Real Wedding: Alexandra and Spencer's Winter Wedding at Lake Affect Studios in Cleveland

When you think of the perfect winter wedding, this one should come to mind. From the lanterns lining the aisle to the plethora of twinkle lights and candles providing a warm glow, it's cozy, intimate, and romantic -- everything a winter wedding should be. And to make it even more special, ALL of the decor was done by the bride's mother! She also made the boutonnieres, bouquets, and the bride's hair piece from a combination of silk flowers and fresh evergreens, as well as one of the most gorgeous cakes ever, complete with little mice, birds and snow!

Keeping it "in the family," the groom and his groomsmen are childhood friends. The bride, Alexandra, said their playful attitude was incredible during the speeches -- one of them actually does standup comedy. Her brother, sister, and soon-to-be sister-in-law were her “maids of honor.” Alexandra said, "The event went so perfectly I kept saying 'it was the easiest thing I’ve ever done!'”

Vendors:

Photographer: Abi Poe Photography

Gown: Pronovias "Alana," from Something White, a Bridal Boutique

Alterations: Miranda’s Vintage Bridal

Rings: custom-made by Sands Company Jewelers, using the bride's late grandmother's broach and her mother’s aquamarine pendant to create a new family keepsake

Venue: Lake Affect Studios

Reception Band: The Alyssa Boyd Trio

Catering: The Driftwood Group

Makeup: Clara Wilkes Collier (also a bridesmaid)

Hair: by the bride

Officiant: Heidi L. Shenkle

All photos by Abi Poe Photography.

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