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Hidden Hollow Farm Wedding | Chris + Tammy

It was such a perfect day for Chris and Tammy’s Hidden Hollow Farm wedding. Hidden Hollow Farm is a newer venue in Crawfordsville, Indiana. We love filming at new places. We started off our day with Tammy and the girls getting ready His Harvest Home which is a renovated farmhouse and vacation rental just outside Crawfordsville. And with Chris and the guys at Hidden Hollow Farm. As Tammy mentions she has an obsession with makeup and she did her own makeup for the wedding. She is very talented!

As soon as the girls were ready it was time to head over to the farm for some pre-ceremony photos around the farm. Chris and Tammy decided not to do a first look. We get asked often about whether or not a couple should do a first look. It is such a personal decision and we love either way. The ceremony took place down a beautiful path from the barn. I loved that Tammy had her great-grandma as her flower girl. I also loved that they incorporated some of Chris’ cultural traditions into the wedding. Chris’ mother made lace gloves and put them on Tammy during the ceremony prior to coin ceremony.

After the ceremony it was time for photos with family and the couple as well as cocktail hour for the guests. {You can check out their beautiful wedding photos from Sara Ackermann.} Their reception entrance was a surprise to everyone {except us} and I have to say it was pretty incredible seeing them both dressed up in T-rex costumes dancing into their wedding reception. It was such a fun and beautiful night.

We did a short interview with both Chris and Tammy, and loved learning about how they met, what they love about the other and when they both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. It was also a common theme in the speeches at the reception these two are meant for each other.

Chris and Tammy it was such a pleasure to not only film & edit your wedding, but to get to know you know and your family and friends. You are both amazing!!!

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

Music license provided by:
Soundstripe ~ “Change” by Kyle Buchanan
Songfreedom ~ “Our Hearts Beat as One” by Steve Collom
~ “No Other” by Kim Edwards
Music Bed ~ “When We’re Together” by Joshua Radin

Hidden Hollow Farm

Video Still by Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on August 31st, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Conrad Hotel Wedding | Nick + Katey

We always get excited when we have a Conrad Hotel Wedding. It is one of our favorite venues downtown. We started off our day at the Conrad to get Nick and Katey getting ready for their big day. The buzz of the preps is always so fun to capture. The anticipation, nervousness, and excitement as the time gets closer to seeing each other for the first time. Nick and Katey are extremely close with their family and friends. It was so evident seeing the interactions all morning.

Nick and Katey did a first look in the fabulous Kite Suite. I loved hearing Nick’s reaction when he turned around and saw Katey for the first time that day. I am pretty sure it took his breath away. We were able to have some time there to get some wonderful shots of just the two of them before meeting up with their bridal party for more photos before the ceremony. Before leaving The Conrad Nick and Katey each had a special bracelet that was inscribed for each of their new mother-in-laws. It was so sweet and I (Jen) was for sure crying behind the camera.

Next we were off to the the infamous Circle in the very center of downtown Indianapolis for bridal party photos. One of the things I love about working with Jessica Strickland is her energy. It also carries over when I am editing and I can hear her commentary with the bridal party and bride and groom while she is shooting their photos. Once photos were finished it was time for their lovely ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral. Dating back to 1837 Christ Church Cathedral has a long history right in the heart of downtown. Dean Steve Carslen performed a beautiful ceremony for Nick and Katey.

It was time to head back to The Conrad Hotel for the reception. As Katey’s dad Mike got up to give his welcome speech you can tell the guests were so excited and ready to have a good time. It was a wonderful party with the dance floor packed all night (thanks Jim Cerone)!!!

Thank you Nick and Katey (and your amazing families) for having us document one of the most important days in your life.

You may remember their TRAILER we posted right after their wedding.

Getting Ready Location ~ The Conrad Hotel
Ceremony ~ Christ Church Cathedral
Reception ~ The Conrad Hotel
Wedding Coordination ~ Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Photogray ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ HG Studio
Florist ~ Bella Sorella Floral Design
Caterer ~ The Conrad Hotel
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets
DJ ~ Jim Cerone
Officiant ~ Dean Steve Carlsen
Transportation ~ Antique Limousine

Conrad Hotel Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Strickland Photography

Posted on August 17th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Wedding | Matt + Hilary

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

Indianapolis Museum of Art Wedding

Video still by Northernlight Filmworks

Canal 337 Wedding Film | Alex + Rachel

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

Canal 337 Wedding

Image by Conforti Photography

St Elizabeth Seton Wedding | Dan {+} Lyssa

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.

St Elizabeth Seton Wedding

Video Still by Northernlight Filmworks

Traders Point Creamery Wedding | Christopher + Lia

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

Traders Point Creamery Wedding

Cory + Jackie

Posted on February 7th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Columbia Club Wedding | Miles + Marissa

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.

Vendor Team
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

Columbia Club Wedding

Molly Connor Photography

Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad Wedding | AJ + Taylor

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

Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad Wedding

Photo by Jessica Strickland Photography

Posted on December 16th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Wedding Film | John + Kaitlin

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.

Indianapolis Wedding

Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Posted on November 20th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Kokomo Wedding Film | Dan + Sadie

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

Kokomo Wedding

Photo by Hive and Honey Photography

Posted on October 19th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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