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

Jessica & Kyle at Orchard Ridge Country Club :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

bride and groom kissing with sunset

When the forecast for Jessica and Kyle’s wedding day showed a 50% chance of thunderstorms, there was obvious panic over the plan to have an outdoor ceremony. But the entire wedding party crossed their fingers, hoped for the best, and forged ahead with the game plan.

It’s a good thing we did, because the ceremony was dry, the portraits were gorgeous and cloudy, and we managed to grab a fantastic sunset photo at the end of the night. Add to that the close-knit bridal party, emotional family moments, and raging dance floor party, and Jessica and Kyle’s wedding day turned out perfect.

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Ceremony & Reception: Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne, IN

Flowers: Young’s Greenhouse

Cake: Sassie Cakes

Dress: The Bride To Be

Music: R&B Sound

Hair & Makeup: A Day Away Salon

Invitations: Minted

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