Happy Birthday to Villa Siena!! Ten years ago, we opened our doors and hosted our very first wedding. We have hosted over 2,000 weddings and events in the past ten years and can’t wait for thousands more to come!
Liz and Andrew met in Afghanistan where the two worked in military intelligence. As a nod to their military service, the groom’s cake was decorated in halves with a military uniform and black tuxedo.
For the ceremony Andrew wore a grey tuxedo with a yellow calla lily in his lapel and a patterned bow tie. However, for part of the photography shoot Andrew changed into his military uniform. Liz looked like she stepped out of the pages of a vintage Hollywood glamour magazine. Her gown dove into a V in back with beaded detailing around the waist. The silk skirt was finished with rouching as was the bodice of the dress. A headband sparkled in her hair while a veil flowed down her back. She carried a bouquet of blue orchids, orange gerbera daisies and yellow daisies. The day felt warmer for the smiles that passed back and forth between the newlyweds.
For the wedding, the couple went through the ritual of a traditional ceremony and vows. A wine ceremony was included, where both Liz and Andrew enclosed a letter with a bottle of wine to be opened on their first wedding anniversary.
Tables at the reception were decorated with books and candles. There were also carved wedding ducks, which are a Korean tradition symbolic of good luck, because mandarin ducks mate for life. After dinner the dance floor was lit up with specialty lighting as the bride cut a rug after changing into a white fitted above-the-knee dress. During speeches, the bride offered up a thank-you to her friends and family who attended the wedding.
For their first dance, the couple chose Jack Johnson’s Better Together, to which they danced a very funny, cute slow dance. This was followed by the father & daughter dance to What a Wonderful World.
Alongside the groom’s cake a traditional cake was also served. Two miniature white Adirondack chairs served as cake toppers. The top layer of the cake had a fondant C in front with a harlequin design on the second tier and a ruffled design on the third tier. Red flowers and black ribbon added accent points to the cake.
To commemorate the occasion a photograph was taken with all friends and family included. Congratulations Liz and Andrew. May your days unfold with the secrets of love. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Jesse Phoenix Photography
September 5, 2014, Kristin and Justin were married at Villa Siena. The Disney themed wedding celebrated the joy of family and fairytales. Kristin, the flower of Justin’s life, wore her hair in a partial up-do with a veil. The bride chose a strapless gown for the occasion with lace overlay. A diamond headband, along with a veil completed the princess look. The bridal bouquet brought together stargazer lilies and white roses. Kristin’s bridesmaids wore black dresses with a single strap and a pink flower in their hair. The flower girls wore hot pink dresses. Justin chose a black tuxedo with black shirt, hot pink vest and patterned pink tie for his wedding day. His groomsmen were dressed to match the groom.
The couple had framed pictures at the welcome table with a guest book featuring images of the couple. The indoor ceremony was personalized with pink flower petals and candles lining the aisles. A floral arrangement embellished the altar.
For the father & daughter dance, the bride recorded the song they danced to. A custom board allowed for hanging place cards, which were decorated with hearts. Thank you notes to family and friends were set atop the dining tables, reminding everyone gathered that they were the couple’s favorite people in the world. The tables themselves were set with black tablecloths and pink napkins with delicate floral arrangements.
Bottles of water had the couple’s name and date of marriage on them as refreshment for guests after dancing. The three tiered wedding cake was adorned with stargazer lilies and fresh roses alternating a harlequin design and decorative piping.
Favors were small boxes of chocolate. A signature sparkler farewell sent the couple off to their life together, where they would celebrate with a honeymoon at Disney World.
Congratulations Kristin and Justin. May your days together be as magical as a fairytale. We wish you the best.
Photography by: Babies to Brides Photography
Jaclyn and Jordan originally met at a mutual friend’s birthday party but the couple didn’t start dating until a few years later. The wedding programs offered the ‘Starting Lineup’ for guests, which introduced the bridal party. During their wedding ceremony October 18, 2014, the couple sealed letters to one another in a wood wine box to be opened in a year. Instead of traditional vows, the couple wrote their own. The resulting vows were heartfelt, letting the guests feel the love the couple has for one another. The vows were so touching the bride couldn’t help but tearing up through hers. Aside from the serious moments, there was also much laughter.
Jacyln was a beautiful bride in a strapless gown of white lace with beaded detailing on the bodice. A headband of pearls and diamonds held the bride’s veil in place. Underneath the dress, silver strappy shoes sparkled. The bride carried a bouquet of pink and white flowers, which included stargazer lilies and roses. Her bridesmaids brought a splash of color to the ceremony with turquoise strapless dresses. Jordan wore a grey tuxedo with teal bowtie, vest and handkerchief and his groomsmen matched him.
At the reception, table numbers had pictures of the couple on them, as did the table board. During speeches the best man said he had known Jordan for twenty years and that the groom ‘hit the jackpot’ when he found Jaclyn. The couple’s first dance was to Ray Charles’ Come Rain or Come Shine. The first dance was followed by the father and daughter dance to My Girl and then the mother & son dance to Unforgettable by Nat King Cole.
Favors were commemorative wine glasses and coasters. On each glass Happily Ever After was etched along with the couple’s name and date of marriage.
A three-tiered white round cake was topped by a boy Sparky and girl Wilma. U of A and ASU colors were chosen for the cascade of fondant flowers that flowed down the side of the cake. Underneath the fondant red velvet and vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream awaited guests. For another sweet treat a platter of donuts awaited guests.
The night ended with a signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell. Congratulations Jaclyn & Jordan. May your lives together sparkle as brightly as your love for one another. We wish you the best.
Photography by: One Fine Day Photography