Cottonwood Events & Photography is local to the Siouxland area.  We listen to your ideas, then provide options to make your day special.   Our talented planners include individuals with 40 years of photography experience, as well as 30 years of experience in wedding and corporate event planning, art and visual design.   As 2020 has proven:  Sometimes the greatest challenges lead to the most unique and amazing memories. 

Call:  712.541.1775                    

Email:  drpriverview@hotmail.com

About Us

"Thank you so very much for helping us make adjustments to our wedding plans given this year's unexpected challenges with Covid.  It ended up being a wonderful outdoors wedding with plenty of space and a breeze.  Not to mention that the view, decorations and cakes were fantastic.  We so appreciated your recommendations and support.  Our wedding was perfect."

Moville, IA

September 2020

"All of the cakes and cupcakes were absolutely delicious!!!"

Kingsley, IA

July 2020

"Thank you for your time and patience during what has been an especially stressful time due to Covid.  The cupcakes and decorations for the graduation reception meant so much to us, and we heard many compliments about both."

Kingsley, IA

May 2020

"Dear Peg and Dave: Who could have imagined that the memories of our wedding day would become even more special?  We can't get over how fortunate we were to be able to still have our wedding as planned and to be able to celebrate in person with our family and friends just before the pandemic hit in full force.  And, we absolutely could not have done it without you!!  Than you so much for creating such a personal, gracious, elegant reception. (I really did feel like Lady Mary on her wedding day!)  Thank you for such a delicious assortment of cake! And, thank you for taking care of evey last little thing.  It was such a gift not to worry about logistics on such an important day.  And, a thousand thanks for the filming and compiling the most beautiful wedding video once we realized how many important guests were not able to travel for health reasons.  We will cherish the video forever alongside the memories of watching the videos with family for the first time.  We are so glad we met you and were able to work with such a loving, kind, gracious, and capable family on our wedding day ... and, we're looking forward to remaining in touch!  Thank you for the beautiful frame - we've placed it on top of our piano where it holds a photo of us cutting the glorious, show-stopping cake that you made for us.  I smile whenever I see it!"

Sioux City, IA/Boston, MA

March 2020

"We weren't sure about having a big wedding because we've heard how stressful it can be, but you made everything flow so smoothly.  We and our families enjoyed every minute before, during and now have such special memories of our day.  Thank you so very much!"

Sioux City, IA

March 2020

"LOVE the boys' pictures!  You're the only photographer that they will let take their pictures!"

Sioux City, IA

December 2019

"We are so thankful to have met you and had you as our wedding planner.  We were able to relax and know that everything would go as planned from the venue decorations, tables, flowers and cakes.  It was such a joy to see the results and have such a beautiful and fun wedding!"

 

Beresford, SD

November 2019  

"Hey, Peg! Thank you so much for everything you did (table decorations, flower bouquets, cakes, venue decorations, rehearsal) for our wedding!  It was such a perfect day all because of you!

Canton, SD

November 2019

"We are so happy that you did the cakes for our wedding.  That night and for several weeks afterwards, we were told that it was the best cake ever!"

LeMars, IA

September 2019

"Thank you so much for being such a huge part of our special day!  The cakes were absolutely beautiful, not to mention that they were also delicious!  We got so many compliments on them!  We appreciate everything that you did to help make our wedding day a dream come true!"

Orange City, IA

July 2019

"Just have to tell you that we were in awe of the reception decorations and the cakes/cake tables.  We finally had to encourage guests to go get cake.  They didn't want to spoil the whole 'look.'  But the cake was gone before long - it was so good!"

LeMars, IA

July 2019

"Meant to tell you that we had several people say how good the cookies and cupcakes were.  We even had someone text us yesterday for your contact information. And I've been nibbling on their yummy cake.  Hopefully, they won't notice!"

May 2019

Hinton, IA

"Wow!  The cakes for our graduation reception were outstanding.  Also, thank you for providing decorations.  The kids loved it all so much."

Sioux City

May 2019

"Thank you for providing the table decorations and cakes for the farewell on Sunday.  We received many compliments."

Sioux City, IA

April 2019

"Hello, Peg!  Just wanted to let you know that we celebrated our 1 year anniversary last night with our family.  We enjoyed the top layer of our cake from our wedding night that you made us.  It was SOOO good even after a whole year!  It was just as moist and delicious as the night we got married.  Just wanted to let you know we love love love your cakes!:)

Sioux City, IA

November 2018

"Hi there Cupcake!!!  Our class reunion went over well and the cakes were delicious.  My husband wants the champagne blush cupcakes for his birthday.  He says that they remind him of the champagne cakes that his grandparents made at their bakery in LeMars.  Special memories."

Sioux City, IA

October 2018

"So happy that I could cry.  My graduation pictures are so pretty, and I can't wait to share them with everyone."

Sioux City

October 22, 2018

"The table decorations were perfect!  So elegant with the candlelight, glass and fall colors.  We couldn't be happier!"

Des Moines, IA

October 27, 2018

"We will always use you for our family pictures.  The kids get excited for this tradition and the pictures are so special."

Sioux City, IA

September 2018

"We were very pleased with the cupcakes for our wedding and received many compliments about the flavors.  You made a special day even more special."

Sioux City, IA

June 15, 2018

"Loved loved loved the cakes and flower bouquets for our wedding.  Everything went so well, and we had many compliments about the daisy theme."

Yankton, SD

June 9, 2018

"Our guests had so much fun trying out all of the cupcake varieties!  Champagne blush, the raspberry cream and chocolate swiss cream were very very popular.  Our sincere thanks for making graduation day extra special."

South Sioux City

June 2, 2018

"Oh my.  The Elmo birthday cake and smash cake were adorable and so good!"

Sioux City, IA

April 2018

"Many, many 'thanks' for your contribution of cakes for our 100th Birthday celebration.  Everything was so well done from the three tiered birthday cake to all of the sheet cakes.  Much appreciation for all that you did to make it a memorable day."

Sioux City, IA

February 2018

"Thank you for everything yesterday!  The cake and cupcakes were beautiful!!!  And, the cake was absolutely delicious!!  We loved working with you.  I will definitely be telling all my friends about you!  Thank you again!

Sioux City, IA

November 2017

"Thank you so much, Peg!  You have been amazing to work with.  Can't wait for our big day!"

Sioux City, IA

October 2017

"We were so happy with our wedding day ... the pictures, the cakes ... Thank you so much!"

Orange City, IA

October 2017

"We knew from our first meeting that you really cared about our day and our pictures.  You put us at ease.  Our wedding party said that it was the most relaxed and professional photo shoot they'd experienced.  Thank you."

Sioux City, IA

October 2017


"Mere words cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for you.  This has been the most amazing wedding experience we could have ever dreamed.  You have gone above and beyond.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Sioux Falls, SD

September 2017

"We were asked if there was anything that we would change about our wedding, and we said 'it was perfect.  We just wished that it could have lasted longer!"

Sioux City, IA

July 2017

"Just a note to say 'thank you' for all your help with our wedding.  It was beautiful and everyone had a great time.  Memories - good memories - were made.  Your expertise was so helpful not to mention the yummy cupcakes!  You truly did a wonderful job and we appreciate it."

 

Sioux City, IA

July 2017

" Your cakes are a dream come true, especially for those of us who are on a gluten free diet.  We crave such a treat and will be ordering more cakes in the future!"

Dakota Dunes, SD

February 2017

"My friends and family loved the champagne cupcake parfaits at my bridal shower.  We knew then that we had to have you make our wedding cake!"

Sioux City, IA

July 2016

"My wedding cake was perfect ... exactly what I wanted.  Many of our guests said that it was the best cake that they've ever had and so beautiful. Thanks you so much for the special touches."

Sioux City, IA

June 2016

"Thank you so much for taking the beautiful photos of our special day.  You captured it beautifully and just the way I imagined.  We are blessed to know you and your family.  I thought you did a wonderful job that day and can't thank you enough. You are truly talented. Keep shining and showing the world your perspective through your lens because you have a gift."

LeMars, IA

May 2016

"It was evident that the staff of our conference center was impressed with the results of your planning and decorating. Word about the wedding reception spread, and they came into the hall to take pictures.  Our staff  sees alot of receptions, and it is rare to them be so amazed."

 

Sioux City, IA

June 2015

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“​Thank you for the special pictures of our family.  We had not all been together for years.  Kids grew up, got married and now have little ones of their own.  Thankfully, we now have updated pictures to remember this special day and the loved ones who came to share it together."

Sioux City, Iowa

October 2015

“​I've had a chance to taste your cupcakes and have told my family and friends that we need to get these for the wedding.  Love the tiered crystal cake stand and custom invitations."

 

SC Journal Wedding Expo Guest

October 2015

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