Stephany and Ryan’s wedding day can easily be described in one word: beautiful. The venue? Beautiful. The weather? Beautiful. The bride? BEAUTIFUL. Ryan’s face when he looked at his bride? Beautiful. Here are a few of my favorite shots from their amazing wedding.


As mentioned in their engagement photos post, Stephany and I are old friends. We grew up together in Rapid City, South Dakota, so I was thrilled to have the important task of capturing Stephany and Ryan’s wedding day. They got married at a beautiful (there’s that word again) church in the Black Hills and I loved being able to use the nature surrounding the church as a backdrop for photos.

Their classic wedding was made personal with sweet¬†details. From sewing pieces of her dad’s shirt into her dress, to the glittery bridesmaid dresses and her sparkly shoes, Steph made sure the wedding shone with not only love, but lots of sparkle! The¬†details weren’t just the bride’s job at this wedding. Ryan, who is an impressive woodworker, made several decorations and a bench for guests to sign in lieu of a guest book.

From the ceremony, the bridal party stopped for a few drinks with a view from the rooftop bar, Vertex, at the historic Hotel Alex Johnson, before the celebrating with live music and fabulous food at the Adoba Hotel. Congratulations, Stephany and Ryan! May your love grow more beautiful every day.

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Adoba Hotel, Angela Doheny Photography, Black Hills, Hotel Alex Johnson, Photography, Rapid City, South Dakota, Terra Sancta, Wedding

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