Mr. & Mrs. Morgan & Bryan Wehrkamp

December 16, 2016 

“Ahhhh.. What a dream!” Those are the words that come to mind when I think about this stunning winter wedding last month. When I got asked to assist Morgan & Bryan in planning their big day- I was so honored! These two people are some of the most loving, dedicated & passionate individuals I have ever met.

Morgan & Bryan said “I DO” at Icon Event Hall surrounded by their dearest friends & family. They opted to wait until Morgan walked down the aisle to see each other but spent time reading letters together… Such a special moment! Morgan’s hair & makeup was done by Lacey Mae.

The snow was falling & the temperature was chilly but the love & compassion that surrounded the couple on their big day was unmeasurable.

 Details, details & more details… The reception consisted of memory chairs, Bryan singing to his bride, a surprise honeymoon from the bride’s mom, a breathtaking cake by Kresha Tracy & so much love! The florals were done by the Flower Mill.

What an amazing day! Thank you Dan Thorson Photography for the stunning photos. A video by Ludeman Productions is coming soon!

XOXO,
Loghin Welch
Event Planner

Simply Serendipity: Reese’s 5th Birthday

Our First Simply Serendipity Event Featuring

Reese’s 5th Birthday! 

All Reese wanted for her 5th birthday was her friends to enjoy a Dory themed pool party. We decided to have her party at the Sanford Wellness Center on Tea-Ellis road. With the help of some stellar event professionals, the event was a complete success!

Allana at studiofotografie was so willing to help us with this great event by photographing the afternoon so beautifully! Reese & her friends loved posing for the camera. Johnathan with Bravo Photography provided us with a video of the day for Reese to enjoy for many years to come.

The balloons were donated by Ryan at Queen City Balloon Bar. They were so fun & a complete hit. Our dear friend Anna at The Cake Lady designed Reese the perfect cake… Reese’s favorite is the whale 🙂

Molly Meester Designs did a phenomenal job designing custom invitations, water bottle labels, snack labels & signage. So fun & creative! Reese loved her invitation so much that she carried it around her house! 🙂

The kids all swam like fish & had so so much fun celebrating Reese!

  Thank you to Reese’s parents for being so willing to let us come into their home & get to know them throughout the process. They are amazing people and we are so fortunate to be forever connected with them.

Please join us in following Reese’s Story HERE.

XOXO, 

Loghin Welch
Event Planner

Mr. & Mrs. Cory & Tara Steffen

October 15, 2016

These two lovebirds were JUNIOR HIGH SWEETHEARTS! How often do you hear that?! I have known Tara since elementary school and I was SO excited when she asked me to plan her dream wedding day! The day started off at the Meadow Barn with the ladies getting their hair done by Landon with Beauty by Blow & Makeup by Julie Eddy.

The theme for the decor was rustic elegance. Elaborations by Joyce Naber did a great job with the florals and centerpieces. The cake and cupcakes were designed  by Taylor’d Cakes.

Tara & Cory’s ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Church with the reception/dance at the Meadow Barn. The couple opted not to see each other prior to Tara walking down the aisle. Before heading to the church, Tara & Cory held hands at the barn and read a letter to each other without Cory seeing his beautiful bride.

Jason with Energy Event Group led the night on as the DJ along with providing a photo booth & lighting affects. The photos were captured by Tyler with Jake Photography.

The wedding party consisted of the couple’s lifelong best friends who were so excited to share in their big day with them. 1481 Grille catered the food and Brekan Designs completed the paper products along with the videography of the whole day.

I wish you two a lifetime of happiness and love. Thank you so much for choosing myself & Serendipitous Events.

XOXO,

Loghin Welch
Event Planner

Mr. & Mrs. Stephanie & Mason Landon

#LandonMeAWinner

September 24, 2016

Stephanie and I have been friends since Freshman year of high school. I was so excited when she asked me to help plan her and her husband Mason’s wedding! The ladies all started off the big day in comfy workout clothing because that is one of couple’s strongest passions- fitness! Hair & Makeup was done by Landon Blow and Jenny Todd.

The weather turned out perfect for their big day and Crista Ballard Photography did a great job capturing all the moments. The first look was on the bridge outside the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown.  The look on Mason’s face when he saw Steph was priceless… their love is strong!

Their parents shared in the love and this picture is explains it all. Two great families being united through this marriage.

The ceremony was at Oak Hills Baptist Church and the reception followed at Willow Run. The florals were designed by Elaborations by Joyce Naber. Our friends at Simply Devine Wedding and Events provided us with the rental items. Also, thank you Savvy Chair Covers! It was a beautiful wedding with bold colors and so many personal touches.

DJ Eran from DJ Jer Company emceed and lead the dance! The cake was done by Janet Kennedy. Their food prepared by Chef Jeni was so delicious and unique. They opted for a buffet of their favorite foods featuring a mini taco bar, mac n’ cheese bar & mini burger sliders! A popcorn bar from Poppy’s Popcorn, doughnuts from Fly Boy & cupcakes from Hy-Vee completed the dessert bar.

Steph- we were a stunning bride! Thank you for choosing myself & Serendipitous to help with your big day! Mason- Thank you for your service to our country and for allowing me to be apart of your big day. It was so great to get to know you and all of your friends that came from many states! Cheers to FOREVER!

XOXO, 

Loghin Welch
Event Planner

The Magician Behind the Matrimony

The Magician Behind the Matrimony

Hey guys! It’s Ray here from Serendipitous Events! This past weekend I got the opportunity to help out with my first wedding as an intern with everyone’s favorite planner; Loghin Welch and let me tell you… I heavily underestimated everything a planner does on the day of a wedding. WOWZA.

I’ve been planning my wedding (just like every other little girl) since I could talk. But until I was in high school, I had never even heard of a “wedding planner” before and when I mentioned it to anyone, I was always told they were “unnecessary” or, “You can just do all of that yourself. It’s cheaper.” Maybe some of you feel the same way, but I’m telling you now I believe everyone who wants a stress-free, gorgeous wedding day NEEDS A PLANNER. Still not convinced? Well good because we are just getting started here… 😉

The wedding I helped with this past weekend was nothing short of care-free and happy. There wasn’t a moment I didn’t see the bride smiling and glowing (as every bride should be on their wedding day) and I attribute a lot of that to having a planner. Any time there was a question, Loghin was the woman with the answer. The bride didn’t have to worry about a thing because no one was jumping all over her with little questions every five minutes. Any time there was a little issue or even just the smallest question, the bride was never bothered with it. Instead she got to truly enjoy her day, sit back and just take it all in. After all, it is the happiest day of a girl’s life. She should be able to enjoy it as such!

Another thing I have noticed at weddings in the past is that often the mother of the bride/groom tends to be running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off; something that wouldn’t have to happen with a planner! I noticed during the wedding this weekend both mothers were enjoying the day/night and they looked so happy. They weren’t trying to direct people or making sure everything was going smoothly because they simply knew it was. I personally want my mother and mother-in-law to be able to be that relaxed and able to enjoy the day to the full extent someday at my own wedding.

Something else I realized too is that the vendors at the wedding were all fantastic, and Loghin interacted with them all like family. If you want to work with trustworthy vendors who provide quality work, it’s so important to work with a planner who knows the field; someone who knows who’s the best or who’s a flop. After all, it’s literally Loghin’s job as a planner to know these things. Doesn’t it make so much more sense to go to someone who really knows their stuff, than to have to start from scratch and hope for the best on the day of? That sounds like a potential headache waiting to happen. YIKES.

So you’re probably a pretty busy person, right? We all have our junk that ties up our days. It’s hard to catch a minute. I mean half the time I make a coffee in the morning and realize at 6:30 when I get home that evening that yes, that coffee is still there completely untouched and freezing cold because LIFE GETS FULL, and it’s easy to forget even the smallest things. We’re all rushing from work to the gym to Target, trying to remember to shovel a few bites of a food in now and then, and maybe get a wink of sleep if we aren’t cramming for an exam or waking up in the middle of the night to a screaming baby. Whatever your “busy” is, can you imagine having to plan the biggest day of your life on top of that?! Doesn’t it make more sense to go to a person who’s profession literally is to do just that?! I certainly think so!

 

Again, I really never understood just how much a planner does “the day of” until I was fully immersed in it. It was amazing watching Loghin work. People trusted her, looked to her for answers, and she was always there to go the extra mile to make the day the best it could be. That’s something everyone needs at their wedding. One moment Loghin was laughing and talking with the family, and they next she was bussing tables, and not because it was her job but because at Serendipitous we are committed to going above the expected. A wedding planner is so much more than just a “planner.” Loghin was a stylist, a director, a therapist, a chauffeur, and so much more… We want the bride and groom to know that they can just let loose and have a good time because everything is under control from our side. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to be 100% present for your wedding. It’s YOUR day; be all there for it. 🙂

XOXO

Ray Moser, Intern

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Meadow Barn at Country Orchards

Meadow Barn at Country Orchards LIVE Styled Shoot

September 7, 2016

Wow! is all we can say about this venue just south of Sioux Falls. Everything from the chandeliers, groom’s loft and bridal suite to the barn wood tables, ceremony space and bonfire pit. It is simply stunning! When we were asked to help with the Meadow Barn’s grand opening, we couldn’t resist. We were excited to present a live styled shoot to the guests during the grand opening as well!

We had a beautiful couple to work with. Their attire came from The Bridal Gallery and the bride’s hair and makeup was done by Lacey Mae.

Anne from The Photography Shoppe photographed this day perfectly! The florals were created by Bella Rosa and Brekan Designs designed the invitations/menus. Our team did all the decorating and styling. Ideal Wedding & Events partnered with us to provide the rentals.

The barn provides awesome barn wood tables and round tables that are fun to work with. We styled different looks to show how well these designs translate into the barn. Of course, a sweetheart table and naked cake from The Cake Lady completed the look!

We look forward to working with Greg, Katie and their staff for many seasons to come. Make sure to check out the Meadow Barn for your next event!

XOXO, 

Loghin Welch
Event Planner

Mr. & Mrs. Corey & Kelli Vasquez

#ItStartedWithATaco

September 3, 2016

The first wedding ever at the Meadow Barn at Country Orchards AND a taco food truck?! Yes, that happened! This couple was so fun to work with because they wanted their big day to be unique and revolve around everything they love as a couple.

Hair and makeup was done by Shelon Artistry in the barn’s amazing bridal suite. The guys got ready in the groom’s loft after a workout at Corey’s gym- Coast 2 Coast Fitness.

The couple’s son, Lux Roman, stole the show as a ring bearer. Every detail of the bridal party from flower crowns to bow ties was a complete hit. The meadow was the perfect place to get married as they were surrounded by an apple orchard and their loved ones.

Kelli & Corey opted for a non-traditional bridal party. Corey’s sister completed the groom’s side as the “Best Lady” and Kelli’s brother was by her side as the “Man of Honor.”

The florals were designed by Elaborations by Joyce Naber. The delicious red velvet naked cake was done by Taylor’d Cakes and the DJ was Jammin’ Jay Williams.

This fiesta wedding was so fun to plan because of all the unique and special details that went into making it the couple’s perfect day. Crista Ballard Photography did an amazing job capturing all of the details of the day. Thank you so much for choosing Serendipitous Events, Kelli & Corey!

XOXO,

Loghin Welch

Event Planner

 

Mr. & Mrs. Kyle & Kelsey Eckert

Kyle & Kelsey Eckert

This wedding was special for many reasons. I worked with the couple planning their wedding in Sioux Falls while they lived in Georgia! Only visiting Sioux Falls twice during their planning meant that our team was in charge of every detail- big & small! It was a beautiful day and we are so happy they used Serendipitous. The photography is done by Lauren at Picturesque.

The couple’s ceremony and reception took place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Sioux Falls. The soft ivory colors along with pops of mint and blush were the perfect combination for this June wedding. The gorgeous florals were designed by The Flower Mill. The chairs were styled by Savvy Chair Covers.

The cake was made by Chef April and served to the guests. The overlays and chargers were from Simply Devine. DJ Matt Gappa from DJ Jer provided the music and lighting services to complete the ceremony & head table look. Invites were designed by Molly Meester Designs.

Shelon Artistry and Beauty by Blow did an amazing job with the bridal party’s hair and makeup.

Only able to see the couple a few times a year, the bridal party was ready for some fun with the newlyweds! Stellar Limousine chauffeured the wedding party around Downtown Sioux Falls while guests enjoyed cocktail hour at the Hilton.

June 25, 2016 was a perfect day. I had a lot of fun getting to know Kyle and Kelsey. Every detail and vendor helped make this a special wedding celebration.

XOXO, 

Loghin Welch

Event Planner

Blue Haven Barn Styled Shoot

Beautiful Barn, Superb Vendors

When I was asked to participate in the first ever styled shoot at Blue Haven Barn, I jumped on board immediately! This new event venue, located just west of Sioux Falls, is exceptional. I was excited to be able to put my creativity to work!

Nicole with Nicole Marie Photography and Amanda at Blue Haven Barn had started the idea of the shoot and I was happy to partner with them.

First, we needed a couple to model as our bride and groom. Megan, our intern, and her fiance Brock were a perfect choice.

We had some of the best vendors in the area making sure Megan & Brock looked their best for the shoot. Jodi Hunter with Bombshell Beauty did an amazing job with Megan’s custom airbrush makeup. Biz with Vanessen’s Hair Design paired with Jodi to complete Megan’s look by giving her a gorgeous up-do in Blue Haven’s bridal suite. The tux and dress were provided by the Bridal Gallery… the perfect pair. ❤

While the magic was happening upstairs in the bride & groom suites, I was busy working with Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals, Ideal Wedding & Events, Molly Meester Designs, Flower Mill and The Cake Lady to design an array different table settings. Blue Haven provides silver chiavari chairs and gray barn wood tables with their rentals which adds a special touch.

The vintage silver pieces, place settings and furniture was provided by Prairie Lane. The napkins, glass chargers and champagne flutes were brought in by Ideal Wedding & Events. The flowers were designed by The Flower Mill and the paper products were designed by Molly Meester Designs. Anna, The Cake Lady, provided us with a beautiful naked cake complete with floral. (It tasted delicious, too!)

The icing on the cake was a visit by Vintage Occasions Limo! They brought a vintage limo to the shoot and the photos are STUNNING.

The dark night sky was the perfect photo opt for some romantic photos to end the evening. Prairie Lane’s vintage love seats and church pews made for a special add on!

XOXO, 

Loghin Welch 

Event Planner