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MN Outdoor Hiking Wedding - Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Intimate Minnesota hike-in wedding at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

 Lebanon Hills Regional Park Wedding, Natalie and Logan | Minnesota Wedding Photographer - Emily's Photography.

The North Star State

Northern Minnesota is considered by many nature-lover’s as paradise, everywhere you turn is greens, lakes, rocks and beautiful settings to get married. The North Star State offers a little something for everyone, so having a Minnesota park serve as the backdrop for your big day is a popular choice for many.

Logan and Natalie from St. Paul are one of many who chose to host their wedding at the A-Frame Shelter at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, Minnesota. With a stunning view of Portage Lake, a beach and fire-side venue with picnic tables, it turned out to be the perfect spot to host their 45 person, intimate ceremony. They rented the space out for 3 hours, decorated, tide the knot, sliced cake, drank whiskey and mingled with their closest family and friends.

Copper Trail Brewing Co.

Natalie and Logan first met at Copper Trail Brewing Company while Logan served as a BEERtender. They both hit it off chatting about good beer, spending time outside, and dogs. Copper Tails slogan is, fittingly, "Enjoy the Journey", which really flows with the couples vibe. Both are extremely easy going, and really wanted to enjoy the journey of their special day. It was more about immersing themselves in the company of their friends and family, than the ceremony itself.

The day started in their home in St. Paul, where they got ready and delighted in some lunch with the company of their loved ones. Homemade chicken salad croissants were given out while the couple, officiant and two witnesses discussed the plan for the ceremony taking place later in the day.

Fresh Strawberries sliced and ready for the ceremony | Minnesota Wedding Photographer - Emily's Photography.

Details | Minnesota Wedding Photographer - Emily's Photography.

The bride and her Made Of Honor (and sister) getting ready before the ceremony | Minnesota Wedding Photographer - Emily's Photography.

The couples had a big surprise that they were planning to announce... baby Haan would have been joining the family soon!

The Ceremony

The ceremony started with a beautiful 1-mile hike through a trail marked "easy" at Lebanon Hills which leads directly to the A-Frame, a water-side shelter with picnic tables and a fireplace used often for family gatherings or small elopements.

The Evening

Family and Friends soon headed back to the couples home for a reception and enjoyed fresh home-made spaghetti and meatballs, along with plenty of beer, pop and various traditional Italian sides. Light music played in the background and a bonfire was keeping guests warm. Natalie and Logan made sure to treat folks to a tour of their basement and bike-station, along with their vintage bike collection. In the garage, where dinner was hosted, hung a large Pride flag - to signify support for the LQBTQ+ community and in a sense showing off Saint Paul's long standing Democratic stronghold (the city has not elected a Republican mayor since 1952.)


Minneapolis, Minnesota Wedding Photography.

Hi, I'm Emily, and I document people (and their dogs) at weddings! I live alongside my five amazing, crazy and energetic pups, Nessie, Peach, Sammi, Vinny, and Bobbi. They chew everything they see, take up the whole bed, but most importantly - they give the best hugs.

 I became a professional photographer in 2019 and since then have had the opportunity to share incredible moments with numerous couples that will be cherished forever. My goal is to tell the story not only of your wedding day, but of your love. I believe to the core that who we are matters. The imagery we create together is dependent on our connection with each other + being the right fit for each other. Let’s get to know one another, I’ll start.

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