Joel and Lauryn’s Canal Park Wedding

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Bride and groom photo with lift bridge in background.

Joel and Lauryn met while both studying at the College of St. Scholastica. One fateful night, Lauryn’s roommate’s boyfriend was showing them around the bar scene and introducing them to some friends, one of which happened to be Joel. The two hit it off immediately and exchanged numbers that night. After a couple more friendly gatherings, Joel asked Lauryn out on an “official date,” and a few years after that, he popped the question at the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, a gorgeous festival held in a place which is very dear to Lauryn. Perfection.

These lovebirds tied the knot on a blustery fall day at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Superior, WI. From there, they headed over to the DECC for a night of dancing, laughter, and celebration. Congratulations Joel and Lauryn, thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!

Photos of the lift bridge and wedding dress.

Duluth looking good for wedding day.

Photos of details of the wedding day, including shots of the rings, shoes, dress and more.

Wedding day details, including Lauryn’s grandpa’s pin in the bouquet, and a penny for luck, which Lauryn’s mom and sister also kept in their shoes for their own weddings.

Bride and her bridesmaids getting ready on wedding day.

Lauryn and her girls getting ready at a bed and breakfast on the point.

Bride gets dress fastened by bridesmaids.

Finishing makeup touches for Lauryn done by her old babysitter.

Groom getting ready for wedding day.

Joel preparing for the big day.

Bride and groom photos on the beach.

First look out on the shores of Superior.

Bride and groom photos next to the lift bridge and Lake Superior.

The bride and groom!

Bride and groom photos with the lift bridge and Lake Superior in background.

Braving the wind and waves with a smile.

Wedding party outside in the fall colors.

Wedding party photos taken behind St. Scholastica, the college both Lauryn and Joel attended.

Bride and groom outside in the fall colors.

Out exploring in the fall colors.

Photos of the wedding ceremony in the church; lighting of the candles.

The ceremony held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Bride and groom outside in the tall grass.

Joel and Lauryn!

Photos of the reception, including name tags, desserts and table decorations.

Reception necesseties, complete with pies from the Rustic Inn.

Bride and groom cut the cake at the wedding reception; speeches and kissing included.

Let the festivities begin!

Bride and groom dance with their parents at the wedding reception.

First dances.

Bride and groom dancing with lift bridge in background.

Magical ending to the night.

Reception – DECC Harborside Ballroom
Ceremony – Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Entertainment – Pro Sound & Light Show
Dress – Allure Bridals
Dessert – Rustic Inn Cafe

Duluth MN Wedding Photography: Pat and Tara

City: Duluth, MN Venue: ,

Pat’s face showed his excitement tempered by nerves as Tara, his bride, approached from behind for her big reveal. She was absolutely radiant in her wedding dress and it was obvious as Pat turned around that he approved. Pat and Tara pledged their lives to each other in a traditional wedding Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The ceremony was sweet and an unnamed father may have even tried to conceal his teary eye as vows were exchanged. After Mass, Pat and Tara were able to sneak away, while guests enjoyed happy hour at the DECC, for a quick photo shoot around Canal Park. While shooting our bride and groom only session, several tourists took the opportunity to offer their congratulations by hooting and hollering. It’s hard not to love Duluth! We made our way back to the Horizon Room at the DECC where the Photo Booth and A.T. Entertainment kept the guests entertained well into the night.

Be sure to check out both slideshows and leave your well-wishes below for Pat and Tara.


Ceremony – St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church Reception – Horizon Room, DECC Photography – Bryan Jonathan Weddings Dress – Bella Bridal Boutique Cake – The Exchange Bakery Flowers – Peterson Anderson Flowers Entertainment – A.T. Entertainment Photo Booth – Bryan Jonathan Weddings