Church St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church // Reception Venue Empyrean Events & Catering // Photographer Jessica Strickland Photography // Florist Empyrean Designs // Caterer Empyrean Events & Catering // DJ Jim Cerone


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Ceremony Venue Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception // Reception Venue Empyrean Events & Catering // Photographer Muncie Fine Portraits // DJ Quattro Systems

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I had such a blast filming Marie & Jay’s wedding last year, so I was very excited to get the chance to film another wedding in the Martin family up at the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club in northern Indiana.  In fact, family played a huge role throughout the day, with a cousin coordinating the wedding, an aunt doing the flowers, another aunt & uncle hosting the reception, etc.  Best of all, Christina’s mom was the matron of honor, her dad was the officiant, and Kyle’s dad was the best man.

After a sweet first meeting followed by pictures with photographer Nicole Mehl, we squeezed in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in between storms, and then raced down in golf carts to a lakeside beach for a toasts and more photos.  The reception featured an amazing slideshow, great music courtesy of Dance N’ Sound, the biggest dessert spread I’ve ever seen, and a wonderful couple at the center of it all.

Photo by Nicole Mehl Photography

(See Nicole Mehl’s photos here!)

This was no ordinary wedding day for Heather & Justin – motorcycle accident injury, jet ski joyriding, heavy rain, groom’s entrance by boat, bride’s entrance by Cinderella carriage, traffic citations and a blacked out reception among other crazy happenings – it was “for better or worse” all in one day.  But Heather & Justin, who are clearly built to last, weathered it all with a great attitude.  The skies cleared up just in time for a most memorable lakeside ceremony and fun & sexy shots with photographers Brandy & Sticky Rammel.

The reception at the snazzy Philmore on Broadway in Fort Wayne was the picture of perfection…until the whole neighborhood lost power right before the first dance.  Thankfully, the very resourceful band Naked Karate Girls hooked up their bass to their van parked outside and used a prop megaphone for a mic, delivering an unplugged (and unlit, other than my camera light) set of party songs with amazing energy that had the crowd fired up and oblivious to the darkness and heat.  All this while Leah & Adrienne of Eventfull Planning scrambled behind the scenes to deliver as much of a “reception” experience as possible.  In the end, everyone had a blast, and Heather & Justin will have some great stories to tell – AND the video to prove it!

Photo by Brandy J Photography

(Check out the slideshow from Brandy J Photography!)