Danielle & James ~ December 6, 2014

April 20th, 2015

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Winter weddings have their own quiet beauty, as was the case for Danielle and James’ wedding December 6, 2015. The couple married four and a half years after they first met in high school. They even came to Villa Siena for their Prom when they were in high school. The Villa was fully decorated for the holidays with the couple bringing in and decorating their own Christmas tree, which sparkled with hundred of lights, and was wrapped with plaid ribbon, for the occasion.

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For her wedding, Danielle wore an exquisite custom Ian Stuart gown. The dress featured a lace top and was fitted to the waist. The back of the dress had a keyhole opening with lace detailing trailing down the skirt of the gown. Covered buttons finished the look.  Danielle did a lot of the detail work on her dress herself, which turned out just beautifully. The bride wore her hair in an up-do finished with a cathedral length veil and headband over the veil. A diamond teardrop necklace added a little sparkle to the ensemble. The bridesmaids dresses were all different styles with an antique feel and beading reminiscent of the 1920’s.  The dresses ranged in color from grey to taupe to silver. The bridal bouquet was filled with lots of greenery while her bridesmaids carried bouquets of greenery, red roses and baby’s breath, fitting in with the holiday theme. Danielle’s groom, James, wore a black tuxedo with black tie and white shirt. Overcome with emotion, James teared up when he saw his bride walking down the aisle towards him. His best man squeezed his shoulder in a show of support. The groomsmen wore dark grey suits with green ties.

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The wedding ceremony took place outside with a garland draped over the altar accented with antique glass bottles of different colors, each with a white candle burning. The aisle chairs had a mini bouquet of pine needles and copper berries wrapped with ribbon. During the ceremony the main theme was, We love because he loved us.

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After the ceremony, the newlyweds showcased their talents from their dance lessons as Danielle and James danced their first dance to Forever Like That by Ben Rector. They also did the traditional Spanish dance, La Marcha.  The couple’s first dance was followed by the father and daughter dance to Sweet Pea by Amos. Return to Pooh Corner sweetened the mood for the mother and son dance.

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A custom wedding cake was made with exposed sections to look like wood. A wood base and evergreen were used to display the cake while two wooden owls sat on top of the cake with red berries surrounding them.

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Congratulations Danielle and James. May your love shine as brightly as the North Star on a moonless night. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Aaron Hoskins Photography

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Heather & Richard ~ January 11, 2015

April 16th, 2015

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January 11, 2015, after seven years of being together, Heather and Richard married at Villa Siena. The altar was bedecked with a floral arrangement that predominantly featured pink roses. Starting the wedding with a little humor, one of the flower girls walked down the aisle carrying a sign that said Last chance to run. Following the flower girls, the bridesmaids made their way down the aisle in pale pink Grecian style gowns with a single shoulder strap and rouching across the top. Heather made her grand entrance, accompanied by her mother. For her wedding, Heather wore a champagne colored wedding gown with sweetheart top with a satin ribbon tied around the waist. Leaf accents on the bodice of the dress were replaced by ruffles flowing down the skirt. Her bouquet combined succulents and pink roses and was tied with a long, flowing ribbon. At the end of the aisle, waiting for his bride, was Heather’s husband-to-be, Richard, who wore a grey tuxedo with grey vest and black tie. The groomsmen were also dressed in grey tuxedos.

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Both the bride and groom took a breath mint before their first kiss as husband and wife. As the ceremony concluded, the officiant pronounced, “You may now change your Facebook status to married.”

After the ceremony, guests were ushered into the reception where pink up-lighting customized the look of the room and the couple’s name and date of marriage shone on the wall in lights.

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The wedding cake was two-tiers of spice cake finished with white fondant, pink fondant flowers and was wrapped with silver ribbon. The cake topper featured a Best Day Ever sign with two intertwining hearts. Underneath the cake, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes were frosted pink, white and black.

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The night ended with a signature sparkler farewell as friends and family wished the newlyweds well. Congratulations Heather and Richard. May the next seven years of your lives together be even better than the first seven. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Pinkerton Photography

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Melinda & Adam ~ January 10, 2015

April 15th, 2015


Guests were ushered into Villa Siena by a sign reading Welcome to the wedding of Melinda & Adam. The sign was topped with a fresh floral garland. The venue is particularly special for the couple because Melinda is one of the event coordinators at Villa Siena!


After having known each other for eleven years, Melinda and Adam decided to marry January 10, 2015. During their wedding ceremony, the officiant talked about the couple’s journey together over the past seven years and how they have supported one another through everything.


For the ceremony, Melinda chose a gown with delicate features. Her gown was finished with intricate beading across the bodice, with lace detail flowing down a full skirt. A sheer panel at the neckline was edged with crystal beading. The sheer panel continued through the back of the gown where white satin covered buttons stood out. Instead of a veil, Melinda wore a headband of pearls and diamonds. Tucked under her dress was a blush lace garter also accented with pearls and sparkle. By her side throughout the day were her bridesmaids dressed in burgundy gowns with differing necklines. Both the bride and her bridesmaids carried bouquets of blush and ivory roses with burgundy peonies. Adam chose a classic tuxedo with black vest, black tie and white shirt for the wedding. A white ranunculus marked his lapel and white handkerchief rested in his breast pocket. Adam’s groomsmen were also in black tuxedos.


At the guest sign-in table, a framed Thank You to friends and family acknowledged their support, encouragement, love and laughter. In cocktail hour, another note remembered those who the couple knew would be here today, if heaven weren’t so far away. To begin the reception, the father of the bride gave a welcome speech. Later in the evening Melinda’s sister livened things up with a speech to the rap of the The Real Slim Shady by Eminem. The couple drank to toasts from personalized Mr. and Mrs. champagne flutes.


Sweetness was served in the form of a four-tiered cake with different flavors including vanilla, red velvet and carrot cake. The tiers alternated between a shimmering fondant finish and a mini quilted finish. Fresh flowers and an Always and Forever topper accented the cake. Favors were mini desserts with a Merci Beaucoup sticker. The night ended with a signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell. Before leaving, the bride changed into a fitted rose gold sequined gown with cap sleeves and a low back.


Congratulations Melinda and Adam. May the love that brought you together so many years ago be the foundation for countless additional blessings. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Images Photography

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Taran & Jordan ~ December 31, 2014

April 14th, 2015


To commemorate the last day of 2014, Taran and Jordan were married at Villa Siena. The ceremony was an emotional one with the couple’s happiness more than evident. As part of the ceremony the couple took communion. During the processional the bride surprised her mother by having her parent’s first dance song from their wedding play.


The indoor ceremony was defined with a plethora of white candles burning in glass and silver candleholders. A wire cross sat atop the altar. For the bride to make her grand entrance, the aisle was lined with candles and lavender rose petals. To meet her groom at the altar, Taran wore a gown with lace straps and bodice fitted to the hip with a flowing satin skirt finished with scalloped edging. Her hair was worn in a half up-do held with a diamond clip. Her bridesmaids wore violet gowns with empire waists and halter tops with diamond brooches at the neck. Jordan wedded his bride in a black tuxedo with black shirt and violet tie. His groomsmen wore black tuxedos with violet shirts and black ties.


During speeches, the groom’s twin brother told Taran she is everything he ever wanted in a sister and shared with guests that he was so glad that Taran came along to give his bro the fairytale wedding he always wanted. The maid of honor talked about how the couple truly brings out the best in each other.

The couple’s first dance was to Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing. Afterwards the bride and her father danced to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw.


The vanilla flavored wedding cake was finished with a violet buttercream frosting with frosted sugar trailing down all three tiers. A silver heart with diamonds topped the cake. Coffee and desserts were served at 11:00 pm to keep guests going until the countdown to the New Year at midnight. After the New Year was rung in with the proper celebration, a signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell ended the night. Guests were sent home with an even sweeter treat in the form of homemade desserts.


Congratulations Taran and Jordan. May the fairytale that began on your wedding day last a lifetime. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Moments Found Photography

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Alice & Henry ~ December 11, 2014

April 9th, 2015

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Alice and Henry met on their first day of their senior year in high school. That love lasted until they were married recently at Villa Siena. For her celebration, the bride chose a lace gown from David’s Bridal. The dress had an empire waist emphasized by a sash. Alice’s veil was finished with floral embroidery. Around her neck she wore a chunky pearl and diamond antique necklace. A bouquet of soft pink roses, petite roses and hydrangeas, along with a few strands of green grass, made the bridal bouquet. The bridesmaid’s dresses were of pink chiffon and flowed to the ground. Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet of baby’s breath. The groom wore a black tuxedo with white vest, white tie and shirt. The flower girls were dressed in pink and gold gowns. The groom wore a black tuxedo with silver vest, white tie and shirt. Alice’s mother walked her daughter down the aisle to her future husband. As part of the wedding, the couple performed a rope ceremony. Alice and Henry’s ceremony was performed in French by one pastor, while a second pastor translated the ceremony to English. A friend of the bride and groom gave an acoustic guitar performance.

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In the front entrance, a hand painted family tree hung. A framed chalkboard told the couple’s love story from the date they first met to their first kiss, first date and date of engagement. The display also told the places the couple has traveled together, their favorite quote, and their next stop: their honeymoon. During the reception they enlisted friends and family to use cameras provided to them to capture different moments throughout the night, from friends laughing, a couple smiling, a warm embrace or the clink of a glass or two.

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A friend of the groom sang At Last, originally performed by Etta James, for the couple’s first dance. The performance was a surprise for the couple. There was also a bouquet toss for the single ladies, who pinned veils in their hair in preparation for becoming the next bride.

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Instead of a single wedding cake, six individual cakes were clustered together, each with buttercream frosting and piping details. On the tallest cake, a miniature groom’s tuxedo and bride’s dress served as toppers. An engraved cake cutter helped serve up cake to guests. Favors were key bottle openers and matches. Each table had truffles for the guests with a sign saying The Perfect Match and a key to the couple’s heart, which was a key shaped bottle opener.

Congratulations Alice and Henry. May your love spread to those around you. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Shannon Rudd Photography

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Destini & Jerome ~ January 9, 2015

April 8th, 2015

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Destini and Jerome’s love inspired her maid of honor to say that despite knowing the bride for fourteen years ,she has never seen her happier. That’s the kind of love that lasts, her father acknowledged when he talked of how his daughter’s relationship reminded him of his own relationship with Destini’s mother. January 9, 2015 marked the couple’s wedding ceremony.

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Destini and Jerome’s magical day was filled with smiles. For her wedding, the bride wore a strapless gown with leaf and flower detailing across the bodice, a satin belt and delicate diamond and pearl brooch fastened to the belt. The dress finished in a ruffled skirt. With hair worn down, both a veil and chunky pearl and diamond necklace accented the look.  As she walked down the aisle, the bride carried a  bouquet that combined burgundy and purple flowers and matched the bridesmaid’s bouquets. Destini’s bridesmaids were outfitted in black strapless gowns with a ruffle down the side and red satin belts that defined the empire waist. To marry his love, Jerome wore a black tuxedo with black vest, black shirt and black tie.

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An indoor ceremony created an intimate atmosphere for friends and family to witness the exchanging of vows. The fireplace mantle was adorned with ivy. Afterwards friends and family of the bride and groom moved to the Firenze Room, which was enhanced with red uplighting and the couple’s name and date of their wedding shining on the wall.

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After dinner a three-tiered wedding cake was sliced up for guests to sample. The cake featured a black lace pattern with fresh red roses. Each layer of the cake was wrapped with black ribbon.

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Congratulations Destini and Jerome. May the beauty each of you brings to the relationship blossom with each other’s love and support. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Karlee K Photography

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