Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Get an inside look at some of our region's top venues and the experiences of couples who recently said “I do.” ...

Wedding planning should be way more fun than it is stressful. Step into the experience of our managing editor as she shares her advice for the next bride-to-be. ...

There's so much to think about when planning a wedding. Learn about the top vendors in the Galena area at the Galena Bridal Fair this year. ...

Light-Layer Looks Sequin cocktail dress by Apricot. Available at K Paige Shop, in Roscoe. Silver zipper sweater by Scandal Italy, worn with frayed-hem jeans made in the USA by M.Rena. Accessorized with Saint Elmos suede booties by Naughty Monkey and a hand-knit pom beanie. Available at Lallygag Boutique, in Rockford. Camel waffle weave sweater, worn with a white cotton stretch ...

Of all the components that comprise a wedding ceremony and reception, few are as important – or as challenging to schedule – as the venue. Whether you dream of a Midwest destination or a hometown setting, these are some top options. ...

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Wedding planning should be way more fun than it is stressful. Step into the experience of our managing editor as she shares her advice for planning a wedding in our area. ...

>The Rockford Woman’s Club has started working with refugee mothers of children in the Rockford Public Schools. Find out how the club is helping these refugees and learn how you can get involved. ...

Trendy fall styles that makes a real statement. ...

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.” ...