Reception to Follow Bridal Magazine 2021/2022

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Serving happy couples in the Chippewa Valley

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In this issue Real Weddings

Emily & Preston

September 12, 2021


Photography by Shane Long Photography

Amanda & Cole

May 29, 2021


Photography by Leslie Duffy Photography

Danielle & David

August 31, 2019


Photography by Jess Boesl Photography

Sara & Matt

June 20, 2020


Photography by Paul Manke Photography

Grace & Seth

May 29, 2021


Photography by Jacey Linda Photography

Publisher/Owner: Arwen Rasmussen Graphic Design: Brigit Olson Advertising Sales: Arwen Rasmussen Reception to Follow Bridal Magazine All Rights Reserved © 2015—2022 Published by AKRE Enterprises 3315 Nimitz Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701 @receptiontofollow on Facebook Editor: Becky Streeter Writers: Becky Streeter, and local wedding professionals Printer: Page One Printers, Slayton, MN Materials in Reception to Follow Bridal Magazine including artwork and articles may not be reprinted without permission of the publishers.


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HIGHLY recommend Celebrations at the Gables! Absolutely beautiful place! Gigi and staff are over the top accommodating, professional and welcoming! Everything was perfect for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding! Food was outstanding! Best prime rib I’ve ever had! ~Cindy, Mother of the Bride

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Set your creativity free as you plan your wedding at Dixon’s Apple Orchard and Wedding Venue in the Chippewa Valley. From engagement pictures all the way through the wedding weekend, Dixon’s offers a charming and serene setting with just the right ambience for your special day. You can custom design every aspect of your wedding day!

EMILY & PRESTON September 12, 2020

Bride's Dress: Stella York purchased at Raffine Bridal in Woodbury

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

We offer you a choice of outdoor settings to exchange your vows, including: Wedding by the pond with a quaint footbridge | Woodland wedding Indoor venue | Orchard wedding

Ride to and from the ceremony site in a horse-drawn carriage

Groom's Tux: Groom: Indochnio Groomsmen Tuxes: GenerationTux Bride's Jewelry: Bride Jewelry Penny Lodahl

Bridesmaid Jewelry:: Etsy Hair: Sheena Denning Makeup: Bridal Party Flowers: Bouquets & Crochet by Kerri Decorations: Bride made them Centerpieces: Lacy at Allure in Menomonie

DJ: All Occasions Videographer: Story of Us

Our bridal suite gives you a comfortable place to get ready and includes: • Full kitchen area • Full Salon for makeup and hair • Large bathroom • Comfortable dressing room • Sitting area to relax and enjoy (651) 402-1151

Enjoy your special day at Dixon's Autumn Harvest Winery offering quaint wedding sites in the hills and valleys of the apple orchard. Seating up to 150 people. Also available for weddings & rehearsal dinners, showers, anniversary, birthday and retirement parties is The Loft and The Vino Den. The Vino Den seats up to 36 people and The Loft seats up to 70 people.

Winery photos by Mona Lisa Shutters Photography

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AMANDA & COLE May 29, 2021

Bride's & Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal Suits: Men's Warehouse Make-up: Diamond Looks Hair: Chris Borden and Cathy Berndt bride's aunts

Jewelry: Etsy & Eric's Diamonds in Chippewa Falls

Dress Alterations: Sue Anderson in Chippewa Falls

Venue: Lake Wissota Golf & Events Flowers: Pine and Petal Weddings - Etsy Photographer: Leslie Duffy Photography & Brittany Jean Photography

Dessert: Cookies from Joseph's Cheesecake

Decor: Sweet Legacy Rentals DJ: Kaleidoscope Photo Booth: Joy Booth Shuttle Transportation: Cody Limo

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Start your Forever on the Shores of Lake Wissota Getting married at Lake Wissota Golf and Events is an unforgettable experience. Breathtaking surroundings and stunning natural beauty create a picturesque wedding backdrop. Beginning with your first visit to our timeless facility, our Event Manager will guide you through every detail to customize your special day. Delightful cuisine from our Executive Chef and unparalleled service create a wedding day that accommodates the modest to the exquisite couple. Choose from our outdoor ceremony space along the lake and 6th green, or our interior Event Center to comfortably seat up to 300 guests. Celebrate with your guests during a cocktail hour on our lakefront patio or 360 degree wrap-around covered porch, and then dance the night away with a bar located on the dance floor. You deserve a location and experience worthy of your special day, and Lake Wissota Golf and Events is that place.

• Panoramic views of Lake Wissota • Flexible space to create your vision • Centrally located dance floor and bar • Full service food and beverage • Extraordinary service and staff

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Wisconsin Farmers Union’s Kamp Kenwood sits on 23 pristine acres of forested land punctuated by beautiful Lake Wissota, making it the ideal spot for your big day!

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wedding co untdown 12-18 Months Before

������ Determine wedding style ������ Select location and reserve dates for ceremony and reception ������ Decide on budget and expense sharing ������ Begin compiling guest list ������ Select your attendants ������ Select caterer ������ Select reception entertainment

9-12 Months Before

������ Register at bridal registries ������ Reserve rental supplies ������ Visit officiant to discuss ceremony plans ������ Choose gown and accessories ������ Choose bridesmaid dresses and accessories ������ Select and book ceremony musicians ������ Select and book florists ������ Select and book photographer ������ Select and book videographer ������ Discuss honeymoon plans

4-6 Months Before

������ Select men’s formalwear ������ Order wedding invitations and stationery ������ Finish compiling guest list ������ Check marriage license requirements ������ Select baker and order wedding dessert ������ Reserve accommodations for out of town guests ������ Help mothers select dresses ������ Make final floral decisions ������ Arrange wedding day transportation

2-4 Months Before

������ Start addressing invitations ������ Confirm ceremony plans with officiant ������ Plan rehearsal and rehearsal dinner ������ Arrange for decorations ������ Finalize honeymoon plans ������ Plan ceremony music with musicians 16 | www.r e cep ti o n to fo llo m

1-2 Months Before

������ Mail invitations to arrive 4-6 weeks before wedding ������ Confirm details with all contracted services ������ Have final gown fitting ������ Have final fittings for attendants ������ Get marriage license and blood tests (if necessary) ������ Purchase gifts for attendants ������ Get your accessories ready: ring pillow, candles, guest book, etc. ������ Maintain record of gifts received and mail thank you notes immediately ������ Confirm pre-nuptial dinner arrangements

2 Weeks Before

������ Confirm rehearsal time and date with all wedding party members ������ Arrange name and address changes on bank accounts, credit cards, drivers license, etc. ������ Contact guests who have not yet R.S.V.P.’d ������ Keep up with thank you notes

1 Week Before

������ Provide final guest count to caterer ������ Plan seating arrangements ������ Confirm honeymoon reservations, pick up tickets ������ Pick up wedding attire and check fit

Wedding Day

������ Rings and marriage license ������ If pictures are being taken before the ceremony, the entire wedding party should be ready two hours before ������ Bring all accessories and an emergency kit including spare stockings, sewing needs, safety pins, etc. ������ Give officiant’s fee to best man for presentation after the ceremony

pre-w e dding det ai l s Invitations & Stationery

Stationery ____________________________________

Response Cards _______________________________

Phone _______________________________________

Place Cards ___________________________________

Order Date ___________________________________

Escort Cards __________________________________

Date Ready ___________________________________

Table Cards/Menus ____________________________

Notes ________________________________________

Guest Book ___________________________________


Rehearsal Dinner Invitations ____________________


Thank You Cards ______________________________ Napkins ______________________________________

Stationery Checklist ___________________________

Favors _______________________________________

Items ________________________________________

Other ________________________________________

Price _________________________________________


Quantity _____________________________________

_____________________________________________ _____________________________________________

Save the Date _________________________________


Invitations ____________________________________


Wedding Announcements ______________________


Programs _____________________________________



Wedding Rings

Favor Item ____________________________________

Phone _______________________________________

Store From ___________________________________

Address ______________________________________

Date Ordered _________________________________


Date Ready ___________________________________

Description of Ring ____________________________

Notes __________________ ______________________



Price _________________________________________

Favor Item ____________________________________

Jeweler ______________________________________

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the bride Bride’s Checklist Bridal Shop_______________________________________ Phone # _____________________________________ Fitting Date_______________________________________ 2nd Fitting __________________________________ Final Fitting ______________________________________ Pick-up Date_________________________________ Dress Description_______________________________________________________________________________ Accessories ____________________________________________________________________________________ Headpiece/Veil ___________________________ Price __________________ Date Ready ___________________ Bra/Bustier _______________________________ Price __________________ Date Ready ___________________ Stockings & Garter ________________________ Price __________________ Date Ready ___________________ Shoes ________________ Size ______________ Price__________________ Date Ready ___________________ Jewelry __________________________________ Price __________________ Date Ready ___________________ Wrap/Cape _______________________________ Price __________________ Date Ready ___________________ Other ____________________________________ Price __________________ Date Ready ___________________ Something Old ___________________________________ Something New _____________________________ Something Borrowed ______________________________ Something Blue ______________________________


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The Angell Mirror Photo Booth is a unique photo generating product offering the newest technology in interactive picture taking. The full length mirror offers a sleek design and a user friendly interface, communicating with guests with a touch screen of colorful animations and entertaining voice guidance.

FEATURES: Vibrant Animations! 1 Personal Custom Designed Picture ● Touch Screen Photo Signing ● Cool Emoji Stamping! ● Professional Studio Lighting ● Tons of Deluxe Props! ● ●

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Contact Tammy Angell 715-829-1278


Both Hotels! Special rates for groups and wedding blocks, spacious meeting facilities and much more.

320 OAK AVENUE, MENOMONIE 715-235-5664 RESERVATIONS: 800-780-7234

Menomonie Inn & Suites

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br i de 's a t tenda nts Bridal Shop___________________________ Consultant__________________ Fitting Date _____________ 2nd Fitting Date________________ Final Fitting______________ Phone #____________________________ Dress Description _________________ Style ____________________________ Price _________________ Shoe Description __________________ Style ____________________________ Price _________________


Shoe Size


Maid of Honor ______________________________________ __________ ___________ ____________ Bridesmaid ________________________________________ __________ ___________ ____________ Bridesmaid ________________________________________ __________ ___________ ____________ Bridesmaid ________________________________________ __________ ___________ ____________ Bridesmaid ________________________________________ __________ ___________ ____________ Bridesmaid ________________________________________ __________ ___________ ____________ Flower Girl ________________________________________

__________ ___________ ____________

br i de 's mo t h e r

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Store ________________________________________

Store ________________________________________

Consultant ___________________________________

Consultant ___________________________________

Phone # ______________________________________

Phone # ______________________________________

Address ______________________________________

Address ______________________________________

Description ___________________________________

Description ___________________________________

Fitting _______________________________________

Fitting _______________________________________

Pick-up ______________________________________

Pick-up ______________________________________

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g r oo m's attire Fitting Deadline _________________ Bridal Shop _______________________Phone #____________________ Fitting Date_______________________ Final Fitting____________________ Pick-up Date ______________ Package Includes______________________________________________________________________________ Accessories___________________________________________________________________________________ Style/Color____________________________________________________________________________________ Sizes: Coat _____________ Trousers______________ Shirt______________ Shoes_____________

g r oo m's attend a nts Style/Color____________________________________________________________________________________

Coat Trousers Shirt Shoes Size Size Size Size

Groomsman__________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Groomsman__________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Groomsman__________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Groomsman__________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Groomsman__________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Usher_______________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Usher_______________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Usher_______________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________ Ringbearer___________________________ _____________ ________ _________ ________

f at h e rs Style/Color____________________________________________________________________________________

Phone # Coat Trousers Shirt Shoes

Size Size Size Size

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r e h ear sal d i nne r Date__________________________________________ Time________________________________________ Site___________________________________________ Address_____________________________________ Phone___________________________ Contact____________________ Menu Price____________________

Guest List Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________ Guest Name______________________________________________________ Invite Sent_________________


_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ Private nature retreat located in the middle _________________________________ of 440 acres along scenic Paint Creek. _________________________________ Guests may arrive at the wedding by auto or by horse and wagon along 1/2 miles _________________________________ of serene trails through the woods to the wedding and reception area. The joyous _________________________________ ringing of our 100 year old bell heralds the _________________________________ arrival of the bride in her carriage. ________________________________ 4271 220th Street, Cadott 22 | www.r e cep ti o n to fo llo m

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m usic Ceremony

Musical Selection

Phone______________________ Price____________

Wedding Party Dance__________________________

Musician 1____________________________________

Bride and Groom First Dance____________________

Parents Dance_________________________________ Musician 2____________________________________

Dollar Dance Songs____________________________

Phone______________________ Price____________



Other Entertainment




Company ____________________________________


Phone _______________________________________


Photobooth______________ Flipbooks___________

Contact ______________________________________

Musician 1____________________________________

Date Ordered _____________ Time On __________

Phone______________________ Price____________

Date Promised ________________________________ Price _________________________________________

Musician 2____________________________________

Details _______________________________________

Phone______________________ Price____________



_______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ for Your Indoor or __________________________________ Outdoor Wedding __________________________________ __________________________________ 715-497-3245 __________________________________

Beautiful Music

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the dessert Bakery____________________________________ Address _________________________________________ Phone____________________________________ Contact _________________________________________ Consult/Sample Date_______________ Date Ordered______________ Date Promised________________ Price_____________________________________ Number Served____________________________________

Delivery Info _________________________________________________________________________________

Other Confections

Store_____________________________________ Address _________________________________________ Phone____________________________________ Contact _________________________________________ Consult/Sample Date_______________ Date Ordered______________ Date Promised________________ Price_____________________________________ Number Served____________________________________ Delivery Info __________________________________________________________________________________ ________Cupcakes __________Cookies __________Candies __________Pies ___________Ice Cream Notes ________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________


the ride Company Name________________________________ Phone_______________________________________ Contact/Driver______________________________ Limo_____________________ Carriage______________ Pick-up Time___________________________________ Length of Rental Time_________________________ Capacity__________________________ Price_________________ Additional Price/Time________________

What’s Included

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Sunday, January 30, 2022 ◆ 12:00noon to 2:30pm VisionQuest Entertainment Center, Menomonie, WI

The Wedding Fair

• All Wedding Related Businesses & Exhibits on One Main Floor • See What’s Traditional, Hot, New, Trendy, Exciting & Fun! • Drawings for Fantastic Prizes • Free Samples (Beverage, Food, + More!) • Onsite One-on-One Consultations with “Putting You In Touch With The Best Wedding Professionals Wedding Services In The Area!”




12707 30th Avenue Chippewa Falls Stephanie Butler, GM

2017 Stout Street Menomonie Nick Rodolosi, GM


• After a busy day, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool, or work out in the modern fitness center. We offer extended later hours for groups.

• Get a great night’s sleep in the clean and fresh Hampton Bed®. • Enjoy the house breakfast 6am - 9am.

• Retire to your comfortable guest room and feel at home with a microwave, a mini-refrigerator, and a coffee maker. • Check emails with free WiFi and watch DIRECTV channels on the flat-screen TV. • Choose one of our modern suites for more space and a comfy sleeper sofa – perfect for families and extended-stays.

• Now offering Digital Key. • The 24-hour Suite Shop stocks all the snacks, drinks and essentials you’ll need during your stay. • With a 600 sq. ft. meeting room and a 24-hour business center, our Chippewa Falls, WI hotel is ideal for conferences, training sessions and board meetings for up to 50 people.

To set up an onsite tour, or to answer any questions you may have, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you make the lodging portion of your wedding as easy as possible. Call Brianna Moyer in sales, 715-279-3364.

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ph otogra phy Studio_________________________________________




Take List to Photographer: Discuss Which Stops Are Posed, Candid, in Color or Black and White.

Before Ceremony

□ Bride Alone □ Bride and Her Mother □ Bride and Her Father □ Bride and Both Parents □ Bride and Maid/Matron of Honor

At Ceremony

□ Guests Outside the Church □ Guests Being Seated □ Giving Away the Bride □ Groom Watching Bride Coming Down the Aisle □ Altar During Ceremony

□ Bride and Bridesmaids □ Fixing Hair/Makeup □ Groom Alone □ Groom and His Mother □ Groom and His Father

□ Groom and Both Parents □ Groom and Best Man □ Groom and Groomsmen □ Other

□ Saying Vows □ Rings Exchange □ Flower Girl/Ring Bearer □ The Kiss □ Recession Up the Aisle

□ Leaving Church □ Getting into Car □ Other

Before Reception □ Bride and Groom’s Hands

□ Flower Arrangements □ Bride with Parents □ Bride and Groom □ Groom with Parents

At Reception

□ Bride & Groom Arriving □ Tables □ Going into Reception □ Place Cards □ Receiving Line □ Favors

□ Cake/Desserts □ Cutting Cake Toasts

□ Group Picture □ Other □ Throwing Bouquet □ Dancing


Studio______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _____________________________________________________________________________________ Contact____________________________________________________________________________________ Price_______________________________________________________________________________________

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t he r eceptio n Date/Time____________________________________ Address______________________________________ Phone #______________________________________


Food Service Time_____________________________ Contact______________________________________ Cost__________ Deposit______________________

Does the Facility Provide . . .

Catering Service?______________________________

Cancellation Terms____________________________

Servers (how many)?___________________________

Liquor?_______________________________________ Bartenders?__________________________________ Access for Decorating?_________________________

Tables & Chairs?______________________________

Dance Floor?__________________________________

Ample Power Outlets?_________________________


Handicapped Access?_________________________

Adequate Parking?_____________________________

Valet Parking?________________________________


Representative During?________________________

Notes ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Dinner/Reception Music Dance Music

Group________________________________________ Band/DJ_____________________________________ Contact______________________________________ Contact______________________________________ Phone #______________________________________

Phone #______________________________________

Playing from____________ to __________________

Playing from_____________ to ___________________

Types of Music________________________________

Continuous Music or Breaks?___________________

Musicians Attire_______________________________

How Often? ___________ How Long?____________

Need Early Setup Time?________________________

Overtime Policy_______________________________

Cost _______________ Deposit__________________

Types of Music________________________________

Balance Due When?____________________________

Musicians/DJ’s Attire__________________________

Early Setup Time______________________________


Is Leader/DJ Going to Emcee?__________________


Cost _______________ Deposit_________________


Balance Due When?___________________________


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cat e r i n g Caterer_______________________________________ Address______________________________________ Phone #______________________________________


Service Date/Time_____________________________ Contact______________________________________ Reception Location____________________________ Price_________________________________________


Per Person________________ x # Guests___________ = $________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Does the Cost Cover . . .

All Necessary Equipment?______________________

Room Setup?_________________________________

China & Flatware?_____________________________

Cake Cutting?________________________________

Servers (how many)?____________________________

Setup & Cleanup?_____________________________

Taxes & Gratuity?______________________________ Other?_______________________________________


Supplier______________________________________ Address______________________________________ Phone #______________________________________ Contact______________________________________ Pick-up or Deliver?_____________________________ Ice__________________________________________ Open Bar From _____________ To _______________

Wine(s) for Dinner_____________________________

Cash Bar From _____________ To _______________

Champagne for Toast__________________________

Other Beverages


Soft Drinks___________________________________

Non-Alcoholic Wine/Beer/Champagne___________________________________________________________

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c e re mony Location______________________________________ Address______________________________________ Phone #______________________________________

Contact & Phone #____________________________

Officiant(s) & Phone #’s_________________________ Fee__________________________________________ Rehearsal Date/Time___________________________

Arrival Time__________________________________

Ceremony Time_______________________________


Does the Facility Provide

Aisle Runner ______ Canopy ______ Candles_______ Rice/Birdseed______ Dressing Rooms_______

Items to Bring to Ceremony

Marriage License_____________ Vows___________ All Clothing____________ All Jewelry_____________ Unity Candle_________________ Programs_______ Flowers________________ Decorations____________ Send-off Items (birdseed, bubbles, balloons, sparklers)_____________________________________________ Other________________________________________________________________________________________

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f l ow e r s Florist________________________________________



Phone #____________________________________


Delivery Date/Time/Place____________________

Date Ordered_________________________________


Floral & Decor Checklist Item _________________________________________ Quanitity _____________________________________ Price _________________________________________ Bride’s Bouquet _______________________________ Flowers in Bride’s Hair _________________________ Corsages (Pin On/Wrist/Hand Tied; Mothers, Grandmothers, Attendants, Honored Guests) _____ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Toss Bouquet _________________________________ Memorial Flowers (In Honor of Deceased Relatives) _____________________________________________ Reception Entrance ____________________________

Bar Décor ____________________________________ Bathroom Decor ______________________________ Lounges _____________________________________ Bridal Suite ___________________________________ Maid of Honor Bouquet ________________________ Bridemaid’s Bouquets # ________________________ Flower Girl ___________________________________ Boutonniere (Groom, Groomsmen, Ushers, Fathers, Grandfathers, Ringbearer, Godparents, Honored Guests) ______________________________________ _____________________________________________ Ceremony Entrance ___________________________ Aisle _________________________________________ Altar Arrangements ____________________________ Unity Candle __________________________________

Guest Table __________________________________ Place Card Table ______________________________ High Top Cocktail Tables ____________________ Hors d’Oeuvres Area _______________________

Why Rent When You Can Buy For


Centerpieces ______________________________

Includes Coat, Pants, Shirt, Tie and Pocket Square. Many Colors Available. Free Alterations.

Buffet Line ________________________________

Free Belt with Shoe Purchase

Head Table ________________________________

Call Or Stop In For Details Starting at $90

Dessert Table ______________________________ Ceiling ____________________________________


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Celebrations at the Gables Turtle Lake • 715-641-0791

280 •

rehearsal dinners

150 •

Hickory Hills Golf Course Eau Claire • 715- 878-4543

200 •

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Holiday Inn Eau Claire South Eau Claire • 715-930-7081

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Lake Wissota Golf & Events Chippewa Falls • 888-382-4780

300 •

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Off Broadway Banquet Center Menomonie • 715-233-3333

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Dixon's Apple Orchard & Wedding Venue Cadott • 715-313-0315 250+ 


Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center Eau Claire • 715-874-2900 400 •

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The Mill Events Chetek • 715-790-0491

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The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely Eau Claire • 715-839-0601

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Dixons Autumn Harvest Winery Chippewa Falls • 715-720-1663


Eagles Club Banquet Hall Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-0172 500 •






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outdoor facilities

Cabin Ridge Rides Cadott • 715-723-9537



in-house catering/bar

Best Western PLUS Menomonie Inn & Suites Menonomonie • 715-235-5664

tables & chairs included

rehearsal dinners

400 •

outdoor facilities

in-house catering/bar

Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center Eau Claire • 715-838-9989



tables & chairs included

reception and venue guide


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Unity of Eau Claire Eau Claire • 715-836-0010

150 •


The Florian Gardens Eau Claire • 715-832-8836

525 •


Westgate Sportsman's Club Eau Claire • 715-832-4548

300 •


Forage Eau Claire • 715-446-0750


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Wild Ridge Golf Course Eau Claire • 715-834-1766

300 •

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Garden Valley Gatherings Alma Center • 715-896-6971

300 •

WI Farmers Union Kamp Kenwood Chippewa Falls • 715-214-7244 200 •

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Fest Valley Events Cadott • 715-289-4401

Available with some packages

Bar only

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The Venue: A premier conference venue in Northwestern Wisconsin! The 5900 square foot facility can accommodate groups from 20 to 300 people. The character of the original mill lends itself well to the current industrial design trend. A touch of the rustic with an industrial-modern, elegant flair (and all of the moden conveniences) combine to create an atmosphere that will wow any guest. From the one-hundredyear-old Gothic arch Quonset to the modern-industrial Bin room to the chic and luxurious bride room, no design opportunity was left untouched.

Standout Features: Elegance is everywhere at The Mill! The distinctive and fully equipped bar—situated in the Bin Room under the one remaining, massive steel structures that give the space character and presence—features quartz counters and original industrial bar stools. The grand ballroom is The Quonset. This space can seat 220 guests and the one-hundred-year-old Gothic arches make for great party acoustics! Other features include a groom's lounge, elegantly appointed restroom facilities, a 14'X20' deck and designated smoking areas. The two main spaces, the Bin Room and the Quonset can be separated by closing the commercial doors between them. This gives your guests a space to break away from the party if the need to do so, or we can open them up and keep the party flowing through both spaces. Either way, the state-of-the-art surround sound system will keep your guests entertained at the appropriate volume all-night long. Source:

Bridal Suite: The elegant bridal suite has ample room so that you and your bridal party are pampered as you prepare for your wedding. We didn’t forget the other part of the wedding party as we created a comfortable groom's lounge to help occupy the guys as they wait for the ladies!

Extras: We want to make things as hassle-free as we can. Included in the rental fee are all of the tables and chairs, risers, technology package, and shuttle service!

Contact Information:

646 Banks Street | Chetek, WI 715-790-0491 |

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DANIELLE & DAVID August 31, 2019

Bride's Dress: Melissa Sweet Gown - David's Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's

Bridal. They each got to pick their own style in the color Midnight/Navy Blue.

Tuxes: Rented from SCI Entertainment in Clear Lake

Makeup: Cindy Prellwitz - Northern Style & Co in Amery

Hair: Courtney Gorres & Kelly Lathrop Hair Co in New Richmond

Flowers: Baby's Breath - Sam's Club Venue: The Mumm Barn - Clayton DJ: LeAnn Selle - Northland Entertainment from Turtle Lake

N12282 430th St., Boyceville, WI

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Celebrate Good Times

At The Mumm Barn, we can bring your wedding and special event ideas to fruition. Our picturesque venue offers everything you can dream of to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests. Since we were established in 2017 our celebrations have been the talk of the town, and we want to keep it that way.

944 40th St, Clayton, WI | 715-641-2419 |

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We’ve got you covered. Call Us to Set Up Your Custom Catering! 5314 PRILL ROAD | EAU CLAIRE, WI | 715.834.1843 36 | w ww. r ec eption to fo llo m

Cheers! Exceptional Weddings & Special Occasions Venue!

Eagle’s Club offers a range of amenities and special event services in Chippewa Falls. We provide club or bar services which are open to the public 7 days a week. NEWLY REFURBISHED BANQUET HALLS: Liberty Hall: 4,800 sq.ft., seats 350 Justice Hall: 1,300 sq.ft., seats 150 The Outback: Outdoor pavilion, seats 70

FACILITY AMENITIES: Wi-Fi, PA Systems, Conference halls, Full service bars




Bottoms up!

A guide for how much beer, liquor and wine will be needed for the reception.



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Beer Wine Liquor

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2588 Hwy. 53, Chippewa Falls, WI | 715-723-0172

Stress-free wedding planning, let us take care of the details for you!

 set up & take down of decor  ceiling draping  chair covers & table runners  custom table menus  discounted hotel room blocks  variety of centerpiece options

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SARA & MATT June 20, 2020

Bride's Dresses: Elaine's

Wedding and Event Center in Appleton & Blu Bridal Collection by Morilee

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Jewelry: Custom design by

Wickersham Jewelry in Marshfield

Mens Ring: WeddingRingsStore by Sersei Katan on etsy

Hair & Makeup: The Main Salon & Spa

Flowers: Bee Kay at Bee Wed Venue: Sepia Chapel in Green Bay Catering: ZoZo's Kitchen Decorations: Vases from Amazon & a seller in Owen. Lace table runners - from a friend. Other decor from etsy, garage sales, Hobby Lobby and Facebook marketplace.

Cinematographer: Walter from Walter Gray Films

DJ: Best man Matt Nasby, Bouquet Sound Desserts: Pies from Manderfield's Home Bakery. Late night treats: The Knotted Cone, Gelato Co.

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Tidewater Series

Clearspan Structure

Rustic Farm Tables & Bench

Club Car and Yamaha Golf Cart Rental

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Planning a Safe Destination Wedding I

by Higgins Travel Leaders

f you’ve always dreamed of getting married in a romantic, faraway spot, your dream can still come true even during this time when the coronavirus has made travel more challenging.

First, you have to decide where to go. You’ll have lots of options to choose from in places like Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii, as well as across the continental United States.

Travel advisors have years of experience assisting clients with milestone celebrations like weddings and the expertise to help you plan a safe and socially distanced destination wedding that meets the highest safety standards.

According to recent surveys, the top five tropical destinations are: 1. Negril, Jamaica 2. Ocho Rios, Jamaica 3. St. Lucia 4. Costa Rica 5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Travel advisors speak with you in order to understand your dreams, expectations and budget to create a customized experience. They can offer firsthand knowledge and expert insights into the possibilities for your wedding. For example, many Travel Leaders travel advisors have recently visited Cancun, where they observed precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They know which hotels and resorts are adhering to the strictest requirements that will make your event memorable and safe. When it comes to accommodations, you’ll find that hotels and resorts have responded to the threat of COVID-19 with precautions on every square inch of their property. Lobbies have been modified for social distancing, with furniture removed to create more space. Many properties are using online check-in and keyless entry to reduce contact points. They’re keeping rooms vacant for 72 hours between guests and providing daily housekeeping only upon request, in order to reduce the number of people entering the room. Here are some things to consider as you plan your destination wedding:

The top non-tropical spots include: 1. Bar Harbor, Maine 2. Tucson, Arizona 3. Park City, Utah 4. Lake Placid, New York 5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Travel advisors are constantly monitoring which destinations are reopening to American travelers, as well as ever-changing health requirements. They’ll have the most up-to-date information, especially in regard to how cruise lines, airlines, hotels, etc. are enacting new safety protocols. Next, consider how big you want your wedding to be. With pandemicrequired restrictions on large gatherings, you may have to opt for a smaller ceremony. A smaller in-person group means a wider range of venue options and more flexibility in your budget. Not only is this lowpressure option easier to plan, it will also allow you to broadcast and record your big day to a larger audience with a Zoom conference or livestream. From intimate gardens to panoramic penthouse balconies, overwater bungalows and sun-soaked beaches, a mini ceremony opens up a world of creative choices. For example, Palace Resorts in Mexico and Jamaica offer all-inclusive luxury like gourmet dining and five-star accommodations. Funjet Vacations partners with top airlines and hotel chains to bring you deals that you can get through your travel advisor. For help navigating any travel plans, contact your travel advisor or connect with one through Higgins Travel Leaders, 715-834-2686.

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GRACE & SETH May 29, 2021

Bride's Dress: David’s Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes/Suits: Pants and white dress shirt was from Kohl’s apt 9 line, and Etsy for suspenders and ties

Jewelry: Simple gold small hoops from Target

Hair: Tammy Rinaldi, Salon Stilo Makeup: Alli Schreiber, Aveda Artist, v.Rose Salon LLC

Flowers: Fersk Floral - Eau Claire Venue: Fest Valley Events Decorations: Amazon, Hobby Lobby, and thrifted items

Centerpieces: Bottles, table

numbers, and candles all from Amazon, bulk greenery from Sam’s Club

DJ: Encore Entertainment Photographs by

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Second Shooter: Ariel Naomi Photography

Dedicated to you, from day one through your big day We offer three venue spaces to choose from: The Woods, Event Center, and Main Stage. From small intimate ceremonies to full weekend events, we are here to cater your every need. Our staff are dedicated to you from booking all the way through the planning process. We are on site through the last song to ensure every part of your day is easy and stress-free! Many on-site amenities are included with our rental packages the bridal suites, rehearsal dinner space, and electric campsites await your arrival.

The Woods

CEREMONY Have the most intimate outdoor ceremony site tucked away in the woods. Seats up to 300 guests.

Main Stage

CEREMONY / RECEPTION Large open venue space that has hosted many country and rock music legends. Seats up to 400 guests.

Event Center

CEREMONY / RECEPTION Our brand new building has a modern rustic style, guaranteed to fit any wedding. Seats up to 350 guests.

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We’re nestled within the bustling heart of downtown Eau Claire, right on the Chippewa River Trail, mere feet from the Eau Claire River, and just blocks away from several restaurants, retailers, pubs, parks, farmers markets, theaters, and various nightly events. Our unique property consists of two distinct buildings — The Main House and The Flats — joined by our actively programmed courtyard and our comfortable, woodsy patio. In addition to rooms, the Main House hosts The Lakely, our farmer-sourced restaurant, bar, and music venue, complete with a stage and dynamic sound system. The Main House is also home to The Gallery, a cozy room that features local artwork, exposed brick and a statement wall of wood originally culled from Eau Claire and dredged up from Dell’s Pond, paying homage to Eau Claire’s logging history. From the locally handcrafted wood furniture in our rooms to the cut-stone fire pits in our courtyard, the design and amenities at The Oxbow Hotel have been thoughtfully considered in an effort to make your special day and your stay enjoyable — and reflective of the spirit of Eau Claire.

You can eat, drink, and be merry (or married!) anywhere within our property... ...and we hope you do just that.

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Along With Its Award-Winning Design Team & Outstanding Customer Service Staff


Invitations Thank Yous Save-the-Dates Programs RSVP Cards Direction Cards Reception Cards Magnets Glassware Insulated Tumblers Flasks & Shot Glasses Growlers & Beer Caddies Water Bottles Blankets Cutting Boards Photo Frames Keepsake Boxes Wedding Party Gifts he DATE SAVEt


Kendra Samuel

May 11 2019 Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Awards More AND


Monday - Friday Ten o’ Clock in the Morning Five o’ Clock in the Afternoon 2425 Seymour Road Eau Claire, Wisconsin Your Amazing Reception to Follow Our Open Invitation ~ No RSVP Required

No wedding is complete without the dance, and no dance is complete without an All Occasions DJ. Packages Available: ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE • 1 Hour of Ceremony Production • 1 Hour of Cocktail Music • 2 Hours of Dinner Music • 4 Hours of Dance Music • Dance Floor Lighting • Full Room Uplighting • Slideshow Production


• 1 Hour of Ceremony Production • 2 Hours of Dinner Music • 4 Hours of Dance Music • Dance Floor Lighting


• 2 Hours of Dinner Music • 4 Hours of Dance Music • Dance Floor Lighting


• 4 Hours of Dance Music • Dance Floor Lighting

Additional Add-On’s Available

We aren’t just DJ’s, we’re entertainers. CONTACT US TODAY!

(715) 514-4840

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