Wedding Blog

At Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, we are truly, madly, deeply, head over heels in love with weddings. In fact, our team has multiple decades of combined experience in helping make magical life-long memories and fairy-tale weddings come true.

We know that there's not a “right way” to throw a wedding – only your way. And we make it our mission to plan your day the way you envisioned it. Whether you're dreaming of an intimate autumn reception, formal lakeside ceremony, or whimsical indoor wedding, our experts can work with you to customize a variety of exquisite onsite spaces to fit your wedding vision, perfectly.

Through this wedding blog, you can anticipate reading expert wedding advice, planning and day-of tips, and trends, as well and get an intimate behind-the-scenes look of real couples and brides we've worked with at the resort.

We look forward to sharing our expert advice, tips, and inspirational wedding photos and videos to help you plan and guide you through your big day. As you explore our Magical Midwest Wedding Blog please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like a tour of the resort - we'd be happy to host you.

Wishing you a happily ever after,
Your Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Wedding Team

The Allure of Saying "I Do"

The Allure of Saying 'I Do' on Unconventional Days at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Are you dreaming of a wedding that breaks away from tradition and captivates your guests with its unique charm? Consider the allure of saying 'I Do' on unconventional days, like weekdays or holidays, at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in the Forever Original Galena, Illinois.

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From Traditional To Trendsetting

December Wedding Styles

When it comes to December weddings, there's a certain magic in the air that makes every moment feel like a fairytale. It's a season of warmth, love, and the promise of new beginnings.  Read More

Enchanting Neptuials

Enchanting Nuptials

As the leaves change their hues and the crisp autumn breeze sets in, October emerges as a captivating canvas for couples seeking to tie the knot in style.  Read More

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, camera, action!  Capture your big day in these unique ways

Weddings are one of the most special occasions in a couple's life, and capturing these moments through is essential to preserving memories that will last a lifetime.

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Floor To Celling Decor

Looking Up: Wedding Décor from Floor to Ceiling
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Hosting Your Wedding At A Resort

Benefits of Hosting Your Wedding at a Resort

You just booked your wedding venue at a beautiful resort, and now is when the real fun of wedding planning can begin! 
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Eco Friendly Weddings

Simple Ways To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

Wedding days can also accumulate some of the most waste / one-time-use waste, however.....  Read More

Have You Considered A May Wedding?

Considering a May Wedding? Start Planning Now
May is one of the best months to get married. The weather is mild, nature is coming into bloom, there are few holidays, and you’re ahead of the summer wedding rush. 
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Interactive Entertainment

 Interactive Entertainment

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Wedding Box

Wedding Box

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Going Wild

How to Incorporate Forest-like Elements into Your Big Day

 Plants are the latest craze, and more and more we’re seeing couples incorporating greenery into their weddings in unique ways. However, not all greenery is treated equal, as some couples are going all-out with wild themes, such as ‘rainforest’ for their big days. 
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Weekend Wedding Celebrations

Weekend Wedding Celebrations and Activities for Your Guests

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Unique Trends

 2022 Wedding Season is here!

Wedding season 2022 is in full force, and we are already seeing some unique trends pop-up – from vintage jewelry to the comeback of lavish cakes, to trendy dopamine dresses – there’s no shortage of ideas for couples and traditional brides this year. Read More

wedding Trends 2022

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Creating Instagram Spaces

Creating Instagram Spaces

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Vintage Decor'

Setting Your Wedding Apart with Vintage Décor Read More

Light It Up

Discovering  Different Moods 

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Reshaping Wedding Receptions

How The 2020 Pandemic Has Reshaped Our Receptions and More Read More

Unique Ways To Include Nature In Your Wedding

We Love Nature!

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Post-Pandemic Catering Trends for Your Next Event or Wedding

Food is the cornerstone to many events large or small!

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Everything You Need to Know About Micro Weddings

Though 2020 has presented its fare share of obstacles, hardships, and frustrations, one thing is for sure – love always wins; and love and happiness are our focus at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. Read More

Seasonal Wedding Flowers and How To Utilize Them During Peak Season

If you’re like us, you love flowers. However, when choosing flowers for your wedding, it can be overwhelming – trust us, we’ve been there. That’s why this month, we’re sharing our best wedding flower knowledge with you, including peak seasons that certain flowers are available and unique ways to utilize flowers during your wedding, aside from the obvious bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpiece. Read More

Unique Ways To Incorporate Nature and Bold Colors Into Your Wedding

Just engaged? Congratulations! We’re sure you’re very excited and overwhelmed, and we
understand. However, we’re here to help and want to give you the best wedding ideas and insider
tips we can. So, let’s start with colors and natural surroundings. Read More