Marie & Stephen | Dellwood Barn Weddings | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

When I think of Marie and Stephen’s Dellwood Barn wedding, the word that comes to mind is laughter. I don’t think my face muscles have ever been so sore from smiling so much! And you can see what I mean…in nearly every photo Marie, Stephen, and their guests have the BIGGEST grind on their faces!

Marie and Stephen are the PERFECT couple. I knew this the moment I met them nearly two years ago and it was solidified further at their engagement session last fall. Their laughs are infections, their humor is on point, and they are so giving to their friends and family. I always aspire to be good friends with my couples and I feel like I won the jackpot with these two…they’re the kind of people I could call up and say, “Whatchya up to? Want to get a drink?” and they’d say, “Heck yeah!”

This spectacular duo didn’t even let the rain stop their merriment. They came fully prepared with rainboots and umbrellas (I think they took my advice really well). And I kind of think it was because they were such troopers that the weather gods decided to let the sun come out for a bit so we could take a few more photos outside before the sun set.

I always try to mention at least one favorite moment from my couples’ weddings but there were so many gems during Marie and Stephen’s. From the matching flannel bridesmaids shirts to the surprise flash mob at the reception, Marie and Stephen’s wedding was PURE GOLD!!

I adore this couple more than I can say. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for them and I can’t WAIT to work with them for years to come!!

VENUE: Dellwood Barn Weddings
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Baker Photography
CAKE ARTIST: Grandma’s Bakery
RECEPTION DJ:  Instant Request
BRIDAL GOWN: Bride to Be Consignment
TUXES: Knight’s Menswear
RINGS: Bernie’s Jewelry
CATERER: Kane’s Catering

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Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.

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There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!

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My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a  calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.

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