Emily & Jordan // Snowy Union 12 Wedding

Emily & Jordan // Snowy Union 12 Wedding

Remember Emily and Jordan from their super sweet engagement session on their country property? Well if not, click here (CLICK ME)! Their engagement session was a blast, so we knew their wedding would be something to look forward to! Read along and check out some of our favorite photos from this snowy Union 12 wedding…

We used to work with Emily years ago at the Fort Wayne Magazine. So when we found out that she was engaged, we knew right away that we wanted to be a part of their big day. The day started at the beautiful Union 12 Wedding venue. They have this amazing getting ready suite for their couples, the wedding party, and family! Emily had her hair and makeup done, then it was time to put on her gorgeous dress. Her wedding dress was from the one and only One Fine Day bridal boutique in Fort Wayne! Emily’s mom helped her get into her wedding dress while her bridesmaids stood around them. Emily added her finishing touches of jewelry and then it was time for the first look! Jordan got ready in the upstairs area where the guys typically get ready! When he was ready and had his boutonnière pinned, he was ready to meet Emily outside for their first look.

It was pretty chilly outside and the wind made it colder. These two barred the cold with us as we took photos of their first look and portraits! After their first look, we headed up to the back covered patio at Union 12 for some photos with the wedding party! Then it was time to head inside, get warm, and start the ceremony.

The ceremony was super intimate, just family and close friends were present. The two exchanged vows, rings, and kissed! They were married and so so happy.

Emily and Jordan’s wedding day just happened to have a beautiful fresh snowfall, so the pictures were so wintery and magical! After the ceremony, we took family portraits then headed outside for a few more portraits of Emily and Jordan. Afterwards, the headed back inside Union 12 and made their grand entrance. Dinner was served, toasts were said, and dances were danced! There was also impromptu karaoke from Jordan which is always a fun thing at receptions. It was pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves…

Emily always dreamed of having a big white wedding – and we’re so glad that we got to capture just that. It was awesome day full of laughs, dancing, and a great group of people. We hope you enjoy your wedding photos for years to come. Thanks for letting us capture your snowy Union 12 wedding and all the memories that came with it. Best of luck on this new road of marriage!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

Marisa & Ryan // Downtown Empyrean Wedding

Marisa & Ryan // Downtown Empyrean Wedding

Marisa and Ryan are married! They got married on a beautiful January day with snow fall You may remember them from their awesome engagement session with us, but if not, click here (CLICK ME)! Read on to get all the sweet details from this beautiful downtown Empyrean Wedding…

Marisa and Ryan’s wedding day started at the Empyrean! This wedding venue sits at the top of the PNC bank building over looking all of downtown Fort Wayne. With floor to ceiling windows wrapping nearly every wall, the views are breathtaking. They even offer awesome getting ready spaces for both parties and an entire additional room just for the ceremony. Convenience meets style at the Empyrean! Marisa got ready with her bridesmaids and mom. When it was time, her mom helped her into her dress and her bridesmaids helped with all the other details. After Ryan was all dressed and ready to go, it was time for the first look! Marisa walked up behind Ryan, tapped on his shoulder, and waited for his reaction. Only pictures can fully explain how sweet it was (see below)!

After the first look, we took a few family portraits then headed downtown for some wedding party photos. It was cold outside, but it was snowing little flurries – It made the photos so fun and wintery. After portraits, everyone headed back up to the Empyrean for food, toasts, and warmth! The reception space was decorated beautifully by Empyrean Designs, a custom floral and wedding decor business. The bouquets were also created by this awesome team!

Everyone made their entrances during the end of cocktail hour. Guests cheered as the DJ announced everyone in! Marisa and Ryan shared their first dance, then guests took their seats in the beautifully decorated dining room for dinner. During dinner, Marisa and Ryan cut their cake (which was made by Ryan’s dad)! Members of the wedding party shared toasts and lots of laughs, then it was time for some dancing! At the end of the night, Marisa and Ryan went outside with us to do some snowy night portraits. These are some of our personal favorites from the day, so we are so thankful that these two were willing to brave the cold with us!

We had a such a blast capturing these two’s wedding – Marisa and Ryan are some of the kindest people we know. They were even texting us on their honeymoon to make sure the photos they were taking during their trip were Dustin and Corynn approved! How sweet is that? This downtown Empyrean wedding was beautiful, elegant, and most importantly, really, really sweet. We hope you enjoy your photos for years to come.

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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If you’d like to see some of our other weddings, click the names below!
Beth & Ryan – Snowy Fort Wayne Wedding
Courtney & Matt – Winter Wedding Fort Wayne
Hillary & Ethan – Autumn Indianapolis Wedding 

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Stacey & Josh // Downtown Winter Wedding

Stacey & Josh // Downtown Winter Wedding

Remember Stacey and Josh from their super sweet downtown engagement session? Well they just got married! Before you see all of their wedding photos though, check out their engagement blog (CLICK ME). Now for details about this Downtown Winter Wedding…

Stacey and Josh had their ceremony at the beautiful Allen County Courthouse. Stacey got ready while surrounded by her favorite people! After Stacey’s bridal look was complete with jewelry and details and Josh finished getting ready, they patiently waited for their first look! They met at the top of the steps of one of the courthouse’s many beautiful staircases. They exchanged private vows and had a moment to themselves before photos and the ceremony.

Before the ceremony, we had some time for portraits! Of course, we had to take some in the courthouse – The architecture is so beautiful. Afterwards, we walked around downtown Fort Wayne for more photos! The wedding party celebrated at Jk O’Donnell Irish Ale house with some shots. Then it was time to head back over to the courthouse for the ceremony.

Guests found their seats and the ceremony began! Family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen made their way down the aisle. The adorable flower girl prepped the aisle with flower petals, then Stacey and her brother walked down the aisle towards Josh. Stacey and Josh quite literally tied the knot by performing knot tying during the ceremony. They kissed and were married!

After the ceremony, we took family portraits on the steps of one of the staircases at the courthouse, then headed over to the reception! There were lots of toasts, a super yummy selection of cheesecakes from Purple Mountain Cheese Cakes and Desserts, and a ton of dancing! Quattro Systems had guests on their feet and on the dance floor all night long! Stacey and Josh played the shoe game too which is always super fun.

We loved getting to capture this sweet downtown winter wedding. We hope you enjoy your wedding photos for years to come. We wish you both the best of luck with marriage and your new lives together!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

To see some of our other weddings, click the names below!
Beth & Ryan – Fort Wayne Winter Wedding
Danielle & Bernie – Union 12 Wedding
Meg & Nick – Fort Wayne Country Club Wedding

 

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