About Us

THE IDEA OF 48 FIELDS BEGAN AS A SERIES OF LATE-NIGHT STORIES THAT TYPICALLY STARTED CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT. STEVE WOULD BE HALF ASLEEP, BUT KELLY WAS WIDE AWAKE FROM HAVING JUST GOTTEN HOME FROM A WEDDING.

There was plenty to say about photographing beautiful brides and heartfelt moments, but conversations always ended up focused on the venue. For years, Steve heard all about the good and the bad of the different venues that Kelly worked with. Until one night in 2013, the story ended with a question.

What if we started our own venue?

NOT YOUR TYPICAL OWNERS

Fast forward to today, we are not your typical venue owners. First of all, you may notice we are younger than many other owners. We are not a retired couple doing this for some side retirement income. We have actively pursued this venue to support our family. Second, we are hands-on owners, not detached managers who rely on a team that filters through a revolving door. When you call or email, it’s us who will reply. When you come to visit, it’s us who will greet you. We are the ones with you from the first email all the way to your final wedding day send off.

LIMITED NUMBER OF WEDDINGS

Owning a venue started as a dream, which meant it would be part of our dream life. To us that means having a life. Date nights together. Sharing a glass of prosecco on the front porch on a Tuesday. Laughing with friends over good meals and good times. To keep this balance, we intentionally choose to take a limited number of weddings per year. This affords us the gift of time so that we can share it with both our couples and ourselves.

CREATING A LEGACY

We never want to lose sight of the fact that marriage and family create the cornerstones of our legacy, and we’re so honored to share 48 Fields with others as they begin the journey of starting their own.

Having been a wedding photographer for 10 years, Kelly Ewell has experienced a lot when it comes to weddings - from the highs of seeing a surprise loved one return from deployment to the lows of no-show vendors. She can pin a boutonniere in record time, is a master of logistics, and still tears up every time a bride walks down the aisle. Especially if it's to the classic Canon in D. Played by a string quartet.

 

It wasn't just hearing Kelly's stories of weddings over the years that convinced Steve Ewell to enter the wedding business. He has an extensive background in corporate event planning and knows what it takes to stay calm in the middle of chaos. He's the resident advisor on tying bow ties, offers the first welcoming smile to guests as they arrive in the parking area, and knows to defer to others when it comes to decor.

 

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