The A-Frame Winegarden Closes For The Season

The A-Frame Winegarden at Les Bourgeois Vineyards is officially closed for the season. The premier wine tasting spot closed at the end of November and won’t re-open until March 2023. The A -Frame is 10 miles west of Columbia, offering beautiful views as a part of The Blufftop at Rocheport experience. Enjoy a bottle of […]

The 12 Days of Holiday Cheers Continues At Rose Music Hall

Get into the holiday sprit at Rose Music Hall and finish off their 12 Days of Holiday Cheers. Through Dec. 18, people can enjoy the Holiday Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. and, on Dec. 21, have a special chance to meet Santa and his reindeer. The holiday events allow attendees to enjoy festive drinks while […]

Charity Chili Cook-off to Benefit Southern Boone YMCA

This weekend, enjoy a variety of chili while supporting a good cause at the Columbia Jet Center. At 11 a.m. Saturday, people can take part in the chili cook-off to benefit the Southern Boone YMCA in Ashland. Enjoy food cooked by the Columbia Jet Center staff, while helping a local organization. The Columbia Jet Center […]

Malagasy Cooking Class Set For Friday

For those who love cooking, drinking and learning about new cultures, head to the MU Family Impact Friday for a Malagasy Cooking Class. Attendees will learn how to cook the traditional foods of Madagascar with the headline artist of the event, Aina Cook. After the cooking class, people will get to relax and enjoy tasting […]

Run Into Your Holiday Weekend With The Heart of America Marathon

The 63rd annual Heart of America Marathon is back and ready to take on Labor Day. The second oldest continuously running marathon in the U.S is set for Monday, Sept. 5 at the Boone County History and Culture Center, 3801 Ponderosa St. Runners will start at 6 a.m. and will have a six-hour time limit […]

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‘Stranger Things’ Dance Party To Turn Your Night Upside Down

This Friday, turn your plans upside down at The Upside Down Get Down: A Stranger Things Dance Party at 9 p.m. at The Blue Note. DJ Requiem will be playing ’80s jams to recreate Hawkins in 1984, as seen. on the Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” General admission tickets are $7 and tables are $10. For more […]

The Perfect Picture

Your wedding photos should be something you look forward to seeing and sharing. But for those of us who are self-conscious, insecure or just generally camera shy, having those photos taken can be an anxiety-inducing thought. There’s even wedding photo anxiety itself, which can cause people to be so worried about the resulting photos that […]

The Wedding Road Map

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now you have to plan a wedding, and there’s so much to think about! Luckily, there’s plenty of help available. When it comes to picking the date and finding the right venue, local wedding planner AnnaBelle Events has a road map just for you. It maps out all the things to consider […]

Groom Guidance

While many grooms are far more involved in wedding planning, there are some who prefer to leave the bulk of the plans to the bride. But on the wedding day, there’s plenty to be done and the groom needs to know ahead of time what your expectations are for the day. Central Missouri Wedding Expo […]

Bridal Essentials

After spending months of planning and preparing, every bride wants to have a perfect, smooth wedding day. But that’s not always the case. Last-minute issues and surprises often pop up, but with some additional prep work, every bride can do her best to be ready for anything. Central Missouri Wedding Expo has put together a […]

Get Creative with Save the Dates

Congratulations — you’re engaged! Now you get to start planning. And once you’ve set a date, it’s time to notify your friends and family with the classic save the dates. But you don’t have to do what everyone else does! The wedding blog A Practical Wedding has compiled 50 different creative ideas for save the […]

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide

Not sure where to begin with planning your wedding? There’s a guide for that. Central Missouri Wedding Expo has released its 2022 “Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide for the Midwest Bride.” This free guide has questionnaires to help you and your partner figure out the type of wedding you want, as well as information on where […]

Resourceful Resale

Planning a wedding on a budget? There are lot of ways to cut the costs while still making the wedding of your dreams! And one way to do that is through local resale. Gently used, and even some unused, wedding items are often put right back up for sale after the big day, and there’s […]

Finding the Right Vendors

When planning a wedding, you often have to deal with quite a few vendors, from catering to photography to officiants and even the venue itself. It can be a daunting challenge for those unprepared, but a little research can go a long way. Complete Weddings + Events in Columbia offers a few tips and tricks […]

Natural Looks Top Wedding Hair Trends for 2022

Not sure what your bridal look will be when it comes to your hair? The big trends for 2022 are moving away from the elaborate styles of recent years and into the “less is more” style. Simple elegance, boho vibes and au natural looks are all in vogue this year. But fear not, if the […]

Spring Bridal Show Set for May

Are you getting wedding ready? There’s so much to consider when planning your wedding, but the Central Missouri Wedding Expo is here to help, with its Spring Bridal Show set for noon-3 p.m. May 1 at Stephens College. In addition to various vendors, a fashion show and a $10,000 wedding giveaway, the Central Missouri Spring Bridal […]

Bride On A Budget 

Brides come in all shapes and sizes —  so do wedding budgets! Some couples can afford a big-budget blowout, while for others, a more modest wedding is warranted.  Planning your nuptials takes a lot of time and effort, and sometimes it means letting go of big ideas for your big day. The realities of what […]

Delightful Destinations

Maybe you aren’t set on a Show-Me state ceremony. There are plenty of places to get married without getting a passport or spending 12 hours on a plane. The list, compiled by herecomestheguide.com, includes venues in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and more. Whether you’re thinking seaside or mountainside, these are locales you’ll love.  […]

“Fall” In Love

Planning a fall wedding? Mid-Mo has some lovely wedding venues — both here in Columbia or close by. The Sorenson Estate, country clubs, Pressed, the Atrium, Stephens’ Kimball Ballroom, The Broadway and the voco Tiger Hotel are all options here in town. Walden Pointe Estate & Vineyard is another event venue to consider, located at […]