Talk about perfection. Karen and Matt’s Muse Event Center wedding in Downtown Minneapolis, MN was the definition of the perfect Fall wedding. The sun was out but it wasn’t too hot, the shade was cool but not cold, the décor and venue were astonishingly beautiful, and the company…the company was warm, goofy, and filled with so much love.
Karen and Matt met in college in St. Cloud, MN. As Jordan (the couple’s close friend and officiant) describes it: Matt was into Karen right away and Karen? Well, she warmed up to him. Cue laughter from the entire ceremony room
All jests aside, Karen and Matt knew they were made for each other. They compliment each other so well and know exactly what to say to make the other bust a gut from laughing.
Throughout the day, Karen and Matt were nothing but grins. Their wedding party helped see to that with the recanting of several inside jokes and a few new ones (I’m still confused why that egg was even there, y’all!).
I can’t thank Karen and Matt enough for letting me tag along on their special day. May the future hold nothing but fabulousness and even more puppies (because one just isn’t enough lol).
Venue: Muse Event Center
Coordinator: Becky Soderholm of Muse Event Center
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Florist: the bride
Hair: Hair by Savannah Bomstad and HM Color Rouge
Makeup: Makeup By Molly Mattson
Caterer: CRAVE Catering and Events
DJ: Nick Morris (Nimo the Hooligan)
Bridal Gown: Diamond Bride, Designer MoriLee
Bridesmaids Dresses: LuLus
Suits: The Black Tux
Rings: Blue Nile Diamond
Officiant: Jordan Weller (friend of the couple)
Rentals: All the Rage
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!