Vendors Venue: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography Florist: Fleur de Lis Hair & Makeup: Juut Salon Spa St. Paul Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe Rings: Michellia Fine Jewelry and Larson Jewelers Officiant: Bradley Hill (friend of the groom)
Fourteenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America Minneapolis, MN December 12, 2019 — Lauren Baker Photography is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, […]
It’s pretty safe to assume that I love all of my couples with all of my heart. So when a couple comes to me and says they were referred to me by a past couple of mine, I go all heart and star-eyed because I know this couple’s wedding is gonna be HELLA FUN!
That was 100% the case for Alexandra and Cameron’s Fall equinox wedding at the Eagan Community Center.
Many have asked me what makes a wedding great? I don’t think there’s any one answer and tastes, as in all things, are incredibly subjective.
However, with all of the weddings I’ve worked and attended as a guest, I have found a surprising amount of similarities between the weddings that I’d deem “great.”
Reason #135 why I love my job: I get to share information from the top wedding excerpts with all of my couples.
Melody, owner and lead planner of Events by Melody, is an award-winning wedding and event planner based in Minneapolis. Her work is sublime and always full of personality, which is fitting because her motto is “PLAN. PARTY. PERFECTION.”
Aside from her being an awesome #girlboss, what makes Melody’s work stand out to me is her attention to detail.
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!