Katie + Dan | Lakeside Outdoor Wedding
Katie and Dan had an outdoor wedding at the Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake, MN. With their ceremony held lakeside, the sun peeked out just in time for their intimate celebration. I loved how their story was woven into the day, and their story is pretty dang cool, like something out of a movie. They happened to meet when Katie ran into the grocery store Dan manages, they struck up a conversation and it was enough to make an impression on both of them. Despite the fact that Katie was headed back to New York for another semester of grad school, they went on one date before she left. They continued getting to know each other over the long distance and somehow the rest of the pieces just fell right into place. Their wedding was the perfect expression of who Katie and Dan are as people and as a couple. They truly were surrounded by their friends and family, who pledged to help nourish their relationship (as seen in the tree watering part of the ceremony). With ribbons blowing in the wind, Katie and Dan became husband and wife. Guests were able to enjoy the lakefront during the cocktail hour and into the evening. Katie and Dan were totally up for some sunset photos on the beach and dock, toasting their champagne flutes together during a quiet moment of the day. The dance floor was packed with their guests, and those from Wisconsin particularly enjoyed the polka music that was played just for them.
We're so glad we got to play a small part in Katie and Dan's wedding day. We loved getting to know them throughout the planning process and can't wait to see what's ahead! Enjoy some highlights of their special day.