Mother of the Bride’s Review of Villa Siena

July 22nd, 2014

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This mother of the bride couldn’t have been happier with her daughter’s coordinator for her brunch wedding this Spring! “Camille was amazing – she was professional and took great care to make Lauren’s dream come true. She is such a hard worker – I received emails from her at ridiculously late hours of the day. I truly appreciated all the extra attention she paid to our daughter and her requests. She is excellent!” – Lauren & Andy ~ April 12, 2014

Amanda & Steve ~ April 5, 2014

July 21st, 2014

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April flowers welcomed Amanda and Steve to Villa Siena as they joined together April 5, 2014 as husband and wife. Amanda looked picture perfect in a fitted strapless gown that offered a mermaid flair at the bottom. Lace detailing and a beaded belt added texture to her ensemble. For a veil, Amanda chose a traditional style veil with lace edging that flowed into a train. The bride’s hair was worn in an elegant up-do. Since every bride should sparkle, Amanda was adorned with a stunning diamond necklace and bracelet. For a bouquet, white and pale pink roses came together. The bridesmaid’s dresses picked up the pale pink of the bouquet with flowing above-the-knee dresses.

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Steve was the debonair groom in a black tuxedo with white shirt and black tie. His groomsmen were also in black tuxedos with ties. Amanda teared up slightly as the couple exchanged vows and tied a sailor knot together. In a sailor’s knot, the two cords tied symbolize the past of the individuals coming together. As they tie the knot, they are in the present, the moment where two lives join into one. The completed knot symbolizes the strength of the couple’s relationship, as the sailor’s knot, although one of the easiest to tie, remains one of the strongest.

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During the reception, both sisters of the bride wrote her a poem, as it is a family tradition to write poems for special occasions. The best man and father of the bride also gave toasts.

The celebration continued when the bride and groom took to the dance floor for their first dance Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.

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The wedding cake was designed with a classic, simple look. The three-tiered cake was finished with polka dots, decorative frosting and a cream satin ribbon around each tier.

Bottles of wine were given as favors.

Congratulations Amanda and Steve. May you celebrate each other’s individuality and the strength you bring to one another throughout your days to come. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Images Photography

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Melissa & Alvin ~ March 28, 2014

July 18th, 2014

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March 28, 2014 marked the wedding day of Melissa and Alvin. The two met at Alvin’s doctor’s office where Melissa was a medical sales representative.

Their wedding day was filled with blue skies and sunshine. For the ceremony, Alvin wore a grey tuxedo with satin piping, a gray vest and a white shirt. His groomsmen also had grey tuxedos but had blue vests and ties.

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A red runner lined with white rose petals led Melissa to her groom. The bride was preceded by her bridesmaids, who wore blue floor-length gowns with a single shoulder strap decorated with flowers. Then Melissa walked down the aisle with her daughter. Alvin surprised the bride’s daughter by presenting her with a necklace during the ceremony. Melissa wore a strapless wedding gown that was fitted through the bodice before flowing into an A-line skirt. The gown was overlaid with lace and resembled a princess’ dress. Buttons flowed down the back. A diamond necklace added some sparkle and silver strappy shoes added some sass. She wore her hair in a half up-do with a veil attached underneath. A large veil of blush and champagne colored roses complimented the look. During the ceremony the couple sealed up a bottle of wine that they would open in a few years.

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After the ceremony the maid of honor gave a touching toast. A photo booth offered a way for guests to preserve their memories of the day.

The couple treated their guests to a choreographed first dance to John Legend’s All of Me.

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A three-layered square almond cake with cream cheese filling was a delicious way to end the night along with a sweet petit dessert table.

Congratulations Melissa and Alvin. May the love that shone between you two on your wedding day fill each and every day of your future together. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Images Photography

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Shannon & Frank ~ April 6, 2014

July 17th, 2014

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Shannon working for Frank’s Aunt may have been the most serendipitous job she ever accepted. That job led to her meeting her future husband, Frank. The couple joined together April 6, 2014 at Villa Siena to exchange wedding vows and sweet kisses.

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For the ceremony, Shannon wore her mother’s dress, an elegant style that combined lace to an empire waist with a cream silk A-line skirt finished with lace accents. Buttons graced the back of the dress and finished in a train. Shannon wore a veil while her hair was in an up-do. Her shoes were satin with a diamond buckle. A lace garter with crystals and a pearl would be revealed much later in the evening. The bridal bouquet combined calla lilies and roses. The bridesmaids were decked out in sequined above-the-knee fitted dresses with black belts. Each of the two flower girls wore white dresses with tulle skirts.

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Frank looked dashing for his big day in his military uniform. Two of his three best men also wore military uniforms with bowties.

Accents included candles embellished with gold glitter, a red runner for the aisle, red and white flowers on the altar and candles wrapped in gold. Two enormous arrangements of red and white flowers bookended the altar.

As they exchanged their vows, Shannon and Frank performed a sand ceremony where they poured red and white sand into a shadow box.

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Both the maid of honor and the best man gave toasts, before Shannon and Frank shared their first dance to All of You by John legend. The father/daughter dance was My Girl by the Temptations followed by Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong for the mother/son dance.

Guests were invited to take home bags of candy from the candy bar for favors if the wedding cake hadn’t already fulfilled their sweet tooth. The cake was three tiers with a floral design on two layers alternating with a plain middle layer, which was wrapped in a gold fondant bow. On top of the cake elaborate fondant flowers were sculpted.

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To end the night, a signature sparkler farewell sent the couple off into their new life together.

Congratulations Shannon and Frank. May fortune always shine upon you. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Betsy Batish Photography

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July Facebook Contest Winner!

July 16th, 2014

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Congratulations to Cassie Tautimez, our July Facebook Contest winner! She got to take home a box of 36″ sparklers, which many couples often use for their sparkler send off at the end of their reception! Be on the look out for our contest next month!

Nicole & Andrew’s Review of Villa Siena

July 15th, 2014

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Before Nicole & Andrew’s big day, the mother of the bride shared her appreciation for all of her coordinator’s hard work leading up to their wedding! – February 22, 2014