Congratulations to Nic & Ashley Middlen!
As I’m writing this blog post, I’m finding it almost hard to put into words how sweet, kind, and laid back this couple was. Working with them was extremely fun, and their wedding day was beautiful. Last year, we met with Ashley and Nic to begin planning their wedding. As with all of our weddings, we started by taking a few engagement photos for Nic & Ashley to cherish. Drysen and I really enjoyed getting to know this couple and their family.
Ashley & Nic tied the knot on September 10th 2016. The girls began their day by with a hair appointment at Stewarts School & Salon in Sioux Falls. I loved the style Ashley chose for her wedding day. It was long, beautiful, and full of curls. To top the day off, Ashley’s dress was stunning, and she matched it with shoes filled with sparkles!
After the ladies finished with their hair appointment, Ashley & Nic headed to the Towneplace Suites in Sioux Falls. As everyone finalized their outfits, Ashley & Nic snuck away to see each other for the first time. Nic had an amazing look of love and excitement on his face when his saw his bride for the first time.
Shortly afterwards, the entire wedding party rode a limo bus to Rotary Park for a few pictures. The weather was perfect! After taking a few photos of the couple and the wedding party, everyone loaded on to the bus and headed to the Lakota Event’s Hall in Tea.
Ashley, Nic, and their family really put their time in decorating the Lakota Event’s hall. There were so many decorations, and their hard work paid off. They said their vows on a small stage with up-lighting in the background. During their ceremony, they poured four colors of sand into a unity jar. A color for Nic, Ashley, and their two sons. I thought this was an amazing way to show their bonds of a family on their wedding day!
Drysen provided music and microphones for the ceremony. Fun fact, the DJ system is actually hidden behind the back drop of the ceremony. The goal was that after dinner, everyone would take down the head table, and have an open dance floor. It was a great way to save on space, and add some intimacy to the ceremony before partying at the reception!
Another detail that I thought was amazing was the play area that Ashley’s mom made for the kids. It looked just like a castle, with a drawbridge and everything! There were toys and activities inside to keep kids entertained. They also had a s’mores and snack bar, which definitely caught my interest!
Carl was loving the Fall Decorations.
The Lakota Hall has some beautiful Christmas lights strung up in the ceiling, which added to the appeal of the dance floor. It gave Ashley and Nic’s first dance an intimate look as they danced together for the first time as a married couple. 🙂
The rest of the evening was filled with dancing, laughing, and happiness as everyone celebrated the marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Middlen. Once again, congratulations to the newlyweds and Thank You for allowing 3 Cord Weddings to serve as your DJ & Photographer!