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celebrations Allie Wichmann and Lars Petersen As far as proposals go, Lars Petersen had a full day in store for Allie Wichmann. After treating Allie to a spa visit and picnic, he led her back home where rose petals, champagne, strawberries and a ring were waiting. The pair returned to Madison, where they originally met, for a May 26 wedding. Allie is the daughter of Rose and Mike Wichmann and Lars is the son of Bev and Allan Petersen. The couple resides in Chicago. Photographed by Blue Dandelion Photography Nicole Spurgin and Alex Roznik Sentimental touches were key to Nicole Spurgin's dream wedding to Alex Roznik. Having met on a snowy New Year's evening, the pair planned a winter wedding full of personal details from the bride's bouquet, which included brooches from her grandmother, to a reception filled with classic elements made by the couple's family. Nicole is the daughter of Maripat and Robert Blankenheim and Alex is the son of Mary and Frank Roznik. Photographed by S. Photography Kara Peppler and Nick Lombardino For their spring wedding Kara Peppler and Nick Lombardino set the mood just right. From bright color choices to fun-loving details like a photo booth, candy bar and all-night dance party, their May 12 wedding gave way to an evening to remember. Kara is the daughter of Kris and Walt Peppler and Nick is the son of Sumi and Matt Lombardino. The couple now lives in Madison. Photographed by Paper Antler 78 BRAVA Magazine August 2012 Rachel Mattke and Brandon VerVelde For his proposal, Brandon VerVelde not only surprised girlfriend Rachel Mattke by making an appearance on her business trip to Washington, D.C., he surprised her by popping the question on a sight-seeing journey with a picturesque view of the city as his backdrop. The duo wed in Madison on May 19. Rachel is the daughter of Sheree and Arland Mattke and Brandon is the son of Sharon and Bill Brownell. The couple resides in Madison. Photographed by Chasing Lilies Photography Announce your marriage or union by e-mailing

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