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

Erica & Greg | High school sweethearts finally married at 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.

Tux Shopping

Recently we registered to rent tuxes from Mens Wearhouse.  Their current promotion is rent four or more tuxes (from cheap to expensive) and get a free tux rental or any suit in the store up to $400 free.  Pretty cool.  I went with the suit option and had it tailored to fit for just a bit extra.  The deals are the same at any location store, the Grape Rd. store in Mishawaka helped us out great.