how the weekend began: you know that "woodsy" smell, the one that has a distinct fresh wood smell, pine needles, and the crisp smell of the waves lapping up on the shore. the view that is gorgeously breathtaking, you could look out onto the endless lake for hours and never tire of the relaxing view. that's how the weekend began--with gorgeous scenery and beautiful smells.
kelsey + steven had the most perfect labor day weekend, north shore wedding that anyone could've dreamed of. when kelsey asked me if I'd travel to lutsen to capture their big day- I had no hesitation! I usually start my blog posts off by talking about the couple. this one, I'm going to start off talking about their love. handwritten, personal, unique and story-telling vows....you guys, I've never really cried at weddings before...and now this! ;) their vows were so sentimental and ended with their favorite song lyric, which obviously meant so much to them. I've known kelsey for a few years, I know her adventurous spirit, her kind helping hands and her infectious laugh that lights up a room. I hadn't known steven quite as long. upon meeting him, he was a little reserved and then I learned that the adventurous spirit in kelsey, is absolutely matched in steven. and, much like his bride, his smile makes you smile back. what I'm getting at is--- the two are cut from a puzzle in which there are 5 pieces. kelsey and steven are each one (making 2), their family is another, friends another and their adventurous spirit another. each one of those pieces had a special place in their wedding weekend on lake superior. it was without a doubt full of love, family, friends and adventure. these two have the kindest hearts, warmest hugs and most "at home" feeling laughs!
it is nearly impossible to pick favorite (images + stories) from the day, but, here's my try at it....
>>>for a list of all the great people + vendors who made this day possible, scroll down >>>
her details....that ring!?! ahh! all so pretty perfect and the way her dress moved in the lakeside breeze made taking the pictures a treat!
I got a text at 2:00am the morning after I sent them their wedding gallery. I remember it perfectly. it was a Saturday and I was heading to shoot a wedding. after staying up a bit too late editing the night before, getting out of bed was moving a bit slow. I looked down at my phone and saw a text from kelsey, upon opening it, a HUGE smile lit across my face and then I was up, wide awake and totally ready to take on the day! it's amazing how a few words can make your entire week.
I am so honored this very special couple chose me to capture these precious and inspiring moments. such a beautiful day, a beautiful couple and a weekend full of memories! congratulations stevelsey! :) #meetthemorinvilles #lakesuperior #lutsenwedding #northshorewedding
venue: lutsen resort on lake superior
dress: white rose bridal- st.charles, mn
floral: saffron + grey
tuxes: knights chamber- rochester, mn
cake: how sweet it is- duluth, mn
band: the spruce roots- lutsen, mn