Eliza and Shawn Dodd Engagement Announcement

Eliza Stein, daughter of Victoria and Cameron of Red Wing, has become engaged to Shawn Dodd, son of Charles and Rita of Minot, ND.

Wedding Date

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Around the holidays, the thought occurred to me that this was exactly what I've wanted in my life. After a month or so, I decided to show Shawn how much he really meant to me, because I didn't need to contain it for myself. Why not shout it from the mountain tops, or better yet in our town tradition (since which has become a recent source of Minnesota news due to some inconsiderate youths), paint it on the bluff side? I didn't want to make an individual statement, I wanted it to be something 20,000 others can appreciate. So with St. Patrick's Day (one of our favorite holidays) nearing, and being that I've always referred to Shawn as my leprechaun; why not give my leprechaun the largest pot of gold that I can afford to?

How They Met

Shawn and I have been friends for about 8 years, even with both of us having moved to other towns anywhere from an hour drive to 4 states away.

Metaphorically speaking, the icing to our cake has always been our love of Irish beverages, especially Guinness and Jameson, and coffee. Many of our stories start with one or the other, and so does our daily routine.