Dave and Alyssa met in 2009 on Lake 

Minnetonka through mutual friends. 

Unfortunately the timing wasn't right 

as they were both dating someone else. 

Nonetheless, Dave nurtured their friendship 

by inviting Alyssa boating every 

weekend that summer. Once summer 

came to an end, Dave and Alyssa blew 

their separate ways like leaves in the 

fall. The two didn't meet again until 2015 

when Dave reached out to Alyssa on a 

gloomy spring day. This time it was right. 

Just a few months after Dave came back 

into Alyssa's life her father, Joe Ebel, 

suddenly passed away. Dave only met 

Joe once but it was a true blessing he 

had that opportunity and could be there 

for Alyssa as she grieves the difficult loss.  

Dave proposed to Alyssa during a Florida 

vacation in February 2016 and they 

married in Voyageurs National Park only 

eight months later. The location holds 

a special place in Alyssa's heart as she 

grew up on Ash River Trail, just outside of 

Voyageurs. Ash Trail Lodge owners Deb 

and Steve Wieber did an incredible job 

facilitating the very DIY wedding decoration

theme, food, entertainment, tent, and 

more. Additional special thanks to the 

several volunteers ranging from friends, 

family, other local resort/cabin owners, 

and more who were involved in the big day. 

Today, the couple happily resides in South 

Minneapolis and are expecting their first baby. 

PHOTOGRAPHY | Nate Anderson with Robert Evans Imagery

CEREMONY VENUE | Ash River Visitor Center


WEDDING GOWN | Wedding Shoppe, Inc.

TUXEDOS | Wedding Shoppe, Inc.

HAIR Northern | Exposure

FLORAL Gearhart's | Floral & Sam's Club bulk online ordering

INVITES, PROGRAMS & SIGNS | Plastic Printers


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