Katie’s dad said he never thought anyone would be good enough for his little girl. This was his thought process about first meeting her then boyfriend Brett. And so he didn’t expect to like Brett! It’s hard for us girl dad’s to imagine who will take our daughters hand someday. I mean that’s a huge thing. Handing over the responsibility of someone so dear to another person. Someone you must trust will look after her like you do. Will treat her with the love and respect she deserves. It’s just a bit hard to picture that day even though as dad’s we know that it’s good and the day is coming. I pray for the right one for my little girl.
Perhaps these are some of the hesitations Katie’s dad was feeling when meeting Brett for the first time. He described Katie as kind, compassionate, talented and intelligent. It’s obvious Katie has always been the apple of his eye and he wasn’t about to accept just any guy for her. He would have to be a good one. And thankfully Katie found a great guy in Brett. Some of the words used to describe him were genuine, kind, considerate, intelligent, a great sense of humor and optimistic. So, fortunately Brett made a good impression and as they say the rest was history!
Katie and Brett both attended Notre Dame where they met and fell in love their freshman year. They wanted to have their wedding on campus where they shared many special memories. They had a beautiful wedding with colors Slate blue, white and greenery. Their day began at the Morris Inn on campus. The ceremony was at the Basilica of the sacred heart and the reception at Danke Ballroom in the Stadium. All hosted by Venue ND.
Vendors: Videography Vibrant Video Productions Linens BBJ Linens Reception location Dahnke Ballroom Officiant Father Pete McCormick Invitations Banter & Charm Hair/makeup Salon Nouveau Grooms attire Men’s Wearhouse Florist Poppies by Polly Entertainment Bluewater Kings Band Ceremony location Basilica of the Sacred Heart Catering University Catering Sweets Macri’s Bridesmaids Dress Sorrella Vite Bride’s shoes Bella Belle Shoes
Here’s some other amazing videos we’ve filmed at Notre Dame!
When my assistant and I arrived at 3 Fat Labs we were greeted by Jalen who let us know we were kind of a big deal for their wedding day. We were like awesome, and soon Audrey reaffirmed this by letting us know we were a top priority for her! It was really special to know they cared this much about our work. Sometimes video isn’t deemed very important which is a shame but we always take our work seriously. We’re a company who cares about our work and our clients!
Audrey and Jalen were the sweetest couple to work with. Every aspect of their day had been lovingly considered. Their planner and event designer Audra of Hearts Arrow Events executed the plan perfectly. The mood was fun, light, natural and romantic.
Three Fat Labs Wedding and Event Barn in Greencastle, Indiana hosted the event. Have I mentioned we love barn weddings? Where else can you roll in, meet the property owner first thing and check out the wood smoker cooking dinner on site? At 3 Fat Labs the main event space is a beautiful handmade barn set on 30 private acres of woods. Fun fact, the structures are made from timber harvested on the property itself. The property also includes a bed and breakfast which can be rented by the wedding guests.
Also on site is a separate bride’s cottage. It was here in the bride cottage we filmed Audrey getting her hair and makeup finished. Meanwhile Jalen and his guys were hanging out and getting ready in the basement of the event barn. The ceremony took place on site behind the barn on a patio looking over the woods. The evening was filled with speeches and dancing at their reception. All in all the sights and sounds of the day were absolutely beautiful. Take a few minutes to enjoy their film and relive the day with us!
There are often striking similarities between schedules and locations during our wedding season. This year we had two couples in back to back weekends get married at St. Louis De Montfort Church in Fishers, IN. I think it’s God’s way of telling us he has a plan!
The first couple we just posted about, Nora and Dan. The next was Molly and Zach! Molly and Zach are a joy to be around and had a truly amazing wedding day. The day started with some rain showers as we were filming the ladies getting ready. Molly said before meeting Zach she would’ve been totally freaking out about it but so much of her attitude toward life has changed since knowing Zach. His easygoing approach helps her not worry too much about the details! Not to mention she and Zach are serious golfers and a golfer never lets a little rain stop them! So they had fun and enjoyed every minute of the day.
I loved filming at Daniel’s Vineyard for the second time in as many years. It was perfect with it’s covered patios for guests to be indoors and venture outside to overlook the vineyards. The grand ballroom was nicely decked out and perfect for their large group.
Photography, Emma Stoneking Photography
Entertainment, Dom Track Seven DJ
Florist, Deborah A Bride’s Choice Florist
Catering, Sarah Jacquie’s Cafe and Gourmet Catering
Desserts Heavenly Sweets Cakes/Noblesville, Indiana
Wedding Coordinator, Jessica Daniel’s Vineyard
Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions
Furniture Violet Vintage
Nora and Dan are a beautiful example of a couple so in love and committed it got them through years of long distance relationship including literally hundreds of flights back and forth and thousands of hours FaceTiming together! To say they were ready for this moment in life (their wedding day) would be an understatement! It was awesome to witness the excitement between them and those who came to support them at their union and the culmination of that long sought after togetherness.
Take a moment to check out their Feature Film here!
Their wedding was a beautiful compilation of locations and moments. Many thanks to our crew Zarah & Sam for filming the day. We began with Nora getting ready at her parents home and Dan getting ready downtown Indy in a swanky hotel. The ceremony was at the lovely St. Louis De Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers. After the ceremony we went for a candid photo/video session at the Ambassador House and Military Park downtown. The Reception did not fail to wow at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.