Has and Janna Backyard Tent Wedding

City: Grand Rapids, MN Venue:

Has and Janna married in her childhood backyard overlooking Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids. These avid outdoors people also race canoes,so a poem entitled The Master Speed by Robert Frost was read during the ceremony. I cannot think of a better theme for all the adventures and misadventures that await.

No speed of wind or water rushing by
But you have speed far greater. You can climb
Back up a stream of radiance to the sky,
And back through history up the stream of time.
And you were given this swiftness, not for haste
Nor chiefly that you may go where you will,
But in the rush of everything to waste,
That you may have the power of standing still-
Off any still or moving thing you say.
Two such as you with such a master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar.

-Robert Frost

Has and Janna had the most unique and over-engineered canoe arch.

What’s better than a guest book? A guess paddle!

The ladies prepared many pots of rice before the ceremony.

Janna before the wedding.

Has and Janna’s first look. There are few moments sweeter than this.

Flowers by North in Bloom.

Has and Janna

Has and Janna with their guest book paddles and canoe arch. I also heard that Janna’s father made the wood stack unusually organized for the big day.

Janna married Has in her childhood backyard overlooking Pokegama Lake.

Pig roast and s’mores by Saucy Sow.


There was plenty of cake even after the oops.


Has and Janna’s first dance under a twinkling tent and cloudy skies.

Catering – The Saucy Sow
Catering – Chad’s Meat Wagon
Bar Service – Whiskey Proposition
Entertainment – DJ Todda
Flowers – North in Bloom
Restrooms – Northland Portables
Transportation – Shubat Transportation
Tent and Chairs – Lefty’s Tent and Party Rental
Hair and Make-Up – Captivating Beauty
Officiant – Rev. Barb, Aunt of the Bride

Derek and Emily’s Wedding Portraits

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Every first look is unique, but Derek and Emily hadn’t seen each other in months, so their first look was extra special. Emily was grinning from ear to ear as her handsome groom approached. When she turned around, it was clear she belonged in Derek’s arms from now until forever after. Thank you for including me in your day and letting me play with the swords. I now know to keep my greasy fingers off the blade. 🙂

That dress was clearly made just for Emily, gorgeous.

Derek and Emily hadn’t seen each other in months, so this was an extra special first look.

There is no place quite like Duluth.

A man in uniform with a sword is hard to resist.

Smiles all around.

Emily wore her grandma’s pearl earrings.

If I were a betting man, my money would be on Emily.

Jon and Miranda Wedding at Enger Tower

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

Jon and Miranda met at a music festival after Jon felt the urge to get up and move. At the time he didn’t know why but instinctually made a B-line straight to Miranda. He boldly asked if she needed help with her tent, and the more they got to talking, the more they found in common. Four years later they married at Enger Tower overlooking all of Duluth. They skipped the traditional wedding party, flowers, cake, and DJ; all they needed was family, friends, and love.

Jon and Miranda are all smiles at Enger Tower.

Jon and Miranda skipped the wedding party, flowers, cake, and DJ; all they needed was family, friends, and love.

Jon and Miranda’s friend at Fox Ridge Creations made their rings.

Who wore the purple umbrella better?

The Enger Tower Pavillion has one of the best views in all of Duluth.

Venue – Enger Tower
Reception – Black Woods Proctor
Desserts – The Exchange Bakery
Photo Booth – Wild Booth
Jewelry – Fox Ridge Creations

Erik and Hannah’s Kitchi Gammi Club Wedding

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

If you’re going to receive marriage advice from anyone, it should be someone with a bit of marriage experience. Make sense, right? Hannah’s grandparents just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary- SIXTY YEARS. My hats off to them, and I hope Erik and Hannah take every opportunity to soak in their wisdom.

People drove from all over the midwest and beyond to join Hannah and Erik at the historic Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth, MN. It was a wondrous day filled with laughter, tears, and a “few” groomsmen speeches. May you two soak in all that your day encompassed and live a life of love that lasts 60 years and beyond.

The historic Kitchi Gammi Club.

The ladies and the gentlemen prepare very differently for the wedding.

Erik and Hannah’s first look.

Hannah and Erik

Hannah is a stunning bride!

The bridal party.

Just look at Hannah’s smile as her father walks her down the aisle.

The cake from How Sweet It Is looks amazing.


Hannah’s bouquet toss off the balcony.

Hannah’s grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a first dance of their own.

Venue – Kitchi Gammi Club
Entertainment – Sounds Unlimited
Flowers – Dunbar Floral
Cake – How Sweet It Is
Jewelry – Ravens Refuge
Lighting – Duluth Event Lighting
Officiant – Marry Me In The Northland

Jon and Carly’s Wedding Elopement

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

While searching through the closet, Jon quickly snatched a small box but was busted like a little kid trying to hide it behind his back. Carly just had to know what it was and got quite the surprise when he revealed the secret and proposed on the spot. After nearly two and a half years, the moment was here. She said YES!

Jon and Carly eloped on the Vista Star with just two close friends to witness. I’m so excited for you two and wish you all the best and more success in keeping those fun secrets. 🙂

Does anyone really know how to tie a Double Windsor Knot?

Carly’s wedding bling.


Jon and Carly

The wedding party and every guest!

Jon – “I’m awesome” Carly – “Don’t let him fool you.” Yup, that about sum’s it up.

“I do” aboard the Vista Star.

Venue – Vista Star
Accommodations – Beacon Pointe Resort