Mitchell and Chelsea’s Woodbury Wedding

City: Woodbury, MN Venue:

Mitchell and Chelsea hit it off right away, so much so that Mitchell proposed just nine months after their first date. As she puts it, “When you know, you know!”

Chelsea and Mitch getting ready before the wedding.

“Being with you forever is the best thing I could ever ask in my entire life.”

Mitch and Chelsea's first look.

“I love you, and I love all of you, forever and ever.”

Chelsea and Mitchell reading letters they wrote to each other.

“I knew from day one that we were meant to be together forever, no matter what it took.”

Mitchelle and Chelsea's wedding portraits.

“When you know, you know was very true for us!”

Chelsea, Mitch, and the Bridal Party.

Welcome To Our Wedding.

Mitchell and Chelsea's wedding ceremony.

“We knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together when we came up to Duluth together on a long weekend up the North Shore. The connection we have is so amazing, and we decided we couldn’t live without each other.”

Venue – Woodbury Lutheran Church
Flowers – Sweet Peas A Floral Boutique
Menwear – Savvi Formalwear

Erik and Hannah Sunrise Engagement

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Erik and Hannah met in the genetics lab at NDSU. Every day he would wait for his future bride just to hold the door open for her. On the last day of class, he asked for her number, and they have been happily together since. When they first began dating, Erik shared his passion for nature and growing trees. He told her about a particular old-growth forest in Northern Minnesota called the Lost Forty. The way he said it gave Hannah a suspicion that he would one day propose there. Erik finally brought her to the Lost Forty, and while walking the trail, stopped between a huge white pine and red pine, and before she knew it he was on one knee with a ring in his hand!

Erik and Hannah sunrise engagement pictures.

Lake Superior looks like the Arctic from above.

Hannah and Erik at Sunrise.

Sunrise on Lake Superior.

Erik and Hannah at Lester Park.

June 1, 2019, can’t come fast enough.

Sunrise engagement photos.

“When we were walking the trail, Erik stopped between a huge white pine and a red pine, and before I knew it he was on one knee with a ring in his hand!”

Erik and Hannah

There’s no place better than the arms of your best friend.

Erik and Hannah engagement photos.

Enough of all this romantic stuff, it’s time for breakfast. 🙂

Mike and Sara’s Gunflint Elopement

City: Grand Marais, MN Venue:

Photos of a bride and groom making winter snow angels at Gunflint Lodge in Grand Marais, MN.

Mike and Sara skipped the over-the-top wedding fanfare and eloped in the middle of winter to Gunflint Lodge in Nothern, Minnesota. They went to middle school together but didn’t find love until many years later. For years the two were like ships passing in the night until that one day at a truck and tractor pull. Since that day they have been inseparable, and now it’s official. Congrats and may your marriage be full of many tractor pulls and surprise snow angels.

Winter photos of Gunflint Lodge.

Mike and Sara married during one of the snowiest Februarys on record in Northern Minnesota.

Sara getting ready before the wedding.

Sara getting ready at Shear Envy in Grand Marais.

Mike and Sara before the wedding.

Sloth socks for the win!

Mike and Sara's wedding photos.

Classy, lovely, and perfect are the three words Mike and Sara used to describe their wedding.

Mike and Sara inside Gunflint Lodge.

Mike and Sara warm up with hot cocoa at Gunflint Lodge.

Wedding portraits of Mike and Sara.


Mike and Sara's wedding photos.

#stunningbride and the groom looks OK too.

Outdoor photos of Mike and Sara in the snow.

“One day at a truck and tractor pull, we ran into each other, both single, and have been inseparable ever since.”

Mike and Sara making snow angles.

I jokingly (but 100% serious) told Sara we were going to end the day with Snow Angels on Gunflint Lake and she looked at me like I was nuts. Three hours later without prompting both Mike and Sara unleashed their inner-child. #worthit

Venue – Gunflint Lodge
Hair and Make-Up –
Shear Envy Northshore

Brad and Miala Winter Engagement Photos

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Brad & Miala met on Match and had many wonderful conversations until complete radio silence for nearly a month. Miala went offline but couldn’t stop thinking about “this amazing guy.” When she tried to find him again her account had been deactivated. She was determined to find him with a new account. After plenty of searching, they found each other once more. Brad immediately asked her on a date; sushi and martinis at Blackwater. At the end of the night, Brad asked to see her again, and she responded: “I will believe it when I hear from you again.” To Miala’s surprise, he texted her that night and the next day. The two have been together since.

Brad and Miala's engagement pictures.

I said “put a little snow down his back,” and Miala was more than happy to oblige.

Photos of Brad and Miala at Enger Tower.


Brad and Miala on Lake Superior.

Lake Superior was frozen, and we were able to walk out to Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum.

Brad and Miala on Lake Superior

Ice as far as the eye can see.

Photos of Brad and Miala on frozen Lake Superior.

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. -Bob Marley

BJ and Amanda Eloped

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

“We were playing pool together one night after BJ’s pool leagues and talking about our future. I looked away for a second, looked back and BJ was on one knee and started this amazing speech about how he feels about me and us as a couple. After a few tears and “Really?! Are you sure?” came out of my mouth (probably not the response he was looking for), I said yes. It was perfect. It was just the two of us living our normal lives, and it was a private moment that we have to look back on and smile about. Neither of us was looking for a serious relationship, but we found that our “weirds” match each other and the rest is history.”

Amanda getting ready before the wedding.

Amanda getting ready in the suite at the Historic Cotton Mansion.

BJ and Amanda's wedding photos at Cotton Mansion.

“Intimate, Fun, Ours”

Amanda's bridal details.

Amanda’s wedding details including an Onyx engagement ring and necklace.

BJ and Amanda at Cotton Mansion

Moonshine should be a staple at every wedding.

BJ and Amanda cutting the wedding cake.

Even the smallest weddings need a cake.

Wedding pictures of BJ and Amanda.

“Neither of us was looking for a serious relationship, but we found that our “weirds” match each other and the rest is history.”

Venue – Cotton Mansion