Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

What a year it has been! With 63 weddings in total, 2022 was the busiest year Crooked Willow has seen so far! Together, we learned and grew more than we imagined possible! We learned that communication is always key! Whether it be between Derek and I or between us and our couples, the more communication the better -especially working in a business that requires incredibly detailed planning to begin with! We also were reminded of the importance of getting things done ahead of time. In our business, there is no time to waste!

Elfrink newlyweds kiss outside the sign for the Crooked Willow

One of our favorite memories from last year was hosting the wedding of Denise and Jorg Elfrink. (We wrote a whole other blog post just about their special day. Go read it when you have time.) Jorg’s family is from the Netherlands, so the couple made sure to tie the Netherland culture into their wedding day. We had so much fun getting to know both sides of the family, hearing Jorg’s family’s stories, and simply learning about life in a place a little different than our own!

We also can’t forget about the wedding of Derek’s cousin which we hosted here at Crooked Willow. It was a fun change getting to attend a wedding on our grounds instead of being behind the scenes!

Married couple having fun at Crooked Willow Weddings & Events

As exciting as 2022 was, we are excited for this new year to begin! And what better way to kick it off then with a big wedding show! In just two days, we will be hosting our first wedding show here at Crooked Willow! We can’t wait to mingle with our community and introduce some incredible wedding vendors from the area!

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you to all of our AMAZING couples! We love what we do and love doing it with you all! Here’s to another year of incredible weddings and making memories that last a lifetime!

Married couples at Crooked Willow

Photographers in order: Lily & Lime, Lexi Rose Photography, Brittney & Caleb Photography, Colorful Edge Photography, Abby & Brandon Photography.