Real Wedding Wednesdays: Alisia Yankulov and Ward Mitzel

Rylan Lee

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.

The Details

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