What a stunning video of Margaret & Bishoy’s wedding day here at Villa Siena this past May, captured by Something New Media!
Katie and David were married at the LDS Temple on July 24th, 2014. To allow their family and friends to witness their union, the couple also held a ring ceremony at Villa Siena. The Chianciano room was sprinkled with white flower petals leading Katie to her groom. Katie’s father proudly walked her down the aisle.
The bride wore a sleeveless lace gown with a high V-neck and covered buttons down the back. The dress was fitted to below the hips, where a layer of sheer lace swept away from the gown in a train. Katie wore her hair in stylish up-do with blue earrings. Her bouquet was abundant with white roses and baby’s breath. By her side, her bridesmaids wore turquoise knee-length dresses with short sleeves. David met his bride in a suit with blue tie, a classic look.
Guests were invited to fill out a wedding version of Mad Libs, called Wed Libs as they arrived for the celebration. The reception was ‘Come & Go’ style, meaning there was no formal sit-down dinner. However, each table was decorated with vases of flowers and different framed pictures of the couple.
The couple did have a traditional first dance to Latch by Sam Smith.
After the first dance, the couple cut their wedding cake. The two-tiered cake had ruffled layers with a blue fondant flower on top.
The evening ended with a signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell where guests offered their final good-byes before the couple started off on their new life together.
Congratulations Katie and David. May your lives together be filled with sunshine and smiles. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Sarah Waggoner Photography
Amanda and Shae met online. Their conversations back and forth lasted for six months before Shae began visiting Amanda in Canada. They married July 31, 2014.
A harp player ushered guests to their seats and signaled the beginning of the ceremony. During the ceremony the officiant shared a special story about his grandmother and grandfather and their love. Then Amanda and Shae exchanged personal vows they had written. The bride teared up as she read hers.
For her wedding celebration, Amanda chose a La Sposa gown with a very Audrey Hepburnesque feel. The dress had sheer sleevelets with a fitted bodice and diamond belt. The full skirt was finished with embroidered detail. The bride’s bouquet of blush and yellow roses and white calla lilies were finished with diamond pins in the center. Amanda wore a diamond tiara. Her bridesmaids were dressed in all different styles of dresses in black, white and red. Shae wore a traditional black tuxedo with black bowtie.
The couple had an indoor wedding ceremony in the Chianciano room. The floor was lined with candles and blush pink rose petals. A bouquet of white flowers adorned the altar.
After the wedding, the couple joined together for their first dance to What a Wonderful World.
Shae offered up a blessing before dinner was served. A big band played during the reception.
Congratulations Amanda and Shae. May each day with one another be filled with blessings and love. We wish you the best.
Photography by: e+e photography
Roger proposed to Katie at a Baltimore Ravens & Pittsburg Steelers game. She accepted and the couple was married July 19, 2014 at a Catholic Church. Their reception was held at Villa Siena. Guests were greeted by pictures of the couple and a heart that guests could sign or offer advice. From there the day was filled with joy.
The newlyweds and their bridal party posed for photographs with Katie in a strapless gown that offered an hourglass silhouette. The dress was embroidered on top with slight pintucks on the skirt. Her hair was worn in an up-do while a pair of diamond drop earrings added some sparkle. Red roses and burgundy calla lilies made up the bridal bouquet. Her bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the same bouquet and wore black knee-length dresses with red heels.
The groom chose a black tuxedo with black bowtie and white shirt with a red handkerchief and calla lily in his lapel. His groomsmen also wore black tuxedos but with red bowties.
Guests were seated for dinner at tables with bouquets of red roses. Before the meal began, the bride’s father said grace.
As the couple took to the dance floor for their first dance to Rascal Flats Bless this Broken Road, guests threw coins on the dance floor for good luck. The first dance was followed by Daddy’s Angel by T. Carter Music. Lee Ann Womack’s I Hope You Dance played for the mother/son dance.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple served five tiers of red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. The top tier was a small cake of white fondant and black polk-a-dots with a black satin ribbon tied around it. On top sat a cake topper of a couple.
Favors were mini bottles of red wine.
Congratulations Katie and Roger. May your lives together have the excitement of the Super Bowl, the dedication of an enduring sport and the love of following your passion. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Jason + Anna Photography
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!
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.
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.
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.
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