Wedding crashers, am I right?
Katelyn and Matt had the craziest wedding crasher at their Duluth “I Do.” She goes by the name Carson J. Callaway; her presence was so obvious, so intrusive, the whole venue had to come to a halt until she made her way out of the picture…but many in attendance made sure to capture her first, as this Carson J. Callaway is a legend.
She is a 767-foot ore ship, nearly as long as the piers at the Duluth Harbor that she frequently visits during the course of the shipping season. Those of us in attendance at Katelyn and Matt’s Vista Fleet wedding were so incredibly lucky to bob along in wait in Lake Superior as this ship hauled her hull back out into the great lake. It was an iconic and completely picture perfect end for an authentic lake bride and groom.
Katelyn and Matt consider Duluth their town, so it was absolutely perfect when a simple Google search of “Boat Weddings” turned up the Vista Fleet, a Duluth staple. Aboard the Vista Queen and before an intimate collection of their closest friends and family, the first mate announced the couple husband and wife; the following first few hours of their life as Mr. and Mrs. were then spent meandering around the shore during a delicious dinner cruise, simply living in and loving every moment. From the toasts to the cake cutting to mingling on the upper deck to signing their marriage licenses (an especially enthusiastic moment for Katelyn, who could not wait to sign her new last name for the first time) to the cheers and shouts of “Congrats!” from Canal Park as the Vista Queen returned to her dock, the new The Kramers received a much deserved welcome into their new world of marriage. Just as the sparklers that led them away, the path ahead is warm and bright.