A few weeks back we had the exciting opportunity to partner with some of the most amazing vendors to create some stunning new images for a brand new venue in the area! The White Rose Event Center is just a few miles south of Fort Wayne, and is totally worth the drive. This venue boasts so much charm and character that you just won’t find anywhere else. We were lucky enough to partner with the Empyrean Events to help us create some fun scenes in this beautiful space. We also want to give a big thanks to Red Stilleto for always killing it on the Hair and Makeup, but also Autumn over at One Fine Day Bridal for bringing the most amazing gowns in town for us to photograph. Make sure you check out the photo of the CAKE, it was the bomb, created by the ever so talented Sassie Cakes. And of course huge thanks to our incredible models, you might not be able to tell in the images but it was like 17 degrees the day we did these…wee bit chilly 🙂
Check them out and let us know what you think
-Dustin & Corynn
Meet Lily & Jace! You might recognize these lovebirds from there incredible engagement photos from the old GE campus, or from the fact that Lily was our incredible intern that helped keep the train on the tracks. Lily & Jace’s winter wedding was unbelievable. They got married at there childhood church just south of Fort Wayne, Emmanuel Community Church. We then endured some wintery weather for some incredible photos of these newlyweds. But in typical Lily fashion, she had lined up an indoor location for photos so that her and Jace’s nearest and dearest didn’t have to endure the cold for long. Check out the cool warehouse space we got to photograph in!!! From there we went to the historic Bakerstreet Train Station in downtown Fort Wayne for their amazing reception to dance the night away! I would love to write more but I think the photos speak for themselves, so start scrolling!!!
Lily & Jace surrounded themselves with some of the most amazing vendors to help pull this wedding off without a hitch!
Hair & Make-Up: Red Stiletto
Florals: Rose’s Bouquets
Venue: Fort Wayne’s Baker Street Train Station
DJ: I Do Crew
Jessica and Brandon are married! Remember them from their beautiful, summer engagement photos? If not, click here (CLICK ME) and read about all of the fun we had with them. Now for the details of this beautiful and merry Union 12 wedding…
Jessica and her bridesmaids spent all morning getting their hair and makeup done in the bridal suite of Union 12 – There is a little house that is part of the main facility that is perfect for brides and grooms to get ready in on their big day. After getting ready, Jessica put on her beautiful, bejeweled wedding dress! It was so detailed in all the right ways. Her bridesmaids wore dark red sequin dresses which matched the Christmas/holiday theme of the day perfectly – Jessica loves Christmas time! Jessica’s maid of honor spent the morning gathering letters and notes from the bridal party, family, and Brandon. All of the notes and letters were in a small book – She gave the book to Jessica as a sweet gift to hold on to forever – what a good way to remember the day! After getting completely ready for the wonderful day ahead, we took Jessica out on the paths behind Union 12 for the first look with her dad. Right after this father-daughter moment, Jessica had her first look with Brandon! Brandon was in awe of Jessica – It was an emotional moment for sure. I mean, just look at them? We took these two out on the beautiful property of Union 12 to take some photos of just the two of them before the ceremony. Let us tell you, Jessica knows how to work the camera! Both she and Brandon were so natural. Plus, these two laughed a lot… even at our bad jokes! You can easily tell just by being with these two for a few minutes that they make each other really happy. It started off not being too cold. Jessica and Brandon didn’t complain once about pictures outside. Jessica looked as if she had been modeling for years! After the sweet first looks and some camera action of the soon to be husband and wife, it was ceremony time!
The ceremony was outside on the patio of Union 12! By this time, it was pretty cold outside – even the Pastor joked with guests saying “gonna try to keep this brief because it’s freezing”! Despite the cold weather, there was nothing but warm feelings present at the ceremony. These two exchanged rings and vows, kissed, and we’re married! After the ceremony, we took wedding party photos, then it was time to party!
Jessica and Brandon knew everyone would be sick of meat and potatoes, so they catered in Mexican food for their reception! It was something different and totally hit the spot! Jessica made all of the table center decorations and decorated all of Union 12 in Christmas decorations. She loved the idea of having their anniversary be during a time of the year that she loved – and she loves Christmas! These guys had some great dance moves.
Union 12 is a really awesome venue for weddings because everything is in one location! The fact that we could do some late night photos of Jessica and Brandon by a beautiful stone firepit was really cool – You can’t do that anywhere else.
We loved getting to be a part of this special day and capture all of Jessica and Brandon’s love for each other. We hope you guys enjoyed your big day and enjoy looking back on photos of it. Best of luck to you guys!
-Dustin & Corynn
Another one of our amazing Cincinnati Couples got married! Earlier this year, we did their engagement session too. You can read all about how we met Sarah and Ben and the awesome time we had with them here (CLICK ME)! Fun fact about these two… after being together for over 6 years, their first kiss was on their wedding day! Can you believe it? No wonder they were extra EXTRA excited. We love learning more about our brides and grooms, especially when it’s as fun and unique as that! These two were smitten all day! Now for the details…
Sarah started her big day by hanging out with her mom and bridesmaids at her and Ben’s NEW home. Everyone laughed, cheered, and got excited for the day all morning. When it came time to put the dress on, Sarah’s mom helped get her in. It was super sweet because Sarah had her bridesmaids turn around for a big reveal of her with her dress on. Her bridesmaids helped with the details of jewelry, the belt, and shoes! Sarah and her dad had a first look in the front yard of their home. It was super sweet and even more smiley! Sarah was radiating with joy all morning – it’s so obvious how happy she is in the photos!
Ben and his groomsmen met us at the park after we had finished taking pictures of Sarah and her bridesmaids at the same park (these two were doing their first look down the aisle, so no peeking)! Then it was ceremony time! Just like any wedding day, things get a little behind schedule – This didn’t bother Sarah or Ben at all! These two were just excited that they were getting married and got to celebrate with friends and family afterward! After a sweet ceremony and long-awaited first kiss, Sarah and Ben were married! We headed to a few spots downtown, and of course, the beautiful Cincinnati Bridge for pictures of the newlyweds. Then it was time for the reception.
Sarah and Ben brought in a wonderful band who played awesome swing/dance music all evening long – It was extra special because her grandfather was playing in the band too! The venue they chose actually used to be an old church! It was converted into a reception hall. Talk about an epic location! There were toasts, laughs, cake cutting, and lots and LOTS of dancing. In case you missed our blog post on their engagement session, these two are professional dancers! Again, you can view that here (CLICK ME)! Half way through the reception, Sarah went in a back room and came out in a knee length wedding dress! It was such a fun surprise – only a few people knew the secret to her long removable skirt on her dress. I guess it would be pretty hard to dance in a heavy, floor length gown (especially with how these two professionals dance)!
This was a beautiful wedding to be a part of – We have loved getting to know you two through your dancing (at a different wedding we took photos at), through your engagement session, and now, your wedding day. After weddings like these, we feel like we have made some lifelong friends. We hope you guys had a wonderful wedding day. We wish you guys the best of luck on this new path called marriage!
-Dustin and Corynn
Remember Paige and Andrew from their super awesome Cincinnati engagement session? Well, if not, you can read all about it here (CLICK ME)! These two came all the way from Cincinnati Ohio to get married in Fort Wayne. It was just as fall was about to end her – It was a beautiful, colorful fall day!
Paige and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day at the Trinity Methodist Church. Andrew and his groomsmen did do, but in a different part of the church! Their first look was down the aisle, so they didn’t want any spoilers! Paige was helped into her dress and shoes by her mom and beautiful bridesmaids. After getting completely ready and doing final touches on hair and makeup, Paige had a first look with her dad. After some other family members greeted her in all of her bridal beauty, it was ceremony time! Paige was escorted down the aisle by her Dad. Andrew was so happy! The two shared vows and kissed! They were married! After a sweet send off from the church, we headed out for some wedding party photos! It was the most perfect fall day… in November! Indiana’s weather will forever keep us on our toes. We had the most vibrant oranges and yellows to work with, and the most awesome couple too! After rocking some photos, it was finally time for these guys to relax and party!
Paige and Andrew’s reception was at the beautiful Baker Street Station in downtown Fort Wayne. This venue’s history and architecture make it so memorable, plus the food is top notch. After eating a delicious meal, hearing sweet toasts, and cutting their cake (in a very unique way), these two danced all night long. It was an honor to be your wedding photographers and be a part of such a special time in your lives! We hope you enjoy the photos just as much as we loved taking them! Best wishes to you guys.
-Dustin & Corynn
This blog post is extra special because it’s about my awesome sister, Natalie! Oh… and her now Husband Tim (we love him). Natalie and Tim are wedding photographers too – guess it runs in the family! They live in the Myrtle Beach area and do stunning beach weddings. These two decided to get married in Fort Wayne because the majority of the friends and family (us) live here! This wedding day went a little bit different for Corynn and I since we were both in the wedding day events! Metea Park was a beautiful location for Natalie and Tim’s lovely fall wedding day.
We met up with Natalie at the hotel while she was getting ready with her bridal party! Corynn helped with hair, makeup, getting dressed, and more! Everyone looked stellar and ready for the big day! After we got all the getting ready pictures of the girls, we headed over to Metea Park to meet up with Tim and his groomsmen. After putting on jackets, pinning boutonnieres, and straightening bow ties, it was time for Natalie to get in her dress! Our mom and Corynn helped Natalie into her dress! Then Natalie’s bridesmaids (made up of mostly my sisters) helped with the details. After a sweet first touch between Natalie and Tim, it was ceremony time! The two performed a sweet sand ceremony during the wedding, kissed, and we’re married! After some lengthy family portraits, it was time for some pictures of just Nat and Tim. Then it was dinner time and dancing!
There were some hiccups in the day just like every other wedding, but it was still an amazing day filled with family! We loved getting to celebrate Natalie and Tim on their big day- These guys were just meant to be! Can’t wait for you guys to move back to Fort Wayne some day!
-Dustin & Corynn