ser·en·dip·i·ty :: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
How does a woman from Peru, who loves to travel, meet and fall in love with a man, who also loves to travel, in the small MN city of Grand Marais, MN? It is an amazing thing this life, the circumstances we walk into. Like Jacob being a music fan, going to a Dessa concert on Lutsen Mountain and instead of listening to the concert, sitting at the bar speaking Spanish to a beautiful bartender visiting from Peru. Jacob, who loves to travel (that must be inherited because his sisters have it too), met a beautiful woman, who also loves to travel, just a few miles from where he grew up!
Laura and Jacob were married at Grand Marais' Bethlehem Lutheran Church, stopped at Gunflint Tavern then Artist Point on their way to their reception at North House Folk School catered by my very favorite restaurant on the North Shore, Duluth Grill. Before the wedding we made a trek to Naniboujou Lodge's amazing dining room and hotel.
Even with the subzero temperatures, their North Shore winter wedding was beautiful.
Maybe not serendipity, instead, a gift.
gift :: a thing given willingly to someone without payment.