Zachery and Carol’s South Bend wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful Holy Spirit Chapel in LeMans Hall on the Saint Mary’s Collage campus. Carol is a Saint Mary’s Alumni and it is also the place Zachery asked her to be his girlfriend. The reception took place at the lovely St. Joe Farm not far away in Granger, Indiana. The farm has historical ties to both Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame. It once supplied all the food for both campuses. There is a little fun fact for your day.
I first met Zachery and Carol via a Skype call since they were living in Illinois at the time and could not meet in person. I loved getting to know them, their story, and what was important to them. They told me they met on Catholic Match and their Catholic faith is very important to them. I created their wedding film to reflect their faith. It was not difficult to do since Father Ryan’s message tied not only their personal faith into the scripture readings but how they as a married couple will continue to live a life of faith.
We love when we get a South Bend Wedding. They are usually tied to the University of Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s College. Both have beautiful campuses. After the ceremony the couple and bridal party went around the Saint Mary’s campus for photos before heading over to Notre Dame to visit the Grotto so Zachary and Carol could light a candle and pray together as a married couple.
We then made our way to St Joe Farm for the reception. What a beautiful barn. It is probably the largest barn we have ever filmed a wedding in. Oh and one of the few that has air conditioning. Perfect for a July wedding. If you are getting married in the South Bend area, I highly recommend checking this place out!!! The cocktail hour was outside then everyone moved inside for dinner and dancing.
Zachery and Carol thank you for having us film your wedding day. It was an honor to document your story and create your wedding film.
Ceremony Venue ~ Holy Spirit Chapel, LeMans Hall at Saint Mary’s College
Reception Venue ~ St Joe Farm
Wedding Planner ~ Shelley Rice of Merry Me Events
Photographer ~ Kaity Juja of OMG Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ Brook of Nicholas J Salon
Cake ~ Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery
Florist ~ Cher Goggins of Merry Me Events
DJ ~ Mark Durocher of ProShow