Nico and Sam’s Wedding at The Moorish Room

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

After nearly seven years together, Nico and Sam were united in marriage by their friend at The Moorish Room. It was such joy to celebrate with them and join in the fun.

Sam’s bridal details.

Sam’s friend made the cupcakes and cake topper.

Nico and Sam before the wedding.

The first look in Canal Park.

Sam and Nico

Who wore it better?

Duluth is a Cool City, no doubt about it.

Just a bride and groom and a few friendly neighborhood spidermen.

Nico’s “Gentlemen” before the wedding in Blackwater Lounge.

Nico and Sam’s ceremony in the Moorish Room at Greysolon Plaza.

Cutting the cake.

A few heartfelt speeches.

The first of a lifetime of dances.

Nico was swarmed by kids right before removing the garter. He kept it PG.

Venue – Greysolon Moorish Room
Entertainment –
Sounds Unlimited
Menwear –
Men’s Wearhouse

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. 🙂

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

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.