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Priceless Events and Weddings

Sioux Empire Wedding Network would like to welcome our newest wedding professional, Sioux Falls wedding planning company, Priceless Events and Weddings!

Priceless Events and Weddings

Courtney Thorpe is like most girls that have envisioned their wedding many, many times over the course of their life.  Not only has she had the opportunity to plan her own special day, she’s had the privilege of helping other couples plan their special day!

Courtney has been planning, organizing and decorating events for 9 years now, and can’t imagine doing anything different.

Contact Priceless Events and Weddings today for more information by Visiting Here!

Priceless Events and Weddings

JP Denmark | Wedding Reception Venue

Sioux Empire Wedding Network would like to welcome our newest wedding professional, Sioux Falls wedding reception venue, JP Denmark!

JP Denmark Resort | Wedding Reception Venue
Celebrate your wedding day at JP Denmark’s one-of-a-kind retreat. Their beautiful
new facility, located just 40 miles from Sioux Falls, SD, will impress your guests
and will add a unique taste of country charm to your day.
Their Amenities:
• 40 acres of land with a large pond, perfect for outdoor photos.
• An 8000 ft2 banquet hall with roll-up glass doors.
• Seating for 300+ guests.
• A wrap-around patio and deck overlooking
the pond.
• A covered gazebo with patio access.
• A full-service bar.
• A semi-commercial kitchen.
• A recreational area with a big screen TV, darts and a pool table.
• 16 rooms with a sleeping capacity of 92. (DISH Network in every room and kitchenettes in 6 rooms.)
JP Denmark | Wedding Reception Venue
JP Denmark | Wedding Reception Venue

B Photography | Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer

Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer Bethany Buitenbos has some amazing advice for you for a stress free process…

You’re engaged! Yay! Now here is a checklist of 8352 things you “must do”, “gotta have”, and “don’t forget”. It can all be a little dizzying at first and you don’t know what source to trust. A list from Pinterest, your friend’s sister’s cousin, your friends. I’m going to yell it from the mountain tops and I don’t care who knows it. Your wedding doesn’t “have to” be anything. Mind blowing right?

B Photography | Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer

But before you wade too far out into the seemingly treacherous water of planning a wedding, know that there are those out there to help you, should you need some of that reassuring advice. Here’s some advice from myself, a wedding photographer about wedding photography and how to find the best one to capture your day!

B Photography | Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer

If you’re looking for the “top 25 questions to ask your wedding photographer”, this isn’t the post for you. I’m talking from start to finish, the simple way to find YOUR photographer for your memories.

1. Find someone who’s photos make you wanna see more. If you can look at a photographer’s portfolio and see the wedding your envisioning fitting right in, or want a wedding photo that isn’t even yours blown up on a huge canvas in your living room, you’ve found the style of photographer you like. There are a multitude of styles in the photography world. Clean and bright, A film look, a darker moodier look, a mixture of all three, classic portraiture and more.

2. Actually talk to and like the person behind the camera. You’re going to be spending at least 12 hours straight with the person behind the camera, they’re going to be directing you, you’ll feel awkward in front of the camera, and you are gonna have to kiss in front of this person….a lot. So. Don’t you want to like them even just a little? The biggest thing that will make or break a wedding day is how well the bride and groom click with their photographer. Once you’re on that same wave length, magic can happen, I swear to you. But if everyone is feeling just a bit awkward and the personalities are just clashing away, then it might just not be a good fit. This can happen even if you just LOVE their photos, and that really stinks sometimes, but you ultimately have to have someone you can stand to be around for at least 1 full day, all day.

B Photography | Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer

3. Focus on the questions that DO matter. Don’t ask what equipment they have or if they shoot jpeg or raw. Those things don’t matter. If you like their final images that you see in their portfolio, it doesn’t matter what their level of equipment is. I could tell you I shoot with a Canon 9C Jon iii, with a 38cm lens and most wouldn’t know the difference. What does matter is seeing a full wedding day. Ask to see a gallery of a day from start to finish to make sure the work you love on their website is carried throughout the day. You will find some photographers who have very strong bride + groom shots, but lack in details and low light receptions. If these are important to you, you wouldn’t have known that until after you booked and were delivered your wedding photos.

4. Collection Breakdown What comes in the wedding collections that are being offered to you, and what is important to you? Do you want all the digital files, ability to print where you wish, canvases to decorate your house or maybe a gorgeous leather album to showcase and treasure for years to come? These are important things to ask your photographer. Collections between photographers can vary quite a bit as well, so make sure you are looking into these and really deciding what is important to you. Always remember, that when asking about digital files and printing with your photographer that you are asking for a print release, not a copyright release. A print release will allow you to have copies of your photos and print where you wish. It is also important for those on a budget to look ahead and see what is included in coverage and what you will have to budget for later, should you be looking into buying digital images, prints or products.

B Photography | Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer

5. Confirm details If you’re working with a company that has multiple shooters, confirm who will be shooting your wedding and ask to see their work alone. If you are working with someone who runs their own small business, you already know who is shooting your wedding! Also ask about turnaround time after the wedding. This can vary largely from photographer to photographer. The average turnaround time after a wedding is typically 4-10 weeks; if you are getting married during a busier time of year such as June or September & October, you should expect it to fall towards the end of that spectrum. Also, confirm approximately how many photos you’ll receive based on the hours of coverage you are looking at. You’ll find that if you have one shooter and 8 hours of coverage you will have a lot less photos to select from than if you do a full day with 2 photographers.

6. An investment for the future We have all seen the posts on social media asking for recommendations for wedding vendors that “don’t cost an arm and a leg”. Well I only charge a kneecap, so I must be the right fit for you. While you may think the price tag that comes with many wedding photographers as shocking, don’t forget you’re hiring someone who is going get to know you beforehand, spend a few hours with you for engagement photos to announce your beautiful wedding, to spend all day with you, helping you stay on schedule, help coordinate your day, all while capturing memories for you to share with your current AND future friends and family. I’ve done it all on a wedding day: held a jacket over a bride in a complete downpour, learned to French bustle the dress, sewn a tear in a dress, and jumped up and down like a monkey to get the ring bearer to smile for just one photo. You’re hiring someone who can not only capture the day as it is happening, but orchestrate even more beautiful moments that are frozen in time. Realistically, we all know that there is a budget that has to be adhered to; talk to your photographer about doing a payment plan. Most will be willing to work with you and not expect the wedding payment as a one large charge.

B Photography | Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer

7. Trust After you’ve signed the contract and you’ve finally taken a breath at having another item checked off the long list of to do’s, just remember to trust your photographer. They will be there with you to answer your questions, even if you think it is a dumb question. They want to be there with you to capture every moment of your love story, so the more you communicate with them, the better your connection will be. If you want to send them a few photos that you have found and loved from the internet that’s great, so that they can get a sense of what you’re looking for exactly, but try not to ask them to replicate another photographer’s image. Remember that you’ve hired them because you’ve seen their work, drooled, fallen into deep like with their personality and entrusted them with your memories. Don’t worry, they’ve got your back, front and every flattering angle you can think of.

Contact B Photography today for more information by Visiting Here!

Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer | B Photography


Sioux Empire Wedding Network would like to welcome our newest wedding professional, Sioux Falls wedding reception venue, The History Club of Sioux Falls!

The History Club of Sioux Falls is dedicated to the historic preservation of its clubhouse and historic archives and to the continuation of its community involvement through charitable, educational, and social purposes.

This is a wonderful venue for special occasion rentals – weddings, baby showers, company retreats, recitals, family reunions, and more. Whether you are planning a sit-down dinner, a casual gathering or cocktail party, The Clubhouse can accommodate your event.

This venue features the following:

A 250 square foot furnished front parlor and coat room

A serving kitchen that includes: refrigerator, range, microwave and sink

A 1,410 square foot auditorium with a 470 square foot stage.

Ability to seat 100 guests at tables or 200 guests theater-style seating

Access to 100 white folding chairs, 5 banquet tables, and 10 round tables.

Use of a grand piano at your leisure

The Clubhouse is an historical building in downtown Sioux Falls with parking along both sides of Phillips Avenue.

Contact The History Club of Sioux Falls today for more information by Visiting Here!

Sioux Falls Bridal Show | Convention Center

Sioux Falls and Surrounding area Brides to be!  Sunday, February 19th, 2017 is the LAST Big Bridal Show of until the FALL SEASON!  The Sioux Empire Wedding Showcase from noon to 3pm at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.  We would LOVE to have you! 

The Sioux Empire Wedding Showcase is a South Dakota Premier one of a kind bridal event that provides a unique opportunity for brides and grooms to meet some of the premier Wedding Professionals in the Sioux Empire for your wedding day!  

One Lucky Bride will WIN $1,000 towards her wedding professionals! There will also be over $1,000’s in gift certificates and prizes given throughout the showcase door prize drawings!

There will live hair and makeup demos by Angelique from Platinum Imagination Hair and Makeup! We will provide delicious breakfast muffins from Taylor’d Cakes while you are inspired!



Sioux Falls Bridal Show | Convention Center

Sign up today by CLICKING HERE to Pre-Register and for a second chance at winning one of the many prizes!

(If you “LIKE” and “SHARE” this on your Facebook page, you will get an additional entry  into the drawing automatically for everyday you do this! Use the buttons below!)

Pre-register early! Enjoy the video that Jason R Jonas Cinematography put together from our last showcase!

Sponsored by: Sioux Falls Convention Center, Energy Event Group, The Flower Mill, Celebrity China, Bridal Gallery, Halberstadt’s Mens Wear, Taylor’d Cakes, Platinum Imagination Hair and Makeup and Simply Devine Weddings and Events.

Just in case you missed some of the fun at the Sioux Empire Wedding Network Showcase on November 13th at Sioux Falls Convention Center… Here’s a little recap from Energy Event Group team! We would like to thank all the brides and everyone that attended with them and also to all the amazing wedding vendors for sharing this day with the them! Mark your calendars! Our next BIG Winter Wedding Showcase is February 19th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center! This is an exclusive boutique styled wedding showcase and will feature some of the BEST wedding professionals in the Sioux Empire!!

Don’t forget to pre-register today! LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT your wedding date for a change at FREE tickets!

Pre-Register here: Click Here!

There will live hair and makeup demos by Platinum Imagination Hair and Makeup! We will provide delicious breakfast muffins from Taylor’d Cakeswhile you are inspired!

Sponsored by The Flower Mill – Sioux Falls, Bridal Gallery Sioux Falls, Celebrity China, Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers, Simply Devine Weddings and Events, Taylor’d Cakes, Platinum Imagination Hair and Makeup, Sioux Falls Convention Center and Energy Event Group.

3 Cord Weddings

Sioux Empire Wedding Network would like to welcome our newest wedding professional, Sioux Falls wedding DJ and Photography company, 3 Cord Weddings!

They’re not just as a DJ and Photographer, but as husband and wife team! They specialize in weddings, and with their unique understanding of wedding reception and wedding photography, they know how to work together to make your wedding come together perfectly.

Contact 3 Cord Weddings today for more information by Visiting Here!

3 Cord Weddings