Over the river… where they still know how to have the best kind of party, they can ride a horse before they can walk, branding cattle is a community event, everyone’s TRUCK (read truck, not car) radio blares country music, horses are sometimes still the best mode of transportation, potlucks have roasters full of STEAK!, the little boys wear belt buckles as big as dinner plates (well, almost), everyone knows how to dance country swing style and the universal footwear of choice is a cowboy boot. When Sarah moved out to Western South Dakota, there was nothing she didn’t like about the beautiful Black Hills, the kind people and the rugged lifestyle. But perhaps her friends and family could tell you that the most exciting part by far was a certain special someone. It didn’t take long for Sarah and Seth to discover they were kindred spirits. They’ve since become the best of friends, tireless companions in the ever challenging, breathtakingly beautiful life of Western ranchers and on this glorious sunny day in October they promised to serve the Lord and love each other as husband and wife for as long as they live.
Sarah and Seth, thank you for allowing us to document your wedding day. We were so blessed to be a part of the celebration and so grateful for your kindness and generosity. I still open my empty Chubby Chipmunk Chocolate box every once in a while just to smell the Moka!! 😛 We wish you all the joy, peace and love of God, His unimaginable blessings and many more epic jokes to fill your home with laughter in the years to come!
Sarah and her family made their own gorgeous flower bouquets!
Seth and the groomsmen get ready on the Ranch that has been in the family for generations. In fact, his great grandparents settled here a century ago.
Seth’s brother Jake gets the horses looking top notch for the festivities.
Seth and his father in the last moments of getting ready.
Back at Sarah’s house the flower girls receive a special gift from the bride. 🙂 Amity is sweetness epitomized.
Sarah is surrounded by her mother, sister and close friends, as they put the finishing touches to her preparation and provide support and encouragement.
Seth has surrounded himself with some pretty awesome cowboys!
All ready and waiting for his bride!
Transportation in cowboy country. This is how they roll…
Sarah, you were gorgeous! Tasteful elegance and serene beauty, inside and out!
Such cuteness! And lovely ladies.
A glowing bride and her horse.
Only a fearless horsewoman dons an impeccable white dress on her wedding day and lopes across the Black Hills.
Sarah’s dream wedding come true!
Seth rides in with his groomsmen and the minister. Not a dull moment at this wedding, they have expert wranglers to make everything flow smoothly!
Here comes the bride and her bridesmaids. What fun!
Seth’s face says it all as he sees his beautiful bride for the first time coming down the aisle!
Sarah is radiant on her Dad’s arm, her eyes on her groom!
Mr. Fendry gives his youngest little girl away.
Sarah and Seth branded a beautiful piece of wood with Seth’s S Lazy M brand.
The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Moreland!
Riding away up to the reception!
Seth and Sarah take a few moments for sunset pictures before joining their guests.
The countryside is simply glorious and the bride and groom look like they are right out of an epic movie.
Again, fearless! And so fun!
Seth and Sarah climbed a hill to get pictures in the famous Red Grass their area is known for. It was beautiful.
Just taking a moment to enjoy each other at the top.
Now this was a view I don’t see everyday!
Back at the reception, people were having a great party! There was popcorn and all kinds of nuts and snacks and locally produced soda!
Smokin’ Hot Catering was on the job ready for a regular feast!
This cowboy ringbearer is all tuckered out! Time for an afternoon nap on Grandpa’s lap.
Heartwarming speeches from Seth’s brother and Sarah’s sister.
These cakes were incredibly scrumptious. Sarah’s friend from Wisconsin made all kinds of delicious cupcakes, chocolate cake, raspberry cake, lemon cake…. Delicious!
It started out as a sweet slow first dance and turned into a first rate country swing cheered uproariously by the guests!
Seth and Sarah’s parents are delightful. They have happy years of friendship to look forward to!
Sarah and Seth danced into the night surrounded by their friends! What a beautiful day!