Serendipity Cinematography captured the love shared between Heidi & Alex on their wedding day here Villa Siena earlier this month!
June 8, 2014 marked the day that Deidre and Michael said ‘I Do’ to one another. Because of the bright summer days in Arizona, the couple chose an indoor ceremony in the Chianciano Room. White rose petals lined the aisle towards the altar.
For her wedding day, Deidre chose a strapless wedding gown with a woven pattern across the top. A beaded belt added definition to the style, which flowed out from the thigh into a ruffled tulle skirt that resembled layers of feathers floating to the ground. The bride wore her hair down with a diamond fascinator in her hair. A beautifully bright bouquet of flowers with yellow orchids, and pink and orange roses was chosen. The bridesmaids wore different styles of sea foam dresses but wore matching shoes. Michael wore a black tuxedo with sea foam colored tie and vest, as did his groomsmen.
To mark the beginning of the ceremony, the ring bearer walked down the aisle carrying a sign reading Happily Ever After. As part of the ceremony the bride and groom and their families performed a sand ceremony with black and cream sand for the couple and red sands in individual jars for the children to pour in.
A guitarist played during the ceremony.
Congratulations Deidre and Michael. May the closeness of two families becoming one bring you peace and happiness. We wish you the best.
Lindsey and Alex met in school at the tender age of thirteen. The two grew up together and grew closer together with each passing year. Alex chose the intermission of an opera to propose. On May 22, the couple was married in a small church ceremony in New York City. The couple returned to Phoenix on May 31, 2014, for a vow renewal and reception at Villa Siena.
For this ceremony, Lindsey chose an elegant Jenny Packham 1920’s style gown. Sequin work favored the bust, coming to a V before flowing out through the skirt. The skirt of the gown flowed softly with a belt adding definition. Sheer caplet sleeves led into a sheer covering for the back with a keyhole opening. The bride wore her hair up with a floor length veil. Underneath her dress, Lindsey wore lovely Valentino pumps. Cream peonies combined with white ranunculus made up the bridal bouquet. Her bridesmaids wore different styles of dresses all designed by Sue Wong, both with a vintage feel.
Alex wore a grey suit with champagne bowtie and a white ranunculus in his lapel, as did his groomsmen.
The outdoor ceremony was filled with the sweet scent of roses as a custom design in rose petals decorated the runner for the bride. Each row of chairs was finished with a gold mercury glass vase with peach and pink roses in them. The fountain was overflowing with petals and flowers lined the altar. The processional was filled with seven flower girls all in ivory dresses and two ring bearers. During the ceremony the couple surprised their grand-mothers with roses.
Throughout the cocktail hour, a slideshow of the couple’s history played.
Lindsey was such a vivacious bride the energy was contagious. After the ceremony a live band played for their reception, including the couple’s first dance to Anything for You by LUDO. Speeches included many touching sentiments for the bride and groom and wishes for years of happiness.
After dinner a gelato cart was available for guests. Those with a sweet tooth were welcome to try a piece of the six-tiered wedding cake. The top three layers of which were encrusted in gold, with gold beads flowing down through the bottom three layers. Fondant flowers cascaded down the top two layers with another bunch decorating the fourth and fifth layers.
Favors were sugar cookies shaped like hearts in gold boxes with ribbons. At the end of the night a signature sparkler farewell sent the couple off to their new life together.
Congratulations Lindsey and Alex. May you lay the world at each other’s feet. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Lasting Images Photography
Ariel and Reuben met through mutual friends who had a feeling the couple would make a perfect match. They did. They were married May 3, 2014 at Villa Siena.
As guests were ushered to their seats, a harpist played. The programs for the ceremony doubled as fans for guests.
The groom and groomsmen took their places for the start of the ceremony. The groom wore a black tuxedo with black bow-tie and black Converse sneakers. His groomsmen wore the same.
Balls of red roses hung from the ends of each aisle, while the contrast of red petals against the fountain was stunning. A white runner with red rose petals awaited the bride. As the processional began, bridesmaids in grey chiffon dresses made their way down the aisle. All eyes were on Ariel as she moved to take her place by her husband. She wore a fitted lace gown with mermaid flair. Her hair was worn down with a tiara. Red crystal shoes were worn to match the bouquet of garnet roses.
During the ceremony, the bride and groom poured black and white sand together to mark the start of their lives as one.
When the recessional began, the harpist played again. During the ceremony the couple’s name shone in lights on the wall. Tables were decorated with red roses and baby’s breath. A photobooth was set up for guests to enjoy.
I Cross My Heart by George Strait played for the couple’s first dance followed by the father/daughter dance to The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra and the mother/son dance to How Sweet It Is. Favors were Jordan Almonds.
A four-tiered cake was tied with silver ribbon and adorned with fresh red. The couple’s last name was displayed on top of the cake.
Congratulations Ariel and Reuben. May your future have limitless horizons. We wish you the best.
Photography by: David De Dios Photography