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.

#justmarried


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.

#ItsHammondTime


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

Ben and Alison’s Surprise Proposal and Engagement Photos

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

Guys are the best and worst planners ever. Ben knew years ago that Alison was the one and it was only a matter of time until it was official with an engagement ring. On the other hand, he inquired less than 24 hours before proposing if it was possible to capture the moment on camera. After a flurry of covert texts and emails, it was settled and everyone was in position. Alison knew something was up and had her suspicions but still couldn’t hold back the tears when Ben got down on one knee. After the excitement and flood of emotions, we walked around Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota for a few photos to celebrate the occasion. Ben summed it up best with the quote below:

“I knew since the day I met you that you were the one, my love for you is growing stronger every day and there was never a doubt in my mind that this day would come. Slightly surprised she said YES and signed up to deal with me forever and ever but I’ll take it 😁❤️

Je t’aime Alison!”

Ben proposing marriage to Alison.

She said YES!


Alison shows of her new engagement ring.

Alison still has tears in her eyes.


Ben and Alison + Maya.

Maya, the Golden Retriever, apparently had more exciting things on her mind than Mom and Daddy getting hitched.


Engagement photo with Maya.

Maya thought it was going to be an ordinary walk in Canal Park.


Photos of Alison and Ben by Lake Superior.

It was MUCH icier in that location than expected. We all survived. 🙂


Engagement photos of Ben and Alison.

A boy from the French Alps meets a girl from Minnesota . . . . . .


Engagement photos with Maya the Golden Retriever.

Maya asks “Will you marry my daddy?”


Maya and Alison's engagement ring.

Maya is trying her best to understand what the heck is going on. She was a champ.


Engagement pics of Ben and Alison.

Alison has the cutest nose wrinkle!


Ben and Alison having a beer.

Pints at Hoops Brewing in Canal Park.


Ben and Alison at sunset.

Je t’aime.


Chris and Lindsay Clyde Iron Wedding

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

Chris and Lindsay shared their wedding day with guests from all over the world. It was a stunning day filled with sparkly silver chairs, blue uplighting, and snowflake gobo lights on the floor. It felt like a winter wonderland inside Clyde Iron Works while it was dreary and windy day outside in Duluth, MN. I am so delighted for Chris and Lindsay to continue their lives together as husband and wife. Congratulations!






Chris and Lindsay's wedding decor.

Clyde Iron Works in all its splendor.


Chris and Lindsay before the wedding ceremony.

Getting ready.


Chris looking though his photo album.

Lindsay gave Chris a photo album of all their travels.


Chris and Lindsays' first look before the ceremony.

The first look at Clyde Iron.


Chris and Lindsay's bridal party.

Bottoms up.


Portraits of Chris and Lindsay.

#lindsayvogtschris


Photos of Lindsay's bridal details; hair, flowers, shawl.

Check out that fantastic bridal bouquet by Superior Blooms.


Wedding portraits of Lindsay and Chris.

Clyde had just put up a giant Christmas tree the day before Chris and Lindsay’s wedding.


Chris and Lindsay's wedding ceremony.

Here comes the bride.


Chris and Lindsay's wedding details.

Drunk in Love.


Chris and Lindsay's wedding reception.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce to you for the very first time, as husband and wife, Chris and Lindsay!


First dance photos.

Chris and Lindsay’s first dance.


Photos of Chris and Lindsay's first dance.

The first dances with dad and mom are the sweetest.


Venue – Clyde Iron Works
Event Lighting – Duluth Event Lighting
Flowers – Superior Blooms
Coordiantor – Northland Special Events
Decor – Northland Special Events
Entertainment – Sounds Unlimited
Desserts – Twisted Pastries