On Saturday September 22nd, The Mill hosted the wedding ceremony and reception of Chris and Makayla Leese. This was the first time that The Mill has had a wedding ceremony in the building and it was beautiful.
Chris grew up in Faribault, while Makayla grew up in Waseca. They first met at a friend’s house. Chris was living with a roommate that was dating one of Makayla’s friends. They dated for 3 years and 1 month before getting engaged. They have decided to go to Duluth for their honeymoon.
Why they Chose The Mill…
“The Mill had the room for us to have both the wedding and reception. We were able to not travel from venue to venue for the wedding to reception. Joe and his family were amazing to work with. They were super understanding and accommodating. We had an absolutely amazing time, 10/10 experience for sure”
Tina, Makayla’s mom, made a lot of the decorations for the ceremony and reception. Barb King and Karla Sather were the ones that decorated the whole place and and made the space look as beautiful as possible for the couple. Flowers were done by Suzie Koziolek.
A neat part of their wedding was the incorporation of the toy soldiers. Guests could take a soldier home and place it somewhere to remind them of all the men and women serving our country. While Chris works for the Waseca Post Office, he also serves in the Army Reserves.
The music for the night was provided by Larry Johnson.
Chris and Makayla chose to go with Brittney Renee Photography to capture their special day.
Congrats to Chris and Makayla!
**All pictures used in this blog and The Mill’s Facebook and Instagram page were taken by The Mill for our own personal use**