Alissa and Jon had an amazing wedding day. Drysen and I have been excited for their wedding since we took their engagement pictures at Sertoma Park last year. We learned that Jon & Alissa loved riding motorcycles, (just like we do) and they had a car project in the works. That definitely caught Drysen’s attention!
My day began by joining the girls at Stewarts School and Salon in Sioux Falls. The stylists did a fantastic job on all the girls’ hair!
After the hair appointment, I drove to the Fireside Event Center in Hartford, SD. I was blown away by all of the decorating the couple had done. Everything was put together with a close attention to detail. It was obvious that Alissa has a knack for this.
After taking photos of the details, we drove to Jon’s Family Farm for the ceremony. Their wedding ceremony was secluded by trees and was an intimate setting for a perfect outdoor ceremony. Jon & Alissa decided to see each other at the alter, where they’d be married later that day. I loved Jon’s expression as he saw Alissa for the first time.
We took photos of the couple, the wedding party, and family portraits before the ceremony began. Jon even brought out their sweet Rat Rod for a few pictures.
The ceremony was perfect and their ring bearer and flower girl were adorable! It was really neat that Alissa’s Uncle was able to officiate the ceremony. Drysen provided music and microphones for the ceremony, and as Alissa’s uncle introduced the couple as Mr. & Mrs. Lounsbery, they exited the ceremony to “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC. The perfect getaway song for these two!
After the ceremony, the newlyweds led the way to the Reception in their Rat Rod. They entered the fireside to guests cheering and applauding during their grand entrance. After dinner, their best man Cody and maid of honor Carissa gave awesome speeches. After cutting the cake, and playing a quick Shoe Game, it was time to start the dance!
Drysen led the night by with the first dance – “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore. The rest of the evening followed with dancing guests of all ages. I even saw a couple Grandmas with better moves than I could ever attempt!
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Lounsbery for a wonderful wedding day that we could be a part of. Congratulations!
Hair & Makeup: Stewarts School and Salon
Reception Venue: Fireside Event Center
DJ & Photography: 3 Cord Weddings