Alex and Abi Greysolon Ballroom Wedding

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

This love story starts in high school, that’s right, high school sweethearts. Alex and Abi needed dates to prom and connected through a mutual friend. They both ended up having a great time together and have been inseparable since that night. The two exchanged vows at Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth just a few short blocks away from where Alex proposed at the Portland Malt Shoppe. I’m so happy for you two and thrilled to have been a part of your big day. Congrats.

Abi's bridal accessories.

Alex and Abi exchanged cologne and perfume as wedding gifts.

Abi and the bridesmaids before the wedding.

Abi and the ladies getting ready in The Bridal Suite at Greysolon Ballroom.

Alex and the groomsmen before the wedding.

Alex and the gentlemen getting ready next door to the ladies at Greysolon. They had a strict no peaking directive.

Alex and Abi's first look.

Abi needed an entourage to hold up her wedding dress before the first look.

Alex and Abi

Alex and Abi

Abi's wedding bouquet and Alex's boutonniere.

The colors in Abi’s bouquet perfectly compliment Alex’s blue suit.

Wedding portraits of Abi and Alex.

Abi and Alex with Greysolon Plaza in the background.

Portraits of Abi.

One, two, or three? Or maybe all three!

The bridal party.

The bridal party.

The wedding ceremony at Greysolon.

Alex and Abi’s wedding ceremony at Greysolon Ballroom.

Photos of wedding reception decor.

Snazzy Cakes and smoking martinis.

Abi and Alex's first dances.

Alex and Abi ‘s and first dances.

Venue – Greysolon Ballroom
Menswear – Mainstream Fashions for Men
Dessert – Snazzy Cakes
Entertainment – Ben Mork
Officiant – John Hartwick

Casey and Diana’s Moorish Room Wedding

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

Casey and Diana’s officiant, wrote a special poem to celebrate their love and recite during the ceremony It goes something like this.

“Love Me Tinder” by Tyler

A boy who operates trains
And a girl who loves Norah Jones
Were seeking companionship
Using only their phones

Vigorous swiping occurred
So fast as to let a breeze in
For her, Just in “Case”
For him, He was looking for a good Kirzan

The two connected
As a result of impeccable game
What had started as a dry, flammable material used for lighting fire
Had ignited into a glorious orange flame

The attraction was pungent
Much like a sweet vermouth
A young love would blossom
And lead them to Duluth

Love me tinder
As far as the eye can see
And thus ends the story
Of how Casey for the D

Casey's wedding dress and flowers at Greysolon.

Daina’s wedding accessories.

Photos of Diana getting ready.


The first look.

Casey and Diana’s first look.

Portraits of Casey and Diana

Who wore it better, Casey or Diana?

Casey and Diana in the park.

“Love Me Tinder”

Casey and Diana's wedding ceremony.

Casey and Diana performed a love lock ceremony during the wedding, and the keys “magically” disappeared.

First dance and reception photos.

Casey and Diana’s first dances with each other and their parents.

Venue – Moorish Room
Entertainment – Sounds Unlimited
Photo Booth – Duluth Photo Booth
Dress – Bella Rose Bridal
Flowers – Saffron and Grey

Jesse and Natalie’s Cathedral Wedding

City: All Photography, City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

This is Jesse and Natalie story as told on The Knot, why rewrite history when you can hear it directly from them. I do however want to add that Jesse and Natalie boycotted the traditional “glass clinking” at the reception and instead asked for donations that would be split between the MN ALS Association and Parkinson’s Foundation. With that simple twist of the tradition, they raised hundreds of dollars for their favorite charities!

Thanks to Toby Keith and String Cheese, Here We Are

It all started on October 18th, 2014. Earlier that year, Natalie made the big move from Duluth to begin her career at the Best Buy Corporate Campus while I was in my third year working at SPS Commerce in Minneapolis. Natalie was out with a few of her girlfriends and I was hanging out with my brother Jake and a few childhood friends. Thankfully, both groups decided to go to Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill (no longer in business, RIP) to have a few adult beverages and enjoy some live music. A few of ‘Natalie’s Crew’ and a couple of my freinds found each other and started chatting just as the live band started to wind down their set. My friends invited the crew back to my house to continue the party. Natalie has always known the importance of greeting and thanking the host and, although I was unaware of having a post-bar party that time, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Natalie reached out, shook me hand, and the rest was history.

We quickly bonded over our love for string cheese (see full story below), how great “Timber” by Ke$ha was, and the prospects of the Minnesota Wild that year. As the ‘Natalie Crew’ was starting to leave, I mustered the courage to ask for Natalie’s phone number which, I’m sure Natalie will attest to, was done in a very manly, suave way. The next morning, I tried to play it cool, waiting to reach out to Natalie, trying to hide my eagerness to get to know the beautiful gal I’d met the night before. I ended up asking Natalie if she’d like to meet again in the next couple of days, but it failed. Not once, not twice, but three times Natalie declined and was playing hard to get. Either my Irish charm started to chip away at Natalie, or she just started to feel bad for the desperate sucker who couldn’t stop texting her, but she finally accepted. Since then, if it wasn’t for work-related trips, Natalie and I haven’t been separated for more than two days at a time. Most nights you can find us binge-watching crime TV shows on Netflix, having our Wednesday-pizza-and-Survivor nights, finding a new sushi place (or Crave for the 8 millionth time) to appease Natalie’s cravings, attending a $5 movie night at the local theatre, playing softball, or attending a Wild game. We also absolutely love to travel, and eat our way around the country and world – we’ve been to both New Orleans and Dallas in 2015, Cabo San Lucas and Orlando in 2016 and London & Scotland in 2017. On the docket for 2018 is a trip to Ohio, then a multi-country cruise in early 2019!

Who knows if fate is real or if there is only one person made for each of us – I suppose we’ll never know – but how else would people from opposite ends of the state meet and fall in love despite no mutual connections? Although Natalie might be a little disappointed she didn’t end up marrying a Johnnie, I’d like to think that she is grateful for finding her Maverick!

It’s Really a Cheesy Story…

When a friend of mine wanted to continue her Saturday night at a friend’s house, I had no idea how badly I would need food. Shortly after clambering out of the taxi, I was greeted at the door of a white rambler in the heart of St. Louis Park.

“Hi,” he said, “I’m Jesse.”

“I’m Natalie,” I replied, “Nice to meet you. Do you have any food?” (I’m convinced it was right there he fell in love with me, but the verdict is still out on that.)

We walked into the kitchen and as Jesse was looking around for food (literally anything that didn’t require an egg or a pound of ground beef) I snuck into the refrigerator and found a lone string cheese. It was over that chunk of mozzarella, as I was sitting on his counter-top, that our love story began.
From our very first date (which consisted of donating turkeys to a food shelter), we bonded over giving back to the community. Both together and separately, we’ve delved into fostering dogs, raising money for ALS research, donating toys and stuffed animals during the holiday season, building homes through Habitat for Humanity, and supporting our local community through Rotary.

Jesse is the most generous person I’ve ever met. Not only with the time he donates and dedicates to others, but also the effort he puts into keeping our relationship fresh and fun. I’m so blessed to have found my partner in crime and can’t wait to marry him.

To the man who always lets me have the last brownie and is the first to pour me a “Natalie” drink, I’ll meet you at the altar.

The Cathedral where Jesse and Natalie married.

Fall colors in full effect at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Jesse and Natalie's wedding details.

“Love you more.”

Natalie getting ready at the cathedral.

Natalie’s something borrowed also happened to be old and blue. It was a gift from her father to her mother when she was born.

Natalie's first look with dad.

Natalie’s first look with her father and grandma.

Natalie's bridal photos.

A stunning bride.

The bridal party.

Jesse and Natalie’s wedding party looking fine.

Jesse and Natalie's wedding pics.

Jesse and Natalie spent 1,425 days together, all leading up to this point.

Bride and Groom photos.

The sun broke through the clouds with impeccable timing.

Jesse and Natalie at Enger Tower.


Cake cutting photos.

High fives for Strawberry cheesecake.

Jesse and Natalie's first dance photos.

The first dances at Greysolon Ballroom.

Ceremony – Greysolon Ballroom
Reception – Greysolon Ballroom
Entertainment – Sounds Unlimited
Photo Booth – Duluth Photo Booth
Flowers – Engwalls
Reception Benefactor – MN ALS Association
Reception Benefactor – MN Parkinson’s Foundation

Lex and Maddie’s Depot Wedding

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

Duluth Depot wedding photo

It started as a work romance with Lex frantically learning Pokémon Go so he could have an excuse to hang out with Maddie. He obviously must have done something right and caught enough Pokémon to make it down the aisle. Lex and Maddie married at The Historic Duluth Depot. It was a beautiful fall day filled with laughter and love. I’m so excited for these two and the amazing adventure they have embarked upon. Congrats!

Lex and Maddie's wedding decorations.

All Star Wedding Chucks for the win. Comfy feet are a must.

Lex and Maddie's wedding cake.

“Whatever your heart desires.”

Maddie and the bridesmaids.

All the Single Ladies.

Lex and Maddie's first look.

Smiles and tears at the first look.

Lex and Maddie's wedding pics.

Maddie may as well be a royal princess.

Lex and Maddie before the wedding.

Lex and Maddie.

Maddie's wedding details.

Etsy flowers, All ⭐️s, and one gorgeous bride.

Lex and Maddie in the train station.

Lex and Maddie stroll through the train station.

Lex and Maddie's wedding photos.

Now that’s a fine looking bridal party.

Lex and Maddie's wedding ceremony.

Lex and Maddie walk their mothers down the aisle before the ceremony.

Lex and Maddie cutting the wedding cake.

Mr ❤️ Mrs

Lex and Maddie's first dances.

The first dances.

Venue – Duluth Depot
Catering – Carmody Irish Pub
Entertainment – DJ Path Annu
Dress – David’s Bridal

Justin and Jonie Fall Engagement Pics

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Justin and Jonie were in town for a few days, and we visited Amity Creek in Lester Park for a lovely engagement session. It’s clear to see how much these two love each other even though it took Justin SEVEN YEARS to pop the question. I am so excited for you two and am glad she didn’t get away!

Justin and Jonie engagement pics at Lester Park.

Love at Amity Creek.

Justin and Jonie

Justin and Jonie

Justing and Jonie's engagement pics.

Look at the detail in that ring. #gorgeous

Justin and Jonie

“The Deeps” on Amity Creek.

Justin and Jonie in Lester Park.

Eskimo kisses are the best.

Justin and Jonie and Brighton Beach.

The sky cleared at sunset for our last stop at Brighton Beach