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!

James and Mary say I Do! Notre Dame Basilica Wedding

We were blessed to be a small part of Mary and Jame’s marriage story. One that began with years of friendship ultimately culminating in a wedding day. James and Mary were reminded by the best man in his speech and we agree that friendship in marriage is so important and that having a successful marriage depends on building and nurturing that friendship. I think these two will have no trouble with that! Just watching them it’s easy to see the pure joy they have being together and see how their friendship flows effortlessly.

Our team Zarah & Sam began the day with James and Mary at the Basilica bright and early for the 9am ceremony time slot. Outside the Basilica doors Mary and her father had their first look before he walked her down the isle to see James! It was a beautiful ceremony followed by a brunch style reception at the recently renovated Carnegie library events center in South Bend.

Venders Include

Coordinator BelleBehindtheBall Ceremony Venue The Basilica of the Sacred Heart Reception Venue Carnegie Special Events Floral Poppies Cake C’est La Vie Video Vibrant Video Productions Photography Arielle Peters

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!

Rosemary & Greg’s Pitch Perfect Wedding at The Basilica at Notre Dame and Palais Royale!

Rosemary and Greg hosted their fairytale wedding day at the University of Notre Dame where they both attended school. The day began with Rosemary getting ready fine tuning all the details hair, make up etc. Rosemary and her ladies had an awesome chill attitude and enjoyed all the moments and laughs with the cameras rolling. After Rosemary’s first look with her dad we scuttled over to the Basilica to get some coverage of the main man (and groom) Greg and prep for the ceremony. There wasn’t much time to get shots in the Basilica due to the current restrictions in place but we work at the Basilica often and have an efficient routine to get ready there so we did our best and got great looks with Greg! As Greg and Rosemary met one another singing in the choir at ND they wanted to make a nod to that by singing a song on campus with other member of their wedding party and friends who were also in choir. They sang at the Grotto on campus and we were right there to record it all. It was a beautiful moment and a perfect, emotive score to begin their film with. So kudos to the couple for trying something a bit different on their wedding day and for doing a beautiful job with it!! Check out their short film.

Key Vendors that helped make the day a complete success include.

Planner and Coordinator Angie with Belle Behind the Ball Photographer Sarah Sage Photography Reception Venue Richelle with Palais Royale Dj Jim Rnner In-Tune DJ Service Videographer Vibrant Productions Catering Navarre Hospitality Church Venue Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame Hair Tiaras & Veils Hair Artistry Cake C’est La Vie