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When Vanessa and Thor planned their outdoor Pier B wedding for the sunny stretches of June, they expected the warmth of summer, but the weather had other plans! While this kind of unexpected turn might be enough to stress out the calmest of couples, the rain and the chill couldn’t stop this indomitable duo and their amazing and family friends! We can’t wait to share their unexpected wedding adventure with you below 🙂

But first! Let’s talk the Pier B Resort – an award-winning pier and silo turned resort and venue! If you’re looking for a hall with industrial style, excellent support staff, nestled in the cosy charm of Duluth, MN, and set against the shores of the great Lake Superior, this is definitely the place for you! And if you’re curious about other Duluth venues, check out Amy and Brandon’s Greysolon Plaza wedding!

Now take a tour with us and enjoy Vanessa and Thor’s Pier B wedding!

The morning began with prep – makeup, hair, ties, drinks!

Vanessa’s family and friends help her into her beautiful lace gown.

Vanessa and Thor shared a First Look in the lounge – a intimate and fun opportunity to see each other for the first time before the ceremony 🙂

We’re all about the perks of first looks here at Penny Photographics, and if you’re curious about how best to fit one in on your own wedding day, check out our blog on creating a wedding timeline!

They took a moment together after their first look to let the reality of their big day sink in.

Even though it was rainy and chilly out, Vanessa and Thor ventured forth for some epic couples portraits.

A perk of a Pier B wedding? It’s right on the waterfront with views of Duluth’s awesome Lift Bridge!

Pier B Wedding couple on the pier

To celebrate their favorite people, the whole wedding party loaded up and visited Vikre Distillery in downtown Duluth for a few drinks before their Pier B wedding! It was easy to see how important their family and friends were to Vanessa and Thor on their big day 🙂

One the way back to the venue, the wedding party cut loose in the streets of Duluth!

Pier B Wedding wedding party fun

We stopped traffic, but the friendly city honked and yelled their congratulations!

While there was a fire alarm incident, all was well and the ladies snagged a shot with the firefighters!

Nothing beats the faces we capture while their love is walking down the aisle toward them!

Through a few tears, they said their vows together in front of family and friends 🙂

The groomsmen rocking the shotski!

Pier B Wedding groomsmen with shotski

Before the reception got into full swing, we snagged a few romantic shots in the glow of post-ceremony bliss!

Everyone got in on the shotski!

Thor shared the sweetest story during the reception! Both Thor and Vanessa met as bartenders at different bars and would visit each other and tip the same five dollar bill, writing little notes to each other on it each time.

You might remember from Thor and Vanessa’s engagement adventure that these two are masters of the dramatic dip – a favorite photographer pose! Here they are at the wedding showing off those same skills!

If you’d like to master the dip in all its forms, check out our blog on how the dip is for everyone!

Pier B Wedding deep dip couple

At the end of the night, we stole Vanessa and Thor away for a few sweet shots under the magical lights of their magical day 🙂

Pier B Wedding world of lights Pier B Wedding couple lift bridge

A lovely night made lovelier by the warmth and support of family and friends! We were so happy to capture Vanessa and Thor’s moments, and we hope you enjoyed the journey through their Pier B wedding. Let us know your favorite shots in the comments below and tell us your tales of romance! We love to hear from all the awesome people out there who love love as much as we do 🙂


As photographers, we count ourselves among the luckiest to have the trust of our clients in documenting their most important days. As you can imagine, reviews and word of mouth are the best way for us here at Penny Photographics to succeed and continue to book amazing couples like YOU. If you have time, could you please spend a few minutes and tell others about your experience with us?

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We also wanted to give a big thank you to all the vendors that helped make the magic happen!

Ceremony/Reception: Pier B Resort of Duluth, MN
Flowers: Engwalls Floral of Hermantown, MN
DJ: After Dark Entertainment – Keith Erickson
Ceremony Music: String Duets

Pier B Wedding | Vanessa & Thor | Penny Photographics

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