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North Shore Weddings

Have you dreamed of having a wedding in God's great cathedral, the great outdoors of the North Shore of Lake Superior?

Do you have a favorite place on "the Shore"?

I would be happy to perform your ceremony any place in Minnesota's Arrowhead region.

I have done weddings at:

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Palisade Head, Ely's Grand Ely Lodge, and Grand Superior Lodge on Lake Superior. I have also performed wedding ceremonies on several different mountains in Tettegouche State Park where we had to hike several miles to do the service.

For small wedding parties, I would recommend one of the many B&B's on the shore, like the Baptism River Inn.

If you need help, I can recommend several several hotels, on Lake Superior where you can have the wedding as well as a beautiful place to stay.

Give me a call if you would like a simple, beautiful, Christian service in God's great outdoors!

Basic charge is $250 plus mileage.  This includes a pre-wedding consultation and a rehearsal, if you would like one.  For no extra cost, I will also provide special music, if I know the music. (I sang in the St. Olaf choir.) There is an extra charge if I have to learn new music.

To let you know a little about me.  I have been married for over 40 years (to the same woman)!  I graduated from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA.  I was ordained at North Heights Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN in 1983. You can see a picture of me with my family on my "Family Fun" page.

Click here to fill out a wedding information sheet

Click here for some suggestions for Bible lessons. I am open to other verses than these, if you have a favorite.

Click here for a basic out line of the wedding service. Feel free to modify.

Click here for the traditional wedding vows that I usually use. Feel free to write your own, using these as a guide.

Click here for info and examples of a Sand Ceremony. This works much better for outdoor weddings than lighting candles. (The symbolism is kind of lost if your candle blows out :)

Need a photographer? Colby Abaz is available in our area (218) at 422-6529 or http://www.colorlightphotography.com/

Here is a photo by Jenny Cook Photography. We are waiting for the Bride.


Here is a picture of a couple and me during a February wedding in Tettegouch State Park. The pic was taken by Hannah S Hudson at  www.stonehousephoto.com .



Here is a picture of my wife, Mary Jo, and I singing for a wedding at Bluefin Bay. singing

Contact me at paul@taintor.us or give me a call at 218_353_7330 or cell: 218_220_8635.