Bayfield Weddings Blog

Featured: A Bayfield Intimate Wedding

December 15, 2017

Most of the couples that get married in Bayfield fully embrace everything we have to offer! One way of doing this is by making a whole weekend out of your wedding, instead of just one quick day. With many guests coming here for the first time, show them around and recommend your favorite things to do! This is exactly what David and Efrie did for their wedding! With just 24 guests, David and Efrie… Read More

Interview with Sharon Zanto of As You Wish Events

November 30, 2017

Many people cannot wait to begin wedding planning, but not everyone realizes how much work goes into planning a wedding or how to plan a wedding! That is where wedding planners come in! A wedding planner is your guide, planner, designer, organizer, budget-keeper, inspiration, and so much more, from the very beginning through the entire process. We spoke with Sharon, owner of As You Wish Events her… Read More

Proposing in the Winter: Bayfield Style

November 17, 2017

So, you are looking to propose... congratulations! Bayfield, Wisconsin is the perfect place to get away and have a romantic weekend. Many couples choose Bayfield to be their destination for their wedding, elopement, honeymoon or proposal! We have put together a really great list of ways to make your Bayfield winter proposal extra special! We hope you enjoy! Old Rittenhouse Inn Overnight Accommodat… Read More

Interview with Becky Haller of Pinehurst Inn

August 2, 2017

A relaxing, romantic and adventurous honeymoon is exactly what Bayfield can offer newlyweds looking to get away! Pinehurst Inn is one of many beautiful Inns here in the Bayfield area- a perfect place to honeymoon! We interviewed with Becky Haller to hear all about their honeymooners and what Pinehurst Inn has to offer. Enjoy! Tell us a little bit about yourself and Pinehurst Inn. Mike and I purcha… Read More

Featured: A Madeline Island Wedding

July 3, 2017

Bayfield, the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior have an incredible amount of magic and charm to them. Many of the couples getting married in the area feel this and are drawn to spend their special day here! Michele and Rick are one of those couples, who could not see their wedding day happening anywhere else but here. We hope you enjoy reading all about their beautiful story and their wedding on M… Read More

Interview with Melissa Fischbach of Wild Hollow Farm

June 5, 2017

Wild Hollow Farm is a local flower farm and florist that can cover all of the floral needs for your wedding, from seed to vase! Whether you are looking to purchase buckets of field cut flowers to DIY your arrangements or for all of your bouquets and centerpieces to be made, Melissa with Wild Hollow Farm is your perfect resource! Read our interview with Melissa, who has a love for biology, farming,… Read More

Bayfield Bakeries and Their Favorite Desserts

May 22, 2017

Get your keys and wallet ready because after reading about all of these amazing desserts you’re going to want to head over to Ashland Baking Company, Cafe Coco and/or Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn! Tiered wedding cakes, dessert tables, tortes, cupcakes and are just a few of the fantastic options for your wedding dessert! We spoke with a few local bakeries to hear about their favorite… Read More

Interview with Annie Lawrence of Bottle Rocket Photography

May 4, 2017

The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” is completely accurate when you see Bottle Rocket Photography‘s work! Annie Lawrence is the owner and incredible artist behind Bottle Rocket Photography, based in northern Wisconsin but also servicing Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond. We interviewed Annie to find out all about her photography business, the artist behind the camera and her r… Read More

Incorporating Lake Superior into your Wedding

April 18, 2017

Let's be honest, if you are getting married in the Bayfield area you have a love for Lake Superior and the beautiful outdoors! What better way to celebrate her beauty than by incoporating Lake Superior throughout your wedding! We have gathered some of our favorite ways to do just that. Whether you are getting married in Bayfield or on Madeline Island, or up on the north shore of Lake Superior, you… Read More

Bayfield Summertime Proposal

March 31, 2017

Many couples, families and friends plan trips to Bayfield every year. Whether you're a first timer or you travel here every summer, the Bayfield area is a perfect destination for your getaway. What better way to propose to your sweetie than surprising them during your vacation! Matt and Jenn live in Milwaukee and planned a summertime trip up with their closest friends. Jenn had no clue that Matt h… Read More

Bayfield Caterers and Their Favorite Dishes

March 20, 2017

One of the biggest components of your wedding reception is the food! The caterer and menu you choose should reflect both your style and palate. Bayfield, Wisconsin and the surrounding Chequamegon region is home to a vibrant community of local farmers and producers, offering a variety of fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. This allows local caterers to provide you the best of the best! We asked thre… Read More

Interview with Andrea Falconer of Stone's Throw

February 23, 2017

Many couples who get married in the Bayfied area fully embrace the local charm of this community - and that includes purchasing locally handmade favors! Stone's Throw is an upbeat gallery where you’ll find a wide variety of eclectic items ranging from handmade porcelain pottery to jewelry, sculpture, functional home decor and more. We interviewed Andrea (Andy) Falconer, the owner of Stone's Throw,… Read More

A Madeline Island Proposal

February 8, 2017

How do you plan a surprise proposal without your sweetheart catching on? Pop the question on vacation, of course! It seems that every year we hear about a handful of lucky couples who get engaged over Apple Festival weekend here in Bayfield. It is, after all, the perfect opportunity to come visit this beautiful area with your significant other, family and friends. What better time to get down on o… Read More

Interview with Jen Jensen of Ps 139 Photography

January 19, 2017

We know we don't have to tell you how important photography is for your wedding day! Your photographer should be one of the very first vendors that you hire for your wedding, because they book up very quickly! And no two photographers are the same, each with their own style and personality, so be sure to do your research. We love all the great advice that Jen Jensen of Ps 139 Photography gave us d… Read More

An Outdoor Winter Wedding, Bayfield Style

January 4, 2017

Here in Bayfield, Wisconsin we don't hibernate inside all winter waiting for summer to come. We embrace the beautiful snow, cold, ice caves and the many outdoor activities and sports. Mollie + Isaac did not disappoint with their outdoor January wedding. Read more about this beautiful winter wedding along with their advice for planning a winter wedding of your own! Photo by JaneCane Photography Tel… Read More

Interview with Brittany Sneed of Simply Gypsy Events

December 15, 2016

There is no doubt that planning a wedding takes a lot of work! With many moving pieces, a professional may be needed to assist with planning, coordinating or designing your big day. We spoke with Brittany Sneed, owner of Simply Gypsy Events, to learn more about her business and insight into the modern wedding. Simply Gypsy Events is a boutique event and wedding planner based in Northern Wisconsin… Read More

Calling all Bayfield Love Stories!

December 12, 2016

Did you get engaged or married in Bayfield? Did you spend your honeymoon here with your newlywed? We are searching for real love stories, taken place right here in Bayfield, Wisconsin! Named the most romantic town in Wisconsin by Discover Wisconsin, Bayfield is perfect for honeymoons, weddings, elopements and getaways. We would love to learn more about you and feature your love story! Photo Credit… Read More

Inspiration for your Winter Wedding

November 30, 2016

Nothing is as beautiful as the never ending white snow and pine trees here in Bayfield during the winter. You can incorporate both pine trees and branches throughout your entire wedding, really embracing the winter forest theme. We have gathered some of our favorite ideas to help inspire your winter wedding! [line] Ceremony Bring the outdoors in for your ceremony; pine trees and branches make a be… Read More

A Bayfield Apple Festival Proposal

November 16, 2016

We love hearing love stories, especially those that take place here in Bayfield, WI! When we first heard about Stephen and Melissa's proposal that happened Apple Festival weekend we knew how special it was. From the couple, "Our Bayfield trip is something we always look forward to and 2016 proved to be yet another great year!  Great people and great memories sure to last a lifetime!" Read ahead to… Read More

Groom's Dinner, Bayfield Style

November 3, 2016

Also known as a rehearsal dinner, a groom's dinner is a smaller, more intimate event typically held the night before the bride and groom's wedding. Here in the Bayfield area, many couples get pretty creative with their groom's dinners! Read ahead to learn how to plan your groom's dinner, especially if you'd like it to be done Bayfield style! Groom's Dinner at Good Thyme Restaurant The Who Typicall… Read More

Top 6 #BayfieldWeddings Instagram Favorites of the Summer

October 3, 2016

 As the wedding season is wrapping up, we took a look back at our #BayfieldWeddings Instagram favorites of the summer! There is no doubt that those getting married here in Bayfield love Lake Superior and the beautiful land around it! Getting married here in Bayfield or a wedding vendor getting ready for 2017? Make sure you use the hashtag #BayfieldWeddings to catch our attention, your wedding coul… Read More

A Bayfield Sailboat Wedding

September 14, 2016

Do you have a love for the water, especially Lake Superior? Does a small, intimate ceremony sound perfect to you? Are you looking for a very unique wedding and experience for you and your guests? The Bayfield area offers a number of charter businesses that can take you and a small group out on Lake Superior for your ceremony, and even officiate it themselves! This is exactly what Steve and Rhea di… Read More

Your Bayfield Tented Wedding

September 1, 2016

It is no surprise to us that Bayfield, Wisconsin is an absolutely beautiful place to say your "I-Do's". Elopements, small intimate weddings and large destination weddings are frequently hosted by our little town. Between Lake Superior and the beautiful outdoors, there are many gorgeous backdrops for your wedding, especially a tent wedding. We've put together a list of some of the local options for… Read More

Interview: Wendy Phillips of Old Rittenhouse Inn

August 16, 2016

The famous Old Rittenhouse Inn is an appealing venue for many brides and grooms who want to incorporate the historic charm of Bayfield into their special day. Whether looking for a place for guests to stay, a location for the rehearsal/groom's dinner or a special venue for the wedding itself (or all of the above!) - The Old Rittenhouse Inn provides an ideal backdrop for your Bayfield wedding. We s… Read More

Beach Weddings from the Photographer's Eyes

August 1, 2016

When most people think of beach weddings, they imagine a beautiful lake, sand between their toes and a quick, simple ceremony. Although all of these statements can be true, there is much more that goes into having your ceremony on a beach, a Lake Superior beach especially! We have spoken with local photographer Jamey Ritter of Bemused Design & Photography to hear her perspective on beach weddi… Read More

Marriage License Tips for your Bayfield Wedding

June 30, 2016

Applying for your marriage license can seem like a complicated and scary process. But we've got some great news for you - it really isn't! And to make it even easier, we have put together all of the information you need to know to get your license in Bayfield County, along with tips and recommendations! Are you planning a wedding on Madeline Island or one of the other Apostle Islands? Read ahead f… Read More

Eloping in Bayfield - the How & Why

June 14, 2016

You've discovered (or heard of) the allure of a Bayfield vacation - so why not elope in Bayfield? Big weddings are not for everyone! And this charming little town on Lake Superior provides the perfect destination for an intimate elopement. If a little ceremony on the beach or in the woods with your very small group sounds perfect, then you must continue reading! Photos taken by Hannah Stonehouse H… Read More

Interview: Kate Bortell of KB Website Design

June 1, 2016

The modern wedding has many moving parts and events!. Instead of sending all of your guests multiple emails, letters, Facebook events and phone calls - you can have all the information readily available on a wedding website. A wedding website is especially important for destination weddings, when your guests are completely unfamiliar with the area and what there is all to offer! Kate Bortell of KB… Read More

Mothers of the Bride + Groom Gifts, Bayfield Style

May 8, 2016

We all know how stressful wedding planning can be, and who do we turn to when we are stressed, in a pickle or need help with important decisions? Our moms! Many engaged couples find it to be a nice gesture to give their parents gifts at the rehearsal dinner, a way to say "Thank you!" for all of the help given throughout the wedding planning process. Below you will find some of our favorite local g… Read More

Interview: Anna Johnson of Superior Body Massage & Spa

May 2, 2016

Whether you are planning a bachelorette party, honeymoon or a pre-wedding spa day - Superior Body Massage & Spa has a variety of packages and services for you! This day-spa is located in downtown Bayfield. Open year-round, they offer massage, facials, spa treatments, manicures, pedicures and facial waxing. Read on to  hear about the bachelorette groups they have hosted, their newly renovated s… Read More

Top 6 #BayfieldWeddings Instagram Favorites

April 15, 2016

Are you having a wedding here in Bayfield this summer? Are you a photographer or local wedding vendor getting ready for your upcoming wedding season? Make sure you use the hashtag #BayfieldWeddings to catch our attention, your wedding could be featured on our inspiration page and/or social media! We picked some of our favorite #BayfieldWeddings pictures that are on Instagram so far. Enjoy! Top 6 #… Read More

Interview: Renate Hauser of Bayfield Winery

March 31, 2016

As the Berry Capital of Wisconsin, Bayfield is the perfect location to start a winery! And In 1995 Renate Hauser and her husband did just that when they founded Bayfield Winery as an addition to the already flourishing local business- Hauser's Superior View Farm. Using a majority of local fruits, including apples, blueberries, raspberries and rhubarb, Bayfield Winery produces 11 varieties of wine… Read More

Unity Ceremonies, Bayfield Style

March 18, 2016

Do you want to make your ceremony extra special? There are so many unique ways to incorporate Bayfield into your unity ceremony! From planting a tree that you can visit every year to performing a unity sand ceremony with sand from your favorite local beaches. Whether you live in the area or are planning a destination wedding here, we know that Bayfield holds a special place in your heart. So it on… Read More

Interview: Ginamarie Kinney Anderson of Harbor House Sweets

February 15, 2016

Whether you choose a traditional wedding cake, cupcakes or a dessert table, your options for something-sweet at your wedding are endless! Ginamarie Kinney Anderson has been a pastry chef for 8 years and owns Harbor House Sweets in Washburn, Wisconsin. Ginamarie can supply handcrafted chocolate favors for your wedding, along with a wedding cake or any dessert! Read ahead for the latest pastry trend… Read More

Day-After Wedding Brunch, Bayfield Style

January 18, 2016

Muffins, quiche, local fruit, freshly brewed coffee... who doesn't love brunch?! Many couples decide to extend their wedding weekend festivities into Sunday. Whether the concept of brunch the day-after your wedding is new to you or something you've already contemplated, here are some tips and ideas for your brunch here in Bayfield. Mini Quiche and Breakfast Pastries made by The Fat Radish Who to i… Read More

Interview: Lissa Flemming of Silverwaves Jewelry

December 30, 2015

Here in Bayfield, Lake Superior is a very important element of life. The connection many people feel to the water is distinct and real, and it is something that many couples strive to incorporate into their ceremony. Fortunately, local jeweler and artist Lissa Flemming, owner of Silverwaves Jewelry, creates beautiful and unique pieces including wedding rings and cuffs inspired by the beauty of the… Read More

Winter Engagement Photos- The Couple + Photographer Perspectives

December 15, 2015

Are you tossing around the idea of taking your engagement photos this winter? Not sure if the beautiful snow covered pine trees are worth the cold? We have spoken with Kyle and Kori, a couple who took advantage of our beautiful winters, and their photographer Jen Jensen of PS 139 Photography. Below you will find both perspectives to a winter engagement shoot- the couple and their photographer. Pho… Read More

Interview: Michael Childers of Madeline Island Candles

November 30, 2015

Nothing can compare to the soft glow of candles flickering across your table. When we think of a wedding, we envision candles and flowers throughout. Here in Bayfield we are so lucky to have Madeline Island Candles, a natural materials candle maker who can customize their candles specifically for you and your wedding. We love all of their beautiful work and know you will too! Image by Kim Thiel Ph… Read More

Late-Night Snacks for Your Wedding

November 16, 2015

It is getting later in the night and everyone is still having a blast at your wedding. Dancing, drinking and socializing have worked up quite an appetite for you and your guests. It has been hours since dinner and soon guests will begin traveling back to their hotel rooms. Make your great wedding a fantastic one by surprising everyone with a late-night snack! Not only will a late-night snack satis… Read More

A Bayfield Ice Road Wedding

October 30, 2015

Married on a frozen Lake Superior - now that is a winter wedding! Every year the channel separating Bayfield and Madeline Island freezes over, becoming thick enough to drive back and forth on. Locals plow and sand the route, creating a way to get back and forth. Ryan, who grew up in Bayfield, and Shui, his bride, have a love for Lake Superior and decided to take full advantage of the Ice Road in a… Read More

Interview: Manon Galloway Weber of Happy Feet Weddings, llc

October 13, 2015

With so much happening on your wedding day, everyone can agree that your ceremony is the focal point; do not leave it in the hands of someone you hired only weeks beforehand. You and your soon-to-be spouse should take time to choose whoever will officiate your ceremony. Manon Galloway Weber of Happy Feet Weddings, llc has plenty of great advice for couples who haven’t hired an officiant yet. Take… Read More

A Frugal "I do" and Family Tradition from the "UU"

June 11, 2015

For one Madison couple, creating frugal family traditions started with “I do” and the “UU.”   Charles Gervasi proposed to Melinda Gustafson (Gervasi) on the Winter Solstice, December 21 in 2005. The couple quickly decided on a planned elopement because neither wanted to enter into their married life in debt due to the wedding ceremony. “Financial problems are one of the biggest reasons people… Read More

Picture-Perfect at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion

May 28, 2015

The Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion, located right on the shores of Lake Superior, is a breathtaking location for your Bayfield wedding or reception year round. However, according to local photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, setting up for a picture-perfect wedding in this venue takes a little planning. If you plan to hold your wedding ceremony in the Pavilion, Hudson believes it is imperative that… Read More

Local Welcome Bags For Guests

March 13, 2015

Show your guests how much they're appreciated and welcome them to beautiful Bayfield with a bag of local goodies! The options are endless as this charming town prides itself on colorful local businesses and products. Take a look at our suggestions to get you started... JAMS & FRUIT SPREADS With 14 orchards and fruit farms, it's no wonder Bayfield is called the "Berry Capital of Wisconsin". Vib… Read More

Interview: Renee Holman of Good Thyme Catering

February 16, 2015

It's time to tackle the task of finding a caterer for your wedding! This is a major to-do on the list and the quicker you get it checked off, the better off you'll be. In demand caterers can be booked up to a year in advance. We asked Renee Holman of Good Thyme Catering to give us some insight and tell us what to look for when booking a caterer. You'll be better off once you've reached the bottom… Read More

Get Active This Winter!

January 8, 2015

Trying to stay or get healthy before the day of the wedding? During the cold winter months and post-holiday, it can be hard to find the motivation to get active. Besides all of this, the gym is often a place many of us dread. The cold shouldn't stop us from getting out and exerting energy! Time and time again studies show that being outside helps ease symptoms of anxiety and stress while being act… Read More

Wisconsin-Made Ways To Stock The Bar

January 2, 2015

Get the party started with these home-grown Wisconsin spirits! Take it a step further and make your purchase locally at the reputable Bayfield Wine & Spirits.  1. 45th Parallel Vodka 45th Parallel Vodka is entirely produced and bottled at their New Richmond facility. The grain used is of the highest quality, provided by a local farmer. This local vodka has a sweet aroma and a clean and balance… Read More

Interview: Kristin Tetzner of Studio10 Photography

December 18, 2014

The shutterbug you choose to capture your wedding day will be one of the biggest decisions you make during the planning process. The Knot explains, "Research and selectiveness regarding professional skills, artistic style and personal demeanor are extra-important when choosing your photographer." We love Kristin Tetzner of Studio10 Photography's style and approach to capturing some of life's bigge… Read More

"Save the Date" Postcards

December 5, 2014

A simple, fun way to get the word out about your big day... Post cards are a unique way to send out your "Save the Date" information. Planning a wedding in Bayfield? Have your photographer take a picture of you and your sweetheart at one of the many classic Bayfield locale. Head to the picturesque Bayfield pier, the Old Rittenhouse Inn, Apostle Islands Marina, or Apostle Highlands Golf Course for… Read More

Bayfield Gifts For Your Wedding Party

November 26, 2014

Choosing the people to stand next to you on your wedding day is an exciting task. Throughout the planning process, this is the group that will be there for you when you want to go to the wedding expo downtown, to to vent when times get tough, and to plan a bachelor or bachelorette party! It’s important to find a nice way to thank them for supporting you during this time and especially on your spec… Read More

You're Engaged! Now What?

November 20, 2014

Congratulations! You're engaged! Before you start creating a "to-do" list in your head, savor being newly engaged with your fiancé. Before you call the press, take time for just you two to celebrate. Here's a thoughtful list to help you with what comes next: 1. Spread your good news! Start with your parents, siblings, close friends, then relatives. If possible, telling them in person makes for a m… Read More

Interview with Emily Jeffress of Lace & Brass Events

November 13, 2014

The day you say "I do" should be filled with smiles, laughter and maybe some happy tears. One way to veer off this joyful road is by experiencing wedding planning stress. Months and months of planning come together for one, magical day. One way to keep it magical and stress-free is by hiring the services of a wedding planner. Let us introduce the Bayfield area's very own, Emily of Lace & Brass… Read More

Bayfield Activities For Your Wedding Guests (2)

November 6, 2014

Create an exceptional experience by offering memorable activities for your guests. While the main reason for your guests gathering is to watch you get hitched, Bayfield's boundless beauty sets the stage for countless memorable experiences for them to enjoy during their stay. Check out some of the seasonal activities waiting for you and your entourage to dive into. Your wedding guests will be thank… Read More

Bayfield Activities For Your Wedding Guests (1)

October 30, 2014

Create an exceptional experience by offering memorable activities for your guests. While the main reason for your guests gathering is to watch you get hitched, Bayfield's boundless beauty sets the stage for countless memorable experiences for them to enjoy during their stay. Check out some of the seasonal activities waiting for you and your entourage to dive into. Your wedding guests will be thank… Read More

Is A Destination Wedding Right For You?

October 16, 2014

So, you’re considering a destination wedding.  There are many reasons people choose to plan a destination wedding. The list below may provide some insight to some of them, giving you a better idea if a destination wedding is right for you! Logistics. College friends that live across the midwest, extended family throughout the state; Most weddings involve travel for guests. Sometimes choosing to pl… Read More