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

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

Winter Wedding at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, MI // Natalie and Eric

The setting and sights of Natalie and Eric’s wedding were absolutely lovely. We had a fantastic time seeing their event unfold in front of our eyes and our cameras! From their first look when we arrived to getting down on the dance floor at the reception their energy and chemistry together was amazing. Congrats to the new Mr and Mrs. Gehrig!

Key Vendors Include:

Snapdragon Designs Flowers  

Celebrated Events Planning & Design

DJ Entertainment Toast & Jam Dj’s 

Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions

Eliza & Frank’s sweet day! Married at Riverside Terrace in Mishawaka, Ind.

We started the day with Eliza and Frank at Eliza’s grandparents home in Michigan on their 1000 acre ranch where Eliza recalled spending a lot of her time as a child. It was not only a great place to get ready but provided beautiful setting for their photos and video. After getting all ready they had a lot of fun first looks. First with the girls seeing Eliza followed by Eliza seeing her dad and fishing with a sweet encounter between Eliza and Frank. There were many beautiful moments but it was hard to top the couples heartfelt notes to one another. The venue Riverside Terrace was nicely arranged and provided a lovely setting for their event. Check out this Short Film!