South Dakota State Park Wedding Inspiration from Jeff Sampson Photography
December 6, 2013
Classic WeddingsOutdoor WeddingsSummer Weddings
This inspiration shoot from Jeff Sampson Photography might have led to a very serious search on my part for plane tickets to South Dakota. If the state is even a tenth as stunning as this shoot created for Dainty Obsessions, it's somewhere I absolutely need to visit. Soft watercolors, a delish cake, a sandy reception all play with the natural beauty of the surroundings, and I love it.
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From Dainty Obsessions... There is something so incredibly romantic about a pastel color palette. It's soft, ethereal and pretty much perfect for an outdoor wedding, which makes this watercolor inspiration designed by Emily Hagen of RSVP Event Planning + Style along with floral by Meredith & Bridget's and photography by Jeff Sampson Photography all the more relevant on the shore of Lake Alvin, SD.

Coupling the softest shades of watery peach and pink with calming and tranquil bursts of aqua and orange - all were placed against the calming tides of where water meets sand and lush rolling hills of the state park. Our stunning model bride was adorned in a custom Alan Evans gown and donned loose waves with a side braid created by Ashley Fischer of Belle Touche Salon & Spa. Our handsome model groom sported a casual and laid back ensemble from the always-so-sophisticated Banana Republic.

Heavily inspired by the delicate beauty of water color paintings, both Alyssa McDowell of Hyacinth Mine and Kari Popham of Sugar's Baked Goods & Sweet Treats created simple, yet statement pieces of art. Alyssa, using her design talents, fashioned a stationery suite that complimented the soft expression of the shoot, while Kari molded a hand-dyed ombre confection worth gawking about. Flattering our color palette with a rustic beach temperament, stood our World Market table and Ideal Wedding Center chairs. These elements allowed the pastel table settings and gorgeous floral to really pop.