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!
– 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
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!
– 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
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