A Whimsical Lake Wedding at the Lutsen Resort in Lutsen, Minnesota

When Daniel asked his girlfriend of nearly five years, Brynn (22 and a registered nurse), to become his wife, the 22-year-old bike mechanic decided to

When Daniel asked his girlfriend of nearly five years, Brynn (22 and a registered nurse), to become his wife, the 22-year-old bike mechanic decided to go out with a bang. "Daniel proposed by performing this song that is quite the power ballad," Brynn laughs. "It's always been kind of a joke for us. He got a bunch of family and friends to play instruments and they set off a ton of fireworks. The whole thing was so much fun." Once planning for their special day began, the Ontario-based couple immediately chose the Lutsen Resort as their venue, since the two share a mutual love of the Lake Superior North Shore area. "It's the oldest resort in Minnesota and we visit the area around Lutsen and Grand Marais often throughout the year to go hiking and snowboarding," Brynn says. When choosing a color scheme and theme, the bride only knew that she wanted to gravitate toward shades of blue and pink. "There really wasn't a set theme for the day," Brynn says. "It was more of a collection of beautiful things and fun ideas." To keep the look fresh and whimsical, the couple decorated with tons of fresh ranunculus and garden roses, string lights, candles and over-sized glass lanterns. "I actually didn't see anything set up until we were at the wedding," the bride says. "We have a lot of creative friends and family who did a beautiful job and helped us out so much." Once the night came to a close, the couple and their guests retreated to the lake for a beach bonfire complete with music and s'mores. "The entire day was a reflection of our personalities," Brynn says. "We really appreciate how much our friends and family did to help us create such an amazing day!"

Aqua and Pink Floral Printed Flats
Each bridesmaid picked a different light blue dress for Brynn's special day.
The bride wore a strapless, ivory gown by Mori Lee form the Unveiled Bridal Boutique in Thunder Bay.
Brynn and Daniel Blue Invitation Suite
Aqua Wrapped Gift for the Bride
"We did a first look before the ceremony which was really special for us and also took a lot of pressure off when it came time for the ceremony," Brynn says.
Pink and White Bouquet with Ranunculus and Craspedia
Brynn wore peach-colored ranunculus in her wavy, half up hairstyle.
The bridesmaids wore mismatched blue bridesmaid dresses with simple updos.
The ring bearer wore a simple, ivory and pink boutonniere made from ranunculus flowers.
Brynn and Daniel Blue Wedding Invitations
Here Comes Your Girl Processional Sign
The couple said "I do" in an outdoor ceremony at the end of the beach under a wooden archway covered in flowers.
Daniel's mom baked her famous banana cake with cream cheese frosting for dessert. "It was the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake, ever!"
"We did all of the flowers together the day before, which was so fun," Brynn says. "We used garden roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, lilies and ranunculus in different shades of pink, peach and white."
Bicycle Wheel Reception Detail
Chocolate Dessert Bar