“Absolutely incredible, every detail was perfect, a beautiful day!” Her words to describe her coordinator, Melinda are “Wonderful, helpful, competent, attention to every detail!” – Katie & Roger ~ July 19, 2014
For Ashlee and Jacob’s ceremony, the couple exchanged their own vows, which moved their guests. The officiant, who has known the couple for years, talked of how they had grown so much together and were a perfect match. The couple chose a Great Gatsby theme to inspire their wedding!
For her wedding, the bride chose a Mori Lee gown by Madeline Gardner. The dress was fitted lace with a beaded belt, a train and delicate lace straps. A cathedral length veil tied in with the dress with scalloped lace edging. To complete the ensemble, Ashlee chose a simple diamond necklace. Her bridesmaids were in all colors and styles of dresses with a flapper theme complete with headpieces with feathers. Jacob wore a traditional black tuxedo with bowtie while his groomsmen had different colored bowties to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. They’d truly stepped out of the 1920s!
At the reception, the father of the bride talked about the love he could see between the couple and how happy he was to welcome Jacob to his family.
Tables were decorated with white candles, pearls, black wine bottles with table numbers on them and white feathers. Deep red rose petals sprinkled the tables.
For the first dance, Ashlee and Jacob chose Ava’s cover of Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors. The couple held each other close for a traditional first dance.
The cake was three tiers wrapped in purple and crystal ribbons with a diamond pendant amidst a purple bow in the middle layer. Each layer was decorated with purple curlicues.
Congratulations Ashlee and Jacob. May the vows you shared with one another July 18, 2014, be the basis of each new day filled with love for one another. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Gretchen Wakeman Photography
Jin Ju was a picturesque bride as her mother helped her into her wedding dress July 13, 2014. She chose a timeless gown that incorporated a fitted lace bodice with silver beaded belt and a full skirt of tulle, lending the bride an ethereal look. The dress closed in back with a keyhole opening of lace. For the ceremony, the bride wore a tiara and veil with pearl drop earrings. The groom, Tom, chose a black tuxedo with traditional black bow-tie, making the couple seem as if they were stepping off the pages of a magazine.
The bridal bouquet brought together whites, pinks and magenta in an assortment of flowers. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of magenta with grey knee-length dresses. The groomsmen were in black tuxedos with grey ties with a single magenta rose in the lapel.
The couple enjoyed an indoor ceremony where the officiant offered words of advice for the couple “with love we truly begin to live. Love is always looking for the beautiful in the other and not only looking for the right partner, but being the right partner.” The couple lit a unity candle to bring their two lives together as one. Jin Ju’s brother later reiterated the sentiment when he said “you two are perfect for each other. Here’s to starting new traditions with two families as one.” The blessings offered to the couple included the maid of honor’s wish that they always find the good in every situation – tonight and forever.
The first dance was a female cover of All of Me, followed by the father/daughter dance to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw and the mother/son dance to In My Life by the Beatles.
Guests were treated to fun with a scavenger hunt and the bridesmaids were given light-up rings for the reception.
A signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell sent the couple on their way.
Congratulations Jin Ju and Tom. May your lives together grow as a tree from a seed, stronger each year. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Harley Bonham Photographic Artist
Louise & Dean met at college through events with her sorority and his fraternity. They were married June 28, 2014.
Louise wore a strapless wedding gown with lace overlay and a full skirt. Her Steve Madden shoes were champagne lace. The bride’s hair was worn in an up-do while a pearl necklace enhanced the look. For a sprinkle of color, the bride carried a bouquet of pink and white flowers with pearl and diamond centers. Her bridesmaids wore pale pink strapless dresses that finished at the knee and carried bouquets of white roses. Dean went with a simple black tuxedo with white tie and white shirt. The groomsmen were dressed to match the groom. The couple celebrated their wedding with a large wedding party of eight groomsmen and eight bridesmaids.
The reception table was covered with messages of love, framed pictures of the couple and white candles. During the ceremony the couple lit a unity candle while friends of the bride and groom sang.
The first dance was to Spend My Life followed by the mother song dance to Song for Mama, which was sung by the same two guests who sang during the wedding ceremony.
The reception room was lit with the couple’s name and pink up-lighting. The bride and groom had a private table for the reception that was initially occupied with bride and groom teddy bears.
For fun, a photo booth was available for guests as well as a caricaturist. The bride and groom offered guests their signature drinks – rum punch for the bride and rum & coke for the groom.
The wedding cake was three-tiers. The top of each tier was decorated with small icing pearls. There was also a round ‘minion’ groom’s cake.
In lieu of favors, the bride and groom generously made a donation to the American Cancer Society.
Congratulations Louise and Dean. May the excitement of the first moments of your relationship continue to spark throughout your lives together. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Cyndi Hardy Photography
Eve and Ryan were married June 27, 2014. For the ceremony, Eve wore a Mori Lee gown by Madelyn Gardner. The strapless gown had rouching across the top with a belted waist that folded down into the skirt. A tulle veil with diamond tiara was worn with the bride’s hair cascading down. Bright pink roses popped in the bouquet with white star flowers. The bridesmaids brought a spring feel to the ceremony in pink satin gowns that fell to just below the knee with a single strap. The flower girl was too cute with white dress pintucked with pink dots wrapped with a pink sash.
Eve’s groom, Ryan, wore a grey tuxedo with white shirt, tie and pink rose in his lapel. His groomsmen also wore grey tuxedos but with black ties.
To start the ceremony, the flower girl sprinkled petals down the middle of the aisle while the ring bearer carried a sign saying Here comes the bride. On the altar a bouquet of hot pink roses rested while the aisle was lined with pink rose petals. The seats were tied with white bows. At the reception, pink uplighting personalized the dining room while hot pink gerbera daisies and roses contrasted nicely with greenery in the bouquets.
The bride’s sister gave a speech about how she and her sister enjoyed the same activities growing up, such as dance, which the bride hated, but she wanted to follow in her big sister’s footsteps. The bride’s sister was the one to recognize that Eve was going to marry Ryan after their first date.
The couple’s first dance was to Marry Me by Skyeler Cole followed by the father/daughter dance to I Loved Her First.
As the couple made their grand entrance, the DJ read fun trivia about each person in the wedding party. The first dances were followed by dinner and cake. The wedding cake was four tiers alternating square and round tiers. Each layer was wrapped in pink ribbon and diamonds with a bow on the third tier. The bride used her grandmother’s cake topper on the third layer with the letter ‘C’ resting on top.
Congratulations Eve and Ryan. May the spirit that brought the smile to your faces on your wedding day infuse each and every day of your lives together. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Lasting Images Photography