A Watertown SD wedding in November can go one of two ways: complete blizzard with closed roads or a delightful fall day. The Moeller’s lucked out with the latter of the two. On November 4, 2023, Scott and Lindsey tied the knot. They had the most perfect weather. As any South Dakotan would say, “today would be perfect if it wasn’t windy.” Despite the wind, the sunshine and non-freezing temps made for a day to remember.
After some getting ready shots at the salon, we headed across town to create some epic Terry Redlin Fine Arts Center wedding portraits. Afterwards, the church offered the most magical light beaming through it’s stained glass windows and it easily became one of my favorite ceremonies to date. A few golden hour portraits later and we headed to their reception venue Second Street Station to enjoy some yummy food and dance the night away. Trust me, EVERYONE danced the night away and it was such a fun environment.
They then matched on Tinder and of course it was a match made in Heaven. Scott loves to fish and, because of that, Lindsey started to enjoy it as well. So Scott proposed to her at the same spot they had our first fishing date and where she met his parents, isn’t that just the cutest, Notebook-type of love story ever?!! Scott and Lindsey are not only a married couple, but dog parents to a poodle named Layla and oh my gosh she is the cutest!
Scott’s favorite memory of their relationship is, in Lindsey words, “From when we were in MX and there was a Silent Disco one of the nights. Typically, being first on the dance floor and trying something new in public, we would be a little more skeptical. However, Scott brought me on the dance floor and we were in sync with each other through the headphones and while the crowd started to join around us and on the outside, all Scott could see was him and I in that moment enjoying each other’s presence no matter who was watching.”
On the flip side, Lindsey’s favorite shared memory is: “Our first fishing date. This was my first time fishing for years and I was determined to act like I knew what I was doing. I caught a Northern and after Scott took the picture and removed the fish from the hook, he told me I could throw it back in the water. I paused for a moment not really knowing what to do with this slimy fish in my hand and my fingers wrapped around its head, so like any typical person would do when they tell you to throw something, I chucked the fish back in the water. Scott looked at me and he goes “TOSS THE FISH ” don’t throw it! I was laughing while he looked at me for a moment. But after a few seconds his face settled into patience, laughter, and admiration.”
During our timeline planning meeting for her Watertown SD wedding, Lindsey let me know her bridesmaids were not going to have a traditional bouquet. Instead, they would carry medal rings with an arrangement of flowers that Lindsey herself arranged and created. They were so unique and I LOVE all of Lindsey’s DIY touches for her big day.
One of my favorite unique touches that stood out of their big day was hands down sneaking Lindsey away, at her bridesmaid’s requests, to take a few photos near the glass windows in the stairwell. Due to it being a tad too dark, we decided to go up a flight to the next floor and WOW! The light, the windows, the staircase, the BRIDE, ya’ll…it was TOO PERFECT. I love those photos and I am so thankful for brides like Lindsey who are always up to sneak away from 5 minutes to take those “hidden shots” most people wouldn’t.
Oftentimes, ceremonies can seem repetitive, but not Scott and Lindsey’s. Not only did Grace Lutheran Church have the most spectacular colored glass windows with the most beautiful light beaming through them, but there were so many special moments weaved throughout the ceremony between the couple and their loved ones. From Lindsey’s sister tears of joy and attempts to not look at Scott to avoid making him laugh to Lindsey’s sudden burst of laughter and joy during their unity portion of their ceremony that made me giggle a tad too on the side. All in all, it was a lovely ceremony.
I feel so abundantly blessed I met Lindsey through my last full-time job position at Wurth Electronics. From the moment I met her, I could tell people gravitated towards Lindsey’s bright, cheerful soul. She is kind, thoughtful, and always ready for a good laugh. I love her bubbly spirit and she is always up for the next adventure, and that is what I love most about her. Capturing her Watertown SD wedding was a dream for me!
According to Lindsey, “Danielle has such a kind heart! She is patient, easy going, flexible, and makes any session fun! I appreciate Danielle going above and beyond for her clients by providing so many items to prep for your engagement session and wedding!”
Portraits Venue: Terry Redlin Fine Arts Center
Ceremony Venue: Grace Lutheran Church
Reception Venue: Second Street Station
Photographer: Moments by Danielle Nicole
Officiant: Neil Cheryl Rondeau-Bassett
Florist: Lindsey Groon
DJ: Velocity Entertainment
Grooms attire: Modern Groom
Bride’s Dress Designer: Wilderly
Caterer: Second Street Station
Makeup & Hair: Key Creations Salon
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November 4, 2023