"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like
 a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."

"True love stories never
 have endings."


Simply Exquisite by the Bay, formed in 2009, is a full service wedding planning and floral design business that is located in beautiful Benzie County, Michigan. We are dedicated to making memories that last a lifetime.  We plan, design and coordinate your special day or event to reflect your style from simple, classic elegance to exquisite.

Our dedication to enhance your perfect day with special attention to the smallest of details while encompassing all the natural beauty that surrounds us in Northern Michigan is our commitment to you.

We wish you all the joy and happiness as you plan your special day and would like to assist with as little or as much of the planning as needed to ensure you have a stress free event and time to enjoy your guests.

We are happy to discuss your needs for the perfect occasion, drop us a line or call today for an initial consultation. 

Kristi Mills, a native of Benzie County with a long standing belief that "all things happen for a reason!"

Things I Love

about me.....

I enjoy spending time with my husband, Josh and our four boys, rescuing animals, playing on the beach, attending sporting events, and entertaining family and friends in our home. We live, work and play in beautiful Benzie County. 

"If you are looking for someone who's well acquainted with the community, can make non-agenda driven recommendations, design gorgeous flower arrangements and beautifully stylize and coordinate your event-Kristi Mills of Simply Exquisite by the Bay is your answer " - Danielle

"Amazing job for our big day 6/17/17!  Kristi was wonderful to work with, she helped pull it all together. She was a great reference for other vendors as well. The day would not have happened without her and her team. The flowers were gorgeous and better than I imagined. If you are having a Northern Michigan Wedding, contact her."
- Heather Gilroy

"The bouquets she created were so gorgeous, I am the last of three sisters to get married and everyone agreed Kristi's floral arrangements were the best any of us had seen! Even if you don't need wedding coordination services-hire Kristi for flowers! She is the best." - Laura

" We can't recommend Kristi Mills highly enough. She is sharp, professional, organized and a pleasure to deal wit. We had a destination wedding with many moving parts that required almost constant coordination of vendors and personnel. Kristi coordinated it all seamlessly. She was exactly what we needed, and our wedding would not have been the same without her."
- David

Floral Design

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Let Simply Exquisite by the Bay help you design and choose the perfect palette of flowers to enhance your overall design and style. From bohemian to woodland to classic your floral arrangements will be the most photographed element of your special day, after the bride and groom of course. We have many items in our collection to browse through including vases, lanterns, candle holders and design elements to enhance your overall wedding style and add exquisite charm to your Up North Wedding.
Please feel free to request a consultation to discuss your wedding floral needs and overall design to incorporate your style and leave your guests with a lasting impression of your once in a lifetime event. 

Simple Wedding Package

The Exquisite Package is for those that don't know where to begin and want an Up North Destination Wedding that incorporates all the magic and beauty that surrounds us. SEBTB will assist you in all of your wedding planning from vendor selection all the way to the end. We can do as little or as much as you desire. This package will give you all the assistance, advice and support you need to execute a seamless event.

The Simple Package is the month of coordination package. This is for the couple who has it all planned and are ready to hand it off so they can enjoy the day of their wedding. One month before we can go over the details and SEBTB will  assist with finalizing the timeline, table layout, and manage all vendors while seamlessly handling the execution of your plans onsite for the big day.

Classic Wedding Package

The Classic Package is our most popular package. This package will provide brides who know some of what they want, the additional assistance needed with planning, design and execution from start to finish as well as everything included in the Simple Package.

Exquisite Wedding Package

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