Amazing Crystal Mountain Resort Wedding | Shelby + Alex


“The rest of the day is a blur. A really amazing blur!”

Shelby + Alex’s big day was set in place that meant a lot to both of them. “The Beulah/Frankfort area has always been special to me- spending time every summer at Crystal Lake and skiing every winter at Crystal Mountain. Alex also learned to ski at Crystal Mountain in 2021 with me. We really wanted a venue where everyone could stay together, and we loved the scenic view from the mountain top. We were so excited for so many friends and family to experience Northern Michigan.”

With the perfect location set and ready, it was finally showtime. “There was a lot of anticipation, but I was also really calm. I had a really fun morning getting ready with my friends, cousins, sisters, nieces, and parents. People kept dropping by the cottage I was in which made it really fun and celebratory. After thinking about the day for long, I was so excited and ready to see Alex.”

And soon the moment came. The rain subsided, and Shelby hopped on the chairlift with her parents. Alex remembers those next few moments well. “I thought I may be a little emotional during this moment going into the wedding, but even still it caught me by surprise. Seeing Shelby walk down the aisle with her parents, hugging her parents, taking her hand, etc. all were more emotional than I had even prepared myself for.”

From an emotional ceremony to dancing the night away, every moment of Shelby + Alex’s day was simply perfect. “At the end of the night, the band played Piano Man and had everyone circle around Alex and me. I turned around so we could both see everyone. It was overwhelming to see so many people that we love all there for us.”

Congratulations, Shelby + Alex! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding.

Bride’s Dress: Jenny Yoo from BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall from Nordstrom | Bride’s Earrings + Hair Pins: Dareth Colburn | Bride’s Wedding Ring: New York Jewelers Chicago | Bride’s Faux Fur Shawl: Silver Moon Chicago | Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux | Groom’s Ring: New York Jewelers Chicago | Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry | Bridesmaids Cashmere Wraps: J Crew | Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux | Groomsmen Accessories: The Tie Bar | Preparation Location: Crystal Mountain Cottages | Ceremony Location: Crystal Mountain’s Mountain Top | Reception Location: Crystal Mountain’s Pavilion Tent | Wedding Planner: Victoria’s | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Beeline Beauty Co | Florist: Victoria’s | Caterer: Crystal Mountain | Sweets: Top Tier Cakery | Wedding Band: Bluewater Kings Band | Party Favors: Crystal Crispies | Invitations: Smitten Boutique Chicago