Ashley and Dale have been waiting their whole lives for this moment. Picture this if you will. A beautiful sunny June Saturday afternoon in a lush green setting at Camden State Park just outside Marshall MN. A stunning bride and her fiance sharing their vows as their friends and family look upon the officient as he marries two sweethearts. The light breeze is cooling and comforting as the piano plays and two vocalists sing a wonderful melody much to the delight of our newlyweds family and friends. This is the start of something great!
The ceremony was perfect with special touches and a well delivered sermon by Pastor Kelly Wasberg. The Pianist Julie, and soloist Jill, provided a great accompaniment for the processional, recessional, and the rest of the ceremony as well. With the ceremony finished the guests were ushered out by Troy and Ashley and one by one made their short trek to the Marshall Golf Course for the evenings reception.
Upon arrival to the reception facility the guests were treated to two different punches, a chocolate fountain, and an abundance of love from the guests for our celebrities of the evening. The bridal party arrived alittle after the guests and were treated with a huge round of applause, cheers, and treated to a few fist pumps from the groomsman and dance moves from the bridesmaids as well! The Dales were last to be introduced and with a standing ovation none the less, the evening was staged for a great time!
The dinner followed a blessing from Troy and a heartfelt thank you to those in attendance for sharing their special day with them. For dinner the guests were treated to a pasta buffet featuring both red and white sauces, grilled chicken, HUGE meatballs, linguine and cheese ravioli complete with fresh parmesan cheese, garlic bread and salad served family style before dismissal. Needless to say the guests were well fed, and the food was simply great!
Following the meal Andrea, our maid of honor, gave a great speech as well as Craig our best man, followed by the father of the bride Tom who shared a story about our bride being her favorite daughter (his only) and his new favorite son in law! It was clearly apparent to one and all that there was alot of love for our newlyweds and they were excited about the fun and dancing that would happen later.
The tables were cleared swiftly and the first dances were shared between Ashely and Troy, Ashley and her Dad, and Troy and his lovely mother Deb. Following the formal dances we invited one and all to share a slow dance with their significant others and migrated into some great dance music that guests enjoyed until the reception winded down at midnight. Some great moments of the dance were when Troy and our ring bearer Keiton broke out in Will Smiths’ “Hitch” style breakdown of dance moves with our groom being a distant runner up.. Not to be outdone, the best man Craig invited his brother to share a surprise dance to Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy!
This was one amazing celebration and we were very honored to be a part of both the ceremony and the celebration for Troy and Ashley! We wish you the very very best with wherever the road may lead you! We certainly hope to see you in the future at some of your friends weddings next summer!
On Saturday, June 23rd, Chad and Karla decided to exchange vows and become husband and wife. The wedding was held in George, Iowa with
their reception at the Eagles Club in Sheldon, Iowa. Upon their guests arrival the room was decorated in beautiful purple uplighting and the bride and grooms name above their head table.
The cocktail hour began at 5:00pm, and the bridal party introductions were at 6pm. They made their grand entrance to “Let’s Get Rocked”, by Def Leppard; and everyone’s full attention was on the bridal party dancing up to the head table, to crowd applause, cheering for Mr. and Mrs. Chad and Karla Haunsmann!!!
Dinner was served shortly after the bridal party arrived and was catered by 2 local favorites, Bob and Hazel, from Dairy Dandy. They served town favorites… Broasted chicken, coleslaw, macaroni salad, broasted potatoes, and rolls. The food was plentiful and the cake cutting followed toasts from the bridal party.
By this point i the evening everyone was ready to dance the night away. We began with Chad and Karla dancing to “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon. As they shared their first dances we provided a starry ceiling and a water projection for them to dance on and under. From what you can see in the pictures it creating a stunning impression.
With the stage set for a great time the dance floor was now open. We had a great time with everyone dancing and everyone requesting a wide variety of songs and the traditional garter auction and dollar dance.
We want to thank Chad and Karla for allowing Pinnacle Productions to be part of your wedding day. I also want to mention the Eagles Club; Julie the manager was AMAZING to work with. She was flexible and was always making sure we had enough power and everything was in order.
CONGRATS MR. AND MRS. HAUNSMANN
Jesse and Dessie Neyens chose Saturday, June 9th to exchange their
wedding vows with a beautiful outdoor ceremony at McKennan Park. The
photographer, Chad Phillips was able to capture some amazing photos and we were able to provide the bride and groom with flawless sound to capture every vow to the delight of their family and friends.
The reception followed at Chef Dominiques in downtown Sioux Falls where we washed the couples favorite shade of green behind the head table to enhance the elegant affair. The food was stupendous (as you can expect) and the guests were more than happy to indulge in the delectable dinner followed by dessert to energize the crowd and prepare for dancing.
The dance began with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Neyens dancing to “Feels Like
Home”, by Chantal Kreviazuk. The whole night the family and friends
enjoyed a wide variety of music from all decades and genre of music.
A big THANKS to Chad Phillips and Chef Dominique and all his staff.
Together we were able to make Jesse and Dessie’s night everything they
June 9th, 2012 Jason and Amy shared their vows to united them in holy matrimony in Hartford SD at St George’s Catholic church. Their wedding reception was right next door where 400 of their closest friends and family welcomed this new chapter in their young lives with food, family, and fun!
Little touches like the Candy Bar, 4 different flavors of cake, roast beef and chicken, and late night snacks made sure everyone had plenty to indulge in. The room was beautiful as well with an elevated head table with our amazing uplighting to match the bride and grooms chosen colors as well.
When it was time to give the speeches we had two absolute gems! Jason’s best man Kurt gave a great speech about the initial stages of Jason and Amys “relationship” and how Jason was attracted to the beautiful bride more about statistics (She average 10.2 ppg, 5.2 rbg off the bench at Augie as a TRUE Freshman) than most suitors and that Kurt and Jason’s well deserved reputation for a “bromance”
Not to be outdone Amy’s sister and maid of honor Sara gave a great recount of all Jason’s accomplishments including his ability to name every MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and college players Name, Number, Averages, Age, and what their last birthday mean was.. Also he’s fluent in all languages and 3 that only he knows. All was going well until Sara couldn’t read the rest of the speech, because she couldn’t read Jason’s handwriting
The dance portion began with Jason and Amy sharing their first dance to Jason Mraz’s new songs “I Won’t Give Up”, followed by Amy and her Dad Dave, and Jason’s dance with his mom, Sheila. We shared the traditional chicken dance, dollar dance, and groomsman Dusty helped with the garter auction as well.
The dance floor was packed with awesome requestes from young and old and a couple special songs for Grandma and Grandpa Puthoff (Crystal Chandeliers by Charlie Pride & Beer Barrell Polka)!
It was great to work with Jason and Amy and it was a pleasure to meet all the family and friends who helped make this an amazing celebration! Also Thank you to Grandma Puthoff for saving yours truly a handmade batch of strawberry rhubarb jelly It’s a personal favorite and I’ll be happy to “Spread the Love” just like the label says…
Saturday June 2nd Pinnacle Productions was honored to provide entertainment at the beautiful Marshall MN Wedding Venue The Landmark Bistro for John and Laura. The room was appointed with beautiful fresh flowers, a warm natural sunlight flooded the space and greeted the friends and family to the festivities.
We did an informal introduction followed by toasts from our best man DeVitte and our maid of honor Jen. Laura’s father Mike provided a warm welcome to the evening and John’s dad Randy gave some wisdom and sage advice to our couple before dinner as well.
The plated dinner was a choice between a succulent steak entree or chicken with garlic smashed reds, and green beans paired with a delicious apothic red wine, or chardonnay to finish. For the dessert our guests were treated to a small brownie sunday with a chipolte chocolate sauce that was sweet, spicy, and downright divine was to finish the meal.
The formal dances started around 8 with a beautiful first dance for our newlyweds, Laura and her dad, and John and his mom Karen each shared a special dance. And then…. Open Dance floor….. PACKED from first song to the very end with a very eclectic mix of music from all genres!
A huge shout out to the bridal planner Lisa from Simply Fabulous http://www.simplyfabeventdesign.blogspot.com/ for her assistance in making this a stress free event for myself and the entire bridal party dream team! We’re also looking forward to some beautiful images from the talented twin cities area photographer Tasha Herrgott http://www.redbirdhills.com/about/.
Last but not least, to John and Laura… You were a sincere blast to visit with and get to know in the weeks leading up to your celebration and I certainly hope you had as much fun as we did making your dance a truly memorable one! Thanks for your confidence in our abilities, and thank you for allowing us the privilege to work with you two!
Sioux Falls Wedding Dj’s Pinnacle Productions Recaps John and Jenae’s Monday Memorial Day Wedding Celebration
Memorial day is a day to give thanks and surround yourself with family and friends, and John and Jenae Hommes decided that was the PERFECT day for them to start the next chapter of their lives. Their wedding was held in Rock Rapids IA with a beautiful reception at the Luverne MN Wedding Venue, Blue Mound Event Center where the guests were treated to an evening of family, fun, and fellowship.
A baked potato bar was assembled with guests choosing 10′s of fresh ingredients to concoct the perfect dinner with cheese, bacon, sour cream and more! These were the biggest spuds I’ve EVER seen! After the meal and the cake cutting the best man and maid of honor gave some humorous wisdom and heartfelt compliments to our guests of honor and the dance portion of the night was about to begin.
Jenae made a slideshow for each the bride & groom, the father & daughter, and groom & his mom to dance and view making for a very special set of formal dances. But once the formals were over, we were concerned that most people would leave (it was Memorial Day Monday after all and most people worked the next day). To my pleasure we rocked the dance floor from 7-11 with no less than 50 people there all night long!
Jenae and John, thank you for allowing me to perform for you and your guests! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all and we wish the very best for the two of you in your future!
Last night we had the honor of entertaining in Mitchel SD for a wedding dance for Tomi Jean and Dusty Kusser. Only one word that comes to mind to describe this dance is “party”. From the first dance to the very last song our dance floor was packed with family and friends all in the mood to have a great time.
Typically we don’t do just dances, we typically perform everything for our couples including the introductions, toasts, etc. But even though we had 4 hours I felt stressed for time for the reason of time going by so fast and trying to get all of their requested songs in. Time really does fly when your having fun and thats exactly what happened. The Bonnichson family and crew were not short of requests and dancers as they made sure to keep people on the floor and in good spirits.
I want to throw out a special thanks to the parents of the groom. Rod and Janet Kusser were so fun-loving and easy to talk to that it really put me on ease and made my job that much more fun and easy. Thank you so much Tomi and Dusty! Couples like you are the reason we love to do what we do! I couldn’t have asked for a better night or a better bunch of people!
Andy and Kelli Kappenman celebrated with their closest friends and family at their wedding celebration at the beautiful Dell Rapids Wedding Venue Old 77 Ballroom. The happy couple were introduced to a raucous ovation with a few fist pumps, the notorious sprinkler, and a huge smile from everyone, most notably from the parents of our happy couple!
The reception had several personal touches for both the bride and the groom. The bride’s lovely sister personally made 100′s of cupcakes in four very delicious flavors, the family did an awesome job with the decor, and the speeches were funny and full of love and happiness for Andy and Kelli.
Shelly and Dean & the amazing staff at the Old 77 Ballroom prepared a feast for those lucky enough to partake in the food and fellowship. Chicken and beef were served with the traditional potatoes, vegetables, and needless to say everyone got PLENTY to eat! The food was simply delicious and there were several compliments shared throughout the night! Kudos
The best speech was from the father of the bride who did his very best to try to convert the unfortunate Cowboys fan (his new son in law) from the darkside to see the glorious purple and gold of his (and my) beloved Minnesota Vikings… After his speech was finished I took the liberty to play the “Skol Vikings” theme song. Andy’s laughter was greeted with applause and unfortunately team affiliations couldn’t be sacrificed… YET…
The dance was simply amazing! From the first song of the evening to the last song of the night, there were young and old participating and having a blast! We did the traditional dollar dances, garter toss, and some fun crowd participation songs, but the highlight of the evening was watching Andy and Kelli celebrate this beautiful day with those they love!
Thank you for allowing us the honor of performing for your perfect day!
***** Testimonial below from our Andy and Kelli *********
I had so people tell my how impressed they were with the music and the dance. I loved how you interacted with us throughout the night. My favorite was when you played the Vikings’ songs…Andy got a kick out of that (since he is a Cowboys fan). You played a huge part in making my reception a great time. I got so many comments from my family and friends saying this is one of the best receptions they have been too! You also knew what to play and that keep people out on the dance floor all night!! I also liked how organized your online service for how things would flow with times and song requests for particular dances. Thank you so much!
Andy and Kellie Kappenman
Sioux Falls Wedding Dj’s Pinnacle Productions Recap Angela and Jonathon’s informal wedding celebration
This last weekend (Saturday June 2nd) Pinnacle Productions and myself (Kellen) had the opportunity to provide entertainment and Master of Ceremonies for be the “MC” for Angela and Adam Kiffen’s wedding. This informal style dance/reception was held at the Westward Ho Country Club in Sioux Falls.
When I was first informed the evening would be “informal” you get a natural feeling of uncomfortableness not being sure of how well the evening would “flow” and what was in store for the friends and family and of course for the entertainer as well! I was pleasantly suprised when this style was turning out to be a big hit. Instead of having a head table and eveyone eating supper before the dance, they to go from their bridal party introductions straight into their 1st dances.
After the first dance was finished we opened the dance floor to everyone to participate at their leisure and comfort level. Food was served shortly there after with a fun unique way of serving the meal. Their were a few stations of build it yourself items which was really convenient. The mashed potato bar was a personal favorite with different “toppings” to mix and add but the meal in whole was awesome.
While music was playing, family and friends were able to eat, mingle or dance if they felt so inclined. Even though the bride and groom did not want any of the traditional cliche wedding dances i.e. chicken dance/hokey pokey/YMCA we still all had a great time with their closest family and friends. Our honored couple were an absolute delight to chat with and work for. Thank you very much for allowing Pinnacle Productions the honor to work with you for your entertainment needs!!
Great Bear is typically synonymous with winter wonderland, skiing, and hot chocolate.. In the Winter anyway! But Mark and Amelia decided that the picturesque green turf and beautiful mature trees were a perfect backdrop for an early summer wedding celebration. What a celebration it was! The skie’s were intermittently showering the awaiting guests before the ceremony itself started but parted long enough to have a beautiful message for our newlyweds..
Mark and Amelia and their closest family and friends gathered inside for food, fellowship and fun! With guests traveling from all over the united states and looking forward to a great evening, the night couldn’t start soon enough. We were treated to a great meal, some heartfelt speeches, and some very special dances for the celebrities of the evening.
Mark and Amelia were so much fun to work with and their parents were equally awesome to get to know as well! We here at Pinnacle Productions would like to congratulate these two on their marriage, their new family, and their new arrival coming soon! Thanks again for having us entertain for your once in a lifetime event!