Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountain Wedding by LaCoursiere Photography

18 Apr

This outdoor wedding captured by LaCoursiere Photography is the perfect balance of beauty and fun.  From the spectacular Summit Chalet location overlooking Lake Superior and Superior National Forest to the nautical touches such as the compass monogram and wedding cake to the unique Mountain Tram ride to the top of the mountain, the personalization continues from beginning to end and makes you wish you too were a guest at this wedding.  I am head over heels for every last detail of this casual elegance wedding!

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From the Bride: Shortly after we got engaged, a co-worker suggested I enter the contest for a wedding giveaway through Mix 108 and B105.  I wrote a cheesy poem describing our “love story”, we won and the whirlwind to the wedding day ensued.  We were so incredibly lucky to have won a package that included a wedding at Summit Chalet where we said our vows overlooking the lake, an amazing photography package with LaCoursiere, delicious treats from How Sweet it is Cakes, and a little extra help planning from Sweetpea.

From the Photographer: It was the weekend after the 2012 Duluth flash flood.  Duluth was a wreck an absolute disaster.  I know there were wedding couples all over Duluth that were scrambling to put back together their lives, their planned decor, and find new venues to host their wedding at.  I was worried sick about the state Lutsen Mountain would be in.  I was MN Dot website for road closures all week, and planned to leave an extra 3 hours ahead of time instead of the needed hour.  But luckily, so happily, and so wonderfully everything was perfect!  The traces of the flash flood were only to be seen in the raging river that winds through Lutsen resort and Laura and Dave’s wedding event went on without a hitch.  But knowing Dave and Laura even if Duluth had flooded over to all end, Laura would have remained optimistic, and Dave would have built a ship for her to host their wedding upon.

Dave is an avid fisherman and Laura his avid fisherwoman.  They are shipmates together and make the perfect pair.  Their kindness, uber awesome family, and optimistic spirit made them a couple that I adored.  I felt so lucky to be able to photograph their beautiful mountain wedding and loved, absolutely loved every detail that Laura so carefully planned

Photographer: LaCoursiere Photography | Reception Venue: Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains | Wedding Planner: Amanda at Sweetpea Planning | Flowers: Angela’s Bella Flora | Cake and Cupcakes: How Sweet it is | Band: Crescent Moon

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