I am so excited to share about Samantha & Jesse’s gorgeous wedding day on September 5! They became Mr. & Mrs. Crosby, and were married at Empyrean Events in Fort Wayne. This was my first time ever shooting at this venue (and even ever being in Fort Wayne), and it would such a beautiful summer day!
Getting to know these two over the last year or so from their engagement session leading up to their big day was such a joy. Both of their personalities really sparkled through their engagement session, so I knew on their wedding day it was going to be wonderful and so filled with love.
Samantha (Sami) has such a sweet smile that lights up any room she’s in. When I arrived at Empyrean in the bride’s suite, Sami & her mothers and bridesmaids were having so much fun and I immediately knew that these girls were ready for a fun day. There were many sentimental pieces included in their wedding, including pieces of jewelry handed down, handkerchiefs, and other little detail pieces that made this day so special and unique to these two as a couple.
When I arrived over to meet with the guys, Jesse and his friends were almost dressed, and you could tell they had been enjoying the morning with each other. Jesse appears quiet and soft spoken, but he totally opens up when he’s around people he loves and trusts, so being surrounded by his best guy friends on his big day really showed me his fun side.
The details and decor that was so carefully thought out and planned by Sami & Jesse were jaw dropping. The stunning color combinations in the florals and linens were a dream to photograph; everything tied together perfectly. The Empyrean is on the 25th & 26th floor of this huge building in downtown Ft. Wayne, and is surrounded by huge glass windows that allow you to see Ft. Wayne in all it’s glory.
From beginning to end, this lovely day is one that I will always cherish. The love that Sami & Jesse have for each other is one that I know will last a lifetime.
Venue: Empyrean Events & Catering
Catering: Empyrean Events & Catering
DJ: RnB Sound DJ Entertainment
Florist: Empyrean Events & Catering
Hair & Makeup: Reverie Salon Studio
Videography: RnB Sound DJ Entertainment
Invitation Suite: Minted
Bakery: Courtney’s Bakery