Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Merrill's First Bridal ExpoSubmitted: 03/24/2013
Story By Shardaa Gray


MERRILL - This is the first year Merrill organized the bridal expo at the Smith Center.

One of the main events was the fashion show.

"It's nice to see all the different fashions right now just to get some ideas because I'm not really sure what I'm going to go with yet." said bride-to-be, Mary Kelnholfer.

Brides who haven't had time to taste test cakes at a local bakery got that chance with a couple of the venders.

"We've had a lot of people come by and talk about ideas for their wedding, flavor ideas, color ideas and different ways that we can really customize all the different deserts to fit their receptions." Sweet Life Bakery Boutique Owner, Katie Anderson said.

The venders ranged from honeymoon planning to jewelry and hair care products.

"We have catering companies. We have floral, Rosie's floral," Merrill Park and Recreation Department Administrative Assistant, Dawn Smith said.

"So we have a wide variety of venders here."

If you're stumped about what to add for entertainment at your wedding, there's something you can do which is old school, but has a new twist.

"It's like the old drug store photo booth. You used to put a quarter in and it was film. Now it's all digital," said Owner of Brian West Show, Brian West.

"It's a lot of fun scrapbook memories. And it's a great take away for couples and their guest."

Another attraction that drew in the crowd was the cake dive.

"Ten brides will be chosen. They have to keep one hand behind their back and they will take their other hand and actually have to dig into the cake," Smith said.

"We have ten rings buried inside the cake with the prizes in. "

There was even a man cave for the brave men who joined their fiancÚs.

"It was fun. I won a lot of prizes and relaxed," said fiancÚ, Jason Goldwski.

"Watched her enjoy herself. That was the main reason I came."


Related Weblinks:
Click here to find out about all of the venders at the Bridal Expo

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
What We're Working OnSubmitted: 01/16/2017

- Tonight on Newswatch 12:

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos responds to harsh criticism from Rhinelander's Robert Kinney, a former member of the Ethics Commission who resigned a month ago saying the board "require(s) too much secrecy and too little transparency."

We'll tell you why it's important to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species even in winter.

We'll introduce you to a Land O' Lakes elementary student who didn't want anything for himself this Christmas but instead wanted help from the community so he could give to his classmates.

We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

+ Read More

RICE LAKE - Police say a man in a small northwestern Wisconsin community was killed after he followed through on his threat to explode a bomb in his apartment building.

Rice Lake police say 12 to 14 residents were evacuated before the explosion and subsequent fire that destroyed the one-story building Sunday night.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - After a two-year hiatus the Eagle River Ice Castle returned back. Many people gathered to watch Sunday while firefighters added some finishing touches. 

Workers placed decorative ice sculptures on the top corners of each castle tower. Firefighters also started to string lights around the castle.  

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER -
Civil rights groups across the country fight for equality everyday. Once a year, people across the nation recognize one of the most well-known activists in history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

To celebrate Monday's holiday, the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invited a civil rights activist to speak at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. 

+ Read More

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker promised to reshape the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before he took office  -- and he has.

Now more even changes could be in store as Walker and his fellow Republicans continue to push the agency further toward what the governor has called a customer service foundation.

Critics say it adds up to a diminished agency.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Starting a career in the medical field can be tough. That's why some Northwoods organizations are working together to promote job opportunities.

On Saturday, Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander hosted a job fair open house.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Many people make it a yearly tradition to race in the Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby. But not all of them can say they've won a race, and most don't even dream of making a record breaking win. 

Larry Severson is turning 80 in July, but he doesn't let age stop him from snowmobiling. 

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here