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Carol Jean Qualley – Born and raised near Aberdeen, South Dakota, Carol Jean had many aspirations at a young age and her perseverance made it possible to achieve many of them. While pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, she worked in the Hospitality industry and virtually became a student of the business. Her compassion for people, dedication, creativity and hard work afforded her many opportunities along the way. With years of experience in both the Health care and Hospitality industry, it has proven to not only be very rewarding but would be valuable to her in her future endeavor as a wedding/event planner. Prior to her college graduation, she met the man of her dreams that she would eventually marry. During the planning and designing of her own wedding, Carol Jean realized her passion in life and it would become her goal to one day open her own wedding/event planning business.

In pursuit of her long awaited dream to become a reality, Carol Jean began working with brides one-on-one and other businesses in developing, planning and designing their special events. Her eye for fashion, professionalism, and business savvy has earned her an outstanding reputation in this industry.

With a penchant for business and beauty, Carol Jean fulfilled yet another milestone in her life and thus, Grande Elegance Weddings & Events, LLC was born in November 2010.

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