Chelsie & Zach at Goeglein’s Homestead :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

Chelsie and Zach’s wedding was a new twist on an old location. I’ve shot at Homestead a few times before, but never had the pleasure of shooting a wedding upstairs. The brick detail was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, the bride was stunning, and the whole day was filled with tons of emotion (the good kind)!

Venue: Goeglein’s Homestead in Fort Wayne, IN| Hair: 6002 The Salon | Dress: Becker’s Bridal| Cake: Freshly Baked | DJ: Dance N Sound | Catering: Goeglein’s | Flowers: Kathy Welp | Officiant: Marry Me in Fort Wayne | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bride to Be | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse | Shoes: Tom’s

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Julie & Craig at Lakeside Park :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

Bride and Groom cuddling under a tree

Julie and Craig chose the gorgeous Lakeside Park rose garden for their wedding ceremony. So with the sun beating down, and all of their family and friends in attendance, this adorable couple said “I do”.

Everyone was excited to get to the reception, which included toasts, a dollar dash, and the newlywed game. During the game, they asked who was a better dancer. Everyone in the room knew it was Julie… after all, she comes from a long line of people who love to dance. I got to experience that first hand as Julie’s family tore up the dance floor until the end of the night.

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Bride and Groom's first dance Bride dances with her father Father/Daughter dance Bride watches as Groom dances with his mom Bride and Groom holding each other under pergola

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Bride tosses her bouquet Bride and Groom play newlywed game Bride and Groom hold up shoes Bride runs during dollar dash Groomsmen reaches for money during dollar dash

Bride and Groom cuddle during reception

Bride and guests dance

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Wedding bands

It was an honor to be a part of Julie and Craig’s wedding day, and I wish them the best of luck as they start their life together!

Ceremony: Lakeside Park in Fort Wayne, IN

Reception: Goeglein’s Homestead in Fort Wayne, IN

Catering: Goeglein

Cake: For Goodness Cakes

Music: Surface Entertainment

Hair: Toni Sims

Invitations: Sign Pro Imaging

Dress: David’s Bridal

Shoes: David’s Bridal

I’m currently booking weddings for all of 2015. If you’re interested in learning more about my collections, send me a message!

Beth & Mike at Goeglein's Homestead :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

Beth and Mike had what you could call a whirlwind romance. After dating for only 12 weeks, they knew they’d found their soul mate, and Mike popped the question.

12 weeks later, they were married in a beautiful ceremony on a warm May afternoon.

Some weddings are about the food, and some are about the details. But Beth and Mike’s wedding was very clearly about the emotion and connections between everyone who attended.

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bride getting hair done at kitchen table

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bride wiping tears from her mother's eyes

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bride and groom embracing at goeglein's homestead in fort wayne indiana

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bride with veil blowing in the wind

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maid of honor holding picture frame and hugging bride and groom during reception toast

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bride and groom toasting champagne at wedding reception

wedding cake at goeglein's homestead in fort wayne indiana

bride and groom cutting their cake

bride and groom feeding each other wedding cake

flower girl playing with scrabble board at wedding reception

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wedding guests goofing around with photo props

bride smiling with dancing with groom at wedding reception at goeglein's homestead

bride and groom's first dance at goeglein's homestead in fort wayne indiana

bride dancing with her father

bride dancing with her father at goeglein's homestead in fort wayne indiana

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bride laughing as groom takes off her garter at wedding reception

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bride and groom kissing before getting in getaway car at wedding reception

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I am so truly honored to have been a part of such an important day in Beth and Mike’s lives. Beth is just about the sweetest girl I’ve ever met, and it’s obvious that her world revolves around her new husband, Mike.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Ceremony: Community Christian Reformed Church

Reception: Goeglein’s Homestead

Dress: David’s Bridal

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, I still have a few dates available in 2013, and am beginning to book up for 2014. I shoot in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Chicago, and anywhere else people are in love! Drop me a line!