Willowbrook Mill is one of my absolute favorite venues. I love the whitewashed walls, the quaint chandeliers and the stone fireplaces are amazing. I’m pretty sure I’ve shared the story before of how I used to come and get ice cream here as a girl, prior to it being an amazing event venue. It had old iron parlor chairs and a jute box. Someday I think it would be fun to recreate a wedding based on that memory in that venue, however I suppose not everyone is filled with the same sense of nostalgia as I am. But really, who doesn’t love ice cream?!
Needless to say, whenever I receive a wedding inquiry siting Willowbrook Mill as the reception venue, I get a surge of excitement with Erin and Dan’s celebration being no exception. The decor was muted and understated and absolutely perfect.
This was also one of the first wedding in quite some time that the couples didn’t do a first look prior to their ceremony. I almost always recommend that bride and groom find an alone moment early in the day, it usually just makes sense to get the most of our their wedding day timeline. But I have to say how much I loved the anticipation and secretly sneaking the bride in the back door and tucked her safely away from the groom’s curious eyes. Plus, it turned out to be pretty convenient that the church was located right across from beautiful cherry orchards in full of fruit – the perfect post ceremony escape.
Photography: The Weber Photographers | Floral Design + Day of Coordination: The Day’s Design | Ceremony Location: St. Wenceslaus Church | Reception Venue: The Willowbrook Mill | Catering: Catering by Kelly’s | Chiavari Chairs: Sweet Seats | Hair & Makeup: Kaile McGillivary | Cake: Kingsley Cakes | DJ: Bayside DJ | Invitations: Minted
Congratulations to Erin & Dan! You’re wedding was a dream and I wish you all the happiness in life ahead.