Mackenzie & Alex // St. Charles Wedding

Mackenzie & Alex // St. Charles Wedding

Mackenzie and Alex are married! As Fort Wayne wedding photographers we have worked with incredible people, but working with old friends is such a different experience. Mackenzie and Corynn used to dance at the ballet together! Above all, it was a fun surprise to get to capture her wedding day, and reminisce. Throughout their day the couple celebrated the beauty found all around Fort Wayne, it was beautiful. Makenzie and Alex’s St Charles wedding was filled with elegant and classy elements to create timeless wedding day memories.

First, Mackenzie started off her day by getting ready at the new and beautiful Bradley Hotel surrounded by her girl squad.  Having friends around on your big day is always a great idea to help calm any wedding day jitters. While also creating memories and having some fun celebrating together. While Mackenzie got ready, Alex and their son Parker got ready together and hung out with the guys at the church. Throughout the day Parker was a great sport, and was so excited to see his mom in her wedding dress!

St. Charles Wedding Ceremony

Later, Mackenzie shared an emotional first look with her father. Next, with their son Parker! Both first looks were emotional and so beautiful to capture. It was definitely a highlight of their St Charles wedding day. Mackenzie and Alex’s wedding ceremony was at St Charles Catholic church, surrounded by family and loved ones. As Alex watched Mackenzie be escorted down the aisle by her father, and their son, he began to get emotional. It was such a touching moment, there wasn’t a dry eye in the building.

After the ceremony, we took family formals in the church, and then whisked our couple away for some bridal portraits. Bridal portraits took place in downtown Fort Wayne, where we experienced some crazy weather! Throughout our time spent outdoors, it was windy and just nasty weather, but we made the best of it and got some incredible shots. Thankfully our couple was willing to endure a little bit of crazy wind! Next, we were off to the party!

 Baker Street Station Reception

After the couple’s bridal portraits, the party moved to Baker Street Station. It was an elegant affair filled with laughter, fun, and events for everyone to enjoy. Throughout their reception were the most beautiful details to bring the whole event together. Next, there was delicious food, speeches, and their bridal party even danced into the event. We loved seeing the dancing Mackenzie and Alex incorporated into their St. Charles wedding day, it always shows off everyone’s personality!

Later that evening, the couple shared a family cake cutting with their guests, getting Parker in on the action too! It was a great way to celebrate their story, and next chapter in life together. After the cake cutting, they danced! First, Mackenzie danced with her father, and Alex with his mother. Next, Mackenzie and Alex danced together as husband and wife, it was the perfect way to get the party started. Later, guests danced the night away celebrating Mackenzie and Alex’s union. Above all, this little family’s St Charles wedding was a day filled with love, laughter, and memories made to last a lifetime.

Vendor Credits

Transportation: Three Rivers Limo

 

We can’t wait to see what their future holds, congratulations to the happy couple!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

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Megan & Matt // Ceruti’s Wedding

Megan & Matt // Ceruti’s Wedding

As Fort Wayne Wedding Photographers we are overjoyed when we get to meet couples like Megan and Matt! They are lovely people and had the most amazing Ceruti’s Wedding. We worked with these two lovebirds for their Fort Wayne engagement session, and loved seeing them again and capturing their big day! Their wedding was filled with special moments and beautiful pictures. We are so honored to share more with you!

Getting Ready

Megan and Matt’s wedding ceremony was held at Holy Cross in Fort Wayne. At the beginning of the day, we met our couple at the church for getting-ready photos! After taking a few behind-the-scenes photos, we went into the sanctuary with Megan, her mom and her bridesmaids and took stunning photos of her in her wedding gown and shoes! She was absolutely beaming with joy and beauty!

One of Megan’s bridesmaids was sick and couldn’t attend. But, she still got her hair and makeup ready and put her bridesmaid dress on, just to FaceTime in for everything. It was so sweet! Even though she had to miss being there in person, she still made sure to show up for Megan!

Holy Cross Ceremony

Once we captured those pre-wedding photos, it was time for the two to become one. First, Megan and her dad walked down the aisle, and he handed her off to her soon-to-be husband! They had a beautiful ceremony in which they lit a unity candle, exchanged vows and rings, and kissed. They were finally husband and wife!

Following their ceremony, we went to the University of Saint Francis for bridal portraits. Megan & Matt braved the cold for their pictures! We were so thankful, because these photos turned out absolutely gorgeous! The fall leaves made for perfect photo backgrounds.

Ceruti’s Wedding Reception

After photo time, it was party time! We headed over to Ceruti’s where their reception was held. Megan & Matt’s reception consisted of excellent speeches, an adorable cake cutting, and sweet first dances. Then thy danced the night away with their friends and family! It was a perfect celebration for Megan & Matt.

We wish Megan & Matt all the best as they start their married life together. Their Ceruti’s wedding was beautiful, and we loved being part of it.

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn
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MeMe & David // Freemasons Hall Wedding

MeMe & David // Freemasons Hall Wedding

MeMe & David are married! Remember these two from their ADORABLE Cincinnati engagement session?! Now they’re married, and we were so lucky to capture their Freemasons Hall wedding. Read on to see more of their big day…

To start out the day, our bride and her bridesmaids got ready at the Jonathon Oaks Country Club… aka MeMe’s parents’ house! We had a blast making TikToks with the girls. Plus, MeMe showed off her eagle dance moves! The whole day was so much fun from start to finish. With the help of her mom and bridesmaids, MeMe got in her gorgeous gown, and we took absolutely stunning bridal portraits of her. After that, she had a touching first look with her dad!

We then captured photos of our groom and his groomsmen getting ready. Then, it was time for the ceremony! Guests arrived at St. Charles Church and took their seats and awaited the beautiful bride to walk down the aisle to her handsome husband. MeMe’s dad handed her off to David, and away they went to be wed! Their ceremony was filled with so much love. They exchanged vows, rings, and kissed, and were pronounced husband and wife!

Following their beautiful wedding ceremony, our couple endured the chilly weather to allow us to capture the gorgeous fall colors in their portraits. Just look at the trees! We absolutely love when the leaves change. Our couple’s wedding colors were stunning, especially against the fall leaves. We had so much fun taking photos of our couple with their families and wedding party. And, MeMe & David brought their dog to photos; so adorable!

Then, it was time to party! We headed over to Freemasons Hall to have their amazing reception. The celebration started out with awesome speeches, sweet first dances, and a precious cake cutting. Then, it was time to turn up the party! They had one of the most hoppin’ dance floors of the season! MeMe does an awesome Melissa McCarthy impression, dance moves included. RnB Sound provided the music, and they crushed it! Everyone danced the night away celebrating MeMe & David’s marriage.

MeMe & David are so great to work with, and we are so lucky to capture their love story. We love these guys and had so much fun capturing their Freemasons Hall wedding day. We wish them all the best in their marriage!

 

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn
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Kirsten & Troy // Paper Mill Wedding

Kirsten & Troy // Paper Mill Wedding

Kirsten and Troy are married! Their Paper Mill wedding touched our hearts in so many ways. Their day was so beautiful, and we were honored to be part of it. Read on to see more of their big day!

Their wedding was held at the fabulous Paper Mill on the Landing. This venue is so unique and trendy! We love capturing weddings here. We took adorable photos of our couple getting ready for their big day. Kirsten’s Grandma was her maid of honor – it was the sweetest! Her grandma was sweet and sassy and rocked some amazing gold sparkly shoes. Once they were all ready for the day, we headed out to do some first looks! Everyone’s reactions during the first looks were precious.

Paper Mill Wedding Photos

We then captured family photos with a gorgeous mural in the background. Following those, we went around the Landing and took beautiful photos of our bride and groom. The Landing offers so many fresh photo opportunities! After we took stunning pictures of Kirsten & Troy, it was time for the ceremony! Guests arrived at the venue and the wedding party made their way down the aisle. They had an amazing harpist during the ceremony, and, she also did the florals! Take a look at the florals, they are insanely gorgeous. During the ceremony, Kirsten & Troy exchanged vows and rings and then kissed and were pronounced husband and wife!

After their ceremony, Kirsten, Troy, and his daughter had a beautiful moment. They did a ring exchange to formally become one family. It was so sweet, tender, and heartwarming – everyone cried! These guys are the sweetest. Then, it was time to celebrate! They had awesome speeches, a sweet cake cutting, and then touching first dances. Their food was fantastic – it was from a barbecue food truck! The night was such a great celebration of their love. To finish the evening off, we went outside and captured beautiful night photos of the newlyweds!

What a fun day! Kirsten & Troy’s Paper Mill wedding was an honor to be part of. There were so many sweet, wonderful moments throughout the day. We wish them all the best in their marriage!

 

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn
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Caitlin & Andy // Fort Wayne Wedding

Caitlin & Andy // Fort Wayne Wedding

Caitlin & Andy are married! They had a beautiful Fort Wayne wedding, and we were so honored to be part of it. Despite the questionable weather, these two still made sure they had the best day! See more of their special day…

They had their ceremony and reception at the Allen County Sheriff Reserve Hall. At the beginning of the day, we took photos of the girls in their adorable matching robes outside! Fun fact, Caitlin’s maid of honor was a past bride of ours! Once we captured some stunning detail shots, Caitlin put her wedding dress on, and off we went! We went back outside for a sweet first look between Caitlin & Andy. Their reactions were so genuine and loving! One of the best parts of any wedding day is witnessing the groom seeing his bride for the first time!

After their first look, we headed into downtown Fort Wayne for some fun bridal party photos. We love downtown during this time of year – the leaves are starting to change, giving us all the fall vibes! We found some awesome photo spots there, including one of the infamous alleyway murals. Caitlin & Andy looked so great against the vibrant colors! Then, it was time to head back to the venue to watch Caitlin & Andy tie the knot!

After the lovely ceremony, we dodged the rain once again and captured family photos outside. Then, it was time to celebrate! Andy’s family is from Laos, so they provided traditional Laos food for the reception – it was delicious! This was such a special touch to their big day. They also had Alpha-Lit marquee letters, which are always a big hit! Caitlin & Andy and their guests had so much fun at their reception. This crew danced the night away!

Throughout all of the weather battles, Caitlin & Andy had a perfect wedding day. We were so thankful to be part of their Fort Wayne wedding, and are so excited for their future!

 

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Stephanie & Jon // Botanical Conservatory Wedding

Stephanie & Jon // Botanical Conservatory Wedding

Stephanie & Jon are married! Their Botanical Conservatory wedding was the most touching and emotional ceremony. We absolutely loved being part of it, and can’t wait to show you more.

If you don’t remember Stephanie & Jon’s downtown Fort Wayne engagement session, click here! They had a musically inspired engagement session, which perfectly foreshadowed their musically inspired wedding. On their wedding day, Stephanie had a custom-made wedding dress sprinkled with music notes. It was unlike anything we’ve ever seen! Jon wore a handsome hunter-green corduroy suit. They were a dashing pair!

Stephanie also made her succulent bouquet (such a unique idea!), along with the boutonnieres and corsages. Once Stephanie was wedding-ready, we headed outside for the first look with her dad. It was such a sweet moment! Right after, it was time for the first look with the soon-to-be husband and wife. Jon cried when he saw Stephanie for the first time, making us cry too! This is why we love photographing weddings.

We captured photos of our bride and groom, and then, it was time for the ceremony. Their ceremony and reception were held at the gorgeous Foellinger–Freimann Botanical Conservatory. This is such a stunning setting for a wedding! For their ceremony, Jon put the music arrangements together himself. Then, they pre-recorded themselves playing several instruments and singing, creating an orchestra played completely by them. They said they cried happy tears often while doing the recording preparation for the day!

During the ceremony, Stephanie & Jon played rock paper scissors to see who would read their personally written vows first – how cute! Everyone was crying during the vows. They were so, so sweet; there were actual tears running down our faces! Jon looks at Stephanie with such love – all day, we caught him staring at his stunning bride with the sweetest love in his eyes. Once they were pronounced husband and wife, it was time to celebrate!

Their reception was a hit. Alomar Entertainment provided the DJ service, which brought the party! Then, Shigs In Pit did the catering, and it was absolutely delicious. The reception space is outdoor, so they had a beautiful setting, which included pretty string lights across the dance floor. We had a blast dancing the night away with Stephanie & Jon and their wedding guests!

Stephanie & Jon’s Botanical Conservatory wedding was so special and magical. We are so honored they asked us to capture their love! Wishing them all the best as they began their marriage.

 

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn
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