Has and Janna Backyard Tent Wedding

City: Grand Rapids, MN Venue:

Has and Janna married in her childhood backyard overlooking Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids. These avid outdoors people also race canoes,so a poem entitled The Master Speed by Robert Frost was read during the ceremony. I cannot think of a better theme for all the adventures and misadventures that await.

No speed of wind or water rushing by
But you have speed far greater. You can climb
Back up a stream of radiance to the sky,
And back through history up the stream of time.
And you were given this swiftness, not for haste
Nor chiefly that you may go where you will,
But in the rush of everything to waste,
That you may have the power of standing still-
Off any still or moving thing you say.
Two such as you with such a master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar.

-Robert Frost

Has and Janna had the most unique and over-engineered canoe arch.

What’s better than a guest book? A guess paddle!

The ladies prepared many pots of rice before the ceremony.

Janna before the wedding.

Has and Janna’s first look. There are few moments sweeter than this.

Flowers by North in Bloom.

Has and Janna

Has and Janna with their guest book paddles and canoe arch. I also heard that Janna’s father made the wood stack unusually organized for the big day.

Janna married Has in her childhood backyard overlooking Pokegama Lake.

Pig roast and s’mores by Saucy Sow.


There was plenty of cake even after the oops.


Has and Janna’s first dance under a twinkling tent and cloudy skies.

Catering – The Saucy Sow
Catering – Chad’s Meat Wagon
Bar Service – Whiskey Proposition
Entertainment – DJ Todda
Flowers – North in Bloom
Restrooms – Northland Portables
Transportation – Shubat Transportation
Tent and Chairs – Lefty’s Tent and Party Rental
Hair and Make-Up – Captivating Beauty
Officiant – Rev. Barb, Aunt of the Bride