Presentors will be giving you real-world advice about all the options available to you, along with
tips and tricks on how to easily navigate the sea of decisions facing you.
There will be time for you to ask your burning questions and get specific answers
back to your individual questions, as well as time at the end to spend one-on-one
with the experts.
Rev. Ronnie Roll, Interfaith Minister
Rev. Ronnie is a professionally trained, formally ordained interfaith minister. While attending seminary, she studied many of the world’s religions in order to be able to work with couples wherever their spiritual journey is taking them. She creates deeply meaningful and personalized ceremonies written about the couple, their love story and the commitment they want to make to each other. As a result, no two ceremonies are identical. She is registered in multiple states/cities and her credentials are accepted in almost all faith traditions and countries around the world.
Ronnie wears many hats, including wife, mom, Nanna, and Chief Ear-Scratcher and Tummy Rubber to her dogs.
Event Planner & Designer Extraordinaire
Kim has been planning life celebrations and providing design work for couples, families and individuals for well over a decade. Her joy is in making someone's Special Day easy, breezy and fun while also on budget.
One of the many rewards of the work she does is seeing the faces of her clients when they first walk into their event and actually see it in living color, right before their eyes. Another is the reward of treating them as a guest of honor while she assures to the tiniest detail and timeline to make everything happen according to plan.
When not creating experiences for others professionally, you can find her experiencing life with her 5 children and inspiring women to embrace and celebrate the chaos of life in all it's wonderful forms. She loves dancing and cooking and aspires to appear on the Food Network's "The Kitchen" show one day.
Kate Bentley Photography
Kate Bentley is a wedding photographer specializing in engagement and wedding portraits based in Eau Claire, WI . While there is nothing Kate loves more than a hometown Wisconsin wedding, she is available for travel wherever your heart may lead her. Kate believes in storytelling, high fives, emotional connection and laughter.
Kate’s mission is to create happy engagement and wedding imagery that truly tells your story and illustrates your unique, individual connection.
When she’s not spending the day chasing people with her camera, Kate can be found raising three little ones who understand that good manners go a long way, traveling, cooking, or finding new ways to embrace her inner theater kid.
Chef Anthony Chavez, Caterer, Chef, Butcher, Baker, Pasta Maker
We use the freshest ingredients we can get from local farmers & vendors to create an
elegant, delicate & humble experience perfect for any gathering.
Chef Anthony Chavez has an affinity for simplicity and indigenous foods continuously
showcasing the bounty that the beautiful Midwest has to offer. Our natural approach
ensures that our fare reflects and utilizes an ingredient at the high point of its
seasonality promising the most remarkable flavor throughout our menus. From hand
crafted pastas to whole animals butchered "in-house", our menus reflect our
passion and drive in what we do. As a small family owned business, We are spoiled that
we get to share some of the most memorable events life has to offer, with our clients in
a decorated celebration... and that is our Job.
Dave Roll, Keyboardist
Dave’s musical career began when he approached a college music education professor, asking her to teach him how to play the piano. He was 4 years old, and that professor was his mother. His natural talent, along with a bachelor's degree in music has taken him across the country, playing in nationally recognized bands, recording albums and culminating as an International Acoustic Music Award finalist in 2016 for a collaboration with Peter Phippen playing world flutes with Dave on the keyboard. He continues to play locally while also running his audio/video production company, FigaRo Productions.
He’s married, and enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his furry children, Tucker and Lilly.
Avalon Floral, Sandy O’Connell
Sandy O'Connell has been in the floral design business for 36 years and is the owner of
Avalon Floral-- which has been a Water Street mainstay for 21 years. She loves to help
her clients represent themselves through her custom designed floral arrangements.
In her free time away from the shop, Sandy loves to travel. Her favorite destination to
date is Dublin, Ireland
Jamey Brownell, Owner, DJ and Entertainer for Kaleidoscope Entertainment
Jamey Brownell has always had a passion for entertaining and performing. As a kid
growing up, he would set up a roller skating rink in his parents’ basement, complete with
music and flashing Christmas lights for that disco feel. Twenty-five years later, he still
loves throwing one heck of a good time, and now does it professionally for clients at
their weddings, parties and other special events. His company, Kaleidoscope
Entertainment brings the good time, music and light show wherever you are, including karaoke, music videos, custom light shows, game shows and more.
When not disc jockeying and entertaining professionally, Jamey keeps the party rocking
in his own life and plays Chief Ball-Thrower and Leash Holder to his two dogs.
Kelley Jo Hayes, Dressmaker
The Fitting Room & Co
Kelley is a dressmaker specializing in custom bridal and formalwear.
The Fitting Room & Co is the culmination of a dream that began in her living room over 30 years ago and launched with the assistance of her daughter-in-law.
Envisioning your dream dress can be easier than finding that dress, this is where Kelley’s expertise can help you. Her passion is to take your ideas and stich them into reality, whether it be an heirloom, off the rack gown or designing one from images. And when you want to accessorize with your personal style then the fun really begins!
Sewing is not only Kelley’s profession but a creative outlet for her, but when she’s not in her studio she can be found binge watching Netfix with her husband, enjoying the outdoors, camping, canoeing & hiking or working in the yard. Her truest joy though, is her family.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
John began his association with the worldwide organization of Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Centers in 1976 and became the owner and Franchisee of the Eau Claire Arthur Murray Studio in 1984, followed by Rockford ,IL in 1991 and Madison, WI in 2009.
He has taught, performed, competed in and judged almost all forms of partner dancing for decades. Most importantly for this occasion are the hundreds of bridal couples, parents and siblings of bridal couples and bridal parties that he has taught over his career. It is this experience coupled with the skill and knowledge of the other instructors that make the Arthur Murray Studio in Eau Claire supremely qualified to help couples navigate the many options available to them, and of course, to make sure the first dance together as husband and wife is among the most fun and memorable parts of their special day!
John is a lifelong resident of Eau Claire and coincidentally met the love of his life dancing. It is the love and support of his beautiful wife Kelly and his two sons, Angelo and John Paul, that give him the energy and drive to maintain the rigors of supervising three Dance Centers.