Mid Century Art Deco Styled Shoot at the Clyde Theatre :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

bride and groom in front of graphic wall in vintage theater

Last spring, I got together a team of the best wedding vendors in town for a styled shoot that would shine a light on an amazing piece of Fort Wayne architectural history: the Clyde Theatre. Located on Bluffton Road, it opened in 1951 as a movie theater, and is now being renovated into a modern concert, music, and event venue. The interior of the building is massive and magnificent. It’s art deco features and large graphic wall art naturally led us to a mid century art deco themed shoot. Here are some of my favorite photos from the shoot. Check out the latest feature in Fort Wayne Weddings magazine (which hits the newsstands December 23, 2016) to read more about it!

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Photography: Kelly Benton

Venue: Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN

Styling: Maeve Vintage

Props: Maeve Vintage

Flowers: Be Married

Dress: One Fine Day

Cake: Sassie Cakes

Tux: Christopher James Menswear

Makeup: Red Stiletto

Invitations: The Hedge

Models: Mia Favela and Eric Frank

Emily & Cory at the Grand Wayne Center :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

bride and groom with long veil

Emily is one of those people who clearly loved planning her wedding. She took great care to acquire some of the best vendors in town, told them what she wanted, and then sat back and watched her vision come to life. The attention to detail at Emily and Cory’s wedding was astonishing, but it was the personal touches that really made their day special.

Even though the rain ruined plans for a Wells Street Bridge ceremony, the day turned out practically flawless, and this adorable couple ended up happily married at the end. What more could you ask for?
Bride's dress and wedding rings

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Ceremony & Reception: Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, IN

Florist: Be Married

Cake: Sassie Cakes

Dress: Allure Style 9060 from One Fine Day

DJ: Quattro Systems

Invitations & Stationary: Hedgehog Press

Hair: Elevation 138

Makeup: Red Stiletto

Decor & Rentals: A Party Apart

Photo Booth: Kelly Benton Photography

Catering: Hilton Fort Wayne

Lighting: A Party Apart

Transportation: Club Car Limo

Shoes: Thora by Badgley Mischka

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott

Christy & Kevin at Swan Lake Resort :: Plymouth Wedding Photography

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Christy and Kevin’s wedding at Swan Lake Resort was all about FUN. Despite the looming chance of rain and the staggering humidity, the Bride and Groom were in a fantastic mood all day, and the Bridal Party kept things light and enjoyable.

Their ceremony was short and sweet (clocking in at just over 4 minutes from the moment the Bride walked in to the first kiss), then the guests were ready to party. Meaningful toasts, some crazy dancing, an impromptu limbo contest, and an unbelievably gorgeous sunset wrapped up Christy and Kevin’s perfect wedding day.

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indoor wedding ceremony

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It was such a pleasure being a part of Christy & Kevin’s big day, and from the looks of it, they are wrapping up a wonderful honeymoon in Spain. Best wishes to the newlyweds!

Ceremony & Reception: Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN

Florist: Be Married

Catering: Swan Lake Resort

Cake: SugaRush

Music: Toast & Jam

Lighting: Swan Lake Resort

Invitations: Monogram Shoppe

Dress: Enzoani Modeca Nala from Weddings 826

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Photo Booth: Wink & Smile