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So Inviting for... your Wedding Party, Guests & You! You and your guests will be sure to enjoy your stay at the award winning AmericInn Lodge and Suites in Beaver Dam, known for great service and cleanliness. We offer 62 beautifully refurbished, cozy, non-smoking rooms. Choose from a variety of spacious rooms including suites with whirlpools. You’ll love our newly decorated rooms that offer 32” HD flat screen cable TV’s, new carpet, lamps and cozy triple sheeting linen packages. Also, there is a microwave and a mini fridge in every room and all rooms are equipped with high speed internet at no extra charge. Relax to a restful nights sleep with cozy Serta Perfect Sleepers, and awaken to a complimentary, home style, hot AmericInn Perk breakfast. Take a dip in our heated indoor pool or relax in the whirlpool. Americinn is also equipped with a fitness room, game area and guest laundry facilities for your convenience. Plus we have added a second business center for gatherings or business meetings. We invite guests to our Managers reception Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in our living room style lobby complete with a fireplace. During this time take advantage of complimentary beer, wine and food. After hours beer and wine are also available for purchase at the front desk from 7pm to 11pm Monday through Thursday and 3pm to 11pm on weekends. And for the bride and groom, ask about our special honeymoon suite and group discounts for your bridal party and guests. Our friendly staff will welcome your wedding party and guests with attentive service and quality accommodations to make your special day memorable. Newlyweds 21 and over also receive a complimentary bottle of champagne to add to their celebration. Call now for your reservation….you’ll be glad you did.

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Kestrel Ridge will make your celebration memorable!

Picture your gala celebration in candlelight with crisp linens, dark woods, sparkling crystal and professional services. Your guests can enjoy a pre-meal cocktail hour in our beautiful bar and fireplace area. The large windows and outdoor veranda offer panoramic views of the golf course. Events for as many as 250 can be comfortably accommodated. Choose from an extensive and unique menu to offer your guest an exceptional dining experience.

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Think in jewel tones and less in the bright colors that defined the Brady Bunch. From the venue to the flowers, it’s easy to fuse these colors into a one-of-a-kind wedding without going overkill. Even better, you can still attain an elegant look when done right – and enjoy this unique palette in any season. “Bohemian is effortless cohesion,” says Lindsay Parrott-Masiewicz, who owns P3 Events in Connecticut. In addition to all the upbeat hues, add a little gold into the color palette for a distinctive look. An Unforgettable Atmosphere Start with textiles and make your tables take on the motif. Taper candles, submersible LED lights and linens can be the perfect accents to add the

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color without overwhelming guests with your theme, adds Audrey Issac with 100 Candles based in California. “If you’re looking for a subtler touch, look to your candle and floral vessels – consider colored and textured glass votives and vases for the eclectic look often associated with bohemian inspired celebrations,” she says. Boho Chic What you, and your bridal party members, wear can also incorporate the color palette. Dresses can also tie into the theme, and Issac suggests letting bridesmaids choose their own outfits – just make sure they fit the tone of the big day, such as upscale or rustic. Some bridesmaids will be fine in a sundress for a beach wedding, while a more classic wedding requires a formal dress.

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“Give them one or two colors and allow them to take the lead on the hue and overall style,” she says. “Blues and greens in particular work well with most skin tones; save the brighter colors, such as yellow and oranges, for accents and accessories.” You can encourage bridal party members to incorporate a pattern, as it will add to the eclectic vibe. As for the bride, adorn your locks with fresh flowers. “Channel your inner flower child by donning a floral crown made out of wildflowers,” notes Megan Velez with the Destination Weddings Group, a network of wedding planners across the globe. Prefer a traditional veil? Then, see if your wedding party is on board with donning natural blooms, instead!” “And for the dress, aim for light fabrics, flowy sleeves and a touch of lace,” Velez says. Speaking of flowers, this theme lets you explore other plant life. “Texturizing your floral arrangements and bridal bouquet will add interest and natural playfulness,” says Dawn Stafford with the event planning firm Gathering Souls in Washington D.C. “Berries are plentiful and come in an array of hues from pale pinks and deep reds to bright greens and icy blues. Succulents and greenery provide lushness and complimentary monochromatic tones.” Those are just a few ways to add colors. Your flowers and invitations can also incorporate the colors, while ribbons can accent just about anything while featuring engaging patterns. © CTW Features

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Your hair is a central component of the overall bridal look. What you choose to do with 
it — and adorn it with — can dramatically change your finished appearance. Follow these tips and tricks, and you are sure to be happy with the results. Updo — or Down? Before you choose a hairstyle, you must take into consideration the style of your gown, as well as the overall tone you are hoping to set for your wedding. Your hairstyle should complement these aspects — not compete with them. Your face shape also will play a role in your overall decision. Just remember, the goal is to look like the best version of yourself — not someone completely different. So consider styles that don’t stray far from your everyday look. If you regularly wear your naturally wavy hair loose, a simple side-swept bun with a long veil will look more appropriate than tight ringlets and a tiara. Veils: The Long and Short of It The veil has become a classic wedding accoutrement and is available in many lengths, styles and fabrics. Consider the style of your dress when choosing a veil; ideally, these items will be purchased at the same time. Will you want to show off the back of the dress? Stick with a veil of sheer silk netting. Is your dress an ankle-length, vintage chic stunner? A birdcage veil is the likely choice. When choosing a hairstyle, be sure it allows for the veil of your choice to be easily secured. Headpieces and Hair Jewelry Another option is to forgo the veil altogether. Baubles designed specifically with your locks in mind are getting more and more popular. Think golden floral combs, delicate headbands and whimsical bun wreaths. You can leave behind jewels and metals of all kind, and go floral; a wreath of delicate rosebuds or one elegant magnolia bloom can add a breath-taking touch of romance.

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Wedding Planning 101 Once the excitement of being engaged settles in, you will need to begin to plan the nuptials. Many brides-to-be can’t wait to start trying on dresses — but before you head to the boutique, there are other items on your to-do list. Here are the first few things you need think about: Pick A Style Have a conversation with your fiance and discuss how you want your wedding to feel. Fun and festive? Intimate and sophisticated? Has one of you always dreamed of marrying barefoot on a beach or on the lawn of a stately mansion? What are the most vital elements of the wedding to each of you? Decide what’s most important to each of you and compromise. Decide On A Timeline While the availability of your most coveted vendors will help you choose an exact date, you still need to think about other factors that will impact your timeline: Is there a season or time of year you hope to marry in, or avoid? Holidays or other family events you need to work around? You also might consider how much time you need for planning and preparations. The answers to all of these questions will help shape the timeline of your wedding. Set Your Budget This can be one of the most difficult tasks of wedding planning. You need to have sitdown conversations with each other, and with each set of parents, to be clear who will be contributing what when it comes to finances. These numbers will impact every other decision you make, and you don’t want to plan or purchase based on assumptions. Book Priority Vendors Priority vendors will be the people in charge of the elements most important to you and your fiance. The most significant of these vendors will likely be your venue. Your venue will impact almost all other aspects of your wedding — including your date. Another vendor who will likely take top billing is your photographer. Be sure to research all your options to secure the best price with the extra amenities you want.



Rechek’s Food Pride personalize your special day! “A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~ Julia Child

From tiered cakes to cupcake displays, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to your bakery! Why your bakery? Our experienced bakers and decorators make your cake and frosting from scratch just like you would at home. This allows us to give you the best quality cake in just about every flavor your heart desires. Our more traditional flavors include white, devil’s food, marble, carrot, red velvet and almond. While we can also do more unique flavors like raspberry swirl, cherry, strawberry, espresso and many more. Our most popular wedding frostings include White butter Cream and European French Cream. White Butter Cream is made with vegetable shortening and powdered sugar. European French Cream is made from real butter, Bavarian cream and powdered sugar, and is a much richer icing. Want filling? We have a wide variety to choose from! Homemade chocolate French cream, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple…you name it! If we don’t have it, we will do our best to accommodate you. Not sure what to choose? We would love to meet with you so you can sample our cakes, frostings and fillings. The best part? Free cake! All wedding sampling appointments are free. Feel free to come in with your ideas and photos, or look through our cake books.

Set up a meeting with our wedding cake specialists today! Please ask for Melissa, Lacy or Bonnie at Rechek’s Bakery at 920-887-2268.

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Thank You Card Etiquette Receiving wedding gifts is an added joy of getting married. Writing thankyou notes for each of these gifts, however, can be a challenge. Who to Thank Everyone who has given you a gift should receive your thanks. Be sure to add anyone who helped in planning, organizing, and decorating or ran errands on your behalf. When to Send For every gift you receive before your big day, you have a couple of weeks to post a thank you note. For every gift received at or after your wedding, you generally have a few months. What to Say As a culture, we have always struggled with the best way to say, “thank you.” The best way to pen a mass quantity of thank-you notes is to stick with a simple formula, with a touch of personalization. Start with a simple greeting: Dear __________________________, Then express your gratitude: Thank you so much for ___________. Mention the gift by name and add a personal detail. This could be how you plan on using the gift. If the gift was money, describe how you plan to spend it. Follow up this sentence by stating when you hope to see the person again, what the person means to you, or just that you’re thinking of her. Finally, end with your regards.

Enjoy a destination wedding everyone can get to.

This is an important moment in your life and you want everything to be perfect. Rechek’s Bakery realizes planning for the perfect wedding isn’t always easy. Our professional staff can help you personalize your wedding day.

Did you know... The wedding cake is one of the most important elements of your wedding? Next to the bride and groom, the cake is the most photographed subject! It is well worth the time and money spent to make your cake as special as can be. After all this is your special day!

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Our wedding cakes are made in our own bakery by our professional bakers and cake decorators. This allows us to make your cake fresh. All our cakes, icings and fillings are made here, from scratch! Rechek’s cakes aree made with edients, with nothing artificial the finest ingredients, added, they will make an excellent dessert your guests will compliment you on. an appointment with Melissa, Lacy Call 920.887.2268 to setorupBonnie, our wedding cake specialists!

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