Karya and Lance love spending time together, especially traveling and experiencing local adventures. Therefore, it only made sense that their wedding was based around their sight of wonder. With Lance being 100% Norwegian, it was also important to include his heritage as the highlighted locale within the traveling theme. This is why Karya wore a traditional Norwegian Solje crown during the ceremony along with a broach attached to her bouquet. The entire bridal party's jewelry was based around Norwegian traditional heritage design.
Karya and her girls got ready in the Grand Salle Suite at The Charmant Hotel in downtown La Crosse. This suite also served as Karya and Lance's wedding night accommodation and a quick photo opportunity at the end of the night with views overlooking downtown La Crosse.
Karya had customized alterations done to her gown, she had a grand vision for the train! The engagement band features an antique yellow diamond the couple had placed in a setting crafted by a local jeweler.
Both Karya and Lance have children from previous relationships and all of them served as a part of the wedding party. Karya's son walked her down the aisle and served as Lance's ring bearer.
The fairy tale ceremony would not have been complete without a "victory lap" around the local Riverside Park in a horse drawn carriage.
Every table at the reception was decorated based around a location that held a special place in the bride and groom's hearts. Lance's immediate family sat at the Norwegian themed table while the bride and groom sat at their own private sweetheart table.
Karya and Lance own a wine bar, so to tie that part of their lives into the day, they sent their guests home with personalized bottles of wine.
Photographer: Pink Spruce Photography
Invitation Designer: Proline Printing
Jewelry: Satori Arts Gallery
Etsy Designer: Karen Strain Kreations
Ring Designer: Designing Jewelers
Groomsman Attire: Michael Kors
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Bridal Shop: The Wedding Tree
Gown Designer: Galina Signature Collection by David's Bridal
Pre Ceremony Location: The Grand Salle Suite at The Charmant Hotel
Catering & Bakery: The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
Floral Designer: Viroqua Village Market Floral
Transportation: Cinderella Carriage
Accommodations: The Charmant Hotel