I may be daydreaming reflecting on Katie and Brad’s ethereal winter wedding. White and bright, cold and grey but hospitable. Subtle cool tones. These are some of the adjectives I’d use to describe the campus of Notre Dame in winter. At least the campus on the kind of day that Katie and Brad had. It was beautiful to say the least. Warm enough we were able to film outside without gloves. But our ears and hands reminded us it was still winter after a half hour or so. Katie Whitcomb and I had a blast taking photos & filming while Katie & Brad did their part looking great and braving the cold. Kudos to them!
We began the day filming with Katie and her bridal crew getting glammed up at their suite in Hilton Garden Inn. We even got a few of Brad getting suited up with his bro’s. Then it was time for Katie’s big reveal with her father as they shared a first look moments before heading to the church. Their Basilica ceremony was beautiful. The priest shared a some memories from Katie’s time taking his “tree class”. Then he even shared some of Katie’s reflections from her time in class. He incorporated those reflections into their ceremony homily in a beautiful way. Their reception followed at the Gillespie conference center nearby which is perfect for large or intimate events such at theirs.
Their winter wedding film has certain attributes of heavenly grace and sublime beauty. Perhaps a good reflection of Katie and Brad’s married life together!
Dress Christina Wu BridalReception Venue Gillespie Conference Center Ceremony Venue The Basilica Hotel Hilton Garden Inn South Bend Cake Macri’s Italian Bakery Hair and MakeupNicholas J Salon Floral Pollies by PoppyDj ProShow Photography Katie Whitcomb photography Videography Vibrant Video Productions
Rosemary and Greg hosted their pitch perfect 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 a 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 (the groom) Greg getting prepped for the ceremony. There wasn’t much time to get shots in the Basilica due to the current restrictions in place. Fortunately for us we work at the Basilica often see more of our ND weddings here! and have an efficient routine to get ready there. We were able to get all set up in time and got great looks with Greg!
As Greg and Rosemary met one another singing in the choir at ND they wanted to make a special nod to that by singing a song together on campus. They also included members of their wedding party and friends who were in choir with them. The group sang at the famed Grotto on campus while onlookers stood around and admired them. It was a beautiful moment and a perfect, emotive score to begin their film with. So kudos to the couple for trying something 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
To say Laura & Glenn’s Wedding was exceptional would be an understatement. Weddings as lovely usually don’t come easy but Laura and Glenn’s wedding seemed like an easy composite of their favorite things. All grounded by love, great design, and lots fun on Laura and Glenn’s part!
Their day, ceremony and reception all took place at Industry 828 Events Center in the historic Industrial center of Indianapolis, Ind. The venue provided plenty of space for their guests with lots of exposed brick and plenty of window light for the getting ready process. Industry also comes with easy access to the city of Indy for pictures and video.
If you watch Laura and Glenn interact for more than a few minutes you realize the ease with which they communicate, you also recognize the trust between them and an easy enjoyment of being together. This all came out so well during video and photos on their wedding day. But don’t take my word for it check out their film and see all the moments that create the tapestry of their love story!!
What should you expect with a gorgeous couple, great family and beautiful locations? A gorgeous Wedding Day of course! There were many things that made Maggie & Mike’s day extra special but when I asked Maggie the bride for special insights she replied. “A couple things that were special was having my grandma’s rosary beads wrapped around my bouquet (she passed away in January) and my mom’s wedding gloves around the bouquet. Also, the weather was supposed to be 100% chance of storms all week and it turned out to be the most beautiful day- 70s and sunny!”
Well we couldn’t have been any happier to film on a beautiful 70’s and sunny day and had a blast working with the couple. The ceremony was at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger and Reception at one of our favorites the Morris Park Country Club. Check out this Short Film!
Catering Morris Park CC Planner Elena Dunn Entertainment Blammo Band Cake Carmel’s Bakery Flowers Snapdragon Designs Rentals Burns Rent Alls Transportation Epic Limo and Royal Excursion Photo Thomas Wrench Videography Vibrant Productions