Palisade Head Elopement in Northern Minnesota

Who says you can’t have a intimate elopement with jaw-dropping views up in Northern Minnesota?! Whoever says that, clearly hasn’t seen what the North Shore has to offer up north!! Miranda and Duncan traveled from North Dakota to get married along the north shore, and it was beyond beautiful. Are you ready to get a sneak peek into their Palisade Head Elopement?!

Miranda & Duncan’s Palisade Head Elopement in Northern Minnesota

Miranda and Duncan started their day with getting ready at their airbnb they found in Tofte, MN. When I arrived at 2:00pm to the airbnb, Miranda was in the middle of getting her makeup done while Duncan hid in the bedroom so he wouldn’t see her before their first look. (YES, Even if you’re eloping with zero guests, you can still do a first look!)

Once Miranda was all ready to go, I walked Duncan down to some private cliffs along Lake Superior for their first look. Mckinzee from Roxee Bridal did a FANTASTIC job with Miranda’s hair and makeup, and even helped her into her wedding dress and walked her down to the cliffs where Duncan would see her all dressed for the first time 😍

After they shared their moment of seeing each other all ready and dressed to get freaking married to each other, we took a few photos along the cliffs before we drove to Palisade Head, where Miranda and Duncan would share their vows and go on their adventure ❤️

After our time at Palisade Head, they concluded their elopement day with a little cake and some wine on Black Beach (which is only a couple minutes away from Palisade Head).

PSST… You may notice that Duncan’s wearing some adorable doggo socks… that was their way of including their fur baby on their elopement day 🥺

Miranda and Duncan’s Kind Words About Their Experience

“AMAZING!!!!! Sam did such an incredible job at capturing such an important moment in my life. From the zoom calls to in person, she made you feel like she was with you every step of the way. On our wedding day, she took the time to ask us if we were ready to move to the next location or take a couple more photos. She truly cares and understands how important this experience is. If you are looking for a photographer, she’s the one!!!”

Miranda and Duncan’s 4 Hour Elopement Timeline

Sam Arrives at Airbnb: 2:00pm
First Look: 2:50pm
Leave for Palisade Head (30 minute drive from airbnb): 3:15pm
Arrive at Palisade Head: 4:00pm
Sunset: 6:41pm
Sam Leaves: 6:30pm

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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 questio



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