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)!
Heather and Mark are married! We loved getting to capture all the love and celebration of these two awesome people on their wedding day. Heather and Mark chose Empyrean Events and Catering for all of their wedding day needs: food, flowers, ceremony, reception, and more! This gorgeous venue in downtown Fort Wayne offers wrap-around floor to ceiling windows, plenty of room to entertain, and sits at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the city. With beautiful views of the city and evening views of the sunset, this place is hard to beat!
Heather and Mark’s day began with getting ready at the Empyrean. Heather got ready in the bridal suite with her two daughters who were also her bridesmaids. They all helped each other get ready for the big day! Once heather was in her dress and after her daughters helped her with the final details, it was time for Heather and Mark’s first look! Heather walked into the room where they would be married soon, taped on Mark’s shoulder. His reaction was so sweet! These could not stop smiling.
After their first look concluded, we took Heather, Mark, and their wedding party to the streets below! Of course, we took these guys to some of our favorite locations downtown: in front of the golden doors of the Lincoln Bank Tower, outside of the beautiful Allen County Courthouse, and in front of the Empyrean itself! After capturing some awesome portraits outside, it was ceremony time!
Everyone headed upstairs to the ceremony room! Something we found really unique about Heather and Mark’s ceremony was how they chose to set up the seating for guests! They had the chairs set up in a half-circle around the alter – It felt so personal! These two said their vows, exchanged rings, and were married! After their first kiss as husband and wife, it was time to head into the reception and celebrate!
The Empyrean provided an amazing spread of food and dessert. All of Heather and Mark’s friends and family were dancing, eating, and celebrating all evening long! We loved having the opportunity to capture your big day. Best wishes to you both as you start this new journey together.
-Dustin & Corynn
Aren’t these flowers gorgeous? All provided by the amazing floral crew at Empyrean Events and Catering. Love all the colors and variety! Doesn’t this food look scrumptious? It absolutely was. Thanks to Empyrean Events and Empyrean, Heather and Mark had a beautiful spread of food and dessert for their friends and family! A large spread of gourmet popcorn and milk and cookies for a small evening snack. How cool is that?
Lindsey and Josh tied the knot (on one of the hottest Saturdays of the year thus far)! Despite the crazy heat, these two had a beautiful wedding day at the Joseph Decuis Farmstead. This venue was breathtaking. With a wide variety of locations and beautiful backdrops of barns, gardens, and woods, this venue was one of the most fun we’ve photographed! This was our first time shooting at this venue – We can’t wait to photograph here again! If the highlight photos below aren’t satisfying your wedding photo appetite, you can check out all of their photos here (CLICK ME)! But before you see their wedding photos and read about all the sweet details, you should learn a little more about these two and their engagement session with us (CLICK ME)!
Lindsey’s day started with getting ready at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Fort Wayne with her bridesmaids and Andrew. That’s where we met up with them and captured all of the getting ready details! It was a very fun morning. Everyone was so energetic and excited for the big day – so much personality in one awesome group of people. We knew that we had a super fun day to look forward to with this bunch! After capturing some photos of Lindsey, we headed over to Lindsey and Josh’s home to capture Josh and his groomsmen getting ready. We had the chance to capture some really tender moments between Josh and his son. Isn’t he just a little ham?
Once these guys were done getting ready, we headed over to the Joseph Decuis Farmstead. This is where Lindsey put on her beautiful wedding dress, surrounded by her mom and all of her best friends! The heat changed up the wedding day timeline a little, but the changes didn’t bother Lindsey and Josh one bit! After Lindsey added her final wedding look details, we headed outside for her first look with Josh. These two met under the covered walkway leading to the outdoor patio at the Farmstead – It was a very sweet moment. After their first look and some portraits, Lindsey had a first look with her dad. Let’s just say some happy tears and lots of smiles may have occurred! After some portraits of the bride and groom, we gathered the wedding party and family outside for family and group photos! We worked quickly so everyone could relax and cool off in the air conditioning before the ceremony! Once portraits were captured, it was ceremony time! The ceremony was inside one the beautiful stables on the Joseph Decuis Farmstead. The rustic look of the space provided a beautiful atmosphere for the ceremony. After Lindsey’s dad walked her down the aisle, she and Josh made lifelong promises and tied the knot! After a sweet first kiss, these guys were officially married!
The reception was in another of the awesome facilities on the farmstead. The ceiling was draped in white fabric and string lights. The tables were decorated with an assortment of candles and greenery. It was stunning. After a sweet prayer, hilarious toasts, and cake cutting, these two played the wedding shoe game! Josh’s son even participated (Yes, it was so cute). We also got to see Hailey and David, a past couple of ours! If you’d like to check out their wedding photos, click here (CLICK ME)! It was a pleasure getting to capture Lindsey and Josh’s wedding day. Everyone was so kind and so fun to work with! We couldn’t have asked to work with a better group of people! These two ended the night by dancing the night away with all of their favorite people. What a fun day! We hope you enjoy married life and enjoy your wedding photos for years to come. Best wishes!!!
– Dustin & Corynn
If you’d like to see more, here are some of our recent weddings to hit the blog!
Abby and Westin – This wedding had all the farm details, from cowgirl boots to a John Deere Tractor! It was a fun day, a fun group of people, and a very fun wedding!
Sam and Paul – This sweet couple got married in Fort Wayne, Indiana and had their reception at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. These two had a rockin’ day from beginning to end despite some spotty weather! Smiles never left their faces.
Kelly and Brandon – These two got married in Ohio on their family farm. Despite some rain, Kelly and Brandon loved their big day and being surround by friends and family.
A few weeks back we had the exciting opportunity to partner with some of the most amazing vendors to create some stunning new images for a brand new venue in the area! The White Rose Event Center is just a few miles south of Fort Wayne, and is totally worth the drive. This venue boasts so much charm and character that you just won’t find anywhere else. We were lucky enough to partner with the Empyrean Events to help us create some fun scenes in this beautiful space. We also want to give a big thanks to Red Stilleto for always killing it on the Hair and Makeup, but also Autumn over at One Fine Day Bridal for bringing the most amazing gowns in town for us to photograph. Make sure you check out the photo of the CAKE, it was the bomb, created by the ever so talented Sassie Cakes. And of course huge thanks to our incredible models, you might not be able to tell in the images but it was like 17 degrees the day we did these…wee bit chilly 🙂
Check them out and let us know what you think
-Dustin & Corynn
Meet Lily & Jace! You might recognize these lovebirds from there incredible engagement photos from the old GE campus, or from the fact that Lily was our incredible intern that helped keep the train on the tracks. Lily & Jace’s winter wedding was unbelievable. They got married at there childhood church just south of Fort Wayne, Emmanuel Community Church. We then endured some wintery weather for some incredible photos of these newlyweds. But in typical Lily fashion, she had lined up an indoor location for photos so that her and Jace’s nearest and dearest didn’t have to endure the cold for long. Check out the cool warehouse space we got to photograph in!!! From there we went to the historic Bakerstreet Train Station in downtown Fort Wayne for their amazing reception to dance the night away! I would love to write more but I think the photos speak for themselves, so start scrolling!!!
Lily & Jace surrounded themselves with some of the most amazing vendors to help pull this wedding off without a hitch!
Hair & Make-Up: Red Stiletto
Florals: Rose’s Bouquets
Venue: Fort Wayne’s Baker Street Train Station
DJ: I Do Crew
Union 12 wedding photography? Yes, please! Jessica and Brandon are married! Remember them from their beautiful, summer engagement photos? Now for the details of this beautiful and merry ceremony.
Jessica and her bridesmaids spent all morning getting their hair and makeup done in the bridal suite of Union 12 – There is a little house that is part of the main facility that is perfect for brides and grooms to get ready in on their big day. After getting ready, Jessica put on her beautiful, bejeweled wedding dress! It was so detailed in all the right ways. Her bridesmaids wore dark red sequin dresses which matched the Christmas/holiday theme of the day perfectly – Jessica loves Christmas time! Jessica’s maid of honor spent the morning gathering letters and notes from the bridal party, family, and Brandon. All of the notes and letters were in a small book – She gave the book to Jessica as a sweet gift to hold on to forever – what a good way to remember the day! After getting completely ready for the wonderful day ahead, we took Jessica out on the paths behind Union 12 for the first look with her dad. Right after this father-daughter moment, Jessica had her first look with Brandon! Brandon was in awe of Jessica – It was an emotional moment for sure. I mean, just look at them? We took these two out on the beautiful property of Union 12 to take some photos of just the two of them before the ceremony. Let us tell you, Jessica knows how to work the camera! Both she and Brandon were so natural. Plus, these two laughed a lot… even at our bad jokes! You can easily tell just by being with these two for a few minutes that they make each other really happy. It started off not being too cold. Jessica and Brandon didn’t complain once about pictures outside. Jessica looked as if she had been modeling for years! After the sweet first looks and some camera action of the soon to be husband and wife, it was ceremony time!
The ceremony was outside on the patio of Union 12! By this time, it was pretty cold outside – even the Pastor joked with guests saying “gonna try to keep this brief because it’s freezing”! Despite the cold weather, there was nothing but warm feelings present at the ceremony. These two exchanged rings and vows, kissed, and we’re married! After the ceremony, we took wedding party photos, then it was time to party!
Jessica and Brandon knew everyone would be sick of meat and potatoes, so they catered in Mexican food for their reception! It was something different and totally hit the spot! Jessica made all of the table center decorations and decorated all of Union 12 in Christmas decorations. She loved the idea of having their anniversary be during a time of the year that she loved – and she loves Christmas! These guys had some great dance moves.
Union 12 is a really awesome venue for weddings because everything is in one location! The fact that we could do some late night photos of Jessica and Brandon by a beautiful stone firepit was really cool – You can’t do that anywhere else.
We loved getting to be a part of this special day and capture all of Jessica and Brandon’s love for each other. We hope you guys enjoyed your big day and enjoy looking back on photos of it. Best of luck to you guys!
If you’re looking for Union 12 wedding photography of your very own, contact us and we’ll make it happen!
-Dustin & Corynn