I bet you $1000 that Sierra and Beau did not anticipate snow on their October wedding when they started their wedding planning.
Sure, it’s not totally uncommon to have snow in October in good ol’ Minnesota. But when it does, it’s usually in late October…not in the middle of the freaking month!
Despite the wind, light snow, and chillier than expected temps, Sierra and Beau’s Lost Spur Country Club wedding in Eagan, MN was amazing.
A week before the wedding, both Sierra and I had our peepers glued to the weather forecast and came up with a few ideas to embrace the cold. Sierra found a fantastic (and might I say, badass) leather jacket to wear during her and Beau’s portraits outside. And her bridesmaids had cute scarves to drape over their shoulders, too. The guys? Well…guys are lucky that they get to wear jackets normally and therefore don’t have to think too much about being cold. But they still handled the weather like champs!
So what do you do when there’s unexpected, and subpar weather on your biggest of days? You roll with the punches and remember that in the end, the only thing that matters is your love! And boy howdy, are Sierra and Beau loved!!
Venue: Lost Spur Country Club
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Florist: Pletschers The bride
Makeup: The bride
Hair: Sandra Bethke
Dessert: The Spatula Bakery
Caterer: Lost Spur Country Club
Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Rings: Continental Diamond
Invitations: Arte Papery
Officiant: Jamie Saeland (aunt of the groom)
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.
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
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!