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2014 Spring CONTENTS 84

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106 REAL WEDDINGS

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Editor’s Letter

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Rachel & Andrew

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Q&A

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Anju & Steve

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Get to Know

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Andrew & Patrick

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Giveaway

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Chelsey & John

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Food & Drink

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Aleeta & Pete

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Honeymoon Diaries

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Happily Married


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FEATURES + INSPIRATION

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Modern-Boho

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Color Report

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Bold Looks of 2014

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Brides’ Real Advice

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English Country Garden

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Honeymoon Destinations

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Vendor Guide

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Editor’s Letter

{ { dain·ti·est, noun, plural dain·ties. adjective 1. of delicate beauty; exquisite: a dainty lace handkerchief. 2. pleasing to the taste and, often, temptingly served or delicate; delicious: dainty pastries. 3. of delicate discrimination or taste; particular; fastidious: a dainty eater. 4. overly particular; finicky. noun 5. something delicious to the taste; a delicacy.

Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English deinte worthiness, happiness, delicacy < Anglo-French ( Old French deint ( i ) e ) < Latin dignitāt- (stem of dignitās)

Well, hello! We’ve had a little makeover around here. Call it a spring cleaning of sorts, just in time for warmer weather in the Midwest. Wait, who am I kidding? Let’s get real, we’ve got a couple more months of cold weather to endure around here. At any rate, we are excited to show off our manicured website--cleaner, simpler, prettier. Trends move fast in this industry, and we like to keep things fresh and up to date. Be sure to check us out at DaintyObsessions.com. You’ll find a few new features, like being able to purchase back issues. Total bonus! This spring season we are looking forward to a refreshing changes in the industry as well. We are pleasantly observing a shift from the “vintage-country” and leaning more towards clean lines, a real focus on design and an overall more organic celebration. We are loving the modified rustic ideas and seeing the return of glam formal affairs. However, weddings are still holding true to one important element--reflecting your own personal style.  In this issue you will find yourself oohing and awing over 2014’s hot wedding movements. Everything from your Pantone color of the year (can you guess what it is?), to bold hair and makeup looks, to sizzling catering trends your guests will thank you for. I’m particularly in love with this issue’s real weddings. You’ll see a combination of culture, inspiring details, heartfelt love stories, and some gorgeous detail varieties.        Thanks for perusing our spring issue. We hope this finds you well and inspired.

Happy Planning!

valerie sampson managing editor

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Check out the sunlit South Dakota engagement of Nick + Joey.

Swoon over this organic styled shoot lakeside of Bismarck, ND.

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Editor Portrait: Jeff Sampson Photography

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The stunning Judith Kostroski being beautified by the talented Theo Nguyen. Loved working with these two!

Wing Ta of Canary Grey Photography along with Jackie Reisenauer of Munster Rose doing what they do best--creating, directing and styling.

Hanging out with the charismatic Walter of Studio Blu Photography while shooting a high-fashion editorial with model Brit Palmer.

The brilliant Lacey Mae of Lacey Mae Hair & Makeup dolling up model Sarah Jamison for a hair and makeup editorial.

The ladies of Dainty: Kerry, Alana, and Val rocking floral head crowns at the 1st annual DO Your Wedding event.

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Etiquette Megan of Gala by Megan

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exciting moment of a woman’s life to date at that point. And, although you want to shout it from the rooftops and scream it through the streets, there are a few people who deserve that first announcement. First and foremost should be the parents of the bride, followed by the parents of the groom. This is a moment that every girls’ parents anticipate. If they were to find out that anyone else was informed before them, it would be devastating. However, once the parents have had their moment of joy…it’s a free for all! Q : How do I get my guests to RSVP in time? A : It’s always a good idea to set an RSVP

Date at least two weeks before the time you actually need it. This gives those guests that are always running behind a bit of leeway. Once you get closer to the actual time of need, sending out a polite reminder e-mail is a sure way of get an instant response. And, if that doesn’t work, a text or phone call reminder is perfect okay. Q : How can I politely decline being a bridesmaid? A : Being a bridesmaid is a big

responsibility, and not one that we always have the time or the money for. If you feel the need to decline an invitation to be a bridesmaid, there is a polite way of doing so. Let the bride know how excited and happy you are for her and that you can’t wait to share in her special day by attending her wedding as a supportive, loving guest, but at this time you don’t feel you have the time to dedicate (or the funds) to be the proper bridesmaid she deserves. Reinforce your good wishes and, again, tell her how happy you are for her. Q : Is it okay to use mobile devices to upload images during the wedding? A : This is the most important day of

a couple’s life, and assuming the right to upload photos from their wedding without their permission is a big violation of privacy, not to mention that it is the bride’s right to be the first one to share those moments with the public. Take all the pictures you want, and once you see the bride has started to share photos on social media websites, then it is safe to say that you may begin to share yours as well. Be sure they are tasteful and won’t embarrass anyone. However, there are many apps on mobile devices that brides will ask their guests to download and share all photos within that album. When requested by

the bride to participate, this is perfectly acceptable and fun! Q : Can I tell my bridesmaid what kind of bridal shower I want? A : Hinting to your bridesmaids about

the type of shower you want is fine, but requesting a certain type or wanting to be a part of planning it is really taking the fun out of the few things your bridesmaids will get to decide on themselves. If you have chosen bridesmaids who know you well, this shouldn’t be an issue. If not, just sit back and appreciate anything and everything they do to honor you on this occasion. Q : Who is expected to give a toast at the reception? A : It is customary for the bride’s father,

the maid of honor and the best man to give a speech/toast. However, there are many people that are uncomfortable with public speaking. Give a heads up to these people early on in the process that this is something that is typically done and get their feedback on whether or not they are comfortable doing so. This will also give them notice and plenty of time to plan. If not, you will have plenty of time to ask a backup. For instance: mothers, best friends or a close family member.

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Q : Who should be the first to know about my engagement?


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Noticing a trend towards the less traditional while still capturing the essence of a celebration is all the rave right now. There is a drift towards organically personalizing your occasion, and not in a way where a couple does a dessert buffet instead of a cake (gasp!). In a way where brides are scrapping the white gown, serving food family style and doing away with boring centerpieces. This movement is happening right here in the Midwest. So, naturally we looked to local, Midwestern artists to partake in our modern-boho editorial.

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Our first stop was Lisa Hackwith from Hackwith Design House. Her earth toned, handmade garments were fitting for the nonfussy, laid back spirit. The casual and custom-sewn pieces shaped a relaxed appeal. Setting a geometric tone for the event, we looked to Paper Rock Scissor whose detailed stationery, modern fonts and atypical shapes created a modern appeal. Communicating ideas from shapes, forms and associations, Chentell Stiritz of Convivial Production merged symbolic pieces of dinnerware into the family style feast. The gridded, satin, hexagonal patterns brought the table scape to life, giving it a clean and visually stimulating element. Jackie Reisenauer of Munster Rose went abstract. With literally no flowers in the shoot, Reisenauer adorned the scene using cacti, aloe vera, olive branches, bay leaves and ďŹ g trees; foraging an unexpected boho bouquet without interfering with the neutral tones of the concept. Concluding the beauty of modern-boho, Theo Nguyen of The Hair District produced the subtlest hair and makeup for the radiant, Judith Kostroski.Â

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Contact Info

S i o u x F a l l s , S.D. 6 0 5 . 3 3 5 . 1 9 9 9 www.plumscooking.com

Plum’s Cooking Co. With all the million decisions you and your hubby need to make leading up to the nuptials, deciding your wedding registry may be one of the best parts. Plum’s Cooking Co. in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota specialize in an array of top of the line kitchen gadgets, utensils, cooking ware, bowls, cooking classes, and all things useful for your shared household. Meet the experts in the field and see why you should stop in to register. Tell us about Plum’s Cooking Co. and where it all began?

Plum’s Cooking Co. began in Sioux City, Iowa in 1987 as an offshoot of Plum’s Restaurant which was a 3 star eatery open from 1985 to 1993. We started as a deli selling soups, cakes and salads, as well as deli sandwiches to go. Only about 15% of our floor

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At Plum’s, we offer bridal and gift registries--everything from free gift wrap service to knife sharpening.

We sell quality cookware: cutlery, dinnerware, flatware and kitchen tools, gadgets, wine and wine accessories. Small electrics: coffee makers, blenders and juicers. We have scented candles and soaps, as well as engraved salad bowls, glassware, pitchers and carafes are also available at Plum’s and make nice hostess and wedding party gifts.


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Tell us about your cooking classes.

We have a full teaching kitchen at Plum’s and offer classes in several different formats. We have hour-long classes (offered both at noon and 6 p.m.), as well as longer, more involved classes that are two to two-and-a-half hours. Our teachers include a local attorney who is a wine enthusiast and collector, as well as an accomplished cook who excels at French cooking and loves to surprise us with new things. We also have a trained chef who teaches Paleo Lifestyle cooking, healthy eating and cooking skills for kids. In addition, we have a teacher who teaches Southern Indian cooking. One of our teachers has a degree in patisserie and teaches our entertaining classes with a flourish. An Italian teacher is being added as well as our “Farm Food, City Cuisine” teacher. We also offer private cooking classes as team builders for many businesses in the area. Bridal shower classes and private classes can be arranged for 15 or more people also. Have you noticed any trends in the kitchen and cooking department? Particular items people are registering for?

Vitamix and juicers and anything that leads to healthy eating have been popular. Sets of cookware and cutlery (which can be divided up for individual purchase). People seem to be doing quality and looking for things that will last, as opposed to things that will need to be replaced in a year or two. How far in advance should couples start registering for wedding gifts?

Most people register a few months ahead of the wedding unless there are showers earlier than that. It is fine to update every once in awhile with additional items as you think of them. A registry does not need to be done all at once. What are the top 5 things couple’s register for?

• Vitamix 750 • Cherry 5.5 Quart Le Creuset French Oven • Wusthof 8” Cook’s Knife • Kyocera Adjustable Mandoline • Ripple Towels 

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RACHEL & ANDREW C E DA R S H O R E R E S O R T, C H A M B E R L A I N , S O U T H DA KOTA PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUMMER STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew and I met at a graduation party. It was actually the night of my graduation from Creighton University, and instead of spending time with my very best friends from college, I couldn’t stop talking to this handsome, friendly, intelligent guy from Omaha. We kept in touch, talking about our summer travels (he went to Peru and I went to China) and eventually started dating. We dated from a distance for a little over two years before Andrew made the move out to Washington, D.C. to be with me. He proposed the day after Thanksgiving in between winning games for our two favorite teams, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Creighton Bluejays—it was one heck of a great day.

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“My brother helped us design a logo that was on everything from the invites to the website to the chocolates that were sitting at the reception tables when guests arrived.” ^ Rachel

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We both originally hail from the Midwest. We knew that wherever we planned our wedding that our friends would be traveling from all over the country. (Read: 38 states on the guest list). We wanted to have a weekend filled with things we love (like the beautiful Missouri River, cold cocktails, and juicy burgers and fries), but also showed our appreciation for their attendance. Despite growing up in South Dakota, I come from a family of sailors. We loved the idea of a clean, bright, regal pallet of navy, white and camel. We used this to help design everything—while never outwardly nautical, there was certainly an influence on the design. Perhaps the most meaningful and important part of our plans came in the ceremony planning. We got married in the church where my parents were married. Since I grew up Catholic and Andrew’s family is protestant, we wanted to make sure everyone felt included in the ceremony by making a complete program with responses, prayers, music, etc. We also decided to have a choir comprised of some of our good friends. We sang with them in the choir and my brother and sister were cantors—it was really special.

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“Both of Andrew’s parents are ministers. Andrew’s mother helped administer our vows. The whole thing was incredibly meaningful and reflected the inclusive and communal attitude we want to have in our marriage.” ^ Rachel

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C H URC H : S T. J AM E S C AT HO L IC CHU RCH,

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F LOW ERS: P I C K E T FE NC E

V ENUE: C E DAR S H OR E R E S O RT

BR I DE SMAI D JE WE L RY: BAUBLE BAR

CAT ERER: C E DAR S H OR E R E S ORT

D J/ LIG H T ING : DJ J E R

GR O O MS AT TIR E : PERRY E LLIS, ME N S WARE HO USE

CAK E: T H E C AK E L ADY

P H OTO G RA P H Y: S U M M E R S TRE E T P HOTO G RA P HY

H A I R STYL IST: M OL L I E HARMO N ; AFFIN ITY SALO N

INVIT ES A ND W ED D ING STAT IO NERY: DE S I GNE D BY

E VE N T CO O R DIN ATO R/PL ANNER: AMY ECKE RT,

BRID E ; P R I NT E D AT S M ART P R E S S

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ANJU & STEVE J U L I A N E J A M E S P L A C E , F I N L AY S O N , M I N N E S O TA PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON WERTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Steve and I were born and raised on opposite sides of the world (Me: India, He: Minnesota). We wanted our wedding to unite and celebrate both of our backgrounds. Our ceremony combined rituals, cuisines, attire, and traditions in every detail from the decor, attire, ceremonies and music. It was the perfect blend of elements and the people who make up our identity. The wedding and celebration was a night to remember for the rest of our lives.

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CAT ERER: SAVOR I E S (FOR AM E R I C AN B U FFE T) ,

J U LI E T M E NE NDE Z, P R I NT I N G BY B S Q UA RE D

S H O E S : ENZO A NG I OL I NI

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V ENUE: J U LI ANE J AM E S P L ACE

J E WE L RY: A M R A PA L I (IN DIAN JE WE LRY)

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D J/ LIG H T ING : DJ FLOW

E V EN T CO O R DIN ATO R /PL ANNER: BASH CO LLECTIVE

LINEN S/ RENTA LS: M I DWAY R E NTAL

C INEM ATO G RA P H Y: J AK E L A D D

F LOWE R S : BAS H COL L ECTIVE

INVITES A ND W ED D ING STAT IO NERY: DE S I GN BY

P H OTO G RA P H Y: B R ANDON W E RTH P HOTO G RA P HY

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CH Patisserie in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a special place where people gather for European-inspired pastries with a unique elegance all their own. Top Chef Just Desserts Winner & World Pastry Champion Chris Hanmer has created an exciting menu of changing flavors and tastes that will keep you coming back to see what he offers next.

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HAI R & MAKEUP T R EN DS TO R O CK T H IS YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO BLU PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR & MAKEUP LACEY MAE

Lacey Mae kicks up this season’s looks with statement lids, berry and orange hues, bold red lips and high fashion hair, just to name a few. Don’t be shy trying one of these looks for your own wedding bash.

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HAIR Hi g h Fa s hi o n Crown Bra i d

MAKEUP Nu d e Eye, Bri g ht Red L i p

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MAKEUP Dra m atic Sm o key Eye w ith Lashes, Nude Lip

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HAIR Bo h o C h i c Cu r ls , Tw i ste d B a c k on Sid es

MAKEUP Orc h i d L i p s, Ca t Eye w i t h Fla red La sh es

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Wedding Planner & Stylist

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PATRICK & ANDREW S T E I N H A R D T L O D G E , N E B R A S K A C I T Y, N E B R A S K A PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANA DAMEWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

With our families and friends spread across the country, Patrick and I initially had a hard time finding a city to host the wedding and reception. We searched for the perfect combination of rustic and picturesque locations. After an initial visit to Nebraska City we weren’t sold, but as we weighed other options it became the obvious choice. We had the amazing Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farms, but also the wonderful Lied Lodge for people to stay overnight at. The week of, we moved the reception into the Steinhardt Lodge. It was such a “happy accident”—to quote a friend—or more like an amazing accident, as the wedding was a sweltering summer day and the Steinhardt was air conditioned.

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“The Lied Lodge accommodated wonderfully, the food was amazing, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was perfect!” ^ Andrew


Patrick and I are both third generation Italians (Sicilians, actually), however no grandparents are still alive. We wanted to incorporate certain aspects of our heritage, if only hints, to bring alive that history of those that paved the way for us. Patrick wanted family style dining, and thus the food was passed on big, beautiful platters. We served caprese and hearty Italian salads, garlic pepper-rubbed rib-eye, roasted chicken with capers, handmade tortellini, and rustic Italian olive bread. Alongside the cake, we served Italian wedding cookies (Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe) and limoncello (my father made at home). The food definitely took on an Italian flair. Throughout cocktail hour, we served quenching honey bourbon shandies and lemonade. Both were a huge hit in 90 degree, humid weather.

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My good friend, Veronica Valencia, created the bouquets and boutonnieres the night before the wedding. We hand-picked these flowers and others from a local wholesaler three days prior. We found various other floral to supplement. The sprigs placed on the menus, for example, came from my momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backyard. Our great friends created all of the wonderful centerpieces and tied the lavender and yarrow to chairs in the barn. Contrary to what one would assume about a barn on a hot summer day, the ceremony space smelled lovely. The honeybee element showed up not only in Patrick and my boutonnieres, but also in the hair pins the groomsmaids wore. Not only a wonderful symbol of summer in the country, but historically a symbol of royalty and signified immortality, resurrection, diligence and indefatigable effort. A perfect, subtle touch for us to start our lives together.

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S U ITS : S U I T S U PPLY

RENTA LS: NOS TALGI A R E NTALS

V ENUE: H I S TOR I C BAR NS AT A RB O R DAY FA RM S

G R O O MS SHO E S : COL E HAAN

F LOW ERS: W I LLOW & J ADE

REC EP T IO N: S T E I NH AR DT LO D G E

B R IDE SMAI D DR E S SE : AN N TAYLO R

CAT ERER: LI E D LODGE AND CONFE R E NC E C E NT E R

P H OTO G RA P H Y: DANA DAM E WO O D P HOTO G RA P HY

E V EN T CO O R DIN ATO R /PL ANNER: DE SIGN HUN TE RL A

CAKE: C AK E B OX

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CHELSEY & JOHN R O S E B R O O K FA R M , I N D E P E N D E N C E , M I N N E S OTA P H O T O G R A P H Y BY B E L L A V I TA S T U D I O S

John and I met through a close friend of his. In fact, it was one of the very first weekends I lived in Chicago. From then on, his friend and I stayed in touch, and I would run into the two of them together frequently. In the back of my mind, I always thought John was very cute, but … ‘not my type.’ Years later, John came to a going away party for my roommate, and suddenly I realized I liked him. A few months later, I discovered the feeling was mutual. Fast forward to September 2012 in the Douro Valley of Portugal, John asked me to marry him.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not a DIY person. I needed someone who knew what they were doing, had done this before and could help execute our vision. Lizie Anne Weddings did just that and so much more.â&#x20AC;? ^ Chelsey


People rarely believe me when I say this, but I was not the girl who dreamed about my wedding. I really wasn’t. That being said, I have attended many weddings throughout the years, and I knew what I liked. We decided on a barn wedding for two reasons: 1.) We had been to a barn wedding a few years prior, and we both remembered it fondly 2.) We noticed the guests truly ‘let down their hair’ and had a fantastic time in a more casual, outdoor setting. It turns out a lot of people want a barn wedding in September! With a little luck, and a lot of phone calls, we selected little-known Rosebrook Farm in Independence, Minnesota.

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The most important part of the planning was to keep it personal. We did not agree to things simply because it was ‘tradition’ or ‘supposed to do that at a wedding.’ Which meant; no bouquet toss (as a single girl at many weddings, that was always a dreaded portion of the evening for me), no garter toss and no cake cutting. All of these things are perfectly fine, but wasn’t for us. Everything we did at our wedding held a meaning. From the tables with countries we had visited, to the ‘John and Chelsey’ cocktails and even the family style dinner; we wanted our guests to see ‘us’ throughout the day. We made a strong attempt to go with the flow. In the end, it’s your day. It’s only 24 hours. Enjoy it!

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“Everyone will tell you your wedding day will not be perfect. And really (no, really), it’s true. But, very few people will notice. It’s only 24 hours… enjoy every 2 | DO ^ minute.” ^ Chelsey


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FARM TA B LES: R U DY ’ S R U S T I C R E NTALS

T R ANS P ORTAT I ON

B R IDE SMAI D DR E S SE S: KE N N E DY BLUE ; WE DDIN G

L ANT ERNS/ SID E TA B LES: ON S OLI D GR OU ND

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S H O PPE

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LIV E M USIC : M E T R O J AM BA N D

G R O O MS AT TIR E : Z A R A USA, THE TIE BAR

F LOW ERS: AS H LE Y FOX DE S I GNS

C EREM O NY M USIC : LEGACY E N S E M B L E

HA IR S TYL IST: R U E48 SALO N

CAT ERER: C H OW GI R LS

P H OTO G RA P H Y: B E LL A VI TA S TU D IO S

E V EN T CO O R DIN ATO R /PL ANNER: LIZIE AN N E

T RANSP O RTAT IO N: B U T T E R E D TOAS T P R ODU C T I ONS

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Melissa Perkins Cassandra Swann

[ [ [ “Go with your gut on what you like when planning. For instance, there were some people who disliked the dresses I chose for the bridesmaids, but in the end I was so happy I went with them because I felt they were unique and fit my style.”

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[ [ [ “If you’re having an outdoor wedding, plan for the possibility of wind. While we were blessed with a sunny fall day, the Midwest winds were so strong that we had to reconstruct the twig archway we got married under prior to the wedding.”

“My advice to brides would be to not be afraid of texture! Mixing fabrics, textures and even designers can get you the exact outcome you want, making you feel like the bride you want to be! I also never thought that my wedding dress would be a twopiece, but that made it perfect! Be open to different things. It just might lead you to what you really want!”

Photos L to R: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography (Image 1); Chelsey Photography (Image 2); Picturesque Photography (Image 3); Emily Steffan Photography (Image 4).

[ [ [ “Hire amazing vendors. My wedding day was stress free and went wonderfully because I had such amazing vendors. Don’t do anything just because “it’s a tradition;” if it doesn’t speak to you, skip it! And I would say, keep your guests in mind. I was constantly thinking how would it feel to be a guest at this wedding, and I made my decisions accordingly. I know it’s suppose to be the bride’s big day, but I invited 120 other people and wanted them to have their best day, too.”


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Not all barn inspiration must include burlap and mason jars. The restructured concept held at The Barn at Dunvilla was the perfect place to stage our shoot, blending historic detail and modern elements with an English country garden feel. The floral and feminine-inspired invitation set, designed by Lindsay Arneson Creative, have warm, raspberry undertones and a charming mix of romantic script and modern typography. Ranee Nash of Flowers by Ranee truly set the tone for this shoot with her enchanting designs. Using a mix of over 30 types of flowers and a base of greenery from Sprengeri to Bay Leaves, Ranee brought to life an impressive array of texture that created a dreamy touch. We used blooms in shades of lemon yellow, coconut white, candy pink and sky blue in everything from a three-tiered floral chandelier to the cascading bridal bouquet. Our bride’s loose, up-swept hair was styled by Katie Sondreal at ADAE Salon. Katie topped our model bride with a fresh floral headpiece, bringing a sense of sophisticated grace.


That sophistication carried into wedding party attire in a champagne pink, kneelength bridesmaid dress, with laced sleeve detail, custom sewn by Tami Mitterling of Uniquely U by Tami Lu. Our bridesmaid carried a moss-covered clutch overflowing with spring blooms and greens. The groom looked vintagecharming in his gray tux with champagne pink suspenders, bow tie and pocket boutonniere that boasts a 100-year-old garden gate key.

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Design consultant Melanie Michelle of Melanie Michelle Designs gave a nod to the quaint and historic by enhancing with vintage tea boxes, watering cans, a garden wheelbarrow and a tufted silk sofa once used by eccentric socialites in the 1940s. Above the sofa hung a chandelier created from a re-purposed drum shade, old family broaches and jewels suspended with twine. Melanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nostalgic dĂŠcor was the perfect complement to the vibrant, spring-toned floral.


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The exposed wood table featuring a custom-sewn table runner in chenille cotton, was topped with moss-covered candelabras, heirloom handkerchiefs and broaches, grapevine glass and mismatched china. Ending the evening with a colorful dinner, personal chef Cindy Pullen prepared heartwarming entrees. The menu featured a Chicken Pot Pie in Phyllo, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon in Madera Sauce, Whipped Potato and a Mixed Green Salad with Buttercup Squash, Pomegranate, Walnuts and Avocado. With nods to a royal affair and a ladylike color palette, the average country soiree can easily transform into something a bit more elegant for the sophisticated bride.

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Credits ^^^ Bride & Groom Model: AJ AND TAMI HAMPSON Bridesmaid Model: EMILY JEAN JOHNSON Wedding Gown: ALLURE; LEEANN’S BRIDAL Groom’s Attire: ANDERSON’S FORMAL WEAR; LEEANN’S BRIDAL Floral Design: FLOWERS BY RANEE Jewelry: TACORI; ROYAL JEWELERS Hair & Makeup: KATIE SONDREAL; ADAE SALON Personal Chef: CINDY PULLEN OF THE SAUCY CHEF Cake: FANTASIES IN FROSTING Stationery: LINDSAY ARNESON CREATIVE Custom Sewing: UNIQUELY U BY TAMI LU Venue: THE BARN AT DUNVILLA Design Consultant: MELANIE MICHELLE DESIGNS Photography: STUDIO A PHOTO


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what you win: $1,000 Fairy tale Shopping Spree Once upon a time becomes forever when you find the perfect ring with Riddle’s Jewelry. Whether redeemed for your dream wedding rings or timeless treasures for your wedding party, our diamond experts will assist you on your quest.

how to enter: “Like” Dainty Obsessions and Riddle’s Jewelry on Facebook, then e-mail us at giveaway@daintyobsessions.com with your name, wedding date and contact information for your chance to win!

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real wedding

ALEETA & PETE T H E D E P OT, M I N N E A P O L I S , M I N N E S OTA P H OTO G R A P H Y BY PA P E R A N T L E R P H O T O G R A P H Y

Pete and I met in 2008, my sophomore and his junior year of college. I took a trip to Omaha, NE over Christmas break to visit my college roommate, and while I was there I thought I would try to see a friend from high school, Molly. When I went to Molly’s house, this adorable guy opened the door, and that’s when I met Pete. I spent the whole night getting to know him, hearing about his plans to become a dentist, drinking cheap beer and meeting his friends. I had never met anyone like him before and felt like there was something special between us. I told my friend that I met the guy I was going to marry, and even though I was kidding, I totally meant it.

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Our wedding was the most magical day of both of our lives. After being apart for so long (we dated long distance until we both completed school and I moved to Omaha), it was such a celebration to be joined in marriage. We were blessed to be surrounded by many friends and family. I chose the colors of our wedding to be mint, coral and gold. I wanted everything to be simple, classic, fun, and summery. I was inspired to create an atmosphere that upheld both the elegance of tradition and appeal of trend. At the end of the day, the most important thing was that we got married and we threw one heck of a party!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before we were dating, we attended a Jack Johnson concert with a group of friends. Pete and I somehow separated ourselves from the group and made our way to the front row. We were enjoying the music together and he kissed me. From that moment on I was hooked!â&#x20AC;? ^ Aleeta

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D R E S S: T H E WED D I NG SHO PPE

DIST R I C T

STAT IO NERY: E P I TOM E PA P E RS

S HO E S: NOR D S TOM

M AK EUP A RT IST: T I NA DU P R AE ; T H E H AI R DI S T R I C T

C H URC H : OU R L ADY OF VICTO RY CHA P E L , S T.

J E WE L RY: ET SY

EVE NT CO O RD INATO R/ P L A NNER: AM B I E NT E

C AT H E R I NE U NI VE R S I T Y

BR I DE SMAI D DR E S SES: THE WE DDIN G SHO PPE

WE D DI NG + E VE NT P L ANNI NG

V ENUE: T H E DE P OT

BR I DE SMAI D C LUTCH ES: LILL STUDIO

F LOW ERS: M ART H A’ S GAR DE NS

D J/ LIG H T ING : I NS TANT R EQ U E S T D IS C JO CK E Y

BR I DE SMAI D JE WE L RY: CHARMIN G CHARLIE

CAT ERER: T H E DE P OT

E NT E RTAI NM E NT

GR O O MS AT TIR E : M EN’S WE ARHO USE

CAKE: B U T T E R C R E AM

P H OTO G RA P H Y: PAP E R AN TL E R P HOTO G RA P HY

H A I R STYL IST: L AU R IE CHARBO N E AU; THE HAIR

LINENS: LI NE N E FFEC T S

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2014 Food Trends PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF SAMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY F O O D + D R I N K S H O L I D AY I N N C I T Y C E N T R E STYLING DAINTY OBSESSIONS

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SH RINK IT Spaghetti & Meatballs Lose the fork and craft mini meals from classic dishes like spaghetti and meatballs or macaroni and cheese. These dainty culinary morsels will go a long way, while still keeping your guests mingling and satisfied.

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K E E P I T H E ALT HY Lettuce Wraps with Mango & Chicken Appeal to guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lighter sides by including a healthy alternative. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave that token vegetarian entree as the only healthy choice. Refreshing lettuce cups, sushi rolls or Ahi tuna make kind options to those counting their calories.


SE RVE BR EAKFAST Mini Blueberry Pancakes Breakfast is a crowd pleaser, so why reserve these special dishes for the a.m.? Skewer mini pancakes drizzled with a warm blueberry sauce and watch your guests be impressed with your gastronomic palate.


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Honeymoon Destinations

s by Tracy Kirby

Your inaugural aisle walk is quickly approaching. In fact, you are mere moments away from having a partner in crime for life. But once you are pronounced husband and wife amidst fanfare, triumphant trumpets and the release of a dozen white doves, there will be only one thing on your mind... Your getaway. Your honeymoon, where you can really just soak in all that marvelous matrimonial euphoria. Below, we spoke with our go-to travel agencies about two destinations that will allow you to do just that. Now, let’s get you two lovebirds flitting out of town!

PARIS, FRANCE

SAINT THOMAS - U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

The City of Love. The City of Lights. Arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world. A honeymoon in Paris is a no-brainer. Strewn with enchanting parks and gardens for romantic strolls and picnics, boasting cuisine that looks and tastes like a fairy tale where all dreams come true, and all of it covered in a language that sounds like a love song no matter what is being said. The city of Paris lives, breathes, and bleeds all things love throughout its fascinating history.

Bursting forth from the pristine Caribbean Sea, Saint Thomas is a beacon of relaxation and tranquility for all “serenity now” seekers. Part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the 32-square mile island has the feel of distant, tropical paradise with the convenience of being an unincorporated U.S. territory. Meaning, passports are recommended but not required for U.S. citizens, making it all the more convenient for your holiday of love.

Where to Go/Stay: Travel expert Kristina Wolfe at Travel Leaders Sioux Falls recommends staying at the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, mere steps away from the world-famous Louvre Museum, or the Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysses. Both hotels, Kristina adds, are part of the Luxury Select program that

provides VIP amenities like champagne, breakfast, etc. when you book with Travel Leaders! What to Do: There is virtually no limit to the activities and experiences that await you in Paris. The obvious ones: Sharing a kiss under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, relishing in some of the world’s most beautiful art in the Louvre or the Musee d’Orsay, scarfing down a decadent crepe, shopping at the most chic fashion stores in the world, taking a romantic stroll by the picturesque Seine river, and having one of the most amazing meals in your life at one of the many Michelinstarred restaurants. But, beyond the obvious, you simply must experience the mere thrill of taking your spouse’s hand and getting lost in the grand City of Love.

Why Honeymooners Flock Here: Saint Thomas has all the makings for a stress-free, sunshiny honeymoon. The breathtaking island boasts warm, tropical weather year-round and the convenient location and ease of travel is alluring to those that do not have an overabundance of time for their getaway vacation. With its luxurious amenities and conveniences, Saint Thomas is truly a dreamland to laze around soaking up the sun with your dearly beloved. Where to Go/Stay: Travel consultant Denise Hanson of Travel Partners Sioux Falls advocates a stay at the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. Located right on the south coast of the island, the hotel was recently renovated two years ago and has the feel of a brand new world-class resort and

spa. Boasting its own private beach club, dining options and activities, it is entirely possibly to never have to leave the resort! What to Do: The island possesses a bounty of beautiful beaches, golfing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, boating, and a fabulous shopping scene to boot. Denise says that while honeymooners travel to the island primarily to relax and take in the island itself, there is more than enough to do while visiting. “Aside from all the water sports and exploration, the golfing is fantastic and there is duty free shopping, so you don’t pay taxes on your purchases,” Denise says. “Also, Saint Thomas is it is not an overly crazy place like Cancun, there is still some nightlife but not your ‘Spring Break’ type of nightlife, so it really is perfect for a relaxing honeymoon.”

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Sampson.

Why Honeymooners Flock Here: Thomas Jefferson once quipped, “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of Life.” But, as wise as he was, he forgot one thing Paris teaches to all its pupils: Romance. The great capital of France simply exudes romance from sunrise to sunset making it an enchanting sweetheart’s haven for newlyweds and seasoned lovers alike.


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• We’re very well connected in the Travel Industry • 24 Hour Emergency Contact Line (in case you need us while you’re away) • We will get you the best prices available

Travel Partners www.travelpartners.tv info@travelpartners.tv 605-362-6771 5604 W 41st Street Sioux Falls, SD 57106

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Liz + Jake Mortenson

The honeymoon: South Africa - Cape Town, Stellenbosch Wine Region, and Kruger National Park

Take a walk on the wild side of South Africa. Whether you choose to leisurely tour a vineyard, hike the iconic Table Mountain or drive an open game viewer to spot the “Big 5” on a South African safari, your travel options are practically endless. This exotic and romantic destination is precisely what honeymooners Liz and Jake thoughtfully planned and envisioned. “Due to work and school obligations we were unable to honeymoon immediately following our wedding. We took advantage of the ample time to research destinations and decided to go somewhere that would be an adventure. We settled on South Africa, honestly, because it offered the cheapest flight of the “adventurous” places we had looked into,” said Liz.   Packing light with only a few versatile outfits each, the couple began their travels in the dramatic coastal city of Cape Town, South Africa, where they stayed at the Bluegum Hill Guesthouse. A charming bed and breakfast with great views of both the ocean and Table Mountain. They rented a car and spent several days swept away by modern architecture, bustling beaches, intriguing history, and penguin colonies. “It was a bit entertaining (terrifying) to watch Jake drive a stick-shift on the wrong side of the road,” Liz playfully recounted. “We then took a ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years during apartheid. Learning more about the history of apartheid was fascinating and added an extra dimension to our trip. We highly recommend reading into the history before going.”

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Married: September 4, 2011


YOUR HONEYMOON YOUR DESTINATION YOUR DREAMS Professional Travel Consultants can provide: All inclusive customized trips, villa rentals, yachts, private jet, adventure excursions, private transfers, luxur y accommodations

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“Between the drives we lounged by the pool where baboons were visible in nearby trees and went on guided hikes,” ^ liz + jake

Continuing their escape, the pair ventured an hourand-a-half outside of Cape Town, where they spent the next three nights in a hostel and their afternoons relishing in the wine region of Stellenbosch. “After exploring the bustle of Cape Town, it was nice to slow down the pace,” remembered Liz. “We went to Ernie Els Wines, Rust en Vrede Wine Estate and Spier Wine Farm along with a cheetah outreach.”

No trip to Africa is whole without a guided night and day safari in search of the “Big 5”: elephant, lion, leopard, water buffalo, and rhino. Liz and Jake enjoyed their last 5 days in Kruger National Park, where, twice a day at dawn and dusk, they proceeded into the wilderness in an open game viewer. “Between the drives, we lounged by the pool where baboons were visible in nearby trees and went on guided hikes,” said the couple.

() TH E “ MUST” LIST: • Robben Island

(read about Nelson Mandela and apartheid first)

• Hike Table Mountain • A night & day Safari excursion

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www.brandon-express.com mckenzie@brandon-express.com 1103 N Splitrock Blvd Brandon, SD 57005

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Affinity Salon & Boutique Chamberlain, SD 605.234.2334 www.108affinity.com

DJ Jer Events & Lighting Design Sioux Falls, SD 605.360.1102 www.djjer.com

Uniquely U by Tami Lu uniquelyubytamilu@hotmail.com

The French Door Sioux Falls, SD 605.332.8841 www.thefrenchdoorbridal.com

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Fantasies in Frosting Moorhead, MN 218.236.1176 www.fantasiesinfrosting.com Oh My Cupcakes Sioux Falls, SD 605.310.6742 www.ohmycupcakes.com Sugar’s Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Sioux Falls, SD 605.521.1631 www.sugarsbakedgoods.com

catering Icon Lounge & Events Sioux Falls, SD 605.444.4260 www.iconsiouxfalls.com

cinematography AJ Production Co. Midwest 605.354.0364 www.ajproductionco.com Jason R. Jonas Videography Midwest 605.595.7751 www.jasonrjonas.com

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Affinity Salon & Boutique Chamberlain, SD 605.234.2334 www.108affinity.com Belle Touche Salon & Spa Sioux Falls, SD 605.275.6200 www.belletouche.com Grand Falls Casino Resort & Spa Larchwood, IA 712.777.7777 www.grandfallscasinoresort.com

Johnny + Dottie Southern Minnesota & surrounding areas 507.829.1422 www.johnnyanddottie.com

Sanford Women’s ND, SD, & MN 800.932.8758 www.sanfordhealth.org

Melanie Michelle Designs Fargo, ND & surrounding areas 701.306.9995 www.melaniemichelledesigns.com

The Hair District- Uptown Minneapolis, MN 612.355.5250 www.thehairdistrict.com/uptown

Munster Rose Minnesota 612.812.2538 www.munsterrose.com

It Works! National 605.366.8882 www.Janahanisch.myitworks.com

RSVP Event Planning & Style Sioux Falls, SD 605.376.7186 www.sdrsvp.com

Lacey Mae MN & SD 612.720.5641 www.laceymaemakeup.com

Timeless Wedding & Event Rentals Black Hills 605.342.8966 www.timelessweddingandevents.com

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health/beauty ADAE Salon Fargo, ND 701.356.5505 www.adaesalon.com

event styling/ coordinating

Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling Grand Forks, ND 701.317.3255 www.sadiesfloralnd.com

Johnny Carino’s Sioux Falls, SD & Fargo, ND 605.361.7222 701.282.2922 www.carinos.com

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Gala by Megan Sioux Falls, SD 605.988.7465 www.galabymegan.com

cakes/desserts

The Saucy Chef Minnesota Cindy Pullen www.yoursaucychef.blogspot.com

Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling Grand Forks, ND 701.317.3255 www.sadiesfloralnd.com

Pinnacle Productions Midwest 605.376.5716 www.pinnacleprodj.com

CH Patisserie Sioux Falls, SD 605.275.0090 www.chpatisserie.com

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Munster Rose Minnesota 612.812.2538 www.munsterrose.com

Empire Productions Midwest 605.929.2202 www.dj-siouxfalls.com

bridal boutiques

LeeAnn’s Bridal Fargo, ND 701.232.7433 www.leeannesbridalnd.com

Allen Goodroad Band Sioux Falls, SD 605.376.2285 www.goodroadonline.com

Hackwith Design House Online lisa@hackwithdesignhouse.com www.hackwithdesignhouse.com

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floral Bloom Sioux Falls, SD 605.251.3500 www.bloomsiouxfalls.com Flowers by Ranee Fargo, ND & Moorhead, MN 701.640.8877 www.flowersbyranee.com Johnny + Dottie Southern Minnesota & surrounding areas 507.829.1422 www.johnnyanddottie.com

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hotel/lodging Custer State Park Custer, SD 888.875.0001 www.custerresorts.com Grand Falls Casino Resort Larchwood, IA 712.777.7777 www.grandfallscasinoresort.com Holiday Inn Downtown City Centre Sioux Falls, SD 605.339.2000 www.sfcchotel.com Holiday Inn Express & Event Center Brandon, SD 605.582.2901 www.brandon-express.com The Clubhouse Hotel & Suite Sioux Falls, SD 605.361.8700 www.siouxfalls.clubhouseinn.com


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jewelry Bechtold’s Jewelers Sioux Falls, SD 605.332.7151 www.bechtoldjewelry.com Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts Omaha, NE 800.642.4438 www.borsheims.com

Summer Street Photography 952.303.1513 www.summerstreetphotography.com

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Amy Allen Photography 515.447.7938 www.amyallenphoto.com

Finished Vision Photography Sioux Falls, SD 605.838.3634 www.finishedvision.com

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Paperwerks Midwest 605.332.2599 www.paper-werks.com

Katie Lewis Photography 701.893.5782 www.katielewisphotography.com

Paper Rock Scissor Midwest 612.436.0750 www.paperrockscissor.com

Manstrom Photography 701.391.0253 www.manstromphotography.com Studio A Photo 218.234.7269 www.studioaphoto.net Studio Blu Photography 605.275.0337 www.studiobluphotography.com

stationery Lindsay Arneson Creative Midwest 701.219.9986 www.lindsayarnesoncreative.com

Jeff Sampson Photography 605.610.8577 www.jeffreysampson.com

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venues The Barn at Dunvilla Pelican Rapids, MN 612.618.8134 www.thebarnatdunvilla.com

The District Sioux Falls, SD 605.357.7377 www.thedistrictsf.com

World Market Sioux Falls, SD 605.323.1500 www.worldmarket.com

Eric Yerke Photography 319.241.7653 www.ericyerke.com

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Plum’s Cooking Co. Sioux Falls, SD 888.935.1999 www.plumscooking.com

Caiti Jackson Photography 307.685.4408 www.caitijackson.com

Tip Top Tux Midwest 800.831.0902 www.tttux.com

Custer State Park Custer, SD 888.875.0001 www.custerresorts.com

Convivial Production Kansas City, MO 808.283.6041 www.convivialproduction.com

Canary Grey Photography 612.568.5118 www.canarygrey.com

LeeAnn’s Bridal Fargo, ND 701.232.7433 www.leeannesbridalnd.com

Minerva’s Sioux Falls, SD, Rapid City, SD 605.334.0386 www.minervas.net

ABC Rentals Sioux Falls, SD 605.331.3644 www.abcrentalsmidwest.com

photography

tuxedo’s/men’s clothiers Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers Sioux Falls & Rapid City, SD & Fargo, ND 605.361.2619 www.halberstadtsmenswear.com

restaurants

Johnny Carino’s Sioux Falls, SD & Fargo, ND 605.361.7222 701.282.2922 www.carinos.com

Tiro Tiro Online 971.251.0324 www.tirotiro.com

Royal Limo Sioux Falls, SD 605.332.7952 www.sodakroyallimo.com

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The District Sioux Falls, SD 605.357.7377 www.thedistrictsf.com

Royal Jeweler Fargo, ND 701.232.2491 www.royaljewelersfargo.com

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Remax- Celia Hogan South Dakota 605.366.7642 www.celiahogan.com

Plum’s Cooking Co. Sioux Falls, SD 888.935.1999 www.plumscooking.com

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DO happily married John & Stacey Pohlman OCTOBER 13, 1984 1ST LUTHERAN MEMORIAL CHURCH, PIERRE, SD

How did the two of you meet?

We both grew up in Pierre, two years

then

apart, and there everybody kind of knows everybody from the time they’re born. So we don’t know exactly when we met. But we started dating after the Pierre Senior Keg in 1983. We wish we had a better story, but we don’t.

Top 3 things any couple should absolutely know about each other before getting married?

1. The white-hot passion of courtship doesn’t last forever, so you need to know that you are best friends who can be with each other for 24 hours a day for months on end. 2. You need to be able to have fun together doing things that don’t involve drinking or hanging out in bars. 3. Make sure you have the same desires and expectations about life, family, children, careers, the future, etc. beyond just planning your wedding together.

They say the first year of marriage is the hardest. What was yours like and what got you through it?

Our first year was a real adjustment. Stacey got pregnant as soon as we were married and was really sick the whole time, too sick to work. John was working at a TV station, producing no-budget TV commercials. We were living on about $9,600 a year. We lived in an apartment near the Sioux Falls Arena. After we moved out, we found out they were dealing crack out of there. So we had the most humble of humble beginnings. This taught us not to get too caught up in material things. We had nothing but each other for that first year, and that turned out to be a very good thing. What is your most memorable wedding moment?

Even though it was October, it was

pretty warm, almost like summer. Hot and sticky. And there were flies buzzing around us, crawling across the pastor’s face. Just like The Amityville Horror. Not a good omen. Amazing things worked out as well as they did after that. What’s your biggest advice to current planning couples?

Spend lots of time together–24/7 for a long time ahead of the wedding. Make sure you’re good friends and know each other’s odd habits and likes and dislikes so there are no surprises later. Know and like who you’re getting married to long before you say “I do” so you don’t end up wondering who you ended up with. What’s the secret to a successful marriage?

Laugh a lot every day. Make time 120

DO ^

to talk to each other. Understand that your life together is all about gathering experiences and making memories to share. Also, remember that your marriage is way, way bigger than two people--it’s your kids, your families, your friends, your coworkers--there are a lot of folks depending on you having a happy and successful marriage. You can’t just think about yourselves. How do you deal with disagreements?

Sometimes, calmly and diplomatically. Sometimes, loudly and harshly. Ultimately, it’s important for neither of us to insist on always being right. And to remember that every fight needs to end with two apologies. And usually a laugh or two. Do you have children? If so, how does that change a marriage?

We have three daughters: Jennifer,

28; Jordan, 24; and Jaycie, 16. Kids change everything in a marriage. The priorities shift--it’s all about the kids from the moment they show up. That’s when both of us grew up big time. Being good parents and giving our children good lives became the most important part of our partnership, and drove nearly every decision we made together. Almost all of our most wonderful times revolve around experiences we had with the kids. Becoming a family was the best thing that ever happened to us and it continues to be to this day. What was the biggest adjustment to married life?

Really being on our own. We were

together at college in Vermillion, but that wasn’t the same as really working and being on our own. We knew what it was like to be together, but now we suddenly had to live within a budget and get used to a lower standard of living as we started our lives together. The days of being spoiled kids were over, and ultimately, that ended up being good for both of us.

Photos: Courtesy of John & Stacey Pohlman.

now

30 YEARS OF MARRIAGE


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