Jon and Kelli’s Glensheen Tent Wedding

City: Duluth, MN Venue:

What began as a fateful first date at Eat Street Cafe in Minneapolis continued at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth and will endure for many years to come. Jon and Kelli exchanged vows one day short of Jon’s parents’ wedding anniversary. I’m confident they could share a few marriage pointers.

The day was hot and smokey. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but Canadian wildfire haze obscured the horizon over Lake Superior. That is until moments before the ceremony when the wind shifted, and the fresh air revealed blue sky. The nuptials overlooking Lake Superior and Tischer Creek was short and sweet, and everyone was relieved for the breeze.

A family-style dinner catered by Duluth Grill was served. And then for some inexplicable reason an inflatable shark appeared, apparently it’s a bridal party tradition with Jon’s family for sharks to join the festivities. Either way I’m all for the traditional traditions and the not so traditional tradition.

Jon and Kelli, thank you so much for having us at your wedding and may you two bring each other much joy and happiness.

Wedding details at Glensheen Mansion.

Glensheen Mansion on a smokey summer day. Candain wildfires obscure the horizon on Lake Superior.

Wedding details.

Wedding details by Northland Special Events and Fleurtation.

Getting ready photos.

The ladies are getting ready in the Gardener’s Cottage at Glensheen.

The first glance.

Jon and Kelli’s first look in the Formal Gardens.

Jon and Kelli

Jon and Kelli

Photos of Jon and Kelli.

Doesn’t she look GORGEOUS??!!

Jon and Kelli's details.

Wedding details including MN socks.

Jon and Kelli walking down the aisle.

The long march down the aisle.

The vows.

I, Kelli, choose you Jon to be my forever best friend and husband.

Jon and Kelli dance on the stone arch bridge at Glensheen Mansion. '

Jon and Kelli dance on the stone arch bridge over Tischer Creek.

Jon and Kelli on the pier.

As the evening progressed the winds shifted and cleared the smoke-filled skies.

Jon and Kelli at Glensheen.

Enough photos, it’s time to party.

Social hour.

Cocktail hour.

The first dances.

Jon and Kelli’s first dances.

Wedding dance photos

An inflatable shark is a staple at Reifschneider weddings!

Venue – Glensheen Historic Mansion
Decor – Northland Special Events
Flowers – Fleurtation
Entertainment – Sounds Unlimited
Catering – Duluth Grill
Dress – Posh Bridal