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Woodland-Themed Wedding at Edgewild Resort

Hayley and Justin's rustic chic celebration at the lake showcased their love of the outdoors.
Sherri Hildebrandt
Photo by Michaela Paige Photography

WEDDING: August 2, 2020

Hayley Bodin might want to thank the ducks for her engagement ring. She and Justin Lunde had been together almost eight years—since high school in Red Wing—and she told him he had to get her a ring before he could get a new boat for duck hunting. Hayley, a wedding photographer, was hurrying to leave one Saturday for a photo shoot when she found Justin on one knee at the bottom of the steps, ring in hand—and when she got home that evening, a new boat in the garage. (Turns out he had planned something more romantic, but it had been raining for a week, and he couldn’t wait any longer.) Their small ceremony and reception combined many of the things they love. After a morning of fishing and wedding preparations, they spent a relaxed day at Edgewild Resort, where Hayley’s family has vacationed for more than 50 years. Her aunt officiated at the lakeside ceremony, which was followed by a bridal party pontoon outing. The couple’s romantic, woodland-themed wedding and reception employed colors to complement the surroundings: deep red and blush-toned flowers interspersed with pine boughs in the bouquets, tables decorated with pine cones and brass and crystal candlesticks. “I won’t ever forget doing our first dance on the dock and looking up and seeing the lights and the special place and everyone watching us,” Hayley says. “We were really able to enjoy our day and spend it with the most important people in our lives.”

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