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

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

Alyssa & Jon // Embassy Theatre Wedding

Alyssa & Jon // Embassy Theatre Wedding

Alyssa and Jon’s wedding was so amazing! The getting ready, ceremony time, and reception were all held at the beautiful, historic Embassy Theatre of downtown Fort Wayne. We had all hands on deck making this one special wedding! Read all about Alyssa and Jon’s story and engagement here (CLICK ME).

Alyssa and all of the beautiful women in her life got ready for the day in a gorgeous room of the Embassy, with a great view of downtown Fort Wayne… with no rain! Even though rain was forecasted all day, it managed to hide away until evening and stopped again at the end of the night. That gave us the perfect opportunity for some epic rooftop shots of Alyssa and Jon over downtown Fort Wayne. Alyssa was helped in to her beautiful white dress by her bridesmaids. Alyssa’s dress was mermaid style with multiple layers of lace and beautiful beading. The sweetheart neckline and open back design of the dress made Alyssa a show stopper… and a beautiful bride! Her bridesmaids wore one of two selected styles of long black dresses; one off-the-shoulder and the other a two-strap style. The black gowns paired with gold, sparkly jewelry made for one glam look (and was one of Alyssa’s only opportunities to make her friends were Black and gold – She’s a huge Purdue fan).

Alyssa and Jon had their first look on the first floor of the Embassy. They wanted to capture the first look and the beautiful architecture of the Embassy all in one moment. After the tearful and very happy first look, it was ceremony time! Alyssa and Jon’s marriage was so sweet. After a sweet message from their officiant/friend, rings and vows were exchanged, a cord of three was tied, and the two were married! Needless to say, it was a beautiful ceremony!

After happily greeting to each of their guests, we took family portraits on the beautiful staircase of the Embassy. From there, we went to different spots around downtown with the bridal party for some sweet group shots and shots of the bride and groom!

The reception was beautiful as well. Held on the 6th and 7th floors of the Embassy, the view of downtown Fort Wayne was stunning! There were so many elements that made the night as special as it was: the live music by Casual Friday (they were amazing), ice cream sandwiches, photo booth station, dancing, toasts, rooftop views, and so much more. We had the wonderful opportunity to witness the love of both Jon and Alyssa’s families. We are so honored to have shot this sweet wedding. We wish you guys a happy marriage!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

 

 

Alexis & Joel // Fort Wayne Wedding

Alexis & Joel // Fort Wayne Wedding

Introducing Alexis and Joel, some of our newest newlyweds! These two met while attending college in Michigan. Joel, originally from Finland, came to the US to play collegiate soccer! From there, they just hit it off… and now they’re married! We loved being a part of their big day.

This day was all smiles from beginning to end. (You can tell 100% just by looking at the pictures!) Ask anyone who was at the wedding, you could truly see the love they have for each other. Joel was emotional at the first look and when he saw Alexis walk down the aisle. It was a sweet day filled with many smiles and happy tears. Including ours!

Both Alexis and Joel’s families were very sweet – They made us feel like part of the family, down to the people we sat with at dinner. Just one incredible family!

The girls got ready in a hotel room at the Homewood Suites. Alexis was so happy to get in her dress. She looked absolutely stunning! After getting ready with her girls, Alexis and Joel had their first look at the Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne. It was so sweet! So many smiles and laughs. We were so happy to capture these moments. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Landmark Gardens! It was so hot this day. Not enough to hinder the day, but enough to make one of the bridesmaids (also the groom’s sister) pass out during the ceremony! Luckily it happened at a point in the ceremony where people could easily get to her and she could be helped. Alexis and Joel continued the ceremony with their foot washing ceremony, a very unique and different tradition!

After the very hot outdoor ceremony, family and friends headed over to the (air conditioned and indoor) reception at the Orchid Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne. Each member of the bridal party had a special entrance with all kinds of dance moves. The best man speech was very notable. He had nothing but kind words to say about Joel. By the end of it, we wanted the groom to be OUR best friend – what a guy!  After cake cutting, dancing, and toasts, we headed outside to get some epic sunset photos. These two ended the night with a beautiful sparkler send off.

This was such a fun wedding to photograph (even with the super hot weather)! Thanks Alexis and Joel for a fun day. We wish you guys the happiest marriage!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Check out all of their wedding photos here (CLICK ME)!