Katelyn & Jeff’s Barn Wedding :: Northeast Indiana Wedding Photography

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Katelyn & Jeff’s wedding was the perfect way to wind down my wedding season. Every moment of their day took place in a location that was personal to them. The bride got ready at her parents’ adorable bed and breakfast in Howe, IN. The ceremony took place overlooking an old mill on a friend’s property, and the reception was held at the bride’s parents’ farm.

The whole day was gorgeous and personal, the thunderstorms held off, and guests partied into the night, capping their evening with smores by a bonfire.

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Ceremony: Star Mill in Howe, IN

Reception: Weiland Farms in Howe, IN

Dress: One Fine Day

Catering: Nelson’s

Cake: Carey’s Cakery

Music: EA Pro Music

Photo Booth: Shutter Bomb

Shoes: Macy’s

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

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

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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