“Camille was absolutely amazing. She was very professional and helpful. Our families can be somewhat overwhelming and she managed everything amazingly. She was absolutely amazing. Very friendly. Very helpful. Very organized.” – Christine & Kris ~ October 2, 2014
Eight years ago Cassie and Alan met while running track together. The two were married October 3, 2014. As part of their ceremony 1st Corinthians was read, emphasizing how true love is here now and is the most important thing in our lives. The couple also presented their mothers with roses to show their love and appreciation for all their mothers have done for them. A wooden wine box was sealed with a bottle of wine and letters from the bride and groom to be opened on their anniversary.
For the ceremony Cassie wore a fitted strapless gown with beaded detailing down one side and rouching down the other. A mermaid flair and train finished the look. The bride’s veil featured embroidered flowers. Her bridesmaids wore cranberry, strapless floor-length gowns. The groom and his groomsmen were dressed in grey tuxedos with satin piping, grey vests, white shirts and black ties. Instead of traditional boutonnières, they used shell casings to hold a white rose. Cassie chose a more traditional bouquet filled with white roses with a diamond brooch in a leaf pattern.
The best man and the groom have shared a special bond since birth and in the 4th grade the best man even had a crush on Cassie. The maid of honor was the bride’s sister who spoke of all the firsts they had been through together. Alan’s father spoke of how Alan always wanted everything in life to happen quickly and with Cassie it was no different, he was in a hurry to marry the love of his life.
The couple’s first dance was to We Belong Together followed by the mother & son dance to I Love You Most by the Beatles. Cassie and her father danced to I Loved Her First.
Sweet treats included the four-tiered wedding cake accented with edible pearls and wrapped with burgundy ribbon as well as a candy table. On top of the cake sat a hand-drawn caricature of the couple.
Congratulations Cassie and Alan. May the next eight years of your lives be filled with even more love and happiness than the first eight. We wish you the best.
December 5, 2014 Michelle and Cory were married at Villa Siena. The couple first met while working at Paypal. For their wedding the couple blended shades of burgundy, red and pink with silver for a Winter Wonderland feel. The bride added her personal touch to the decorations that personalized the day. For the outdoor ceremony the chairs were wrapped with sheer silver ribbon and tied in bows with silver snowflake accessories. Centerpieces showcased silver candles in bowls of cranberries with snowflakes on the tables. For the reception, tables were laid with dark cranberry tablecloths while chairs were wrapped with burgundy ribbon.
Despite the beauty of the decorations, Michelle lit up the day. For her wedding, she wore a strapless gown with empire waist that laced up the back. Her hair was swept up in a partial up-do. The bridal bouquet was filled with star lilies, pink roses and hydrangeas. Her groom wore a black tuxedo with silver vest and tie, as did his groomsmen. The bridesmaids were dressed in cranberry gowns with red star lilies and roses in their bouquets.
The reception table held a framed picture for friends and family to sign while a wire basket sat nearby awaiting advice from guests. After the ceremony, the bride and groom took to the dance floor to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri for their first dance followed by a combined father & daughter and mother & son dance to Lullaby by Daughtry.
During the toasts, the best man and younger brother of the groom said how he had always wanted to be like Cory and that he had never seen his brother as happy as he is when he is with Michelle. The maid of honor talked about how the couple deserved each other.
The wedding cake was a three-tiered Oreo creamcheese cake with truffles dipped in white chocolate with silver snowflakes and a snowflake topper that shone with glitter. The cake was made by the bride.
Congratulations Michelle and Cory. May love’s warmth fill you each and every day. We wish you the best.
Lauren and Nicholas were married at Villa Siena under a bright, blue sky. The couple first met when they attended Arizona State University. As the wedding began, the bride and groom met under a chuppah of pink and white baby’s breath that looked exactly like the one the bride’s parents was married under. Jewish traditions were respected during the ceremony with the signing of the ketubah, the circling ritual, the ring ceremony, the seven blessings and the breaking of the glass ceremony.
Lauren was a beautiful bride in a strapless Hayley Paige wedding gown with beaded belt and flowing layers of skirt. Underneath the dress pink ballet kitten heels sparkled with silver and crystal detail. The bridal bouquet was a cluster of long-stemmed calla lilies while the bridesmaids carried bouquets of pale pink roses. As they attended to their best friend, the bridesmaids wore silver gowns with empire waists. Nicholas wore a black tuxedo with black vest, white shirt and pink paisley tie while his groomsmen were clothed in black tuxedos with silver vests and pink ties.
As guests entered the Villa, a sign pointed them to the Piazza Toscana: “This way to love, laughter and happily ever after.” As they entered the Piazza, they were encouraged to “Choose a seat, not a side – we are all family once the knot is tied.” A harpist played during the processional.
During the reception a live band played. Those wanting a drink were encouraged with a humorous chalkboard sign that read, “Alcohol – because no great love story ever started with a salad.” Guests were treated to a choice of one of three entrees for dinner: chicken, beef or salmon.’
The couple’s first dance was to Bruno Mars’ Marry You which transitioned into John Legend’s All of Me. Then Lauren and her father danced to I Loved Her First by Heartland before Nicholas and his mother took to the dance floor for A Song For Mama by Boys to Men. Afterwards the reception went into full swing with a live band.
The cake was four tiers of ruffled fondant with ornate flowers placed strategically throughout. The first tier was carrot, the second vanilla, the third devil’s food cake and the fourth vanilla with coconut, so there was something for every taste bud.
A few highlights of the night included the Matron of Honor rapping to Fancy!, the S’mores favors and the signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell. Congratulations Lauren and Nicholas. May your lives be filled unforgettable moments. We wish you the best.
Congratulations to our contest winner and newly married Villa Siena bride, Destini Johns! She’s taking home a dozen delicious Piece of Cake Desserts cupcakes! Be on the lookout for our next contest coming soon!