When you think of having an epic hiking elopement, Minnesota probably doesn’t come to mind as a location… but maybe taking a look at Cassie and Peter’s elopement from this July will change that! On July 31st of 2023, Cassie and Peter tied the knot in front of their families before setting off into the Superior National Forest to have their own little moments. Are you ready to get inspired by Cassie and Peter’s north shore MN hiking elopement? Keep reading 😉
Cassie and Peter started their day at Tettegouche State Park, by changing into their wedding attire in the (quite clean) bathroom inside the visitor center before proclaiming their love and promises in front of their families. Nothing says adventure like changing in the state park bathrooms, am I right?! It was also a great moment for them to take a big deep breath before saying hello to all their family members that were waiting for them. After they got changed, they walked down the aisle (the path to the Tettegouche Amphitheater) and said their I Do’s 🥺❤️
Following their ceremony, we took some formal portraits with their family members and then had a delicious lunch that everyone had a hand in making. I mean, you just can’t go wrong with pulled pork sandwiches! After lunch and mingling with their families, they said their goodbyes (for a few hours) and went on an adventure with their pup and I, ending their day at a hidden beach with their leftover cake, Nova, and some sea otters.
Cassie and Peter reached out to me just after Christmas in 2022, after finding me through Wandering Weddings! When we hopped on a call to chat about their elopement vision, I had asked them what helped them make the big decision to elope. Cassie and Peter’s response was: “It feels like many of the traditional weddings we’ve attended have been more for the guests and not the couple. We want our wedding to be a chance for us to celebrate each other without the pressure of being the center of attention and throwing a party for the benefit of other people.”
C+P met through the dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel and the rest is history!! They started dating during the pandemic, which led to them going hiking together so they could get to know each other better! They both absolutely love to travel (they visited Luxenberg and Switzerland in 2022, and had plans to travel to Japan in November of 2023) and have spent LOTS of quality time together through hiking and traveling.
“We were so lucky to have Sam as our elopement photographer this past summer on the North Shore. Sam is professional, friendly, and talented. She did an awesome job balancing our more traditional ceremony with family and our desire for time to enjoy each other’s company doing things we love. From helping us with location ideas prior to our big day to being our cheerleader on the day of our elopement, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Our pictures are gorgeous and beyond what we were even hoping for!”
Sam + C + P Arrives at Tettegouche State Park: 12:15pm
Ceremony Begins: 12:30pm
Family Portraits: 12:45pm (immediately after ceremony)
Lunch: 1:00pm or so
Drive to location #1: 3:15pm
Arrive at location #1: 4:00pm
Drive to location #2: 5:30pm
Arrive at location #2: 6:15pm
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Samantha Burke is a Minnesota elopement photographer for the passionate and bold lovers! Samantha is also a travel addict that’s always looking for somewhere to travel too! Sam is also obsessed with Star Wars, Marvel, and Chai Tea! Please contact Sam if you would like to have her be your elopement photographer or if you have any questions!
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