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Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Sandra Nichols  of IndigoBlue Photography (Hot Springs, SD) Is full of rich color and thoughtful DIY details! Here’s Sandra to tell us more:

Hannah and James met through friends at a party at James’ apartment. She actually moved in as a roommate for 6months before they started dating. About two years into their relationship James went to work in the oil fields in North Dakota. He was gone for a month or two at a time. They learned quickly how to make a long distance relationship work.

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James grew up in the city as the son of a preacher and Hannah loves his values and kindness. Hannah grew up a bit more of a free spirit fixing cars, riding motor cross and spending time in nature. They love showing each other new things and learning about where the other came from.

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James made lots of grand plans for the proposal but then he realized that Hannah would like something much more private and casual. So he asked her to go fishing and they enjoyed the day sitting on an old dock. As the sun set James got down on one knee and proposed. Hannah of course said yes.

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Their wedding took place at the private residence of a friend that is nestled in the Black Hills. The arbor was made by Hannnah’s brother and her mom made all of the ceremony flower decorations.

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The ceremony was emotional and everyone could see how much Hannah and James love each other. It was almost like they were lost in a world of their own. After the ceremony the rest of the evening was spent eating, dancing and being with family and friends.

Congratulations Hannah & James and thank you, Sandra, for sharing! For more information about IndigoBlue Photography, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

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Photographer:  IndigoBlue Photography
Officiant: Your Joyful Wedding
Caterer: Mine’s Catering
Bakery: Cheyenne Crossing
Floral Designer: Flowers by LeRoy
DJ: Colt 45
Apparel: Audra’s Bridal Gallery