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
Taylor and Cory are married! You may remember them from their awesome engagement session with us a while back – You can read all about our fun time with them here (CLICK ME)! Taylor is a fellow wedding photographer! When she asked us to shoot their own wedding, we were ecstatic! Working with another photographer is just the best, especially when they are on the other side of the camera for a change.
Taylor and Cory have a special family connection to the lake. Lake Wawasee in Syracuse Indiana was the location for both their engagement session and their wedding! These two started the day getting ready at Taylor’s family lake home. Everything was so pretty and cozy! Taylor and her girls had her condo, while the guys got ready at the Ford estate. The girls shared laughs and some yummy mimosas. After the final getting ready touches were complete, Taylor put on her dress! She was helped in the beautiful a-line dress from Anthropologie. Taylor and Cory had a smaller bridal party, but they were as awesome as ever.
After getting ready, Taylor and Cory their first look in the beautiful woods around the lake. Cory was in complete awe at the beauty of his bride! Because of the smaller wedding party, we had plenty of time for photos of just Taylor and Cory! After a little walking and photo taking, we found a little bench where the two exchanged gifts. Taylor was given a beautiful ring with their wedding date engraved on it. Cory was given cufflinks with his initials on them. After a few more pictures of these two, it was ceremony time! The ceremony was under a beautiful covered pavilion decorated with fall accents for the wedding. Taylor walked down the aisle with her dad (so did their adorable pup) and Taylor and Cory were married! The ceremony was followed by family and bridal party photos. Then it was party time!
The reception was on the S.S. Lillypad, a sweet banquet hall on the waters of Lake Wawasee! There were home videos shown, touching toasts made, and lots of loved shared. This boat was filled with nothing but happiness for Taylor and Cory. The night ended in s’mores and a cozy fire. We had such a fun time with Taylor, Cory, and their friends and family. Thank you for trusting us with your big day! Best of wishes to you guys.
-Dustin & Corynn
Meet April & Adam! When April called and said I want to have a small intimate wedding ceremony with just close family outside at Pokagon State Park, oh and in the middle of January, and I want to wear a dinosaur costume for the first look…We were like WE ARE SO IN! Pokagon is one of our absolute favorite places regardless of what time of the year it is, it’s actually where Dustin wanted to get married when we were planning our wedding. Most people know about Pokagon state park for it toboggan slide and its incredible inn, the Potawatomi Inn, which overlooks the gorgeous Lake James
So we pulled up to the super romantic site that April and Adam had picked to exchange there vows, and no amount of planning or the epic fire Adam had made could have prepared us for just how cold it really was. It was -4 degrees you guys, like crazy cant, feel your limbs kinda cold. But I challenge you to find one photo of April where she looks more than slightly cold! She was such a gladiator, we were bundled up with layer upon layer, heck I even had a child in me that was crawling further inside haha. But regardless of the fridged temperature, we were able to make some amazing photos of these guys and love every minute of it. Congrats to the new Mr & Mrs. Wolf, and I bet Mexico felt all that much better afterward 🙂
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