Glensheen Mansion Winter Wedding

Brides, Weddings

Kristen and Nick had a small, intimate ceremony before the worldwide pandemic hit.  The wedding was held at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, which is a historic estate and a living history lesson.  It’s one of my absolute favorite wedding venues as there are many beautiful locations for photos. It also provides beautiful views of Lake Superior.

The Love Story

Kristen and Nick both grew up in Bemidji, but somehow didn’t meet until after Kristen graduated high school. They became a couple in 2007 and their love story has evolved ever since with a minor “break” when Kristen was finishing up law school. Then, they went on a vacation to Hawaii back in April of 2019 and that’s when the magic happened. On their first full day in Maui, Nick wanted to go sit on the beach and stargaze, Kristen had no idea, but just as soon as they were about to leave, Nick was on one knee and proposed. Which was such a surprise as Kristen wasn’t expecting a proposal in Hawaii. It made their entire trip the perfect vacation!

The Wedding Day

Their wedding day was a winter wonderland, as well as a wonderful celebration of their love, friendship, and commitment to each other. Their small, intimate group was joyous and I could feel the love in the room. These two are absolutely a perfect fit for each other as they both love to laugh together, love each other through and through, and I’m ecstatic for them and their new life together!

As you scroll through, you’ll be able to see and feel all the emotion from their wedding day as if you were right there with us. Not only did Kristen wear a STUNNING gown, but her florals from Saffron & Grey were jaw-dropping gorgeous and the sun peaking through the trees made the day even more magical.

gorgeous black wedding gown hanging in Glensheen mansions gardeners cottage wedding photographer comfort and cashmere images stunning pink, purple and green bouquet by Saffron & Grey flowers sits beside a cute pair of black heels with small gold polka dots all over them close up of a delicate solitaire engagement ring in the shape of a flower next to a purple, pink, and green bridal bouquet by Saffron & Grey beautiful, curvy bride in a black lace and sequin gown puts on the final touches before her wedding ceremony at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth handsome and happy groom wearing a fancy suit with black velvet lapels poses in a brick corridor for comfort and cashmere images at the Glensheen Mansion in duluth a couple shares a First look on the terrace at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth with sun shining through the trees behind them a curvy bride wearing a black gown pins on her groom's boutonniere before their Glensheen elopement ceremony happy married couple stand holding hands on the terrace of Glensheen Mansion looking at photographer comfort and cashmere images newlyweds hug in front of a gorgeous stained glass door outside the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth curvy bride wearing a black dress and her groom wearing a black suit with velvet accents pose for comfort and cashmere images in the snow of early spring in Minnesota bride wearing a black dress and her groom pose on the snowy shore of frozen Lake Michigan a newlywed couple ham it up for photographer comfort and cashmere images on the snowy shores of frozen Lake Michigan bride wearing a gorgeous black gown and her groom wearing a black suit with velvet lapels, walk hand in hand along the frozen shore of Lake Michigan happy bride and groom, both wearing black, smile happily while hugging on the snowy front lawn of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth newlywed bride and groom dance on the snowy shoreline of frozen lake michigan with comfort and cashmere images intimate wedding ceremony in the great room of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota curvy bride wearing black and her groom share a big laugh during their wedding ceremony with comfort and cashmere images at the Glensheen Mansion couple exchanges rings in the great room of the Mansion in Glensheen in Duluth gorgeous christmas wedding table setting with candles and greenery at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth



Venue | Glensheen Mansion

Gown Designer | Mac Duggal

Gown Retailer | Nordstrom

Hair & Makeup | Nu Luxe Salon

Florist – Saffron & Grey

Caterer | Bellisio’s 

Dessert  | Betty’s Pies

If you’re interested in planning an intimate wedding in Duluth, Minnesota, I would be happy to capture those special moments for you. Let’s chat!


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Fueled by equal parts strong coffee and French 75’s, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that convey distinctive emotion through intentional moments and create elevated images you’ll treasure for a lifetime. I showcase your story and your love in an exceptional, gracious way. I believe in real moments, heartfelt conversations, love stories that grow stronger through the storms and the kind of joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. When I'm not tearing up during the vows, you'll find me whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen, listening to Sinatra, or snuggling with my mini me.

I’m Rohana Olson

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