Chateau de Chic Salon, Spa & Boutique will be presenting a wedding and formal wear event at its salon at 104 N. Broadway Ave., in Spring Valley on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will showcase southeast Minnesota as a superb wedding destination, featuring beautiful locations, knowledgeable businesses and impeccable services.

There will be more than 500 "lightly loved" bridal and prom dresses for sale along with tiaras, hairpieces, jewelry, accessories and much more.

Steph Thouin of Chateau de Chic, who is overseeing the event, said attendees will have the opportunity to shop for dresses and accessories and get wedding ideas. The event will also have cake, food and wine tasting offered, along with prize drawings for attendees. Local businesses will be featured and will share their expertise in wedding services. TJ's Liquor, Spring Valley Greenhouse and Victorian Gourmet Cakes & Catering will be on hand to answer questions about their products. Thouin noted there are a lot of businesses in the area that offer services for those planning a wedding. "We wanted to showcase them," she added.

Chateau de Chic will be highlighting wedding trends for 2013 through fashion, accessories, hair and makeup for this year's brides to be. "I'm excited to showcase the trends and the displays we have are fun," shared Thouin.

Chateau de Chic is a full-service salon and spa specializing in hair, skin, nails, massage, tanning and a full boutique with professional products, clothing and accessories.

Thouin encourages people to stop by for the event, adding if one knows someone getting married or are planning a wedding themselves, it's a great way to save some money and gather ideas to help make the "big day" a truly memorable event.

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There will also be several other events happening in Spring Valley Jan. 12. The Wilder Foot Races will begin at 9 a.m. at the Kingsland High School. For more information, look elsewhere in this issue. Two businesses will be holding grand openings as well - Vintage Point Artifacts on Broadway and The Little Remodeling Company on North Section. Johnny Ringo's on Broadway will be holding one of its comedy nights that evening as well.