Hilary & Brian :: University of Notre Dame Wedding
Late last fall we photographed our first wedding in South Bend, Indiana… and fell in love! South Bend is beautiful and will surprise you with its European flair at every turn. Luckily, we started the 2017 wedding season right back in South Bend with this stunning University of Notre Dame Wedding at Morris Inn. The love Hillary and Brian share, the pure joy they feel in each other’s presence will captivate you. I have a feeling you won’t even truly see the pictures, because their connection will mesmerize you! These two did not walk on the day of their wedding, they levitated!
There is a bit of a funny story about this beautiful church and all these amazing angles we shot from. As some of you may know, most churches have rules for photo/video crews. There are only certain angles that we are allowed to photograph from and these angles are most often behind the bride and groom. Well, at this church it was different. I ran into the priest as soon as we walked in and took that opportunity to introduce myself and ask what the rules were. His answer was one I never saw coming. “You know, this is a second career for me. I used to be a wedding photographer. So my rule is to take the most amazing pictures you can for this couple to remember their day by! Go anywhere you’d like.” And so we did!
This wedding was the second one we captured for this incredible family! In May of 2014, we photographed Mallory & Dan’s wedding at The Chicago History Museum (Mallory is Hilary’s sister).
The reception was held at Morris Inn at The University of Notre Dame. A beautiful room, outstanding service and some of the kindest people I have ever met. EVER!
We ended the evening with some of the most amazing nighttime portraits we have ever captured… amongst hundreds of candles at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.
So honored to have worked with such an amazing team of vendors:
Ceremony Venue – St. Paul’s Methodist Church
Wedding Venue – Morris Inn – Notre Dame University South Bend, IN
Wedding Planner – Belle Behind the Ball Wedding & Event Planning
Florist – Poppies
Makeup – Camellia Cosmetics
Hair – Kerri’s Avenue Salon
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Cake – C’est la vie Cake
Invitations + Stationery – Designs by Ginny
DJ – DJ Drew