Kristi & Kyle ~ July 25, 2014

October 22nd, 2014

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Kristi and Kyle infused their wedding day with their fun and vivacious spirits. Married July 25, 2014 the couple met five years prior at the Rainforest Café where they both worked.

Kristi chose a gown with fitted bodice and pin-tucked skirt. Her shoes were silver with crystals and beading on the heel. On the soles of the shoes, “I Do” sparkled in crystals, while on the outside edges of Kyle’s black patent sneakers “Me Too” shone. For the occasion, Kyle wore a black tuxedo with striped tie and red rose boutonnière. The bridesmaids wore floor-length black strapless dresses.

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During the ceremony, the couple chose to be indoors, out of the hot Arizona sun. Red rose flower balls hung from the aisle chairs. The altar was decorated with a red rose bouquet.

During the ceremony the couple exchanged heartfelt vows. Afterwards at the reception, the maid of honor said she could see how meaningful and true the love was between the couple. The best man was excited to share so many future memories with the couple.

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For the first dance, a piano arrangement of Then by Brad Paisley played. After dinner an anniversary game was played to find out who had been together the longest. Turns out it was the couple’s grandparents who had been together for 61 years. The grandmother’s advice to the newlyweds was “never go to bed mad and just love each other.” The grandfather chimed in “ditto.”

The couple’s wedding cake had three tiers with a harlequin design with fresh red roses and black satin wrapping each tier. On top sat two caricature bobbleheads of the couple.

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Favors were matches with custom printing along with black, red and white M&Ms, which were customized with the couple’s name and date.

Congratulations Kristi and Kyle. May you remember that sometimes saying ‘ditto’ is all that needs to be said. We wish you the best and hope your lives are filled with light.

Photography by: Alisa Darlene Photography

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October Facebook Contest Winner!

October 21st, 2014

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Congratulations to Victoria Chilson for winning our October contest! She will be enjoying a dozen delicious cupcakes from Piece of Cake Desserts! Be on the look out for our November contest, coming soon!

Katie & Roger’s Review of Villa Siena

October 21st, 2014

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“Absolutely incredible, every detail was perfect, a beautiful day!” Her words to describe her coordinator, Melinda are “Wonderful, helpful, competent, attention to every detail!” – Katie & Roger ~ July 19, 2014

Ashlee & Jacob ~ July 18, 2014

October 20th, 2014

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For Ashlee and Jacob’s ceremony, the couple exchanged their own vows, which moved their guests. The officiant, who has known the couple for years, talked of how they had grown so much together and were a perfect match. The couple chose a Great Gatsby theme to inspire their wedding!

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For her wedding, the bride chose a Mori Lee gown by Madeline Gardner. The dress was fitted lace with a beaded belt, a train and delicate lace straps. A cathedral length veil tied in with the dress with scalloped lace edging. To complete the ensemble, Ashlee chose a simple diamond necklace. Her bridesmaids were in all colors and styles of dresses with a flapper theme complete with headpieces with feathers. Jacob wore a traditional black tuxedo with bowtie while his groomsmen had different colored bowties to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. They’d truly stepped out of the 1920s!

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At the reception, the father of the bride talked about the love he could see between the couple and how happy he was to welcome Jacob to his family.

Tables were decorated with white candles, pearls, black wine bottles with table numbers on them and white feathers. Deep red rose petals sprinkled the tables.

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For the first dance, Ashlee and Jacob chose Ava’s cover of Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors. The couple held each other close for a traditional first dance.

The cake was three tiers wrapped in purple and crystal ribbons with a diamond pendant amidst a purple bow in the middle layer. Each layer was decorated with purple curlicues.

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Congratulations Ashlee and Jacob. May the vows you shared with one another July 18, 2014, be the basis of each new day filled with love for one another. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Gretchen Wakeman Photography

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Jin Ju & Tom ~ July 13, 2014

October 17th, 2014

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Jin Ju was a picturesque bride as her mother helped her into her wedding dress July 13, 2014. She chose a timeless gown that incorporated a fitted lace bodice with silver beaded belt and a full skirt of tulle, lending the bride an ethereal look. The dress closed in back with a keyhole opening of lace. For the ceremony, the bride wore a tiara and veil with pearl drop earrings. The groom, Tom, chose a black tuxedo with traditional black bow-tie, making the couple seem as if they were stepping off the pages of a magazine.

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The bridal bouquet brought together whites, pinks and magenta in an assortment of flowers. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of magenta with grey knee-length dresses. The groomsmen were in black tuxedos with grey ties with a single magenta rose in the lapel.

The couple enjoyed an indoor ceremony where the officiant offered words of advice for the couple “with love we truly begin to live. Love is always looking for the beautiful in the other and not only looking for the right partner, but being the right partner.” The couple lit a unity candle to bring their two lives together as one. Jin Ju’s brother later reiterated the sentiment when he said “you two are perfect for each other. Here’s to starting new traditions with two families as one.” The blessings offered to the couple included the maid of honor’s wish that they always find the good in every situation – tonight and forever.

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The first dance was a female cover of All of Me, followed by the father/daughter dance to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw and the mother/son dance to In My Life by the Beatles.

Guests were treated to fun with a scavenger hunt and the bridesmaids were given light-up rings for the reception.

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A signature Villa Siena sparkler farewell sent the couple on their way.

Congratulations Jin Ju and Tom. May your lives together grow as a tree from a seed, stronger each year. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Harley Bonham Photographic Artist

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Allie & Gabriel’s Review of Villa Siena

October 16th, 2014

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“Camille was amazing. There’s no way we could’ve done it without her!” – Allie & Gabriel ~ May 9, 2014