Erica & Greg | High School sweethearts finally Married at The University of Notre Dame

Erica and Greg had a bumpy road to their wedding day thanks to circumstances beyond their control. First off their wedding got postponed, fortunately for us we were free on their new date and could still film for them. After rescheduling their date the University had a mandatory lockdown go into effect and had to shut down their reception venue and hotel just two weeks prior to the event! The university event professionals were so gracious and so helpful as always with providing transportation and other free services to help facilitate their switch to a new venue format. However 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. Keep in mind this includes updates from vendors to change the lighting, food service, flowers and room dressing, not to mention updating all the guests to a new hotel! Long story short they were able to pull it all off and hosted a really breathtaking wedding. Funny story during the FOB speech Erica’s dad got emotional when thanking the vendors and quipped he’s probably the first dad ever to cry at a wedding while talking about the vendor team!

We couldn’t have been more happy to be there for them to see their day unfold and to create a beautiful film to describe their wedding day. Cheers to you Eric and Greg, we love you guys!

Caitlin and Ryan’s Wedding day, filmed in Muncie, Ind. at the Loft on Isanogel

Caitlin & Ryan have a beautiful story of how they met and fell in love. Telling their story was a matter of putting the pieces together from speeches and from their own words that they wrote to one another. One common thread through the stories was that Ryan knew the first time he saw Caitlin that she would be his wife one day. He even said this aloud to his friend at that moment, wow! Maybe Caitlin wasn’t as sure as Ryan was right out the gate. But she was soon to realize she had found Mr. right and the rest.. after several years of dating was history!

I loved all the speeches and although I don’t usually include the groom thank you speech in the highlights film Ryan’s speech was special. I like that he didn’t feel the need to thank Caitlin’s parents for the wedding. What he did thank them for is how they raised their daughter and for accepting him into their family as a son-in-law. Hosting a wedding is a huge gift of resources however raising a child in a way that will enable them as a healthy adult and a blessing to their spouse then giving them to that spouse is the greatest gift.

Hiring a wedding videographer is important, but we believe hiring the videographer who knows how to tell your story is even better. We know how fast the day goes by and in the end you want to remember it through the eyes of an expert storyteller that you can trust!

Destination Wedding at Morris Inn, Notre Dame for Ken and Mami!

We were delighted to film Ken and Mami’s wedding reception at Morris Inn on the campus of Notre Dame. Ken and Mami were legally married in their country of Japan but wanted to have a special event at Notre Dame to honor their many friends and associates from the US. Ken attended Notre Dame and his grandfather lived in South Bend and began their family business there so it was a beautiful way for them to honor this heritage. Check out our short film of their reception!

 

A Union Station Wedding in Indianapolis | Joe & Natasha

Wow, what a wedding and what a couple! We got to know Joe and Natasha through friends we filmed for nearly five years ago, Amanda & Greg. It was great to see Amanda and Greg and their growing family at the event. They were both standing up in the wedding and their little boy was a ring bearer!

I met Joe and Natasha almost a year before their wedding at a Starbucks in Castleton Square. It didn’t take long to realize they had a beautiful chemistry together and their wedding day would just as lovely. Natasha had a clear vision for what her day would be and I could tell Joe was on the ball with her during the planning! Being in December their wedding had that Christmas in winter feel by incorporating lots of whites plus candles and warm tones which gave the grand hall at Historic Union Station a gorgeous glow. Working with these two was an absolute joy! We wish them all best!

Key Vendors

VenueGrand Hall at the Historic Union Station Photography Sami Renee 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