Lauren & James ~ May 22, 2014

August 29th, 2014

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May 22, 2014 saw Lauren and James married at Villa Siena. The couple first met at the church where they both work. Their religion played an important role in the ceremony. As the couple performed their sand ceremony, which is symbolic of blending two lives together, the minister added his own white sand to represent God in their marriage.

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Lauren’s wedding dress was a fitted, strapless lace gown with chiffon detailing accenting an empire waist. Underneath her dress were gold heels with a diamond ‘I Do’ on them. The bride’s pink and white bouquet was wrapped with white satin ribbon pinned with several charms significant to the couple. The bouquet itself combined pink and white flowers. With a splash of color, her bridesmaids were dressed in teal strapless knee-length dresses with white shoes. James wore a dark grey suit with a white shirt and teal colored tie. His groomsmen were dressed to match.

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A poster of the couple sat on an easel to welcome guests. To signify the start of the wedding the ring bearer carried a sign down the aisle reading Here Comes the Bride, while the flower girl tossed petals down the runner. Potted ferns sat atop the altar with candles burning. At the end of each row of chairs, jars of baby’s breath were placed.

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At the reception, the father of the groom offered up a loving speech about how blessed he was to have Lauren as part of the family. The couple’s first dance was to When You Say You Love by Josh Groban.

For dinner, they had a ‘make-your-own pasta station for dinner, followed by a two-tiered wedding cake with a simple, elegant, gold and pearl design along with cupcakes. The cupcake flavors were coffee cake with white chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, orange citrus cake with citrus frosting and lemon cake with lemon frosting.

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Favors were given in gift bags with a picture of the couple as children. The night ended with a signature sparkler farewell before the couple hopped into James’ red convertible that had been decorated with bows.

Congratulations Lauren & James. May your love and faith fill your lives with everything you need. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Kimberly Jarman Photography

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Arizona Bride Magazine’s Real Wedding: Cristal & Affindi!

August 29th, 2014

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Cristal & Affindi’s summer wedding has been featured as one of Arizona Bride Magazine’s Real Weddings on their blog! http://arizonabridemag.com/real-weddings/timeless-elegant-italy-inspired-wedding-cristal-affindi

Villa Siena in the news again!

August 28th, 2014

AZ Interest Boards Summer 2014

Some gorgeous photos from recent Villa Siena weddings have been featured in the Inspiration Boards sections of WedAZ magazine! Did you recognize our venue while flipping through the pages??

 

Arielle & Kyle ~ April 13, 2014

August 27th, 2014

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Arielle and Kyle arrived at Villa Siena April 13, 2014 to exchange wedding vows. The bride sparkled throughout the day, both through her choice of wedding gown and accessories and through her personality. The bride wore her hair in an updo finished with diamond headband and a veil with glittering accents. Underneath her dress were open-toed crystal heels. Around her neck a diamond necklace twinkled. A high belt with flowers accented the bride’s gown. She carried hot pink roses with white flowers with crystals. The bouquet was wrapped with a crystal ribbon.

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The groom wore a black tuxedo with white vest, black shirt and white tie. His groomsmen wore all black with pink ties. The bridesmaids wore classic black floor-length strapless gowns.

For the ceremony the altar was embellished with huge arrangements of flowers and draped with strands of pearls. A white runner lined with pink rose petals set the stage for the bride to make the walk to her future husband. To start the ceremony, two young “security guards,” walked down the aisle. Family surrounded the bride for the processional. During the ceremony the officiant sang a song and the couple performed a sand ceremony with black and white sand.

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Despite Arielle’s father having passed, his presence was felt throughout the day. A video montage of father and daughter played during the reception and attached to the bridal bouquet was a framed picture of her father.

Pink up-lighting with the couple’s name in lights gave the reception room personality. The couple’s first song together as husband and wife was Cross My Heart by George Straight. For the father/daughter dance, Arielle danced with her godfather. Afterwards her family joined her on the dance floor while the song Drink a Beer played. Each family member was offered a beer during the song.

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A photobooth provided further entertainment for the guests.

Favors were coasters and wine glasses with the couple’s name and date of wedding etched on them and were filled with chocolate hugs and kisses. A candy table of all white candies offered a sweet treat for guests. The wedding cake was three tiers with edible flowers of different designs on it. On top sat the letter ‘B.’

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Before they left each guest was given a ‘key to marriage,’ an antique key with a card on which the guest could offer words of advice for a happy marriage.

A traditional sparkler farewell sent the couple off to their new life together as a Rolls Royce carried the newlyweds off.

Congratulations Arielle and Kyle. May peace fill your lives and may the strength and beauty of love be with you always. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Images Photography

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Valeria & Fredrick’s Review of Villa Siena

August 26th, 2014

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“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

 

Valeria & Fredrick ~ May 17, 2014

August 25th, 2014

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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