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Lindley Farmstead Wedding | Ryan + Ashley

We had the pleasure of filming Ryan and Ashley’s Lindley Farmstead wedding. Lindley Farmstead is part of the Chatham Hills community in Westfield, Indiana. It was a beautiful sunny day for their wedding. We started out with the girls getting ready before the guys arrived at the barn. After Ryan and the guys were ready, it was time for their first look. They had their sweet moment together in front of the historic farm house in the shade of the enormous pines. Their wedding ceremony took place overlooking the pond. It was then time to head inside the barn for the party!

Ryan and Ashley thank you for having us be a part of your wedding team. It was our honor to document your day and create your wedding film.

Venue ~ Lindley Farmstead at Chatham Hills
Photography ~ SB Childs Photography
Videography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Hair ~ Abby Robertson & Megan Niemeyer | Wild Horse Salon
Makeup ~ Jackie Arnoldy
Floral Design ~ McNamara Florist
Officiant ~ Pastor Curry
Catering ~ Ritz Charles
Cake ~ Ritz Charles
DJ ~ Wes | Event One DJs

Lindley Farmstead Wedding

SB Childs Photography

Posted on October 15th, 2018 in Highlight Film, Northernlight Filmworks, 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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Laurel Hall Wedding Film | Jeremy + Emily

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

Laurel Hall Wedding

Image by Erin Hession Photography

Laurel Hall Wedding Trailer | Jeremy + Emily

Laurel Hall Wedding Trailer | Jeremy + Emily from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

We hope you loved this short little teaser of Jeremy and Emily’s Laurel Hall Wedding. What started out as a very, and I mean very wet start to the day, turned out to be amazing. When we arrived the girls were so chill and relaxed. It was so lovely seeing them just hanging out and enjoying the peacefulness of the morning. While the girls were getting hair and make up done at the Omni Severin Hotel the guys were getting hair cuts and shaves over at Red’s. By the time we got to Laurel Hall the rain had stopped and the sun was starting to peek out. The rest of the day was so beautiful & emotional (I found myself tearing up several times throughout the day). We are honored to have been a part of their wedding team to preserve the day for them.

Vendor Team
Bridal Preps ~ Omni Severin Hotel
Groom Hair cut & Shave ~ Red’s Classic Barber Shop
Ceremony & Reception ~ Laurel Hall
Wedding Coordinator/Florist ~ Heather Moschinger
Photography ~ Erin Hession Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ Karen Hall & Co
Catering ~ Thomas Caterers of Distinction
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets Cakes
DJ ~ Track Seven DJ

Music license provided by Music Bed

Laurel Hall Wedding

Photo by Erin Hession Photography

Posted on October 11th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Trailer, Wedding Videography
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Lauren & Michael – West Baden Springs Hotel

This is a short Trailer to the Wedding Movie for Lauren and Michael. The back drop of this beautiful wedding was in French Lick, Indiana on the beautiful grounds of the West Baden Springs Hotel. The centerpiece of this incredible hotel is the massive dome. You can only really appreciate the beauty and grandness by personally visiting. The hotel has quite a history and you can read about that here: WEST BADEN HOTEL HISTORY

Every detail of this wedding came together so nicely. Lauren’s dress was to die for and she wore it very well. She is such a classic beauty. We spent a little time with Lauren and Michael and it is so refreshing to experience authentic deep rooted love.

It was a pleasure to work with so many familiar faces and the chemistry of the team and the vision of the couple fulfilled this wedding dream.

And so it was…

Venue WEST BADEN SPRINGS HOTEL
Photography NATHANIEL EDMUNDS PHOTOGRAPHY
Wedding and Event Planner MON AMIE EVENTS :: MONICA RICHARD
Hair JW SALON :: JESSICA WARRIX
Makeup MAKEUP BY SPARKLE :: SPARKLE MYERS
Cake WEST BADEN :: PASTRY CHEF, BAILEY
Invitations & Branding POMP AND POLISH :: NIKKI PULFER
Linins LGi LINENS :: VASO MIKIC
Band CHICAGO CATZ
Event Artist STUDIO VON
Floral WEST BADEN
**Soundtrack licensed through The Music Bed. Song “Open Arms” – Tony Anderson

French Lick Weddings

West Baden Springs Hotel

Posted on August 13th, 2014 in Northernlight Filmworks, Uncategorized
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Kyle {and} Tara :: Wedding Movie

Kyle {and} Tara :: Wedding Movie from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

It was a perfect day for Tara and Kyle’s outdoor wedding at Woodstock Country Club. The sun was shining and you could see how excited Tara was to marry Kyle and spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. It was a truly wonderful day with their family and friends. It was such a pleasure to work with great friends too. We always love working with Caitlin, who is a wonderful photographer and one of the happiest, positive people we know, (Check out the link to the photos HERE). April of April Foster Events and her team did an amazing job and we are always excited when we get to work with them.

Thank you Kyle and Tara for having us capture your beautiful wedding.

Venue & Vendors

Woodstock Country Club ~ Ceremony & Reception

April Foster Events ~ Event Planning

Caitlin Sullivan Photography

Karen Hall & Company ~ Hair & Makeup

Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings & Design Studio ~ Florist

Cake Zen ~ Wedding Cake

AMS Entertainment ~ DJ

Music licenses provided by Songfreedom & The Music Bed

Caitlin Sullivan Photography

Caitlin Sullivan Photography

Posted on April 18th, 2013 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie
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Love is in the air [Promotion]

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February is the month of love so we decided to offer some love by  offering a free upgrade to the first 3 couples that book with Northernlight Filmworks on or before February 28, 2010.  This upgrade has a value of $500.00  (no monetary credit given).   We often find that the more opportunities we have to obtain different “moments” during the day,  the more creative we can be with our storytelling.  Contact us as soon as possible and if your date is available and you are one of the first 3, you will have us for your entire wedding day.

Photo Credit – SB Childs Photography

Posted on February 2nd, 2010 in Northernlight Filmworks
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Reflections

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Every year we look back on our experiences and how they continue to shape who we are as individuals, filmmakers and our company as a whole.

2009 was another great year for Northernlight Filmworks and considering the economic climate we were blessed. Our business continues to grow in ways that we never expected.

Our year started off with an invitation from In[Focus] to contribute to their blog as experts in the field of wedding cinematography. We will be attending the In[Focus] workshops in Austin in January 2010. We are looking forward to meeting up with some of our filmmaking colleagues who we have met in person and online over a period of time. We have developed some professional relationships with other filmmakers from Russia, Mexico, Ireland, Turkey, Greece, Australia, Canada, Philippines, and England. It is amazing seeing the unique talents in the world. We would like to thank the crew at In[Focus] for providing us a great opportunity in contributing to the blog in 2009.

In March, John and Steve traveled to Haiti to work on a short documentary for Nehemiah Vision Ministries. This was a trip that had an impact on our lives. We often find ourselves thinking about the children back in the small village of Chambrun. It really is amazing how one person’s passion cannot be stopped when combined with a strong determination to accomplish something. Espérandieu L. Pierre is that person. He took an old hunting ground of dirt and brush, creating a school and a church for many sick and orphaned children, while at the same time teaching responsibility and love.

We also rebranded our company just a bit by working with Rhaya Shilts of Jackson Sky, who helped us create our new logo, website and blog. We feel so good about our new look because it reflects visually who we are and what we do and mirrors our style. The new branding is more cohesive, warm, inviting and playful.

Our weddings in 2009 were memorable and some very unique but the common thread among all of them is that the couples have been outstanding. We don’t consider them clients but more like friends. It is fun keeping track of them on Facebook and getting a message or seeing the announcement that they are expecting a new baby. It reminds us that the couple’s relationship is always evolving and we love looking back at their wedding day.

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In 2009, our work was been featured on a number of sites including In[Focus], The Brides Cafe, April Foster Events, and Canon Filmmakers. We were pleasantly surprised to be interviewed by EventDV Magazine, which is an international publication, to talk about our work. We were featured in the September issue of that magazine. LensFlare35 also interviewed John, which is a cool resource for photographers. Northernlight Filmworks was also the recipient of the Brides Choice Award given by Wedding Wire as being in the top 3% demonstrating excellent quality of service, responsiveness, value of cost and level of expertise in the wedding industry.

We would like to thank all of our wedding professionals that we worked with in 2009 and thank you very much for all of the referrals, we truly value our relationships.

Looking ahead, 2010 is going to be an exciting year for us and some new ventures and projects are in the works. Stay tuned to our blog so you can keep up to date with what we are doing.

Thank you to all of our friends (clients) for making 2009 a memorable one.

Happy New Year!

Sincerely,
John and Jennifer Moon
Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on December 30th, 2009 in Northernlight Filmworks, Uncategorized
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Haiti

Nehemiah Vision Ministries from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

This is a very short documentary of our trip into Haiti. This trip really opened my eyes to an incredible need and how even my worst day does not even compare. Simple things we take for granted are a luxury in Haiti. Haiti has been hit hard by natural disasters and it was quite evident as we flew along the coast.

We believe in paying it forward. Every year, we focus on a project that allows us to use our talents and resources to bring awareness or to further a cause we believe in.

A special thanks to Nehemiah Vision Ministries for flying us down to Haiti and a special thanks to Espérandieu Pierre for allowing us to stay at his home….the food was great!eat!

Posted on August 19th, 2009 in Uncategorized
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