As guests arrived at Villa Siena May 11, 2014, they were asked to write words of wisdom on suitcase tags that were placed in a suitcase for the Suzy and Dennis to enjoy at a later date. At the welcome table, framed pictures of family member’s weddings reminded everyone of the strength and commitment of love that Suzy and Dennis would be entering into.
When Suzy made her grand entrance, all eyes were on her. She was dressed in a strapless gown with rouching across the bust flowing into a ruffled lace floral pattern throughout. The bride carried a bouquet of all white roses while a cathedral length veil flowed behind her. Her bridesmaids were summery in yellow dresses with a single shoulder strap and empire waists. The overall feeling was soft and airy.
The groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos with black bowties. Dennis chose a black tuxedo with white vest and bowtie for the occasion.
Fan shaped programs were given to guests as they were seated for the ceremony. After the ceremony, guests adjourned for an intimate reception.
Weezer’s Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World was chosen for the couple’s first dance followed by I Wish You Love by Rod Stewart for the father/daughter son and Never Alone by Jim Brickman and Lady Antebellum.
After dinner there were a number of speeches that gave tribute to the couple as individuals and as a couple.
The wedding cake boasted three tiers of white frosting with cream-colored ribbon, white piping and white flowers. A Just Married sign topped the cake. Favors were yellow lollipops with ‘thank you’ tags.
Congratulations Suzy and Dennis. May the words of wisdom left by your guests bring you even greater happiness and love than you have already achieved. We wish you the best.
Weddings are often one of the happiest occasions we can attend, as they celebrate not just the beginning of two lives joining together, but they bring together family and friends. Jessica and Chris’s wedding brought together smiles and laughter, love and friendship. The couple was married at Villa Siena April 26, 2014.
Their welcome table for guests was filled with pictures of loved ones. Outside, candles lined the aisles as guests were seated, while the altar was adorned with flowers and candles.
Jessica made a stunning statement in her strapless gown with rouching across the bodice and a layered and ruffled skirt. Satin stripes gave the gown a unique character. Finished off with a classic up-do, tiara and diamond earrings, Jessica was the epitome of a princess marrying her prince. Her bouquet brought together yellow and purple flowers with greenery. Her bridesmaids wore black floor-length gowns with a single shoulder strap. They each carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet. Chris was the perfect prince in a black tuxedo with black bowtie. His groomsmen also wore tuxedos with bowties.
The couple chose Sam Cooke’s Nothing Can Change This Love for their first dance. The strength of the bonds both the bride and groom have formed of the years was evident in the speeches made. The best man has known the groom for ten years.
The day was filled with sweet treats for their guests from a gelato bar to the two mini macaroons given as favors, to the three-tiered wedding cake that brought a romantic mood to the reception. The cake was square with gold drops running down the top edge of each layer. The cake topper was a couple dancing in a crescent moon.
At the end of the night the prince and princess were whisked away in the white Rolls Royce after their signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell.
Congratulations Jessica and Chris. May your life be lived like a fairytale with happily ever afters ending each day. We wish you the best.
Cheena and Carlos arrived April 20th, 2014 to bring their two families together. The couple met at Cheena’s daughter’s soccer practice. That initial meeting flourished into a love that was cemented at Villa Siena. For her wedding day, Cheena chose a strapless wedding gown with rouching across the bust and a wide belt. The skirt of the dress flowed out into a traditional silhouette. She wore her hair down with a veil. Underneath the dress was a pair of white stiletto heels with crystals. Her bridesmaids wore deep purple floor-length gowns that also had rouching across the bust. Both the bride’s bouquet and the bridesmaid’s bouquets combined lavender and violet colored roses. The groomsmen picked up on the violet color with violet ties set into grey tuxedos. For his big day, Carlos wore a grey tuxedo with white shirt, vest and tie. The ceremony was a traditional ceremony, but overseeing the wedding were pictures of loved ones placed on the altar.
As purple up-lighting set the mood for the room, the bride and groom stood for their first dance to John Legend’s All of Me, followed by Stand By Me where Cheena danced with her uncle and Lulu danced with Carlos. After that, Carlos and his mother celebrated their mother/son dance with to Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You.
After the first dance Cheena and Carlos welcomed their guests and thanked them all for coming. Speeches of the night came from the maid of honor and the couple’s sisters who gave heartfelt, emotional toasts. However, the most memorable speech of the night may have been when the bride’s daughter spoke about how happy she was for her mother.
A simple, beautiful three-tiered wedding cake was served with purple roses cascading down each tier. Afterwards guests were invited to enjoy the chocolate table where purple and white wrapped candies and cake pops were given as favors.
Congratulations Cheena and Carlos. May the bonds of family tie you together and remind you how lucky you are to have found one another. We wish you the best.
“Villa Siena is such a beautiful place to get married, but when I tell people about my wedding I have told them that the best part was the staff. Beyond professional, they exceeded my every expectation. All the little things that you wouldn’t think of while you’re planning a wedding they handled effortlessly. I wish I could get married more than once, if that were the case I would choose Villa Siena in a heartbeat. If I could give Camille Johnson a higher score than 10 I would, she was by far the greatest part of my wedding experience at Villa Siena. Thank you Camille and staff of Villa Siena for making our wedding run beautifully. I cannot express how much fun we had with the vendors that were provided and recommended from you and Villa Siena. Having recommended vendors saved us so much time and made the wedding planning go smoothly. Villa Siena has every vendor needed to complete your wedding and they are amazing! Our coordinator was so helpful in guiding our wedding from the day we met her to the day of our wedding. Cory and I cannot stop raving about our wedding and Villa Siena. It was the best day of our lives and what made it better is that for our wedding nothing went wrong nor ever disappointed us in anyway. It was amazing how your team and your coordination blended so smooth and that the staff was attending to Cory and I. Cory and I want to get married again that is how amazing it was for us. Once again, Camille thank you for everything and all your hard work.” – Tiffany & Cory ~ February 14, 2014