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Muncie Wedding | Scott + Emily

We had the pleasure of documenting Scott and Emily’s Muncie wedding. Despite the torrential downpours and flooding it was a beautiful wedding for an amazing couple and family.

We loved learning about Scott and Emily’s story and how they have had their eyes on each other since middle school. Their first look was the sweetest. Scott had the biggest smile on his face as soon as he turned to see his beautiful bride.

Having a Muncie wedding was important to their story. St. Mary’s Catholic church is the same church Emily’s parents got married in as well as Muncie being where both Scott and Emily went to college.

Thank you Scott and Emily for having us be a part of your wedding to tell your story through video and photography.

Muncie Wedding

Northernlight Filmworks

Church ~ St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception ~ Delaware Country Club
Hair + Makeup ~ Redhead Salon Boutique
Coordinator ~ Lisa Pritchett
Photography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Videography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Florals ~ Dandelions Flowers
Cake ~ Bittersweet Custom Cakes and Confections
Band ~ Clay & the Chameleons

Shout out to our great friends Brian and Kelly of Boom Crate Studios for coming to Muncie to help us film and photography.

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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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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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

Fishers, Indiana Wedding Film | Jason + Emily

I had a thought about 10 years ago that I would marry an Emily. So every Emily I came across I thought, is she the one? Not until I met Emily Somers.” ~ Jason

It was the perfect day for Jason and Emily’s Fishers, Indiana wedding. Our team started off with Emily and the girls getting ready at their brand new home, then joined the guys getting ready at The Hawthorns Country Club. Jason and Emily had a first look before the ceremony. I love how he said “it’s you” when Emily asked what he though of her dress. The ceremony took place at Holy Spirit at Geist. After the ceremony they had a streamer send off!!! Then it was time for the party to start back at The Hawthorns Country Club.

Wedding Vendors
Ceremony ~ Holy Spirit at Geist
Reception ~ The Hawthorns Country Club
Photographer ~ Chloe Luka Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ Dawne Thompson (DM The Salon)
Florist ~ Lily Lane
Catering ~ The Hawthorns Country Club
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets
DJ ~ Nate Bennett Entertainment
Bridal Boutique ~ Marie Gabriel Couture
Dress Designer ~ Hayley Paige

Fishers, Indiana Wedding

(c) Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Eiteljorg Wedding Film | Kyle + Ashley

Kyle and Ashley had a gorgeous Eiteljorg wedding reception celebrating with family and friends. It was a perfect and warm day at the end of September and the trees were still green. We started off the day with the guys getting ready at Kyle and Ashley’s home and met up with the girls at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

We love sitting down with our couples to get their story. How sweet to find out that Kyle and Ashley have known each other since the 2nd grade but a homecoming dance in high school was what brought them together as a couple. And how a beer fest put a few kinks in Kyle’s plans for proposing.

After Kyle and the guys arrived at St. Christoper Kyle and Ashley shared a private moment for their first look. If you listen closely in the film, you can hear Kyle’s heart beating when they hug. Kyle still got emotional when he saw his bride coming down the aisle toward him. Their ceremony was beautiful and I loved the story Father Matt told about the painting by Michelangelo “Creation of Adam”.

When the ceremony was over they had a bubble send off before heading downtown for photos. The guests enjoyed the cocktail hour outside on the Terrace before moving inside for the formalities.

It was a pleasure and honor to be a part of Kyle and Ashley’s wedding team. Thank you for having us there to film your day and tell your story.

Ceremony ~ St Christopher Catholic Church
Reception ~ Eiteljorg Museum
Day of Coordinator ~ Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination {Jessica Mattingly}
Photography ~ Kirsten Wray
Catering ~ Kahn’s Catering
Cake ~ Kahn’s Catering
Florist ~ Gillespie Florist
Invitations ~ Interprintations
DJ ~ Lights Out Entertainment {Mike Nickolich}
Hair Stylist ~ Katheryn’s Bridal Bar
Makeup Artist ~ Kate Shaw
Ceremony Organist ~ Nancy Links
Ceremony Singer ~ Dana Shook
Transportation ~ Indy Trolley
Photo Booth ~ Dappy Hays
Wedding Dress Boutique ~ Marie Gabriel Couture
Bride’s Shoes ~ Keds for Kate Spade New York
Bridesmaid Dresses ~ Kennedy Blue
Groom’s Suit ~ Bonobos
Groomsmen Suits ~ Express
Rings ~ Reis-Nichols

Eiteljorg Wedding

(c) Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on February 14th, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Wedding Film | Travis + Kelsey

It was pleaser of filming Travis and Kelsey’s downtown Indianapolis wedding. We love with perfectly beautiful fall wedding days!

We started the day at the Westin downtown to meet up with Kelsey and her girls as they finished up with the initial stages of getting ready. Next it was off to Sanctuary on Penn to meet up with the guys and get detail shots of the ceremony area. The girls then arrived for final preparations.  Travis and Kelsey did not do a first look, but she did have a first look with her dad.  I love when there is a father, daughter first look.  

The ceremony was beautiful. Sanctuary on Penn used to be the First Lutheran Church and was built in 1875. Due to unfortunate circumstances the church closed its doors in in 2006. Thankfully it has been restored into a venue for both ceremony and receptions. I always love the stained glass of old churches and love that the stained glass was maintained in this gem. If you are looking for a churchy venue for your downtown Indianapolis wedding, this is worth checking out.

After Travis and Kelsey said their “i do’s” we did some photos around the property then headed off to the Indiana State Museum for the reception. The Indiana State Museum is another of our favorite downtown Indianapolis wedding locations. Make sure to go check it out! We did photos around the canal area of the museum before the reception started. While we were finishing up photo/video session the cocktail hour took place outside at the Ball Family Terrace.

The guests then moved inside to the Governor Frank and Judy O’Bannon Great Hall for dinner and dancing. Kelsey’s father Don gave a wonderful speech to start off the festivities. We also heard from both the maid and matron of honor and the best man. It is evident from the speeches not only how much Travis and Kelsey are loved, but how much both of their families mean to everyone touched by them. At the end of the reception all the guest sent Travis and Kelsey off with a sparkler exit.

After I delivered their wedding film, I found out Kelsey’s father Don passed away as well as her grandmother. It then reminds me why we do what we do. It is not just a video of the wedding day. Kelsey and her family will now have in motion Don walking her down the aisle and can hear his beautiful speech to his daughter forever. Kelsey’s mother wrote to me thanking me for starting the film off with Don’s speech and how much more this wedding film means to them. I hear all the time how much more the wedding film means after the wedding.

I want to give a shout out to our great friends and super talented photographers SB Childs Photography. We love working with them!

Indianapolis Wedding

SB Childs Photography

Posted on January 29th, 2018 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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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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