Let us provide the elbow that guides your trip down the aisle. Because we all know that aisles—though straight and narrow – can trip you up sometimes. We believe that, until you’ve read this section—and subsequently gathered all the green wedding advice possible, internalized the folly of movie brides & grooms, turned to local vendors for wedding gifts, scouted out local organic caterers, and pondered the varied wedding customs of the world—your first step will be a doozy.

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The Making of a Dress Designer

catching up with Linyage to talk heirlooms, brides, and trends

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  Justine Childs

Lindsay Ulness grew up in Eau Claire and loved drawing since she could remember. In fifth grade her class sewed teddy bears and she fell in love. She asked for a sewing machine for her 12th birthday and started creating ...

Wedding Shots: Love Rains Down

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  V1 Staff, photos by Leslie Duffy

The rain didn’t stop the lovely Britt and Devaen Randall from enjoying their special day – isn’t rain good luck on your wedding day? The bridal party wore classic black and the ladies carried beautiful red roses from Avalon Floral ...

Starting Something New

Seeking the perfect wedding location? Here are some of the Valley’s newest venues.

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley has no shortage of venues for your special day, from scenic parks where you can begin your married life surrounded by natural beauty to hotel ballrooms where you can wine and dine like stars ...

Asking the Wedding Experts

talking to local photographers, florists, and more about all the crazy weddings they’ve attended

Wed. Jan. 24th, 2018  |  photos by Randy Lee

“I saw a bride’s wedding dress nearly get pooped on by her bare-bottomed toddler. I didn’t know the child was about to poop and ended up with a picture of the moment.”

Blue Devils in Their Hearts

couple who met as UW-Stout students get married on campus

Wed. Jan. 25th, 2017  |  by UW-Stout News

Kira Blake and Mike Sullivan met as students in 2009 at UW-Stout in Menomonie, and it didn’t take them long to make a connection. Soon, they were getting together in the mornings for coffee and enjoying Scrabble dates ...