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Romantically Rustic South Dakota Wedding

My job is always the easiest when a couple wears their love for each other on their sleeves, and if I had to think of two lovebirds that embodied that trait, it’s Natalie and Nate. These two were practically glowing all day long, filled with so much joy that they’d soon be husband and wife. Nothing could dampen their day!

Getting ready wedding day photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

I was so thrilled to meet Nat the morning of her wedding at Envy Hair Salon on the outskirts of Mitchell, SD. Holy cats guys–the natural light in this place was a photographer’s dream. Getting ready photos in a place like this!? YUP. All day errr day.

Wine Purple Wedding Day Detail Shots | Maddie Peschong Photography

Natalie blew me away with all the little details she had collected for me to photograph. I was obsessed with the little wood slices and pinecones!

Gray and Red Wedding Groom's Suit | Maddie Peschong Photography

Nate looked so confident and handsome. A huge shoutout to my second shooter, Tyler Lawrence of Lawrence Imagery for hanging with him that morning to get some of these awesome shots. So good! I love working with him.

Back of wedding dress with lace and buttons | Maddie Peschong Photography

It was super important to Natalie to have a first look with her dad before going to meet Nathan, and I’m so glad we took the time to do it. It was possibly the sweetest moment of the day. Her dad looked so proud! I love the little tear in Nat’s eye in the last photo.

First look with dad wedding photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

Natalie and Nate wrote each other love letters and started their first look back to back. It was SUCH a cool moment and really built up the tension before they got to see each other!

Outdoor greenery bride and groom first look | Maddie Peschong Photography

Romantic Red, Gray, and White Outdoor Wedding | Maddie Peschong Photography

Bride and groom portrait pose ideas | Maddie Peschong Photography

Gray and Wine Wedding Party Photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

Bridal Portraits with Red Bouquet | Maddie Peschong Photography

Red and Wine Bridesmaid Dresses | Maddie Peschong Photography

Bride and Groom Church Wedding Day Photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

While we wanted to make sure we got tons of outdoor portraits, a few classic church portraits were high on Natalie’s priority list. I absolutely love how all of these turned out. Their church was so gorgeous!

Bride and Groom Church Sanctuary Stain Glass Wedding Photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

Church ceremony flower girl and bride down the aisle | Maddie Peschong Photography

Church ceremony photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

Church wedding ribbon send-off | Maddie Peschong Photography

After ceremony portraits?! YES PLEASE. Seriously, I could shoot these all day. I always tell brides and grooms, whatever you’re going to hang on your walls, let’s spend the most time capturing THAT. Most of the time, it’s photos of the two of you, so I love when couples make these moments a priority. SO special! And to top it off, Nathan gifted Natalie with a surprise second wedding band during the ceremony. I may have turned a little green with envy – her ring is GORGEOUS!

Bride and groom portraits with red and wine bouquet | Maddie Peschong Photography

This was my first wedding shot at this venue, and Natalie and Nathan blew it out of the water. Their decor was top notch and the space was totally filled with beauty. I loved all the romantic, rustic centerpieces and table decor.

Red, wine, and wood wedding reception details | Maddie Peschong Photography

But honestly – the highlight was the s’mores bar! This was so cool. There were tons of marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker combinations to choose from and guests could roast their own marshmallows right in the middle of the reception. I may have indulged in one…or two…

S'mores Bar Station at Wedding Reception | Maddie Peschong Photography

Bridesmaid Reception Speech | Maddie Peschong Photography

Black and white bride and groom first dance | Maddie Peschong Photography

Natalie and Nathan, I’m so thankful I was able to share in all the joy of your wedding day! There isn’t a more deserving couple of all the love from family and friends that surrounded you two on September 9, and to be able to witness and capture it was honestly an honor. Thank you, and cheers to many, many years!


DJ: Sieff Style
Floral: Cherrybees
Venue: Ramada Mitchell Hotel and Conference Center
Video: Jason R Jonas

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