Madalyn & Corey

With a double header wedding weekend and rain chances in the forecast, Kristen and I started Madalyn and Corey’s wedding out with a bang.

We could tell from the start that it was going to be a good day, and oh boy, was it! From a SUPER fun wedding party, to a beautiful ceremony, and incredible reception - it was AWESOME - even when the rain started and the humidity kept fogging up lenses!

The moment we walked into the bridal suite at the Courtyard Marriott, we were surrounded by bridesmaids who were just adoring of Madalyn. If there was ever a group of gals that you could tell had the back of their bride, it was this group. From finding details for us to hauling all of Madalyn’s precious items to the Ritz Charles, these girls were gems!!

And that’s not even the half of it! To all the groomsmen out there, this was a group to emulate. Corey, you have one fantastic wolf pack that is devoted to having fun and keeping you calm - and it was AWESOME to be apart of the laughter from morning to night!

More than anything, though, we could tell that Maddy and Corey were MADE for each other. Truly - they were! From the moments of blissful peace during their first look to the first dance where they swayed in each other’s arms while looking at each other with the most loving eyes - we could tell :)

Maddy and Corey, Thank you for the privilege of capturing your day! It was AMAZING, and thank you to the incredible vendor team that made their day so smooth!!!

Full Vendor List:

Florist: McNamara Florist 

DJ :  Jared Gilbert

Hair Stylist: Dakota Matt 

Makeup Artist: Dakota Matt

Officiant: Lynde Bratton

Cake Vendor: Ritz Charles

Caterer: Ritz Charles

Rentals: Ritz Charles

Bartender: Ritz Charles

Dessert / Appetizer Bars: Ritz Charles

Bridal Gown: Marie Gabriel Couture 

Photobooth: AMS 

Reception Venue: Ritz Charles

Ceremony Venue: Ritz Charles

Groom’s Suit/Tux: The Black Tux 

Menswear: The Black Tux 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu

Stationary / Invitations: Minted

Corey asked me so many times before today, “have you written your speech? Have you written your speech?” And I told him “I make masterpieces in a day, it’s my job.” I’m a reporter and for those that don’t know me, I’m Adam, Corey and I have been best friends since we were three years old.

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Growing up down the street from one another, I couldn’t have asked for a better friend to grow up with. As kids, we spent our summers swimming in the Munster pool and running around the streets of Munster.

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In high school, we swam together and Corey was our leader. There was one night our senior year around the time of Halloween where we thought it would be a good idea to steal pumpkins off of peoples porches, put them in the grinch AKA my green minivan and big red AKA Greg’s SUV, and either smashed them or threw them in a retaining pond. And we did that sober...

Other times, we always ended up in someone’s basement, drinking vodka out of water bottles and sneaking beer anyway we could. Man I miss those days. But after graduation, we would only see each other on holiday breaks. And that meant more basements.

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A year ago when I was home, we all hadn’t seen each other in over year... we were on a bender for a month. It was during that time at home, corey told me he wanted me to be his best man… I damn near fainted. That would also be one of the several times before today that I met Maddy, work keeps me away from home a lot.

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When I’m driving, I always call Corey and he gushes about how awesome Maddy is and that he couldn’t wait for this day to get here. Corey, you’re the best friend a man could ask for. More importantly, you two deserve all the happiness in the world.

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At this point, I’d like to propose a toast. If everyone could raise their glass... May your marriage be filled with laughter and love.

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And may this be just the beginning of a great romance. I hope I did okay with this. Here's to the bride and groom. Cheers!

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Nicolette & Rob

Nicolette and Rob’s wedding, this was one of the BEST we've had at The Mill Top! From a morning full of light and laughter to an afternoon of incredible action shots, Nikki and Rob were just rockstars - even when the weather and timeline gave us a bit of trouble and changed a few portrait plans!

The moment we arrived at the bridal suite, we couldn’t help but fawn over the absolute beauty Nikki holds - I mean, Nikki, you are serious model material! There’s a good reason all your guests kept saying that, girl!

And Rob - you were a STUNNER, with the absolute best grins and smiles both in portraits and when playing poker with your guys.

Rob was smiling and Nikki was so excited she was jumping around - we knew this was going to be a good day and we knew we were among two lovebirds that just could not wait to see each other :)

Nikki and Rob, your first look was one of the sweetest we’ve ever seen - it’s so obvious how much you adore each other and it was a PRIVILEGE to capture that perfectly special moment, among sooo many others :)

With soo much love,

Your photography team

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Maggie & Steven

With much anticipation after almost 2 years of engagement, our team of four drove up to the beautiful Fort Wayne on a humid, hot morning, ready to be with Maggie and Steven throughout their whole day of bliss.

From morning until evening, we witnessed pure joy, full laughter, and magical moments that had us breathless as we captured the beauty and love that Maggie and Steven exuded.

Moments before she walked down the aisle, we cried as we held her hands and prayed that she would see God’s love as she saw her Groom.

Moments after she walked down the aisle, we were awestruck with the wisdom Fr. Dan brought with his Top 10 Marriage Tips:

  1. Your work must always serve your family, rather than your family being sacrified for your work.

  2. Don’t just pay the bills but “pray the bills” each month, so that money worries are given to the Lord and do not become a source of division between you.

  3. You must share your faith to keep your faith -- continually invite new people into your home and life.

If there was ever a wedding couple so relaxed, peaceful, and focused on the Sacrament, this was it.

Maggie, from the dress you wore to the decorum you carried throughout the day - you were serene.

Steven, from the moment you saw Maggie walking down the aisle with a glimmer of love in your eyes to the end of the day where you pulled Maggie in tight with the oldest Derby hat around - you were stunning.

From our entire team to you both, thank you. For trusting us with coordination, calming words, and capturing your testimony from morning til night. It was SO much fun and came with SO many moments of beauty that we are so excited to share with you :)


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Sarah & Andrew

Courtney, Andrea, and I left when the morning dew was still on the ground to arrive in Northern Illinois for their wedding. With Starbucks in our hands and a mind full of ideas, we arrived at the church in awe of its grandeur.

Reconstructed from two different churches, this beauty was ready to make its mark on Old Mill Creek and we were ready to document one of the most serene weddings before it was fully complete.

And oh, was it serene! From the moment we met Sarah in person to the moment we left hugging each other tight, we were in love with this Bride and this couple.

With leaky eyes, Sarah put on her dress.

With leaky eyes, she saw her father.

With leaky eyes, she held the hand of her groom.

And with leaky eyes, we watched her dance to Return To Pooh Corner with her father before he invited Andrew to take his place.

From childhood memories to new adventures on the beautiful Strawberry Creek Golf Course, Andrew and Sarah blew us away with their young love and playfulness.

Sarah and Andrew, congratulations, you two, and thank you for your tender compassion and the incredibly generous love you showed to both us and your guests!

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Hope & Ben

We arrived in the hills of Tennessee with a glimmer of hope and sweat in our brows. From the minute we arrived at the cathedral on Thursday for a full walk-through to the Sunday mass at the same stunning cathedral on Sunday, we were in awe.

In awe of the gracious, humble couple.

In awe of the absolute beauty of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In awe of the incredible family and friends whose love for this couple was so palpable you could see it, hear it, and feel it in every hug we received.

Hope and Ben, your day was one of the most sacred we’ve ever experienced. From the Sacred Heart of Jesus earrings, to the choral music during the ceremony, to the way you two looked at each other singing out with joy-filled hearts to the God of the Universe.

Everywhere we turned, sacred beauty could be seen and it was like nothing we’ve ever experienced.

If there was ever a wedding where Jesus was revered, loved, and adored, this was the one.

Thank you SO much for the privilege of capturing the holiest sacrament of love and witnessing the insurmountable beauty of your two hearts intertwining into one.


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Mollie & Andrew

The way her father waited in the car, praying and tearing up before a first look with his baby girl - showed us that this day was going to be wholly full of perfect moments, and from the beginning of the day to the sparkler exit end, we were not disappointed.

After a first look with his eldest daughter, we brought in all four sisters and their mama for a family prayer circle before the day began.

I’ll be honest, I did not expect to tear up so much before the ceremony even began, but the moment that a younger sister’s voice cracked and the whole family of 6 started to choke back tears and finally let them fall endlessly, I couldn’t help but join in.

Mollie, you are so well loved. Not only by the groom, who was anticipating a first prayer with you so fiercely that he almost broke into tears before you even held his hand, but also by the family that has raised you with a fervent heart towards heaven.

Mollie and Andrew, thank you for letting us enter your day of love and in turn letting us enter one of the most spiritually full days we’ve witnessed.

A day full of love, laughter, and God’s light.​​​​​​​

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Kimber & Stephen

When the day begins with a bride leaning her head down in surrender and prayer on your intern’s shoulder, you know the day is truly full of God and grace.

That is how Kimber & Stephen’s day began. With a bit of stress, a bundle of emotions, and a welcoming hug and calming presence at every turn that made for a God-glorifying day because in our weakness, He is strong.

Kimber and Stephen, from our photo team to you - THANK YOU. For showing all the colors of a couple who is desperately following after Christ and wildly in love. We can’t thank you enough for the laughs, hugs, tears, and smiles we ourselves had throughout the day and if there’s one thing we will always point back to and remember - it’s that you two are fully ready for allllll the things that married life brings: the ups, the downs, and the best, happily-ever after endings.

With love and prayers,

Your forever cheerleaders

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Alexis & Michael

Peace and Patience. Those are the two words that we can use to best describe exactly what Alexis’ demeanor was like throughout her incredibly seamless, beautiful wedding day.

With a ceremony full of all the bells and whistles to a beautiful country club reception full of family who loved to holler and swaller, our team had an absolute BLAST capturing the love!

Alexis and Michael, you two are the reason Soul Creations is here today: to capture a full testimony, pray and encourage couples throughout their engagement season and on their wedding day, and inspire marriages to keep Christ at the center throughout every nitty gritty detail.

YOU DID THAT!

When we first heard Alexis explain that her reception details were fully handled by her older brother, we were amazed. When we then heard her younger brother emcee the reception, we were blown away. When we saw how stress-free she was because she truly cared ONLY for the bigger picture of the sacrament instead of the specifics, we got misty-eyed.

Thank you, thank you, thank you - for reminding us of the beauty and joy that comes from wedding days. The deep joy of uniting as one :)

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Jordan & Tommy

From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by Jordan and Tommy - the most stunning bride and groom we’ve EVER captured.

Tommy created a custom suit complete with a white and black suit, perfectly paired accessories, and just a bit of gold on the top of his velvet shoes.

Jordan shined like a star in her Betsy Johnson heels and beautifully curled locks.

We couldn’t help but capture literally every detail of their gorgeous day downtown surrounding the Soldiers & Sailors monument, where Jordan’s wish came true.

Jordan, your day was breathtaking, from the Skyline Club view to the moments of bliss on the monuments stairs, our hearts were full of joy and warmth. But as you walked down the aisle to greet Tommy and your father let you pause to see all those surrounding you with the biggest amount of support, our hearts melted along with yours as tears started falling.

Thank you for letting us capture your incredible story :)

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Becca & Brian

Becca and Brian's wedding had Kristen and I overwhelmed with love and compassion for one of the sweetest, relaxed couples we've ever worked with.

Becca and Brian, your day was bliss - absolute bliss. From the prayers we shared before the First Look to the moments when Brian spinned you around on the dance floor.

I know for a fact Jesus was smiling down on these two the entire day.

Congratulations, Becca & Brian!

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