Jess + Eric | Duluth Micro Wedding

Duluth Wedding Photography | Jess & Eric's Micro Wedding at The Garden

Micro-weddings have become all the rage in the past few years. They’ve become a simplified, convenient wedding solution for those working around restrictions, traveling far, or with spread out families.

The couple planned their wedding in a stunning 90 days! Jess is from Canada, and after COVID, was having a hard time obtaining a visa. Once the visa was approved, Jess flew down to Duluth to meet Eric. The couple married at a new venue, The Garden, in Duluth.

Duluth has no shortage of beautiful places in and around the city. We decided to bounce around to the myriad parks and take couple’s portraits (there was no wedding party). Of course, we stopped at Chipotle on the way back.

Catering served dessert and party favors in the style of the newlyweds favorite things—maple syrup, coffee, and mini-pies!

One of my favorite ways to take wedding photos is to turn it into a game. We decided to play Table Dash. The game is to run around to each table and try to get a photo with everyone at the wedding in the quickest amount if time.

To close out a beautiful day, the newlyweds ran through a sparkler tunnel.

Congratulations, Jess and Eric!


Favorite Moments:
Jess & Adam – Duluth Wedding Photography – The Gardens

Family see the bride in her wedding dress for the first time at The Garden in Duluth, Minnesota.
Jess and Eric waited to see each other until the ceremony — but Jess did a first look with her family!
Newlyweds weds face each other while standing in a creek at Chester Park in Duluth.
After the ceremony, we visited Chester Park for some couples portraits! This park is in Duluth, but feels like a hike further north.
Newlyweds stand outside of their favorite restaurant, Chipotle, in Duluth, Minnesota.
We went to Chipotle for a mid-day snack! Unfortunately, they were out of chips and guac. Next time!
Wedding photography overlooking Lake Superior.
More couples portraits at Canal Park!
Bride and groom look on as a guest gives a speech at The Garden in Duluth.
Friends and family read notes on behalf of those who couldn’t attend the wedding due to COVID. It was simultaneously heartwarming and tearjerking.
Newlyweds run through a sparkler tunnel at the end of their wedding at The Garden in Duluth, Minnesota.
We celebrated with a sparkler send off!

More photos from Jess and Eric’s wedding day!

Wide shot of church before the wedding ceremony.
Newlyweds kiss after exchanging vows.
Couple hold each other above a creek in Chester Park in Duluth, Minnesota.
Groom holds back of bride’s dress as she navigates rocks around a creek.
Groom holds bride after wedding in Chester Park in Duluth.
Close up of bride and groom’s shoes standing on the rocks above Lake Superior.
Bride hugs groom from behind in front of the Lift Bridge in Duluth, Minnesota.
Bride and groom enter The Garden reception hall after wedding in Duluth, MN.
Bride and groom kiss at dinner table during wedding reception at The Garden.
Newlyweds share their first dance.
Newlyweds show their moves during their wedding reception at The Garden.

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Rachel Lahlum is an award-winning Minnesota wedding photographer with experience in hundreds of weddings and engagement sessions. She takes a guided approach towards working with couples, from helping with planning and scheduling, to guiding with poses and prompts during the session. Her photography is crisp, clean and bright, with true-to-life colors and a mix of traditional poses and candid moments.