The week leading up to Matt and Hilary’s Indianapolis Museum of Art wedding was a bit of a roller coaster. Only because the weather forecast was crazy. It seemed every hour the forecast for their day would change from rain to no rain and back to rain. Their wedding ceremony was in the Formal Gardens with their reception under a tent at the Garden Terrace. Thankfully it turned out to be a gorgeous sunshiny day. As far as outdoor locations in the city, having an Indianapolis Museum of Art wedding is one of my favorite outdoor locations.
The day started with the girls and the guys getting ready at the Garden Terrace. I always love the buzz of the preps. The anticipation for both the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day. Matt wrote the sweetest letter to Hilary and she decided to read it out loud which in turn was a great addition to their wedding film. The first look was so beautiful just outside the Garden Terrace in a wooded spot. Matt is a firefighter so it was extra special to have the antique firetruck on site for some of their wedding photo session.
I always love when the officiant has a personal connection with the couple. It really does come through in the ceremony. She had such lovely things to say and was so poetic. I’m sure you can tell I was able to use her narrative to drive their wedding film. The ceremony was stunning with the fountain of the gardens in the background. It could not have been a more perfect day for Matt and Hilary.
The cocktail hour and reception were back at the Garden Terrace. Dinner and dancing took place in the tent. It was such a great evening. The speeches were heartfelt and I loved when Hilary’s dad pointed out how he noticed Matt loves Hilary as much as he loves his wife Sherri. At the end of the night everyone gathered for a sparkler exit to send Matt and Hilary off.
Matt and Hilary thank you for having us there to capture your wedding day and create this treasured wedding film for you to watch for your lifetime.
Venue ~ A Touch of Elegance
Photography ~ Nathaniel Edmonds Photography
Hair + Makeup ~ La Dolce Salon
Florist ~ Bokay Florist
DJ ~ Diamond Production
Catering ~ Kahn’s Catering
Video still by Northernlight Filmworks
Chris and Tammy’s wedding at Hidden Hollow Farm in Crawfordsville was beautiful. Even though we (John and Jen) are on vacation this week, we wanted to get this sneak peek trailer out and share the awesomeness. This year is the year for amazing entrances to the reception. Having a T-Rex entrance is a first and we were so excited when we found out it was happening.
Chris and Tammy, thank you for having us document your wedding day and we can’t wait to dive into your full edit.
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
Video Still by Northernlight Filmworks
Here is a little sneak peek wedding trailer from Nick and Katey’s wedding. It was such a beautiful wedding day. We started out at The Conrad Hotel for getting ready then the first look in the magnificat Kite Suite. Then we were off to the infamous Circle for photos before the ceremony. The ceremony took place at Christ Church Cathedral also on the Circle. After the ceremony we went down to Mass Ave for some fun bridal party photos. We ended the day back at The Conrad Hotel for the reception. The day was so much fun not only because we were working with some of our favorite friendors, but because this couple, their family and friends made it a blast to film. We hope you enjoyed this teaser. We can’t wait to jump into editing their wedding film.
Church ~ Christ Church Cathedral
Reception ~ The Conrad Hotel
Wedding Coordination ~ Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair + Makeup ~ HG Studio
Florals ~ Bella Sorella Floral Design
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets
DJ ~ Jim Cerone
Wedding Dress ~ The Wedding Studio
Bridesmaids Dresses ~ Bella Bridesmaids Indy
Tuxes ~ Men’s Warehouse
Invitations ~ Minted
Rings ~ Reis Nichols
Video Still by Northernlight Filmworks
Canal 337 Wedding of Alex and Rachel by Northernlight Filmworks (Thumbnail image by Conforti Photography)
Alex and Rachel’s Canal 337 wedding was absolutely perfect. With a very rainy week leading up to the big day, the forecast seemed to keep changing every minute. When I woke up that morning and saw how dark and rainy it was I just kept praying it would pass. While they were not having an outdoor wedding, I do love being able to get outside in natural light during their photo sessions. I also didn’t want their surprise reception entrance to get rained out.
We stared the day off with the girls at the salon getting their hair and makeup done. The atmosphere as the girls were getting ready was so fun. At this point it was still raining, but just as it was time to head to Canal 337, the skies dried up and blue sky was emerging through the dark thick clouds.
It was just a hop skip and a jump over to Canal 337 where the girls finished up getting ready for the wedding. Alex and his groomsmen arrived all ready to go. As our luck would have it, it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day for their pre ceremony photo session. It was such a beautiful ceremony with a lot of heartfelt moments and moments of laughter. I love how their minister really personalized their ceremony and honored their families.
Alex and Rachel decided not to have a first look before the ceremony (which I do love just as much as a first look) we headed out around the canal for a little photo fun with the bridal party then just Alex and Rachel. What they didn’t know was we were making our way toward a gondola waiting for them to take them back to their cocktail hour. When they did their engagement photos Rachel had asked if they could get in one for a photo and she was told no. She was reliving the story as we got closer and jokingly asked if they could get in for a photo and was shocked with they said yes. Then was even more surprised when they said it was theirs waiting to take them for a ride. I love all the cheering from their wedding guests as they arrived back at Canal 337.
The rest of the evening was spectacular with an amazing dinner and dancing to one of our favorite bands. Thank you Alex and Rachel for having us film your wedding day and create your film for you to watch for years to come.
Venue ~ Canal 337
Wedding Planner ~ Betsy Eibling, Indy Gigz
Photographer ~ Conforti Photography
Wedding Dress ~ Marie Gabriel Couture
Hair ~ Katheryn’s Bridal Bar
Makeup ~ Beauty by Crystal
Paper ~ 10 Twenty-Two Designs
Florals ~ The Rusted Window
Cake ~ Classic Cakes
Caterer ~ Thomas Caterers of Distinction
Band ~ The Doo Band
Gondola ~ Old World Gondoliers
Image by Conforti Photography
I first met Lyssa 3 years ago when we filmed her sister Kaylee’s wedding. So of course I was over the moon to received an email from Lyssa letting me know it was her turn to get married. I set up a meeting with Lyssa and Dan to get the particulars about the big day. It would be our first time filming a St Elizabeth Seton wedding. While we love the houses of worship we film in over and over again, it is refreshing to film somewhere new. This would also be our first time filming at Piper’s at the Marott. When Dan and Lyssa came to meet with me, I could tell instantly they are a perfect match.
One thing that struck me when I met this family three years ago was their faith. They wear their faith on their sleeve and you know instantly how important it is to them. Lyssa and Dan’s wedding was no different in that sense and knowing the Mass was the most important aspect of their wedding. I love getting to know our clients and knowing what is important to them helps me tell their story. As with many of our couples we sat down with Dan and Lyssa on camera so they could help narrate their story. Not only did their interview guide the storyline, but the homily fell right into place as did Kaylee’s speech at the reception. I hope you enjoy Dan and Lyssa’s story. For me it shows two people faithful that God will revel his perfect plan for their life in his perfect timing. That perfect plan and timing came in the form of a Catholic dating site.
Ceremony Venue ~ St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
Reception Venue ~ Piper’s at the Marott
Bride’s Makeup ~ Becky Naylor | Salon Lofts
Bridesmaid Makeup ~ Harmony | Ciao Bella
Hair ~ Marion Rogers | Ciao Bella
Photography ~ BJLR Photography
Cake ~ Taylor’s Bakery
Transportation ~ Advanced Limousines
Music License ~ Music Bed & Soundstripe
A special thanks to our good friend Steve Zugelter for coming to help us film.
Video Still by Northernlight Filmworks
Northernlight Filmworks filmed a wedding for Danielle and Tim at a beautiful private ranch in Illinois. We learned from the couple that this ranch wedding would have special meaning for Danielle as she was the Nanny for the family for several years. We always love listening to stories of how our couples met and Tim and Danielle have a pretty cool story. One amazing thing is the number 1011. You will have to watch the film to learn why this number is special to Danielle and Tim.
This was a beautiful wedding all the way around. Congrats Danielle and Tim!
Jeremy and Emily had a beautiful Laurel Hall Wedding. You may remember their cinematic trailer we posted just a few weeks after their wedding. It was a very exciting, happy and emotional day.
The day, like many in 2016, started out very very rainy. The girls got ready downtown at the Omni Severin Hotel. It was such a chill morning and the girls sat around chatting with each other as they got their hair and make up done. Meanwhile the guys met up at Red’s Classic Barber Shop for hair cuts and shaves. They all headed for Laurel Hall to finish getting ready. The bridal suite at Laurel Hall is a gorgeous room overlooking the patio and lawn. The light coming in the windows is amazing. The guys got ready in the library and they enjoyed a game of cards while they waited. During this time the rain stopped, the clouds started to break up and peeks of sun began to shine.
Family is very important to Jeremy and Emily. For Emily, she is close to her dad and due to some health scares she did not know if he would be there to walk her down the isle. Knowing this we decided to mic her dad during the father daughter moment. And oh my goodness I am so thankful we did. That audio soundbite of when he turned and saw her was so moving and powerful, even though I have watched this probably a hundred times in the editing process I get chocked up and the tears roll down my face EVERY SINGLE TIME!
The ceremony took place in the upstairs chapel at Laurel Hall. The ceremony was very special because Emily’s brother was one of the officiants and he gave a beautiful sermon. Jeremy and Emily wrote their own vows in addition to the traditional vows. We love when couples are able to write their vows. While the traditional vows are wonderful, when couples can write their own it adds a special element and their personality to their wedding. One line that stood out from Emily’s vows, “We may not be perfect people, but we are perfect for each other”.
The reception was beautiful and the toasts so heartfelt. They ended off the night were a spectacularly dance party including glow sticks and colorful flashing glasses. I could go on and on about their day, but I feel their wedding film speaks more and encompasses their day better than I can write about it. Thank you Jeremy and Emily for having us capture your day and tell your story.
Bridal Preps ~ Omni Severin Hotel
Groom Hair cut & Shave ~ Red’s Classic Barber Shop
Ceremony & Reception ~ Laurel Hall
Wedding Film ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Photography ~ Erin Hession Photography
Wedding Coordinator/Florist ~ Heather Moschinger
Hair & Makeup ~ Karen Hall & Co
Catering ~ Thomas Caterers of Distinction
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets Cakes
DJ ~ Track Seven DJ
Music license provided by Music Bed
Image by Erin Hession Photography
It was the perfect fall day for Christopher and Lia’s Traders Point Creamery wedding. Lia and the girls got ready in The Roost at Traders Point Creamery which over looked the lawn and garden area where they were setting up the ceremony. It was so fun seeing the progress of not only the girls getting ready but the progress of the ceremony site. Autumn of Isibeal Studio is so amazingly talented and watching the progress of her magic coming alive for the wedding is awe inspiring. I absolutely loved that Lia wore her mom’s wedding dress and had her grandmother’s diamond. It was so special for them.
Chris and the guys got ready downtown at the Westin. Once they arrived at Traders Point Creamery it was time for the first look. I am sure you will absolutely love their first look. The dock at the pond was the perfect location. Seeing how nervous Christopher was prior to the first look then how calm he got as soon as he saw her was magic.
The ceremony was beautiful and having Lia’s childhood youth pastor marry them made this ceremony extra special for them. This was the first time I have seen the braiding of the rope. This will be a beautiful piece hung in their home for a constant reminder of the commitment they have made to each other and keeping God in their marriage.
The Barn at Traders Point Creamery was beautifully decorated and of course Autumn’s floral design and the candles made it so romantic. The music of The Impalas had everyone danced the night away. Thanks to The Impalas for letting us plug into their board for the audio of the speeches.
We love working with our friends Cory + Jackie. We always know it will be an amazing day when we get to work together. And a special thanks to my friend Brian for coming and filming with me.
Bridal Prep ~ The Roost at Traders Point Creamery
Groom Prep ~ Westin
Venue ~ Traders Point Creamery
Coordinator ~ Rebecca Moreland Green
Photography ~ Cory + Jackie
Cinematography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Floral Design ~ Isibeal Studio
Cupcakes ~ The Flying Cupcake
Band ~ The Impalas
All music licensed through Music Bed
Cory + Jackie
Miles and Marissa’s Columbia Club wedding was so beautiful. Just like many other weddings this year we were worried about the rain forecasted. I had gotten a text from Molly Connor the day before that she was going to get umbrellas just in case. Well it ended up we did not need them as the rain broke right before the first look. The audio of Miles seeing Marissa for the first time was priceless. We were able to get in their photo session as well around the circle before the black clouds rolled back in.
The ceremony took place on the first floor of the Columbia Club in front of the beautiful ornate glass windows looking out onto the Soldiers and Sailor’s memorial. Miles and Marissa’s ceremony was extra special because Miles grandfather was the officiant who married them. I always love special moments like that. After the “I Do’s” it was time to head up to the cocktail hour and reception. The reception took place on the third floor in the beautiful Crystal Terrace. It was such a fun party. Thank you Miles and Marissa for having us be a part of your wedding team to document your wedding day and create your wedding film.
Venue ~ The Columbia Club
Officiant ~ Les Koerselman
Photography ~ Molly Connor Photography
Hair ~ Carly Rush | Makefresh on Maple Salon and Spa
Makeup ~ Erica Foit | Makefresh on Maple Salon and Spa
Florist + Décor ~ Jeni Banker
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets
DJ ~ Dave Guarino | Platinum DJ Productions
Paperie ~ Cari Bowersock | Interprintations
Molly Connor Photography
Indiana Historical Society Wedding | Kevin + Michele from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.
Kevin and Michele had a beautiful day for their Indiana Historical Society Wedding. This is their feature film and one we were honored to capture. You may have seen their trailer a few months ago. There were a few things that stood out to me at this wedding; first everyone was pitching in to make sure all the details were coming together and ready, second family is very very important to Kevin and Michele and their family was the center of their wedding, and third it didn’t rain. This year was a very wet and rainy summer, so having a perfect weather day was amazing.
When creating a wedding film I always look for the story. In this case the story revolved around their family and close friends. The story was told through those family and friends at the reception during their toasts. I especially loved the poem Michele’s father translated from a 19th Century Dutch Poet. It was so sweet how he used this poem to relate to marriage and how Kevin and Michele can use these wise words to strengthen and grow in their marriage.
Thank you Kevin and Michele for having our team there to document your wedding day. We wish you a long life time of happiness.
Ceremony & Reception Location ~ Indiana Historical Society
Hair & Makeup ~ Hair Quest Etc
Photography ~ Ivan & Louise Photography
Officiant ~ Mike Ehringer
Ceremony Musicians ~ Providence Trio
Florals ~ Bokay Florist
Cake ~ Simply Perfection Cakes
Catering ~ Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering
DJ ~ Michael Nickolich Lights Out Entertainment
Ivan & Louise Photography