Newlyweds Return to their Roots and Plant Trees in a Local Orchard
Couples Planting Their Roots As Seen on WQOW
Couples who were married at Dixon’s Apple Orchard in Chippewa County last year are returning to the place where they said “I do” to plant roots that will last decades to come. The owners of Dixon’s Apple Orchard and Wedding Venue, Jim and Becky Mullane, have invited all of the couples who were married at the orchard to come back and plant an apple tree together.
“It is so special to see the couples again and add another special memory to the place their married lives began,” Becky Mullane said. “When the couples return to the orchard, it’s like a family reunion.”
Dixon’s orchard’s roots began long ago in New Mexico, with Becky Mullane’s grandfather. The family survived two natural disasters in New Mexico. Even after wildfires and flooding, they managed to save enough of their one-of-a-kind Champagne apple trees to bring the variety to Wisconsin and put down new roots near Cadott.
This is the third annual event where they are giving back to couples by planting trees as a symbol of the tradition of love happening at Dixon’s. “Rooted in a purer time,” is the motto at Dixon’s Apple Orchard, and this is a memorable event for couples and their families. Guests will ride out to the orchard by wagon and will place a memory placard on a tree they plant together.
Dozens of new couples are planning their weddings for 2018, 2019 and even 2020. Some will say their vows in the orchard, some among the towering trees in the woodland “cathedral,” and others will gather around the pond setting to be married on the island.
Dixon’s Apple Orchard is a beautiful 100-acre wedding and event venue southeast of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. It is the woodland and waterfront backdrop for dozens of weddings a year. It is also home to the famous Champagne apple.