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R.C. + Erica // With the Wind Vineyard // South Dakota Wedding Photography

Most of the time things don’t go as planned.

You spend hours on details that are never seen. You wonder and worry and then everything happens. It always happens. Maybe not the way you intended it, but sometimes, that is where the beauty is.

Take this wedding. A beautiful couple, a picturesque location, an outdoor ceremony amongst grapevines. And rain. We are not talking a sprinkle, it just kept coming. All. Day. Long. The outdoor images were taken in literally the three 15-20 minute periods of time that it did not rain throughout the entire day, but oh my goodness did the rain make things beautiful.

The most amazing moment was right before the ceremony, they were bringing in the chairs to have the ceremony on the porch. Everyone was pitching in to help dry chairs and move things around. 5:00, start time, and we get a clearing in the clouds. I was jumping up and down on the inside to hear that the bride had said a prayer and to just go for it. We were doing this, and if it rains, well, it will be a wedding no one forgets! But it turned out to be absolutely stunning and as the bride was walking down the aisle, we got the last few sprinkles of the ceremony. It only started up again as we made our way back to the porch. Absolutely perfect. Those were not tears in my eyes, just the raindrops. ;)

So congratulations to this beautiful couple. They say rain on your wedding day brings good fortune. I think they will have their share! Enjoy this beautiful story…events occur in real-time.

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  • August 20, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    Bobbi Steffens - Breath-taking is an understatement! Sarah,your work is a true art, what a treasure all these beautiful moments are! Erica, you are the most gorgeous bride ever! Even though I still think of you as the adorable brown-eyed baby and toddler chasing close after Kendra, you have grown into a lovely woman! You can just see the love in your eyes! Blessings for many years of unending love! ~Bobbi JoReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    Kris Wickett - These are just wonderful! Sarah you truly captured the day and the love RC and Erica share! I really felt I was there again when I saw these pictures!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    Russ & Jeannie Kilgore - Sarah- We love your photography style! We enjoyed the beauty of God’s Creation both in human form and that of the the landscapes and nature that you so wonderfully portrayed. Brought smiles to our hearts as we see that you captured the love and happiness in the eyes of R.C. (the most handsome of grooms) & Erica (the most beautiful of brides) as they enjoyed intimate glances as well as deeply moving eye embraces. We can’t wait to see more and are still hoping for one with the whole family that we, The Kilgore’s, can send out as our Christmas Greetings this year! So THANKFUL that Erica and her family found YOU to be the wedding photographer as you have a true gift and remarkable talent!ReplyCancel

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