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
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
Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad Wedding | AJ & Taylor from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.
AJ and Taylor’s Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad wedding was amazing. As you can see from their wedding film, family and friends are very important to them, and they have touched the lives of so many. We are very honored to have been able to capture and create not only their wedding day, but their story.
There were so many moments of the day that stood out, but I just keep coming back to the fun, laughter and love. We started out the day capturing the fun of the girls getting hair and makeup and ready for the day. The guys were a little more chill but still had fun hanging out and being goofy. Before the ceremony AJ and Taylor did their first look and we were able to capture some great shots of just the two of them. Next it was off to meet up with their bridal party in Tastings for a quick cheers before getting bridal party photos. It was such a beautiful and perfect day. Their ceremony was spectacular and my favorite part is their personal vows to each other. While traditional vows are so very important, when our couples write and read personal vows it makes their wedding just that more personal and really helps to drive the story line of their film. After AJ and Taylor were pronounced husband and wife, there was a fun surprise waiting for them. The chairs along the isle had confetti streamers. The reaction on their faces was priceless.
Right after the ceremony we moved back to the Conrad for the reception and all I can say is WOW!!!! The decor was amazing, the speeches were so heart felt (which was hard to pick just a few soundbites for their film by the way) and the party was so much fun. Thanks to Jessica Strickland for capturing that last confetti cannon surprise at the end of the night for us to include in their film. Again their reaction was priceless.
You can check out the blog post of their wedding photos from Jessica Strickland Photography
Thank you AJ and Taylor for having us be apart of your team.
We had the honor of being included in the stellar vendor team.
Ceremony ~ Indianapolis Artsgarden
Reception ~ Conrad
Event Planner ~ Mon Amie Events, Inc
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ JW Salon
Ceremony Entertainment ~ TLW
Floral Design ~ The Empty Vase
Cake ~ Classic Cakes of Carmel
Lighting Décor ~ Evans AV
Calligraphy ~ Manayunk Calligraphy
Paperie ~ Events by Design
Pink Poppy Ink
Band ~ Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press
Confetti ~ Flutter Fetti
Music license provided by Music Bed
Photo by Jessica Strickland Photography
The day could not have been more perfect for John and Kaitlin’s Indianapolis wedding. It was a beautiful sunny day and for July it wasn’t unbearably hot like it could have been. Kaitlin and the girls started off their day at the Conrad downtown to get ready for the big day. John and his guys got ready at their new home in Indianapolis. The ceremony was at the beautiful North United Methodist Church just north of downtown and the reception was at the amazing Indiana Roof Ballroom.
John and Kaitlin’s story is pretty spectacular. They met just 3 years ago at the wedding for their mutual friends Billy and Jenna. They did not know each other prior to the wedding. At the reception, John, who was a groomsman for Billy, decided to approach Kaitlin. Kaitlin was a reader at the wedding, and she was on the dance floor. They hit it off from that moment on the dance floor and the rest is history.
It was a very happy and emotional day for everyone. Everything from Kaitlin’s special moment with her Mom before getting her dress on to seeing her Dad for the first time after getting in her wedding dress, to the emotion of both John and Kaitlin when seeing each other for the first time as Kaitlin walked down the isle toward John. It was hard for me (Jen) to keep back the happy tears for this amazing couple and their family. The speeches at the reception were authentic, from the heart, and impactful. The best part was the covert flash mob dance her sister Kristen planned, which John and Kaitlin were surprised with.
John, Kaitlin and the Hines and Pennington families, thank you for having us document and preserve this day for you.
Ceremony ~ North United Methodist Church
Reception ~ Indiana Roof Ballroom
Bridal Prep ~ Conrad
Planner ~ Christine – Boldly Chic Events
Photography ~ Nathaniel Edmunds
Hair & Makeup ~ Evan Todd
Florist ~ McNamera
Cake ~ Classic Cakes
Linens ~ Nuage & Elite
String Quartet ~ Emily Ann Thompson
Ceremony Vocalist ~ Jerry Hacker
Reception Band ~ Endless Summer
Ice Sculpture ~ Indiana Ice Studio
Transportation ~ LX Limo & Indy Trolley
Antique Rolls Royce ~ Antique Limo
Music license provided by Music Bed.
Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography
Kokomo Wedding Film | Dan + Sadie from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.
We had the pleasure of filming Dan and Sadie’s Kokomo wedding. Sadie went to high school with our very own Felicia so she had been following our work for some time. We loved getting to know Dan and Sadie and learning about their story. It was a very unique story about how they met and the proposal. One of our favorite things about filming weddings is finding the story about the couple because each of our clients is unique and their story is not like anyone else.
Like many of our weddings this summer we kept our eye on the radar as we had a very rainy summer. Luckily it was just overcast all day, which is actually good for photography and video. It can be a challenge shooting in very bright sun. We were excited to see there would not be any rain for Dan and Sadie’s big day. The entire day was very relaxed and ran so smoothly. It was very sweet to see how Dan lights up when he looks at Sadie. The way he smiled as she was coming down the isle as she approached him was made me smile as I edited their film. Of course Sadie’s smile is contagious too.
Thank you Dan and Sadie for having us there to film your wedding and create your wedding film.
Ceremony ~ Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
Reception ~ Bel Air Events
Photography ~ Hive and Honey Photography
Hair ~ Sunburst Salon
Flowers ~ Bowden Flowers
Cake ~ Classic Cakes
DJ ~ Grapevine DJ
Music License provided by Music Bed
Photo by Hive and Honey Photography
Indiana Backyard Wedding | Chris + Megan from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.
I (Jen) was so incredible excited when Megan contacted us about filming her wedding. We filmed her sister Jenny’s wedding to Pete three years prior. It is always an honor when a family comes back to us for future weddings. I was even more excited to find out Megan and Chris were having their wedding in the backyard of Megan’s parents home in Columbus, Indiana.
The entire week leading up to the wedding I kept looking at the weather forecast. The percentages kept jumping from one extreme to another. Knowing how much Megan wanted this intimate backyard wedding at her childhood home I kept praying and doing my Anti-Rain dance. On the way we ran into a few spots of rain and we all kept looking at the radar all morning. They had a back up tent just in case but Megan really wanted to get married by the old tree with the rope swing. Luckily there was a break in the rain and everyone pitched in to move the chairs to the original ceremony spot.
The ceremony was so beautiful. The theme of the ceremony was about soul mates. I loved the reading about soul mates and how their officiant tied that theme into her message to Chris and Megan. It really is funny how just being in the right place at the right time can change your life forever. Had Chris not gone to visit his friend on that particular weekend and Megan hadn’t needed someone to sail with her their paths may have never crossed. I am so happy for Chris and Megan, that their paths crossed and they found each other. Just as the ceremony was wrapping up it starting raining again. Everyone ran to the reception tent to stay dry. Luckily the rain didn’t last long and the sun came out for the rest of the evening. It turned out to be an amazing evening. The Impala’s keep the dance floor rocking all evening.
Chris and Megan’s exit from the reception was a first for us, they left on a tandem bicycle! How cool is that? And yes they actually rode it to their hotel.
Make sure to check out Chris and Megan’s wedding photos by Carpenter Photo
Day of Coordinator ~ Jennifer Walls
Hair ~ Adrianne Willoughby
Makeup ~ Beauty by Crystal
Photography ~ Carpenter Photo
Flowers ~ Your Farmer’s Daughter
Catering + Cake ~ Kahn’s Catering
Band ~ The Impala’s
Photo Credit: Carpenter Photo
Laurel Hall Wedding | Eric + Brianna from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.
We were so excited for Eric and Brianna’s wedding day. Not only was it to be at the beautiful Laurel Hall, the details were going to be amazing and we were working with the best in town.
A few weeks leading up to the wedding I noticed there was a chance of rain on the wedding day. It’s Indiana and the weather changes by the minute in the spring. It seemed the forecast was changing dramatically by the hour going between rain and no rain then back to rain. I know how much Brianna wanted her wedding to be outside just has she planned. Thankfully it looked as if the chance for rain during the ceremony diminished about 2 hours prior and then the skies parted and the sun came out right before the ceremony started. It turned out to be the perfect day.
Thank you Eric & Brianna for having us film your gorgeous day.
We had the pleasure working with an amazing team of vendors to make their wedding dreams come true.
Bridal Prep — Le Meridian
Venue — Laurel Hall
Wedding Planner — Tara Nicole Weddings and Events
Photographer — Jessica Strickland Photography
Decorator/Florist — Gene Huddleston-Detail and Design
Cake — Simply Perfection
Catering — Ritz Chalres
DJ — Wes Adkins-Event One DJs
Make up — Karen Hall & Co
Hair — Savannah Kean
Invitations and Paperie — Atelier Isabey
Transportation — LSG Limo
Wedding Dress — Marie Gabriel Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses — Nordstrom
Music Licenses provided by: Music Bed
Video Thumbnail photo provided by: Jessica Strickland Photography
Photo by Jessica Strickland Photography
It was a gorgeous day for Andrew and Lauren’s Indiana State House wedding. We love when our couples want to share the story of how they came to this pivotal moment in their lives. It was so amazing to learn that Andrew and Lauren only grew up a few miles away from each other and even went to middle school together but didn’t really know each other until years later when Andrew became fraternity brothers with one of Lauren’s good friends. Life has a way for things to happen in perfect timing.
We stared off the day with the girls getting ready at the JW Marriott and the guys at Andrew & Lauren’s place. It is always fun capturing the buzz of everyone getting ready. The guys chilled listening to Andrews vinyl collection and the girls even had time to play a few rounds of Head’s Up. After they were both ready and Lauren had a moment with her dad, it was off to the Indiana World War Memorial for their first look and photos before the ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Indiana State House. It was such a beautiful ceremony. After the ceremony it was off to the Indiana State Museum for the reception. It was evident throughout the day not only how much Andrew and Lauren love each other, but how important family is to them.
Thank you Andrew and Lauren, and to both of your families for having us document your story, your love, and the start of your married life together.
Bride Prep Location ~ JW Marriott
Ceremony ~ Indiana State House
Reception ~ Indiana State Museum
Photography ~ Morgan Matters Photography
Makeup ~ Salon 01
Hair ~ Salon 6
Flowers ~ The Empty Vase
Cake ~ Kahn’s Catering
Band ~ Living Proof
Jake & Kristen Movie | Best Day Ever from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.
“Best Day Ever” was the theme of Jake and Kristen’s gorgeous wedding day. The day was filled with a lot of laughter and happy tears. There were so many amazing moments though out the day, however three really stood out to me as very meaningful and emotional. Even thought Kristen’s bond with her family is amazingly close, the bond with her dad is so strong. His speech was outstanding and the first time he saw her standing there in her wedding dress was hard to film only because my eyes were tearing up and it made it difficult to see my screen. Another moment I love is when Kristen is coming down the isle and Jake seeing her first the first time that day getting emotional and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how his brother, who is his best man, reaches out and pats him on the shoulder. It is so evident that this is just not the beginning of these two families joining together, there has already been that bond with both Jake and Kristen’s families becoming one.
Thank you to Kristen, Jake and both your amazing families for having us there to capture you beautiful amazing love story and wedding day.
We had the pleasure of working with an amazing team to make this the “Best Day Ever” for Jake and Kristen.
Bridal Preps ~ Omni Severin Hotel
Groom Preps ~ The Columbia Club
Ceremony ~ St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception ~ Indiana Roof Ballroom
Day of Wedding Coordination ~ Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Photographer ~ Pabst Photography
Florist ~ Isibeal Studio
Cake ~ Classic Cakes
Décor ~ A Classic Party Rentals
Hair ~ Wild Horses Salon
Makeup ~ Allier Beauty
DJ ~ Jim Cerone
Bagpiper ~ Doug Hardwick
Music Licenses by Music Bed
“True Glory” by AJ Hochhalter
“Coming Home” by Zachary David
“My Love Will Never Fail You” by Marie Hines (Lyrical & Instrumental)
“Love On My Arm” by Matt Moberg
Photo by Pabst Photography