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04.02.16 Cierra (Forsberg) & Justin Wannemuehler

Our wedding day started the exact opposite way we were hoping it would—with a wonderful Wisconsin spring blizzard! It was a shock to wake up to, but thankfully, the snow didn’t stay long—unfortunately, the wind and cold did.

Although the day didn’t start the way we had hoped, it was the only real hiccup in a day that exceeded our expectations. We had two favorite moments. The first was seeing each other at The Charmant for our first-look photos. Justin was so nervous when we were talking with our backs to each other that it almost made me a little nervous myself. After turning around and seeing each other for the first time, though, any nerves either of us had were gone, and we were even more excited for the ceremony.

The second highlight was when we made a pitstop at the Blue Moon with our wedding party and their significant others after the ceremony. Finally, we were able to let our guard down and realize that we had just gotten married. Our incredible wedding party helped make our day unforgettable, so it was nice to have some extra time to celebrate with them.

Overall, we would not have been able to pull off our wedding vision without the help of our vendors. Keeping every single detail reflective of whom we are as a couple was a huge deal for us. Each vendor was amazing, easy to work with, and accommodating. We even had a donut bar with six different flavors that were made hours beforehand by Linda’s Bakery. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that!

Everyone told us how fast the day would pass. They could not have been more right. Before we knew it, the last song of the night was playing, and we were packing up the dance floor “swag” for our guests. Reflecting back on our wedding while looking at photos, one of my aunts mentioned that we “made it look so warm outside. Must have been the glow of your happiness.” She was absolutely right. We couldn’t be happier!

BUSINESSES: BEAUTY Sitara Salon & Spa BRIDAL GOWN/TUXEDOS Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear CATERING Blue Moon Restaurant DESSERT Linda’s Bakery FLORAL Cottage Garden Floral MUSIC Ignite Lighting and Entertainment TRANSPORTATION Ready Bus Line VENUE La Crosse Center Ballroom