Dana and John’s Edinburgh USA Golf Course wedding in Brooklyn Park totally felt like it could have been in a castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The charming pair met on Tinder in 2015 shortly after John moved to Minneapolis from Madison. After a postponed first date thanks to the flu, the two finally met in person. They went to Ginger Hop in Northeast Minneapolis and the rest, as they say, is history.
Skip to Christmas 2017 when John got down on one knee and proposed to Dana. She even wrote about it on Howheasked.com! Go read it quickly for more warm and yummy cuteness.
On their wedding day itself, both Dana and John had their own nerves. But, as it so often happens, as soon as they arrived at their first look, the nerves melted away and they were able to enjoy their whole day!
After a beautiful service at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Dana, John, and their wedding party boarded a party bus and let the classic 90’s ballads roar. There was even a Backstreet Boys serenade. I loved that so freaking much!! Ain’t no party like a boy band party!
As the afternoon progressed to evening, the newlyweds grew more cuddly, more giggly, and all in all more lovey-dovey. It was a beautiful site to be a witness to.
Dana and John are, in my mind, the perfect pair. They lift each other up when they are down and they laugh with each other when times are light. I adore them both and can’t wait to photograph them on their next big adventure.
CEREMONY VENUE: St. Thomas the Apostle
RECEPTION VENUE: Edinburgh USA Golf Course
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Baker Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Pete Rose Productions
FLORIST: Holly Ulland Weddings Your Way Floral & Events
CAKE ARTIST: Buttercream Cakes
DJ: Midwest Sound
HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST: Gina Paitich
RINGS: Kay Jewelers, Shane Co., and Perry Cohn
BRIDAL GOWN: Diamond Bride
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS: David’s Bridal
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
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.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
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!
Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
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.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!
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