If you could picture the perfect weather for a Fall wedding in Duluth, MN – John & Mariah had it! A beautiful sunny day with a touch of a breeze and freshly turned trees with red, yellow and orange leaves made already-picturesque Duluth that much more amazing. Even though the weather was perfect and the location incredible, John & Mariah’s love made their wedding day such an honor and pleasure to be a part of.
The day started out at their home with delicious breakfast food covering the countertops and country music on the radio. Mariah and her bridesmaids enjoyed time together as they put the finishing touches on hairstyles and makeup looks. Mariah chose deep charcoal grey dresses for her ‘maids with a touch of sparkle to echo her own gown. I loved the color scheme – very unique for a season that usually brings schemes that mimic the fall colors around them. The girls stood out from their surroundings and looked stunning all evening – and don’t even get me started on Mariah! I had the hardest time narrowing down which images of her to share here because she looked absolutely radiant!
After a sweet ceremony and family photos, the couple and I headed out for some bridal portraits – they trekked through the woods and down steep rocky banks so that we could get some killer images! It’s never tough photographing them, though, because they just can’t help but show how in love they are every moment they are together!
The party began at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center with breakfast for dinner (SO GOOD) and an amazing view of the lift bridge. Big Wave Dave and the Ripples provided the live music for the evening and kept spirits high for this amazing celebration!
Mariah & John, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding. It has been the very best getting to know you both throughout your engagement and I wish you the nothing but happiness in your marriage!
Now for a peek at some photos from the day…
Thanks to the amazing vendors who made this day possible!
Reception Venue: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Cupcakes: Eileen at How Sweet It Is Cakes
Band: Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
Makeup & Hair: 2 Dye 4 Salon
Bridesmaids Attire: The Wedding Parlour
Men’s Attire: Mainstream Fashions for Men
Bride’s Gown: Allure from The Wedding Parlour