Wedding of the Week: Alyxzandra and Joseph Lande

Safety priorities didn’t compromise beauty at this Westerville wedding.

Emma Frankart Henterly
Columbus Monthly
Alyxzandra and Joseph Lande married on Oct. 17, 2020.

Oct. 17, 2020 | If ever there was a couple who espoused the notion of “meant to be,” Alyxzandra (Davies) and Joseph Lande might be that couple. The pair met while on a New England cruise traveling from Boston to Montreal, Canada, and sparks flew from the moment they caught one another’s eye from across a dinner table on the second night of the trip. They were nearly inseparable during the cruise itself, Alyxandra says, sharing their first kiss on the deck under the stars before having what she calls their “real” first date in Montreal. 

“We kissed goodbye, not knowing if we’d ever see each other again,” she remembers. “However, it was only about a week or two later that Joe let me know that he would visit for the first time.” The couple dated long-distance until Joe moved to Columbus in September 2019; he proposed the following month, exactly one year to the day before their eventual wedding date. 

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Their wedding day was filled with personal touches, from a Celtic handfasting ceremony to honor Alyxzandra’s Scottish heritage to antiques and classicism-themed details as a nod to her mother’s occupation as an antique and estate jewelry dealer to succulents—Alyx's favorites—tucked into bouquets. 

The couple also leaned heavily into pandemic safety planning, with ample details and guidelines on their wedding website and on display at the venue. 

“I think my planner Berlyn Martin [of Berlyn Events] did an amazing job with handling a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Alyx adds. “I just remember it being so safe, while remaining beautiful at the same time.” 

The couple honeymooned in Boston and Cape Cod in honor of the cruise where they met. 

Vendors 

Ceremony, reception and caterer: The Lakes Golf and Country Club 

Photographer: Gabriella Sutherland Photography  

Planner: Berlyn Events 

Officiant: United Marriage Services 

Cake: Schneider’s Bakery  

Flowers: Blooms by Amanda 

Videographer: Eldon Wedding Films 

Rentals: Dashing Designs 

Music: Millennium Mobile DJ 

Stationery: ElegantWeddingInvites.com, Amazon and Etsy 

Guest favors: Customized bottles of hand sanitizer

Rehearsal dinner: Brio Italian Grille 

Accommodations: The Westin Great Southern Columbus (newlyweds), Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel and Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris 

Sunday brunch: Bride’s mother’s house, catered by Pasquale’s Pizza & Pasta House 

Bride’s attire: Gown from Needle & Thread, Blue by Betsey Johnson shoes, jewelry from Instagram seller @gemsbyantiquest; makeup by Alea Beauty 

Groom’s attire: Suit and accessories from Men’s Wearhouse 

Rings: Allen’s (Westerville) and Grandview Mercantile 

Bridesmaids’ gowns: Gowns from Etsy shop Renz Bridal 

Groomsmen’s suits: Suits from Men’s Wearhouse