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Wedding Planners | Serendipitous Events

Your wedding day is right around the corner and you don’t want to forget a thing. We are here to help. Here is a list of a couple of our favorite must-haves to make your wedding day rock!

1. Your Vows: unless you are great at impromptu speaking, make sure you have your vows written and your thoughts together

2. Lingerie: what else makes you feel better than beautiful lingerie… Make sure your favorite lingerie with you on your big day!

3. Ceremony Programs: have all of your wedding ceremony programs written up and ready to go. This will help your guests follow along and learn about you and your special people.

4. Personal Props: decorate with a couple of your favorite props. What describes you and your significant other? Make sure to let that be known on your wedding day.

5. Beauty Sleep: most of all this is the most important. Get your beauty sleep so you are well rested and ready to rock the morning of your wedding! Release the stress and just take an hour to yourself! Before bed is also a great time to write a special note to your significant other to read before walking down the isle!

Loghin Welch | Intern | Serendipitous Events | 605.321.6689

Amazing Storm Wedding Photography | Colleen Niska Photography

With all the crazy storms across the nation this year, some amazing wedding photos are being captured by wedding photographers!  These are just a couple of some that are popping up throughout social media.  Would you dare to brave the storms to create an unforgettable wedding memory?

Amazing Storm Wedding Photography | Dan Thorson Photography

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❤ Wedding Photography: Colleen Niska Photography, Dan Thorson Photography 

July 4th Wedding | The Photography Shoppe

From all of the Sioux Empire Wedding Network Professionals and families… We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day this July 4th!

Photo : The Photography Shoppe


Wedding Chinese Lanterns | Sioux Falls Convention Center

Summer brides may just have the least amount of stress when it comes to planning their wedding reception menu. You may not be having an outdoor wedding or destination warm-weather wedding but allow these options to give you inspiration for the types of food you can serve. Keep your guests tastes in mind but remember that it is okay to choose your own personal favorites and have fun with it. Need ideas? Check out a few of my favorite menus for summer events that are inspired by summer and summer locales.

Candy and dessert buffets have been a big hit for the past year. They have branched out to encompass ice cream bars, cupcake topping bars, brownie buffets, and you name a dessert and someone’s already turned it into a buffet! A Fruit and Veggie bar goes beyond that standard round veggie tray and offers your guest delicious treats. This would be a refreshing feast on a hot summer day!

Wedding Cupcake Bar | Sioux Falls Convention Center

One of my favorite summer reception menus is inspired by the Hamptons, a seafood smorgasbord. Beach weddings are a perfect setting for a clam or lobster bake, but just because you are not having your wedding in the Hamptons or on the beach doesn’t mean you cannot do this unique menu as well. Fry up some fish and offer your guests a raw bar of steamed oysters, clams, and shrimp.

Last but not least is the summer barbecue. This menu involves honey barbecued ribs, fried chicken, some mashed taters and homemade macaroni and cheese. Roast corn on the cob on easy to handle sticks and have a little fun with appetizers trays full of sliders and mini cups of ketchup and fries. Keeping with your finger food theme -add in some mini apple pies and you have an appetizing all American backyard BBQ menu.  And…don’t forget the personalized napkins for these messy finger foods.

Wedding BBQ | Sioux Falls Convention Center

All of these summer menus allow you to really play off of them by adding brown paper sack table runners for the Hamptons’ seafood smorgasbord menu. End your evening outside under the stars with sparklers and Chinese lanterns sending you off from your All-American backyard BBQ menu.

Here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, we have professional and experienced catering team who can be an great resource if you have a menu idea but don’t know where to start with menu items and options.  Please give me a call today, and it would be my pleasure to help you get started on planning a unique menu that reminds you of summer and your favorite summer locales!

Sarah Maag | Sales Manager | 605-367-4154 | Sioux Falls Convention Center

Come Visit the Sioux Falls Convention Center Team at the upcoming Sioux Empire Wedding Showcase  on November 9th, 2014 from 12 to 3pm.  Pre-register by visiting here.

Sioux Falls Wedding Planners | Serendipitous Events

Your wedding day should be for you to enjoy and relax, not having to worry about a thing! Why hire an wedding planner? A planner will help you prioritize every aspect of your wedding knowing what is most valuable for you and your signature style. We take the stress away from you by coordinating meetings and making sure everything runs smoothly throughout the whole process. At Serendipitous Events, we have over 15 years of event planning experiences so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride knowing YOU are in great hands. A planner will help you find vendors that fit your personal budget. After that we will work with them on the details of your special day. It’s our job to know the best in the business. A planner’s vendor relationship will make your celebration the perfect affair! Hiring an event planner for your special day allow you to feel like a guest at your own party! As a planner, we will have all the behind-the-scenes chaos under control.

As your planner, we value your opinion and we promise to treat your budget like it is our own. Our goal is always for you to walk away from your wedding knowing that you have enjoyed yourself. We your planner, our goal is to take your event, your ideas, your vision and to make it into a reality. We want you to feel safe in vendor meeting, knowing we are there keeping your budget and style in check. At Serendipitous Events, it is extremely important that we earn your trust.

Sioux Falls Wedding Planners | Serendipitous Events

Stress Free Tips:

1. Start a journal; minimize stress from body onto paper.

2. Call home. They will help you feel loved and sane.

3. Date nights. Take breaks, relax, and have a good time.

Loghin Welch | Intern | Serendipitous Events | 605.321.6689

Sioux Falls Wedding Planners | Serendipitous Events


Sioux Falls Wedding Photographers | Studio Blu Photography

Sometimes wedding professionals get asked to be involved in a wedding that is really outside of the box.  Kyli and Chris planned an engagement party and invited all of their closest friends and family.  What nobody knew was that they had a secret ceremony planned!  The surprise went off without a hitch.  Studio Blu Photography captured it all.  Check it out and enjoy!

Sioux Falls Wedding Photographers | Studio Blu Photography Sioux Falls Wedding Photographers | Studio Blu Photography

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Reception Venue: Icon Event Hall + Lounge, Photography and Video: Studio Blu Photography, Photo Booth: Linus Blu. Wedding DJ: DJ Kor, Hair and Makeup: Platinum Imagination Hair and Makeup 

Cotton Candy Martini | Wedding Planning | Sioux Falls Convention Center

Many of you may not know that the Sioux Falls Convention Center and the Sioux Falls Arena and the soon to be Denny Sanford Premier Event Center are all managed by the same company and have the same food and beverage provider. With that being said the Sioux Falls Convention Center has access to all of those yummy “treats” that you pick up when going to a concert or sporting event. So when thinking about what to blog about I started to think of how you can take all these delicious snacks and make them upscale and bring them to your Wedding Reception. One of my favorite “sweets” when attending a game is Cotton Candy…so why not take cotton candy and add it to a drink. There are several trendy restaurants that are creating this exact thing a “Cotton Candy Martini.” So why not let us spin some Cotton Candy (in your wedding color of course) in front of your guests, making it interactive and fun; then we will serve it in a martini glass and hand it off to our bartender who will pour the liquor concoction over the Cotton Candy. When the martini is being poured over the cotton candy it dissolves instantly and leaves you with a delicious martini in your wedding color. What a fun presentation that would be!

Another one of my personal favorite snacks when attending an Arena event is popcorn. We have discussed the idea of a popcorn bar in the past but I will touch on it again showing how to take make this an upscale add on to your event. Yes, a bar of different flavored popcorn would be the easy way to achieve this. But why not add a few others of our favorites to your popcorn bar to make it a really fancy treat. Some of my favorite mixes to popcorn are Hot Tamales, Junior Mints and even Reece’s pieces. And last but not least is Ice Cream…you may wonder how can you upgrade the traditional ice cream cone? My first idea is to take an ice cream cone and dip it into white or milk chocolate and simply add your favorite flavor…but wouldn’t it be fun to make this an interactive experience. With the help of a Chef at the Sioux Falls Convention Center you could select a cone, pick your chocolate flavor, our Chef will hand dip you cone and next, this part is my favorite, why not hand roll it into crushed candies or nuts, YUM…then top it off with your Ice Cream flavor of choice. If you are planning your Wedding Reception and your fiancée and yourself are avid spectators of arena event and love the arena cuisine. Why not call the Sioux Falls Convention Center where our staff knows how to upgrade any of your favorite Arena treats.

Sarah Maag | Sales Manager | 605-367-4154 | Sioux Falls Convention Center

Come Visit the Sioux Falls Convention Center Team at the upcoming Sioux Empire Wedding Showcase  on November 9th, 2014 from 12 to 3pm.  Pre-register by visiting here.