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Libby and Brandon met in 2011 while they were attending St Norbert College. They started as good friends first but soon grew to be much more. Every moment they can spend together, they know it will be full of fun! Whether they are hiking, fishing, golfing, spending time with family, or just enjoying a drink of the patio – they are happiest when they are together.

Just before they went on their big vacation to Charleston, Brandon took Libby fishing at his aunt and uncle’s house. Libby could care less about fishing that day but Brandon had other plans besides trying to catch anything. It was the day he asked Libby to be his wife! While on the dock, overlooking the water, Brandon popped the big question. Libby was completely shocked and had no idea it was coming! Excited, she replied, “YES!” and they went to share the news and celebrate with their families!

For their Engagement Session, we wanted to go back to where their love began, St. Norbert College. We explored the campus right after a light snow had fallen and made the most of that beautiful winter wonderland! Despite the cold temperatures, Libby and Brandon were total troopers through the whole shoot. I had so much fun during their session and I cannot wait for their wedding in August!

Special thanks to Dana Michele Make-up for Libby’s beautiful hair & make-up!

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This year, more than ever before, it has been put on my heart to educate and to serve. In 2017, I want to help as many people as possible, especially creatives, small business owners, women, and children. Thankfully, God is directing my steps and showing me the way by sending wonderful opportunities for me to fulfill this dream. Emails about speaking opportunities, mentoring sessions, and new workshops have flooded my inbox and I could almost cry tears of joy thinking about how I can help so many people over the next few months.

Today I’m so excited to talk about one of those amazing opportunities! I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined the Tassels & Truffles Chic Retreat Team and we are super thrilled to bring a fabulous retreat to all you creatives!

Tassels & Truffles Chic Retreat is an all inclusive stylized retreat taking place March 10-13th designed for all types of creatives. Set in the heart of one of my favorite cities, Charleston, SC, we have designed the perfect team that will help and guide you on all aspects of your educational adventure. From Instagram styling to styled sessions, calligraphy lessons to finding your niche, we poured our hearts and souls into this to give you an awesome experience of a lifetime!

With over 14 speakers and educators to learn from, this retreat will help you refresh and rejuvenate your creative journey. During the retreat, you’ll stay in a beautiful mansion with other incredible creatives in downtown Charleston, have delicious meals prepared by a personal chef, take part in classes, group actives, lectures, styled shoots and more!

To learn more and to reserve your seat for this amazing retreat, visit the link here – Chic Retreat Charleston.
More questions? Feel free to email me any time.

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Cassandra and Mike met back at UW-Eau Claire in 2006. They did not start dating until six years later though when they both returned to Green Bay and Cassandra was finishing up her last year of rotations for school. They absolutely loved spending time with one another right away. Everything just felt effortless and they balance each other out in the best possible way. No matter what they are doing, whether it’s hanging out with friends, trying new foods, exploring a new brewery, or going on adventures – they just love to be together!

They knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together so they bought their first home last year! They closed on their house on a Thursday morning but Mike had more plans for that day, like asking Cassandra to be his wife! Cassandra remembers that day well, “We went back to the house to take pictures before Mike went to ‘work.’ I thought he was snapping pictures with his GoPro but he proposed and recorded the whole thing! Mike couldn’t really even get the words out and I just kept saying ‘shut up, shut up, shut up.’ We both cried.”

When planning their wedding they knew they wanted it to be fun, unique, classic, and totally them. I think they pulled it off perfectly! Surrounded by their closest family and friends, these two were married on New Year’s Eve! The entire day felt like one big party and I loved every piece of it! From Cassandra stunning details, like her beautiful two-piece dress and her winter themed bouquet, to the stunning ceremony turned reception space filled with lovely florals – everything looked amazing! Bridesmaids wore long, black dresses to match the groomsmen’s classic black tuxedos. Guests were given party hats and horns customized with their names so they could celebrate all night. Everyone danced their hearts out until it was time to ring in the New Year! This wedding was the perfect combination of class and fun!

Congratulations Cassandra & Mike! I wish you two a lifetime full of love, happiness, and lots of great beer!

I still cannot get over how beautiful this bouquet is!

I just love this wooden ring box with the word “Always” printed on it!

Aww, kitty thought he was a detail too!

Seriously, how stunning is Cassandra?! The most beautiful bride ever!

Reading vows ahead of time to practice, we couldn’t hold back our tears!

First look in the coolest spot ever!!

I love that Cassandra and Mike wanted something different for their bridal portraits. They love more industrial spaces so we spent time shooting at Appleton Beer Factory and it turned out amazing!

Wow! These two together are too cute!

Such a fun bridal party!!

The Marq turned into the most wonderful ceremony space!

During the ceremony, they passed their rings around so all their guests could bless them and wish them luck!

Married!! Woohoo!

Everything about their reception space was beautiful! From the stunning floral arrangements, to the chandeliers, the ice sculptures, and the fun New Year’s Eve decor pieces – each piece worked perfectly together!

Time to par-tay!

Thanks to all the amazing wedding vendors that helped make Cassandra & Mike’s big day wonderful!
Ceremony & Reception: The Marq // Catering: The Marq // Officiant: Jennifer Aalbregtse // Hair & Make-up: Pavana Salon and Spa // Flowers: Buds n Bloom // Wedding Dress Boutique: Erika’s Bridal Couture // Bridesmaids Dresses: Erika’s Bridal Couture // Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Rings: Kesslers // Cupcakes: Tamara – The Cake Guru // DJ & Photo Booth: Elite Entertainment // Ice Sculpture: Krystal Kleer Ice Sculptures // Invitations: Minted // Rentals: Couture Events // Transportation: Kobussen Trailways

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