Ceremony Tabernacle Presbyterian Church // Reception Indiana Roof Ballroom // Photographer Jessica Strickland Photography // Hair & Makeup Urban Loft Salon // Dress Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal // Florist The Empty Vase // Stationery Westwood Paper Company // Cake Simply Perfection Cakes // Band Naked Karate Girls

Image by Jessica Strickland Photography

(More Photos: https://www.jessicarstrickland.com/blog/wedding/jordan-ryan-indiana-roof-ballroom-wedding/)

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!)