Weddings

Wedding day dress codes

METRO — Wedding invitations do more than merely announce that a celebration is on the horizon. Invitations provide key information about the ceremony and festivities to follow. Many details, including the location, time and date of the wedding, are spelled out on the wedding invitations. ...

Selecting a comfortable wedding gown

METRO — Many brides-to-be visit bridal shops with specific goals in mind regarding the style of their wedding gowns. Some women come equipped with magazine tear-outs or pull up ideas on their mobile phones. Others may have an entire scrapbook filled with various ideas they’ve been compiling ...

Jaci and Justin Cooper

Millette – Cooper

GRAND RAPIDS — Jaci Jo Millette and Justin Scott Cooper were married on May 16, 2017 during a courthouse ceremony in Holland, MI, followed by an intimate vow exchange ceremony on the Black Sandy Beach in Vik, Iceland on June 02, 2017. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Julie Millette of ...

Tips for trimming the guest list

METRO — Weddings are a time to celebrate, and many couples hope to invite as many people as possible to share their excitement. While guests make weddings more enjoyable, and may increase the propensity to enjoy a more successful marriage, couples must be practical and consider their ...

Let them eat wedding cake

METRO — Wedding receptions culminate when the happy couple stands before their tiered and towering wedding cake to cut the first slice. The tradition of wedding cakes has endured since ancient times, and cakes have been presented in many incarnations since their introduction. In fact, some ...

Heidi and Duke King

Kregelka- King

Kregelka- King ESCANABA — Heidi Kregelka and Duke King became husband and wife on April 22, at Bark River United Methodist Church with Pastor Christine Bergquist officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jerry Kregelka of Escanaba and Julie Polfus of Carney. She is a graduate of Escanaba ...

Stepparents at the wedding? Experts advise being inclusive

With a loving act of kindness, Brittany Peck's dad made her wedding-day dream come true. Just before her father, Todd Bachman, walked her down the aisle on Sept. 26, 2015, he stopped the processional and continued down the aisle alone to grab the hand of her stepfather and make a surprise ...

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Pictured is Brad and Carla Miller's dairy barn that they transformed  along with the surrounding grounds into The Barn on the Hill, for weddings, rehearsals, showers, class reunions, anniversary and birthday parties in Leaf River, Ill. The Barn on the Hill features a large concrete patio around two sides of the barn to give guests flexibility for celebrations inside, outside, or both.

Couple converts barn to a venue for weddings

LEAF RIVER, Ill. (AP) — Their daughter's wedding inspired a Leaf River couple to turn their century-old dairy barn into an event venue. Brad and Carla Miller, both retired teachers, have transformed their huge barn and grounds into The Barn on the Hill, for weddings, rehearsals, showers, ...

Shane and Tanya Tolman

Peters – Tolman

Peters - Tolman GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shane Thomas Tolman and Tanya Lea Peters were joined together for life as husband and wife on Feb. 24. Shane is a 2004 graduate of James Fitzharris High School. He is employed as a field tech by Time Warner /Spectrum Cable and owner operator of " Grime to ...

Nontraditional dresses range from blush to black

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When deciding what kind of dress I wanted to wear for my wedding this year, I knew what I didn't want. No lace, no veil, and absolutely nothing long, corseted, traditional and white. So, for our tiny marriage ceremony in May 2016, I went with an off-the-rack, navy blue ...

Schlyn and Cory Thiry

LaVigne – Thiry

DAGGETT — Schlyn LaVigne and Cory Thiry were united in marriage on Aug. 27. The ceremony was held in the barn at Jaspers Sugar Bush in Carney, with a reception to honor the happy couple in a beautiful white tent in the field. Schlyn is the daughter of Kalisa Ray of Escanaba. She is a 2008 ...

Jessica and Chris Tiller

Prebish – Tiller

Prebish - Tiller CHANDLER, Ariz. — Jessica Prebish became the bride of Chris Tiller during a 4 p.m. ceremony performed by Matt Crandall, friend of the couple, at the Villa Siena in Gilbert, Ariz. on Jan. 7. Jessica’s parents are Bill and Gina Prebish of Escanaba, and Chris’s parents ...

Katie and Blake Mueller

Erickson – Mueller

Erickson - Mueller DEWITT, Mich. — Katie Erickson became the wife of Blake Mueller during a ceremony at Carp River Gardens in Negaunee on Sept. 10. Katie’s parents are Glenn and Linda Erickson of Rapid River, and Blake’s parents are Gary Mueller of Lansing and Shelley Mueller of ...

Selecting a comfortable wedding gown

METRO — Many brides-to-be visit bridal shops with specific goals in mind regarding the style of their wedding gowns. Some women come equipped with magazine tear-outs or pull up ideas on their mobile phones. Others may have an entire scrapbook filled with various ideas they’ve been compiling ...

Nicholas and Cheri Robitaille

Mathieson – Robitaille

ESCANABA — Cheri Mathieson and Nicholas Robitaille were united in marriage during a 1 p.m. ceremony at Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Elise Low Edwardson on Aug. 6. 2016. The bride's parents are Sheila Mathieson and the late Clyde Mathieson ...

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Jessi Balsamo, left, Jean Spaulding, center, and Sue Kotwitz, right, stand together Monday, March 13, 2017 in Janesville, Wis. The women shared a wedding dress for three generations.

Three generations cherish same wedding dress

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Even now, you can see the glow in Jessi Balsamo’s eyes when she talks about her wedding dress. “I could not stop looking at it when I got married,” Jessi told the Janesville Gazette (http://bit.ly/2o8SuHf ). Her mother, Sue Kotwitz, and her grandmother Jean ...

Tips for guests looking for lodging

METRO — Couples about to tie the knot often arrange for discounted hotel rooms for their wedding guests. Many hotels offer substantial discounts to wedding parties, but some guests and bridal party members might still want to examine their options before booking rooms. The following tips can ...

Different roles for the father of the bride to play

METRO — Popular movies and televisions shows give the impression that the job of the father of the bride in a wedding is ultimately about making sure the festivities are adequately funded. In the movies, fathers fret about the costs of everything from flowers to photos. But gone are the ...

Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub

Bender – Traub

Bender - Traub ESCANABA — Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub were united in marriage during an 11 a.m. ceremony held on the shore of Pleasant Lake and officiated by Rev. Eli Bender and Juliet Traub on July 2. Rebecca’s parents are Brad and Cindy Bender of Escanaba and Jesse’s parents are ...

Sara Bingham and David Herriman

Bingham – Herriman

ADRIAN, Mich. — Sara Ann Bingham daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Bingham of Escanaba, and David Scott Herriman, son of Keith Herriman of Jasper, Mich., and the late Linda Herriman, were married on Dec. 30. The ceremony was held at the Lenawee Country Club in Adrian, Mich. with Judge ...