Deanna and Eric were in graduate school when they first met. Both were pursuing degrees in the Human Resource Development field and were in some of the same classes. During a semester final, they took notice of each other as they handed in their tests at the same time. A casual conversation in the hallway afterward led to a whole lot more when the two began dating soon after the New Year in 2011.
In 2013 these lovebirds took a trip to California. Deanna was so happy to be in the sand with the water crashing at her legs on Pebble Beach that Eric suddenly knew he wanted to marry that girl. Fast- forward to 2014, when on a short trip back to the same spot, Eric got to fulfill his vision of a proposal on the beach. Deanna said “Yes!” and they celebrated their new engagement over lunch with good friends.
The proposal happened near the Pacific Ocean, and their big day was held along the shores of Lake Superior. The Fitger’s courtyard was perfect for some romantic photos, and the intimate ceremony was laid-back and relaxed among the flowers of the Rose Garden, near Duluth’s Leif Erikson Park and iconic Lake Walk. Eric and Deanna were happy to just enjoy their parents’ company and have this beautiful event be only about their love for each other. I am honored to have been able to capture this special day for them.
Congratulations Eric and Deanna! Have fun in Maui!
Hotel – Fitger’s Inn
Ceremony – The Rose Garden
Dinner – Blackwoods Grill and Bar
Photo Location – Park Point Beach
Make-Up Artist – Derick Cich