Ashlee & Skiler // Union 12 Wedding

Ashlee & Skiler // Union 12 Wedding

Ashlee and Skiler are married! We are very excited to share all their photos with you guys. We had the awesome opportunity to shoot at Union 12, a new wedding venue in Columbia City! It is gorgeous and perfectly set up to host wedding needs. One location all day? Our favorite thing on wedding days! You can check out Ashlee and Skiler’s engagement blog and photos here (CLICK ME)! Now for the wedding details…

We had so much fun shooting at Union 12, but we had even more fun taking pictures of these two! Everyone got ready on site – There is a little farm house that is available for the bridal party to prepare for the day. With no worries about traveling to and from location to location, you can imagine the stress this can take off the wedding day! After their hair and makeup was all done, Ashlee was helped into her dress by her mom. The all-lace dress had jeweled details and buttoned closures up the entire back, making it the perfect wedding day look for Ashlee. Ashlee’s bridesmaids wore beautiful wine colored dresses adding the perfect pop of color to the day. Skiler and his groomsmen wore awesome navy suits with red ties, matching the girls perfectly. Everything was tied together with beautiful flowers and greenery by Be Married Events.

After a sweet first look with dad, it was time for Ashlee and Skiler to read their letters to each other. Without looking, the two exchanged letters! Shortly after this sweet moment, it was time for Skiler to see his bride! The two had their first look together in the fields behind Union 12. After taking some sweet shots of the couple and some rocking bridal party pictures, we headed inside for the ceremony! The ceremony was on the covered patio overlooking the beautiful fields of Union 12. The weather was perfect – Slightly overcast, breezy, with a bit of sunshine too! The two exchanged vows in front of their friends and family and we’re married! The reception was a party. After a yummy dinner provided by Shigs and Pit, there were some funny toasts, cake cutting, and some sweet first dances!

We loved having the opportunity to work with this amazing couple. We knew from our engagement session with Ashlee and Skiler that they were going to have a super fun wedding. Thank for trusting us with your special day – We loved it! Best wishes to you guys.

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

To view all their wedding photos, click here (CLICK ME)!

Erica & Austin // Joseph Decuis Wedding

Erica & Austin // Joseph Decuis Wedding

Erica and Austin are married! We had so much fun at their wedding. Just wait until you see this beautiful and sweet couple on their big day. You can view all of their photos here (CLICK ME)! Now for the details…

Erica and Austin spent their whole day in Roanoke, Indiana. All of the events for the day, getting ready, the ceremony, and reception, were at Joseph Decuis restaurant, an absolutely beautiful venue (with amazing food). It was a lovely day – We had gorgeous fall weather and sunshine. It could not have been more perfect! To top off the great weather, there was a beautiful orange and pink sunset at the end of the evening.

Everyone got ready at the restaurant. Erica and her bridesmaids wore cute, colored tank tops with “bride”, “maid of honor”, and “bridesmaid” on them. After taking some photos with the bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearer, it was time to put on that white dress! Erica’s mom helped her into her beautiful, a-line dress. It had a sassy tiered bottom with tons of layers of fabric. There was even some special detail with the straps on the back of the dress. Erica’s bridesmaids wore beautiful plum purple dresses in matching styles. They all looked like movie stars! Shortly after capturing the final touches of getting ready, Erica had a first look with her dad just outside the restaurant. We will forever love capturing these special kind of moments.

Ceremony time! These two got married outside of the restaurant on the patio, surrounded by family, friends, and beautiful gardens! The two kissed, and just like that, they were married! Afterwards, we walked all around downtown Roanoke for photos. It is such a fun and unique little town for photos – gardens, brick alleys, and colorful walls.

Dinner was spectacular. This was no ordinary dinner. Joseph Decuis is second to none – You truly get the farm to table experience at this restaurant. Better yet, dinner was held in the atrium – a beautiful greenhouse-like dining room. After the outstanding meal (still having dreams about the food), everyone headed outside on the patio to party! There were toasts, some cake cutting (and eating), and lots and lots of dancing. We were even able to sneak out Erica and Austin long enough to capture them with the beautiful sunset!

The patio had beautiful lights strung up all over the place, making the whole night feel extra romantic and special – and it was. Erica and Austin had some really unique elements in their wedding day. Austin’s family is from Colorado, so they had quite a few guests travel a long way for this big event. They even served a special whiskey from Colorado at the reception- Stranahan’s whiskey (it’s Austin’s favorite). We ended the night with delicious cake by our favorite bakery in Fort Wayne, Sassy Cakes!

These two were a blast to work with. From their engagement session to their wedding, we could tell these two were special! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day. We loved capturing it!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Emily & Max // Fort Wayne Wedding

Emily & Max // Fort Wayne Wedding

Emily and Max’s wedding was jaw-droppingly beautiful! Don’t read this post until you read about their beautiful city engagement session and see all of their photos (CLICK ME)! Max and Emily’s wedding ceremony and reception were at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club, a beautiful Fort Wayne venue for weddings and other events – We loved having the opportunity to take photos in this gorgeous setting for Emily and Max’s big day!

The day started early for Emily and her bridesmaids, spending the morning getting ready in one of the club’s cottages. Red Stiletto Hair and Makeup did a wonderful job creating the perfect wedding day look for Emily and her bridesmaids. After Emily’s bridesmaids put on their dresses, it was time for Emily to be helped into her dress. If you had read our blog post about Emily and Max’s engagement session, you would know that they live in New York City. Can you guess where Emily got her wedding dress? Yes, Kleinfeld Bridal! This gorgeous pleated gown had most beautiful beading and detail – simple, elegant, and show-stopping. Emily’s mom helped her into her dress while surrounded by her bridesmaids. Just like that, it was time for the first look with Max!

Right outside the entrance of the clubhouse, Max patiently awaited the arrival of his beautiful bride and partner of many years. Emily walked right up to Max, tapped on his shoulder, and he saw Emily in her beautiful white dress for the first time! After a sweet embrace, the two waited inside with their family and bridal party for the ceremony to begin. The ceremony was under the beautiful covered patio area of the Club house. There was greenery and flowers hanging from the ceiling, on the cake, at every table, and just about everywhere else too – All hand-arranged and hand-crafted by Rose’s Bouquets, a wedding only florist. There was even a beautiful floral arch hung where the ceremony took place. After the super sweet ceremony officiated by Max’s dad, we headed out on the course for a few rounds of golf! Just kidding. We actually headed to the green for some pictures!

Shortly after photos of the bridal party and family portraits, the bridal party made their grand entrance to the dining room where guests cheered for their arrival! The was a funny dual toast by Max’s two brothers, a sweet maid of honor toast by Emily’s long-time college roommate and best friend, and an additional toast by a groomsmen who knows both Emily and Max. After toasts, dinner, and some sweet cake cutting, family and guests headed out on the covered patio for the dancing!

This was such a sweet wedding to be a part of. We loved having the opportunity to capture Emily and Max’s love in New York City and in Fort Wayne, their two homes. Best of wishes to you guys!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Saralyn & Aaron // Anniversary Session

Saralyn & Aaron // Anniversary Session

The last time we worked with Saralyn and Aaron was at their Indianapolis wedding this time last year! These two loved their wedding photos so much that they thought it’d be pretty cool if we did some anniversary ones too! We loved working with this easy going couple again and loved seeing how happy two people can make each other after a whole year of marriage!

These guys drove up to Fort Wayne all the way from Indianapolis for their photos, and we gotta say, they turned out great! When you have a couple in front of your camera as sweet as these two, it’s not hard to capture the love that one year of marriage can bring. We took this down to earth couple to Metea Park in Fort Wayne for their anniversary session. With so many sweet spots in one place, we got to have some major fun! Saralyn and Aaron walked through the woods and brush, trucked through tall grass fields, and even got in the pond for photos! To say we had fun is an understatement! Being an Indianapolis wedding photographer gave us the awesome opportunity to meet this couple and work with them twice in one year! We love our job.

To read all about their beautiful Indianapolis wedding, view some wedding photos, and watch their beautiful wedding video, click here (CLICK ME)!

We loved working with this sweet couple again – Anniversary sessions are always fun! Here’s to a long and happy marriage. You two are already off to a great start.

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Veldina & Ismir // Fort Wayne Wedding

Veldina & Ismir // Fort Wayne Wedding

You may remember Veldina and Ismir from their awesome engagement session with us in Rome City! Click here (CLICK ME) to read about the beautiful hand made floral swing that Veldina made and view their photos! We are very happy to share with you that they are now happily married! If you’d like to see more special moments captured from their big day, click here (CLICK ME)!

Veldina and Ismir and their families and bridal party got ready at their house. The girls’ beautiful hair and makeup was done by none other than Red Stiletto – on-site hair and makeup professionals in Fort Wayne. Veldina was helped into her dress by her mom and each of her bridesmaids helped in their own special way too , whether it was buttoning the sleeves of Veldina’s dress or helping her into her shoes. After everyone was finished getting ready, we went to a location nearby where Veldina and Ismir had their first look. As you can see from the photos below, it was a very sweet and emotional moment.

We headed over to the Bass Mansion on the University of St. Francis Campus for family and bridal photos. We absolutely loved all the laughs and love shared between these two families. After some epic portraits with the beautiful Bass Mansion setting the scenery, we all headed over to Baker’s Street Station for both the ceremony and the reception! As wedding photographers, we love when events for the day are in one place! We feel it helps take stress away from the day because guests and family don’t have to worry about travel as much! After the grand entrance of the bridal party, Veldina entered and the two were married! No matter how many weddings we take photos of, its always the ceremony that reminds us of why we do what we do. Our #1 job is to capture the love and excitement of the day… and we LOVE our job. Veldina and Ismir exchanged some rings, vows, and a kiss! We loved getting to capture these moments.

The reception was a blast! Although most of it was in Bosnian, we still understood the language of love! Everyone in attendance sang, danced, ate cake, and cheered in celebration of Veldina and Ismir’s marriage. What a fun day. Everything about the day was just so genuine and meaningful – You could tell that every detail was thought through and was special to Veldina and Ismir in some way. We loved having the opportunity to capture all the love of Veldina, Ismir, and their friends and families. We wish you guys a long and happy marriage!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Kristin & Kevin // Fort Wayne Wedding

Kristin & Kevin // Fort Wayne Wedding

You got to see day 1 of Kristin and Kevin’s wedding… Now here is day 2! Just in case you missed our post about their Sangeet, click here (CLICK ME)! Both days with Kristin & Kevin were a blast! There were so many fun moments throughout these two days that are just too awesome not to share! If you’d like to see all of their wedding photos, click here (CLICK ME)! Believe us, you’ve going to want to see all of them. Here’s day 2!

The day started with Kristin and her bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done at their hotel room. While the girls got ready, we took Kevin and his groomsmen outside for some pictures in their awesome outfits for the Baraat later that afternoon. A Baraat is a really fun tradition in Indian weddings. This is where the groom and his family and friends travel to the wedding site on the wedding day. Specific details with the Baraat can vary. For Kevin, he rode in a carriage pulled by a white horse and danced with friends and family! It was quite the celebration! During this time, Kristin and her girls had relocated to the church to finish getting ready. Kristin was helped into her beautiful blush white gown by her mom. The dress’s detail was suburb – It fit Kristin’s sparkly personality completely. When the Baraat ended, it was ceremony time! Kevin and his groomsmen changed into suits for the remainder of the wedding day! Kristin and Kevin exchanged rings, kissed, and were married! After the ceremony, we took family and bridal party photos, and of course, snuggled up photos of Kristin and Kevin. You could tell that these two just loved each other so purely – I’m sure anyone who knows them couldn’t agree more! I mean, just look at the photos! They are so comfortable and natural with each other! Every details was simply stunning – the dress, the colors, the smiles, the love, and the flowers too! Rose’s Bouquet’s did a beautiful job crafting the perfect floral arrangements for Kristin and Kevin’s big day.

The reception was held at the Fort Wayne Country Club. Before making their grand entrance, we took these guys out on the green of the golf course for some more photos! We captured nothing but smiles with these two. It was such a beautiful, sunny day – It just added to the love and warmth of these two families. Let us tell you… these two doctors know how to party! The reception was just as sweet as the rest of the day! Their was a sick donut wall with none other than Rise’n Roll Bakery donuts, a beautiful cake, tear filled toasts, and lots and lots of dancing.

By the end of these two days, we felt like we made some good friends. We loved getting to capture this beautiful, colorful wedding. Kristin, Kevin, and their two families were a dream to work with. We hope you guys love your photos – We sure enjoyed taking them. Best of luck to you two!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn