notre dame wedding day film. Winter Wedding, cool and grey. Ethereal beauty brotherly love and family.

A winter wedding day | Notre Dame, IN | Katie & Brad

the wedding day

I may be daydreaming reflecting on Katie and Brad’s ethereal winter wedding. White and bright, cold and grey but hospitable. Subtle cool tones. These are some of the adjectives I’d use to describe the campus of Notre Dame in winter. At least the campus on the kind of day that Katie and Brad had. It was beautiful to say the least. Warm enough we were able to film outside without gloves. But our ears and hands reminded us it was still winter after a half hour or so. Katie Whitcomb and I had a blast taking photos & filming while Katie & Brad did their part looking great and braving the cold. Kudos to them!

We began the day filming with Katie and her bridal crew getting glammed up at their suite in Hilton Garden Inn. We even got a few of Brad getting suited up with his bro’s. Then it was time for Katie’s big reveal with her father as they shared a first look moments before heading to the church. Their Basilica ceremony was beautiful. The priest shared a some memories from Katie’s time taking his “tree class”. Then he even shared some of Katie’s reflections from her time in class. He incorporated those reflections into their ceremony homily in a beautiful way. Their reception followed at the Gillespie conference center nearby which is perfect for large or intimate events such at theirs.

Their winter wedding film has certain attributes of heavenly grace and sublime beauty. Perhaps a good reflection of Katie and Brad’s married life together!

Vendors

Dress Christina Wu Bridal Reception Venue Gillespie Conference Center Ceremony Venue The Basilica Hotel Hilton Garden Inn South Bend Cake Macri’s Italian Bakery Hair and Makeup Nicholas J Salon Floral Pollies by Poppy Dj ProShow Photography Katie Whitcomb photography Videography Vibrant Video Productions

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

Erica & Greg | High school sweethearts married! | 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!

BRIDGET + STEVE’S WEDDING // ST. ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH + PALAIS ROYALE

Well here it is Bridget and Steve’s much awaited sneak peak! I always love filming for and seeing the extended family Bridget and now Steve are part of! The Powell’s, Ayre’s, Flynn’s and Liddell’s! ¬†What a group! They are blessed with many new son-in-law’s and beautiful daughters we’ve been privileged to see married! Check out Bridget and Steve’s film!

BRIDGET + STEVE’S WEDDING DAY TRAILER FILM

 

Wedding Coordinator – Beth McHugh, Plum & Poppy
Hair Р Bangs Salon
Makeup – Bangs Salon
Florist – Polly McCarthy, Poppies
Photographer Josephiney Photography
Ceremony Venue – St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church
Reception Venue – Palais Royale
Reception Music – Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press
Cake – Macri’s & Ciaos
Dress – Pronovias, Marie Gabriel Salon
Bridesmaid Attire – BHLDN
Groom/Groomsmen Attire – Joseph A. Banks

Lindsay and Stephen’s Wedding Video at St. John Church and Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind.

What an awesome¬†experience working with Lindsay and Stephen! From the perfect clear skies, to the exceptional lighting, this wedding film is one for the books. One of my favorite parts of Lindsay and Stephen’s day was their first look, done in a¬†skyline suite at the Conrad Hotel. This gave us an awesome opportunity to film the couple overlooking a picture perfect¬†Indianapolis. I must confess, I got a little nervous filming up there¬†with nothing between us the edge but a waist high barrier! And if the couple was nervous, they sure didn’t show it then or throughout their day. They were amazing and looked amazing! Congrats to the happy couple, and as always, it’s a gift to film for such great clients. Check out their¬†short trailer film and share the love on social media.