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FAQS About the Wedding

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    Willow Ridge Gardens

    Our wedding celebration will take place on June 13, 2009 @ 6:30 p.m. in New Richmond Wisconsin at Willow Ridge Gardens. We are doing things a bit different than the typical ceremony and reception. Please check out the Wedding FAQs below for answers to many of your questions.


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  • Will we get an Invitation?

    Yes, invitations should be arriving in the mail 4-6 weeks before the wedding. But, if you've received this webiste and want to RSVP now, please feel free!

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  • What is Willow Ridge Gardens?


    Willow Ridge Gardens is the farm owned by Amanda's aunt and uncle, John and Kim Kovaleski. They have lovingly turned their farm into a virtual Garden of Eden filled with gardens, a koi pond, a restored barn, and breath taking views. Please visit their website at www.willowridgegardens.com for address and directions.

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  • Where is New Richmond, Wisconsin?


    New Richmond is located just on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River about 20 minutes from Stillwater, Minnesota. It takes appoximately 45 minutes to travel to New Richmond from Minneapolis.

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  • What is the best way to get to the event site?

    The address for Willow Ridge Gardens is 1701 112th Street, New Richmond, Wisconsin. You can use the Map Quest link below to create directions from your location or use the map enclosed in your printed invitation.

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  • What time is the ceremony?


    Like we keep saying, this is not your typical wedding. The ceremony will take place in the middle of the party. You should plan on arriving around 6:00 p.m for a cocktail reception. The ceremony will take start at approximately 9:00, which is sunset. After the ceremony, we will have dessert, more cocktails, and dancing in the barn.

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  • Will dinner be served?


    No. We are not serving a formal dinner, but there will be food and hearty appetizers aplenty during the entire night. You certainly can eat dinner before you come, but we don't think it will be necessary.

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  • What is the weather like in the Midwest in June?

    Good question. The weather can be anything in Minnesota/Wisconsin in June. Likely it will not be too hot or too humid. Cross your fingers for one of those perfect Midwest summer days and evenings where it is about 75 degrees with a sun and just a few clouds. It could get a little chilly in the evening.

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  • I just bought a new pair of stilletos, can I wear them?

    This is probably not a good idea. Save your stilletos for another night. Most of the party will be outside in the gardens. Unless you are Shauna Sands, you will be much happier in a pair of low shoes or wedges.

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  • What should I wear?


    We are not dress code type of people. A wedding is a great excuse to get dressed up and buy that new shirt/shoes/dress you've been eyeing, but remember we will be outside, so dress for comfort and fun. Ladies, you may want to consider a wrap for the evening and also see the FAQ above regarding shoes.

    We plan on partying into the evening, and Amanda is crossing her fingers for a bon-fire. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring a change of clothes to make yourself more comfortable.

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  • Do we need to make plans to stay overnight somewhere?

    It is up to you. We plan on dancing into the night, but do not expect everyone to stay all evening. As said above, New Richmond is about 45 minutes from Minneapolis. For many guests, driving home will certainly be an option. For others, especially those planning on imbibing, please see the FAQs for Travelers for hotel information as well as the FAQ below regarding shuttles if you need a sober-cab.

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  • Is it true that we can camp out overnight at Willow Ridge Garden

    Yes, it is true. There is ample space for camping by the river at Willow Ridge Gardens. If you plan on camping, please let us know know by June 1st by either calling John Bloomgren at 952-474-8544 or emailing Amanda at aabloomgren@gmail.com to let us know your approximate arrival time.

    You are welcome to camp both Friday and Saturday night. But beware, if you stay Friday night we might be asking you to help set up for the event!

    If you plan on camping, you will need all of the requisite camping gear.

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  • Where do we park?

    There is ample parking at Willow Ridge Gardens. If you have a few drinks, you are able to leave your vehicle over night and pick it up in the morning. Safety is most important, so also please see the FAQ below regarding shuttles.

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  • Can I get a Ride?

    Yes. We will have a plan for shuttle service to and from the recommended hotels. There will be suttles available from downtown Stillwater at the Water Street Inn and Lowell Inn as well as from the New Richmond AmericInn. Details to follow both here and in your hotel rooms.

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  • Can I really RSVP online?

    Yes, click the RSVP tab and let us know you're coming!

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  • Are our kids welcome?

    Feel free to bring the whole brood. Willow Ridge Gardens is very kid friendly. Please do note the timing of the ceremony as it may conflict with bed time, but the more the merrier.

    Same goes for some of you with adult kids who we haven't seen in eons. We may not have mentioned them on the invite, but they are welcome to attend if so inclined. We would love to see everyone. Please make a note on your RSVP as to who is coming.

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