I typically do one wedding a year in Fort Wayne because my husband's family lives up there and it is a nice change from the Indianapolis area weddings. When I met with Ashley, she told me about their plan of getting married on New Year's Eve up in Fort Wayne! I hadn't done a NYE wedding yet and couldn't wait!
Josh and Ashley set their ceremony at a small little Catholic church in Arcola (St. Patrick church of Arcola). It is right outside of Fort Wayne. Their venue was at Baker Street Station which is an old train station downtown Fort Wayne. I knew it well because my husband and I toured it as a possible venue when we were planning our wedding! I knew it would be a fantastic place to ring in 2017!
With it being the end of December, we all knew it could possibly be very cold. The day ended up with a high of 40 degrees which made pictures outside doable! Josh and Ashley decided to see each other before the ceremony so it enabled enough light to get some pictures outside downtown Fort Wayne. My father-in-law suggested the Grand Wayne Convention Center which made for amazing pictures! We got to get a few in front of their venue too! I typically don't ride in the limos during the wedding day but I got to tag along for this one! It was so much fun and their wedding party had a blast!
Their ceremony started at 6:30. I could go on and on about how beautiful the church was decorated. The poinsettias and Christmas trees filled the room! Ashley made beautiful vases with twinkle lights and ornaments that were located along the aisle. Speaking of what Ashley made...she also made all the bouquets (which were beautiful!) and each table at their reception had a different love story on it. Some of the love stories included Beauty and the Beast, Friends, Star Wars, and The Notebook. It was so unique and perfect!
The best part about having a NYE wedding is that all the guests stuck around until the end...dancing the night away! Everyone enjoyed breakfast for dinner and donuts! Then everyone gathered around to watch the ball drop with champagne in hand! Josh and Ashley had their first kiss of 2017...married! What a perfect wedding it was! Enjoy looking through all these memories from their wedding day!