On a gorgeous Sunny Saturday, specifically Saturday July 28th, 2012,
Carolyn and Chris Deal signed, sealed, and delivered their vows in her
childhood homes backyard in east Sioux Falls. The ceremony was almost
hindered due to the first measurable rain in the area in over 2 months
but the weather broke just before the 3 pm start creating a beautiful,
sunny backdrop for the service. Pastor Michael delivered a wonderful
sermon full of joy, hope, and his sincere wishes for a long and happy
life together in front of 150 of their closest friends and family.
There ceremony was followed by a gorgeous reception held at All
Occasion in Tea, SD. The hall was decorated with elegant whole room
uplighting, custom monogram, and purple flowered centerpieces; that
together set the atmosphere for the entire night.
The bridal party arrived around 6:30pm and made their grand entrance
to “Bring Em Out”, by TI and Jay-Z. Every bridesmaid was accompanied
by their groomsman and they danced all the way up to the dance floor.
The Matron of Honor Megan was even escorted upon the shoulders or best
Friends and Family all enjoyed up beat dinner music, while visiting
and catching up with each other, as tables were dismissed for dinner.
After everyone was through the dinner line, we all watched a slide
show of Carolyn and Chris, showcasing their lives separately growing
up, and ending with their life now being together!
The first one to give a toast to the newly wed couple was best man,
Adam. Adam talked about growing up with Chris and how he felt like “A
DEAL”. He brought up a memory about one of the first times Chris
introduced Carolyn to him and some other “guy” friends… They were
listening to music and an old favorite song came on by Neil Diamond,
“Sweet Caroline”, and Carolyn had NO problem letting them all know
that her name was Carolyn. Adam said it was after that that they knew
she was good for Chris Carolyn’s sisters, Megan and Natalie,
followed Adam with their speech. They were very sweet, with a touch
of humor… just what you would want from your sisters on your wedding
day! We then handed the mic over to Carolyn’s parents, Dana and
Patricia. It was Dana’s birthday so every guest sang Happy Birthday
to him before he began his speech. They welcomed Chris into their
family, thanked everyone for coming, and then handed the mic to
Chris’s parents Dan and Janet. Janet had her speech all ready! They
too welcomed Carolyn to their family and as tradition with the Deal
Family, she received a shirt that said “Real Deal” on it, and new
license plate that said “The Deal”, and they must exchange something
from Dan and Janet’s house to help Chris and Carolyn begin their home
together. So, Janet found a “slightly” used sheet give to them
Now it’s time to DANCE, we began with Chris and Carolyn’s first dance
together to Keith Urban’s “Only You Can Love Me This Way”. We then
had Dana and Janet join them on the dance floor for the
Father/Daughter, Mother/Son dance. After that we opened the dance
floor up to all the friends and family. Both families were full of
happiness to celebrate with Chris and Carolyn. All of Carolyn’s Aunts
had a special dance they did with Def Leppard “Pour Some Sugar On Me”.
They all arranged a conga line around the entire room to “We Are
They even had Grandma dancing to “I’m Sexy And I Know It”.
The song that takes the cake is “Semi Charmed Life”, the entire group
same with the song and danced to the song.
This past Saturday, July 14th, is when Travis Mackey and Emily Storm became Mr.
and Mrs. Travis and Emily Mackey
They chose to celebrate the union at the Ivy Room in Sioux Falls. The
couple picked out an elegant blue color for their uplighting and 2
custom monograms to set the mood for their evening.
As the bridal party arrived, we introduced them to the music of
“Beautiful Day”, bu U2… It truely was a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!
Emily’s dad, Robert, welcomed every one there, and thanked everyone
for coming as most the the family was from South Dakota, Wisconsin or Minnesota.
The meal served by the Ivy Room, was delicious and many all the guests
were satisfied! I would also like to thank Tara and her staff from the Ivy Room, as always, it was a
pleasure to work with you!
The best man, Matthew began the toasts. His opening line was how
stunning Emily looked, and how stunned Travis was… The whole room
filled with laughter.
Matt continued his speech and then handed the
mic to the Maid of Honor, Stephanie. Stephanie and Emily have been
best friends since the age of 3. She told stories of them getting
into trouble all growing up Cathy, Emily’s mom was in tears from
laughing and remembering all the old times!
The dance began to Travis and Emily dancing to “When The Stars Go Blue”, by The Corrs. When the dance floor opened, all the guest came out and joined Emily and Travis to “I Gotta Feeling”, by the Black Eyed Peas. The night continued as guest request special music that entertained everyone! Emily’s bridesmaid Theresa caught the bouquet, so I see another wedding in the near future!!!!
Travis and Emily chose to end their night with “We Danced”, by Brad Paisley…
Thank-you sooo much Mr. and Mrs. Mackey for choosing Pinnacle
Productions to be part of your celebration.
Sarah Matchan and Matthew Feit became Mr. and Mrs. on Saturday, May
26th in beautiful Jamaica. They were there with their closest friends
and family to celebrate this special occasion.
They returned from Jamaica and had a celebration on Friday, July 13th,
at the Old Courthouse Museum. Their reception was exactly what they
were looking for; it was full of friends and family to
commemorate their union.
They began with social hour as everyone arrived.
Mr. and Mrs. Feit then lit their unity candle because while they were in
Jamaica it was too windy on the beach and they couldn’t get the
candles to stay lit.
Sarah’s father gave a speech of the importance of
the two candles ” as separate” people, and the importance of them
becoming one; BUT not to extinguish the two candles…. As you become
one, you are still a separate person, the person each other fell in
We all then enjoyed a slide show of their amazingly beautiful ceremony
from Jamaica! The music for the slide show as “Crazy Girl”, by Eli
Young Band; which has a lot of meaning to Sarah and Matt!
We began the dance right after the slide show and everyone requested
music, danced, and celebrated with Matt and Sarah.
The appetizer buffet stayed open all night for the guests to enjoy and help
themselves whenever they wanted.
During the dance we played requests from Glenn Miller Orchestra all
the way to LMFAO The last song of the night was “Fly Over State”,
by Jason Aldean; which is Sarah’s FAVORITE song!!! Her and the
bridesmaids sang along to every word!!!!
Congrats Matt and Sarah from all of us at Pinnacle Productions
On their 7 Year anniversary of their very first date Jessica and Ben were united in marriage in Russel MN with a huge reception following at the Russell Community Center. The venue was at capacity with over 250 of their closest friends and family gathered to help the couple celebrate their day.
We were treated to great food and great speeches from our best man and maid of honor. Dan (our best man) gave an awesome speech regarding the grooms nickname of “Poon” and the fact that he was the only one of the roomates who owned a laptop, and his uncanny “love” of Phil Collins. He recited the lyrics of “Sussudio” right before we cued up the chorus of the song much to the crowd’s delight!
Not to be outdone our maid of honor Amber gave more of a heartfelt speech about her role in the bridal party and the fact that Jess asked Ambers sister to see if it would be okay for her to ask if Amber would indeed be her maid of honor. She also recited stories about the love the newlyweds share and how honored she was to be standing up for her on this day!
The dance started with Jessica and Ben sharing their first dance to “I won’t give up” by Jason Mraz. Jessica’s father Richard had a special surprise for his dance with his daughter. We told a story about the “bait” the duo used to catch wish (peanuts) and she was given a gift as well. He had wrapped a “hello kitty” fishing pole to give to his daughter as they danced to Trace Adkins- Just Fishin’.
The tables were tore down to make room for the evenings open dancing and we enjoyed the normal bridal dance songs, mixed in with several modern dance songs for young and young at heart!
All in all it was a great night filled with some truly memorable moments from friends, family, and our couple. Ben and Jessica, thank you for allowing us the honor to host, entertain, and celebrate with the two of you on you anniversary
Angela and Johnathan started off their reception by dancing into the room to Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started. The entire bridal party made their way to the dance floor and when the newlyweds were announced, the entire room jumped up and started dancing and applauding. Immediately after reaching the dance floor they thanked their friends and family for showing up then proceeded to make their way to various tables in the room. There was no formal head table.
After dinner was served, the best man began his toast. His older brother said since he didn’t bring a drink with him he was going to change his toast into a roast. He had a bunch of children come down to the dance floor and he handed out letters printed out on large billboards and had the kids hold them up, spelling out Johnny. He proceeded to use each letter of his name to roast his brother. The entire room was full of laughter.
After the Maid of Honors toast, we started up the shoe game. The questions were spot on with the Bride and Groom fairly in sync with each other, until cleaning and laundry duties were called into question. Crowd participation was encouraged and used.
Shortly after the shoe game the party started. People were dancing the entire night with hits from the 50′s on up to today’s.
As soon as the night was winding down, the Bride and Groom asked everyone to do a sendoff with sparklers. As people walked out the door, they handed everyone a sparkler where they took them outside, lit them, then made a path for the newlyweds to be sent off.
Hydration was the word of the day, as was “I Do!”. The temperature outside and inside the venue was over a hundred degrees, but I couldn’t complain because I had a chance to see one of my rugby buddies get married and also was given the privilege to MC his wedding.
The day started out with some gun shooting over at Hunter’s Pointe, in Humboldt. Followed by a nice ceremony at the range their, ending with a fun reception inside the Hunter’s Pointe lodge cabin. After their first dances we started the celebration with a little limbo action.
As the night went on we setup a television for some karaoke and sang the rest of the night away. I just want to congratulate Fred and Andrea Finch once again and hope they have a great time on their honeymoon in Cabbo, Mexico.
Forever and Always was the theme for Matt and Kolby Bohmback wedding and reception. The wedding was held at the beautiful Great Hall Stage at the Washington Pavilion. Kolby looked absolutely stunning in her white layered dress with her crystals shimmered in the stage light.
The reception followed the sharing of their vows and began with toast from Chelsey, the Matron of Honor then Kyle, the Best Man. The newlywed couple went right into the cake cutting. The cake was a site to behold; and after Matt and Kolby made sure they smeared cake all over each other; all the guests enjoyed a slice.
The guests were treated to an appetizer buffet for the evenings meal and with that our dance was ready to start. Up first Matt and Kolby chose to dance their first dance to “Everything”, by Michael Buble. As their song was playing they were took center stage and were dancing under an elegant crystal chandelier.
Following the formal dances, the guests all joined the couple on the dance floor and had an amazing time. We were all shocked by Grandma’s moves especially her dance to “Wild One”, by Flo Rida! It was awesome to see all ages engaged in the evening and we were happy and honored to be a part of this awesome celebration!
We want to thank Matt and Kolby for allowing Pinnacle Productions to be part of your wedding day! And the staff from the Washington Pavilion, Becky and Alison it’s always a pleasure to work with you ☺
On June 30th we had the privilege to travel up to the Marshall Golf Club to provide entertainment for Molly and Cody Swede. They were very warm and welcoming, making everyone feel comfortable and part of the celebration.
The evening started with a blessing by the grooms father Gene and was followed by dinner with music by the Rat Pack playing in the background After dinner we started the couples slideshow showcasing the lives of Molly and Cody. Once the dance floor was cleared the bride and groom danced together for the first time as husband and wife to “First day of
my life” by Bright Eyes. Once we opened the dance floor everyone was dancing and requesting music from Bieber, country, to rap, I had this dance floor poppin’!
We’ve never seen an entire group who didn’t know how to do the Cupid Shuffle. So we took it upon ourselves to hop on the floor and show the dance to the guest, and they were very grateful. We went from everyone moving in all sorts of directions to a uniformed shuffling machine.
There is a tradition in Molly’s family that she and her father Greg must share a dance to “Old Man” by Neil Young.
We personally want to thank Cody and Molly again for having Pinnacle Productions provide entertainment to the entire Swede and Gill families! Best Wishes and a special thank you to the brides mother Kathi for saying I (Kellen) was “a real crowd pleaser”! It was an honor!
Saturday June 23rd was one hot day for everyone! But lucky for us we celebrated Carrie and Stephan Fergunson wedding at the cool Crossroads Inn in Huron, South Dakota. As the bride requested we had setup their headtable with a beauituful purple color for their uplighting and set a monogram with both of their names right on the dance floor/entrance so everyone can see once they walked in.
Most wedding dances usually go about 4 hours this one went about 6 hours. They were dancing the night away. With great songs like C’mon ride the train. Where the bride and groom went all over the hotel picking up people telling them to hoop in the line, that was a lot of fun. Then we tried to do the old school electric slide where I was showing people how to do it.
As the night came to an end both the bride and groom came up to me to tell me they had a blast. That was all I wanted to hear at that time. I am thankful to have been part of their special day and would also like to thank the staff at the Crossroads Inn, they were fantastic as well helping me with whatever I needed help with. So on behalf of myself, pinnacle productions we wish the best to our new friends Carrie and Stephan Fergunson.
We love working wedding for our clients, but when someone you’ve known for years asks you to do their wedding reception you look at things differently. Rachel and Ben have been together for about 5 years so working with them was going to be alot of fun. There were some unfortunate events that happened during their engagement but it made them closer as a couple and this reception even more important.
The stage was set almost a year ago and when June 30th 2012 finally arrived everyone was ready for the end of the planning and the beginning of this next chapter for the newlyweds. The reception was held at the Dell Rapids Event Center in Dell Rapids SD with 200 of Ben and Rachels family and friends encouraging this new couple with laughter, love and fun times. The grooms mother Rose put together a great app bar with loaves of fresh bread, cheeses, grapes and the ripest strawberries for the guest to enjoy.
The bridal parties arrival was introduced to loud claps, yells, and a few wicked awesome dance moves as well! Thankfully no one pulled a hamstring with the lawnmower, the shopping cart, or the running man as the bridal party made there grand entrance to the party. Shortly after the introduction the Pastor and brides uncle Kip did the blessing and we were teated to an amazing feast of roast beef, chicken breast, mashed potatoes, corn an more. For dessert there were two luscious flavors of cake. The brides favorite German Chocolate, and the grooms favorite Almond Raspberry. Both were amazing, and yes, this dj had both
The dances began shortly after 8:00 with our newlyweds sharing not one, but two dances. The first was to Adam Sandlers – Grow old with you and the second to their favorite band Ween’s Stay Forever.
Then Rachels dad shared his dance with the lovely bride to Heartland’s – I loved her first.
Followed by Ben and his mother Rose to Randy Travis’s – Angels.
From then on we had people dancing, singing (karaoke was on the plate for this), and just enjoying themselves in the light of the love Ben and Rachel share! It was a great time with amazing singing and it was an absolute honor to be the master of ceremonies and disc jockey for Mr and Mrs Ben and Rachel Meyer! All the best to the two of you as you start your married lives together!