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Lindley Farmstead Wedding | Ryan + Ashley

We had the pleasure of filming Ryan and Ashley’s Lindley Farmstead wedding. Lindley Farmstead is part of the Chatham Hills community in Westfield, Indiana. It was a beautiful sunny day for their wedding. We started out with the girls getting ready before the guys arrived at the barn. After Ryan and the guys were ready, it was time for their first look. They had their sweet moment together in front of the historic farm house in the shade of the enormous pines. Their wedding ceremony took place overlooking the pond. It was then time to head inside the barn for the party!

Ryan and Ashley thank you for having us be a part of your wedding team. It was our honor to document your day and create your wedding film.

Venue ~ Lindley Farmstead at Chatham Hills
Photography ~ SB Childs Photography
Videography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Hair ~ Abby Robertson & Megan Niemeyer | Wild Horse Salon
Makeup ~ Jackie Arnoldy
Floral Design ~ McNamara Florist
Officiant ~ Pastor Curry
Catering ~ Ritz Charles
Cake ~ Ritz Charles
DJ ~ Wes | Event One DJs

Lindley Farmstead Wedding

SB Childs Photography

Posted on October 15th, 2018 in Highlight Film, Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Videography
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Black Iris Wedding Trailer | Bob + Whitney

We are excited to share Bob and Whitney’s Black Iris Wedding Trailer. It was such a beautiful day for this sweet family. Their wedding film will be coming soon.

Vendor Team
Venue ~ Black Iris Estate
Wedding Planner ~ Boldly Chic Events {Christine Foulke}
Photography ~ Sara Ackermann Photography Check out their wedding photos HERE
Video ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Catering ~ Thomas Catering
Hair & Makeup ~ Beauty Lounge
Florist ~ Accent Floral Design
Stationery ~ Blu3 Designs
Cake/Cupcakes ~ Classic Cakes
DJ ~ PBJ Pro DJ {Brian}

Black Iris Wedding

Sara Ackermann Photography

Posted on October 11th, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Trailer, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Wedding Film | Ben + Kathleen

It was the perfect day for Ben and Kathleen’s Indianapolis Wedding.  We started off the day capturing the buzz of the preparations  with the girls at Kathleen’s parents house and the guys at the Marriott North Hotel.  One of my favorite moments after Kathleen was in her wedding dress was when her grandmother came in to see her. Her expression was priceless!!! 

Their ceremony took place at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. I was so surprised with filming weddings for 12 years this was our first time filming in this beautiful cathedral. Ben and Kathleen did not see each other prior to the ceremony. Witnessing their first sights of each other was so special. It was such a beautiful ceremony and we loved capturing the streamer exit at the end! We then headed to Newfields for their party! Newfields {Indianapolis Art Museum} is such a great place to film and photograph. We captured footage of Ben and Kathleen and their bridal party around the Newfields property before heading into the Deer Zink Pavillon to capture all the AMAZING details of their reception. Their party was off the charts and so much fun.

Ben & Kathleen, thank you for having us document your stunning wedding. It was a pleasure working with you and your families to create this lasting memories for you to cherish for years and years to come.

If you missed their trailer you can watch it HERE.

The rockstar vendor team
Ceremony ~ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Reception ~ Newfields {Indianapolis Art Museum}
Planner & Designer ~ Mon Amie Events
Graphic Designer ~ Pomp & Polish
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair + Makeup ~ Salon 1|4
Florals ~ The Empty Vase
Cocktail Hour Musician ~ Cathy Morris
Original Art ~ Stephanie Carignan
Lighting + Décor ~ Evans AV – WOW Factors
Catering ~ Kahn’s Catering
Transportation ~ Antique Limo
Band ~ Endless Summer Band

Indianapolis Wedding

Jessica Strickland Photography

Posted on October 8th, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Rocky Mountain Wedding | Jimmy + Courtney

We were over the moon to be chosen to film Jimmy and Courtney’s wedding. Not only because they are an amazing couple, it was a huge thrill that we were going to be filming in our all time favorite place, the Rocky Mountains!!!! We absolutely love when we get Rocky Mountain weddings. Unlike other weddings we have filmed in the Rockies, this was a complete destination wedding for Jimmy and Courtney and all their guests. They told us how much they love Colorado and the mountains and it was the absolute perfect location for them to get married surrounded by their family and closest friends.

For anyone who knows John and I it is no surprise we decided to make this a week long adventure for us. We also took along my mom, who has never been to Colorado. I couldn’t wait to have her experience why we love it so much. We started out our adventure in our favorite town of Breckenridge for a few days before making our way to Estes Park. On our way we drove up through Winter Park and entered Rocky Mountain National Park on the west side and drove across the park on Trail Ridge Road. In all the times we have been to Colorado this was our first time visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. We then spent the entire next day driving around Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park getting b-roll for Jimmy and Courtney’s film. We also met up with Jimmy and Courtney to get their interview for their film as well.

The wedding day was AMAZING! We started off our day at Della Terra Mountain Chateau capturing Jimmy and Courtney getting ready with their family and friends. We also had the privilege of working with Kristopher Lindsay Photography (check out their amazing work of Jimmy and Courtney’s wedding day!). The ceremony was located at St Malo Catholic Church “Chapel on the Rock”, which is the cutest church in the heart of the mountains. After the ceremony and family photos were finished we headed into Rocky Mountain National Park for the most stunning bridal session I think we have EVER had the opportunity to capture. It was so lovely it was hard to stop shooting so we could head to the reception. Their reception was at Della Terra which is located just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. The views were stunning!!! It was such a beautiful celebration of Jimmy and Courtney. Starting Room Only DJ Jay Kacik had the dance floor rocking all night!

Thank you Jimmy, Courtney and family for having us there to capture your wedding day and retell your story through your wedding film. And of course taking us to Colorado with you.

You can see Jimmy and Courtney’s wedding trailer HERE.

Vendors
Venue ~ Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Ceremony ~ St. Malo Catholic Church
Photographer ~ Kristopher Lindsay Photography
Video ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Hair ~ Salon Seven (Ashley Lease & Megan Harris)
Makeup ~ Kari Kisch
Floral ~ Best Day Floral Design
Musician ~ Trading Post Productions
Catering ~Greens Point Catering
Deserts ~ Colorado Rose Cake Company
DJ ~ Standing Room Only DJ, Jay Kacik

Rocky Mountain Wedding

Kristopher Lindsay Photography

Posted on October 1st, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Sacred Heart | Lucas Estate Wedding

This summer has been so busy and gone by so fast I have gotten way behind on blogging.

We had the pleasure of filming Dax and Erin’s wedding. Like many weddings this year we were closely watching the weather as the rain forecast for their wedding day seemed to change by the minute. While overcast it turned out to be a rain free day. We started the day at Erin’s parents home for the bridal prep and the new Ironworks Hotel for groom prep. Their wedding ceremony took place at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Indianapolis. This beautiful church had so much meaning to Erin as it is also where her parents and sister married. After the ceremony it was time for the party at Lucas Estate in Carmel. The decor by WOW Factors and McNamera was absolutely STUNNING!

Thank you Dax and Erin for having us document your beautiful wedding day!

Groom getting ready location ~ Ironworks Hotel
Church ~ Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Reception Venue & Catering ~ Lucas Estate
Planner ~ Aisle Ready Events
Photographer ~ Sarah Knuth Photography
Videographer ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Florist ~ McNamara Florist
Rentals & decor ~ Wow Factors/Evans Audio Visual
Cake ~ Simply Perfection Cakes
DJ ~ Nick Laguzza
Photobooth ~ Viral Booth of Indianapolis

Sacred Heart | Lucas Estate Wedding

Sarah Knuth Photography

Posted on September 24th, 2018 in Highlight Film, Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Videography
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Zionsville Wedding Film | Bria + Damien

It was a beautiful day for Bria and Damien’s Zionsville wedding. We were a little nervous as we had been experiencing rain on and off all week and the forecast seemed to change by the minute. This wedding film is so very special to us because after 12 years of being in the wedding industry, the time finally came we were the parents of the bride.

I (Jen) have to admit it was very hard not to be working and to just be in the moment and enjoy the day. Once the ceremony started, I was finally able to be in the moment and take it all in. John did a wonderful job with his father of the bride speech and it was difficult only using a bit for the movie. I have lost count how many times I have cried while I edited this film, happy tears of course.

Bria and Damien, Dad and I are so very proud of you as individuals, a beautiful married couple, and amazing parents to Brynleigh. We cannot wait to see all the wonderful things awaiting your future.

Thank you to all our amazing wedding “friendors” who helped us make this day so special for Bria and Damien. And a special shout out to Felicia, Jon, Laura, and Maura for documenting the day for us.

Venue ~ The Barn in Zionsville
Photo/Video ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Hair ~ Eclectic Beauty, Ro Bourke
Makeup ~ Alex Sheets & Tammy Barillas
Florals ~ From Bud to Blooms
Cake/Cupcakes ~ The Flying Cupcake
DJ ~ Track Seven DJ
Linens ~ LGi Linens
Caterer ~ Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

You can check out Bria and Damien’s engagement video HERE!

Zionsville Wedding

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Posted on August 22nd, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Wedding Trailer | Ben + Kathleen

Happy Friday! We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July. We are excited to release Ben and Kathleen’s wedding trailer. We had the pleasure of filming their wedding a few weeks ago with an amazing team. Their full wedding film will be coming soon!!!

Ceremony ~ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Reception ~ Newfields {Indianapolis Art Museum}
Planner & Designer ~ Mon Amie Events
Graphic Designer ~ Pomp & Polish
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair + Makeup ~ Salon 1|4
Florals ~ The Empty Vase
Cocktail Hour Musician ~ Cathy Morris
Original Art ~ Stephanie Carignan
Lighting + Décor ~ Evans AV
Catering ~ Kahn’s Catering
Transportation ~ Antique Limo
Band ~ Endless Summer Band

Posted on July 6th, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Trailer, Wedding Videography
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Estes Park, Colorado Wedding | Jimmy + Courtney

We had the absolute honor filming Jimmy and Courtney’s Estes Park, Colorado wedding a few weeks ago. Here is a little sneak peek trailer. Their full film will be coming soon. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Vendors
Venue ~ Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Ceremony ~ St. Malo Catholic Church
Photographer ~ Kristopher Lindsay Photography
Video ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Hair ~ Salon Seven (Ashley Lease & Megan Harris)
Makeup ~ Kari Kisch
Floral ~ Best Day Floral Design
Musician ~ Trading Post Productions
Catering ~Greens Point Catering
Deserts ~ Colorado Rose Cake Company
DJ ~ Standing Room Only DJ, Jay Kacik

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Trailer, Wedding Videography
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Scottish Rite Wedding Film | Karissa + Ryan

We were so excited for Karissa and Ryan’s Scottish Rite wedding. It is one of our favorite reception venues in Indianapolis. This was probably one of the longest bookings we have had to date. I remember when Karissa contacted us about filming her wedding in January of 2016. We don’t typically book out 2 years in advance and told her to contact me in July as I would be opening up the 2nd half of 2017 dates for booking then. About a week later she wrote back telling me she absolutely loved our work and wanted to book asap if possible because she did not want to miss out on having us film her wedding. So of course I loved her organization and drive and booked her!

The day was was perfect. We started off at The Alexander Hotel for getting ready and interviewed both Karissa and Ryan’s parents. What a special addition to their film. They had a private first look without photo or video in the room, then we had a ball filming the bridal party photo session around The Alexander Lobby.

The ceremony took place in the beautiful St. Mary’s Church in downtown Indianapolis. Then it was off to the Scottish Rite for the reception. They did some photos at the front steps before going inside. The hall has a wonderful second story balcony around the entire room where cocktail hour was held. Karissa and Ryan decided to be introduced and do their first dance with all their guests looking down from the balcony. After their first dance the guests were escorted down lead by the bagpiper where they received a glass of champagne with their table assignment. It was a perfect evening with amazing toasts and dancing the night away by the fabulous The Doo Band.

Karissa and Ryan, thank you for having us document your beautiful wedding and create a film for you to watch for many many years to come.

Vendor Team
Getting Ready Location ~ The Alexander Hotel
Ceremony Location ~ St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Location ~ Scottish Rite Cathedral
Wedding Planner ~ Lori Solomon of Boldly Chic Events
Photographer ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair ~ Abby of Bobby Cooper Salon
Makeup ~ Annette of Trish McAvoy
Cake ~ Simply Perfection
Florals ~ Bokay Florist
Catering ~ Thomas Catering
Bagpiper ~ Robert Wood
Transportation ~ Antique Limo

Scottish Rite Wedding

Jessica Strickland Photography

Carmel, Indiana Wedding Film | JD + Emily

I don’t know what it is like in other states, but here in Indiana the rivalry between Indiana University and Purdue University is a big deal. So when a Purdue family welcomes an IU graduate as their new son or daughter-in-law or visa versa it is usually mentioned at some point in the wedding day. I just loved how Emily’s dad incorporated it into his speech when talking about the qualities they hoped for in a husband for Emily.

The day could not have been more perfect for JD and Emily’s Carmel, Indiana wedding day. Emily and the girls started off their day at Emily’s parents home. It was a buzz of excitement and a lot of laughter. The guys met at JD and Emily’s home and enjoyed hanging out and watching football while they prepared for the day. Their ceremony was held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Fr O’Connor gave a beautiful homily on how the creating story lives out even today and God’s love in creating this new family of JD and Emily. After the ceremony we headed to downtown Carmel for some photos around the Monon Trail and Main Street then the Government Center. Then it was time to head to the party at the Ritz Charles. It was a fabulous reception with great speeches, an amazing choreographed first dance and a rocking party!

I always love learning about how people meet. I am also a true believer that things happen for a reason. JD was homesick and trying to find a job back in Indiana and met up with friends from his hometown while interviewing for a job in Indianapolis. Emily just so happened to be going out with friends from college that same night. They were the same friends and that night is when they met!!! JD says, he knew from the moment he saw her. For Emily, she knew after just a few months.

Wedding Coordinator ~ Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Ceremony ~ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Reception ~ Ritz Charles
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair Stylist ~ Kortney Norris Salon One Four
Makeup ~ Tara Dumser Salon One Four
Florist ~ Bella Sorella Floral Design
Catering + Cake ~ Ritz Charles Catering
Transportation ~ Antique Limousine of Indianapolis
DJ ~ Sound Advice DJ Service
Invitations ~ Blue3 Designs
Bridal Boutique ~ Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal
Groom Tux ~ Joseph A Bank

Carmel, Indiana Wedding

(c) Jessica Strickland Photography