Alex & Macy Rosburg had an amazing wedding day, and it’s been an honor working with these newlyweds during their engagement. When we first met with (now) Mr. & Mrs. Rosburg, we sat down at a coffee shop in Brookings to discuss the details of their wedding day. As it turns out, the four of us hit things off right away and we really enjoyed getting to know Alex & Macy. After hearing some of their ideas, we had a few ideas of our own on how to help them make their wedding day perfect.
After signing our contract, we set a date for their engagement session. We decided to meet up at Rotary Park in Sioux Falls. Even though there was a little snow on the ground, the four of us were excited to spend some time together taking pictures. Here’s one of my favorites from their engagement session.
Alex & Macy set their wedding date for October 1st, 2016 at Calico Skies Winery in Inwood IA. While Drysen had DJed a few weddings at Calico Skies over the years, this was my first time enjoying the venue as a photographer, and it was amazing! The venue is beautiful surrounded by gorgeous scenery and I really loved the bridal suite that Calico Skies offers. They have a loft with a lot of space for the girls to get ready in. Check out Macy’s gorgeous hairdo, complete with her hairpiece.
Even Carl enjoyed exploring the Calico Skies property.
Oh my goodness these details! Macy did a fantastic job planning out every last piece. I know she was especially excited for the bridesmaids’ dresses which were green and gold. The dresses couldn’t have matched the wedding day colors any better as the grape vines were still green, but just starting to turn to their fall shades. With so many perfect details, everything came together with a romantic feel.
After everyone finished getting dressed, I bought Alex to the vineyard for their first look. Alex was ecstatic as Macy made her entrance. When Alex turned to see his bride for the first time, you could just see the love and excitement in both of their eyes. I loved getting to hang out with these two lovebirds. They are so happy together and it shows in their photos <3
After the first look, we took a few pictures of the entire wedding party. Everywhere we went, Calico Skies offered fantastic views for the entire wedding party. Once again, the greens & golds of the wedding colors really made these photos pop! I love the wedding party attire and everyone looked great!
Macy & Alex had their ceremony outdoors at Calico skies. Drysen provided music, microphones, & speakers for their ceremony. I thought it was amazing that right as their ceremony began, the sun began to come out from behind the clouds. It was like a small a gift from God blessing them on their wedding day. As the ceremony ended, Alex and Macy spent time thanking each of their wedding guests for coming before signing their marriage license.
As their guests filtered inside the winery for the reception, I took a few minutes to grab some pictures of the details of the reception. It’s worth mentioning that having the reception and ceremony at Calico Skies was very convenient the guests. The reception was filled with details that sparkled, and delicious cupcakes. Macy had asked for the entire room to be lit with green & yellow uplighting. Drysen didn’t disappoint as he pulled out every light in his tool kit to make their dreams become a reality. As the soon as the guests were seated, the reception kicked off with the grand entrance. Next followed the blessing over food before Drysen released tables to the buffet line by doing a scavenger hunt. It was a fantastic way to keep the guests laughing and having a great time while they waited for their turn to get a plate.
After dinner, speeches, some delicious cake, a love story (which I recommend checking out), and a surprise message from a family friend who was unable to attend, it was time for the first dance. Mr. & Mrs. Rosburg asked if we could provide a cloud dance for their first dance, and of course, we were thrilled about it! The cloud dance accented by the uplighting was a great way to set the mood for the rest of the evening.
The rest of the night went smoothly and was so entertaining! Everyone had a blast on the dance floor, and Drysen really kept everyone entertained. As the night died down, the newlyweds had requested a special song for their last dance. As the song was winding down, Alex & Macy’s guests made a big circle around the couple to show their love & support for these two special people. It was an honor getting to know Macy & Alex over the last year, and their wedding will go down as one of our favorites. Thank you so much for allow us to serve you on your wedding day. Your wedding was a blast and we loved getting to know you.
All Day Wedding Photography
Outdoor Ceremony Sound (Music & Microphones)
Cake Spot Lights
Love Story Video