Willowbrook Mill Wedding | Kelly + Bobby

by | Dec 26, 2016

Getting married anywhere else but Northern Michigan was completely out of the question for Kelly and Bobby. Growing up here and enjoying all of Leelanau’s beauty, Kelly and Bobby knew it would make the perfect place to seal the deal. “There is a beauty in Leelanau County that you really can’t find anywhere else in the world; the lakes everywhere you look, the orchards, the vineyards, the dunes, the beaches, even the way the air feels when you breathe deep – it has always been our favorite place. We also wanted to spoil our out-of-town guests with the drive on M-22 along the water during peak fall colors.”

“There was a moment during dinner when we snuck away to sit on the front porch to just be together. It was the one moment during the day when we were alone, and it was special to just sit together and take it all in.”

Kelly and Bobby’s day was beautifully captivating. They created a relaxed environment that truly portrayed their love for one another. “When we woke up that morning, had coffee together, and talked about the day ahead, Kelly gave me this profound sense of serenity that I carried with me throughout the whole day. As I spent the morning with my family, groomsmen, and friends, I would stop and try to ingrain in my memory the incredible feelings of joy and happiness that I was experiencing.”

As the morning continued, Kelly found herself beginning to get anxious. “I just kept reminding myself that I would see Bobby soon and all of my nerves would melt away, and I was right – as soon as I saw him during our first look, everything felt perfect.”

When the nerves evaporated and the peace set in, Kelly and Bobby got to enjoy all the little details they had spent so much time planning. All their favorite moments piled into one day that are now their favorite memories.

“Another moment that stands out was during our ceremony, our officiant asked us to turn and look out at everyone who had come to celebrate with us. I will never forget the joy and love I felt, standing hand in hand with Bobby and looking out at our friends and family. It was the most beautiful, loving, and magical day ever!!!! ”

Congratulations Kelly and Bobby! May God bless your marriage.

Bride’s Dress Designer: Casablanca | Bride’s Dress Purchase: Le Dress Boutique | Shoe Designer: Frye | Engagement Ring: Mervis | Wedding Ring and Band: Miners North | Bridesmaid’s Dresses Designer: Hitherto and Donna Morgan from BHLDN | Groom’s Suit: Bonobos | Groom’s Shoes: Johnston and Murphy | Groomsmen Suit Rental: J.Crew from Captains Quarters | Preparation Location: Sunset Lodge | Ceremony Location: Cherry Basket Farm | Reception Location: Willowbrook Mill | Wedding Planner: Conradie Event Design | Hair Stylist: Salon Renewal | Florist: Darling Botanical |Caterer: Catering By Kelly’s | Desserts: Grand Traverse Pie Company | Officiant: Dan Bodamer |  DJ & Band: Ceremony Musician: Ron Getz; DJ: Rusch Entertainment | Videographer: Brian & Stacey | Party Favors: Grand Traverse Pie Company and Korbel | Invitations and Stationary: Minted


  1. Nancy Korbel

    You totally captured a beautiful day for two awesome people. Thank you so much.

  2. Dawn Burdek -Salon Renewal

    Absolutely a beautiful wedding day…and not just the exterior beauty, but the inner beauty and love that was present here.
    Thank you for asking me to be such a special part.


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