White winter wedding in December at Union Station in Indianapolis. Good friends we met and enjoy working with. Romantic storybook appeal.

Picture perfect Union Station wedding for Joe and Natasha | Indianapolis, IN

the planning

Wow, a picture perfect union station wedding for the perfect couple! We got to know Joe and Natasha through our friends Amanda and Greg. We filmed for Amanda & Greg several years ago and then for Greg’s sister and her husband. Come to find out Joe works with Greg, so it was great to make the circle of friends larger!

When I met Joe and Natasha a year before their wedding at a Starbucks in Castleton Square it didn’t take long to realize they have a beautiful chemistry. And just hearing about their wedding day plans I could tell it would amazing. Natasha is a wedding planner professionally. She wasn’t overbearing at all as you might think a planner/bride would be. She naturally had a clear vision for what her day and what it would look like. And Joe bless him wasn’t slack he was right there with her working hard on the planning! When they told me their wedding was at one of my all time favorite venues Union Station – I seriously couldn’t wait to secure the date for them.

the wedding day

We were present to film starting with the wedding party getting ready at the nearby Omni Hotel. Once ready Natasha & Joe had their first look then all the bridesmaids and groomsmen piled in the party bus. We took video downtown at monument circle and the nearby Memorial Park. Both were beautiful locations. We filmed beautiful candid’s and formals alongside Sami of Sami Renee Photography who was great as ever. After the first look and pictures we headed back to Union Station for the entire day. The ceremony was beautiful and included music by a 4 piece ensemble. Surrounded by friends and family Joe and Natasha said their vows, exchanged rings, kissed and we got their party started! Cocktails were in the adjoining room while the staff at Union Station flipped the ballroom to reveal a beautiful set up. After followed dinner, speeches, cake cutting, toasts, and of course dancing! It was an evening and event to remember!

The location

With their wedding being in December it had romantic Christmas wedding vibe built in. The weather was nice with perfect light for cinematography. Add to that the storybook appeal of the historic Union Station. Did I mention we love Union Station? There aren’t many places like it. Beautiful candles and warm gold light inside gave the grand hall at Historic Union Station it’s signature guided age glow. All this to say Natasha and Joe had a very epic, very beautiful Indianapolis wedding day. Working with these two was an absolute joy! We wish them all best!

If you’re reading this and interested in hosting a Union Station wedding check out some of these other weddings we’ve filmed there for inspiration:)

Key Vendors

VenueGrand Hall at the Historic Union Station Photography Sami Renee Photography Planning Natasha Esselborn Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions  Cake Classic Cakes  Catering Union Station Entertainment DJ Willie Matis Florist Meg Catherine Flowers  Bride’s Dress Marie Gabriel Couture Jewelry Shane Co. Tux Men’s Wearhouse Cake Classic Cakes Coordinator Jessica Dum Invitations Pickle Prints Calligraphy Alysha Johnson Stationary Dana Osborne Designs

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Emily and Mark had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Morris Inn, two of our favorite wedding venues. I thought the speech by Emily’s father shared at the reception was especially moving. He said “Emily has always been a perfectionist. This is evident in all aspects of her life from her gymnastics to even packing a suitcase.. so it’s no surprise to me she picked Mark.” What a great compliment to them both! It was a joy sharing the day with Mark and Emily, laughing with them and seeing them enjoy the whole event. Check out their feature film!

Cake Macri’s 

Florist Poppies

Hair Nicholas J. Salon

Photography Katie Whitcomb Photography

Venue Morris Inn

Band Bluewater Kings Band

Videographer Vibrant Video Productions

Katie and Augie’s Indianapolis Wedding Day Film

Katie and Augie took a stress free and fun approach to their wedding. They made the day more about each other and their families and friends than anything else. One highlight of the day was the notes they read to each other on camera, which described their feelings in a beautiful way. Katie’s father also had some wonderful words for the couple included in this trailer. Katie and Augie can hopefully look back on this film years later and be reminded of the amazing love they share. Our best to the new couple!

Creative Wedding Reception Ideas

As a wedding professional I often come across cool wedding ideas. Here’s a few that can bring some unique flavor to your wedding reception.

-Silhouette cutter. These people take little pieces of black paper and use small scissors to cut silhouettes of the guests, which they mount on a card for them and let them take home. Sounds cool! Indiana silhouette artists.

-Polaroid camera guest/photo book. You have attendants take pictures of the guests as they arrive, the guests write a message on it when its developed. When done the guests can put the pictures in your album. As this can be a slow process you may want a couple attendants taking pictures and a large enough table to let them develop on.

-A snow cone stand or frozen drink machine. Sounds awesome to me! I’ve even witnessed hotdog stands set up outside the reception for departing guests on several occasions. Pretty cool idea however I’d say a drink or food stand set up inside the reception area would get a lot more attention.

-Last on my so called list but not least. The famous Photo booth. This is always fun and of course gives people something to take home for a memento.