When I first talked to Kyle about filming his and Allison’s wedding he said their friends and family love to party and dance when they get together. He was correct. They did have an epic wedding celebration which was awesome to capture for them on film.
We got started filming the day with Allison at the Nicholas j salon on Eddy street. Always a great choice for brides in the South Bend, Notre Dame area. Following from that we filmed with Kyle, Allison and friends at their hotel capturing all the special details. Rings, shoes dress and more. Allison was super excited to get into the dress as any bride should be.. so when the dress did go on it was time for some celebratory dance moves, also caught on film:) The transformation was complete and it was time to show it off to the special men in her life!
All this time Kyle was busy with the task of getting himself and his groomsmen all suited up. This involved some finesse to get the details just right. Fortunately Kyle had an ace up his sleeve. A groomsman his friends jokingly referred to as Men’s Wearhouse:) There’s several scenes where our star groomsman comes through folding pocket squares and adjusting cufflinks in a pinch. I’ll say it’s nice to have a guy in the group who gets it and can help his bros out. I’m sure Kyle would agree. But my favorite scene from the guys getting ready is Kyle lovingly adjusting his son’s shirt and jacket getting him all ready for day. What a great dad.
Married at Last
After all the preps there were emotional first looks for Allison with her dad, her son and of course Kyle. Following was a short but beautiful outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing all at the Gillespie Conference Center. All said we had a magical day filming the event. Special thanks to Angie from Belle Behind the Ball for planning & coordinating the event and contacting us on behalf of her friends Kyle and Allison.
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!
Katie & Andy’s wedding was truly an epic event. Maybe it was the incredible heat that day that made everyone a little crazy, maybe it was the Darryl Buchanan Band serving up one awesome hit after another. Whatever it was this was one of the best and wildest dance floors I’ve ever had the privilege to film. This crowd knew how to get down and have fun! Congrats Katie & Andy.
I was recently asked to film the wedding ceremony of Joni and Rich a fantastic couple from here in the Indianapolis area, although they are from Indy their ceremony was at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette Indiana home of Purdue University from which they are both alum. The day went by fast but I was able to capture some defining shots of Joni & Rich, their wedding party and the exquisite cathedral. The full length film was much longer but here’s a look at the highlights intro to their video. congrats Joni & Rich!
Photography~Jennifer Driscoll Photography, Coordinator~Mary Farroll, Videography~Vibe Video Productions