Meet one of our lovely couples, Kristin and Kevin! These two met in their residency for med school while on a psych rotation – Neither of them were patients! We got to spend 2 whole days with them. It was so awesome! This post focuses on the first day of celebration – the Sangeet!
A Sangeet is an Indian tradition and celebration. It celebrates the coming together of two families in the union of their children. During a Sangeet celebration, a stage or platform is set up and the bride and groom sit at the front of it. From there, guests and family perform dances together in honor of the couple! This beautiful and colorful ceremony provides some relief and fun for the stress that typically surrounds a wedding. And let us assure you, it was SO fun! Kristen and her bridesmaids wore traditional saris for the Sangeet too! It was a colorful night full of laughter, singing, dancing, and a whole lot of love. Their families even created a music video and surprised them with it at the party!
Needless to say, we had some serious fun at this wedding! We knew day 2 was going to be just as awesome! We will be posting a second blog for day 2 of their wedding soon, so stayed tuned! We can assure you, you will want to see every single one of their photos – You can seriously feel their love through every picture. Until then….
-Dustin & Corynn
Meet Alyssa and Jacob! These guys had the sweetest wedding. We loved being able to capture the day and all the special moments. Check out all of their wedding photos here (CLICK ME)! Photos were taken by our lovely associate photographer Michele Snyder!
The day started with Alyssa and her girls getting ready at her family’s home on Sylvan lake. All of the bridesmaids wore different styles of dresses, but were all the same fuchsia purple. The rich tones of the dresses and flowers popped so beautifully against the greens of the outdoor setting this day. Alyssa’s Maid of Honor helped her into her dress. The strapless, a-line gown with lace detail fit Alyssa’s personality beautifully – She looked stunning! After taking some photos of Alyssa with her bridesmaids (on the dock and boat of course) and Jacob with his groomsmen, everyone took a boat ride to Boy Scout Island at the center of Sylvan Lake for the ceremony.
At the top of the hill in the woods of Boy Scout Island, Alyssa had a first look with her dad. It was so sweet… Many happy tears! Once the groomsmen arrived by boat on the island and everyone took their seats in the beautiful outdoor chapel, the ceremony began! And just like that, the two were married! After the ceremony, we took Alyssa and Jacob to the top of the hill for some portraits, right above where they had just gotten married. We then took a boat back to the main land for some bridal party photos at the Gene Stratton-Porter Cabin – The gardens there were so beautiful!
Then it was officially party time! The reception was at the Kendallville Event Center. There was a lovely shared toast from the best man and maid of honor (They’re married too) where happy tears were definitely involved! There was cake cutting, dancing, good music, and lots and lots of laughs! The cherry on top was a fun glow-stick send off.
We were so happy to capture the day and be a part of Alyssa and Jacob’s wedding. Absolutely beautiful day, amazing people, and great memories! Best of wishes to the both of you!
-Dustin & Corynn
We had so much fun at Trish & Chase’s wedding. There were so much love in the air and we could not capture enough of it! Seriously, what a fun day!
Trish and her girls started the by getting ready at home! The girls wore matching monogrammed tank tops and leggings while they did their hair and makeup. Once Trish’s bridesmaids were in their blush pink dresses, Trish was helped into her elegant 2-strap a-line dress by her mom. The beautiful white dress had jeweled lace details on the bodice and extended throughout the dress. The detail was spot on! She looked absolutely beautiful. Chase and his groomsmen got ready for the day like men in the garage of the home. These big, burly guys looked sharp in their tuxes!
Trish and Chase got married at the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. After a sweet first look with dad, the ceremony was ramping up to start! Trish and Chase kissed and were married! The ceremony was so beautiful.
Afterwards, guests headed to the reception at Ceruti’s in Fort Wayne! The bridal party stayed back at the church waiting for the trolley, but it was super late! They all waited a long time at the church for it to come, so while everyone waited for it to arrive (thankfully it wasn’t too late) we took some pictures at the church. While this was not an ideal situation, but these guys were troopers! This hiccup in the day didn’t upset Trish or Chase one bit. Once the trolley came, we hit a few places in Fort Wayne for some sweet pictures and went to Ceruti’s! These guys cut some cake, listened to toasts and cheers, danced to some sweet tunes provided by Quattro Systems, and had an amazing night with friends and family!
Thanks for letting us be a part of your big day as your wedding photographers. Hope you guys enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!
-Dustin & Corynn
We LOVED this summer wedding. Everything was great! The weather, the food, the people, and more! Amanda and Chris were a blast to work with and we are so happy to share a little bit about them and show off their beautiful photos! These guys met in high school. Just starting as friends, they developed a little more than just a friendship. We are so happy we got to be a part of their wedding day. Check out their engagement session here! (CLICK ME)!
Amanda and her bridesmaids (as well as Chris and his groomsmen) looked amazing! Amanda’s dress, from One Fine Day in Fort Wayne, had a beautiful, white lace top and unique criss-cross satin straps in the back. The bottom of the dress was absolutely princess worthy – all tulle and full of charm! (Show stopper for sure). Her bridesmaids wore a variety of styles and colors – all different shades of purples and mauves. These dresses, paired with the groomsmens’ navy suits and bow ties, looked so sharp together! Chris, a Channing Tatum look alike, looked very sharp as well! We love a good color palette on wedding days, and these guys’ nailed it for sure! The whole look was topped with gorgeous flowers. Even the arch at the ceremony was covered in big floral arrangements and greenery! Seriously, everything was gorgeous!
Amanda and Chris’ ceremony and reception were at Sylvan Cellars. We love when events for the wedding day are all at one location – We feel it takes a great amount of stress off the bride and the planning! The ceremony was outside the event center in the apple orchard. The weather for the day could not have been more beautiful – sunny and perfectly warm, topped with puffy white clouds. The reception was in the event center of the Cellars. This beautiful, rustic venue was perfect for Amanda and Chris’s big day. We’re always pumped to take pictures here!
After the ceremony, we took pictures in the apple orchard and around various other parts of Sylvan Cellars. We wanted to do something extra creative since we are in the thick of our wedding season. We proposed using smoke bombs for some portrait shots and Amanda and Chris gave us the okay! We are so happy with how those photos turned out and thankful that we get to work with such awesome brides and grooms!
Everyone just had a blast at the reception. We’re talking homemade cookies from Grandma, a choreographed dance from the Amanda and her bridesmaids for Chris, and inflatable guitars to top off the incredible night! There were just so many personal elements that made the night so awesome. Everyone (and us too) had a blast celebrating the marriage of Amanda and Chris. What a special day!
We were fortunate enough to work alongside Big Burrito Creative, an Indianapolis and Fort Wayne wedding videography company! We can’t wait to see Amanda and Chris’ wedding video. Thanks again for letting us be a part of your big day! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Sending our best wishes to you guys!
-Dustin and Corynn
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!
-Dustin & Corynn
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!
-Dustin & Corynn
Check out all of their wedding photos here (CLICK ME)!