Alexa + Peter | Married

July 3, 2018
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Dramatic Lutsen Mountain Wedding

From my first exchange with Alexa, I just knew we would have such a great day at their summer Lutsen Mountain Wedding. (Their cozy engagement session was pretty great, too.) The ceremony was held on the patio of the chalet overlooking Lake Superior. Guests had to gondola ride up to the venue! Amazing.

Both Alexa and Peter are self-identified Lego fanatics. Peter had the best Lego cuff links. He also loves the  Jurassic Park theme song and it was actually the entrance song-played so tastefully on violin! To see fog billowing in over the lake, it just felt like a Jurassic Park moment.

Shared passions aside, the couple said they chose a North Shore wedding because the beautiful place also is special to the couple and their families. The theme of nature + family  carried through all day. Peter carried his niece/flower girl down the aisle, the musicians were all family and friends and Alexa’s uncle was the ceremony officiant.

Some of my favorite images are from the special time we pre-planned to set aside just for bride and groom portraits. The couple got engaged on Artist’s Point and it was so amazing to take that 20 minute drive to capture what ended up being just epic photos from the day at a location that was so special to them. A friend even packed a little snack for them to eat in transit.

Once we got back, the fog rolled in and helped cool down the venue. Guests loved the doughnut wall the father of the bride built and stocked with goodies from the famous Worlds’ Best Donuts in Grand Marais. (The bridesmaids knew this was coming and wore shirts saying, ” After this, we’re getting doughnuts,” and it was just so perfectly fun and special!)

Alexa and Peter, I know your sense of adventure will keep you to happy together for many many years. All my love!!!

Venue + Catering | Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountain

Invitations | Minted

Hair + Makeup | Language of Hair, Duluth

Music | Pro Sound & Light Show

Cake | Wuollet Bakery

Doughnuts | World’s Best Donuts

Video | One:One 

Dress + Accessories | BHLDN

Shoes | TOM’s

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Azazie

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