Geoff and Jackie, thank you for asking me to be a part of your wedding day. I’m so grateful that our paths crossed, and that I got to be among the wonderful group of people who witnessed your first moments as husband and wife. I hope your time spent here was even better than you imagined it could be. Enjoy a few of my favorites! —js
Jackie Says: The moment (or moments, really) when it all came together: all of the things that we planned and could never have planned – the extra efforts of so many to ensure that loved ones could be there; the talents shared in the ceremony and reception; details that were unexpected gifts from our friends and families; and even the weather! At that moment, there was an overwhelming rush of love and gratitude for all who came together to create to an unbelievable day and celebrate the beginning of our marriage.
Geoff Says: Looking out from the altar at the beautiful hills and all of the smiling, loving, and supportive faces looking back at us.
Jessica’s Take: I feel like this is cheating, but the whole ceremony was incredible. It was made up of a hundred tiny incredible moments; happy tears, laughter, and loving glances.
What was your favorite detail of the wedding day?
Jackie Says: Since we live 1,500 miles away, this was a destination wedding for not only us, but many of our family and friends – and more of a wedding week. My favorite part of the week was having all of our family and friends in one place and exploring the Black Hills with them – sometimes in person, sometimes via their Instagram posts. South Dakota will always be my home and is a place where we have so many wonderful memories as a couple – it was meaningful to be able to share a special place with the people that we love most. Also, buttercream donut cakes from The Donut Shop on the hill in Pierre!
Geoff Says: There are too many details to choose from, but the one that sticks with me most is sitting around the fire with my family sipping scotch and laughing. That, and the walk back from the ceremony to our cabin after the party, staring up at the stars.
Jessica’s Take: I loved that the details of this wedding seemed effortless and simple, in the most elegant way. Among my favorites were the leather guestbook, Jackie’s antique earrings (a gift from her groom), and the incredible floral arrangement (by Jenny’s Floral) at the altar.