Tara & Christopher ~ August 8, 2014

October 24th, 2014

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You probably never want to hear the word ‘awkward’ when it comes to a couple’s first date, but Tara and Chris were set up awkwardly by a friend from work, or so the story goes. No matter how it all started, the couple fell for one another!

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The couple married August 8, 2014. Tara wore a beautiful Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner gown. The silhouette was a fitted bodice and belt flowing into layers of ruffled tulle. The bride wore a diamond headband and veil. A traditional pearl necklace accented the ensemble. The bridal bouquet brought together pink roses of all different shades with a bright yellow rose or two. Christopher wore a grey tuxedo with satin piping and a white shirt with ivory colored tie while his best man wore a grey tie. The maid of honor wore an Alfredo Angelo gown of grey with gauze overlay.

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The couple had an outdoor wedding ceremony. For the day, the fountain was festive with pink, coral and yellow rose petals floating in it while the red runner was sprinkled with rose petals as well.

Tables were laid for the reception with pink runners and ivory tablecloths. Centerpieces were made up of ceramic vases of different sizes filled with a bright array of flowers. During the reception, there was no pressure on the couple when the maid of honor said, I can’t wait to see the babies.” The best man was a little more conservative with his comments, proclaiming how happy he was for them and the love they have.

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For dessert there was a groom’s cake in the shape of a Chicago Cub’s baseball hat, baseball and bat. There was also a more traditional wedding cake. The top layer was blue with white fondant polk-a-dots while the middle layer was overlaid with fondant rose petals finishing with the bottom tier decorated with blue striped fondant. The cake was topped with two yellow roses and a hot pink rose.

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As the couple left for their life together, guests ushered them on their way with a signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell.

Congratulations Tara and Christopher. May your lives together be filled with the same secret smiles you shared with one another on your wedding day. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Image-Industry Photography

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Whitney & Chris’s Review of Villa Siena

October 23rd, 2014

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“Villa Siena was the perfect venue for our wedding. Hope was an amazing wedding coordinator to work with throughout the planning process and the vendors were exceptional! Thank you Villa Siena, our day could not have gone any better!” – Whitney & Chris ~ September 4, 2014

Kristi & Kyle ~ July 25, 2014

October 22nd, 2014

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Kristi and Kyle infused their wedding day with their fun and vivacious spirits. Married July 25, 2014 the couple met five years prior at the Rainforest Café where they both worked.

Kristi chose a gown with fitted bodice and pin-tucked skirt. Her shoes were silver with crystals and beading on the heel. On the soles of the shoes, “I Do” sparkled in crystals, while on the outside edges of Kyle’s black patent sneakers “Me Too” shone. For the occasion, Kyle wore a black tuxedo with striped tie and red rose boutonnière. The bridesmaids wore floor-length black strapless dresses.

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During the ceremony, the couple chose to be indoors, out of the hot Arizona sun. Red rose flower balls hung from the aisle chairs. The altar was decorated with a red rose bouquet.

During the ceremony the couple exchanged heartfelt vows. Afterwards at the reception, the maid of honor said she could see how meaningful and true the love was between the couple. The best man was excited to share so many future memories with the couple.

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For the first dance, a piano arrangement of Then by Brad Paisley played. After dinner an anniversary game was played to find out who had been together the longest. Turns out it was the couple’s grandparents who had been together for 61 years. The grandmother’s advice to the newlyweds was “never go to bed mad and just love each other.” The grandfather chimed in “ditto.”

The couple’s wedding cake had three tiers with a harlequin design with fresh red roses and black satin wrapping each tier. On top sat two caricature bobbleheads of the couple.

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Favors were matches with custom printing along with black, red and white M&Ms, which were customized with the couple’s name and date.

Congratulations Kristi and Kyle. May you remember that sometimes saying ‘ditto’ is all that needs to be said. We wish you the best and hope your lives are filled with light.

Photography by: Alisa Darlene Photography

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October Facebook Contest Winner!

October 21st, 2014

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Congratulations to Victoria Chilson for winning our October contest! She will be enjoying a dozen delicious cupcakes from Piece of Cake Desserts! Be on the look out for our November contest, coming soon!

Katie & Roger’s Review of Villa Siena

October 21st, 2014

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“Absolutely incredible, every detail was perfect, a beautiful day!” Her words to describe her coordinator, Melinda are “Wonderful, helpful, competent, attention to every detail!” – Katie & Roger ~ July 19, 2014

Ashlee & Jacob ~ July 18, 2014

October 20th, 2014

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For Ashlee and Jacob’s ceremony, the couple exchanged their own vows, which moved their guests. The officiant, who has known the couple for years, talked of how they had grown so much together and were a perfect match. The couple chose a Great Gatsby theme to inspire their wedding!

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For her wedding, the bride chose a Mori Lee gown by Madeline Gardner. The dress was fitted lace with a beaded belt, a train and delicate lace straps. A cathedral length veil tied in with the dress with scalloped lace edging. To complete the ensemble, Ashlee chose a simple diamond necklace. Her bridesmaids were in all colors and styles of dresses with a flapper theme complete with headpieces with feathers. Jacob wore a traditional black tuxedo with bowtie while his groomsmen had different colored bowties to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. They’d truly stepped out of the 1920s!

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At the reception, the father of the bride talked about the love he could see between the couple and how happy he was to welcome Jacob to his family.

Tables were decorated with white candles, pearls, black wine bottles with table numbers on them and white feathers. Deep red rose petals sprinkled the tables.

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For the first dance, Ashlee and Jacob chose Ava’s cover of Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors. The couple held each other close for a traditional first dance.

The cake was three tiers wrapped in purple and crystal ribbons with a diamond pendant amidst a purple bow in the middle layer. Each layer was decorated with purple curlicues.

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Congratulations Ashlee and Jacob. May the vows you shared with one another July 18, 2014, be the basis of each new day filled with love for one another. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Gretchen Wakeman Photography

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