May 23, 2015, as guests were seated for the marriage of Michelle and Shane, there were fans that read “Best Day Ever” awaiting them. Flower balls of roses and hyacinths were tied to the ends of aisle chairs. To begin the ceremony, the ring bearer carried a sign down the aisle that read Here comes the bride – My Mommy. The officiant was the couple’s pastor and as part of the ceremony three different colored sands were combined together in a single jar to represent the merging of three lives: the bride, the groom and the bride’s son. A family blessing was given during the ceremony. The sign And they lived happily ever after was a perfect prediction for their lives together.
For her wedding day, Michelle chose a gown from David’s bridal with an embroidered bodice and ruffled skirt. She also wore a headband and veil. The bridal bouquet wrapped roses, hyacinths and green ivy in lace. Peeking out from under her dress was a pair of silver open-toed shoes. Her bridesmaids were in strapless pale blue Vera Wang floor-length gowns with belts and ruffles down the front. The groom was dressed a grey tuxedo with piping with a white shirt, bowtie and a white rose in his lapel. His groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with light blue vests and light blue ties.
At the reception the groom surprised the bride with blue personalized name lighting by Karma Event Lighting. White bows were tied around seats and white tablecloths and flowers adorned each table. Table numbers were set in stands wrapped in lace.
The couple’s first dance as man and wife was to Who I Am With You by Chris Young followed by the father & daughter dance to I Loved Her First by Heartland and Mom by Garth Brooks for the mother & son dance.
The bride said a prayer before dinner and with her husband, thanked guests for coming. For dessert a three-tiered round white cake with white detailed piping was served. Under the frosting was a white almond infused cake with almond cream cheese filling. The topper was a groom on one knee kissing the bride’s hand.
Favors were crystal mini-carriages. The night ended with a signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell. Congratulations Michelle and Shane. May every day of your lives together be the best day of your lives. We wish you the best.
May 8, 2015 Ariane and Nilay were married at Villa Siena. The bride broke from the traditional strapless gown with a timeless gown from David’s Bridal. The dress was white lace with an empire waist, three-quarter length sleeves and a cathedral length veil. Under the gown, the bride wore crystal open-toed shoes. The bridal bouquet was wrapped in lace and filled with pink and ivory roses. The bridesmaids wore knee-length pearl pink Alfred Sung dresses of different styles.
During the ceremony the officiant told a story about the couple being lost on a road trip. Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You? played during the ceremony. There was also a candle-lighting ceremony as the couple exchanged vows. The groom’s parents wore traditional Indian wedding attire while the groom chose a black tuxedo with black vest, black tie and white shirt. His groomsmen also wore black tuxedos with white shirts and ties.
After the ceremony, the fun began with the couple’s first dance to You and I by John Legend. The groom took a moment to talk about what a real wedding is.
The cake was ruffled pink with a rose design on top. Inside vanilla and chocolate sat side by side. A prayer was said for the couple before toasts began. The maid of honor talked about how she met the bride and how she knew Nilay was the one. Nilay’s older sister gave a very sentimental toast as well.
During the reception guests were asked to fill out “wishes for the new Mr. & Mrs.” on wooden tokens. A Polaroid camera let guests take a few old fashioned pictures. A coffee bar offered late night refreshments for guests.
As the night ended, the couple headed off to their honeymoon in Mexico. Congratulations Ariane and Nilay. May the sun’s light be nothing compared to the light of your love for one another. We wish you the best.
“Villa Siena is a beautiful venue. We would highly recommend Villa Siena to anyone. Everything was perfect from the coordinators to the preferred professionals. Thank you for making our special day unforgettable. Melinda was very helpful, responsive, courteous, and professional. She truly made our special day run very smooth. Her suggestions truly helped us. She exceeded our expectations.” – Adilene & Elgin ~ March 6, 2015
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Debbie and Austin originally met at a bar but on May 17, 2015 the couple became husband and wife.
For her commitment of love, Debbie wore a wedding gown that was fitted to the hips with beaded bodice, a mermaid flair and ruffled skirt. Sewn underneath the skirt were a military patch and a Hell on Wheels patch. A veil sat over the bride’s up-do. Her bouquet brought together white roses with royal blue and purple orchids. Under her dress was a pair of blue suede shoes. Debbie’s bridesmaids wore blue floor-length gowns with halter straps and empire waists.
Austin wore his military uniform for the wedding while his groomsmen were dressed in black tuxedos with blue vests and ties and blue handkerchiefs. The father of the groom made almost as much of a statement as his son with his camo suit that showed off his hometown roots.
After speeches and dancing, came the wedding cake, which combined two tiers of white fondant with a middle tier of royal blue with a floral design. The top tier had the couple’s initials monogrammed in fondant, while blue flowers topped the cake. Inside chocolate cake and vanilla frosting awaited guests.
The newly married couple’s first dance was to the Bless the Open Road by Rascal Flatts followed by I Loved Her First for the father & daughter dance and Because You Loved Me for the mother & son dance.
Guests were given personalized votive candles with intertwined hearts as favors. Congratulations Debbie and Austin. May the miles that life puts between you be eclipsed by the depths of your life.
“Melinda was amazing! We could not have been happier with her or the venue. Hats off to you all! You made my daughter’s fairytale wedding come true. We can’t thank you enough. Could not have had a better coordinator. She was wonderful from beginning to end.” – Ashley & Andrew ~ May 29, 2015
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