Amanda & Brandon at Salomon Farm :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

bride and groom portrait

Some of my favorite weddings are ones where everything takes place in one location. The bride and groom (and everyone else) always seem so much more laid back, and it gives us ample opportunity to duck away and take some great portraits.

Amanda and Brandon’s wedding had all that, plus some really great candid moments, like Amanda’s dad seeing her for the first time, the bridesmaids freaking out about the goats, and the groomsmen getting emotional during toasts.

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Ceremony & Reception: Salomon Farm in Fort Wayne, IN

Coordinator: Marry Me in Fort Wayne

Flowers: DIY Florist

Hair & Makeup: Red Stiletto

Catering: Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits

Cake: For Goodness Cakes

Music: Alomar Entertainment

Rentals: A Party Apart

Stephania & Adam at Empyrean :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography


Bride and Groom in front of ivy wall

After a 6 hour day of shooting, I went to say goodbye to Stephania and Adam while they were hanging out on the dance floor. I told them, “this has been the most laid back wedding I’ve ever been apart of.” And I meant it.

While “laid back” can often result in running behind schedule, that wasn’t the case for Stephania and Adam’s wedding. The amazing crew at Empyrean made sure that every second of the day went off without a hitch, and that the Bride and Groom and all their guests were able to enjoy their day to the fullest, without stressing about a single detail.

Wedding dress and rings BRide putting on lipstick in mirror Bride getting into dress Bride looking out window

Bride's necklace and shoes

Bride smiling and looking out window

Guys getting ready room at Empyrean Groomsmen relaxing and watching TV Groom getting dressed Bride before walking down the aisle Groom walking down the aisle Bride and her father walking down the aisle

Bride and Groom holding hands during ceremony

Bride and Groom exchanging vows

Bride tearing up during ceremony Bride and Groom putting letters in box

Bride and Groom eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Bride and Groom's first kiss from the front Bride and Groom walking down the aisle Bride and Groom in front of Allen County Courthouse Bride and Groom sitting on a bench

Bride and Groom embracing in front of red garage door Bride and Groom inside Empyrean

1920s themed invitation Empyrean Reception venue with view of city cupcake tower and food at Empyrean

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Bride and guests enjoying photo booth by Kelly Benton Photography

Guests dancing at wedding reception

It was a true pleasure to be a part of Stephania and Adam’s big day. I wish them nothing but the best as they start their lives together!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Empyrean Events and Catering

Coordinator: Miro Arguijo with Empyrean Events and Catering

Florist: Empyrean Events and Catering

Catering: Empyrean Events and Catering

Cake & Cupcakes: For Goodness Cakes

Music: Doctor Feelgood’s Inc

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Hair: Red Stiletto

Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal

Photo Booth: Kelly Benton Photography

Officiant: Marry Me in Fort Wayne