Jena + Stuart | A Top of The Rock and Big Cedar Wedding

Top of the Rock Film and Photography

This Indiana couple hosted a destination wedding at Big Cedar Lodge and they selected us to be their photographer and videographer! Before we dig into their wedding day, we first want to give you a glimpse of some incredible photos we captured before the big day, since the couple opted to have us at the rehearsal dinner as well.

After having an opportunity to get to know each other, we couldn’t wait to be back the next day to see the whole event come together! If you’d prefer the video version of this blog, Jena and Stuart’s package included a wedding film. Check it out!

Jena utilized the private room at Cedar Creek Spa on the Big Cedar campus where they were pampered and surrounded by beautiful natural light.

Stuart and his groomsmen went with a more rustic atmosphere for their pre-wedding prep and used one of Big Cedar’s Private Log Cabins.

When it comes to first looks, this is one of the best! Stuart and Jena prepared letters for one another, which they chose to read out loud, back-to-back. You can’t fake genuine emotion and when you’re able to actually capture it - it’s inspiring.

The ceremony was performed at the Chapel at Top of the Rock and the reception was held just across the lawn at the Wine Cellar. The decor was simple, elegant, and breathtaking. Jena took the time to add so many personal touches - she even brought handmade desserts all the way from home.

Not only did Jena’s father walk her down the aisle, he was also the officiant at the ceremony and gave a killer speech at the reception. Watch the video above for a snippet of his speech!

This intimate wedding was one for the books! As the night went on the moments got sweeter and it all went off with a bang thanks to the firework show!

We love any opportunity to film and take photos at Big Cedar and Top of the Rock, but we felt even more honored to be a part of this special couple’s day! We wish you all the best, Jena and Stuart! Check out some of our other blog posts, or see our wedding portfolio or video portfolio.