Blanca and CJ were married at Villa Siena August 29, 2014. White and shell pink accents added a warm, delicate feel to the celebration. As Blanca walked towards her groom to say ‘I Do,’ she wore a fitted strapless gown with mermaid flair. The Maggie Sottero gown was accented with a beaded design just above the waist. A veil, with a touch of sparkle, flowed around the bride’s long, dark hair, which was worn in a partial up-do. Blanca carried a white and pale pink rose bouquet. CJ, all smiles on his wedding day, wore a black tuxedo with black bowtie. His groomsmen also wore black tuxedos but with shell pink bowties as a compliment to the bridesmaids who wore soft, pink lace strapless dresses with a sash. Taking a modern turn, one of the friends to stand with the bride was a man who wore a tuxedo.
The couple arrived at the Villa after they exchanged their vows at a church ceremony. A live band, Sol Down, played during the reception as red and purple uplighting created a jazzy atmosphere in the room.
Blanca and CJ sat at a couple’s table for the dinner with the letters AMOR setting atop the center of their head table. On the guest’s tables candles floated in glass vases with pink roses within.
Before the meal was served a speech and prayer was recited in both English and Spanish. The best man and maid of honor gave speeches honoring the newlyweds. The couple’s first dance was celebrated with This Magic Moment by The Drifters.
Those who enjoy sweet treats were not disappointed. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the bride and groom served three delicious flavors of Bundt cakes. Red velvet cake was covered with layered white frosting with white roses in the middle. A cookie buffet was set up for guests to take home their choice of Oreo cookies, chocolate chip cookies and more.
Congratulations Blanca and CJ. May your lives together burn as brightly as the sun and stars. We wish you the best.
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September 19, 2014 Ali and TJ were married at Villa Siena. The couple met through a church function. For the ceremony Ali was stunning in a Wtoo Emerson strapless gown with fluted skirt and covered buttons down the back. Ali customized the look with lace straps and a thin crystal belt with blue satin shoes underneath. The look was finished with a diamond tiara and veil. The bridal bouquet combined orchids, roses and succulents. Ali’s bridesmaids wore different styles of purple dresses. TJ was vintage-stylish in a blue suit with skinny pants, vest and striped bowtie. His groomsmen wore grey suits with blue vests and different styles of bowties.
The altar was hung with ivy. During the ceremony the couple talked of how they completed each other. The ceremony included the washing of each other’s feet.
During the reception, the father of the bride gave a welcome speech before the best man and maid and matron of honor toasted the newlyweds. Ali and TJ took the dance floor as All of Me played for their first dance as husband and wife.
For those with a love of sweets, there was a pie table with six different types of pies, half of which were gluten free. The rhubarb, peach and chocolate pies were delectable. Guests were also offered gluten-free chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. Two coffee cups (symbolic of their new last name “Coffey”) with succulents spilling out of them topped a single-tiered cake with a rose design. A popcorn table offered regular, caramel and kettle popcorn.
For the cocktail hour Jenga was set out for entertainment, as was a green vintage couch for the guests to be photographed on. Pink up-lighting brought the couple’s flair to the reception room, as did centerpieces of white hydrangeas.
A signature Villa Siena Sparkler farewell sent the couple off to their new life together. Congratulations Ali and TJ. May your life be filled with a timeless love. We wish you the best.
Stephanie and Jay met at pharmacy school at Midwestern University. The connection turned serious and September 20, 2014 the couple married at Villa Siena. For the celebration Stephanie wore a fitted gown with wide straps. A beaded belt added definition to the dress while the open back was fun and flirty. In keeping with the latest trends, the dress was lace with a slight flair in front and a train in the back. The bride’s hair was worn in an up-do with pearl earrings to enhance the look. For the something blue in her outfit, Stephanie wore blue satin Badgley Mishka shoes with crystal detailing. Her bouquet kept with the feel of soft and sweet and was filled with light pink and cream roses, as were the bridesmaid’s bouquets.
The bridesmaids wore strapless pink dresses that finished above the knee with silver strappy shoes. Jay wore a black tuxedo with black tie and white shirt, while the groomsmen were in black tuxedos with white ties.
The indoor ceremony began as Stephanie was walked down the aisle by her mother and father. The couple lit a unity candle, which was wrapped in lace. After the ceremony, Young Country played live country music for the guests throughout the reception. The bride and groom danced to Cross My Heart by George Strait for their first dance, followed by the father & daughter dance. Pink up-lighting brought character to the room as Stephanie and Jay sipped champagne out of engraved champagne flutes.
The wedding cake consisted of three tiers. The bottom tier was decorated with rose-like ruffled frosting, while miniature pearl fondant beads detailed the top two tiers. Fresh roses sat atop the cake.
Guests received key shaped bottle openers as favors. A coffee station was the perfect way to end the night.
Congratulations Stephanie and Jay. May you continue to grow closer and closer together with each passing day. We wish you the best.