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Best Day Ever- College Sweethearts Say "I do!"

Casteele and Charlie's wedding reception in St. Paul featured an amazing hanging installation of florals of pampas grass.
Kristin Snyder
Whitley B. Photography

WEDDING: October 19, 2019

Casteele Miller and Charlie Thauwald’s love story started at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, when Charlie was visiting the hockey team. Casteele knew he wasn’t on the team and snagged an introduction, and, as she says, “The rest is history.”

After five years of dating, the couple was at Spoon + Stable in Minneapolis, Casteele’s favorite restaurant, waiting for a family celebration to start, when the waiter came to their table, holding a cake with a ring on it. After Casteele gave a teary “Yes!” the couple went to a private dining room where their families were waiting to pop the champagne.

On a sunny October day, a year later, guests gathered at Nazareth Chapel for the ceremony, then relocated to Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, where the space had been transformed with stunning florals and a champagne wall inscribed with “Best Day Ever” for a charming photo backdrop.

Among special guests was the couple’s golden doodlepup, Lola. Family was integral to the event, and the couple set up a donation box for guests to contribute to the Minnesota Cancer Society in honor of relatives fighting cancer.

Continuing to spread their love throughout the community, Casteele and Charlie donated their floral arrangements to Bluebirds & Blooms, which brings the flowers to patients experiencing memory loss and long-term illness.

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