Brittany and Alex Helmbrecht Wedding Story
The Day We Said Yes
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Our Love Story
My favorite part of the day was the ceremony. The wind died down as I walked down the aisle and I got to say I do to the man of my dreams at the end of it.
- photographer Jenni Hahn Photography
- ceremony venue Custer State Park Resorts
- flowers Flowers by LeRoy
- reception venue Custer State Park Resorts
- bride's ring Riddle’s Jewelry
- groom's ring Riddle’s Jewelry
How We Met
On our second date we hiked Harney Peak and spent the day exploring the Black Hills. When we were walking around Sylvan Lake after our hike, we watched a wedding taking place on the Lakeside Lawn. We both mentioned how cool it would be to get married in such a beautiful place. When we got engaged, it took only seconds to decide on a venue: Sylvan Lake.
Planning Our Day
The theme was rustic/vintage. We LOVE the Black Hills so we tried to incorporate some things that our out of town guests would remember about our day besides the location. Our favors were buffalo-shaped sugar cookies and they were a hit! Music is also important to us so we incorporated our favorite songs throughout both the ceremony and reception. We had our graphic designer use the same theme on all of our paper items; some of our guests commented on how cool it was we had our own “brand.”
Don't sweat the small stuff. The day will happen whether the food is cold or it isn't. Try to enjoy as much of the day as you can; it will go by so fast!