Kitchi Gammi Club, Duluth Wedding | Nicholas and Kharissa

I do not think that anyone will find a closer knit family than these two.  Deep in the fabric of these two families, you will find values that were taught at a very young age and carried on throughout their lives.

Nicolas and Kharissa had their wedding ceremony in Hibbing, and the reception in Duluth.  There ended up being a definite pro with these two locations.  It happened to be raining in Hibbing when we were supposed to start with photos.  So what did we do?  We loaded up everyone and headed towards Duluth and did all of the photos there!  Duluth was sunny, warm and beautiful and made the perfect backdrop for their wedding!

Getting ready Venue: Kitchi Gammi Club           
Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Church
Reception Venue: Kitchi Gammi Club
Invitations: Shutterfly
Florist: Silver Lake Floral
Dress : Grandmothers and Mothers Dress
Veil: Davids Bridal
Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Hair: Language of Hair
Makeup: Language of Hair
Menswear: Joe A. Bank
Cake: How Sweet it is Cakes
DJ: Pro Sounds and Light Show

Le Chateau Boutin | Bayfield, WI | Erin and Tony's wedding

Bayfield wedding photography, Le Chateau Boutin and Bayfield Pavillion

I remember when I first heard from Erin, when she was looking for a photographer.  We exchanged emails like we have been friends for years.  We even greeted with a hug the first time we met in person.  As I was listening to Erin and her Matron of Honor explain what she wanted for her wedding, it made me so happy!  Erin has this grace about her, and I think that she could make anything sound beautiful with her words!

Erin loves with her whole heart and absolutely everything she has, especially her now husband Tony... and she wears her heart on her sleeve.  It was really amazing to watch the emotion between Erin and Tony throughout the day.

The thing that Erin and Tony were most excited for, with their wedding, was the joining of two families.  Erin and her son, Sebastian, are now joined as one with Tony and his son and daughter, Anthony and Lachelle and the one link between all of them, Erin and Tony's daughter Lucia.

The one thing that was evident throughout the entire day, is that everyone in attendance had nothing but the most love possible for this family.  It was an honor to capture.

Getting ready Venue: Le Chateau Boutin
Ceremony Venue: Le Chateau Boutin
Reception Venue: Bayfield Pavillion   
Wedding Planner: Mary Carlson with Pure Event Planning and Design
Videographer: Mere Cinema
Invitations: BizyDoesIt
Dress Shop and Designer: Claire LaFaye                                                                                           
Shoes: Badgley Mischka                                                                                                                                 Florist: Saffron and Grey         
Hair: Emily with Mad Chicken Studio
Makeup: Darcy Sherwyn {Friend of Bride and Groom}
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Cake: Janelle Ulysses {Friend of Bride and Groom}
Band: Room to Groove

Wedding of Josh and Allison at Cathedral Christ the King in Superior, WI

What a wonderful day filled with laughter and emotion.  It was the perfect way to kick off my 2017 wedding season.  We started their day at Cathedral Christ the King in Superior, WI.

Side note: I really just want to note how amazing Father Andy is to work with.  He is able to perfectly balance the importance of the wedding ceremony and our job as photographers.  It is my job to go unnoticed.  He takes the time to walk us through the ceremony and even points out the perfect time to sneak up and sit in the first pew for some up close images during the ceremony.  He is a fabulous teammate :).

One thing about Josh and Alli that I absolutely loved was that they scheduled special time for us to get photos with their pups.  Anyone who places that much importance on their animals are my kind of people!

Not only did they carve out time to get photos with their pets, but we had the most amazing time line, with two separate spots for photos of the two of them.  Plus, everyone was on time!  That rarely happens at weddings!

My favorite part about Josh and Alli's wedding was the love they have for not only share with each other, but their families, as well.  There was so much emotion shared throughout the day between all of them that we caught ourselves getting teary eyed several times, right along with them.

PS..... Shout out to the most excellent videographer, Mason Lehto!  We made a great team that day!

Getting ready Venue: Cathedral Christ the King Church
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Christ the King Church
Reception Venue: Black Woods Event Center
Videographer: Mason Lehto
Invitations: Basic Invite
Dress Shop and Designer: The wedding Shoppe by Allure                                                     
Hair: La Peinado Salon & Spa by Sara Thompson
Makeup: La Peinado Salon & Spa by Sara Thompson
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Cake: The Exchange
DJ: Cory from Sounds Unlimited