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Margaret and Ross embraced their brightest and best wedding ideas and held a truly classic and eclectic event – a wedding on a train! In fact, classics were at the heart of the theme for these two – from classic cars to buses, from their luncheon at the historic Union Depot in Duluth to their reception with North Shore Scenic Railroad. We were lucky enough to tag along for the ride and document their amazing day 🙂

Before we dive into their photos, we first wanted to share their beautiful love story with you. It’s the reach-for-the-tissues, cuddle-your-pup kind of love story, so get ready and read on:

When Margaret met Ross, she was going through a lot of ‘brand-news’! She arrived in Minneapolis not long after finishing school for a new job and found a perfect new apartment. It was the kind of gem that had ‘Margaret’ written all over it – a 1906 under-over duplex in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis – so she couldn’t pass it up. What Margaret didn’t realize at the time was that this gem wasn’t the only treasure she’d find there.

It turns out that Ross, one of the owners, lived upstairs, and they struck up a neighborly acquaintance. From their very first meeting, they seemed to have a connection and it wasn’t long until they were spending more time together. In Margaret’s own words:

“What should have been a 3 minute conversation lasted about 45.  After that, it seemed like every time we talked, we found something interesting. I started to look forward to running into him in the laundry room or back hall.” 

Then, about six months after she moved in, Margaret was diagnosed with breast cancer. She and Ross started grabbing dinner together:

“Not dating. No, no. I wasn’t ever going to date again. But we would have dinner together sometimes and talk.”

One night while out with friends, they heard the first declaration on their natural chemistry – you two make a nice couple:

“That night, he kissed me on the cheek at my apartment door, and that’s when I knew what I wanted. The next weekend, we went hat shopping and he shaved my head. We’ve been together ever since.” 

The rest, as they say, is history – or in Margaret and Ross’s case historic. Jump on for a ride through their wedding on a train 🙂

Not a bad view to start the best day of your life 🙂

Margaret and Ross worked with the Busboys and the Greyhound Museum in Hibbing to fit these amazing fixtures into their big day.

One of our favorite shots from their luncheon at the Union Depot of Duluth:

A Wedding on a Train reception and light

Margaret savoring every sunny moment of her beautiful day 🙂

Margaret and Ross sharing a dance in the light:

One perk to a wedding on a train? You can ride off into the sunset with all your favorite people!

A Wedding on a Train classic car shot

Many happy returns to these newlyweds!

We hope you enjoyed Margaret and Ross’s wedding on a train! Feel free to share your favorite shots in the comments below and share your own tales of romance and adventure! We’d love to hear from you 🙂

A Wedding on a Train conductor couple portrait


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As always, we want to say a big thank you to all the vendors who helped make the magic happen!

Lunch Venue: The Historic Union Depot of Duluth

Reception (train!): The North Shore Scenic Railroad

Buses: The Busboys and The Greyhound Museum of Hibbing, MN

Florals: Sara Balmer with Barefoot Florista

Caterer: Duluth Grill

Cake: How Sweet It Is Cakes

Officiant: Marta Maddy of St. Andrews on the Lake Episcopal Church

Dress: Carrie Johnson Bridal of St. Cloud

Groom’s Suit: Ed Barbo’s Columbia Clothing

Stationary: Minted

A Wedding on a Train | Margaret & Ross

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