Jennifer and Craig’s Cornman Farms Wedding

So apparently transparent tents are a major thing now, and we are loving it!! Jennifer and Craig’s Cornman Farms wedding was a perfectly chic and rustic event.  While dinner took place inside the tent, they were married outside in front of the beautiful Farmhouse just in time to miss the thunderstorm!!  Jennifer and Craig certainly didn’t let the rain spoil their reception, and as Jenn’s father said in his speech “if anything important or wonderful has to happen, it has to rain.”  An army of umbrella-wielding event staff made their grand entrance from the barn into the tent possible.  And they’re still all smiles!

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This was our very first time filming at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, a new venue that opened its doors in May of this year.  It was such a wonderful venue, and Jenn and Craig made use of the Farmhouse, the Barn and also a tent for their wedding!  We had a great time shooting alongside David Wittig Photography who joined us from Chicago.

Jennifer looked beautiful in her Oscar de la Renta gown, and I love that she brought in some of her family’s Indian customs by wearing traditional Henna and bangles.  I think Craig’s “Wow!” upon first seeing her pretty much summed it up :).  The day was full of sweet moments between the two of them, from their first look to their heartfelt personalized vows, and their trailer shows only a fraction of the fun everyone had throughout the day.

Rain or shine, these two had a blast together on their wedding day.  Congratulations Jennifer and Craig!!

Sarah Graziosi
Editor | 3rd Street Films

Venue // Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
hotography // David Wittig Photography
oordination // Staci Kennedy of Who’s Got The Time
Event Design // Viva La Diva Events
Florals // Dexter Flowers
Band // Brena Band

Amber and Jared’s Meadow Brook Hall Wedding

My first thoughts as I went through Amber and Jared’s footage: LOOK at that dress!!! Amber totally rocked her long sleeved lace Berta gown, and with her movie star blonde curls she looked amazing!!  As you can see from their first look, Jared certainly approved :).   Amber and Jared’s Meadow Brook Hall wedding was an absolutely stunning and classy event.  The Pegasus garden is a perfect ceremony backdrop.  Instead of a unity candle ceremony, Amber and Jared wrote letters to each other to be placed in a time capsule with a bottle of wine and then opened on their first anniversary.  They would then write new letters and a new bottle of wine for the next year, and every year after! Such a fun and unique tradition.

The reception tent was adorned with lovely florals by Flourish Event Design, and we had a wonderful day shooting alongside Amy Carroll Photography.  Congratulations Amber and Jared!!

Sarah Graziosi
Editor | 3rd Street Films

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Katie and Matthew’s Northern Michigan Wedding

Katie and Matt have been together for ten years, and you can just tell they are so comfortable being themselves together.  50 days out from the wedding, Katie wrote a thought each day in a journal about their relationship to give to Matt on the wedding day.  It was filled with adorable little stories as well as some fun lists like how many superhero movies have been released since they’ve been dating.

We had such a blast filming Katie and Matthew’s northern Michigan wedding in Glen Arbor this weekend!  It was worth the long drive to be part of such an amazing day. This event was literally built from the ground up on Katie’s family property on the beach, and the transparent tent was truly stunning!  We had a great time shooting alongside Jennifer and Gabe from Hillebrand Photography, and we also go to see one of our past couples Amanda and Daniel!

I think my favorite part about doing a same day edit is getting to see the couple and their family react to their wedding film firsthand.  It reminds me that we’re in the business of creating priceless memories for our couples, even though they occurred only hours before!  About halfway through their Same Day Edit, Katie started to tear up, and when it had finished she said “I think it just finally hit me that I’m married!!”  It was really awesome to be a part of that realization :)

Sarah Graziosi
Editor | 3rd Street Films

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Lily and Rayan’s Steampunk Grand Hotel Wedding

If I could describe Lily and Rayan in a word, it would definitely be unconventional.  As we got to know them in the months leading up to their wedding, it seemed like everything about them from how they met to what they’d planned for their wedding, added a new wonderfully interesting layer to their story.

For example, Lily spent a year hitchhiking across the country, she met Rayan in a Native American tracking class, and the two of them spend most of their time developing a fully sustainable community out in the desert of San Francisco! How cool is that?  As we learned all these things about them, it came as no surprise that they wanted a unique wedding day.

Lily had spent summers at Mackinac Island during her childhood, and thought the Grand Hotel would be a perfect spot for a summer wedding.  However, this wasn’t going to be just any Grand Hotel wedding, they decided to make it a steampunk themed event and to invite all of their guests (and vendors!) to participate also!  As you can see from their trailer, many of the guests obliged this request and it turned out truly spectacular!  All the little details came together to create a wedding day which expressed their unique personalities, and we just love that :)


Photography / Adam Czap Photography /

Venue / The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island MI

Florals / PETIT FLEUR | EVENTS / Corrina Kulhanek /

Planning / Dream Wedding Planners / Kathy Byrum /

Shelly and Rick’s Colony Club Wedding

Michelle and Richard (or Shelly and Rick, as they’re more commonly known) had a beautiful Colony Club wedding! We love when couples choose to have a Same Day Edit shown during the reception. It’s a great way for the wedding guests to experience all the little details that happened earlier in the day.

It’s obvious that Rick absolutely adores Shelly.  Not only did he get her some awesome custom designed running shoes, he took the time to gather up all the cards, notes, pictures and other mementos from their relationship and compiled them into a giant book of memories for her.  She was blown away by how much he had kept over the years, and said she could have sat all day looking through it!

Their ceremony at the Colony Club continued with a similar sentiment, as the two of them read their handwritten vows to each other.  Rick starts out by recalling that when he was young, he waited for hours for a shooting star so that he could wish for the right girl to find him.  And she did!  Shelly’s heartfelt words wrap up the beautiful ceremony with her promise to love Rick “forever, and ever, and ever.”

We hope you enjoy their Same Day Edit.  Congratulations Shelly and Rick!