They say Lake Superior’s Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most photographic lighthouses structures in the United States. It is so incredibly gorgeous is even had a cameo appearance in the 2013 theatrical version of The Great Gatsby.
For it to share the screen with Leo DiCaprio, that means something in regards to its awesomeness.
Even more impressive than its appearance in a Hollywood movie, however, is the stunning backdrop it became for Megan and Jason’s real-life love story even greater than any tale that Old Sport could spin. This duo from northern Iowa were very much like Nick Caraway—minus the humdrum attitude and post-war melancholy. They are midwestern world travelers, and are always looking for some new place to visit. This wanderlust has moved them through America and Europe, which allowed them to take in the world using all their senses. When COVID-19 came around and changed how they initially figured their wedding would look, they could have gotten down, but instead they did what they do best: They got out and explored.
This brought them north to the shores of Lake Superior, where they exchanged vows in a very intimate ceremony where the main guest was the 110-year-old golden icon that has lead people to her beautiful shores—both as a function and as an attraction. They had each only been to the Duluth area just a couple of times before…what better excuse to visit again than a lakeside autumn elopement?
With only an officiant, a photographer, and a witness, these two sweethearts embarked on their next adventure: Marriage. With the fall leaves waving in the lake breeze as the sun set in the west, Megan and Jason said “I do” to their future and next chapter, which is already far more beautiful and joyful than any words Fitzgerald could have put down onto paper.
Don’t believe me? See for yourself…
VENUE // Split Rock Light House by the Minnesota Historical Society
DRESS // BHLDN
FLOWERS // FloraNorth
Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer. She provides services to elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest!