Miles’ Bar Mitzvah :: Fort Wayne Bar Mitzvah Photography

bar mitzvah and his parents

This was my first time photographing a Bar Mitzvah, and I had so much fun. It’s great to step out of your comfort zone and try something different. And let me tell you, the party following the service had to be the party of the year! The staff at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and TriGetty did an amazing job getting creative with the movie theme. From the red carpet entrance to the popcorn centerpieces and unique place settings, they didn’t overlook a single detail. Even the buffet stations were themed according to different movies! The evening wrapped up across the street at the Arts Lab black box theater, which had a Willy Wonka theme. Children and adults alike enjoyed ping pong, pinball, dancing, and a Willy Wonka ice luge.

bar mitzvah portrait

bar mitzvah with his parents

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bar mitzvah reading from the torah scroll

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bar mitzvah carrying the torah scroll

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parents speak during bar mitzvah

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Fort Wayne Museum of Art movie themed with red carpet

movie themed escort cards and centerpieces

FWMOA decorated for movie themed reception

movie themed reception with free candy movie themed bar mitzvah reception

movie themed reception with popcorn floral centerpieces

movie themed tables with popcorn floral centerpieces

movie themed buffet

guests using the Shutter Bomb Photo Booth

Teenagers hanging out at FWMOA

FWMOA lobby decorated in movie theme

outside of Fort Wayne black box theater with willy wonka theme

willy wonka ice luge at bar mitzvah reception party

Fort Wayne block box theater decored in Willy Wonka theme

ping pong, pinball, and ice luge at bar mitzvah reception

teenagers dancing at FWMOA black box theater

Service: Congregation Achduth Vesholom in Fort Wayne, IN

Cocktail Hour & Dinner Venue: Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, IN

Party Venue: ArtsLab Black Box Theater in Fort Wayne, IN

Coordinator: TriGetty Designs and Erin Friend at FWMOA

Catering: Catablu

Service Music: Alan Goodis

Photo Booth: Shutter Bomb

Rentals: A Party Apart

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

bride's shoes and garters invitation suite by hedgehog press

Bride's bouquet bride getting makeup done bride getting makeup done bride hugging her mom

bridesmaids in robes bride being zipped into her dress bride getting dressed

bride in hotel room

closeup on bride's face groom opening wedding gift groom opening wedding gift groom and groomsmen drinking champagne Vintage bike with ceremony programs wedding ceremony flowers and decor Bride and her mother walking down the aisle Groom watching the Bride walk down the aisle wedding ceremony in the lobby of grand wayne center mother of the bride standing next to memorial bride laughing during wedding ceremony bride smiling during ceremony reading bride and groom saying vows

bride and groom's first kiss bride and groom walking down the aisle bridesmaids and groomsmen

bridal party on wells street bridge bride and groom in front of lincoln tower bride on wells street bridge with veil blowing in wind bride and groom on wells street bridge

escort card table with elephants candles, flowers, and table decor at reception bride and groom bench at head table cake table and hanging candles flowers and table decor at reception bride and groom enter reception bride and groom first dance bride and groom first dance bride and groom smile during toast bride and groom laugh during toast

bride and groom smile during toast bride and groom cheers during toast bride and groom cut their cake bride and groom dance with their moms bride and groom hug their moms bride and her mom with arms around each other

guests use kelly benton photography open air photo booth guests dancing at wedding reception

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

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

Tall pink and white centerpieces flowers 1920s themed escort cards and photo booth props Bride and Groom waiting for wedding reception Bride and Groom announced into wedding reception Bride and Groom cut their cake Bride and Groom feed each other cake Father gives toast at wedding reception Father Daughter dance at wedding reception Mother Son dance at wedding reception Bride and Groom's first dance

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