Adrienne and Ryan | Deerwood, MN micro wedding | Minnesota Wedding Photographer | Lauren Baker Photography Blog

Adrienne and Ryan | Deerwood, MN micro wedding | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

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Adrienne and Ryan are truly a remarkable couple! Not just because they were high school sweethearts, but also because they persevered planning a wedding in 2020 during a global pandemic!

The couple was originally going to get married at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Chanhassen, MN, a fitting venue as they both went to Chanhassen High School when they were teens. But, after COVID-19 restrictions made it clear they wouldn’t be able to have their wedding at CDT, the couple and their families put their heads together to come up with an astounding plan B location.

And if you ask me, they nailed it! Adrienne’s family cabin was the perfect backdrop for an intimate, relaxing, micro Minnesota wedding. They were even able to do a pontoon boat parade to celebrate with their greater lakeside community before taking a dive into the lake (yeah…I had some real FOMO when I heard about that lol).

Vendor Team

Venue: Bride’s family cabin
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Videographer: Story Teller Videography
Florist: Chanhassen Floral
Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Caterer: Lonesome Pine
Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe, Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe
Suits: Heimie’s Haberdashery
Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds
Invitations: Ivory Isle Designs
Officiant: Brother of bride


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