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!
– Dustin & Corynn
To see some of our other awesome couples, click the names below!
Hailie & Ashton Engagement
Kayleen & Rob Wedding
Izabella & Kris Engagement
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!
– Dustin & Corynn
To see more of our couples, click the names below!
Molly & Nick
Tonya & Drew
Melissa & Jonathon
Introducing the awesome, and now married, Marita and Kyle! Our awesome team of associate photographers captured their beautiful Grand Wayne Center wedding. You’re going to love reading about this awesome day… Get ready for the sweetness below!
Their big day started at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Fort Wayne. Marita and her tribe of bridesmaids got ready in the presidential suite at the Hilton, while Kyle and his groomsmen got ready just down the hall in another suite. The talented Red Stiletto did all of the hair and makeup on the wedding day – Marita and her bridesmaids looked like princesses! While the girls got ready, there was a sweet mimosa bar, snacks of all kinds, and some crazy fun songs playing – It was an awesome space to get ready in! After Marita’s bridesmaids got dressed, Marita slipped into her beautiful, sparkly, a-line wedding dress. Marita’s mom helped her into the dress, while her sisters helped her with the accessories and final details. Meanwhile, Kyle and his groomsmen got dressed and enjoyed the football game! After putting in the veil, Marita headed downstairs in the hotel lobby to have a first look with her dad. Kyle and his groomsmen walked over to the first look location, the Cathedral by the Botanical Conservatory. After Kyle was in place, Marita walked over there, came up behind him, and tapped his shoulder. They met eyes and beamed with happiness.
After their first look and some portrait time, we gathered up the wedding party and took some fun group photos. This is always such an awesome part of the day because we get to see everyone’s personalities emerge as they joke around with each other – It’s a blast. After taking some photos in front of the Cathedral, we walked across the street to capture the wedding party of the botanical conservatory. It was under construction, but we worked around it! After photos here, we went over to the Grand Wayne Center, where the reception would later be held, for some more photos. After this, we all headed over to the first Presbyterian church. Everyone had some time to relax before the ceremony.
The ceremony was beautiful! The pews were full of friends and family and the atmosphere was filled with love. One by one, bridesmaids and groomsmen walked down the aisle. After everyone was in place, Marita and her dad walked. Marita’s dad gave her away to Kyle, then the ceremony began. These two made some sweet promises, exchanged rings, and kissed! They were officially husband and wife! After the receiving line, we all headed over to Harrison Street for some photos in front of the small courthouse. Then it was time to party!
The reception was at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort Wayne in the Anthony Wayne Hall. It was decorated so beautifully: white fabric and lights hung from the ceiling across the entire hall. The dance floor was set in the middle of the space, with the head tables at the back. After the wedding party’s grand entrance, Marita and Kyle headed to the center of the dance floor to cut their cake, then everyone took a seat for dinner. While dinner was being served, Marita’s maid of honor and sister gave a beautiful toast. It honored their late Grandmother and made nearly everyone in the room tear up. After that sweet toast, Kyle’s best man and long time friend gave a hilarious toast, mentioning quite a few stories that made the whole room laugh. After toasts were the first dances. After some dancing, Marita had a little surprise up her sleeve. She got on the mic and announced “happy birthday” to her sister Caroline and her mom. Marita had a birthday cake for them and made them come out on the dance floor while the DJ played a happy birthday song. After this, the two blew out their candles and all the guests joined them on the dance floor to sing “Sweet Caroline” together. It was a really sweet moment to capture.
Everyone danced the whole night! At some point during the evening, we snuck Marita and Kyle outside the Grand Wayne Center for some night shots. It was a beautiful day and super fun evening. We hope you both enjoy these photos for years to come! We loved getting to capture your Grand Wayne Center Wedding – We wish you both the best on this new journey of marriage!
– Dustin & Corynn
If you’d like to see more of our weddings and engagement sessions, click the names below!
Tonya & Drew – Rose Garden Wedding in Fort Wayne
Jenna & Wesley – Carmel, Indiana Wedding
Molly & Nick – Union 12 Wedding
Tonya and Drew are married! And WOW, what an awesome day. If you haven’t read our blog about their engagement session, then you can’t read this post yet! Click here to see how these two met and see all of the adorable-ness of their engagement session (CLICK ME). The Sunken Gardens in Huntington was such a beautiful location for their engagement photos – Better go check them out! Well, now that you’ve read their engagement blog, please enjoy reading about the details of Tonya and Drew’s GORGEOUS Rose Garden Wedding. It was seriously awesome…
We learned that Tonya is a masterful wedding planner! Before getting ready for the day, Tonya orchestrated all of the decorating and details at Ceruti’s – Every detail was purposeful and beautiful, down to the centerpieces and head table decor. Tonya had everything put together beautifully for their big day. She even created the floral arrangements herself (Check out her bouquet… it’s to die for!). Tonya and her bridesmaids got ready at Ceruti’s, where the reception would later be held. Most people don’t realize that Ceruti’s has a wonderful getting ready area for brides on the wedding day! After finishing hair and makeup, Tonya slipped on her dress while surrounded by her awesome bridesmaids. After both Tonya and Drew were ready, we all headed over to the beautiful Lakeside Park to capture a very sweet first look.
When Tonya arrived, we made sure Drew had his blindfold on and was in place. Tonya walked right up to him, took the blindfold off, and threw it right into the wind. These two could not stop looking at each other. Smiling, holding hands, laughing – all day long! After some sweet first look action, we capture the wedding party with Tonya and Drew and did some family portraits as well. Then it was ceremony time!
The ceremony was at the beautiful Rose Garden at Lakeside Park. One by one, bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearers walked down the aisle by the beautiful water feature at the park. Then it was time for Tonya to walk! All eyes were on Tonya as she glides down the aisle. Her eyes met with Drew’s and the rest is history! They shared vows, completed a sand ceremony, and exchanged rings! Tonya and Drew were pronounced husband and wife, and kissed! Then the cheered and smiled the whole way down the aisle.
After the ceremony, guests headed to the reception while Tonya, Drew, their family, and wedding party stayed at the Rose Gardens. You can’t go wrong with the beautiful landscape and architecture there. Everything was landscaped so beautifully – it was perfect for portraits! After family portraits and some of Tonya and Drew, we hopped on the trolley and headed over to one of Fort Wayne’s beautiful art murals along Columbia Street! We captured the wedding party here, then it was time to head back over to Ceruti’s!
Tonya and Drew had a super fun reception. Everything was decorated beautifully and guests were having so much fun. Tonya and Drew spent the evening with friends and family, celebrating their new marriage to the fullest! Dancing, toasts, dinner, and cake – The reception was a blast. At the end of the night, the sky was gorgeous – We just had to sneak these two out for some epic sunset photos. The weather was perfect, the timing couldn’t be better, and the sunset could be more awesome! We loved capturing Tonya and Drew’s Rose Garden Wedding. We hope that you both enjoy your photos for years to come. Best wishes to you guys!
– Dustin & Corynn
Cheers before the ceremony! How sweet is this blindfolded first look? These two were all smiles! One of their adorable ring bearers was the first one to the garter. He was so excited! How magically is this sunset? Yep. VERY magical. Just two happy people at the end of their awesome wedding day. “We did it!”If you’d like to see some of our recent weddings, click the names below!
Rachel & Jonathan
Sara & Austin
Jenna & Wesley
Remember Sara and Austin from their fall Metea Park session? Well if not, you have to go read about the awesome time we had with them before you read about their wedding. Click here to see those pictures and learn a little more about them. This Union 12 wedding was just beautiful! Sara and Austin made their day so special for everyone involved. Please read about this sweet couple and their fun wedding day!
Sarah and Austin’s day started at the getting ready home on Union 12’s bridal. This wedding party suite is equipped with large spaces for getting ready, natural light, and beautiful decor fit for any couple on their wedding day! It’s even divided, so both the bride and groom get their own getting ready spaces. Wedding days are simplified so much when the getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception are all in inebriate location. Union 12 has it all!
Once Sara and her bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done, the bridesmaids got dressed. Their dresses were all different styles, but all matching in a beautiful medium blue color. Sara’s mom helped Sara into her dress while she was surrounded by her bridesmaids. Sara’s dress is from Fort Wayne’s own One Fine Day, a Bridal bouquet fit for a princess! Her wedding dress was absolutely beautiful! Once the dress was on, it was time for jewelry and final touch ups. Now, while Sara and her bridesmaids were getting their wedding day glam, Austin and his groomsmen were tossing around a football outside – In true gentleman style of course. After relaxing for a bit, the guys all headed inside to get ready.
A little bit before the ceremony, Sara had a super sweet first look with her dad. They did it in the same spot where he would later give her away! Of course, it was an emotional and sweet moment for the two of them to share.
Ceremony time! Our favorite part of the wedding day, hands down. One by one, family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen walked down the aisle to their seats and positions. Next, the flower girl. Once everyone was in place, Sara walked down the aisle wearing the biggest smile, arm-in-arm with her dad. Austin was clearly the happiest man alive in that moment! These two exchanged vows, rings, laughs, and of course, a mega awesome kiss! They cheered and celebrated all down the aisle, as did everyone else. It was simply awesome.
After the ceremony, we took some family portraits over looking the beautiful property of Union 12. From there, we took Sara, Austin, and the wedding party over by the pond on the property for some group photos. Before heading inside to the reception, we wanted to capture some portraits of just the newlyweds.
Toasts were said, cake was cut, and dances were danced. After Sara and her dad’s dance, she turned the dance floor over to her dad and sister. Sara’s sister never danced with her dad at her wedding, so Sara wanted to do something really special for her. Towards the end of the dance, all of her sister’s kids joined in too. It was such a sweet moment for this awesome family. After all of this, the party started!
We pulled Sara and Austin outside for some sunset photos near the end of the evening just before the sun went down – Golden hour never looked so good! These two celebrated their marriage with their friends and family, dancing and singing along to the DJ all evening long. This Union 12 Wedding was such a blast to photograph. We hope you cherish your wedding day photos for years to come. Best of luck to the newlyweds! It has been a pleasure getting to know you two.
– Dustin & Corynn
Cheers! The groomsmen saying “cheers” to a beautiful day of football… oh, and a wedding!
Check out some of our other weddings here…
Lindsey & Josh
Jill and Nick
Melissa & Jonathon
Remember Melissa and Jonathon from their sweet Lakeside Rose Gardens engagement session? Well if not, you can click here to see all of those sweet pictures and learn a little bit more about these two! They were a blast to work with, both during their engagement session and their wedding! Keep reading for some sweet details about this Pine Valley Country Club wedding and see some highlights from their big day!
The day started with these two getting ready at Pine Valley! Melissa had her hair and makeup done and got in her dress while surrounded by her favorite ladies! After getting all ready and adding final details, Melissa had a sweet first look with her dad! We also headed outside for some portraits of Melissa, her two bridesmaids, and her three adorable flower girls! It was all smiles with this sweet group. The best part about this day was the excitement of everyone involved. Whether they were family, friends, bridesmaids, or groomsmen, everyone was so joyful for Melissa and Jonathon on their wedding day! And so were we!
These two got married on the beautiful patio at Pine Valley Country Club. This ceremony location was perfect because it overlooked the gorgeous greens of the golf course and trees below. After these two said their vows and kissed, they strolled back down the aisle as husband and wife! And yes, it was exciting! After family portraits at one of the many locations available at Pine Valley, we went out by the trees and paths for some wedding party portraits and photos of just the newlyweds! It was hot, but it was very worthwhile capturing this fun group of people!
Once portraits were wrapped up, we headed back up to the reception where there were grand entrances, toasts, and a lot of dancing! This Pine Valley Country Club wedding was a blast. Melissa and Jonathon are so sweet together – We loved getting to capture this amazing couple on their wedding day! We hope you enjoy your photos for years to come. Happy marriage!
– Dustin & Corynn
How gorgeous are these flowers? Rose’s Bouquets always creates the most beautiful floral arrangement for wedding! Cheers! Break time after the ceremony and before portraits!
If these highlights weren’t enough awesomeness for you, you can view the rest of their wedding day photos here (CLICK ME)!