It’s pretty safe to assume that I love all of my couples with all of my heart. So when a couple comes to me and says they were referred to me by a past couple of mine, I go all heart and star-eyed because I know this couple’s wedding is gonna be HELLA FUN!
That was 100% the case for Alexandra and Cameron’s Fall equinox wedding at the Eagan Community Center.
Alexandra and Cameron are remarkably down to earth and easy going. They met on Tinder and after a year and a half of dating Cameron popped the big Q.
On the morning of their wedding, nerves were hanging in the air. But they didn’t last long. Once Alexandra got into her dress and walked down to meet Cameron for their first look, all anxieties melted away. They hugged each other, gave many many kisses, and exclaimed how excited they were that their day had finally arrived.
The weather was perfect. The quintessential fall day, which was especially wonderful since it was the Fall equinox. The sun shone brightly and everyone took that as a good omen. And a good omen it was! There was only one dramatic moment when the wind started tipping their ceremony arch over but Cameron leapt into action and saved their officiant, Alexandra’s grandmother.
As the afternoon shifted to evening, the reception and dancing began. Instead of doing a regular dollar dance, Alexandra and Cameron wished to take the opportunity to raise money for charity. I didn’t catch how much was raised but the stack of bills was pretty thick.
Alexandra and Cameron, thank you so much for welcoming my team and me into your lives. From our initial meeting, to your engagement session, to the wedding, and beyond, I am grateful for your friendship and positive energy. May you know only joy and happiness as the years pass by! Much love to you both!!
VENUE: Eagan Community Center
COORDINATOR: Jen Saver of the Eagan Community Center
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Baker Photography
FLORIST: Mabel Flowers and Gifts
CATERING: Billy G’s Catering
CAKE ARTIST: Billy G’s Catering
BAND/DJ: Mark Haugen DJ
HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST: 139 Hair By Heidi
BRIDAL GOWN: David’s Bridal
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS: David’s Bridal
TUXES: Men’s Wearhouse
DRAPING: Illuminations by Lori Cole
BAR SERVICE: Roasted Pear
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.
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 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!
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.
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!