Alison & Erik ~ January 18, 2014

April 23rd, 2014

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January was a beautiful month for a wedding celebration in Arizona. Alison and Erik met on eharmony and were married January 18, 2014.

The couple chose a morning ceremony and reception. Guests gathered to see the bride in her ethereal dress. Rouching across the top was belted at an empire waist before flowing into a soft gauzy skirt.  Meanwhile a pearl headband with veil allowed glimpses of the bride’s hairstyle of a half up-do. The bridal bouquet was an assortment of white roses mixed with light and dark purple roses. Alison’s bridesmaids wore eggplant purple strapless gowns of chiffon with bouquets of white and purple flowers.

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Erik complimented the bride’s look by wearing a grey tuxedo with piping, a white shirt and tie and a rose in his lapel. His groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with purple ties and white shirts.

To announce the commencement of the wedding ceremony, the flower girl walked down the aisle carrying a sign that read Here comes the bride.

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The couple chose a clean, quiet style. There was no runner down the aisle, but candles glowed at the end of each aisle and were surrounded by white rose petals.

For the reception, Villa Siena house music played. The couple had a crystal encrusted Mr. & Mrs. on their table with bouquets of roses in a stunning arrangement.

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Brunch included cream cheese blintzes, sausages, eggs and potatoes. Every wedding must have a sweet sensation for the guests, which came in the form of a three-tiered wedding cake with silver ribbon wrapping each layer and fresh purple and white flowers to accent the cake.

The couple enjoyed champagne toasts by the maid of honor and the best man.

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As the newlyweds embarked on their new life, guests blew iridescent bubbles. Congratulations Alison and Erik. May your life together be filled with abundance and joy. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Kreatid Photography

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Amelia & Mike ~ October 12, 2013

April 21st, 2014

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Amelia and Michael met in science class in high school where the chemistry between the two was evident. They were wed October 12, 2013 at Villa Siena where their good friend served as officiant and added personal details about how the couple met to the ceremony.

For the ceremony the altar was filled with candles and flowers. A fire burned in the fireplace. Along the pink aisle, white rose petals were sprinkled. The fountain was brimming with fuchsia and white rose petals.

All eyes were on Amelia as she took her first steps down the aisle wearing a lace dress with a beaded belt. The dress showcased an empire waist and mermaid flair. A veil and pearl necklace offered a soft finish to the look. Amelia wore her hair down in curls. The bride carried a bouquet of fuchsia and white flowers. Michael wore a grey tuxedo with pink tie and handkerchief.

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At the reception, fuchsia napkins and favor boxes added a bright pop of color to the celebration and lent a cheerful atmosphere to the night. The centerpieces were artful floral arrangements set in tall standing vases with snapdragons, roses and more.

Both the maid of honor and best man gave toasts, followed by a beautiful first dance to Lucky by Jason Mraz.

After dancing came cake with a four tiered wedding cake with white frosting and designs surrounding each layer.

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The night ended with a traditional Villa Siena sparkler farewell.

Congratulations Amelia and Michael. May the chemistry between you remain a bright spark throughout you lives together. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Birdsong Wedding Photography

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Casey & Dustin ~ January 12, 2014

April 18th, 2014

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Casey and Dustin arrived at Villa Siena January 12, 2014 to celebrate a traditional wedding ceremony.

Casey was filled with bliss as she dressed in a lace wedding gown that tied up the back. Beaded detailing accented the gown, while a double-strand of pearls added a simple, elegant touch to the look. Under the dress, the bride chose a pair of white heels. Casey’s hair was worn down in curls. The bridal bouquet brought together a variety of white flowers with just a splash of pink roses. The bridesmaids wore blue silk strapless full-length gowns.

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Dustin went with a classic look with a black tuxedo, white shirt, tie and vest. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with black ties and white shirts.

For the ceremony the altar was decorated with white birdcages. A white runner led bride to groom. The entire feel of the day was simple and clean. As the ceremony concluded, guests blew bubbles for the couple.

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Throughout the day lots of kisses and smiles were exchanged.

For the first dance, they wedded couple chose I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. After that the maid of honor and best man gave speeches, recognizing the bonds of friends and family.

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For dessert a four-tiered white cake was served. The cake was decorated with white curlicues while blue sugar flowers flowed down the side of the cake. Each tier was wrapped with a white ribbon. The wedding topper was a couple kissing.

Favors were coffee and coffee mugs with ‘Perfect Blend’ on the front. Inside each mug was a poem the groom wrote.

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Congratulations Casey and Dustin. May each and every day be filled with the simple treasures of life. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Memories by Karen

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Jessica & Josh ~ January 3, 2014

April 17th, 2014

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Fun and love filled the air when Jessica and Josh were married at Villa Siena January 3, 2014. They started the New Year with a celebration of friends and family and a commitment to love one another for the rest of their lives. By the couple’s second date, Jessica knew they were ‘soul mates.’

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For the ceremony the couple wrote their own personal and heartfelt vows. Jessica wore a strapless gown with rouching and beaded detailing across the bust and a hoop skirt. The bride’s veil was attached with a headband encrusted with pearls. Both the bride and bridesmaids carried bouquets of red roses accented with an assortment of white flowers. The bridesmaids wore black knee-length dresses in different styles, each with a red sash. The Maid of Honor had a red silk dress with black lace.

Josh wore a black tuxedo with black shirt, red tie and a fedora while his groomsmen wore black tuxedos with white shirts and red ties.

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The couple chose a masquerade theme for the wedding. Guests were invited to wear Venetian masks for the reception. The reception table was decorated with masks, a guest book and red roses.

During dinner guests were invited to ring miniature bells that came with a card saying ‘today as we are gathered together – wish us a love to last forever. If you would like us to share a wedded kiss, ring the bell for lifelong bliss.’

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During cocktail hour, a pork carving station was offered. The wedding cake was a topsy-turvy cake of four layers decorated with a road running through the layers and road sign landmarks made of fondant to signify places they have been and plan to go. An Italian dessert table, that included flower lollipops in red, green and white among other desserts, allowed guests to further indulge their sweet tooth.

As the couple took to the dance floor, Jessica and Josh danced a beautifully choreographed first dance.

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Congratulations Jessica and Josh. May the certainty of your love for one another guide you through the years ahead. We wish you the best.

Photography by: David De Dios Photography

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March Facebook Contest Winner!

April 16th, 2014

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Congratulations to Villa Siena bride and groom, Shannon & Joe Bauer! They, along with their little one, get to enjoy a dozen delicious Piece of Cake cupcakes after winning our Facebook contest in March! Only a few more days to enter our April contest!

Jenny & Barry ~ January 5, 2014

April 16th, 2014

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Jenny and Barry married in a traditional Christian ceremony January 5, 2014. For the ceremony Jenny wore a stunning gown with ruffle accents and sheer sleevelets with beaded and lace detailing throughout. The bride chose a veil with scalloped edges under which her hair was worn in a half up-do. For jewelry Jenny chose a simple silver chain with a turquoise pendant. Her bridesmaids wore blue satin floor-length dresses with empire waists. The bridesmaids carried white rose bouquets while the bride chose a contrast of blue and white roses for her bouquet.

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For the ceremony, Barry wore a black tuxedo with white vest, white tie and shirt and a white rose in his lapel. The groomsmen complimented the bridesmaids with black tuxedos and blue ties.

The couple chose an indoor wedding ceremony with candles and white rose petals lining the aisles. A fire crackled in the fireplace. As part of the ceremony, the couple lit a unity candle.

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At the reception the newlyweds shared their own table that was decorated with a blue tablecloth and flowers. Centerpieces on the tables were harlequin candles.

A simple but elegant wedding cake sat three tiers high with curlicue designs on each layer and a monogrammed ‘L’ on top.

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Dinner was served buffet style. The DJ played a trivia game with guests to determine which table went first, second, third and so on to get their dinner.

After dinner the couple took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife to Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You followed by a family dance to You Raise Me Up.

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Congratulations Jenny and Barry. May your faith and love carry you through the beauty of life. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Images Photography

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