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Hi there! Welcome to the KLP Blog, a journal about all the things that I love about life. Stay a while and say hello!

Hi, I'm kayla.

Alexandrite is not like any other stone. Thanks to a phenomenon called metamerism, the gem changes its appearance based on the light. At times it will seem green; other times the jewel will appear purple. Sometimes there is even a bluish hue. Alexandrite is uniquely beautiful and unexpected.

Unlike any other couple is Emma and Andy. Like the rock nestled into the setting of her engagement ring, these two share a love that is comparable to no other. Their Duluth elopement, then, was going to be like no one else’s. 

It was going to be shortly after sundown at Duluth’s Cotton Mansion. The twilight sky would come in through the windows of the Terrace Suite as Emma dressed in her custom tea length gown. She would slip on her purple flats, and await for Andy to arrive. He would sit on the couch where he would be able to take his first look of his college sweetheart as his bride. Together they would descend the grand staircase and enter the living room where they exchanged vows in front of the alabaster fireplace, still gilden and glimmering with the holiday season’s ornamentation. 

It was also exceptionally sentimental touches were all over this winter elopement. Having hemmed her dress into the tea length, Emma used the remnants of tulle to adorn Andy’s boutonniere and her bouquet (which she styled as they made their way north to Duluth).  Andy’s vows included one sweet martial promise: Forehead kisses for life. There is even more to the stone in their engagement ring: Purple and green, the two hues most frequently reflected, are Emma and Andy’s favorite colors, respectively.

Like the alexandrite, the elopement of Emma and Andy  wasn’t like anything else. It was everything. 

Congratulations to you both! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!

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!

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