A wedding in the Ozark Mountains…what a scenic and memorable experience. Many couples plan their weddings right here in Branson year round. It might be because of the beautiful serenity that makes wedding pictures supreme, the convenient locale to spend the honeymoon, or just the good old-fashioned Branson hospitality. Whatever the reason, there is no shortage of resources to help make sure your special day is spectacular.

Silver Dollar City offers wedding packages that include a beautiful ceremony at their Wilderness Church. For more information check out

Meadows Images Photography is a local team that specializes in wedding photography and also head shots. For more information visit their website at

We decided that another great way to get an idea of some of the best resources for weddings was to ask someone who recently had one for their recommendations. Catherine Haygood of the Branson sensation “The Haygoods” at RFD-TV The Theater ( graciously offered to share the people and places that made her wedding one of a kind.

The venue is probably one of the hardest choices for any prospective bride and groom. Catherine told us, “I HIGHLY recommend Integrity Hills Chapel and Reception Hall. It is a gorgeous location and the staff are very sweet and helpful.” You couldn’t ask for a bigger complement than that. The good folks at Integrity Hills can be reached at (417) 334-5248. Their website is

Flowers are an integral part of the ceremony, and Michele’s Flowers and Gifts was the place that Catherine went to for all of her needs. They have a convenient location at 600 Branson Landing Blvd. and they can be reached on their website at or by phone at (417) 334-6386.

For delicious one of a kind cakes, check out Pastries by Carla at She has Wedding Cakes and Grooms cakes starting at $1.95 per serving. Her phone number is (417) 443-6232 to set up a tasting appointment or to start planning today.

For dresses and tuxes for the entire wedding party, Catherine recommends Touch Of Class at 4514 Gretna Rd. in Branson, (417) 334-0303,

For wedding pictures that you will want to share with your friends and family, the folks at Preston’s Photography have the talents and equipment to do it right. Their phone number is (417) 335-1105 and the website is

Of course we can’t forget the hair. Cary LeMaster’s Shear Expressions helped make sure Catherine looked beautiful. She is a licensed cosmetologist and she will come to you. Her phone number is (417) 593-9859, or you can reach her on Facebook. Just search for Shear Expressions or Cary LeMaster.

If you want to depart in style, have the great team at Chopper Charter Branson whisk you away to the airport for your long distance honeymoon adventure, or maybe just around the lake to a nearby resort. They are located at 3005 West 76 Country Blvd. in Branson, (417) 332-1545,

Catherine says, “All of these vendors proved themselves very worthy of our wedding, they ALL went above and beyond to make our day special!”

By the way, we happen to know that Catherine loves making jewelry creations, and we bet she could create some original necklaces, keychains, bracelets, or earrings to give as gifts if you were interested. Check out her Facebook page at