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!'”
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.