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Love Conquers All, Even Distance
Distance can be a struggle to most couples. Not seeing your partner over long periods of time can be quite frustrating.
Distance, however, made Erin and Dean realize how much they really want to be together. Dean lives in South Africa, and Erin in the US. The two met when he was in a work trip in the US. They effortlessly fell for each other and since then dated long distance.
There were times when the sweethearts would meet-up—in Mexico, in Ireland, in South Africa, among many other places. One time, Dean tried to fly to the US but couldn’t because of Covid 19 restrictions. So Erin, without any preparation at all, hopped on a plane to cross the sea and see Dean. They finally met up in Ireland and Dean proposed the day Erin arrived.
Because they were apart for too long, the bride and groom just couldn’t stay away from each other. They spent every minute of their wedding day together. The couple enjoyed their time, especially their exchange of vows and shared kisses. They snuggled a lot during the day and couldn’t even wait until they say their I dos to kiss! Talk about how absence makes the heart grow fonder!
The Red Rock Canyon proved to be the perfect wedding location for the two. The mountains, the weather, and the sceneries echoed their love for nature. Erin wore a long white halter dress and Dean matched the relaxed feel of the moment in his black dress shirt and quirky bow tie. The reds and yellows of the florals added a touch of fun. The organic simplicity of it all reflected the truth and sincerity of the promises they made to each other that day.
Distance may be a challenge, but as they say, love conquers all. Erin and Dean’s story is proof of how love conquers all, even distance.
Florals: Gaia Flowers
McKenzi Taylor is America’s go-to elopement and micro wedding expert, often featured in small and major media outlets, such as the New York Times. With over 15 years of wedding photography experience, it was after planning her own Las Vegas elopement in 2016 that McKenzi felt her purpose shift into elopement coordination. She started Cactus Collective Weddings soon after in 2017. Since then, she’s become a WIPA board member, and has helped well over 1000 couples get hitched in style around Las Vegas, San Diego and Black Hills.