Kiley & Tylar // Red Barn Acres Wedding

Kiley & Tylar // Red Barn Acres Wedding

Meet Kiley & Tylar! This intimate Red Barn Acres wedding in Fremont was such a blast. The day was filled with family, love, and joy. We were in extra anticipation for this wedding because we’ve known Kiley’s family for a few years now! Read on to see more of this beautiful day…

When Kiley and Tylar reached out, we were thrilled. We photographed Kiley’s brother’s wedding back in 2016, and always love when we get to see their family again. Kiley and Tylar planned their dream wedding with a shorter engagement, and we were psyched we were available to help. Being a part of their wedding story was a true delight.

After the bridal party was all ready for the day and helped the bride and groom with their finishing touches, we headed outside to do Kiley and Tylar’s first look. The love between these two is so sweet. We took photos of the wedding party around the venue, and then headed back inside to watch the two become one!

The ceremony and reception were both held at the barn, which was awesome. The upstairs provided a beautiful, intimate space for their ceremony that blew us away, and the downstairs allowed for an exciting reception space. They had the sweetest decorations to complete their wedding venue and make it their own.

The wedding party, including adorable ring security and a flower girl, started to make their way down the aisle. Kiley’s dad walked her down and gave her away to her soon-to-be husband, and then it was time! Kiley and Tylar exchanged vows and rings, sealed it with a kiss, and were announced husband and wife.

After doing a few more photos with the bride and groom, it was time for cake, but not just any cake! Kiley and Tylar had Nothing Bundt Cakes for them and their guests. We love when couples get creative with their wedding. Guests also received a deck of cards with a personalized message to remember their day by!

As the night went on, Kiley broke out her pink Converse, which we of course had to show off in pictures. We took the couple outside to snap some more adorable photos with them and… their dogs! Their wedding day wouldn’t be complete without their two precious dogs. It’s always so fun for us to take photos of our couples and their pets.

Kiley & Tylar’s Red Barn Acres wedding was such a special one, and we were truly honored to play a part in their day. We wish these two the best as they start their married life together!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn
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Autumn & Grant // Elysean Wedding

Autumn & Grant // Elysean Wedding

Autumn & Grant are married! These college sweethearts were such a joy to work with. Fun fact, we actually photographed Autumn for a fundraiser at Good Shepherd Church a few years ago! Autumn & Grant were the first-ever couple to get married at the brand new Elysean wedding venue in downtown Fort Wayne. Beautiful, sophisticated, stunning… we’re obsessed, to say the least! Read on to see more of this exciting day…

The venue offered such a cute spot for the girls to get ready. As the sign says, Hello Gorgeous! Autumn’s classy, chic dress from One Fine Day Bridal and Gown Boutique fit their wedding theme so perfectly. Their lovely flowers by Empyrean completed the look! Autumn & Grant gifted their bridal party with fun, personalized cups to remember the day by. After everyone was finished getting ready, it was time for those beloved first looks.

And talk about first looks… Autumn had a first look with her dad, her brother, & Grant! First, a sweet first look between Autumn and her dad, and then, an absolutely precious first look with her brother Cameron. Of course, the couple’s first look always gives us goosebumps! Once all of the reveals were done, we walked to the heart of downtown Fort Wayne to take some bridal party photos.

While downtown, we made sure to hit up all the iconic photo spots including the Allen County Courthouse and the Lincoln Tower’s infamous gold doors. We weren’t the only ones with that idea – we ran into another bride and groom taking photos in front of the gold doors as well! The weather was perfect and made for bright, sunny photos.

Then, we traveled back to Elysean to make their marriage official! Autumn’s dad walked her down the aisle following some adorable ring bearers and handed her off to be married to Grant. The two exchanged vows, kissed, and were pronounced husband and wife! While we snapped some more photos of the gorgeous bride and groom inside the industrial modern venue, guests enjoyed cocktail hour outside. What a perfect area to hang out, and not to mention, take photos with some great natural lighting! The greenery walls lining the area really made the guests and our bride and groom pop in pictures.

We moved back inside for some wonderful toasts, laughter, eating, and dancing. Empyrean catered the fabulous dinner, and Sassie Cakes provided the delicious cake! Autumn & Grant then danced the night away with their closest friends and family.

This exceptional Elysean wedding was one to remember. We are so honored Autumn & Grant chose us to be part of their most important day. We wish them all the best as they start their life together in St. Louis!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn
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Danielle & Mike // Ceruti’s Diamond Room Wedding

Danielle & Mike // Ceruti’s Diamond Room Wedding

Danielle & Mike are married!

You may remember Danielle and Mike from their Metea Park engagement session last summer. If not, click here to see all of their engagement photos and learn a little background about how they met! Now on to their beautiful Ceruti’s Diamond Room wedding…

We met Danielle and Mike at Sara and Austin’s wedding in the fall of 2019! Click here to see if you can spot Danielle in their wedding photos! We love when we can work with the same awesome group of people multiple times – Especially when they are as awesome as these guys.

Danielle and Mike’s wedding ceremony was at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. This is where everyone got ready to! When it was time, Danielle’s mom helped her into her dress and each of her bridesmaids (Sara, our past bride, included) helped with all of the special bridal details! Danielle looked STUNNING in her full bridal look. After taking some bridal portraits and a first look between Danielle and her dad, it was time for the ceremony! Guests took their seats and the ceremony began. Both Danielle’s mom and Mike’s mom did a sweet candle ceremony together, a beautiful image of their family’s uniting! Before we knew it, Danielle, accompanied by her dad, walked down the aisle towards Mike. The two exchanged vows and rings, and sealed the deal with a kiss! And the two were officially married!

After the ceremony, we had the awesome opportunity to take some wedding party portraits at the Landing in downtown Fort Wayne! If you haven’t been down there to see all the revitalization of our great city, you have to go check it out! We had perfect weather too, which was such a nice surprise for March in Indiana! After taking photos around the Landing, we headed over to the beautiful Allen County Courthouse for more! Of course, we had to snag some photos in front of those gorgeous gold doors across the street too!

 

When we were done with bridal party photos, everyone headed to the beautiful and accommodating Ceruti’s Diamond Room for the reception! There were toasts, laughs, great food, and dancing! What more could you want from a wedding day than dancing in a room full of all of your family and friends? It was such a special day, and we are so thankful that Danielle and Mike chose us to capture it. We loved being a small part of it all!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn
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Tori & Zach // Ceruti’s Diamond Room Wedding

Tori & Zach // Ceruti’s Diamond Room Wedding

Tori and Zach are married! We loved capturing this spectacular Ceruti’s Diamond Room wedding. These two are sweet as candy (Zach works at Hershey’s, so we call him the Candy Man), and their big day was perfect. Read on to learn more about the day and see some of our favorite photos…

These two first met through something near and dear to their hearts – sports. Tori was Zach’s sister’s volleyball coach – it was love at first spike. After he aced the date, they went on to get engaged, and now, they’re married!

The bride’s dress from One Fine Day Bridal and Gown Boutique sparkled and flowed so elegantly. To top it off, she had a gorgeous cathedral-length veil, which is always so fun to photograph and makes for such pretty pictures! After the girls helped her get ready, Tori went outside to have a first look with her dad. It melted our hearts! The bond these two have is so evident and so precious. Right before the ceremony took place, Tori’s girls prayed over her, and Zach’s guys prayed over him. What sweet, irreplaceable moments!

The ceremony took place at the beautiful Emmanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Fort Wayne. Guests took their seats and the wedding party took their place at the front. Tori’s dad walked her down the aisle, handed her off to Zach, and then it was time to tie the knot (literally). During the ceremony, Tori and Zach braided the Cord of Three Strands together. They sealed it with a kiss, and they were officially married! Talk about a stunning church – Emmanuel’s incredible interior made for some simply gorgeous photos. We loved photographing their family portraits, along with some individual portraits, inside the church.

Following the ceremony, we headed to downtown Fort Wayne’s magnificent Promenade Park for wedding party photos. The skies were blue and the sun was bright, but the wind was intense! After almost getting blown away by the wind, we traveled to the lovely Lakeside Park & Rose Garden to finish up the wedding party photos. This location offered beautiful natural backgrounds for this sunny spring day, and the group was such a pleasure to photograph.

Tori is a huge Birkenstock fan and changed into her Birks as soon as she could. We love seeing our couples’ personalities shine through their favorite things! With the perfect shoes on, it was time to get the party going. The night ended with a wonderful reception at Ceruti’s Diamond Room. It’s always a pleasure to photograph receptions at this venue. The food was top-notch and the atmosphere was grand. All of the guests had such a fun time on the dance floor! It’s great to see everyone on the dance floor bustin’ a move.

Photographing Tori & Zach’s wedding day was a blast. We are so thankful they chose us to be part of their most important day. We wish you two nothing but the best in your marriage!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Embassy Theatre Maternity Session // Fort Wayne Indiana

Embassy Theatre Maternity Session // Fort Wayne Indiana

If you have worked with us before, you would know that one of our favorite things is when we get to photograph our couples past their wedding day. Bring on all the maternity and family sessions! We have had the awesome privilege of photographing a past couple of ours recently… Alyssa and Jon! They are expecting their first baby this coming March! Read on to learn more about this fun Embassy Theatre Maternity session and see all of the glamorous photos from it…

First off, if you haven’t seen Alyssa and Jon’s engagement blog or their wedding blog, what are you doing here? Go check them out and learn a little more about our awesome couple!

We have photographed Jon, Alyssa, and her growing bump all throughout her pregnancy. This blog focuses on their two most recent sessions, one at our studio and the other at the gorgeous Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne. Alyssa wore beautiful dresses at both sessions and looked so glamorous! The reason these two chose the Embassy for their latest maternity session is because that’s where they got married. Capturing their wedding here was something special, but a maternity session too? Even more so! We were even able to recreate some of their wedding photos, but this time with a bump!

We have loved getting to capture Alyssa and Jon’s engagement, wedding, and now, Embassy Theatre Maternity session! We are so looking forward to photographing their growing family in the coming years. We hope you guys look back on these bump photos for years to come.

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Martha & Daniel // Swan Lake Resort Wedding

Martha & Daniel // Swan Lake Resort Wedding

You may remember Martha and Dan from their engagement session blog that we posted a few weeks back. If not, make sure to go check it out and see all of their super sweet engagement photos! (You can click here to see that post.) Martha and Daniel’s Swan Lake Resort wedding was nothing short of awesome! Even if the power went out due to an ice storm. Read on for all the details from their big day!

If you read Martha and Daniel’s engagement blog, you learned that these two got engaged around thanksgiving of 2020! Rather than planning a massive wedding with tons of guests, Martha and Daniel decided to host a smaller intimate wedding over the New Year, since family would already be in town! So with just over a month to plan, these two had a lot to do! Being at their wedding, you would have never known it was planned in that amount of time. It was a beautiful day, albeit with some hiccups, but Martha and Dan never got stressed out! They rolled with the punches and made amazing memories with friends and family.

The day’s events were all held at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth Indiana. Martha got ready with her mom and bridesmaid in the bridal suite! After getting completely ready, Martha did a first look with her dad. Afterwards, we took some photos of Martha with her family, then Martha went to rest before the ceremony. We snagged some photos of Daniel getting ready and of his mom putting his boutonniere on. We used the in between time before the ceremony to take some photos of Daniel with his groomsmen and family, then it was time for the ceremony!

The ceremony was inside since it was so cold and wet outside. Friends and family took their seats and the ceremony started! Dan waited up front for Martha. Soon, Martha’s mom and Daniel’s parents walked down the aisle, where both of their moms lit candles for the ceremony. Soon, Martha walked through the door way with her dad and made their to the front of the room. Martha and Dan took hands, exchanged vows, exchanged rings, performed a candle ceremony! They kissed and were officially married!

After the ceremony, Martha and Dan hopped online to their live stream of the ceremony to thank everyone who watched them get married online, then we headed outside for photos. We took some wedding party photos then had some portrait time with Martha and Dan, the newlyweds! An ice storm had come through northern Indiana the night before their wedding day. While this created a power outage at the reception hall, it also created a stunning atmosphere for photos! We were loving every minute!

After photos, it was time for the reception. Swan Lake Resort was beautiful inside! Even though the power was out, Martha and Daniel made the most of it. Luckily, we had some video lights in our car, so we set those up on the dance floor so everyone could see! It made for one memorable wedding! There were dinner, toasts, cake cutting, and first dances, then the dance floor opened up!

We had so much fun capturing Martha and Daniel’s Swan Lake Resort Wedding day. We are so happy for these two and their new marriage! We hope you guys love your photos. Can’t wait to photograph you two again!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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