley exchanged notes and gifts to one another. They did a beautiful job expressing themselves and reading on camera. I always encourage our couples to read a note aloud if they write one to make their film more personal. So after all the prep of hair, makeup and dress. Haley gave her bridesmaids and father a first look at her in the dress. She also shared a gift of a fine wedding dress drawing with her mother in a very special moments.

Haley and Gary chose to host their ceremony at the Notre Dame Basilica. This was fitting as they met and began dating during their time at Notre Dame University. Their story came full circle 7 years later with their wedding on campus. It was a lovely event and came just days after the mask restrictions were lifted on guests indoors and outside so cheers to that!

The reception was at Palais Royale also in South Bend. The design and decor by Merry Me Events was top notch. Just check out all lovely in the table settings! I think Haley did her younger self proud and it was beautiful and sparkling event indeed. Thanks Zarah and Sam for helping to film the day.

Our best to the newlyweds! May you continue to sparkle together in the light of one another and of heaven. Check out their wedding film!

Vendors

Venue Notre Dame Basilica

Reception Venue Palais Royale

Accommodations Doubletree Hotel South Bend

Planner Belle Behind the Ball

Beauty Bridal Artistry Team

Dj Intunedjservice

Cake C’est La Vie

Decor Merry Me Events

Photo Traci & Troy