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!
Duluth looking good for wedding day.
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.
Lauryn and her girls getting ready at a bed and breakfast on the point.
Finishing makeup touches for Lauryn done by her old babysitter.
Joel preparing for the big day.
First look out on the shores of Superior.
The bride and groom!
Braving the wind and waves with a smile.
Wedding party photos taken behind St. Scholastica, the college both Lauryn and Joel attended.
Out exploring in the fall colors.
The ceremony held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.
Joel and Lauryn!
Reception necesseties, complete with pies from the Rustic Inn.
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.
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