I have something that I like to refer to as my Wedding Bucket List. This basically means that there are certain vendors that I long to work with, venues that I’m dying to design in and floral combinations that make me so weak in the knees that if I were able to actually hold them in my hands and create with them my heart might actually leap out of my chest because it cannot hold the excitement.
Last June I received a phone call from the lovely Christina and she started telling me about her wedding this upcoming fall at The Willowbrook Mill in Northport — had I heard of it? Seriously!!? Not only had I heard of it, it was at the top of my list! For me this venue has so much history and meaning, I remember going there as a little girl back when it was an ice cream parlor and listening the Da Yoopers sing The Second Week of Deer Camp and dancing with my grandma as the song played on a beat up old jukebox. Now years later the building has been recreated and is a beautiful wedding venue and combines everything I love about Northern Michigan. And it meant I got to travel up north, working in pretty much any venue in Leelanau County is a dream come true for me.
As the planning went on, I knew this was a girl after my own heart. It wasn’t just the rustic wood floors, the glamorous sequined linens or their love for the most stunning California grown garden roses that made me fall in love with this couple, but their love for one another, the way they cherish their family and how God was at the very center of their marriage celebration – that is what truly made this one for the books.
From the bottom of my heart I wish Tim and Christina all the happiness in the world. Thank you for allowing me to be such a grand part of your celebration, designing a day of love.
This wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty last month, you can see it here.
Photography: Kelly Sweet Photography | Wedding + Floral Design & Day of Coordination: The Day’s Design | Ceremony Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Leland | Reception Location: Willowbrook Mill, Northport, MI | Catering: Grandview Catering | Videography: Coastline Studios | Cake: Aunt B’s Cakes | Ceremony & Reception Band: Paul Vorn Hagen | Chiavari Chairs: Sweet Seats | Table Numbers: Sweet Carolina Collective | Trolley: Northern Michigan DJ Connection | Coffee Bar: Puccio Bean | Wedding Dress: Casablanca | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bhldn | Bride’s Shoes: Bhldn | Makeup: Erick Gerson | Hair: Corrine Stone0