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

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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

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

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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

Rachel & Josh at Ceruti’s :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

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Rachel and Josh had a storybook wedding that included a beautiful church ceremony, followed by a party of a reception at Ceruti’s. It was great seeing all of their family and friends let loose and enjoy themselves, and the Best Man gave one of the funniest speeches I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard a lot!).

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Ceremony: Saint Joseph Hessen Cassel in Fort Wayne, IN

Reception: Ceruti’s in Fort Wayne, IN

Catering: Ceruti’s

Cake: Sassie Cakes

Music: Quattro Systems

Hair & Makeup: Red Stiletto

Dress: Marie Gabriel Couture

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Photo Booth: Island Photo Booths