Michelle & Colin live in Chicago, where their lush and lovely engagement session was done earlier this year, but their story starts years ago at St. Norbert’s College close to Green Bay, Wisconsin. They met on this intimate and gorgeous campus with close ties to her family and really, getting married there was a non-negotiable. Even when they decided to host their reception an hour south at the incomparable American Club, St. Norbert’s was never in question, this place so intertwined with the start of their story it had to be part of their wedding. And what a great choice it was for them. It was early October and the winds were chilly, but the light was beautiful, the hugs warm, the laughter sincere and the campus still oh-so-green. And in the center of it all was Colin & Michelle, hand in hand, ready to blend their families and their lives forever. And blended is really the best way to describe how they designed their day: They blended local specialties with big city delights, Vera Wang elegance with collegiate plaid; they gifted their favorite Chicago popcorn to guests and treated them to sumptuous American Club style, kissed in an ice cream shop and warmed up by a courtyard fire. It was cozy and elegant, lovely and well-done; it was, indeed, their perfect day.
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