Intimate Minnesota Wedding at Signatures in Winona

Despite the on-and-off rain, Savannah and Gunnar’s intimate fall wedding at Signatures in Winona, Minnesota, was a day wrapped in warmth and gratitude. The weather brought everyone closer under the white tent, creating a cozy atmosphere. Surrounded by vibrant fall colors, the day felt heartwarming and special. Savannah perfectly captured the vibes of the day with one word: gratitude. As they sat at the head table, looking at the reception filled with loved ones, they reflected on their decade-long friendship that blossomed into a beautiful relationship. Seeing all the familiar faces who had known them separately now gathered to celebrate them as a couple filled them with immense thankfulness.

From Ski Slopes to Wedding Vows

Gunnar and Savannah met in the summer of 2013 at a ski racing camp in Colorado, introduced by the camp coach. Over the years, Savannah continued working with the coach, and Gunnar visited whenever he was home from school, harboring a secret crush on Savannah. After graduating, they reconnected at the ski slope while both were coaching elite teams. Their friendship deepened over the next three years. 

In the fall of 2021, Gunnar reached out for a golf lesson, something Savannah had built experience with from her college days. He drove over TWO HOURS for the lesson, and they had dinner afterward. They quickly realized this was more than just a golf lesson. Six months later, they were engaged, and five months after that, they were married!

In the summer, Savannah is a PGA Golf Professional at Crosswoods Golf Course and coaches the girls’ Pequot Lakes Golf team. We also did their engagement session there! In the winter, she coaches alpine skiing. Gunnar is a project manager for a mechanical contracting company, currently working on a hospital project in St. Cloud.

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A Ski-Themed Wedding in Winona at Signatures

Getting married at The Farm, as Gunnar’s family calls it, was incredibly special since Gunnar practically grew up there. The family history of the house and property spans a generation, back to Gunnar’s mom, Patrice. His parents felt deeply honored that Gunnar and Savannah chose this meaningful place for their wedding.

Their first look took place on a breathtaking bridge designed and built by Gunnar’s grandpa, adding a magical touch to the day.

As avid alpine skiers who met through the sport, Gunnar and Savannah themed their reception around skiing. They even had a chairlift brought in for guests to sit in and take pictures. It’s always wonderful when couples incorporate unique touches into their wedding that reflect their personalities and shared passions.


Decor | Gathered Gold Co.

Dress | Special Event Bridal

Jewelry | Riddles Jewelry

Ceremony & Rehearsal Dinner | Private Residence

Reception Venue | Signatures in Winona