Create a unique and personalized wedding at Giants Ridge

BIWABIK — More than 60 years ago, residents in the East Range area saw a need for a skiing facility for locals to enjoy. A recreational area that began with just a couple of ski runs, a rope tow, and a modest chalet has evolved over the years to become a Northland vacation destination. Along with improvements of the skiing […]

Keep guests safe during the pandemic

Happy couples planning to tie the knot in 2020 confronted a challenge they likely never saw coming. While many couples fear inclement weather on their wedding days, 2020’s prospective brides and grooms had to contend with something far more fearful than rain clouds. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus that began in the winter of 2019-20 and was ultimately declared […]

Change of plans provides an opportunity for two weddings

COOK – Jenna Niska and Jeffrey Chaulklin, high school sweethearts who started dating while attending North Woods School in Cook, were together for seven years until becoming engaged in September of 2019. Wedding preparations began right away with the plan being to wed in July of 2020. As with many events, coronavirus stepped in and everything changed. Jenna said, “I […]

Make a statement with your wedding cake

Brides and grooms may pour over every detail of their weddings, but few components of the festivities may be as fun, especially for foodies, as deciding what the wedding cake will look like. Couples who want to deliver show-stopping visuals often express some measure of their creativity and personalities through statement wedding cakes. Many couples now eschew the classic three-tiered […]

Cater wedding menus to guests’ specific dietary needs

Gone are the days when wedding reception menus were limited to the one-size-fitsall offerings of meat, chicken or fish. Thanks to modern diets, couples hoping to accommodate guests may need to provide a wide array of food choices. It is impossible to pinpoint an exact number, as there are no definitive surveys classifying all dietary preferences, but there are believed […]

HTF editor proposes with custom mugs

Hometown Focus editor Tucker Nelson used these custompainted mugs to propose to his girlfriend, Ashley Hendrickson. The couple enjoys coffee together, although Tucker thinks Ashley uses too much creamer. The future Mr. and Mrs. Nelson will be married in Virginia on January 1, 2021. Submitted photos.

Overcome wedding weather obstacles

Summer approaches with the promise of warm temperatures. Weather is one reason why summer is such a popular season to tie the knot. But just because sunny skies and rising mercury are par for the course, that does not mean Mother Nature won’t invite herself to the festivities and attempt to upstage happy couples in the process. Some feel its […]

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