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Waterview Loft at Port Detroit & Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hindu Wedding | Savina + Shravan Trailer

Congrats to the beautiful couple Savina + Shravan! It was so much fun spending the last couple days with you and your families! And it was such an honor to meet Coco, the MVP of the wedding weekend! ;)

So much fun working alongside these awesome vendors!

Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
Sangeet at Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
Ceremony and Reception at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Photography by Derek Cookson Photography
DJ by Sandeep Hans Entertainment
Floral by Delux Floral
Henna by Ekta Shah Kansara


Hope Chapel & Cherry Creek Golf Club Wedding | Breanne + Jason Trailer

Such an honor to film on of our favorite photographer’s wedding (Breanne Rochelle Photography)! Congratulations Breanne + Jason!

Planning by A Lovely Day Events
Photography by Niki Marie Photography
Flowers by MI Honeybee Flowers
Reception Entertainment by Rock Out Entertainment
Vintage Car by Motor City Vintage Rentals
Cake by Cake Ambition
Wedding Favors by North Country Candy and Gifts
Ceremony at Hope Chapel
Reception at Cherry Creek Golf Club

Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach Florida Destination Wedding | Megan + Guy Trailer

Megan and Guy won our Warmer Weather Destination Wedding Giveaway! It was such a blast road tripping down to Clearwater to film their wedding. Couldn’t have had better weather! Stay lovely dinosaurs you two!

Ceremony and Reception at Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Florida
Photography by K & K Photography
Coordination and Floral by Artistry Designs
Ceremony Music by Caledesi Steel Drums & DJ
Reception Entertainment by Mike Planas of Grant Hemond & Associates

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

Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church & Detroit Athletic Club Wedding | Sara + Joe Trailer

Ceremony at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church
Reception at Detroit Athletic Club
Coordination by Top! That Events
Photography by E Schmidt Photography
Hair and Makeup by Drop Dead Gorgeous
Reception Entertainment by Mary Ann Productions
Transportation by The Detroit Bus Company

Winners Announced | Warmer Weather Wedding Giveaway

So excited to announce the winner of our first ever Warmer Weather Wedding Giveaway. We had a ton of responses and the main reason couples wanted a wedding film was to relive the memories of their wedding day and share those memories with their children. Congrats to Megan + Guy. We’re excited for your wedding in April!! Thank you all for your interest and support.

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The Henry Hotel Hindu Wedding | Neepa + Vishnu Trailer

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

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church | Billy's Baptism Highlight Film

Baptism Ceremony and reception at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Warmer Weather Wedding Giveaway

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We dreamed of a white Christmas in Michigan and we got it! Now that’s it’s almost below zero we’ve been dreaming of warmer weather. We want to kick off 2018 with a Warmer Weather Wedding Giveaway! Any excuse to sit on a beach! ;)

We’d like to offer one lucky couple a complimentary Trailer Collection (includes Trailer, Ceremony Archive Edit, and Formal Dances/Toasts Archive Edit). Send us an email with your wedding date, location, and why you want your wedding filmed! katie [at] 97films.com

[weddings in Alaska, Antarctica, Mt Everest, and other colder cities/continents will be considered]

Submissions due by January 17. We’ll announce a winner January 18 2018!

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You shall be truly married. | Detroit Wedding Cinematography

Best of 2017 Wedding Cinematography

Detroit Colony Club Persian Wedding | Maryam + Kaveh Film

Ceremony and Reception at The Colony Club
Photography by Breanne Rochelle Photography

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

The Henry Hotel Hindu Wedding | Nina + Rohit Trailer

Ceremony and Reception at The Henry Hotel
Photography by Alice Heart Photography
Coordination by Hemsu Decorations

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

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

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

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

Ceremony and Reception at Aurora Cellars
Photography by Heather Nash 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

Detroit Institute of Arts and Sheraton Detroit Novi Yoruba Wedding | Segi + Gabe Trailer

Ceremony and Reception at Detroit Institute of Arts
Yoruba Ceremony and Reception at Sheraton Detroit Novi
Photography by Justine Castle
Floral by Yasmeena's Floral
Cake by Sweet Dreams
Dress Design by Jean-Ralph Thurin

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

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

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

Zingerman's Cornman Farms Wedding | Anna + Xander Trailer

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 Trailer

Ceremony and Reception at Solitude Links
Photography by Bethany Sharp 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

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

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

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

The Henry Hotel Hindu Wedding | Shilpa + Vishi Trailer

Ceremony and Reception at The Henry Hotel

Cranbrook House & Gardens Wedding | Sonya + David Trailer

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

MGM Grand Detroit and Westin Book Cadillac Hindu Wedding | Puja + Ajit Same Day 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 Sikh and Hindu Wedding | Anjali + Navneet Same Day Film

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

Mata Tripta Ji Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Wedding | Puneet + Harsimar Same Day Film

Ceremony at Mata Tripta Ji Gurdwara Sahib
Reception at The Henry Ford Museum
Planning and Decor by Top That! Event
Photography by Strokes Photography

Auburn Hills Centerpoint Marriott Hindu Wedding | Ritu + Randy Same Day Film

Sangeet at Farmington Hills Manor
Ceremony and Reception at Auburn Hills Centerpoint Marriott
Planning by Utsav Planners
Photography by Ray Anthony Photography

Lovett Hall Henry Ford Museum South Indian Wedding | Meghana + Sunny Same Day Film

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

MGM Grand Detroit Hindu Wedding | Meera + Hirsh Next Day Film

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

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

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

Sheraton Detroit Novi Hindu Wedding | Krishna + Vip Extended Trailer

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

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Hindu Wedding | Kinjal + Naveen Trailer

Ceremony and Reception at Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Planning by Utsav Planners

Castle Farms Charlevoix, Michigan Wedding | Taylor + Ryan Trailer

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

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

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

Farmington Hills Manor & Bharatiya Temple Hindu Wedding | Divya + Nithin Trailer

Photography by Studio A by Amar Ramesh
Decor by Utsav Planners
Sangeet at Farmington Hills Manor
Ceremony at The Bharatiya Temple of Detroit

McGregor Memorial Conference Center Wedding | Anne + Daniel Trailer

Ceremony and Reception at McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Planning by Mitten Weddings and Events
Photography by Kathy Davies Photography

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

Giana's Baptism Film

We had a blast filming Giana's baptism! So much fun and dancing at the reception. Honored to capture these memories for her and her family to look back on and remember what an awesome family they have.

Baptism Ceremony at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Reception at Royalty House

Novi Suburban Collection Showplace Muslim Wedding | Sabena + Masood Trailer

May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
This Marriage - Rumi

Congratulations to the newly married Sabena + Masood. They are a gorgeous couple!

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

97 Dollar Thirty-Second Film

What’s this “97 dollars” thing?? We’ll try to keep this simple. $97. We’ll film for one hour at your business. 30-second film. Delivered next day. Use your 30-second film on all your social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, your website, etc.) to promote your business. Any questions?
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Remember Forever This Day. Detroit Wedding Cinematography

Happy New Year! So excited to recap our 2016 weddings with this film.

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

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

As I was going through footage for Vibhuti + Karan's Wedding Film I couldn't help but put this trailer together!

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

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

Congratulations to the happy couple! We’re so excited to show off Bethany + John’s wedding trailer! It was a wonderful ceremony held by the Nativity Of The Virgin Mary Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, and a reception party at Greystone Golf Club that we’ll never forget. It was a pleasure working with Lia Giannotti Photography for the first time! Check out their trailer for a sneak peek into their wedding day.

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

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

Congratulations to Elora + Ajay on the beautiful wedding weekend! We hope everyone had as much fun as we did filming it, and are happy to share their Next Day Wedding Film! Congrats again to Elora + Ajay.

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

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

We had so much fun shooting last weekend and putting together Vibhuti and Karan's Same Day Film. There's nothing like watching your wedding film alongside family and close friends! Congrats again to Vibhuti + Karan!

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

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

Congrats to Baljeet + Harishan! So excited to share their Same Day Film!

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

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

Dearborn Inn Bangladeshi Walima | Kelley + Sakib Trailer

Congrats to Kelley + Sakib! They celebrated their wedding reception at The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel back in August. Great working with Rajul from Blissful Weddings and Events and also Sandeep from Sandeep Hans Entertainment!

Reception at The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
Planning by Blissful Weddings and Events
DJ by Sandeep DjSandman Hans

Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church + Palazzo Grande | Amanda + Tommy Teaser

Congrats to Amanda + Tommy! We were so excited with the footage we captured of their wedding on Sunday we couldn't wait to release this teaser!

Ceremony at Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church
Reception at The Palazzo Grande
Photography by Soul & Grain

Cherry Creek Hindu Wedding | Selina + Eric Trailer

Congrats to Eric and Selina who were married over Labor Day Weekend at Cherry Creek Golf Club! The whole weekend was filled with fun festivities that culminated with an amazing outdoor ceremony. It couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend! Great working with Top That! Event and Randall Scott!

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

Grand Wayne Convention Center Wedding | Sushma + Indra Trailer

Congrats to Sushma and Indra who got married at the Grand Wayne Convention Center over Labor Day Weekend!

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

Labor Day Weekend Indian Weddings

3 weddings. 2 teams. 1 weekend...And we rocked it!
Congrats to the Newlyweds Sushma + Indra, Priya + Rishi, and Selina + Eric.

Great working with Troy Marriott, Arising Images, Utsav Planners, Grand Wayne Convention Center, Blissful Weddings and Events, Peter Jonathan Images LLC, Cherry Creek Golf Club, Top! That Event, Randall Scott Photography, Colonial Events, and DJ Stylz.

Long Distance Love Story Film

We met up with Shallu + Chirag a few weeks before their wedding weekend. We talked about doing something fun to introduce themselves to their families…big families on their wedding day. We thought doing a love story shoot would be the perfect way to tell their story! We played a mini clip before they were introduced at their wedding receptions in Detroit and Atlanta. We’re so excited to finally share their full love story! Enjoy!

Hindu Temple of Canton and Crystal Gardens Wedding | Nirali + Vishal Same Day Film

First same day film of 2016. Played almost 24 hours ago exactly. Congrats to Nirali + Vishal!

Bride Mehendi/Pithi/Satak and Garba Location: The Hindu Temple of Canton
Groom Pithi/Satak and Ceremony/Reception Location: Crystal Gardens
Photography: Durling Photography
Mandap: Colonial Events


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!

Zingerman's Cornman Farms Wedding | Rebecca + Matthew Trailer

Rebecca + Matthew were married over the weekend at Zingerman's Cornman Farms in Dexter, Michigan. This wedding was pretty special; Rebecca + Matt wrote their own vows, took pictures with baby goats, and exited their dinner tent through sparklers to the dancing barn!

Planning by Melissa Marie Events
Photography by Heather Jowett
Floral by Sweet Pea Floral Design

Dearborn Inn Wedding | Niki + Brad Trailer

Congratulations to Niki Marie and Brad! It was an honor filming their wedding. We wish them a lifetime of love and laughter.

Photography: Justin & Mary
Flowers: Floral Sense Flowers
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel

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.

No greater gift.

Before we ring in the new year here's a look back at the weddings of 2015.

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

Ashley + Dominic | The Proposal

Dominic asked "Will you marry me?" and Ashley said "Yes!”

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

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & Palazzo Grande Greek Wedding | Stephanie + Matt Wedding Trailer

Να ζήσετε Stephanie + Matt!

Photography: The Double Exposure
Ceremony: St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Reception: The Palazzo Grande
Band: Enigma Detroit

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

Να ζήσετε Frances + Jason!

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

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.

Erin + Jacob Trailer | The Detroit Golf Club

We're so excited to share Erin and Jacob's Trailer. We filmed their wedding Sunday at The Detroit Golf Club. It was such a beautiful day and the couple was even more beautiful under the chuppa. We wish them many wonderful years together. Annnnddd...we are so happy we reunited with Fleur Detroit. It is always a pleasure working with the crew (and they have very beautiful floral arrangments...at every wedding we've worked together).

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

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

Dearborn Inn Wedding | Happy Anniversary Erika + Kurt

Congratulations to Erika and Kurt on their one year anniversary! We wish them many more happy years together.

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

Erika + Kurt Testimonial Film | The Dearborn Inn

Erika and Kurt, one of our couples last year, had some awesome things to say about their experience with us. We surprised them with a Same Day Film at their reception and their reactions were priceless.

Aditi + Chance Same Day Film | Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club

We surprised our couple last night with this Same Day Film. We're so excited to share it with the rest of the world. Congrats again Aditi and Chance! Outdoor Ceremony and Reception at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. Event planning and decor by Utsav Planners. Photography by Arising Images. DJ services by DJ Ice.

Maharani Weddings Feature

We’re so excited!! One of our Same Day Films is featured on the Maharani Weddings Blog today! Time to pop some champagne. Happy Short Film Friday....or as the Maharani Weddings blog likes to call it, Happy Filmy Friday.

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They were truly made for each other. Heeral + Navdeep Wedding Trailer

Happy Short Film Friday! More from Heeral and Navdeep's Wedding! We love this speech from Navdeep's mom! We had a blast working with Blissful Weddings and Events, Jonathan Durling Photography, Sandeep Hans Entertainment, and Bellisario Florist.

Heeral + Navdeep Same Day Wedding Film | Sheraton Detroit Novi

Heeral and Navdeep's love story started 15 years ago at the Birmingham Theatre. Their story has taken them all the way to Chicago. They wed over the weekend at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. We had the honor of putting together their Same Day Film played during the reception.

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


Parul + Vijay Next Day Wedding Film | The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan

Parul and Vijay were married at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania in early May. This past weekend was their wedding reception. They chose Dearborn as the destination for their wedding reception because both of their families live in Michigan. But their story doesn’t start here. Parul and Vijay met over 10 years ago at a party in downtown Detroit. Since then they moved to Chicago.

We had a blast working alongside Rupali, Sam, and the rest of the Utsav Planners team (as usual). They did a beautiful job designing the grand ballroom at The Henry Hotel. We also met a new friend, the very talented Baz from Five Rivers Studio. He was so much fun to shoot with and he has an amazing vision!

The 97 Films Cinema Team wishes Parul and Vijay a lifetime of happiness! Safe travels and warm weather as they are heading to Dubai and Maldives for their honeymoon…soaking up the sun and hanging out by the ocean.

Ceremony footage provided by Nupur Productions.

Christos Baptism Film | Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago

We were in Chicago last week filming Christos' Baptism at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church in Chicago. His family and friends were there to support and celebrate this meaningful moment of young Christos’ life. He was a pleasure to film and the happiness surrounding him was simply astounding. We wish nothing but the best for Christos, his parents, and his new Nouna and Nouno! Photography by Carey Primeau.

"All the happiness in the world."
Shilpa + Daljit Highlight Film

Shilpa and Daljit, were joined together in Sikh and Hindu ceremonies at the Auburn Hills Centerpoint Marriott in January. It was a joy to capture the personal and extraordinary details of their reception at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn. We wish these newlyweds a lifetime full of bliss. Event planning and decor by Utsav Planners. Photography by Arising Images. DJ services by DJ Ice.

"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!

"Two wonderful souls." Shilpa + Daljit Trailer

Two wonderful souls, Shilpa and Daljit, were joined together in Sikh and Hindu ceremonies at the Auburn Hills Centerpoint Marriott last weekend. Event planning and decor by Utsav Planners. Photography by Arising Images. DJ services by DJ Ice.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to another unforgettable year full of bright opportunities and remarkable memories. Whether it is meeting new people or pursuing a divergent path, make 2015 one for the books! Can’t wait to see what the new year has to offer!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Cinema Team at 97 Films! We hope you have the most magical holiday rejoicing with family and friends. Remember to capture these moments...your cheerful holiday spirits and memorable festivities. Tis the season to be jolly! Happy Holidays!

2014 Anti-Turkey Trot

Life Time Fitness - Shelby Township presented a solution for those who wanted to avoid the struggles associated with the infamous Turkey Trot in Detroit, yet still carry out the tradition of a Thanksgiving Day run. The Run Club at Life Time hosted their own Anti Turkey Trot consisting of 1 mile, 5K, and 10K runs for trotters who wanted to sleep in, save money, and stay close to home. We were thankful to be there capturing the moments of these trotters as they competed with family and friends in this relaxed and enjoyable run through their hometown. The finish line was all smiles as runners completed their races and headed home for the rest of their Thanksgiving Day! Check out Life Time Fitness Run Shelby Township, MI for future events.

Every single day.

This year, our weddings took us all over the country. From the Metro-Detroit area (our hometown) to Lake Tahoe, California. We feel so lucky to have had so many amazing couples let us share in their special day. So excited for all the moments of 2015 waiting for us to capture.

"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?



"I vow to love you fiercely." Amy + Spencer Trailer

Congrats to Amy and Spencer! They were married last Saturday at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

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

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


Ashleigh + Toby Same Day Film

Congratulations Ashleigh and Toby!! What a beautiful couple you are and what a warm family you have. Throughout the day we watched your special moments unfold, leading up to the beginning of the rest of your lives together. We were honored to be there to capture it for your enjoyment in the many wonderful years you have ahead of you. Many blessings upon your marriage.

Great working with
Visual Impact Studios!

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

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

Dearborn Inn | Erika + Kurt Same Day Film

Congratulations Erika and Kurt! Wedding ceremony took place outside the Dearborn Inn at the Gazebo, reception in the Grand Ballroom. We played their Same Day Film before the bridal dances.

Flowers by Fleur Detroit | fleurdetroit.com
Photography by Hannah Larue Photography | thisislarue.com
DJ by Chris Delgado of Jump Start DJs | jumpstartdjs.com
Ceremony and Reception at The Dearborn Inn

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

Same Day Film Testimonial

Britt and Marty discuss the emotional impact of their Same Day Film and what it meant to them to view their wedding film at their reception alongside friends and family.

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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Next Day Wedding Film

Congratulations Yong and Micah, last night they tied the knot! It was great working with Liquid Entertainment as they rocked the evening reception at Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. We also had the honor of shooting alongside Tara, the bride’s cousin, who shot their AMAZING photography! Check out her work: Leigh Wells Photography. Their ceremony was held at Beacon Baptist Church in Taylor.

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