A Backyard Wedding overlooking the River | Pierre, South Dakota
Joe + Brittanie wanted their wedding to feel romantic and really capture the beautiful location of their ceremony at it was EXACTLY that. I couldn’t have dreamt of a more perfect location to vow your life to your best friend and it just so happens to be Brittanie’s parents home. The view overlooking the Missouri river, the neutral tones, and the light were just perfect!
The day before the wedding Joe + Brittanie woke up to a call that Joe’s dad had just had a heart attack and was headed into surgery. He ensured us that he would be ok and to go on with the wedding. They woke up on their wedding day still completely unsure of if Joe’s father would be attending the wedding. At about 1:30PM wedding day, we found out that Joe’s dad was getting discharged from the hospital in Sioux Falls and was going to leave immediately to try to make it to our wedding in Pierre. (PRAISE THE LORD) We ended up pushing back the wedding ceremony an hour to make sure that Joe’s dad could attend. We quickly adjusted the timeline (aka added more portrait time – NO ONE WAS MAD- ha). Another huge thank you goes to the Avera Heart Hospital who not only took care of Joe’s dad and helped him make it to the wedding, but they also bought everyone at their wedding a glass of wine! *this is where I started crying* Man, life is cool when you’re surrounded by such wonderful humans. Still pinching myself that I get to be apart of and document such special moments.
Joe + Brittanie, thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of such a special day! A day I wont forget to say the least. You two are so incredible and I wish you nothing but pure happiness that you both so graciously deserve! XO- Chelsea Jean
Ceremony | Parents Home Pierre, SD
Reception | Drifters Bar & Grille Event Center
Florist | Bokay Studio
Wedding Dress | Ellie Stone Bride
Rings | Greenbergs
Makeup | Ciera Hanson- Long Lasting Looks with Ciera
Videographer – Dakota Film Co.
DJ – Oahe Light and Sound
Caterer | Drifters Event Center
Cake | The Cake House