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Hidden Hollow Farm Wedding | Chris + Tammy

It was such a perfect day for Chris and Tammy’s Hidden Hollow Farm wedding. Hidden Hollow Farm is a newer venue in Crawfordsville, Indiana. We love filming at new places. We started off our day with Tammy and the girls getting ready His Harvest Home which is a renovated farmhouse and vacation rental just outside Crawfordsville. And with Chris and the guys at Hidden Hollow Farm. As Tammy mentions she has an obsession with makeup and she did her own makeup for the wedding. She is very talented!

As soon as the girls were ready it was time to head over to the farm for some pre-ceremony photos around the farm. Chris and Tammy decided not to do a first look. We get asked often about whether or not a couple should do a first look. It is such a personal decision and we love either way. The ceremony took place down a beautiful path from the barn. I loved that Tammy had her great-grandma as her flower girl. I also loved that they incorporated some of Chris’ cultural traditions into the wedding. Chris’ mother made lace gloves and put them on Tammy during the ceremony prior to coin ceremony.

After the ceremony it was time for photos with family and the couple as well as cocktail hour for the guests. {You can check out their beautiful wedding photos from Sara Ackermann.} Their reception entrance was a surprise to everyone {except us} and I have to say it was pretty incredible seeing them both dressed up in T-rex costumes dancing into their wedding reception. It was such a fun and beautiful night.

We did a short interview with both Chris and Tammy, and loved learning about how they met, what they love about the other and when they both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. It was also a common theme in the speeches at the reception these two are meant for each other.

Chris and Tammy it was such a pleasure to not only film & edit your wedding, but to get to know you know and your family and friends. You are both amazing!!!

Bridal Prep Location ~ His Harvest Home
Groom Prep Location ~ Hidden Hollow Farm
Venue ~ Hidden Hollow Farm
Coordinator ~ Vanessa Rische
Photography ~ Sara Ackermann Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ Piper
Florals ~ Milligan’s Flowers
Cake ~ Cakes by Donna
DJ ~ Don Masters
Caterer ~ Pono Enos

Music license provided by:
Soundstripe ~ “Change” by Kyle Buchanan
Songfreedom ~ “Our Hearts Beat as One” by Steve Collom
~ “No Other” by Kim Edwards
Music Bed ~ “When We’re Together” by Joshua Radin

Hidden Hollow Farm

Video Still by Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on August 31st, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Conrad Hotel Wedding | Nick + Katey

We always get excited when we have a Conrad Hotel Wedding. It is one of our favorite venues downtown. We started off our day at the Conrad to get Nick and Katey getting ready for their big day. The buzz of the preps is always so fun to capture. The anticipation, nervousness, and excitement as the time gets closer to seeing each other for the first time. Nick and Katey are extremely close with their family and friends. It was so evident seeing the interactions all morning.

Nick and Katey did a first look in the fabulous Kite Suite. I loved hearing Nick’s reaction when he turned around and saw Katey for the first time that day. I am pretty sure it took his breath away. We were able to have some time there to get some wonderful shots of just the two of them before meeting up with their bridal party for more photos before the ceremony. Before leaving The Conrad Nick and Katey each had a special bracelet that was inscribed for each of their new mother-in-laws. It was so sweet and I (Jen) was for sure crying behind the camera.

Next we were off to the the infamous Circle in the very center of downtown Indianapolis for bridal party photos. One of the things I love about working with Jessica Strickland is her energy. It also carries over when I am editing and I can hear her commentary with the bridal party and bride and groom while she is shooting their photos. Once photos were finished it was time for their lovely ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral. Dating back to 1837 Christ Church Cathedral has a long history right in the heart of downtown. Dean Steve Carslen performed a beautiful ceremony for Nick and Katey.

It was time to head back to The Conrad Hotel for the reception. As Katey’s dad Mike got up to give his welcome speech you can tell the guests were so excited and ready to have a good time. It was a wonderful party with the dance floor packed all night (thanks Jim Cerone)!!!

Thank you Nick and Katey (and your amazing families) for having us document one of the most important days in your life.

You may remember their TRAILER we posted right after their wedding.

Getting Ready Location ~ The Conrad Hotel
Ceremony ~ Christ Church Cathedral
Reception ~ The Conrad Hotel
Wedding Coordination ~ Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Photogray ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ HG Studio
Florist ~ Bella Sorella Floral Design
Caterer ~ The Conrad Hotel
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets
DJ ~ Jim Cerone
Officiant ~ Dean Steve Carlsen
Transportation ~ Antique Limousine

Conrad Hotel Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Strickland Photography

Posted on August 17th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Arjun + Kelly | Same Day Edit

It was an honor to again be filming for this family. This video is a same day edit, which was shown at the reception. We started filming 2 days before the wedding at the Henna party, which we saw many familiar faces. The Henna designs are always amazing and so detailed, intricate and beautiful. It took about 1 hour to do the tops of Kelly’s hands and then another hour for the palms and then yet another hour for the tops of the feet. Kelly’s soon to be husband had a free hand Henna design on the back of his neck. On Day 2 we filmed the Sangeet, which is one of our favorite things to film. There is so much color and the dancing is fun to watch. It is truly a display of excitement and celebration from family and friends to the couple. We love Indian food and we started our fix of the much anticipated cuisine at the Sangeet. Shaadi Entertainment was pivotal in keeping the dance floor active and inviting.

Day 3 the wedding day, we had perfect weather, which allowed us to also shoot some aerial drone footage. Kelly was so pretty and she had the most infectious smile. Kelly dressed for the Hindu ceremony and her Sari looked gorgeous but you can’t imaging how heavy the Sari is with the cloth thickness and jewels. Non the less, Kelly carried it very well. The Hindu ceremony is full of symbolism based on centuries of cultural influence and it is always great to witness. After the Hindu ceremony they had a Christian ceremony. It was quite evident that Kelly and Arjun have not only a romantic relationship but a spiritual connection with each other.

Congratulations Kelly and Arjun and thank you to your entire family for their hospitality and making us feel welcomed.

Venue ~ Horizon Convention Center
Photography ~ Jennifer Van Elk Wedding Photographers
Florists ~ Millers Flower Shop
~ Hand Tied Memories
Cake ~ Conannon Bakery
Catering ~ Shalimar Indian Restaurant
DJ ~ Shaadi Entertainment

Same Day Edit

Video still by Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on August 14th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Same Day Edit, Wedding Videography
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