Katie + Brett | Sioux Falls, SD Elopement

Katie and Brett wanted a simple ceremony, so they decided to get married with just the two of them, an officiant, Katie’s 2 children and 2 witnesses. I was honored to be present not only as their photographer, but as a witness!

It was a perfect October evening. We had crossed our fingers for good weather and no snow and lucked out with a beautiful mild day. Katie and Brett chose to have their vows at Good Earth State Park, which was a wonderful choice. Every where you looked you were surrounded with beautiful sites.

Enjoy a peek into their intimate elopement below!


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com

Caitlyn + Alec | Kate Spade Themed Wedding

From the second I met Caitlyn and Alec, I knew their wedding was going to be an amazing affair. First off, they are just great people, through and through. Second, Caitlyn had every second of the day perfectly planned out and thought of everything for details, even down to the reception bathrooms! Every time Caitlyn updated me with a new detail, I got more and more excited for the big day.

When the day rolled around, it was a spectacular fall day. Caitlyn had everything Kate Spade, glitter and glam from her personal details all the way through her amazing reception theme. Jane Rae Events did a beautiful job all day with every detail, and Energy Event Group kept the party going until late until the night. There was also a family tradition of a “boxer auction” in which the maid of honor auctions off the boxers that were worn by the groom the day of the wedding; such a unique and funny part of the reception!

You’ve got to see all the amazing details and how we ended it with some sparks!
I couldn’t have captured so many beautiful photos without my awesome 2nd shooter, Kylee!

Photography: Bethany Melvin Photography | Wedding Decor & Coordination: Jane Rae Events | Videographer: Energy Event Group | Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: Brides N’ Belles | Tuxes: Tip Top Tux | Rings: Helzberg Diamonds | Florist: Aberdeen Floral by Cindy Carlson | Cake: Kristi’s Cakes | Hair: Fringe Salon | Invitation Suite: Confetti Creative Co. | DJ: Energy Event Group | Second Shooter: Kylee Reed


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com


Kaitlyn + Brett | The Cottage Farmhouse Wedding

As soon as I arrived at The Cottage Farmhouse I was in awe of how beautiful this venue is. Every corner of the renovated farmhouse is perfect for photos, and don’t even get me started on the swing that hangs in the front yard from a beautiful old tree. Brett handmade the ring box for the wedding day, Kaitlyn wrote letters to each person in her bridal party, Brett got to play catch with his dad and brothers, and meaningful little moments sprinkled throughout the day. Check it out below!

Photography: Bethany Melvin Photography // Bride’s Dress: Celebrations Bridal & Formal Wear  // Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie // Rings: Greenberg’s Jewelers // Ceremony & Reception: The Cottage Farmhouse Glencoe, MN // Second Shooter: Madelin Zaycheck


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com


Nick & Allie | Country Club of Sioux Falls Wedding

Nick and Allie had the most beautiful summer day for their wedding. It was hot, but oh so wonderful. From the champagne pop to start the morning all the way to a crazy awesome sunset I don't think I stopped smiling once. Allie and Nick surround themselves with amazing people, and are truly so in love that the happiness is infectious! I do have to say that Nick's brother also delivered one of my all-time favorite speeches -- he had all of us belly laughing the entire time. Check out a glimpse of this gorgeous wedding in Sioux Falls below!

Photography: Bethany Melvin Photography // Videographer: Wholly Cowen // Wedding Coordinator/Decor: Envision Events - Leah Moller // Bride’s Dress: The French Door // Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bridal Gallery  // Tuxes: Tip Top Tux  // DJ: Pinnacle Productions  // Her Ring: The Diamond Room // His Ring: Gunderson's  // Florist: Brickhouse Flowers // Ceremony: St. Michael's Catholic Church // Reception: The Country Club of Sioux Falls  // Hair: Kara Pederson // Makeup: Jazmine Diehl

As always, I owe so much thanks to my 2nd shooter Kylee for working with me!


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com

Caitlyn + Joseph | Minnesota Fall Wedding

I couldn't stop myself from overshooting when it came to Caitlyn and Joseph's wedding. Every time I turned around I found new things to capture. I don't know what I loved more, the beautiful fall colors or the amazing people that surrounded Caitlyn and Joseph. 

They are the friendliest people you could ever meet and their families and friends were the same way. From start to finish, their wedding day was so much fun and I was completely in awe of how great the day came together. I can't wait to show you more of their day below!

Photography: Bethany Melvin Photography // Bride’s Dress: The Wedding Shoppe // Bridesmaids' Dresses: Infinity by Sisters Bridal // Tuxes: Mister Cool's Clothing  // DJ: Silver Sound Entertainment  // Rings: Shane Co.  // Florist: Marshall Floral // Cheesecake: Muddy Paws Cheesecake // Reception: Red Baron Arena  // Wedding Decor: Simply Stunning Designs // Hair: Urban Appeal Salon // Makeup: Artistry by Brooklin Leigh

Shoutout to my amazing 2nd shooter, Kylee for helping me capture the day!


 


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com

Kristi + Jayden | Downtown Rochester, MN Wedding

I got to make a fun-filled weekend trip across my home state to Rochester, MN for a wedding with Kristi and Jayden! We had explored some areas of Rochester for their engagement session so I was looking forward to going back and finding even more. I did some scouting the night before and found some amazing places, plus I got another serving of Newt's cheese curds which are definitely the best cheese curds, ever. They are amazing, and you can quote me on that. 

Kristi's family has been great clients of mine for the past 3 years and I was so excited to be apart of the next step in her life. Kristi and Jayden are hilarious people who surround themselves with funny, kind friends so how could the day be anything but filled with laughter and love. From the vintage trolley, to the flower's that were picked up at the Rochester farmers market that morning, to the amazing downtown backdrops, this wedding is one for the books and will always hold a special place in my heart. 

I hope you enjoy a peek into Kristi and Jayden's day! 

Photographer: Bethany Melvin Photography // Florist: Rochester Farmers Market // Bride's Dress: Rush's Bridal // Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal // Tuxes: Mestads // Reception: Doubletree Rochester // Cakes & Desserts: Hyvee  // Bride's Ring: James Allen // Groom's Ring: Lasker Jewelers // HMUA: Blu H20 Salon


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com

Carley + Mike | Elegant Shades of Purple Wedding | Marshall, MN

Where do I even begin with Carley and Mike's wedding? Every detail was planned out and perfected by Carley ahead of time; right down to the printed timeline for all the bridal party. I am a huge fan of a gal with a spreadsheet and a plan! I had the hardest time ever just choosing a sneak peek for them, because everything was so beautiful for their day. 

To top it off, Mike and Carley are two of the most in love people I have ever met, and their love is centered in God. Carley told me that the entire day was her favorite, but the ceremony was their main focus. It was a chance for their 3 strands of a cord to be braided into one; a truly inspirational couple. 

I hope you enjoy the beautiful day below, because I know I couldn't stop smiling the whole day. 
A big shoutout to my amazing second shooter, Emily, who withstood the heat with me to get some amazing shots!

Photographer: Bethany Melvin Photography // Florist: Marshall Floral // Bride's & Bridesmaids' Dresses: Elegant Xpressions  // Tuxes: Mr. Cool's Clothing // Venues: Living Word Church, SMSU // Cakes & Desserts: Taylor'd Cakes  // Wedding Decor: Just Beautiful Creations // HMUA: Savvy Salon & Spa