Savannah and Zac | Hidden Greens Event Venue | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Bride and groom portraits at Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer Hidden Green Event Center

Ah young love! Is there anything as sweet and precious as that?

I’m going to say no because Savannah and Zac are possibly the sweetest couple to walk this fine earth. They started dating at the tender age of 15 and have been together ever since.

Savannah and Zac’s Hidden Greens Event Venue wedding in Hastings, MN was so pretty. My team and I walked into the reception venue and our mouths dropped to the floor.

The decorations were beautiful, the florals were beyond gorgeous, and on one of the tables near the door, were dog treats and doggie bags for Savannah and Zac’s guests’ dogs who were in attendance and at home. I about died! (And yes, I did bring Aife a doggie bag and yes she loved it!)

The weather was marvelous too. Perfect temps and not a cloud in the sky. I’m taking that as a good omen for Savannah and Zac’s future. 😉

My favorite part of Savannah and Zac’s wedding (aside from the dog treats and gorgeousness of everything) was how they embraced and intertwined Savannah’s native culture into their celebrations.

I don’t claim to know much about native culture (something I’m utterly ashamed by since we have a large native population in the state) but I appreciated the chance to get to know more about them as the day progressed.

There were native blessings, elder photographs, in addition to Savannah wearing bridal moccasins in her wedding colors.

My team and I are so excited for Savannah and Zac and their future and know only good things are in store for them!

Vendor Credits

Venue: Hidden Greens Event Venue
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Florist: European Floral
Makeup and Hair: Nona Owen and Katelynn (friends of the couple)
Dessert: Lori Budnik (friend of the couple)
Caterer: Divine Swine
DJ: Austin Owen (uncle of the bride)
Bridal Gown: Posh Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Social Room
Rings: Kay Jewelers and Helzberg Diamonds 
Invitations: Minted
Officiant: Jimmy Max Browning (friend of the couple)


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- Josie and Scott

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.

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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!

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- Alisa AND Adam

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!

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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.

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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!

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