Archive | April, 2013

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


Northern Minnesota Engagement Session by LaCoursiere Photography

17 Apr

Laura and Dave both moved to Duluth to attend college at the University of Minnesota.  After college, they met through a mutual friend and soon hit it off after discovering their shared love for the outdoors.  This adorable couple kept their engagement session casual, incorporated the outdoors and included their dogs.  Stay tuned tomorrow for their stunning North Shore wedding.

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From Laura: Dave and I both moved to Duluth to attend UMD.  Although, it wasn’t until after college that we actually met.  One of my former classmates lived with Dave and invited me over.  We met and discovered we both loved the outdoors–especially spending time on the water.  Since it was winter, our first few “dates” were casual and consisted mostly of walking our dogs together.  Once summer hit, we took our first fishing trip together and “the rest is history,” as they say.  I loved his easy-going attitude and sense of humor.  Dave, the avid fisherman, jokes that he was smitten the second I got my first walleye on the line.  After nearly 5 years of dating, Dave proposed to me, while on Lake Kabetogama.  My family has a cabin on the lake, and it is one of my favorite places in the world, which made our engagement that much more exquisite!

From the Photographer: This wonderful couple may be one of the sweetest couples ever, and super funny I may add.  They are full heart outdoors people, especially Dave! He’s the fisher and Laura his ship mate.  Laura’s exact words were she wanted an engagement session because they had no photos of them together that did not involve fish.

Photographer: LaCoursiere Photography

Calhoun Beach Club Wedding by Studio Laguna

11 Apr

This couple planned an intimate modern wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis.  From the pops of red to the bride’s stylish wedding dress to the gorgeous upscale wedding venue, this was one chic celebration.  Keep scrolling to see the stunning floral arrangements, splendid details and Studio Laguna’s wonderful description of this couple’s special day.

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From the Photographer: Kelly and Chris planned an intimate modern wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club with only close friends and family.  With Chris’ children in the wedding party and another little one on the way, this wedding focused on the blending of two families together.  Kelly chose a beautiful mod color palette to compliment the crisp grey and white design of the Calhoun Beach Club.  Violet’s Flowers created modern luscious arrangements that popped against the backdrop.  The guests were treated to true decadence with D’Amico’s food which was over the top luxurious.  Completing the night was Kelly’s favorite red velvet cake.

Photography: Studio Laguna | Wedding Venue: Lake Calhoun Beach Club | Floral Design: Violet’s Flowers | Officiant: Rev. Tompkin Coleman | Catering: D’Amico Catering

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