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Chad + Nicole | Married | A Downtown Wausau, WI + Sentry World Golf Course Wedding.

May 27, 2015

I have the perfect wedding to get you through any midweek slumps today!! It is a wedding that was twelve years in the making + will leave you with soar cheeks from smiling as you share in the joy of two people who are absolutely, positively meant to be : ) Meet, The GILES!!

From the minute I first “met” Nicole (I use parentheses because it was a virtual, emailing-online-type-of-meeting), I fell in love with her.  She was SO excited about marrying her high school sweetheart + let me in on their life together right away. She told me that some of their favorite things to do together include hiking, traveling, spending time with their golden retrieval Charlie (who is ADORABLE by the way!!), visiting local microbreweries, watching Big Bang Theory & How I Met Your Mother reruns, attending Marquette University Basketball games, sipping coffee at home together on their (few + far between) Saturday mornings off, + spending time with their families. How can you not love this lady?! Getting to meet Chad at their engagement session this past winter only solidified my thoughts on how wonderful this couple is—they are perfect complements to one another + both just so down-to-earth, generous, + kind.

Chad + Nicole’s wedding day was truly the celebration of a lifetime. As you can imagine, twelve years of dating brings lots of joys, trials, + life experiences together. As the toasts continued into the evening, I noticed a common theme spoken by everyone—Chad + Nicole are willing to do anything + sacrifice anything for the sake of their relationship. It is the most important thing in their lives + their commitment to one another is unrivaled. Through undergrad, medical school, residency (+ a whole lot of moving + traveling in between), these two have made sure to take on life’s adventures TOGETHER. The strength of their relationship speaks volumes because of this + I can only imagine what is in store for their marriage!!!

Chad + Nicole, thank you for allowing us into your lives + families. It has been nothing but an absolute JOY to get to know you + to share in your excitement WITH YOU as you finally became husband + wife!!!!! Enjoy some of our favorites from your day (P.S. it was SO hard to narrow this down!!) hehe : ) We love you two so much!!!

We began the day at the home Nicole grew up in + it couldn’t have been more perfect : ) 

Oh the tulips!!!

I just LOVE Nicole’s details! She was such a classic, never-gonna-go-out-of-style bride!!!

Evolutions in Design did such an outstanding job on the flowers!! How amazing are these little boutonnières?!

I don’t have words … just breath-taking, Nicole!!! 

I love them!!!!!!

Thank you Caleb–always making people laugh!!

I love this one, Nicole!!

There were just endless spots to shoot at the Gassner home!!! This is also where we did part of Nicole + Chad’s engagement session!

If you look closely in the photo of Nicole’s bouquet, you will see that she had her grandmother’s crystal  necklace intertwined amongst the flowers : ) 

Okay, I’m just going to say it–this might be my new favorite photo … ever. It just completely captures everything I want to communicate about our brand!! 

YES : ) 

So beautiful!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!! Introducing the GILES!!!!

I just loved these clutches that Nicole got for her bridesmaids from Pottery Barn!!

Yes yes yes!!!

A favorite of Caleb’s!!!

And two personal faves!! I love their joy!!!!

These two won the anniversary dance … and my heart melted!!!!

Siblings : ) 

Thank you to these wonderful vendors for making Chad + Nicole’s wedding day a HUGE success!!

Ceremony Site: Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ | Reception Location: Sentry World Golf Course | Videography: Fancy Horse Films | Florist: Evolutions in Design | Cake Artist: 2510 Bakery | Entertainment: Hip Pocket Band | Dress: Matina’s Bridal, Designer: Amsale | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe, Designer: Bill Levkoff


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