Katie and Atticus met as undergrads at Notre Dame. So, fast forward past graduation and these two decided to “come home” to campus to get married. Their Notre Dame Basilica wedding was the perfect next chapter in their love story. Let’s relive their special day.
Katie was a timeless beauty, with a classic gown. Simple silhouette and gorgeous lace. Hair pulled back in a classic chignon, with just the right amount of “undone” to feel approachable — and like herself. But that cathedral veil brought the drama, perfect for their cathedral ceremony.
Meanwhile, Atticus wore a classic black tux. They both beamed with joy all day!
For their Notre Dame Basilica wedding, this sweet couple wanted to highlight the place that was so meaningful to them in their custom invitations. The map of their special campus experience highlighted their love story, including the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, where they’d say “I do.”
Their main invitation card was letterpress printed on blush card stock and all the elements had spring floral elements throughout. A silk ribbon tied all elements together, while the envelopes featured modern calligraphy and vintage postage.
The envelope liner featured a hand-drawn illustration of two trees, side by side. Along with the trees, a Pablo Neruda verse was tucked in too. This line was special to Katie and Atticus’s relationship and it felt significant to include it as part of their wedding invitations.
Custom invitations tell your unique love story on paper. Every design element carries meaning, every detail is thoughtful, and every element is handled seamlessly for you. Luxury means a service-oriented experience, from start to finish.
It’s too bad their crew didn’t have any fun *wink*. They took photos on campus, outside the Notre Dame Basilica — I’ll let the portraits speak for themselves!
Notre Dame Basilica wedding ceremony
If you haven’t had the pleasure of being inside the Basilica of Sacred Heart, it’s truly a breathtaking space. Katie and Atticus’s wedding ceremony held here was one for the ages.
They knew the ceremony would be of the utmost importance to them, so we made sure their ceremony program reflected this sentiment. This was a multi-page, mini prayer book, complete with all the calls and responses, music for all the songs, and text for major prayers, as well as all the usual information pertaining to weddings (order of ceremony and VIPs involved in the wedding). Such a special keepsake!
After exchanging vows, these newlyweds spent time taking photos around campus. They’re straight out of a magazine!
South Bend Reception
Katie and Atticus danced the night away with friends and family at The Armory in downtown South Bend.
My favorite detail? The same Pablo Neruda quote from their invitation became the top portion of a full wall installation for escort cards! The words were individually laser cut and mounted as the heading for the display. Each escort card was a mini envelope, hand calligraphed in gold ink. What a statement for their loved ones as they entered.
Katie and Atticus, thank you for letting me play a small part in your big day. It was an honor working with the two of you! May you always make out with one another on the dance floor. Always.
Notre Dame Basilica wedding vendor credits:
Planning, Design & Styling: Krissy Campbell Celebrations | @krissycampbell_celebrations
Ceremony Venue: Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame | @ndbasilica
Reception Venue: The Armory South Bend
Photography: Samuel Greenhill Photos | @abrokenlightbulb
Videography: Leah Trib Productions | @leahtribproductions
Stationery & Signage: Leah E. Moss Designs | @leahemoss
Floral Design: LB Floristry | @lbfloristry
Catering & Beverage: Navarre Hospitality Group | @navarrehospitalitygroup
Hair: Tiaras & Veils | @tiarasandveilshair
Makeup: Alyssa Diana Makeup | @alyssadianamakeup
Cake & Desserts: Macri’s Italian Bakery | @macrisbakery
Entertainment: Rendezvous Music | @rendezvousbands
Guest Book: After The Tone | @afterthetone.co
Rentals: Burns Special Events | @burnsspecialevents
Drapes/Ceiling Treatment: ProShow
Transportation: Royal Excursion | @royalexcursion