We’re celebrating a little #TBT…(on a Monday) and reminiscing about our very first opportunity to officiate a wedding. It was October 2015 and we were so excited for a number of reasons, mostly because the bride is our cousin! Ashlei (our cousin) & Seth were married in a meadow of rolling hills just skirting the border of South Dakota near Gordon, Nebraska. It was an incredibly beautiful area – the weather was a little finicky that early October day but the off-and-on flurries, paused just long enough for us to have a stunning ceremony.
One special addition to their ceremony that we absolutely loved was the Lakota marriage blanket. A family friend made a traditional Lakota quilt that was draped across the shoulders of the couple throughout the ceremony to encircle the promises they made. It was stunning. After the ceremony, the couple had their first dance on the balcony of the rustic lodge while the guests watched from below. It was beautiful and we’re so happy to have been a part of our cousin’s wedding day.
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