2016 Entries

Bride of the Year 2016 Entries


Alyssa and Jake
“Our day could not have been more perfect! Because we were having an outdoor wedding, I was completely stressed that we would get rained out and lose the beautiful outdoor venue that was Pettibone Resort on the River. As luck would have it, we were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day, just like we had hoped! I received so many compliments on my own dress, but the biggest compliment I could have received came in the look on my husband’s face as I was walking down the aisle- a moment I will never forget! Our guests absolutely loved the location, the delicious food catered by Pettibone, as well as our cocktail hour/dinner entertainment Johnsmith, an acoustic duo that I have grown up listening to my entire life. Having them play at the ceremony and reception truly tied everything together. Music in Motion definitely made sure that we partied the rest of the night away, and we had an amazing time! My experience at the Wedding Tree was wonderful. I did some shopping at other galleries, but I was never quite able to find anything that spoke to me. But as soon as I slipped my dress on and looked into the mirror, it was instant tears! Exactly the reaction I had been waiting for from myself! I was thankful that I received the same reaction from my family and bridesmaids, and just like that, we sealed the deal. I never once felt pressured to make a purchase, like I had at other salons- I only felt that my consultant truly wanted me to be happy! I also ended up purchasing the perfect veil to compliment my dress. We ended up coming back several more times- my bridesmaids all got their beautiful dresses from the Wedding Tree, and my husband and his groomsmen were able to find their suits in the men’s department as well! To top it all off, my mom and my mother-in-law ended up finding their dresses here, too- in a gorgeous eggplant color that perfectly complimented the colors of the wedding party. We had a complete Wedding Tree wedding, and I would not have had it any other way!” -Alyssa


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Amber and Sarah
“We had a perfect sunny day! We got married on the showboat and Amber had a gorgeous little Allure dress that we got from you! We could not find this dress anywhere! (We saw it online and were set to find it) We were so thrilled that you could help! It came in 5 months later and fit perfect! No alterations needed! It was meant to be! The staff were very kind and helpful!” -Sarah


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Bailey and Mark
“Our big day was amazing! It was such a wonderful and unforgettable experience – and it all started at The Wedding Tree. I received so many compliments on my dress and veil – the cut, color, and style were all exactly what I had been looking for. After my first visit, I was able to walk away with confidence knowing that I had found the perfect dress to wear on our wedding day. My family and my friends absolutely loved the look of everything and I believe you will have many more customers coming your way in the near future! The Wedding Tree was the first and only store I went to when looking for a Bridal Gown. I was new in the area and had heard many wonderful comments regarding both the shop and the bridal consultants. Because of the store’s unmatched reputation , I had to check the place out for myself. As it turns out, it was the perfect place for me. Not only did I find the most beautiful wedding dress, but I also came back and purchased a veil as well. Both the dress and the veil were very reasonably priced; it was a relief that I did not have to compromise style for cost! I also want to mention what a blessing it was to be treated so kindly while I was there. I was truly impressed by the thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Shopping for a gown at The Wedding Tree was an experience I will never forget.” -Bailey


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Carrie and Garrett
“We both look back and laugh on this and wish we could re-live our wedding day over and over again. The Court Above Main was an incredible space to host our reception and I have zero complaints. It was perfect in every single way. The space is amazing and the staff is INCREDIBLE! Our wedding party and fathers all looked amazing in their dresses and tuxes from The Wedding Tree. Thank you SO MUCH to The Wedding Tree and Court Above Main staff for making our day so great! The Wedding Tree and the Court Above Main were both amazing and we could not have asked for anything better. We purchased our bridesmaid dresses here as well as rented all of our tuxes for the Groom, Groomsmen, Ushers, and Dads. My husband went in the day before to try on tux/pick it up and the pants did not fit correctly. The staff was able to rush order him a pair of pants so he had them in plenty of time for pictures the next day. The service for both the Tuxes and the Bridesmaid dresses was amazing and all staff was incredibly helpful! I would recommend anyone to visit the Wedding Tree! In addition to the Wedding Tree, we ADORE The Court Above Main. This was the first reception venue we visited (and the last). Our jaws dropped the moment we stepped out of the elevator. We are both suckers for historical buildings; and the renovation that has been to this space, while maintaining it’s natural beauty is incredible. In addition to the beautiful space, the staff is AMAZING! We worked closely with Andrea and Allison who were both incredibly helpful and accommodating throughout the entire planning process. I have already recommended the Court Above Main (and Andrea and Allison) to a co-worker for her wedding. We loved it so much that we want to have an anniversary party here every year to re-live our special day! If only our wallet would allow! :) The Wedding Tree is such an amazing place and I am so happy I was able to work with this business to ensure my special day was flawless. Thank you all SO MUCH!” -Carrie


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Chrissy and Alex
“Our ceremony took place at Riverside park, and our reception took place in the Ballroom at the La Crosse Center. My husband absolutely loved the dress and said he wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. We both thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day! Every single Wedding Tree staff member went above and beyond to meet my bridal and bridal party needs. I purchased my wedding dress, veil, and belt at the Wedding Tree, and the groom and his groomsmen rented their tuxes from the Wedding Tree as well. I would not have chosen any other place to buy my wedding dress or rent tuxes because the selection was phenomenal. Our consultants continuously listened to my needs and wants, and they were able to make my wedding day vision come to life for myself and the rest of the wedding party. Thanks again for all your hard work!” -Chrissy


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Christen and Andrew
“We had a small intimate wedding at Tenba Ridge Winery located just outside of Blair, Wisconsin. It was the perfect setting and atmosphere to marry my best friend and commit to each other for the rest of our lives. I received so many compliments not only about the beautiful location but about how stunning my dress was. The dress fit like a glove and I felt beautiful in it. My husband was speechless and all smiles. Jennifer at the Wedding Tree did a great job helping me find the perfect dress for my special day on my first stop into the store. I had to look no further. I first saw my dress in the window in another color and immediately asked if they had it in ivory. By adding the crystal belt accessory to the dress the combo made the perfect wedding dress to fit my needs.” -Christen


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Danielle and Buck
“The Wedding Tree employees couldn’t have been more helpful throughout the process of me finding my dress. They were very attentive to not only my needs and wants but also listening to my mom and sisters who came with. They made the experience a very enjoyable one and I sure felt like a princess in the gorgeous room upstairs. What I had purchased was my wedding dress and veil through The Wedding Tree. I was absolutely enamored with my dress and still look at it daily hanging in my closet! Over and over again, that dress would be my first pick. As I look back at photos, I felt the most beautiful that I have ever felt in that dress. My wedding day would not have been complete without those at The Wedding Tree.” -Danielle


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Emma and Austin
“We ended up having an absolutely perfect day both with the weather and how smoothly everything went. Everyone told me how perfect my dress was and how beautiful the girls dresses were with the yellow flowers. This was not my first time working with The Wedding Tree, I bought my prom dress through them in 2009 and my mom bought her wedding dress from them 25 years ago. As soon as we walked in I felt welcomed and like everything was about me. I was able to picky dresses myself rather than telling someone what I thought I wanted and them picking for me. Not once during either of my appointments did I feel rushed in anyway and I was made to feel like I was the only bride in the store even though I know I was not. Thank you, Wedding Tree, for all that you did in helping us have such a wonderful day to start the rest of our lives together.” -Emma


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Jean and Casey
“Our wedding day couldn’t have been more special to us. We were married on my family’s dairy farm on September 10th. September 10th is a special day to me because my parents and aunt and uncle were married in a double wedding on that day and my grandparents were married on that day before them. We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day to have an outdoor wedding. It truly was a fairy-tale for me and I couldn’t have felt more beautiful in my dress and veil that were purchased from The Wedding Tree. I don’t wear dresses very often but this is one dress that I felt special in. I received several compliments on how beautiful my dress was and how it really stood out against the greenery all around us. After having a not so wonderful experience at another bridal shop we decided to give The Wedding Tree a chance. Here we met with Kathy whom I told right away that I don’t wear dresses very often so I have no idea of what I’m looking for. Kathy did a wonderful job of asking me questions about what I wanted in a dress. We pulled a bunch of dresses off the racks and after I tried on dress number four, I knew that I had found the one. That day I purchased my dress and veil from the wedding tree and we went back a month later to share a sneak peak of the dress with my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law. The Wedding Tree gave me such a wonderful experience that I would recommend them to any bride searching for that special dress and that moment you get when you find ‘the dress.'” -Jean


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Katelyn and Jon
“All I can say is it was such an amazing experience with Kathy as I described my dream dress to her, she said she knew exactly what one it was and I ended up choosing the same dress that Kathy imagined me in as well! It made me feel like I was in a dream our entire wedding day! Everyone at The Wedding Tree is so helpful and welcoming! You all made me feel good even when there was a lot of stress with wedding planning! :) can’t thank you all enough for making my dreams come true as I married the man of my dreams!!” -Katelyn


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Lilah and Josh
“Our ceremony took place at Riverside park, and our reception took place in the Ballroom at the La Crosse Center. My husband absolutely loved the dress and said he wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. We both thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day! Every single Wedding Tree staff member went above and beyond to meet my bridal and bridal party needs. I purchased my wedding dress, veil, and belt at the Wedding Tree, and the groom and his groomsmen rented their tuxes from the Wedding Tree as well. I would not have chosen any other place to buy my wedding dress or rent tuxes because the selection was phenomenal. Our consultants continuously listened to my needs and wants, and they were able to make my wedding day vision come to life for myself and the rest of the wedding party. Thanks again for all your hard work!” -Lilah


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Nicolette and Connor
“My wedding day was everything I dreamed of. I had a smile from ear to ear the whole entire day knowing that all my friends and family were with me to celebrate me marrying the love of my life, and best friend. I received so many compliments on how beautiful my dress looked, and I could not agree more. I felt like a million bucks wearing the gown I got from the Wedding Tree. I felt the way I did the day I fell in love with the dress when I tried it on for the very first time almost a year ago. I am so fortunate to have the beautiful photos I do from that day so I can look back on the day I will never forget. I am so happy that I got my wedding dress from the Wedding Tree. The day I went there to try dresses on, I was full of excitement, and being able to work with Kathy who helped me find my dream dress that brought me to tears once I put it on was nothing short of amazing. My bridesmaids and I had such a great time looking for dresses at the Wedding Tree. There was such a large selection of different styles, that it made it hard to decide! Once I tried on my wedding dress I knew it was the one right away. I paired the dress with a beautiful lace veil from the Wedding Tree as well. The photos highlighting the veil are some of my favorites! It went so perfectly with my lace dress. I have and will continue to recommend the Wedding Tree to all future brides that I know because of the unforgettable experience I received myself. :)” -Nicolette


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samatha-and-jordan
“The Wedding Tree was our one place shopping for all our wedding needs! Picking out our wedding dress is every girls dream and The Wedding Tree made that dream possible. From having our private room, to getting my dress ready in time for our only five month engagement. I also received so many compliments on my dress, but I think my favorite was from a little girl who told her mom that she believed I was a princess and when asked why, she said, because of all of her sparkles.
We also rented our suits from The Wedding Tree. We wanted a classic black suit and tie but with a modern cut. The blush bridesmaids dresses were also from The Wedding Tree. I wanted cute, long, strapless dresses that were affortable. We were not disappointed in our choice! Our wedding would not have been possible without The Court Above Main, which is the third level of The Wedding Tree. I did not have to worry about a thing on the day of our wedding because the ladies of The Court Above Main set up everything, arranges when the catering and DJ would arrive, and transformed the room from the ceremonial area to the reception hall. My family and friends did not have to worry about a thing and got to enjoy themselves instead of working at our wedding, which is what every brides wants.” -Samantha


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