Cassie & Matt // Punch Films Wedding

Cassie & Matt // Punch Films Wedding

Cassie and Matt are married! The days’ events were all held at the incredible Punch Films, an industrial wedding venue just north of downtown Fort Wayne. It was an incredible day and we loved capturing it. Read on to hear about some details from their big day and see some of our favorite photos…

Cassie and her girls spent the morning getting their hair and makeup done. Punch films had several smaller rooms that were perfect for getting ready! After hair and makeup, Cassie put her dress on! Each of Cassie’s bridesmaids helped with her veil, shoes, jewelry, and more. After finalizing her full bridal look, Cassie had a first look with her dad – It was so sweet! While the girls got ready, the guys arrived already fully ready to go! Their grey suits matched so nicely with the bridesmaids’ dusty rose dresses. After everyone was ready, we got some photos inside of Cassie and her bridesmaids, then photos of Matt with his groomsmen. Before we knew it, it was ceremony time!

The ceremony location was stunning! Every part of the space had white painted brick, with natural light coming through the warehouse-like windows. It was a beautiful space. At the front, where the ceremony took place, was a geometric archway adorned in gorgeous greenery and flowers by Rose’s Bouquets, a wedding only florist in Fort Wayne. Check it out in the photos below! The ceremony began shortly after all the guests found their seats. One by one, pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen, family members, and Matt walked down the aisle to find their places. Then Cassie walked out from behind the white curtains with her dad and made her way down the aisle. After some sweet vows and an exchange of rings, they kissed and were married!

After the ceremony and during cocktail hour, we got family portraits and wedding party photos knocked out, then we took Cassie and Matt down to Promenade Park for some photos of just the newlyweds! It was a hot summer day, but luckily there was a nice breeze and shade to shelter everyone from the Indiana summer heat. After portraits, we headed back to Punch Films for the reception! The wedding party made their entrances, then Cassie and Matt made their grand entrance as husband and wife! There was a cute cutting, toasts, first dances, and lots and lots of dancing and celebrating!

We had a blast capturing this beautiful wedding day (safely with masks of course)! Punch Films was an incredible location to capture a wedding. Cassie and Matt, we wish you both years of happiness, love, and good health!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Katie & Andrew // Pine Hills Church Wedding

Katie & Andrew // Pine Hills Church Wedding

Meet Katie & Andrew! This was our first wedding back since Indiana began opening things up. Luckily for everyone involved, these two were able to have the wedding they had originally planned. Read on for details about this sweet Pine Hills Church wedding…

Katie and Andrew got married at Pine Hills Church on the north side of Fort Wayne. We were super excited to learn that their ceremony would be held here because we have never photographed at this church before. The common thread and feel throughout their wedding day was “finally”. After being together for so many amazing years, friends and family were so excited because it just a long time coming. These two finally got to tie the knot, without even changing many wedding plans (… Thanks, COVID). The whole day was filled with a loving family and their awesome Son Jordan. It sure was one awesome day to photograph!

Because this was the first wedding back since things really started to open back up in Indiana, there were lots of nerves and anxiety all around. Katie and Andrew had originally thought they may have to postpone their wedding or change plans last minute. Thankfully their wedding date fell on the Saturday after opening – Everything could go as planned. They hosted the wedding reception at the beautiful Ceruti’s Banquet and Event Center on the Southwest side of Fort Wayne. This venue is really big, which was important to Katie and Andrew so guests could spread out and be comfortable during these trying times. Plus the space is super beautiful (fabric hanging from the ceilings and twinkly lights all around).

The wedding reception was a blast – lots of dancing, lots of really good food, and all-around had a fun atmosphere! We are so happy to share this beautiful Pine Hills Church wedding. We loved capturing this wedding day and we’re so thankful that things are safely opening back up in our awesome home state! We hope you two enjoy your wedding photos for years to come.

P.s. Huge shout out to Big Burrito Creative for creating the most epic wedding video from Katie and Andrew’s wedding day! We’ve attached it below at the end of the photos!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Izabella & Kris // Intimate Michigan Wedding

Izabella & Kris // Intimate Michigan Wedding

Izabella and Kris are married! We met up with these two at the beautiful Res-Les Farms in Michigan. Before you read about their beautiful intimate Michigan wedding, check out their engagement session from last summer (CLICK ME). It was a perfect sunny day, just like on their wedding day!

We met Izabella and Kris at one of our weddings in September of 2018. Izabella was in Veldina and Ismir’s wedding party (See if you can spot her in any of their photos HERE)! As soon as they were engaged, we knew we wanted to capture their engagement and wedding. That’s why we were so excited when they called and booked with us!

Despite everything with COVID-19 and restrictions on large gatherings, Izabella and Kris were still able to have an awesome wedding day filled with friends, family, and the sweetest of memories. The day’s events were all held at the beautiful Res-Les Farms in Michigan where these two got ready, got married, and celebrated! It was such an awesome venue!

Izabella got ready with her girls in the bridal suite at the venue! When hair and makeup was all finished, Izabella’s mom helped her into her beautiful white, sparkly, tulle dress! Before we knew it, it was ceremony time! Family and friends found their seats, then the bridal party walked. Kris waited at the front of the altar for his bride! Izabella and her mom walked down the aisle towards Kris and the ceremony began! The two exchanged vows, rings, and did a sand ceremony together. They were pronounced as husband and wife and kissed for the first time as Mr. and Mrs..

After the ceremony, we walked around the venue’s property for some portraits. Of course, we captured the wedding party and all of their awesomeness, then took some portraits of the newlyweds. Everyone headed inside the main venue space for food, toasts, and some dancing. Each of the toasts were emotional and sweet and funny in all of the best ways – We’re pretty sure that everyone in the room were simultaneously laughing and crying. It was an aweomse thing to witness.

As the sun set beyond the trees, we went outside with Izabella & Kris for a few more photos. It was sunny and warm, with a slight breeze – I don’t think we’ll ever forget this sweet wedding.

We are so thankful that Izabella and Kris were able to host their intimate Michigan wedding during this crazy time and even more thankful that we got to capture it all! We hope you both love looking back on your wedding photos and reminiscing on such a special day. We love you guys! Wishing you many both years of health and happiness.

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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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 

… and don’t miss the photo booth!

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