“Nathan and Bethany met just over four years ago. Nathan works in the Phone Industry as an IT person and Bethany has her degree in Social Work and has recently started a new job. They met at a restaurant where Bethany was working. As much as Nathan enjoys the sport of hunting he was not very quick to pull the trigger to ask Bethany out on a date. After months of weekly restaurant visits timed to match Bethany’s work shift it finally happened. The first date eventually led to a wedding proposal and then their wedding at Pine Peaks on September 14, 2013.


Friday was spent decorating the grounds and Event Center to match their taste complete with a large pumpkin grown by the Groom to accent the country style they wanted. After the ceremony rehearsal the Wedding Party and family enjoyed a wonderful catered meal in the Retreat House screen porch served by their favorite Caterer Madd Joe from www.maddjoesbbq.com. Madd Joe has a multi-year award winning BBQ Sauce.

Bethany and her Entourage came to the Pine Peaks Vendor Fair last January and found a team of local vendors that helped to make their dream wedding come true. Kelli Engstrom Photography captured the special moments with timeless photos. Captivating Beauty did hair and makeup for the beautiful wedding party in the newly added on site salon. Kate from Bloom Designs brought color and fragrance to the Event Center with her beautiful flower arrangements with purple and orange flowers as accents. Jeremy Pollock of DJ Entertainment provided the guests with music and a Photo Booth to capture the guests in candid moments providing the couple with a photo guest book of memories of their fabulous day. Reed’s Market of Cross Lake presented a beautiful wedding cake and sheet cakes for the guests. Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites housed most of the out of town guests in their up north cabin designed Inn and Safe Ride Shuttle Service shuttled many of the guests back and forth safely from the hotel to Pine Peaks. Maucieri’s Catering serviced a delicious reception meal and hosted the refreshment bar. Last but not least, Doug Taylor and his team of majestic Percheron horses from Action Entertainment fulfilled the bride’s dream of a ride in a white wedding carriage to her wedding ceremony.

The Wedding Ceremony went off without a hitch (excuse the pun) and dinner for the wedding guests was served soon after. It was a plated meal prepared and served by Chef Dewey and his staff at Maucieri’s Kitchen at Pine Peaks Event Center. The guests had their choice of Pork Prime Rib or Broiled Walleye. This was served with ten different kinds of fresh bread, a house salad, roasted baby red potatoes, and Sicilian green beans. The guests had many compliments for the Chef.

The new bride and groom danced the night away on Pine Peaks wood dance floor and Jodi from Maucieri’s Catering served fresh baked pizzas out of Pine Peaks wood fired pizza oven for the remaining wedding guests toward the end of the evening.

The wedding guests staying at Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites enjoyed a free breakfast on Sunday at Pine Peaks Restaurant in beautiful downtown Crosslake compliments of the Hotel. The bride and groom joined these guests for breakfast as the new Mr. and Mrs. Schletz.

This was another successful dream wedding at Pine Peaks Event Center. Thank you Nathan and Bethany for sharing your wedding with us.” – Dave Peterson


Click here to view Nathan and Bethany’s wedding album.


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