Tori and Zach are married! We loved capturing this spectacular Ceruti’s Diamond Room wedding. These two are sweet as candy (Zach works at Hershey’s, so we call him the Candy Man), and their big day was perfect. Read on to learn more about the day and see some of our favorite photos…
These two first met through something near and dear to their hearts – sports. Tori was Zach’s sister’s volleyball coach – it was love at first spike. After he aced the date, they went on to get engaged, and now, they’re married!
The bride’s dress from One Fine Day Bridal and Gown Boutique sparkled and flowed so elegantly. To top it off, she had a gorgeous cathedral-length veil, which is always so fun to photograph and makes for such pretty pictures! After the girls helped her get ready, Tori went outside to have a first look with her dad. It melted our hearts! The bond these two have is so evident and so precious. Right before the ceremony took place, Tori’s girls prayed over her, and Zach’s guys prayed over him. What sweet, irreplaceable moments!
The ceremony took place at the beautiful Emmanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Fort Wayne. Guests took their seats and the wedding party took their place at the front. Tori’s dad walked her down the aisle, handed her off to Zach, and then it was time to tie the knot (literally). During the ceremony, Tori and Zach braided the Cord of Three Strands together. They sealed it with a kiss, and they were officially married! Talk about a stunning church – Emmanuel’s incredible interior made for some simply gorgeous photos. We loved photographing their family portraits, along with some individual portraits, inside the church.
Following the ceremony, we headed to downtown Fort Wayne’s magnificent Promenade Park for wedding party photos. The skies were blue and the sun was bright, but the wind was intense! After almost getting blown away by the wind, we traveled to the lovely Lakeside Park & Rose Garden to finish up the wedding party photos. This location offered beautiful natural backgrounds for this sunny spring day, and the group was such a pleasure to photograph.
Tori is a huge Birkenstock fan and changed into her Birks as soon as she could. We love seeing our couples’ personalities shine through their favorite things! With the perfect shoes on, it was time to get the party going. The night ended with a wonderful reception at Ceruti’s Diamond Room. It’s always a pleasure to photograph receptions at this venue. The food was top-notch and the atmosphere was grand. All of the guests had such a fun time on the dance floor! It’s great to see everyone on the dance floor bustin’ a move.
Photographing Tori & Zach’s wedding day was a blast. We are so thankful they chose us to be part of their most important day. We wish you two nothing but the best in your marriage!
If you’d like to see some of our other awesome couples, click here!