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On their first visit to Coop’s we found out that Tony and Julie share a love for hunting.  As you read Julie’s story below, you will see that they share a love for many things outdoors, including fishing and hiking.  It’s most fitting that they are getting married here, surrounded by fields and sweeping views of the countryside.  The way Carly of C.LaVigne Photography LLC captured the essence of who Tony and Julie are in their engagement photos tells a story in itself.  We cannot wait to have Tony and Julie and their families arrive in a few short hours to set the stage for their big day.  This is going to be amazing!!

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In Julie’s words…….Tony and I first met in the spring of 2009 in biology class at UMD. Our curiosities
C.LaVigne Photography LLCfor one another were sparked when we realized we shared a love for fishing – actually Tony caught me looking at fish pictures during lecture! We sat at the same lab table and got to know one another a little better before the semester ended. Fast forward a few months to the following fall semester when we “coincidentally” had class together again, this time it was ecology. We sat together in lecture but I’m not sure either one of us ever paid attention or took notes, we were too busy chatting.  One day during class we decided to go on an official date – a day trip up the north shore of Lake Superior to do some hiking and see the fall colors. What I thought would be a quick trip up the North Shore for a few hikes turned into a 13 hour long first date! We ended up all the way in Grand Marais where we shared a pizza at Sven & Ole’s Pizza and had our first kiss on the pier. From the first date we were hooked on each other! We spent any free time we both had during our busy college years with each other. Tony and I love anything to do with the outdoors – whether it’s fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, canoeing or just a drive down a dirt road we enjoy spending quality time together. We make a point each year to go back up to Grand Marais during the fall and re-create our first date. On September 28th, 2013 during our 4 year anniversary trip up to the North Shore Tony got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in the same lecture hall at UMD where we first met.  While we no longer live in Duluth – that city, UMD and the North Shore hold many special memories for us.

Tony and Julie, we are wishing you the very best that life and nature has to offer!!

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