Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Lamp!
Our time with Matthew & Lexi started last year when they met with Drysen to talk about their wedding on October 8th, 2016. October 8th also happens to be Drysen’s birthday. Even though he was originally reserving October 8th for a camping trip, Drysen enjoyed that initial meeting too much to pass this couple onto a different DJ or Photographer. Plus, we found out that we shared a great mutual friend who would be in the wedding party.
The four of us started to chat and eventually scheduled Matthew & Lexi’s engagement pictures in Matthew’s hometown of Burke SD. Even though traveling to Burke was a little bit of a road trip, it was the perfect setting to capture their love of hunting and fishing. Here’s one of my favorite pictures from their photography engagement session at Burke Lake.
When October 8th 2016 arrived, the day began with everyone getting dressed in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison SD. Trinity Lutheran has large rooms which provided plenty of space for hair, makeup and relaxing!
I love the purple that they chose for the Bridesmaid dresses. I may be a bit biased because purple is one of my favorite colors. 🙂 Oh and look at her dress…beautiful!! There were gorgeous details and I love the high neck. It looked fantastic on Lexi!
After getting ready we started pictures with their First Look on a staircase in the Church. It was so sweet how thrilled Matthew was when he turned around to see Lexi for the first time that day <3
After the first look, the wedding party headed to Lake Herman State Park to grab a few pictures before the Ceremony. There was a wide variety of spots to choose from, and their photos turned out fantastic!
The wedding party was a lot of fun to work with and definitely kept things entertaining! 🙂
I loved Matthew and Lexi’s Ceremony. The service was great and had a lot of personal touches and emotion. The flower girl was super cute and continued standing with the wedding party through the entire wedding ceremony. It was adorable!
Over the years we’ve had wedding parties leave their ceremony on limos, stock trailers, semis, and even some tractors. This was the first time we’ve had a wedding party roll up in something as unique and amazing as…. A train! Everyone piled into the train car, and headed to the reception at the Prairie Playhouse in Madison.
The Playhouse was beautifully decorated, with a few Fall details added in. Lexi & Matthew asked Drysen to uplight the entire room with purple uplighting and project a one-of-a-kind monogram that we made just for them. The monogram was a mix of a fishing hook and deer antlers. It popped with the rest of the Lamp’s wedding decorations. I think Matthew & Lexi loved the way everything turned out when they saw everything for the first time during their Grand Entrance.
During their Grand Entrance Drysen introduced each of the bridesmaids & Groomsmen. He also shared a funny fact about each person, which kept the guests laughing and having a good time. One couple, Ben & Shelby, even broke out in a light saber Star Wars battle while walking to the head table! Even Carl thought it was funny.
This was one of my favorite receptions. First of all..they had a Taco Bar! Yummy <3 Matthew & Lexi decided to release the tables to the buffet line by having a scavenger hunt. Drysen would randomly call out objects, and the first table to find that object would win a pass for their table to go the Taco Bar. It was a cute and fun way to keep the night moving along and the guests entertained. Matthew & Lexi even remembered that it was Drysen’s birthday and gave him a birthday cake (which was extremely delicious by the way)!
When it was time to cut their own wedding cake, these newly weds rocked it. I think this may have been one of the best cake cuttings that I’ve seen in a long time because they really got into it and had fun. These two are going to have an incredibly fun marriage.
After the cake cutting, speeches, and a shoe game, it was time to start the dance. Matthew & Lexi asked us to provide a cloud dance during their first dance. Even though the reception looked great with all the lighting, decorations, and cloud dance, the most beautiful sight in the room was the way these two looked at each other.
Matthew & Lexi danced their first dance to I Met a Girl by Michael Morgan. Afterwards, Lexi danced with her dad Joel to I loved her first, before Matthew and his mom Brenda danced to Ed Sheeran’s Photograph. As the night went on, everyone continued to dance, laugh, and have a great time. This is one wedding that we won’t forget. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Lamp! We loved working with you guys over the past year <3 Congratulations!