Matt & Maddie | Duluth Boat Club Wedding

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 I'm a wife. mama, wedding photographer, & writer living along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. I am passionate about reading, telling others about Jesus, and building a family with my husband.

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I've been to 48 states. I only have Alaska and Hawaii left (the hardest ones, of course).

I really want to live in Hawaii or somewhere warm for a few months of the year. Duluth winters are hard on me. 

My husband and I love renovating houses. We're currently renovating our second one. 

My husband and I got married 11 months after we met. 

My love language is giving books to people.

Sweet potatoes are my favorite food.

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Matt & Maddie got married on a perfect Duluth summer morning on the Boat Club pier overlooking a glossy Lake Superior and the lift bridge. There were kayakers off in the distance, a swimming race that morning, and the lift bridge horn sounded right as they were pronounced husband and wife–making it an idyllic “Duluth” wedding.

My favorite parts of the day were seeing Maddie and her dad sharing special moments, the sunset pictures, and seeing the programs Maddie made for her wedding. Maddie made programs that looked like mini newspapers–and FELT like mini newspapers, maybe because they were!–that had a headline story about how they met, a highlights of Duluth section, and an obituary section. I asked her where she got them, and was so surprised when she told me she made them. She could definitely start a business making those–they were so beautiful and unique.

Bridal portraits are some of my favorite pictures to take of the entire day. I should start telling brides to schedule three hours for them, because I could definitely spend that entire time doing them.

Did you notice that Calvin & Hobbes painting on the tire cover of their Jeep? Maddie made that too. Amazing!

There were so many pictures I loved from Matt & Maddie’s first dance, but I didn’t want to spam you. So here are just a few of my favorites.

And just look at those pictures of Maddie with her dad. Definitely one of my favorites from the whole day.

That woman catching the bouquet is how I feel after I get my kids to bed every night.

But really, her reaction was amazing.

Matt & Maddie–thank you so much for welcoming me into your wedding day. It was truly an honor!

Wedding dress: The Wedding Shoppe

Florist: Duluth Flower Farm

Ceremony: Pier at The Boat Club

Reception: The Boat Club

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Tami Siebert with The Boat Club

DJ: Sounds Unlimited

Decorator: DIY

Videographer: Lexy Bernard

Cake: How Sweet It Is, A Dozen Excuses

Catering: The Boat Club

Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe 

Invitations: DIY

August 15, 2019

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 I'm a wife. mama, wedding photographer, & writer living along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. I am passionate about reading, telling others about Jesus, and building a family with my husband.

@meaganelling

I'm Meagan

Instagram

Get to Know Meagan

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3

4

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I've been to 48 states. I only have Alaska and Hawaii left (the hardest ones, of course).

I really want to live in Hawaii or somewhere warm for a few months of the year. Duluth winters are hard on me. 

My husband and I love renovating houses. We're currently renovating our second one. 

My husband and I got married 11 months after we met. 

My love language is giving books to people.

Sweet potatoes are my favorite food.

Learn More