Beth & Ryan // Fort Wayne Winter Wedding

Beth & Ryan // Fort Wayne Winter Wedding

Welcome 2020! It is our privilege to introduce our first Mr. and Mrs. of the new year. Beth and Ryan got married on a beautiful January day in Fort Wayne. You may remember these two from their adorable summer engagement, but if not, click here (CLICK ME)! Now for all the sweet details (and photos) from this beautiful Fort Wayne Winter Wedding…

We met Beth through her mom! She has been our dental hygienist for years and years. Over all this time, we had heard so much about this valedictorian daughter and about how awesome and talented she is. So when we found out that Beth was engaged, we just knew we had to be a part of their wedding story.

Beth and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready at a family friend’s salon, Shalorton & Co. Hair Design. The salon owner was super nice and accommodating for us, whether we needed to move around some furniture or adjust the lights for the perfect photo. While getting ready here, all of the girls brushed their teeth and smiled for the camera (they just had to do it for Beth’s dental hygienist mom)! After finishing hair and makeup, everyone headed over to the Maplewood Mennonite Church where Beth and Ryan would soon be married.

Beth put on her dress at the church with her mom and bridesmaids. Her bridesmaids wore beautiful dark red dresses while Beth, of course, wore a beautiful white dress full of pretty lace detail. After Beth’s bridal look was complete, she had a first look with her dad. Then it was ceremony time!

Guests found their seats and the wedding began. Parents were escorted down the aisle, then the wedding party, and of course, the sweet little flower girl. Beth and her dad were next! They met Ryan at the end of the aisle, where Beth’s dad gave her away. Beth and Ryan exchanged vows, rings, sang worship songs with the friends and family, kissed, and were married!

Right after the ceremony, we headed to one of our favorite spots in Fort Wayne for some portraits of Beth and Ryan and their wedding party. Usually we take family portraits immediately following the ceremony (when there is no first look), but because it’s January and it gets dark so quickly, we started with portraits instead. We got some photos of them with their wedding party before the sun went down, then headed to Purdue University of Fort Wayne for more portraits. It started to snow at the end of our time here, so we were so happy to capture them with a little snow!

Once we all were at the Don Halls Guest House for the reception, we took family photos in the beautiful hearth room. The reception hall was nice and spacious, and full of charm, history, and character. Their were lights strung across the whole room which added so much magic to the space. There were fun toasts, yummy desserts (cake, cookies, donuts, and more), and lots of dancing. This was one beautiful winter wedding and an awesome way to kick of our 2020 wedding season!

We loved getting to photograph Beth, Ryan, and their friends and family. It was a beautiful day full of love and celebration. Thank you for letting us capture your big day! We hope you enjoy your photos for years to come!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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If you’d like to see more of our weddings, click the names below!
Courtney & Matt – Winter Wedding Fort Wayne
Hillary & Ethan – Indianapolis Wedding
Danielle & Bernie – Union 12 Wedding

Courtney & Matt // Fort Wayne Winter Wedding

Courtney & Matt // Fort Wayne Winter Wedding

Happy New Year! As the first blog of 2020, we would like to share our last wedding of 2019. Courtney and Matt got married on a beautiful, warm December day – This Fort Wayne winter wedding was romantic, fun, and special. Before you read about their wedding, check out their engagement first (CLICK ME). Details and photos are below!

Courtney and Matt’s day began at the United Methodist Church in New Haven, Indiana. Courtney spent the morning getting ready with her bridesmaids and all the other important women in her life. There was food, cheers, and lots of laughs from this fun group. Everyone was simply cheerful and ready for Courtney and Matt’s big day. After Courtney was completely ready, she had a first look with her dad. And of course, it was very sweet! In another part of the church, Matt and his guys relaxed and eventually got dressed in their suave wedding day attire. Matt’s suit jacket was different from his groomsmen! It had an awesome paisley design, while his groomsmen wore black. Courtney’s bridesmaids wore red dresses, perfect for the holiday season.

Before the ceremony, we were able to knock out photos of Courtney with her bridesmaids and some of the family portraits! Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony! Friends and family gathered in the pews and waited in excitement for Courtney to walk down the aisle. Eventually, it was time! Courtney and her dad met Matt at the end of the aisle and the ceremony commenced. The two made their vows, kissed, and were married!

After the ceremony, we went outside the church for portraits of the newlyweds and for wedding party photos! We went inside the church shortly after for additional family portraits, then took some night portraits on the sweet streets of downtown New Haven and at a park with pretty Christmas lights. The reception was just down the street! Courtney, Matt, and their wedding party made their entrances, found their seats, ate dinner, and shared some awesome toasts. Family and friends danced and celebrated all evening long. One groomsman even split his pants dancing! It was a small and intimate reception full of love and joy.

This Fort Wayne winter wedding was nothing but romantic and fun! Courtney and Matt were so laid back and fun – an absolute pleasure to work with. We are so honored to have a been a part of Courtney and Matt’s big day, and we are so excited to share some photos. We wish you both happiness and love! Happy New Year to our latest newlyweds!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

If you’d like to see some of our other amazing 2019 weddings, click the names below! If you’re planning a wedding, give us a call. We’d love to chat over coffee and plan your perfect day.

Hillary & Ethan – Fall Indianapolis Wedding
Danielle & Bernie – Union 12 Glam Wedding
Meg & Nick – Fort Wayne Country Club Wedding

Joanna & Russell // Country Club Wedding

Joanna & Russell // Country Club Wedding

Joanna and Russell are married! You might remember them from their super sweet fall engagement session last year. If not, click here (CLICK ME) to read about their engagement and see all of those adorable pictures. Our awesome team of associate shooters captured their wedding day! Read on to learn about this adorable Fort Wayne Country Wedding and see all of the highlights.

The day started at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Fort Wayne. Joanna and her awesome group of bridesmaids prepared for the wedding day in a beautiful hotel suite. Russell and his groomsmen got ready next door at the Hampton Inn & Suites! We got photos of Joanna and her bridesmaids in their super cute pajamas, then photos of Joanna getting her dress. Of, course we captured details, jewelry, and a sweet first look with her and her dad! After getting photos of Joanna, we headed over to the hotel that Russell and his groomsmen were at to grab some photos of the guys! Not before long, it was time to head over to the courthouse!

Everyone met up over at the beautiful Allen County Courthouse in downtown Fort Wayne. When Joanna arrived, Russell was waiting for her outside the doors of the Courthouse for their first look! Joanna walked up and hugged Russell from behind, then their eyes met. After their sweet first look, we took Joanna and Russell around the outside of the courthouse for portraits. Then we brought their wedding party outside! After some portrait time, we took a few family photos then waited for the ceremony to begin!

Family, friends, and guests filled the beautiful, historic space and nerves and excitement were high! One by one, pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen walked down the aisle, preparing the way for Joanna. Joanna and her dad met Russell at the front of the ceremony at the very center of the courthouse. Joanna’s dad gave her away and placed her hand in Russells! This brought some smiles and laughter from all, even Joanna, Russell, and her dad chuckled (see picture below). After some sweet vows, the cord of three strands ceremony, and the exchange of wedding bands, Joanna and Russell were pronounced Husband and Wife! They kissed and made their way back down the aisle.

After the ceremony, we took the remaining family portraits then all headed over to the beautiful Fort Wayne Country Club! This is a such a wonderful wedding venue – It has amazing food and staff and can accommodate large weddings. Joanna, Russell, family, and friends gathered for some toasts, dinner, and a celebration of their new marriage. Everyone danced all evening long and had a wonderful time celebrating.

This Fort Wayne Country Club wedding was a dream! Everything was decorated so beautifully and thoughtfully, from the s’mores bar to the unique guestbook of post cards. Our awesome team of associates loved capturing Joanna and Russell’s wedding day. We hope you cherish these photos for years to come!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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If you’d like to see some of our other sessions, click the names below!

Meg & Nick – Fort Wayne Country Club Wedding

Kayleen & Rob – Goeglein Homestead Wedding

Sara & Tim – Mavris Arts Center Wedding

Danielle & Bernie // Union 12 Wedding

Danielle & Bernie // Union 12 Wedding

Remember Danielle and Bernie from their beautiful downtown Fort Wayne engagement session. Well if not, you can see all of those photos here (CLICK ME). We had so much fun capturing their engagement. So we knew their Union 12 wedding would the same! It was pretty stormy on their wedding day, but these two, their families, and friends made the most out of it! Read on for all the sweet details…

After getting hair and makeup done, Danielle slipped into her dress and her mom helped her get into it. Danielle was surrounded by all of her super awesome bridesmaids who helped her with her jewelry, garter, shoes, and veil – We love helpful bridesmaids! After completing her perfect bridal look, we took some pretty portraits by the window. After a first look with her dad and step dad, Danielle patiently waited for her first look with Bernie. We headed inside Union 12 where Bernie was getting ready. After getting some portraits of Bernie, it was time for their first look!

Since it was rainy at this time, we took these two love birds under the awesome covered patio at Union 12 for their first look and for some portrait time. And wow, what a first look. We don’t think Bernie could gave been smiling any bigger! Before the ceremony, we were able to complete some portraits and wedding party pictures! What happened next? You guessed it. The ceremony!

Danielle waited inside the beautiful getting ready home on union 12’s property. As guests were seated and the wedding party were in their places, Danielle and her dads made their way through the rain, into the doors of Union 12, and down the beautifully decorated aisle. Bernie anxiously and excitedly waited at the alter for his bride! After vows, a tying of 3 cords, and an exchange of rings, these two were pronounced husband and wife! They celebrated and smiled all down the aisle.

We took Danielle and Bernie outside for portraits this time around! Even though it was raining, it wasn’t quite as stormy. These two were troopers through the whole day – It was so sweet. After some portraits, we headed inside for dinner, toasts, and the reception! The food for the day was done by the amazing team at Empyrean Events and Catering while the florals were done by the awesome Empyrean Designs. After some fun toasts, cake cutting, and first dances, it was time to party!

Danielle and Bernie’s wedding day was so beautiful despite the stormy weather. Everything about their day was so fun and memorable! We loved capturing this union 12 wedding. We hope you enjoy your photos for years to come!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn  If you’d like to see some of our other sessions, click the names below!

Meg & Nick – Fort Wayne Country Club Wedding

Kayleen & Rob – Goeglein Homestead Wedding

Sara & Tim – Mavris Arts Center Wedding

Meg & Nick // Fort Wayne Country Club Wedding

Meg & Nick // Fort Wayne Country Club Wedding

Meet Meg and Nick! We have known Meg for quite awhile – We photographed her sister Ellie’s wedding! See if you can spot Meg in any of their wedding photos (CLICK ME). This Fort Wayne Country Club wedding was so fun to capture – We love when we get the opportunity to work with the same family again. Keep reading on to learn about all the details from this sweet day and to see Meg and Nick’s wedding photos!

You may not recognize these two, and that’s because we weren’t able to do an engagement session with them! Nick is in the military, so coordinating travel plans across the country for an engagement session proved to be difficult. Rather than adding any stress on to wedding planning, we all decided it would be best if we kept things as simple as possible. They ended up having someone local do their engagement photos, while we capture their big day!

Their day started at the beautiful Fort Wayne country club. This venue is one of our favorites because of all of the awesome amenities it offers on a wedding day. From awesome getting ready spaces to amazing food, the Fort Wayne Country Club has it all. Meg had her hair and makeup done, then her mom helped her into her dress. Of course, she was surround by her sister Ellie and her other bridesmaids. They wore beautiful maroon colored bridesmaids dress, all different styles. After Meg was completely ready, she headed outside to where Nick was waiting for her – Time for the first look! Meg walked up behind Nick, tapped him on the shoulder, and they both smiled from ear to ear. It was about as cute as could be! Nick was wowed!

After the first look at the Fort Wayne Country Club, we all headed over to the beautiful Allen County Courthouse for the ceremony in the party bus. The courthouse is one of Fort Wayne’s most beautiful places to get married. From art mural covered ceilings to grand marble pillars, the courthouse has a charming and historic atmosphere perfect for any wedding ceremony. Before the ceremony, we took a few photos upstairs at the courthouse, then everyone headed to the first floor for the ceremony. Once every was in place, Meg and her dad walked down the aisle. Meg and Nick met at the front, made vows, exchanged rings, and kissed! They’re husband and wife!

After the ceremony, we headed around to a couple different spots in downtown Fort Wayne – the golden doors of the Lincoln Tower and Bank, in front of the courthouse, and by one of Fort Wayne’s many art murals. Before finishing up wedding party pictures, Meg and Nick popped some bottles of champagne to ring in their new marriage (see the adorable pictures below). After portrait time, we all headed back to the awesome Fort Wayne Country Club where guests were waiting for their arrival!

Once everyone made it to Fort Wayne Country Club, the wedding party made their grand, and funny, entrances. Meg and Nick were announced as Mr. and Mrs. and found their way to the cake table! After a sweet cake cutting, Meg’s dad gave an awesome welcome toast. Dinner was served, then Meg’s sister Ellie and Nick’s best man gave two awesome speeches. After this, Meg and Nick plated the shoe game, which drew many laughs and sweet moments. The dance floor opened soon after and their friends and families danced all evening long!

It was a wonderful day and super fun reception. We loved capturing Meg and Nick’s Fort Wayne Country Club wedding – what a fun day! We hope you enjoy your wedding photos for years to come!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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To see some of our other awesome couples, click the names below!

Hailie & Ashton Engagement
Kayleen & Rob Wedding
Izabella & Kris Engagement

Kayleen & Rob // Goeglein Homestead Wedding

Kayleen & Rob // Goeglein Homestead Wedding

Kayleen and Rob are married! You may remember these two from their super adorable, styled engagement session. No? Well, click here and you can see how cute this nurse and firefighter are! (CLICK ME). Their engagement session was a blast, so we knew their Goeglein Homestead Wedding would be too! Read on to learn about all the special details from their big day! Here we go…

The day’s events were located at the beautiful Goeglein Homestead in Fort Wayne. This venue offers a ton on a wedding day! From getting ready rooms, to exposed brick walls, this venue has it all! They even have a pretty outdoor area for the ceremony. Kayleen spent the morning getting her makeup done by the wonderful Red Stiletto. After getting ready, it was time for her to put on her dress. Kayleen’s bridesmaids surrounded her while her mom helped her into her dress. While Kayleen was getting ready with her bridesmaids, Rob was getting ready with his groomsmen on the other floor.

After getting ready, we took Kayleen and her bridesmaids outside for some wedding party photos. After we finished up photographing the girls, we took Rob and his groomsmen out for some photos too. We love when we get the opportunity to capture some portraits before the ceremony because we see all of the excitement and nerves beforehand. Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony!

The ceremony was decorated beautifully with grand floral arrangements by Rose’s Bouquets, a Fort Wayne wedding only florist. One by one, pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen walked down the aisle towards Rob. Once everyone was in place, it as time for Kayleen to walk. As everyone stood, Kayleen and her dad walked down the aisle arm in arm waiting to marry her best friend. Kayleen and Rob promised to love each other foreer, kissed, and were married!

After the ceremony, we took some family and couple portraits by the AWESOME firetruck – This is just the cutest little family! We walked around to several locations on Goeglein homestead property, capturing Kayleen, Rob, and their super fun wedding party. They even danced during pictures! This was a very fun bunch of people. After portraits, we all headed inside for the reception in the upstairs portion of the venue: high ceilings, white lights handing from the ceiling, and beams from wall to wall, this venue was stunning! After the wedding party made their grand entrances, everyone took their seats and listened to some awesome toasts from the maid of honor and best man.

After the first dances and a hilarious “his and hers” voting game, dancing started! There were so many friends, family, and kids dancing throughout the evening. We loved capturing this Goeglein Homestead Wedding. We hope you guys enjoy your wedding photos for years to come – Best of luck to your new family and marriage!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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To see more of our couples, click the names below!

Molly & Nick
Tonya & Drew
Melissa & Jonathon