The Lumber Exchange in downtown Minneapolis, MN artfully weds cool city textures with sleek, chic elegance and makes for the perfect venue for modern weddings. This was oh so clear at Nora and David’s July 2019 wedding.
The day started with the most hilarious first look ever! Together, Nora and her wedding party schemed together and somehow procured a dinosaur costume. One of their groomsmen wore it and walked towards an unsuspecting David. David turned around and…everyone broke into belly laughs!
Patting David on the back I said, “ok now for the real first look.”
That joke speaks to how carefree and fun Nora and David are. They were full of laughs throughout the ridiculously hot and humid July day and were ready to party as soon as they said their “I Dos.”
And party they did! With a big bite of their Cinnabon cinnamon roll (who said you have to have cake or cupcakes for your dessert?!) they hit the dance floor with a sweet choreographed first number.
My team and I had so much fun working with Nora, David, and their whole wedding party. I know these two lovebirds are in for a very bright, fun, and love-filled future!!
Venue: The Lumber Exchange
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Florist: Ashley Skeie Events
Hair and Makeup: Styled by Abbi
DJ: DJ Joshua Berwald of Mark Haugen DJ
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Knights Chamber
Officiant: Pastor John Straiton
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!