Here it is friends… the wedding we shot in South Dakota! 😀I actually met Laura at one of our workshops in 2011… she said to me then, “When the time comes, you’re going to be our wedding photographer!” She definitely stuck to her word!On our way to the church Laura found some sunglasses sitting in her friends car. She rocked them! PS. Where’s Waldo?! 😉Laura and Lance had the perfect wedding day for them. Not the usual huge all day – late night affairs that we here in the midwest are accustomed to. One maid of honor, one best man (the Lance’s dad), a ceremony that started at 11am and a day that ended with just the two of them heading to a park to spend the evening basking in their marriage glory. 😀

They chose to see each other before the ceremony where they exchanged gifts… and it was perfect. Oh, and FYI, their first site was at 9:30am. 😉Then we shot a few portraits of them in that incredible morning South Dakota light…Oh my gosh Laura, could you BE any more beautiful?! BAM!

At 10am we photographed the family portraits… 🙂Then badaboom badabing, gettin’ married time! These two were so dang cute up there at the altar. Exchanging rings…I love the look on Laura’s face… “WE DID IT! WE’RE MARRIED!”I asked her at the beginning of the day what she was most excited about… her answer: seeing Lance, marrying him, and eating these cupcakes. 🙂 So it was only natural for me to photograph their rings on said cupcakes! I do have to say, they lived up to their hype!After their mingling reception and before they headed off into the sunset (literally), we took the two of them out for 30 minutes to a spot Mike and I found the night before. LOVE this one! My favorite ❗
I’m ridiculously honored that you asked us to photograph this day for you two. I love being around your love. 🙂Mike’s favorite ❗

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Rapid City, S.D.

florist  •  Bent Willow Designs
ceremony  •  Our Lady of the Black hills
reception venue  •  Holiday Inn Express
cupcakes  •  Nancy’s Fancie Cake and Cupcake Shoppe
caterer  •  Mike’s Grill
dress  •  Allure
Laurasmaid dress  •  Ann Taylor Loft

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 [br]What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Laura:  Seeing Lance waiting for me at the first look – I couldn’t WAIT to hug him, show him my dress, and get married!! That and Padre’s homily – having a priest who knew both of us before we were ‘us’ made for a great story. 🙂

Lance: Seeing Laura for the first time.

[br] Any advice for future Laura/Lances?

Laura:  Plan the day however it makes sense to you and enjoy it!  Also, Bodyglide works great for lace dresses that scratch a little.

Lance: Be cool, calm and collected.

 [br]Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Laura:  My nephew wanting to take photos alongside Mike. Having girl talk before the ceremony with my maid of honor, personal attendant and Bobbi, and later finding out everyone was waiting for us. Hearing all the rumors that people had started within those few minutes “Maybe she passed out! Maybe this is like a real-life runaway bride!”

 [br]If you could do it all over, would you change anything?

Laura:  Not a thing!! We had perfect weather, good food, lots of family and friends to hug and now we’re MARRIED!! The day was a success. 

Lance:  Have someone make sure Laura was ready to walk down the aisle.

 [br]What did you go for your honeymoon?

After the reception, we drove through Spearfish Canyon and had a picnic supper in the convertible and talked about how well the day went (minus those few long minutes before the ceremony.) 🙂 We’re planning on going to Hawaii this winter!! [br] [br] [br] [br]

Hey Mike, I love you. 🙂

[br] [br] Laura and Lance, we adore you. We can’t thank you enough for including us in your perfect wedding day! 😀

Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓

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