Tips From a Tailor

decades of wisdom for wedding parties

Jean Barlow of Eau Claire Alterations, 995 Peterson Ave., has removed the telltale puffed sleeves of the 1980s from many a dress over the years, transforming mothers’ gowns into the dresses of their daughters’ dreams ...

Love Grows Like a Garden

photos by Leslie Duffy Photography

An emotional first look in a picturesque setting made Chris and Alex Jaenke's wedding one of the most treasured days of their lives. The couple tied the knot at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire ...

Divine Consignment

bridal consignment shop expands local offerings

August marked the opening of a new bridal consignment shop in Eau Claire. Off the Rack Bridal Consignment & One of a Kind Boutique, 1813 Brackett Ave., offers a range of gently-used wedding ...

Big Day Reflections

Chippewa Valley locals offer insight in planning a great wedding

Without experience in the wedding planning process, it can be overwhelming to muddle through choices from colors to cake flavors.Some details are set in stone from the beginning, but when deciding ...

The Making of a Dress Designer

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

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

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.

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

“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

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 ...

Weddings & Occasions is sponsored by:

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
Hwy 29 North of Eau Claire

Weddings & Occasions is sponsored by:

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
Hwy 29 North of Eau Claire