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
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
Samantha and Josh are married! It was a beautiful fall day for a wedding. Everything about their big day was calm, fun, and unique to them as a family. Here are some more details about their special day and photos to match! Just wait until you see pictures of their adorable 1 year old son…
The whole day was at Pokagon State Park and the beautiful Potawatomi Inn on Lake James. The trees were already turning colors and the air was chilly – perfect weather for Samatha! She didn’t want a hot wedding day. Samantha was one of the best brides we’ve had the pleasure to work with – laid back, not worried about every detail of the day, and just happy to be around the people she loves. That said, we thought it was so special when Samantha got excited about her wedding dress. She LOVED it. It was sweet to see her “bride out” about this one-of-kind detail! After getting ready and spending some time with her bridesmaids and adorable flower girl, Samantha and Josh had there first look (in the beautiful autumn woods, of course). It was as sweet as it can get folks, especially when they brought their 1-year old son Liam into the moment. Gah. This made us miss our babies that were with our family for the day!
After a super sweet first look and some bridal party photos, it was ceremony time! These guys got married on the patio of the Potawatomi Inn overlooking the lake – It was beautiful. After Samantha walked down the aisle, she and Josh completed a sand ceremony to symbolize their unity in marriage. The two kissed and were married! We shot some family portraits after the ceremony than took Samantha and Josh for the most epic sunset portrait on the dock. It was chilly, but these two persevered and stuck with us! What happened next? Reception time!
Once everyone was seated in the reception hall at the Inn, Samantha, Josh, and their bridal party made their entrances! There were succulent themed cupcakes and little succulent wedding favors for guests – they were so cute! The night included sweet toasts, yummy cake (the kids were very excited about that), and a lot of dancing (the kids were also very excited about this). We loved having the opportunity to capture all of the moments of your wedding day. We wish you guys the happiest marriage!
-Dustin & Corynn
Grace and Aaron are married! It seems like just yesterday when we were at Valparaiso University shooting their engagement session. Check out our other blog post to read all about the fun time we had with them at Valparaiso (CLICK ME)!
We’d like to start this by saying a what a pleasure it has been to work with Aaron and Grace. Everything about the day was sweet, nice, quirky, and special to them. Both of their families were so genuine and welcoming. Needless to say, we had a blast shooting their big day and couldn’t be more happy with how their photos came out. Here are all the sweet highlights of their wedding day with pictures and more!
The whole day started off awesome. We arrived at the church and all of sudden, Grace pulls up with her dad in his bright red corvette! Talk about an epic arrival. While grace entered the church at a different door (couldn’t spoil that first look down the aisle), Aaron greeted his family members before the ceremony. Boutineers and corsages were also passed out at this time. Grace twirled and smiled on her way into the church. First, this made for some adorable photos and secondly, showed us how fun loving and awesome this day was going to be. Grace’s bridesmaids wore beautiful sage green dresses – They finished their wedding day look with low, curly buns and smokey eye makeup. At the church, Grace added the veil and some accessories to her beautiful ensemble. All flowers for the day were provided by Rose’s Bouquets, a Fort Wayne wedding-only florist (and they did a stunning job on Grace and Aaron’s flowers). Aaron laughed and hung out with his groomsmen and family before the day’s events began – Nothing but excitement from both Grace and Aaron. Oh! We can’t leave out the fact that there were several “dabs” throughout the day – one of the many fun sides we saw while working with these these two.
The ceremony was held at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. After bow ties were straightened, bouquets distributed, and dresses fluffed, it was ceremony time! One by one, Grace’s bridesmaids walked down the aisle and Aaron and his groomsmen got in position. Then Grace and her father made their walk towards the altar. The ceremony sweet simply because of the amount of love Grace and Aaron exuded. This ceremony in particular had an interesting metaphor of ships and captains that kept us hooked in a listening the whole time – We had never heard a ceremony quite like this in our 11 years as wedding photographers. Unique and fun, just like Grace and Aaron! After the ceremony, we did family portraits.
We were watching the weather all day – It was supposed to rain, but it kept getting pushed back so we were able to go to downtown Fort Wayne and take bridal party photos. We were so thankful for the change of weather! After photos downtown, we all headed to the reception! The reception was at the beautiful Fort Wayne Country Club. These two engineers know how to party! Just as we got inside after taking some pictures at the country club, rain started to pour… talk about good timing. After everyone made it inside to be seated, the bridal party made their fun entrances. There were toasts, a Debrands chocolate giveaway, a rainbow after the storms, cake, dancing, really really good food, laughs, and more laughs. We had such a fun day and evening spent with these two and their families. It was an honor taking photos on your guys’ wedding day – We hope you enjoy them for a lifetime!
-Dustin & Corynn
P.S. Can we be best friends? Cool, thanks.