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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

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Video still by Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on August 14th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Same Day Edit, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Wedding | Kyle + Jenna

Kyle and Jenna had a downtown Indianapolis wedding this past Saturday. This is the Same Day Edit shown at their reception. It turned out to be the most perfect day for their wedding. Not only was it a gorgeous sunny day, it was cool and low humidity. Which is very rare for Indiana at the end of July. They have an amazing family and group of friends. We hope you enjoyed their same day edit. I can’t wait to start editing the full wedding film.

I want to thank our team for doing an amazing job on filming, editing and photographing their special day. A special thanks to our friend Brian Mercer for coming over from Ohio to help us.

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

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Corbin + Kati | Indianapolis Wedding

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Corbin + Kati | Indianapolis Wedding from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

We have looked forward to this wedding for over a year and it was more spectacular than what we imagined. There were so many visual and sentimental details to capture. One in particular that stands out is the purse that Kati carried. Kati’s Mom took material from her own wedding dress to fashion into a lifetime keepsake. Our team of creatives handled both photos and video and produced this Same Day Edit, which was shown at the reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Kati and Corbin like many of our couples, were so pleasant and go with the flow and fun kind of personalities. There were smiles all day long, a few happy tears and laughter. They both had top notch friends / family in the wedding party and that makes for a great day.

Kati was absolutely stunning in her Hayley Paige Wedding Dress and when her Dad turned to see her for the first time in her dress it was a sweet intimate moment. Walking down the aisle at North United Methodist Church, Corbin steps into position and it was an emotional moment as he stepped down to meet his Bride for the hand off.

We had a total of 5 on the creative crew: 2 Photographers (John and Felicia) and 2 Videographers (Jen and Jon) and 1 Editor (Jenna). Photos to follow in a near future post.

Congratulations Kati and Corbin. It was an honor for our team to work with you and to be a part of documenting your wedding day.

Below is also the video we filmed and edited as part of Kati’s dad’s speech.

Bridal Prep Location ~ Conrad
Groom Prep Location ~ Embassy Suites
Photography + Cinema ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Wedding Day Coordination ~ Indy Gigz, LLC
Ceremony Location ~ North United Methodist Church
Reception Location ~ Indiana Roof Ballroom
Wedding Dress ~ Hayley Paige
Hair ~ Samantha Shaw Salon
Makeup ~ Natalie Dawn
Florist ~ Rue De Fleur
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets
Band ~ American Cheese

Posted on June 20th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Same Day Edit
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Same Day Edit: Karna + Trisha

This is the same day edit we filmed and edited for Karna and Trisha this weekend. We loved how they incorporated both his Hindu traditions and her Christian traditions to unite their families together. We started off Thursday at Karna’s parents home to get some shots of Trisha getting the henna applied to her arms and feet. Friday night was the Sangeet at the Horizon Convention Center. We loved capturing all the performances put on by their family and friends and then the party continued with lots of dancing. The dance floor was packed. Then Saturday was the big day! Everything took place at the Horizon Convention Center. We started off filming Karna getting ready for his Baraat and Trisha getting ready for the Hindu ceremony. The Hindu ceremony was so beautiful and we love all the traditions of the ceremony. It was then time to get ready for the Christian ceremony. It was so sweet how emotional and important their wedding vows are to them. I especially loved how bouncy Trisha got toward the end, she just couldn’t contain her excitement to be married. Once the reception starts it is crunch time for editing as we are down to the final hour or so until showtime and it is important to us to get the couples first dance in if possible. As soon as the speeches and parent dances finished the film was shown to the entire reception.

Thank you to the Sarin and Wise family and friends for their hospitality and it was a pleasure working with you to make this film for you to treasure forever.

Our amazing Jenna did an outstanding job at editing this film. A special thanks to Felicia for coming along to help out where needed and our friend JJ Kim from Orange Wedding Films out of Chicago to help us film. We enjoyed working with Jen & Steven from Jennifer Van Elk Photographers and DJ Jeet from Shaadi Entertainment and the staff at Horizon Convention Center.

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Posted on October 19th, 2015 in Northernlight Filmworks, Same Day Edit
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Notre Dame Wedding


{Marie + Andrew}

We had the pleasure of producing a same day edit for Marie and Andrew. We spoke with Andrew a few times on the phone and he wanted the same day edit to be a surprise for Marie. Thankfully, it was. Andrew graduated from Notre Dame while Marie graduated from neighboring St. Mary’s. There is quite a sentimental side to Andrew pulling from his family but also he was very sentimental about his wedding day. Marie was so beautiful and she could not wait to get to the Basilica to Marry Andrew. We love everything about a Notre Dame wedding. The campus and of course the Basilica provide an incredible backdrop. The wedding was at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the reception was at the Morris Inn, also on campus. The Basilica is certainly a church to see. The Basilica dates back to 1888 and was constructed in the Gothic Revival architecture.

We have produced many same day edits and it always comes down to Planning, Efficiency and Execution but it also weighs heavy on having a great team. It was a pleasure to finally work with Amanda with Amanda Fales Photography. Thanks Amanda for letting us take a few moments of the photo session to get some shots locked in.

Marie and Andrew: It was an honor to be able to film your wedding day. Although this is just a small sliver of time in your life together, it is none the less a very important part of your life. You both looked amazing and happy. Everyone we came into contact with, whether family or friends, we felt welcomed. Congratualations to you both.

To experience the Same Day Edit, see the video below. We recommend that you play it in HD.

Posted on July 20th, 2015 in Same Day Edit
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Ben {and} Abby :: Same Day Edit

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We were so happy when Abby contacted us to film her and Ben’s wedding. This wedding was a little extra special to us since we have known the couple and their families for a long time. This is their same day edit from last night. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed filming and editing it. It is also special when we get to work with our good friends Melody and Jeremy Carpenter of Carpenter Photography and Design.

Ben, Abby, and the Cropper & Grieshop families, thank you for having us there to film your big day.

White River Christian Church ~ Ceremony
The Bridgewater Club ~ Reception
Carpenter Photography & Design ~ Photography
Jessica Dum ~ Wedding Coordination
Shawn of Grasshopper Entertainment ~ DJ
Missy Ingalls ~ Cake and Floral Design

Posted on May 19th, 2013 in Northernlight Filmworks, Same Day Edit
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Jeff {and} Brandi :: Same Day Edit

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Jeff and Brandi got married at the beautiful Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana on Saturday. Despite the crazy on again off again rain it was a beautiful wedding and they were able to get the ceremony in between rain clouds. It was a pleasure, as always, working with Kim King-Smith Events. The decor by WOW Factors was so beautiful.

The song was “Here” by Liz Longley. License provided by The Music Bed

Photo by Northernlight Filmworks

Photo by Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on May 13th, 2013 in Northernlight Filmworks, Same Day Edit
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Cecilia {and} Todd :: Same Day Edit

Cecilia {and} Todd – Same Day Edit from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

What we love most about filming weddings is wrapped up in this family and the relationships that we strive for with all our couples. Cecilia was the last of 3 daughters to get married and we had the pleasure of filming all 3. All three daughters, Cecilia, Margarita and Kristina are beautiful women inside and out. Such a great family. While filming yesterday we watched as Cecilia’s father played guitar while she sang at the reception. Her Father had his normal infectious smile that at that moment I remember thinking, he looks very content and proud of his family. A family that means the world to he and his wife. The speeches were heartfelt and an acknowledgement of Todd and Cecilia and the impact they have had on family and their circle of close friends.

This was a Same Day Edit (SDE) we produced for Cecilia and Todd. For an SDE, we film throughout the day and produce an edit that allows guests to experience how the day started and to experience parts of the wedding again and often even the first dance. These are always stressful for us to pull off but very rewarding. Our team is constantly in motion keeping the momentum of the production moving forward and contributing visual elements to be used in the SDE. SDE’s are offered as an add-on for all of our wedding cinema collections.


Ceremony location Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception Marriott North
Wedding Planner April Foster Events
Hair and Makeup Karen Hall & Company
Flowers Royal Creations
Cake Simply Perfection Cakes
Band Dave and Rae

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Posted on April 8th, 2013 in Northernlight Filmworks, Same Day Edit
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Sam {and} Margarita ~ Same Day Edit

I was so excited when I received the email from Margarita asking if we were available to film her wedding. Two years ago we filmed her sister Kristina’s wedding (Kristina {and} Dan ~ Same Day Edit) and not only did we fall in love with Dan and Kristina but the entire family. After meeting with Sam and Margarita about a month ago, I was even more excited as they filled me in on the details of their wedding day. The ceremony was held at one of my all time favorite churches to shoot, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the reception was a the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. It was a privilege to work with Allie from April Foster Events , the hair and make up ladies from Karen Hall & Company and Joel from Track 7 DJ again and Christy from LuckyHeart Photography

Special thanks to Eric Kmetz and Stewart Smith for shooting with me to make this a success.

Music Licensed from SongFreedom
“All I Want” by Curtis Peoples

Matt {and} Kristine ~ Same Day Edit

What an amazing way to start off the wedding season. Matt and Kristine’s wedding was so beautiful and Kristine’s emotions while saying her vows get me choked up every time I watch. Here is their Same Day Edit we showed at their reception. The ceremony took place at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan and the reception was at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan. It was such a pleasure to work with Jen and Dustin from Jen Lynne Photography. A big thank you to Don Pham of Take 1 Productions for helping us shoot.