The Board of Directors

Chase Nobis

Executive Director of the Lansing Bridal Association

Chase started working for Complete Music as a DJ in the early 90’s and loved it so much he bought the company!  After starting with just two other DJ’s working for him, he grew Complete weddings + events to over 50 employees, added Photography, Videography, Photo Booth and Up-lighting departments.  Today Complete Weddings and Events does between 600 and 700 events every year.

Chase attributes his success to his awesome staff, but also the awesome network of vendors that refer Complete to brides.  With this networking idea in mind, Chase started the West Michigan Wedding Association with the help of several other wedding professionals in West Michigan over 15 years ago.  The WMWA grew to over 100 members and two of the most popular  bridal shows in West Michigan.  Complete Weddings + Events flourished with referrals and connections with the brides.

Then in 2009, Chase organized a group of leading wedding professionals in Lansing and launched the Lansing Bridal Association.  This group of dedicated wedding professionals have helped make the LBA the leading Bridal Web Site and bridal shows in the Lansing area.  “When you help other’s reach the right brides, the referrals come back 10 fold!  Good things come, when you do good things,” Concluded Chase.

Contact Chase:


Phone: (517) 882-7100

Allen Johnston

Communications Director


Allen is the owner of Amber J Photography LLC. He joined the Lansing Bridal Association in 2012. His goal is to help the Lansing Bridal Show grow and provide the best opportunity for Brides and Vendors to meet.

Contact Allen:


Phone: (517) 927-5185

Amber Johnston

Website Director


Amber is the main photographer for Amber J Photography LLC.  She handles all things website related for the Lansing Bridal Association, as well as assisting in social media management.

Contact Amber:


Phone: (517) 927-5185

Barbara Joseph

Membership Director


Barb is the owner of Barbs Designs. She joined the LBA Board of Directors in 2015. She works with members to ensure they get the most out of the LBA by helping them get their listing set up on our website. Barb also brings a great positive energy to the association with her friendly and happy personality, as well as her ideas for how to help the LBA grow.

Contact Barb:


Barbie Holz

Event Director


Barbie is the owner of Bashes by Barbie, LLC.   She joined the Lansing Bridal Association early in 2016 as a Vendor providing Wedding Planning, Decor & Floral Designs.  Now, she will also serve as the Event Planning Director for the LBA.  Barbie is a Certified Wedding Planner, she brings over 25 years of enthusiastic experience in planning weddings & social gatherings, corporate events & fundraisers.

Contact Barbie:


phone:  517.993.3260

Marta Brown

Social Media Director


Marta Brown is the Social Media Director. She joined the LBA as a Vendor in 2015 and is the proud owner of the Beautiful Northfork Estate in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Marta has an impressive customer service history and prides herself on providing the highest quality venue to all her brides and grooms. Additionally, Marta delivers 15 years of event planning experience to The Northfork Estate making every event breathtaking and spectacular.

Contact Marta:


Toll Free: 866-669-6977   Cell: 517-525-4960

Our Interns

Ashley Kibzey

Advertising/Marketing Intern

Ashley is a junior at Michigan State University, studying Advertising as her major and Public Relations as her minor. She helps manage our social media pages and website. As an advertising major, she is always ecstatic to find new ways to promote out our pages and help out our vendors! Email:

Ceili “C” Widmann

Digital Journalism Intern

C moved from Ashland, Oregon to pursue a degree in both English Education and Theater at Michigan State University, where she is an active part of the MSU Club Fencing and Club Gymnastics teams. She assists with keeping our blogs and *new* vlogs up to date and intriguing. Her personal blog can be found on WordPress and social media platforms @darkknightwrite. Email:

Morgan Venaas

Digital Journalism Intern Assistant

Morgan came from Pontiac, IL to study Apparel and Textile Design at Michigan State University. She will be assisting out Digital Journalism Inter, Ceili, by keeping blog and vlog posts exciting, new, and perfect for our brides and grooms. In our blogs, our interns are hoping to give them the information they need to make their day special, and also getting them connected with vendors for the upcoming seasonal bridal shows.