Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Alisia and Ward Mitzel are a modern love story. The two met on the popular dating app Tinder just two years before their fall 2016 wedding. But while their meet-cute might be something of a blooming archetype in love stories, their wedding was one of tradition.
The pair stuck to Greek heritage with a wedding in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral and family-made Greek pastries at the reception. Also traditional were the wedding colors, which included the classic navy and gold.
But the wedding also had a few personal flares, such as the box of chocolates guests got to take home, which were made by Alisia’s family’s own candy store, Goumas Candyland.
Wedding date: Sept. 17, 2016
Wedding colors: Navy, marsala, blush and gold
Attendants: Six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, two junior bridesmaids, one crown bearer and one flower girl
Bride wore: Gown and veil from Alfred Angelo, shoes from Macy’s and jewelry from Nordstrom
Hair and makeup: Eye Do Makeup and Hair Design
Groom wore: A suit purchased from Macy’s
Rings: Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers
Rehearsal dinner: Hilton Columbus Downtown
Ceremony: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Reception: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Banquet Hall
Caterer: Milo’s Catering
Cake: Dizurts Custom Cakes
Florist: Jewelweed Floral Studio
Photographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography
Photo booth: Brett Loves Elle Photography
Videographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography
Reception tunes: DJ Smoov
First dance: “Work Song” by Hozier
Guest favors: Chocolates
Registries: Macy’s, West Elm and Target
Transportation: Cardinal Transportation
Guests stayed at: Hilton Columbus Downtown
Sunday brunch: Gallerie Bistro at the Hilton Columbus Downtown
Honeymoon: Saint Lucia in the Caribbean