Geoff and Eling’s Gunflint Lodge Elopement

City: Grand Marais, MN Venue:

Geoff and Eling’s love story started with a few enduring text messages, followed by a three-hour phone conversation and a six-hour first date. By the second date, both of them realized that this was something special that neither one had experienced before. They became inseparable. Less than a year later Geoff proposed at Interstate Park in WI overlooking the St. Croix river. When the moment was right, Geoff got down on one knee and presented her with a little blue box tied with a white ribbon. He was so excited about the whole thing that he almost forgot to ask her the magic words. Once he asked for her hand in marriage, her answer was YES!

Eling wanted snow on their wedding day, and she got it, along with a bitter Canadian wind. Inside, the fireplace warmed our hands and hearts as Geoff and Eling exchanged vows. They almost eloped but instead choose to invite their closest family and friends to unplug and unwind in the great North Woods.






Eling's wedding dress.

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Geoff and Eling Getting ready.

“By the 2nd date, both of them realized that this was something special that neither one had experienced before. They became inseparable.”


Geoff and Eling's first look.

Eling wanted snow for her wedding, and she got it!


Photos of Geoff and Eling in the snow.

Geoff and Eling described their wedding as Unconditional Love, Fellowship, and Unplugged.


Geoff and Eling in the snow at Gunflint Lake.

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Photos of Geoff and Eling in the snow.

“When the moment was right Geoff got down on one knee and presented her with a little blue box tied with a white ribbon. He was so excited about the whole thing that he almost forgot to ask her the magic words.”


Geoff and Eling's wedding ceremony.

“Once he asked for her hand in marriage her answer was YES!”


Venue – Gunflint Lodge/a>
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Meg and Peter’s Destination Wedding in Grand Marais

City: Grand Marais, MN Venue: ,

Portrait of the bride and groom on the Hovland Dock overlooking Lake Superior.

Meg and Peter met while working together at Minnesota Public Radio. Meg, an editor, and Peter, a reporter, spent more than a year having an almost weekly traditional breakfast with a couple of friends. When they started dating, after an evening of lamb dinner, a secret office romance was kindled, which was kept under wraps until their beautiful September wedding.

The happy couple snuck off along the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior to enjoy an intimate wedding oasis in Grand Marais, MN. Meg and Peter decided on a small destination wedding for their big love for each other. They took a trip to the small village of Hovland, north of Grand Marais, where they enjoyed a romantic stroll on the Hovland Dock, and successfully evaded the commotion of a large wedding. While shooting photos at the dock, the couple sported matching umbrellas to shield the rain, until the sun burst through the clouds and shone brightly on the couple’s face; it was a beautiful moment.

The wedding party included a total of ten guests and was officiated, in part, by the groom’s father. This lovely destination wedding, described by the couple as a “Delightful weekend away,” took place at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Highway 61 alongside Lake Superior.

Peter proposed to Meg on Artists’ Point in Grand Marais, MN, a beautiful stony beach, which the couple returned to in their wedding photo shoot. This intimate wedding ceremony was a wonder to shoot. The bride herself admitted to being a bit hesitant to be in front of the camera, while her job usually requires her to be behind it. This hint of camera shyness is nowhere to be found in the many glowing bride and groom portraits, where happiness is evident in the smiles of these two newlyweds.

The wedding reception was held at The Crooked Spoon Cafe in Grand Marais, where the couple rented the upper room to host their intimate wedding party. Here, the merriment of the newlywed’s was evident as they enjoyed second to none food, and took part in post-wedding festivities.






Wedding details on a sunny day in Northern MN.

Beautiful wedding details on a sunny day in Grand Marais, MN.


Wedding details and gifts on a green background.

Sentimental keepsakes and stunning jewelry for the bride and groom gift exchange.


The groom gets dressed and boutonniere pinned on before the wedding.

The groom getting ready at a local bed and breakfast in Grand Marais, MN.


Getting ready photos of the bride.

Getting ready photos of the bride as she prepares for the wedding ceremony.


An intimate wedding on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Intimate wedding ceremony on the North Shore at Trinity Lutheran Church.


Photos of the bride and groom on Lake Superior.

Lovely bride and groom portraits along the shores of Lake Superior.


Photos of the bride and groom on the Hovland Dock.

A romantic stroll on the Hovland Dock.


Photos of the bride and groom on Artists' Point, Grand Marais.

Meg and Peter on Artists’ Point along the North Shore, the location where Peter proposed.


Wedding reception held at the Crooked Spoon Cafe along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Charming wedding reception held at The Crooked Spoon Cafe in Grand Marais, MN.


Venue – Trinity Lutheran Church

Reception – Crooked Spoon

Accomodations – The North Shore Fisherman’s Cabin