ninety seven films

The Henry Hotel Hindu Wedding | Neepa + Vishnu Wedding Film

Sangeet, Ceremony, and Reception at The Henry Hotel
Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
Event Design by Display Group
Flowers by Bellisario
Photography by Jobst Media

Traverse City/Lake Leelanau Aurora Cellars Wedding | Jen + Andrew Wedding Film

Ceremony and Reception at Aurora Cellars
Photography by Heather Nash Photography

Inn at St John's Catholic Wedding | Kristina + Dustin Wedding Film

Coordination and Decor by Emerald City Designs
Ceremony and Reception at Inn at St. John's
Photography by Niki Marie Photography
Reception Entertainment by Brena Band

Lovett Hall Henry Ford Museum and Meadowbrook Hall South Indian Wedding | Meghana + Sunny Wedding Film

Sangeet at The Henry Hotel
Ceremony at Lovett Hall
Reception at Meadowbrook Hall
Planning by Utsav Planners
Photography by Arising Images

MGM Grand Detroit and Westin Book Cadillac Hindu Wedding | Puja + Ajit Wedding Film

Sangeet at MGM Grand Detroit Casino
Ceremony and Reception at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Planning by Utsav Planners
Photography by Jobst Media

The Henry Hotel Hindu Wedding | Shilpa + Vishi Wedding Film

Ceremony and Reception at The Henry Hotel

St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church & Zingerman's Cornman Farms Wedding | Meg + Zach Wedding Film

Coordination by Ines & Marie
Photography by Jill Devries Photography
Floral Design by Parsonage Events
Ceremony at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church
Reception at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Zingerman's Cornman Farms Wedding | Anna + Xander Wedding Film

Coordinator and Florist by Detroit Design Co.
Ceremony and Reception at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
Photography by Ami Williams Photography
Ceremony Music by NuClassica
Reception Entertainment by Skyline and The Backstreet Horns

Solitude Links Wedding | Laurie + Jeff Wedding Film

Ceremony and Reception at Solitude Links
Photography by Bethany Sharp Photography

St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel & The Palazzo Grande Wedding | Olivia + Steve Wedding Film

Ceremony at St Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel
Reception at The Palazzo Grande
Photography by Amber Marie Photography

Cranbrook House & Gardens Wedding | Sonya + David Wedding Film

Ceremony and Reception at Cranbrook House and Gardens
Photography by Heather Nash Photography
Catering by Forte Belanger

Old St. Mary's Detroit & Palazzo Grande Wedding | Alyssa + Philip Wedding Film

Ceremony at Old St. Mary’s Church
Reception at The Palazzo Grande
Photography by Caitlin Maloney Photography
Reception Entertainment by The Ciao Band
Floral by Bellisario

Castle Farms Charlevoix, Michigan Wedding | Taylor + Ryan Wedding Film

Venue: Castle Farms
Photography: Paxton Photography
Catering: A Matter of Taste
DJ Entertainment: Ryan Rousseau Enterprises
Floral: A Touch of Spring and Other Things
Hairstylist: Last Tangle Salon and Tanning
Hotel: Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites
Officiant: Northern Michigan Ministers
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth

MGM Grand Detroit Hindu Wedding | Meera + Hirsh Wedding Film

Sangeet, Ceremony, and Reception at MGM Grand Detroit
Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
Photography by Ray Anthony Photography

The Henry Hotel Hindu and Sikh Wedding | Anjali + Navneet Wedding Film

Sangeet, Ceremony, and Reception at The Henry Hotel
Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
Decor by Colonial Events
Photography by Ray Anthony Photography

Sheraton Detroit Novi Hindu Wedding | Krishna + Vip Wedding Film

Ceremony and Reception at Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
Planning by Dress up your Party
Photography by Jobst Media

Sheraton Detroit Novi & Fox Hills Golf Club Hindu Wedding | Aparna + Jay Wedding Film

Sangeet and Reception at Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
Ceremony at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Photography by Sameer Soorma Studios

Motor City Casino Hotel Detroit Hindu Wedding | Sapna + Chintan Wedding Film

Sangeet, Ceremony, and Reception at Motor City Casino
Planning by Utsav Planners
Photography by Capturing Arts

Novi Suburban Collection Showplace Muslim Wedding | Sabena + Masood Wedding Film

Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
Photography by Richa Parekh Photography
Decor by Colonial Events
Ceremony and Reception at Suburban Collection Showplace

Hidden Falls & Troy Marriott Sikh Wedding | Vibhuti + Karan Wedding Film

Vibhuti and Karan have such awesome families! It’s kinda awesome that they’re now combined. Favorite part of their wedding…their vidaii when they walked out of the Sikh Temple as husband and wife and said goodbye to their families. Very emotional moment between the bride and her parents and sister.

Ceremony at Hidden Falls Sikh Temple
Reception at Troy Marriott
Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
Photography by Kevin Murawski

The Henry Hotel Hindu-Muslim Wedding | Elora + Ajay Wedding Film

Elora and Ajay had a couple wedding events prior to their wedding day. Our favorite…their haldi. Family and friends took turns wiping turmeric paste on their faces. Some guests were more generous than others! Another favorite…when Elora’s dad asked Ajay what he saw in the mirror during their Muslim ceremony.

Ceremony and Reception at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI
Planning by Top That! Event
Photography by Ray Anthony Photography

University Presbyterian Church + The Wyndgate Country Club | Danielle + Scott Wedding Film

It rained on and off for Danielle and Scott’s wedding, but I bet you couldn’t tell…well maybe the umbrella might give it away. Bryce (Danielle’s brother) and Danielle’s grandma rocked the dance floor! Those are moments to cherish.

Ceremony at University Presbyterian Church
Reception at The Wyndgate Country Club

Centerpoint Marriott & Rochester Gurudwara Sikh Wedding | Baljeet + Harishan Wedding Film

How would you like a taco food truck parked in your driveway? Well lucky for Baljeet + Harishan’s, El Charro showed up for their welcome ceremony the day before their wedding! It was so fun seeing family and friends lined up in their garage. Besides the tacos, they also got married ;)

Ceremony at Rochester Gurudwara
Reception at the Centerpoint Marriott
Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
DJ by Sandeep DjSandman Hans
Decor by Colonial Events
Flowers by Bellasario Florist

Grand Wayne Convention Center Hindu Wedding | Sushma + Indra We...

Over Labor Day weekend we took a trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana to film Sushma and Indra's wedding. Such a fun weekend! Our favorite part was during the ceremony- Sushma and Indra pouring rice over each other's heads...or maybe reaching for the rings in the vase!

Sangeet, Ceremony, and Reception at Grand Wayne Convention Center
Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
Photography by Peter Jonathan Images LLC
DJ by DJ Stylz

Virgin Mary Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral & Greystone Golf Club | Bethany + John Wedding Film

Congratulations to Bethany + John on their incredible wedding! We had so much fun filming and even more fun putting their wedding film together. We hope you enjoy their film as much as we did! Congratulations again to Bethany + John!

Ceremony at Nativity Of The Virgin Mary Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral
Reception at Greystone Golf Club
Photography by Lia Giannotti Photography

Cherry Creek Golf Club Hindu Wedding | Selina + Eric Wedding Film

One of our favorite weddings of the year, Eric and Selina had a three-day Labor Day weekend wedding culminating in an incredible outdoor ceremony at Cherry Creek Golf Course! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Ceremony and Reception at Cherry Creek Golf Club
Planning by Top! That Event
Photography by Randall Scott Photography
DJ by DJ Stylz

Hindu Wedding at Troy Marriott Hotel | Priya + Rishi Wedding Film

Congrats to Priya + Rishi who were married over Labor Day weekend! Great working with Prem and Cheridy from Arising Images and Sam from Utsav Planners,Inc.!

Ceremony and Reception at Troy Marriott
Photography by Arising Images
Planning by Utsav Planners

Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club Wedding | Aditi + Chance Anniversary Film

Congratulations to Aditi + Chance on their one year wedding anniversary! We wish you and your new addition, Araya, a lifetime of love and happiness!

Sheraton Detroit Novi Wedding Anniversary Film

Happy one year anniversary to Heeral + Navdeep!

Planning: Blissful Weddings and Events
Photography: Durling Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel

Dearborn Henry Hotel Wedding Anniversary Film

Happy 1 year anniversary (+2 days) to Parul and Vijay.

Reception: The Henry - Autograph Collection
Planning: Utsav Planners,Inc.
Photography: Five Rivers Studio

Grooms Getting Ready for Wedding

Groom prep is important in telling the story of your wedding.

Anniversary Wedding Film | Lovett Hall, The Henry Ford Museum

Happy two year anniversary to Micah and Yong. Wedding reception at Lovett Hall at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

Wedding First Look | Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel

Heeral + Navdeep's first look was my favorite from last year.

St. John Greek Orthodox Church Wedding Film

We love shooting at St John Greek Orthodox Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

St. John Greek Orthodox Church & Royalty House Greek Wedding | Frances + Jason Wedding Film

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Να ζήσετε Frances and Jason!

Ceremony: St John Greek Orthodox Church
Reception: The Royalty House
Band: Enigma Detroit

Happy Anniversary Amy + Spencer

Happy one year anniversary to Amy + Spencer!

Ceremony and Reception at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio
Photography by Arielle Teft Photography
DJ by Ultimate Nights DJ Service
Hair and Makeup by Brodava Salon

Detroit Yacht Club Wedding | Ava + Eric Wedding Film

Congratulations Ava + Eric!

Planning & Design:
Take A Seat Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue:
Detroit Yacht Club
Photography:
Amanda Dumouchelle Desserts: Love & Buttercream Florist: Parsonage Events

Happy Anniversary Ashleigh + Toby

Congratulations Ashleigh and Toby on their one year wedding anniversary. Cheers to many more years together!

Photography by Ell Dy Photography
Music by
Under The Covers
Food by
The Root Restaurant & Bar

Erin + Jacob Wedding Film | The Detroit Golf Club

Congrats Erin + Jacob

Event Planning and Floral: Fleur Detroit
Venue: The Detroit Golf Club
Photography: Dan Lippitt Photography

Parul + Vijay Testimonial Film | The Henry Hotel

I met up with Parul and Vijay in their hometown of Chicago last weekend to shoot a testimonial. They had many wonderful wonderful things to say about their experience working with 97 Films and about the importance of capturing moments from your wedding day to save for a lifetime. Hint: Get a photographer and videographer ;)

Parul and Vijay’s wedding ceremony took place at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania in early May.  Their reception events with family and friends was over Memorial Day Weekend at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. Planning by Utsav Planners. Photography by Five Rivers Studio.

Heeral + Navdeep Wedding Film | Sheraton Detroit Novi

Heeral and Navdeep were married at The Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in the beginning of June. After 15 years, their two families united in Sikh and Hindu ceremonies. We are so happy for them and wish them many more years together!

Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events. Photography by Jonathan Durling Photography. Flowers by Bellisario Florist. Music by Sandeep Hans Entertainment.

Aditi + Chance Wedding Film | Warwick Hills Country Club

Aditi and Chance’s outdoor Hindu Ceremony took place at Warwick Hills Country Club on a sunny day in July. We had so much fun capturing their Mehndi night, first look, and performances put on by parents, siblings, cousins, and friends. Congratulations again to Aditi and Chance!

Event planning and decor by Utsav Planners. Photography by Arising Images. DJ services by DJ Ice.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Addison Oaks Greek Wedding | Χρόνια Πολλά Mary + Daniell

Happy one year anniversary to Mary and Daniell. Συγχαρητήρια. Χρόνια Πολλά.

Ceremony at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, MI
Reception at Addison Oaks Leonard, MI
Music by The Levendes

"We all taught him a little bit about life."
Ashleigh and Toby Wedding Film

The passion radiating from Ashleigh and Toby’s wedding was absolutely enchanting, and you could feel the love invigorated throughout the ceremony. We were privileged to be there in such a charming environment capturing those heart-warming moments. The ceremony was flawless followed by a reception bursting with the overwhelming laughter and happiness of family and friends as they celebrated the union of two remarkable people. Congratulations again, and we hope you enjoy your wedding film and treasure it for all the blessed years together you have yet to come!

"Tie the knot." Amy + Spencer Wedding Film

We’re so excited to share our latest film, Amy and Spencer’s Wedding Film. During their ceremony, Nate (their officiant and guitar player), explained the ritual of tying the knot. So on October 11, 2014, Amy and Spencer literally tied the knot!

Ceremony and Reception at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio
Photography by
Arielle Teft Photography
DJ by
Ultimate Nights DJ Service
Hair and Makeup by
Brodava Salon

The Importance of Captured Moments

Congratulations to my grandparents, Evelyn and Jim Veitch, on their 53rd wedding anniversary!

Breakfast at Tiffany's, 101 Dalmatians, West Side Story...What do these films have in common? They were all released in 1961...53 years old. My grandparents wedding film is also 53 years old. Because of this 8mm film reel I get to relive their wedding day with them as though I was a part of it. I get to meet the people that were important to them and share in their special day whereas before they were just part of a story passed down. Thank you Grandma and Pa for passing down the memory of the best day of your life.

With today's technology in the palm of our hands, we have the ability to take pictures and videos instantly. Will your pictures and videos tell a story 53 years later?



Dearborn Inn | Erika + Kurt Wedding Film

We LOVED this wedding and being part of Erika and Kurt's wedding day!

Flowers by Fleur Detroit
Photography by
Hannah Larue Photography
DJ by Chris Delgado of
Jump Start DJs
Ceremony and Reception at
The Dearborn Inn


St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Addison Oaks Greek Wedding | Mary + Daniell Wedding Films

Mary and Daniell were married at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, reception at Addison Oaks in Leonard, Michigan. Their select film was played during cocktail hour. We surprised them with a same day film that we played outside on the deck during open dancing.

Ceremony at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, MI | www.stnicholasgochurch.org
Reception at Addison Oaks Leonard, MI | oakmanagement.com/addison-oaks
Music by The Levendes | www.levendes.com

Same Day Film


Select Film

Gar Woods Grill and Pier Lake Tahoe Wedding

Nikki and Matt were married in Lake Tahoe, California last weekend. Family and friends traveled from across the country to witness their wedding at Gar Woods Grill and Pier in Carnelian Bay.



Hair and Makeup: Hair by Danniel, Holly Galvez
DJ: Bill Shaw dj emcee
Flowers and Planning: Jiosia Designs
Photo Booth: Picbox Photo Booth
Photography: Nicole Dreon
Ceremony and Reception: Gar Woods Grill and Pier

Up North Wedding

Britt and Marty’s Same Day Wedding Film was a collaborative effort between 97 Films and Visual Impact Studios. Shaun and I thought it would be a great idea to surprise Britt and Marty with a Same Day Film. Well...they were surprised! Their reaction was priceless, they had no idea.

The wedding took place at Lovells Museum in Lovells, Michigan (near Hartwick Pines State Park). Thank you Judy from Fullers North Branch Outing Club for letting us edit in the dining room of your bed and breakfast.

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