UPDATE: I just got some quick feedback from Ann Marie: “The sneak peak is fantastic!! You did such an amazing job! We can’t wait to show it to everyone!” Me neither, Ann Marie – thanks!
I’ve always enjoyed traveling to Fort Wayne, whether it was to shoot graduations in the old days, shoot weddings each of the last few years, visit Amish country nearby, or bring the kids to the awesome Children’s Zoo and Science Central. On this particular weekend, I drove up there to cover Heather & Sean’s beautiful wedding mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Heather was recovering from a recent spate of illnesses, but she looked gorgeous nonetheless, and quite relieved to finally be able to kiss the groom and not care about getting him sick anymore. The reception was in what appeared to be an “inflatable” banquet hall adjacent to the Marriott Hotel. Sounds strange, I know, but the inside was very nicely decorated, and the prime rib during dinner was delicious! Everyone had a wonderful time, and I’m sure that Heather & Sean are feeling perfectly fine in Maui right about now.
While I was working in Fort Wayne, Laurie worked a little bit closer to home, covering Jill & Stephen’s ceremony at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Then everyone made their way to the reception at the Meridian Hills Country Club, where photographer Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios (who referred the couple to us – thanks, Dawn!) got some great shots of the couple while Laurie captured lots of candid moments at the cocktail hour. The reception was a lively affair, and this was interestingly the third time Laurie worked at this venue this year. (Her next reception will be her third at the Conrad Hotel this year as well – pretty strange but cool!)
Here are the highlights from Kim & Adam’s beautiful 6/16/07 wedding and reception in the Ashland, KY area:
UPDATE: Kim just e-mailed me with some nice feedback: “The highlight video is amazing, you did such a great job…thank you so much for helping us remember every detail of our wedding!” My pleasure, Kim!
Photo by Jessica Strickland
The reception at the Columbia Club downtown was a lively affair perfectly orchestrated by catering manager A.J. Ploughe. There were delicious cakes on each table with different flavors, encouraging guests to visit other tables to compare cakes and mingle. The Flip Miller Band (who along with photographer Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios referred the couple to me – thanks, guys!) provided their signature great music, keeping the dance floor so packed that I could barely navigate the crowd. The nice thing about having worked with Flip for so long is that when the couple was naming potential first dance songs a month earlier, I was able to recommend one that I recognized from the band’s lesser-used repertoire, and so it was a kick to learn they had ultimately chosen it. The groom saved the best for last, performing “Walking in Memphis” with the band as his friends from his days with the Carmel H.S. Ambassadors backed him up. The couple’s sendoff amid sparklers was a perfect and holiday-appropriate way to cap off the evening.