Old timey castles, mist in the sky, and greenery as far as the eye can see. Sounds more like a description of a quaint wedding in Scotland rather than one just north of Minneapolis, MN. But I kid you not, Danielle and Peter’s Edinburgh USA Golf Course wedding in Brooklyn Park, MN felt like it was picked up and plunked down in the Scottish capital.
Danielle was all smiles the morning of her wedding. Her bride tribe was equal parts smiles and giggles as they wiped happy tears away from their faces. Peter, was handsome, calm, and frankly looked like he jumped off of the cover of GQ Magazine.
Even though the rain may have dampened the ground, it did not dampen anyone’s spirits. In fact, it added to the day because we all knew how colorful Danielle and Peter’s portraits would be. Why would they be more colorful? Because rain brings out color in a major way.
My team and I kept “ooh”-ing and “awww”-ing while we took Danielle and Peter’s couple photos…we couldn’t help it…the combination of the colorful scenery and the couple’s love was just too beautiful!
See for yourself!!
Venue: Edinburgh USA Golf Course
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Florist: Pletschers Greenhouse
Makeup: Amanda Chen
Hair: Primped MN
Dessert: D’amico Catering
Caterer: D’amico Catering
DJ: Midwest Sound
Bridal Gown: Posh Bridal, Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Social Room
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds
Officiant: Jerid Bass (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!