Ever since FIVE Event Center in Uptown Minneapolis, MN opened it’s doors I’ve been dreaming about photographing a wedding there. Kory and Andrew made that dream a reality with their gorgeous wedding.
And when I say gorgeous, I mean GORG.E.OUS! If there was an award for the best dressed wedding party and family, it would, without a doubt, go to Kory and Andrew’ and their peeps. Everyone was dressed to the nines (ok…am I a 70 year old now?).
Kory, Andrew, and I met about a year ago to talk about their wedding. As I always do, I asked about their love story and y’all, the amount of “awws” that came out of my mouth was ridiculous.
They met here in Minneapolis, MN, even though neither was originally from here (they’re Wisconsin and Nebraska natives). Additionally, much of their relationship was long distance! I’m always in awe when couples are able to make long distance work and that makes me so sure that no matter what, Kory and Andrew will be able to handle anything life throws their way!
And talk about perfection. The weather was the definition of the perfect Minnesota fall day! Low humidity, partly cloudy, temps in the low 70s. Give me days like that all fall long and I’ll be a happy lady.
The couple now calls Omaha, NE home and while that means we can’t go out for drinks on the regular, I’m so excited for Kory and Andrew and their remarkable future that’s ahead of them as husbands.
Hotel Venue: Radisson Blu Downtown
Ceremony and Reception Venue: FIVE Event Center
Planner: Shauna Wooton of FIVE Event Center
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Florist: Wisteria Design Studio
Catering: Green Mill Catering
Dessert: Green Mill Catering
DJ: Josh with Instant Request
Rings: David Yurman
Officiant: Kelsey Kronus (friend of the couple)
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!