Navy and Yellow Wedding in South Dakota

Photographer: Jeff Sampson Photography

Event Designer: Mood Signature Events
Venue: Best Western Ramkota Aberdeen
Hair & Makeup: Revive Day Spa
Cake: Mary B's Cakes
Caterer: Minervas Restaurant & Bar
DJ & Lighting: Empire Productions
Dress Designer: Casablanca from Jenni's Bridal Boutique
Flowers: Lily's Floral Design & Gifts
Groom's Attire: Tip Top Tux
Shoe Designer: Vince Camuto
Stationery: Confetti Creative Co.
Veil or Hair Accessories: BHLDN
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue
Flower Girl Dress: J.Crew
Frozen Yogurt: Cherryberry
Jewelry: Anthony Jewelers | Officiant: Father J. Joseph Holzhauser

Read on to hear what the Allie would have done differently!

Even though I believe our wedding was one of the most amazing events in our area to date there are still a few things I wish we would have included in our day. Jordan and I did have a videographer record an engagement video we played at the reception and the videographer also recorded our ceremony but I wish we would have recorded the speeches at our reception. The speeches given by my father, twin sister, little sister, and Jordan's brother are something we do not want to forget. Now looking back upon those moments I wish we would have a video to reflect on such an emotional time and some of the most wonderful and kind words that were said by some of the closest people to us.

Also, I read over and over again on planning websites to make sure that we had a list of "must" photos. Our photographer did have the list and it was followed perfectly but as I found out a bride cannot think of every single detail. Some of our family photos were taken inside of the church. The reasoning for this was because of my 82 year old grandmother (our favorite grandmother ;)). We now look back and realize we wish we would have taken these family photos outdoors (quickly) and then we would have had a nice and natural lit photograph of my side of the family.

It's very difficult to even tell you what I just did because I look back at mine and Jordan's day and know that we are so thankful and happy with the way our day went, start to finish! I do not want to complain or criticize anything/anyone because the amount of work that went into such a large event does not go unnoticed in any aspect of our day!