Ashley & Alex ~ November 23, 2014

March 27th, 2015

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Ashley and Alex met during their first day of school in 2004. November 23, 2014 the couple married and as the chalkboard said ‘0 days til I Do.’ During the ceremony the groom’s father gave a speech about love. The speech was followed by the couple lighting a unity candle and everyone praying together.

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For the ceremony, Ashley wore a bridal gown from Uptown Bridal perfectly suited to the bride. The fitted lace gown finished with scalloped edging and an A-line skirt with train. Her hair was worn in a partial up-do. Diamond earrings and a bracelet brought sparkles to the ensemble, as did the bride’s silver glittery shoes. The bridesmaids wore navy dresses each in a different style. While the bride’s bouquet was made up of white, blush and pink roses, succulents and baby’s breath, the bridesmaids carried bouquets of baby’s breath only. Alex wore a grey tuxedo with navy tie, as did the groomsmen. After the ceremony and the start of the reception, the couple took to the dance floor for their first dance.

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Dance lessons led to a wonderful choreographed first dance for the couple to Amazed by Lonestar. The mother & son dance followed with My Wish by Rascal Flatts and then Kelsey and her father danced to Daddy’s Little Angel while a slideshow played.

Centerpieces were DIY succulent candles, lanterns and dollies. The reception was filled with fun, including the newlywed game where the bride and groom sit back to back, each holding one of their own shoes and one of their partners. To answer a question both hold up one shoe to represent their answer.

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When the games ended a three-tiered wedding cake was served. The cake was finished with lace piping and pink fondant roses on each tier. The second tier featured a monogrammed ‘M.’

During the speeches the maid of honor who is the bride’s sister and best friend said Ashley had been there for everything in her life and considered Alex her brother for a long time. The couple, she said, taught her what love is. The best man, who was friends with Ashley before Alex, lightened up the speeches by saying that if Alex ever shows up on time Ashley needs to reward him.


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Congratulations Ashley and Alex. May each day together shine more brightly than the last. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Image Photography

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Audrey & James’ Review of Villa Siena

March 26th, 2015

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“Camille was terrific, she was super flexible which helped us a ton because we don’t live in Phoenix and the bride was only able to attend one meeting prior to the event. Camille had great suggestions including the florist and the DJ. She was able to listen to our desires and helped us create an amazing day. Thank you so much!” – Audrey & James ~ December 27, 2014

Juliana & Brandon ~ November 8, 2014

March 25th, 2015

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November 8, 2014, friends and family gathered together to witness the marriage of Juliana and Brandon. The bride’s look was one of elegant simplicity. For her wedding day Juliana wore a strapless wedding gown fitted to the hips with ruffled skirt. Under the skirt, cheerful yellow sandals with flowers added a bright touch. Her hair was worn in a partial up-do with a veil. The bridal bouquet combined white and gold peonies and yellow roses and was wrapped with lace. Juliana’s bridesmaids wore canary yellow knee-length chiffon dresses with different styles of tops. Their bouquets were a pared down version of the bride’s bouquet with yellow roses and white peonies. Brandon chose a black tuxedo with black vest and black tie for his wedding day. The groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with grey vests and yellow ties with yellow roses in the lapels.

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Guests were greeted with a guest book showcasing pictures of the couple as well as framed pictures. Cards tied with ribbon were available for guests to leave words of wisdom for the bride and groom. A framed sign said, You will forever be my always. Later at the reception, table numbers could be found in framed photographs of the couple holding a frame with the table number in it.

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A traditional first dance to Hey Pretty Girl by Kip Moore marked the couple’s first dance as husband and wife. Afterwards Juliana and her father began a traditional dance for the father & daughter dance, which turned into a choreographed dance with fun songs.

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The three-tiered devil’s food wedding cake with chocolate buttercream filling was finished with white fondant and elaborate scrolling details. A ceramic Mickey carrying his Minnie Mouse bride sat atop the cake. A little added sweetness came in the form of bags of Jordan Almonds in brown and lace packaging with the couple’s name and date of marriage embossed in pearl on the packaging. The night ended with a signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell.

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After guests were satiated with food, sweets and fun, the night came to an end. Congratulations Juliana and Brandon. May your smiles for one another light up your lives together. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Images Photography

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Danielle & James’s Review of Villa Siena

March 24th, 2015

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“Camille was so great to work with. She was courteous and professional.” Danielle & James ~ December 6, 2014

Meredith & Devon ~ November 21, 2014

March 23rd, 2015

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Meredith and Devon consecrated their love November 21, 2014 when the couple married. Guests of the bride and groom were welcomed to Villa Siena with a ‘D’ hanging from one side of the entrance gates and an ‘M’ hanging from the other gate. A white runner, with lavender petals lining it, led to the altar where a fire brought warmth to the day. A beautiful lavender and white rose floral arrangement sat on the ledge of the altar. Violinists and a cello player welcomed guests to the courtyard where the ceremony would take place.

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As part of the wedding celebration the bride and groom nailed shut a wooden box that encased a bottle of wine with letters to one another to be opened on their 10th wedding anniversary.

The bride wore an Allure lace gown with a gorgeous sheer lace back and flowing train. Her hair was curled and worn in an up-do. Her veil sparkled with crystal edging. The bridal bouquet brought together purple calla lilies, lavender and white roses and purple tulips. Devon was handsome in his army dress blues. His groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with purple ties and vests, each with a lavender rose in their lapel, which complimented the bridesmaids’ ensembles of purple dresses with lace straps and sheer purple wraps.

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In the Chianciano Room, tables were set for an intimate reception. Centerpieces were vases of varying heights filled with clear glass beads, a floating rose and a votive candle burning on top. The bridal party sat at their own table.

And It Goes Like This by Thomas Rhett marked the couple’s first dance followed by the father and daughter dance to Darius Rucker’s It Won’t Be Like This For Long. The mother and son song offered the sentiment of God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton.

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A three-tiered wedding cake added a little sweetness to the day. Each tier was a different shape, the bottom being square, the middle hexagonal and the top round with a silver ‘O’ in silver perched atop. The day finished with smiles and warmth all around.

Congratulations Meredith and Devon. May you constantly unravel new layers of beauty and joy in your marriage. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Lasting Images Photography

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Parents’ of the Bride’s Review of Villa Siena

March 20th, 2015

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Mackenzie’s parents couldn’t help but reiterate their thanks for their daughter’s coordinator, Melinda! – Mackenzie & Timothy ~ January 2, 2015