“You guys have figured weddings out. It was absolutely amazing. Melinda was the sweetest women and made it the best time of our life.” – Valeria & Fredrick ~ May 17, 2014
Villa Siena welcomed Valeria and Fredrick for their wedding day May 17, 2014.
The couple chose a palate of navy and champagne for their Great Gatsby themed wedding. Valeria’s gown incorporated gold and beaded embroidery on her dress. The back of the gown was sheer as were the straps of the dress, which plunged into a V in front. The bride’s ‘something blue’ was her pair of blue satin shoes with bows. Instead of traditional veil, the bride wore a gold wedding circlet across her forehead. Valeria’s bouquet brought together feathers and gold, pink and white roses. Her bridesmaids wore navy strapless gowns that finished above the knee. The groom and his groomsmen brought a summer feel to the ceremony. Fredrick wore a tan colored tuxedo with tan vest, white shirt and tie. The groomsmen also wore tan colored tuxedos but with navy blue ties.
A red runner led the bride to her groom while pomanders were hung on the end of each row of chairs. Pearls were draped across the altar. During the ceremony, the bride, groom and her two children all poured sand together in a sand ceremony to bring not just the couple, but also their two families, together. Valeria and Fredrick also shared personal vows.
The couple’s first song was to You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne, followed by the father/daughter dance to Over the Rainbow then the mother/son dance to Lee Ann Womack’s I Hope You Dance. During the reception the couple’s name shone on the wall as did two birds perched in a birdcage.
The bride’s best friend since seventh grade and maid of honor gave a sweet speech along with the brother of the groom.
A sweets table offered a delectable dessert along with the five-tiered wedding cake that alternated cream and white colored layers with a blue design on alternating layers and pearls across the top.
Congratulations Valeria & Fredrick. May the sincerity with which you wrote your vows stay with you both throughout the years to come. We wish you the best.
Photography by: One Fine Day Photography
April 12, 2014 marked the marriage of Michelle and Mark at Villa Siena. The happy couple initially met at a bar on Mill Avenue. For their wedding day, the couple welcomed guests with a picture of them and framed sayings about love. To set the tone for the day, the couple chose a classic soft color theme with blush and ivory.
Michelle wore a gown fitted to the hips with rouching across the waist and beaded detailing on the bodice. A stunning pearl and diamond necklace gave a dramatic feel to the ensemble. The bridal bouquet was blush with white roses and a single pearl and diamond brooch. A few hot pink roses were interspersed throughout the bouquet. Silver shoes with diamonds on top finished the look.
For his part, Mark was the handsome groom who chose a light grey tuxedo with grey vest and pink tie for his wedding day. The bridal party counted nine on the groom’s side and eight on the bride’s side. The bridesmaids wore blush colored bustiers with white lace skirts.
To announce the start of the wedding, a ring bearer carried a sign saying Here Comes the Bride while at his side the flower girl in a full tutu tossed rose petals along the white runner.
During the reception the bride’s sister sang A Thousand Years by Christina Perry. Toasts were plenty and included the best man thanking those who had traveled in from out of town, stories about being travel buddies, roommates, co-workers and so much more.
The reception hall was lit up with the couple’s name and date of marriage on the wall. For the couple’s first dance as man and wife they took to the dance floor to Everything by Michael Buble. Following that Michelle and her father danced to Walk With You. The couple dances ended with Mark and his mother dancing to Because You Love Me.
Favors were custom made M&Ms, unique coasters, bubbles and wood fans. The wedding cake rose four tiers high with piped pearls draped over the top layer and piped flowers. Two layers were decorated with ruffled frosting while the third layer also had pearls draped about it.
Congratulations Michelle and Mark. May your days together be filled with the sweet sounds of laughter and love. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Lasting Images Photography
April 17, 2014 glowed as warmly as Sarah and Kyle who arrived at Villa Siena to marry one another. The couple first met when Sarah applied at Papa John’s and Kyle hired her.
For her wedding day, Sarah wore a strapless wedding gown with beaded detailing and pearls along the bust line. The gown laced up the back and had a lace skirt. Sarah’s veil had floral lace edging. The bridal bouquet was filled with white roses and green berries. The bridesmaids surrounded Sarah with warmth and love and brought a splash of color with coral strapless floral gowns. The bridesmaids bouquets incorporated coral gerbera daisies with white roses. For the ceremony Kyle wore a black tuxedo with black tie, black vest and white shirt. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with coral ties.
As part of the ceremony, the bride and groom surprised their mothers with roses. The couple also had a wine ceremony, where a bottle of wine, letters from the couple to each other and from the parents of the couple were sealed in order to open them on their first wedding anniversary. During the recessional, friends and family members tossed flower petals into the air. Afterwards, the bride teased the groomsmen with a fake flower toss just for them.
At the reception, the best man and maid of honor gave toasts. The first dance for the married pair was She’s Got A Way by Billy Joel followed by the father/daughter dance to I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack and the mother/son song to A Song For My Son by Mikki Viereck.
Favors were apropos; For Richer or Poorer lottery cards. A candy table was filled with pink candy for guests. The three-tiered wedding cake was elegant and understated with floral decoration topped with a K and S in silver with crystals.
Congratulations Sarah and Kyle. May you both dance within the arms of each other’s love for all the days to come. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Lit by Kristen