Last year Marisa reached out to us about her October wedding, and once we met with Marisa & Denton in person, we fell in love with this couple. They are laid back, funny, and just plain awesome. During their engagement session at Riverdale & Rotary Park in Sioux Falls, we learned you just can’t help but to be in a good mood around these two love birds. Here’s a quick picture from their engagement shoot.
On October 15th 2016, My day began with joining the girls at Legacy Salon in Yankton, SD. I loved this place. There was so much space, and an awesome mirror for your make up! All the girls were laughing and having a great time. Afterward the hair appointment, we drove to St. Johns Lutheran Church where the ceremony would take place later that day. The girls rushed off to finish getting ready & dressed before the ceremony. But not before taking some time to relax and get some jumps off the couch!
Marisa had some stunningly beautiful details for her wedding. Which makes sense, because she a stunningly beautiful bride. A fun fact is that her mom put together a lot of the wedding flower decorations including Marisa’s bouquet. It looked amazing. Denton also picked out a gorgeous set of rings. His featured a unique texture that really catches your attention and pops! The couple even created their own Monogram which featured their initials wrapped in a set of antlers.
Marisa & Denton decided to follow a more traditional wedding route and wait to see each other for the first time at the Alter. I loved the look in Denton’s eyes when he saw Marisa walking up the isle with her dad. It was emotionally powerful, and very very sweet <3
After the Ceremony, we took a few pictures of Marisa & Denton with their family at the church. Then, the wedding party headed over to Riverside Park in Yankton. If you know the area, it features a massive walking bridge, (which used to be for cars) and makes pictures look amazing. Not only did the wedding party look great, but they got into their poses and had fun with the photography. As a photographer, I loved working with this group!
The newlyweds even had their bow-tie wearing puppy Cash join them for a few photos! After all, no family is complete without the perfect pet 🙂
He’s so proud of his parents!
We finished up by taking some pictures of the lovely bride and groom. *sigh* They’re so cute together!
We then arrived at The Old Mill for the reception, I instantly fell in love. The building was built in the late 1800s and the couple had decorated the hall with white lights to accent the rooms. For the reception they decorated with flowers, burlap, lace, and with everything else it all came together with a beautiful rustic look. Drysen even re-created their own monogram and projected it with light in the dance hall.
The reception kicked off with the Bride & Grooms Grand Entrance. Drysen shared a few fun & funny facts about each person in the wedding party. After dinner, the wedding party delivered some amazing and creative speeches, followed by a shoe game, and of course cutting the cake. One of the coolest features of the reception was the Love Story that Refractor Films had put together for the evening. It was fantastic.
As the dinner began to wind down, it was time to kick off the first dance. The newly weds chose to a song by John Pardi : Head Over Boots. It was upbeat, fun, and really set the mood for the rest of the night. Between the old brick style building, and their Monogram projected on the wall, Marisa & Denton had a beautiful dance.
Once again, Thank you to the happy couple for allowing 3 Cord Weddings to serve you as your DJ & Photographer. You guys are fun, energetic, and will continue to have a special place in our hearts. God bless, and enjoy the married life <3