March 9th, 2013 was a day full of laughter and love for Emily and Jacob as the celebrated with 250 of their closest friends and family at the Dakota Prarie Playhouse in Madison SD. The day was colder than average but the company was warm as aunts and uncles, parents and grandparents arrived with anticipation for the events to come.
The event center was decorated in a beautiful shade of blue with elegant uplighting all around the room. The Dallas Cowboys (Jacob’s favorite team) were represented as well with a wine bottle holder shaped like a slipper that adorned the head table. Needless to say this was going to be one fun filled night!
The bridal party was introduced to Nickelbacks – “Burn it to the Ground” much to the delight of the onlookers bearing witness to the evenings beginning events. The couple decided to cut the cake after arrival. The toast was executed perfectly by Pastor Hect and the meal was served. The selections of moist and tender meats (Chicken and Beef) were accompanied by salad, vegetables and the always delicious mashed potatoes and gravy.
The toasts were next in the evenings events with the best man Adam and Maid of Honor Leslie recited stories of days past recounting comical moments and more heartfelt memories as well
Last but not least THE DANCE! Jacob and Emily shared their first dance to Hunter Hayes – Wanted. Emily then escorted her father Larry to share a dance to T Carter’s Daddy’s Angel. Last but not least we have the Groom / Mother Dance with Jacob and his mom Patty danced to Rascal Flatts – My Wish.
The bridal party kicked off the open dancing with each and every one dancing to the Harlem Shake! All in all this couple were surrounded by loved ones who shared in the entire day!
Thank you to Jacob and Emily for allowing me to be your Master of Ceremonies and providing the soundtrack to your evening! You were amazing to work with and I sincerely hope we’re able to see you guys in the future! All the best to you both!
On Saturday. January 26th, Pinnacle Productions had the opportunity to work with Tyler and Jerica Phelps. The newly wed couple were married in Jamaica and chose to come back and have an amazing celebration with all their friends and family.
The stage was set, the invitations and rsvp’s were as well, and on Saturday, March 9th, Renae and Kelly chose to become husband and wife! They were married in a beautiful ceremony in nearby Colman, SD; and their reception immediately following at the Dell Rapids Event Center.
Their colors were purple and silver and the tables were decorated with table runners of these colors and elegant candle lighting for the evening. Renae is a “big fan” of old school rap/hip hop, so what a better grand march song to build enerty then “No Diggity”, by Black Street. Their friends and family cheered them on as they welcomed the couple to their reception!
Friday, October 5th is the day Courtney married Chase , and became Mr. and Mrs. Weber!
The couple chose to have their wedding reception at the beautiful
Holiday Inn Express in Brandon, SD.
The reception began at 5:30pm with friends and family arriving. The
couple had a slide show prepared that scrolled through so guests could
enjoy during the cocktail hour. We did the bridal party introductions
around 6:15, and they joined everyone for the celebration to “I’m Sexy
And I Know It”, by LMFAO.
Tony’s Catering made a delicious meal and everyone enjoyed it!
We then heard toast from Brock, the best man; Amy, the maid of honor;
Jane, Courtney’s mom; Dick, Chase’s dad; and last of all was Dan,
Dan told a story of in August of’ ’93, Courtney was 6
years old, she was talking with her dad on the porch steps and she
asked her dad about marriage. Dan went on and explained it, and also
said that a good age to marry would be 32, Courtney said she thought
she would get married at 16 Dan asked what the guy was going to
look like that she was going to marry… Courtney replied, tall,
blonde, and very good looking!
After the couple cut the cake, we moved right into the dance. The
newly wed couple chose to dance to Ray LaMontagne, “Shelter”, for
their first dance. After the other formals we opened the dance floor
to all the friends and family that were there.
People danced in
celebration with the couple all night. We played a couple special
requests for some family traditions, and a lot of other dance
Congratulations Chase and Courtney Weber, Thank-you for allowing
Pinnacle Productions to be part of your wedding day!!!
Paul and Gail Dittmer celebrated their wedding day with a huge reception at the VFW in Wilmont MN with their friends and family. Guests arrived to a well decorated event hall with plenty of seating, food, and fun. There were fun props to wear while getting their photos taken in a photobooth, there were photos of the bride and groom, and a huge spread of delicious food prepared by the Hi-Lo supper club in Lakefield.
The bridal party introductions kicked off to Rihanna’s “We Found Love” as we introduced the bride and groom the party was in full effect!
People were cheering and applauding the entrance of the evenings celebrities and as they made their way to the beautifully appointed head table the best man Chris (Pauls Son) was quick on the microphone and shared his brief thoughts and thanked both Paul and Gail for allowing him to stand up for them.
The Brides daughter followed with a sentimental speech about good times, bad times, and about how difficult it was to be away. She too was very proud of her mom and her new husband and shared the “Story” of Paul and Gail. They met on Match.com and Addie was convinced that she was going to get Mr and Mrs Dittmer on one of the many Match.com commercials!
The cake cutting followed with a very delicate exchange of the sweet confection, no messes here Our host and hostess Barb and Pat then dismissed the guests for a bountiful buffet of prime rib, stuffed chicken, homemade mac-n-cheese, rice pilaf, fresh breads, vegetables, and salad.
Paul and Gail shared their first dance alittle after 8pm to Lady Antebellum’s – When You’ve Got A Good Thing. The bridal party then joined the newlyweds on the dance floor with Rascal Flatts- My Wish.
After these two formals the party was on! We literally played an almost exclusive top 40′s mix from the last 10 years touching on alittle rock, country, and 50′s and 60′s along the way. It was literally a playlist I could have played at one of my nightclub events! Kudos peeps!
Paul and Gail, it was an honor to work with the two of you to host and entertain for you and your guests! On behalf of all of us at Pinnacle Productions we wish you the very best in life and love! Here’s to another Perfect Match!
It was Saturday, September 22nd, when Kendra Graff and Robert Froke
became husband and wife. They chose the beautiful Old Sanctuary in
Brookings to host their wedding reception. The guests began to arrive
around 4 and as they walked in the entire hall was uplighted with
purple on the walls and blue to wash the ceiling. The couple chose a
gorgeous monogram that we set center stage. Guests helped themselves
to a candy bar and a home made dessert bar.
The bridal party arrived around 5pm, and everyone enjoyed an amazing
meal catered by Hy-Vee. The head table was set in the middle of the room, and set as a “kings”
table. This made it easy for all guest to come up and visit with
Kendra and Robert.
After dinner, Cody, the best man began with the toasts. He talked
about old times with Robert and of course shared a couple embarrassing
college stories Alyssa, the Maid of Honor, followed and she gave
an emotional speech thanking Kendra for always being her friend and
thanked Robert for allowing them to “just be girls”. Kendra and
Robert closed by thanking everyone for coming, even though it’s
harvest time! They sent out special thanks to all their parents and
everyone who help them get ready for this day.
Then it was time to begin the dance.
Robert and Kendra danced to Jeffrey Osborne, “On The Wings Of Love”.
We followed with the other formal dances and then opened the dance
floor to everyone. People of all ages joined them on the dance floor
and laughed and danced the night away. One of the last songs of the
night was “If”, by Bread. This was Roberts mom and dads song when
they were married, and it was amazing to see their love still strong
after all these years.
We ended the night with “What A Wonderful World”, by Louis Armstrong.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Kendra Froke have an amazing amount of friends
and family to support your lives together! We here at Pinnacle Productions Lighting and Sound Design wishyou two many happy years together!
It was Saturday, September 29th when Nate and Chelsey became Mr. and
Mrs. Dibbert. They chose to celebrate with friends and family at the Sioux Falls
The ballroom was decorated in an elegant sapphire blue color which was
accented on the wall with a custom monogram for the newlyweds.
After dinner it was time for the toast starting with Jason, the best who gave
a very amusing metaphor and told Nate that marriage is not like the
video games he enjoys playing, he is now the controller and Chelsey
controls him Jade, the Maid of Honor went next. Chelseys little sister was much more emotional and expressed her love for Chelsey and Nate and was excited for them to being their new
life together! Nate and Chelsey finished the toasts by thanking
everyone for coming and giving a special thanks to their parents for
everything they have done in their pasts and everything they did to
make this day possible.
Mr.and Mrs. Dibbert then cut their cake and it was served to all the guests….
Nate and Chelsey chose “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Myraz as their first dance together as husband and wife. Chelsey was blessed to have 2 fathers in her life, so the
guests enjoyed Chelsey dancing with both of her fathers. Then when
the Mother/Son dance came, Nate and Deb danced to “A Mother’s Prayer”,
by Melissa Duval. They had arranged for Chelsey to also dance with
Nate’s dad 1/2 way through the song, and the end of the song Nate
finished the dance with Chelsey. The song talks about how every
Mother wants their son to marry a women who is strong, filled with
love, and will grow into a women to marry her son!
We then had the bridal party dance to Nickelback, “Never Gonna Be
Alone”. We then opened the dance up to all the guests. The guests
made requests and dance to a wide variety of songs all night long. One
of the best requests was from Grandpa Ben, who wanted to hear “Mony
Mony”. I have never seen a Grandpa dance with sooo much energy before
Nate and Chelsey, thank-you so much for allowing Pinnacle Productions
to be a part of your wedding celebration! We had an amazing time~~
On Saturday October 6th I went north to Clear Lake SD. I was super jazzed due to the fact that the bride knew of me from having DJ’d up in Watertown. So I kinds had an idea of what to look forward to.
When I first arrived at the community vented I was shocked to see the largest assortment of pumpkins and gourds I have ever seen. There easily had to be over 500. But with the fall theme and the orange and brown colors it worked amazingly.
Our night kicked off with bridal party introductions to I gotta feeling by the Black Eyed Peas. After our blessing by Dwight Bullet we got to enjoy our meal. We were running quite a bit ahead of schedule so rather than waiting an hour and risk losing a lot of people. We decided to start the dance early and bring Melissa and Tate Pope to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife.
This crowd was fun and easy to dj for. They were loving everything. Country, 80s rock and top 40 had people showing off the moves all night. We did the traditional bouquet toss and garter auction which was won by none other than a mister Tom Halverson.
The dance floor continued to hop the rest of the night until we slowed it down to start winding things down.
I sincerely had a great time being up there and with people so eager to dance and have a great time it really makes my job more enjoyable. I even got to take a couple tiny pumpkins back with Me Thanks to everyone who came and especially to our bride and groom!
This last Saturday evening (September 29th) in Yankton SD Cody and Alicia celebrated their wedding vows with 300 of their closest family and friends at the Riverfront Event Center. The room was beautifully decorated in a blue and purple hue to match their “Peacock” theme complete with matching peacock feathered fans from the bridesmaids and uplighting for behind the head table.
The guests arrived around 5:30 with the bridal party shortly thereafter. The introduction of the groomsmen and bridesmaids to the awaiting audience was a very fun one indeed with Chris Brown’s – Forever playing Mr and Mrs were introduced to fanfare, applause, and laughter!
The cake cutting immediately followed the introductions and were done to The Temptations – Sugar Pie Honey Bunch as the bride and groom not so nicely helped each other to a tast of the decadent red velvet cake. After a napkin wipe or ten the celebrities made their way to the head table where Pastor Mike gave the blessing for the meal.
The Matron of honor Ashley was the first member of the bridal party to speak about her love of the bride and how her cousin and her used to play together and were more like sisters than cousins. The Maid of honor Erica reminisced about how she met Aleica at SDSU freshmen year, about their love affair with friends, and about how the bride used to talk about Cody and how great he was. She also shared her love for the couple and how happy she was that they didn’t have to use glue guns for anymore feathers.
Cody’s brother and Best Man Travis was up next and thanked those who helped plan the wedding and gave the B&G a special thank you since they largely self financed the wedding reception as well. He continued to tell the first part of the story that Cody thought he was the older brother since his birthday was in July and Travis’s was in August. Never mind that they were clearly different years He also shared that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.. Except the mushy postcard the groom to be sent his wife to be while there.
Last but not least Cody’s OTHER Best Man Justin shared the story about how helpful the two were with trying to get gophers out of the barn and decided that if one smoke bomb would get out gophers, then multiple could get out much more out. Well they thought the smoke bomb was REALLY good cause the barn actually caught on FIRE! They ran to the house and told Cody’s parents and decided to run into the woods for oh I don’t know 7-8 hours! They thought they could just live off the land, light fires, kill a deer if they had to, but when the coyotes started to howl on the James River they knew it was time to fess up and take their punishment. Much to their surprise Jane and Gary were just happy they were okay and safe, and that a barn can be fixed.
A slideshow followed the toasts and photos from the past, funny, serious, and loving. The groom was in charge of that aspect and had done a great job.
We cleared a few tables in order to make way for the dance to begin and when it did there was an immediate surprise. Cody had always told Alicia she was a great singer, but our bride surprised our groom by having me play a pre recorded version of a song she had recorded for this moment. It was a very special moment and one that even brought this dj to the brink of tears.
Up next the bride invited her dad Bob Knigge to share a dance with her. She chose Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle for this moment. Right after Cody and his mom Jane shared a dance to Celine Dions because you loved me. The Bridal Party was next with Owl City’s – Good Time. Which was befitting for the night to unfold.
We got a later start than originally planned but when it started we literally had a packed dance floor from beginning to end. Throw in an awesome dollar dance and a comedy routine from Justin “roach” for the garter auction and it’s safe to say people laughed, cried, and danced until the very end.
Thank you Cody and Alicia for allowing me (Chris) to host, entertain, and light up your night. From the uplighting to the monogram, from your dress to your decor, it was a great evening with good friend, tons of fun, and an amazing couple!
There are a few times a year when you are meeting with a potential client and your eyes light up. You know that your going to have a great time planning, getting to know, and celebrate with them. Tiffany and Chance’s wedding was one of those events we as dj’s dream of.
Tiffany was a picturesque bride for our groom Chance, who was equally dashing in his tux as he and his bridal party entered their wedding celebration at the Royal River Casino in Flandreau SD on Saturday September 22nd. The crowd cheered, clapped, and congratulated the personal attendants, ushers, and bridesmaids with their groomsmen to Chris Browns “Forever”. The Bride and groom were certainly last but not least as they were showered with admiration and made their way to the head table surrounded by beautiful lighting in hues of Orange and Red that complimented the colors at the event center as well.
We handed the microphone to Pastor George for a thoughtful blessing of the couple, the party goers, and the meal as we were ready to partake in the evenings offerings. Around 45 minutes later everyone was stuffed with delicious food and Chance’s sister and bridesmaid Courtney was the first to kick off the toasts for her brother and sister in law. Up next the maid of honor Sheila recounted some funny stories about the bride and groom and shared some heartfelt words Adam Scofield, the best man and brother of our beautiful bride was next telling the crowd how Tiffany used to scheme to sneak Chance over to the house and how they “hid” his truck in their uncle’s driveway to a field he was needing to work that particular day… So much for that plan he said while the guests laughed!
The brides mom Kris, who was equally awesome to work with, was next and shared her words of wisdom and her gratitude for having another son added to the family. It was clear for all to see that the brides mom was beaming with pride.
The dancing portion started about 8:00 with Tiffany and Chance sharing the dance floor to Brad Paisley’s Then. Up next Tiffany invited her dad Tim to share the dance floor with Chance and his mom Marsha to Rascal Flatts – My Wish. Up next we had the bridal party converge to dance to Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feelin’. We then opened the dance floor to everyone for music of all ages and genres.
The dollar dance was one of the longer ones of the season as their mutual “fans” shared a moment with the bride and groom. There was the garter “auction” as well, but the highlight of the evening was seeing a full dance floor, great photographers (Shannon Dyce Photography) stayed all evening to capture what was one of the best dance floors all season.
Tiffany and Chance Brown… What can we say? You were both amazing to work with, get to know, and celebrate your day. It was truly stunning in decor, the lighting, the dresses, and the party was one for the ages. We wish you the best in life and love, and thank you sincerely for allowing us to entertain for your wedding.
Sioux Falls Wedding Dj’s Pinnacle Productions Lighting and Sound Design, Sioux Falls Wedding Venue Royal River Casino, Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer Shannon Dyce Photography, Sioux Falls Wedding Photobooths, Flandreau SD Wedding Celebrations.