Willowbrook Mill Wedding | Alexa + Kevin


“We spotted Willowbrook Mill on that same camping trip, before we had even begun to discuss getting married. Several months later, when we started talking about what our wedding might be like, that cute little place in Northport came up in conversation. After looking into it, we realized how perfect Willowbrook Mill and Northport would be for our wedding. It’s the perfect mix of rustic but still elegant, and we couldn’t imagine a more perfect spot to begin our lives together.”

Alexa and Kevin first visited Up North a few years back when they came to camp at the Leelanau State Park. “It rained and stormed the entire time and should have been a terrible trip, but something about the area left such an impression on us, we knew the area would forever hold a special place in our hearts. I always call it my “happy place” when we visit the Traverse City/Leelanau Peninsula area. The freshness of the air, the sound of the waves, and the beautiful scenery never fails to put us in a good mood.”

And on their wedding day, Northern Michigan did not disappoint – worrying everyone with a little rain in the morning, the day quickly turned into a sunny (yet still chilly) fall day. Aside from thinking about the weather, the two began the day with utter excitement. “We were both so excited! Everyone around us seemed pretty surprised at how calm we both were the day of the wedding; I think they were all waiting for us to start freaking out or something, but we were both just so excited to finally be marrying each other. Everyone kept apprehensively asking me how I was feeling, and I just kept telling them, ‘Great! Is it time to go see Kevin yet?'”

Soon enough it was time for Alexa and Kevin to meet at the alter. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Alexa and Kevin’s ceremony was a perfect representation of the great love they share. “Reading our vows to each other was one of my favorite parts of the day. The only thing Kevin and I had discussed was we wanted to have about 10 promises each, but we wrote them separately. I read mine first, and when Kevin started reading his, my jaw dropped at how similar they were. I shouldn’t have been surprised as we’re almost always on the same page about everything, but it was one more confirmation that we really are perfect for each other. Everyone there could feel the love, and I had tears of joy flowing down my face the entire ceremony.”

What an amazing ceremony to be apart of. The day continued with an amazing reception with lots of dancing, laughs, and some of the best memories made. Chasing the sunset over Lake Michigan for the newlywed session was cold, but well worth the trip to Peterson Park. “Our newlywed session also really stands out as one of the most amazing parts of the day. It had been raining and cloudy pretty much all weekend, but when we got down to the beach at Peterson Park we were blown away at how stunning the evening turned out to be. Blue skies were peaking out of the clouds, a colorful sunset on the horizon, and whitecaps crashing on the shore – it was a surreal moment”

Every moment of their day was full of such excitement, joy, and complete bliss. Kevin and Alexa, your day was perfect and an honor to be able to document.

Congratulations! May God bless your marriage.

Bridal Gown, Bridesmaids Dresses & Accessories: Bella Bridal Gallery | Bridal Dress Designer: Alma Novia Bridal | Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff | Shoes: Macys | Shoe Designer: Charter Club | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Gabriel & Co. | Bridesmaid’s Jewelry: Etsy | Jewelry Designer: Glitzette | Groom & Groomsmen’s Suits: Kalamazoo Custom Tailoring | Suit Designer: Caravelli | Groom’s Wedding Band: Steven Jacob | | Preparation Location: The Inn at Black Star Farms | Ceremony Location: 45 North Vineyard & Winery | Reception Location: Willowbrook Mill | Hair & Makeup: Elegant Bridal Design | Florist: Field of Flowers North | Caterer: Catering by Kelly’s | Desserts: 9 Bean Rows | Officiant: Joe Carrel | DJ: Mr. Music DJ & Event Services | Party Favors: Currys Leather on Etsy | Invitations: Minted