On a trip to Portland Oregon, Yan and Oscar met through a mutual friend. That first meeting turned into a deep love that resulted in the couple marrying June 21, 2015.
As guests arrived at Villa Siena they were greeted with a Polaroid camera and suggestions for the guest book signing which included: give us some marriage advice, tips for anniversary celebrations, silly happenings you had with one or both of us and ideas for baby boy names. Polaroid pictures were then attached to a white wire heart or inserted into the couple’s guest book.
When guests were seated for the ceremony, Yan made her grand entrance wearing a wedding gown designed by a family friend that was a perfect style for the bride. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline and A-line skirt of tulle with a train. Lace and a beaded belt detailed the dress. The bride’s hair was worn in an up-do with a white fascinator. The bridal bouquet was filled with white and soft pink orchids, hydrangeas, rosebuds and berries. The groom, Oscar, was dressed in a black tuxedo with a pink shirt and purple striped tie.
After the ceremony, favors of votive candles in white ceramic candleholders awaited guests as they found their seat assignments. The indoor reception was filled with warm emotions. The newlyweds couldn’t have looked happier as they danced their first dance as husband and wife to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud.
Three tiers of wedding cake were decorated with baby pink gum paste flowers with a cake topper of a man and woman dancing. Congratulations Yan & Oscar. May your love be lit by shooting stars and the warm beating of each other’s hearts. We wish you the best.
Stephanie and Ted’s wedding was filled with emotion and love. As part of the processional, the bride’s uncle walked down the aisle with a remembrance candle in honor of Stephanie’s father who had passed away. Stephanie was then walked down the aisle with a brother escorting her on either side. Everyone turned for a look at the bride who was dressed in a Kara’s Bridal gown. The strapless gown showcased lace and rouching. Her veil had decorative edging over the bride’s up-do. Around her neck was an exquisite chunky pearl and diamond necklace. On her feet she wore ornamented silver and turquoise beaded shoes, which contrasted with her bridesmaid’s high-top Converse sneakers. The bridesmaids also wore violet gowns with ruffled straps that were pleated down the middle. They each carried smaller versions of the bride’s cascading bouquet with oriental purple lilies, white roses and hydrangeas. Awaiting his bride was Ted in a grey tuxedo with grey vest, white shirt and striped silver/black and white tie. The groomsmen were in grey tuxedos with purple vests, ties and white shirts.
Some highlights from the speeches included the best man talking about what a fighter Ted is and how he has so much class. The bride was noted for her huge heart before the groom stood up to thank everyone.
The couple’s first dance was to I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Sleeping at Last. Instead of a father & daughter dance, Stephanie danced with her uncle, who draped one of her dad’s shirts over his arm during the dance. The song they chose was Stand By Me. This was followed by the groom and mother of the groom dance.
For dessert, a chocolate and red velvet wedding cake was served with three tiers decorated in delicate black scrolling detail and black ribbon outlining each tier. The cake was finished with fresh white roses and purple oriental lilies.
For guests a photo booth was available with props. The couple also played a newlywed game. Flip-flops were provided for dancing and those who were hesitant, and of age, were encouraged to try the specialty drink, Trust Me, you can DANCE Vodka. Favors were miniature potted plants.
Congratulations Stephanie & Ted. May you always remember the power and strength of love. We wish you the best.
Juan proposed to Adriana at Villa Siena, so it was only appropriate that on May 15, 2015 the couple gathered friends and family back at Villa Siena to celebrate their wedding day. As guests arrived they were invited to sign a framed picture of the couple.
A stunning bride, Adriana wore a wedding gown with sheer backing, beaded detailing on a fitted bodice and ruffled skirt. In her hair a diamond headband sparkled and held her veil in place. A diamond and pearl necklace and diamond drop earrings completed the look. Underneath the dress even the bride’s feet sparkled with crystal studded open-toed heels. By her side were her bridesmaids dressed in floor-length gowns with an ivory top and royal blue flowing out from an empire waist. The groom, Juan, wore a blue tuxedo with a white rose in his lapel and brown shoes. His groomsmen wore tan tuxedos with white shirts and blue bowties.
During the ceremony the presented their mothers with roses and performed a sand ceremony, with gold, white and blue sands, which included their son. Afterwards everyone moved inside for the reception. For their first dance as husband and wife, the couple chose Kenny Chesney’s Me & You. This was followed by an anniversary dance to find out which couple had been together the longest.
Speeches included the bride and groom thanking their friends and family for what each contributed to their lives. A moment of silence was held to acknowledge the people in their families who had passed and could not be there. The best man offered blessings to the bride and groom.
There was no shortage of sweetness during the day both between Adriana and Juan and from the sweets laid out for guests to enjoy. There were mints for guests as well as a treat table with candy, cookies and pastries. The wedding cake was the sweetest of all with a single tier red velvet cake with five tiers of donuts underneath. The cake was finished with white fondant and pin-tucked detail with gold pearls.
The evening ended with a rare rain in Arizona. Congratulations Adriana & Juan. May you always remain each other’s destiny and truest loves. We wish you the best.
A friend’s birthday party is always a great way to meet new people. When Steff and Hayden were introduced they probably had no idea they would one day be married. That day came on April 19, 2015.
At the guest sign-in table, pictures of the couple’s family were displayed in frames along with a sign reading From near or far and up above your family wishes you a lifetime of love. During the ceremony the couple exchanged personalized vows – the groom recited his from memory. As part of their vows they also included a wine ceremony and the Jewish tradition of breaking a glass.
Hayden wore a black tuxedo with piping, a white shirt and black tie for his wedding day and surrounded himself with his best friends and family as groomsmen. They also wore black tuxedos with piping, black vests and black ties. The bridesmaids were dressed in black strapless gowns that came to the knee. All eyes were on Steff during the ceremony as she was dressed in a strapless gown with empire waist and rouching across the bodice. Her hair was worn in a partial up-do. While the bride wore a veil for her wedding ceremony, afterwards she removed the veil to reveal gold flowers in her hair. Bright yellow sunflowers filled the bride’s bouquet as well as flower arrangements for the ceremony and reception.
For toasts, the couple sipped out of crystal champagne flutes that rested in a silver stand. Guests were encouraged to enjoy the photo booth that came complete with props to dress up in. The wedding cake was decorated with white fondant quilt detail on the first and third tiers and black scrolling decoration on the middle tier. Each layer was wrapped with a black satin ribbon.
During the maid of honor’s speech she talked about how anyone can fall in love with a friend the same way you can fall in love with a partner, while the father of the groom shared that Hayden was not only his son but his best friend as well.
Congratulations Steff and Hayden. May you spend your life together enveloped in love. We wish you the best.