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Lake Wawasee Wedding Film | Tyler + Alyssa

Having a Lake Wawasee Wedding was perfect for Tyler and Alyssa. Not only is the lake special to Alyssa and her family, but it is where she met Tyler. We love learning about how the couple meets and their back story. As Tyler tells it, it might not have happened as his buddies he was hanging with were not up to heading to the Frog that night, but they finally came around. Not only was that night when they met but also their two best friends who got married just a few weeks before Tyler and Alyssa. I am such a firm believer in fate and you are to meet the right people at just the right time.

As lake people ourselves it was extra special to be able to film at the lake! We started off the day with Alyssa at her family’s home. Of course John fell in love with her father’s vintage Chris-Craft, which makes a few appearances in the film. We also got to hang out with Tyler at the Oakwood Resort right on the water of Lake Wawasee. This was also the location for their ceremony and reception. As soon as the guys were ready, Tyler and the groomsmen headed over to Alyssa’s home for their first look and some photos along the lake before heading to the ceremony.

The ceremony was lovely and I absolutely love when couples write their own vows. While the traditional vows are wonderful, personal vows add such a personal touch and create a film that much more unique from anyone. After the ceremony their get away was in that vintage Chris-Craft!!!
After the ceremony was time for the party! Their reception was up the hill from the lake with gorgeous views. For anyone thinking about having a Lake Wawasee Wedding, I highly recommend it!

Thank you Tyler and Alyssa for having us film your amazing wedding day. It is a pleasure and honor you chose us to capture your day and create your wedding film for you to watch over and over again for years to come.

Here is their wedding trailer we posted right after their wedding!

The steller vendor team!

Venue ~ Oakwood Resort
Planner & Designer ~ Plum & Poppy Weddings
Photographer ~ Conforti Photoraphy
Hair & Makeup ~ Something Blue Stylists
Florist ~ Accent Floral Design
Cake ~ SassieCakes
DJ ~ Jim Cerone
Stationary ~ Nicole Mae Paper Design
Tent & Decor ~ A Party Apart
Ceremony Music ~ The Innocenti Strings

Lake Wawasee

Photo Courtesy of Conforti Photography

Posted on November 29th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Sahm’s Atrium Wedding | Kyle + Jenna

We posted some of our favorites of Kyle and Jenna’s wedding photos last week. This week their wedding film is complete! We loved getting to know Kyle and Jenna and it was an honor to capture their wedding day with both videography and photography. The day started off the day at The Westin downtown for both bride and groom prep. Next we were able to do their first look in the beautiful park just east of The Westin. We went to the Indiana War Memorial as well as the Canal area around the Indiana State and Eiteljorg Museums. Then it was off to the Indiana State House for their wedding ceremony. Sahm’s Atrium was the location for their wedding reception. Sahm’s is just a quick 2 blocks from the Indiana State House so it was perfect for guest to walk on the beautiful July evening we had.

What I loved most about this wedding film was hearing their story. Hearing about how Kyle and Jenna met, how she was trying to get him to ask her out on a date, and the proposal she didn’t think would ever happen. Their personalities remind me so much of John and I.

Thank you Kyle and Jenna for having our team be a part of our amazing wedding day!!!

If you missed it you can see their Same Day Edit and their photo gallery.

Bride/Groom Prep ~ The Westin
Ceremony ~ Indiana State House
Reception ~ Sahm’s Atrium
Photography ~ Northerlight Filmworks
Videography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Hair ~ Cait Albaugh
Makeup ~ Mandy Odle
Wedding Dress ~ Marie Gabriel Couture {Designer Hayley Paige}
Florals ~ VS Design
Cake ~ Taylor’s Bakery
DJ ~ Joel of Track Seven DJ

Sahm's Atrium

Image by Northernlight Filmworks.

Posted on November 1st, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Indiana State House Wedding | Jenna + Kyle

Jenna and Kyle, what can we say…. we loved spending time with you and looking back through these images puts a smile on our face. Just look at the smiles on their face. Northernlight Filmworks did both photography and cinema for Jenna and Kyle. We produced a Same Day Edit, which was previously posted but you can see it here SDE-Jenna & Kyle. We had a great team as always and they were instrumental in pulling this all together seamlessly. We dont want to fill this up with too much commentary as the images speak for themselves. Such a great couple, great personalities and a fabulous family. Gotta say Haley Paige dresses are one of our favorite wedding dresses.

Bride/Groom Prep ~ The Westin
Ceremony ~ Indiana State House
Reception ~ Sahm’s Atrium
Photography ~ Northerlight Filmworks
Videography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Hair ~ Cait Albaugh
Makeup ~ Mandy Odle
Wedding Dress ~ Marie Gabriel Couture {Designer Hayley Paige}
Florals ~ VS Design
Cake ~ Taylor’s Bakery
DJ ~ Joel of Track Seven DJ

Posted on October 27th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Photography
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Tabernacle Presbyterian Wedding | Kyle + Kassy

It had been a few years since we had Tabernacle Presbyterian wedding. It is such a beautiful church on the Northeast side of downtown Indianapolis. So I was thrilled when Kassy contacted me about filming their wedding to be filming there again. I was equally thrilled to be filming at the Grand Hall at Historic Union Station as well. Two amazing venues for a wedding.

It was a gorgeous day for Kyle and Kassy’s wedding. It isn’t usually typical for our clients to get ready at the church but Tabernacle Presbyterian has great getting ready rooms for the bride and groom. You could feel the excited leading up to the ceremony. Kyle and Kassy decided not to do a first look but they did get to pray together before the ceremony.

We love when our clients elect the interview aspect for their film. It ties together their story leading up to the wedding day. In Kyle and Kassy’s story I love how they both were determined to focus on their education when they arrived at Butler University as freshman and within months were dating. I also love that he took her back to Butler to propose.

The wedding ceremony so sweet. The reaction of Kyle seeing his bride walking down the aisle for the first time is priceless. Seeing the smile on Kassy’s face and the joy of becoming Kyle’s wife was apparent all day. It is wonderful to see and hear how important it is for them to put Christ at the center of their marriage. It followed through in the speeches given at the reception as well.

After the ceremony we headed to the Lockerbie area for photo session while the guests enjoyed cocktails at Union Station. Then it was time for the celebration!!! It was a fun reception at the Grand Hall at the Historic Union Station. Every time I am there I look around and think about all the people who came though on their travels via train to our great city.

Kyle and Kassy thank you for having us document your wedding day and create your film for you to watch for years and years to come.

Ceremony ~ Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
Reception ~ Grand Hall at Historic Union Station
Photography ~ SB Childs Photography
Hair + Makeup ~ Nicole Bryan Salon
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets Bakery
Florist ~ Posh Petals
DJ ~ Brian Whitis

Posted on October 25th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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South Bend Wedding Film | Zachery + Carol

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.

Vendor Team
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

South Bend Wedding

Video still | Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on October 20th, 2017 in Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Fort Wayne Wedding Trailer | Joey + Jenna

We had a wonderful time filming Joey and Jenna’s Fort Wayne wedding a few weeks ago. Since I grew up just outside of Fort Wayne, I always love when we get the chance to film up there. It was a beautiful sunny day and the temperature was perfect. Their wedding took place at Empyrean Events & Catering which is the top two floors of the PNC tower right downtown. Talk about spectacular views!!! Not only did we love capturing Joey and Jenna’s day, we loved learning their story, meeting their family and friends and working with new friendors. This is just a sneak peak of their wedding day, their feature film will be coming in a few months. We hope you enjoyed this trailer. Thank you Joey and Jenna for having us be a part of your day and capture your story.

Venue + Catering ~ Empyrean Events & Catering
Photography ~ Catie Captures
Hair/Makeup ~ The Red Stiletto
Cake ~ SassieCakes
Florals ~ Empyrean Designs
DJ ~ Quattro Systems {Dean}
Trolley ~ Club Car Limo

Fort Wayne Wedding

Aerial photo by Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Trailer, Wedding Videography
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Lake Wawasee Trailer | Tyler + Alyssa

Lake Wawasee was the perfect location for Tyler and Alyssa’s wedding. This is just a little trailer from their wedding at Oakwood Resort on beautiful Lake Wawasee. We can’t wait to start editing their full film.

We of course worked with a spectacular team to make Tyler and Alyssa’s day amazing!!!

Venue ~ Oakwood Resort
Planner & Designer ~ Plum & Poppy Weddings
Photographer ~ Conforti Photoraphy
Hair & Makeup ~ Something Blue Stylists
Florist ~ Accent Floral Design
Cake ~ SassieCakes
DJ ~ Jim Cerone
Stationary ~ Nicole Mae Paper Design
Tent & Decor ~ A Party Apart
Ceremony Music ~ The Innocenti Strings

Lake Wawasee

Photo Courtesy of Conforti Photography

Posted on September 1st, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Trailer, Wedding Videography
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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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