Dan and Lauren’s Romantic Beauty and the Beast Inspired Wedding at Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Dan and Lauren

August 3rd, 2019

Background of how they met: 

Dan and I met at Normandale Community College where we both work, but it wasn’t until we saw each other at Vertical Endevours (rock climbing gym) that we started talking. I work in Disability services and he is an economics instructor.” – Lauren

How he proposed:

Dan proposed to me on our weekend trip to the North shore right on Lake Superior. I love the outdoors and water, so I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal. He also surprised me by booking my dream venue, and writing up a journal of the proposal process.” – Lauren

What they love to do together:

“Dan and I are adventurous people we spend our free time doing acro yoga, rock climbing, hiking, and being outside. We love the outdoors and I especially love the water.”  – Lauren

The Wedding Day:

Dan and Lauren’s wedding day was located at the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their wedding was inspired by the Beauty and the Beast so it was full of romantic and elegant details! Dan and Lauren’s wedding was filled with grand entrances down the staircase, tears of love and happiness, and laughter all around. 

After the ceremony, we tried to do some bride and groom portraits at the Lake of the Isles until it began to DOWNPOUR, despite the forecast saying nothing about rain! This left us with only 5 minutes of running into the rain for a few photos in front of a willow tree. SO. WORTH. IT. 

My favorite moments of the day was the father-daughter first look when Lauren and her dad shared some tears, the grand entrance of Lauren walking down the staircase with her dad, the deep and heart-felt speeches, and the special moments Dan and Lauren shared together during portraits as they just wanted to get all the photos together that they could. 

Lauren, I’m so happy that you found your prince. Dan, I hope you always remember to dance with your princess as you both climb into your future together!



Lindsey White Photography



Instagram: @lindseywhitephoto

Bride’s Dress: 

The Wedding Shoppe on Grand 

Mori Lee Style number: 2889

Bridesmaids Dresses:

The Wedding Shoppe on Grand 

Kennedy Blue (Pearl) Dusty Pink 


Sweet Pea Floral





Groomsmen and Groom attire:
The Wedding Shoppe on Grand

Ceremony Venue:

Semple Mansion 

100 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Reception Venue: 

Semple Mansion 

100 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Wedding Planner / Coordinator:

Katherine Bailey (provided by Semple Mansion)

DJ/ Entertainment Services:

Omaur Bliss (Rodney Stark)


Nadia cakes (Woodbury)



Brie Catering http://www.briecater.com/


Brenda Thompson Thistle Designs

Centerpieces & Decor Rentals:

Leslie Johnson from Positively Charmed


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