Y’all…when they talk about a couple that can “weather any storm” I’m pretty sure they’re talking about Grace and Nick. Their April wedding at Leopold’s Mississippi Garden in Minneapolis, MN is proof of that.
Originally, Grace and Nick’s wedding was supposed to take place at the Minnesota Boat Club in St. Paul, MN. However, thanks to the ever-unpredictable Minnesota Spring weather…the whole place was flooded…twice! In a matter of maybe a week and a half, the couple, along with the incredible staff at Mintahoe Catering, secured a new venue and the rest as they say is history.
And if I’m being honest, the weather was a blessing in disguise! I believe everything happens for a reason and this honestly is the case here. The weather was beyond fantastic (a godsend because again…it’s Minnesota in April), the venue was gorgeous, we had breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, and every single moment of the day felt like a fairytale.
I adore Grace and Nick so much. From the first time I met with Grace at our consultation, to their engagement session, and all of our chats these two have proven time and again that they’re meant to be and will, wait for it, weather any storm together!
Congrats you two!!
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Baker Photography
FLORIST: Your Enchanted Florist
CATERING: Mintahoe Catering
CAKE ARTIST: Mintahoe Catering
BAND/DJ: Dharamijit Singh
HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST: WOW Bar
GROOM’S SUIT: Men’s Wearhouse
RINGS: Wedding Day Diamonds
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!