Jordan & Anthony ~ May 31, 2015

September 2nd, 2015

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Jordan and Anthony met at a bar through a mutual friend. Later that night Jordan ditched her plans to join Anthony and his friends. She made the right decision. The couple married May 31, 2015.

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For her wedding day Jordan wore a strapless A-line dress with lace overlay and a sweetheart neckline. A pearl necklace and earrings complimented the look, as did the orange and white garter hidden underneath. Crystal heels with blue bottoms peeked out from underneath the dress. The bridal bouquet was filled with canary yellow roses, baby’s breath, fern and eucalyptus leaves. Her bridesmaids wore canary yellow gowns with empire waists and rouching across them. For the most important day of his life, Anthony was dressed a dark grey tuxedo with white shirt and pale yellow tie, as were his groomsmen. All wore grey, white and yellow argyle socks. The groom’s gift was a Tag Heuer watch.

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As the ceremony began, the aisle leading Jordan to her groom was lit with candles and lanterns. Guests were invited to take a seat and not a side as the two families became one. At the end of the ceremony the couple took a selfie.

During the speeches the best man recounted his first impression of Jordan. When they met he asked Jordan, “How are you?” She replied, “I’m well and you?” He immediately told Anthony, “Wow, she’s pretty smart…don’t mess it up.”

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For their first dance as husband and wife the couple took to the dance floor to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. Jordan and her father then took the spotlight to dance to I Loved Her First by Heartland followed by Jordan and his mother dancing to Don’t Blink by Kenney Chesney.

Dessert was a square three-tiered cake with a quilted design and a yellow fondant flower. Each tier was wrapped with grey ribbon. Instead of a groom’s cake there was a candy table of orange and white decorated with a Tennessee Vols Football theme.

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Favors were miniature Titos Vodka bottles. Congratulations Jordan and Anthony. May the smiles that lit up your wedding day light up the rest of your lives together. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Leslie Ann Photography

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Kristi & Richard ~ April 23, 2015

August 31st, 2015

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There was a simple beauty to Kristi and Richard’s wedding at Villa Siena April 23, 2015. As bright blue skies faded into evening, the couple, their friends and family enjoyed an outdoor reception in the private Toscana Courtyard. With open skies above, all celebrated the love of Kristi and Richard.

For her wedding, the bride wore a gown overlaid with lace with cap sleeves and covered beads trailing down the back of the dress. Lace edging accented the hem. In her hair Kristi wore a headband. The bridal bouquet brought together a color palette of dusty rose, golds and greenery. Richard, the groom, chose a grey tuxedo for his wedding day along with a white shirt and light grey tie.

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After dining, all moved inside where the couple came together for their first dance as husband and wife. The intimate space of the Chianciano Banquet Hall provided the perfect backdrop for dancing.

Guests were treated to several flavors of water infused with fresh fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, cucumbers and basil, which was the perfect way to stay refreshed throughout the night.

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The wedding cake was lemon and strawberry with chocolate. For a beautiful couple, they shared a beautiful day with those closest to them. Congratulations Kristi and Richard. May every day of your lives together begin with a blank page. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Ace Fanning Photography

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Kristi & Richard’s Review of Villa Siena

August 28th, 2015

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“Everything was perfect! Thank you so much for your help!” – Kristi & Richard ~ April 23rd, 2015

Aggie & Daniel ~ June 26, 2015

August 27th, 2015

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Aggie and Daniel married June 26, 2015. The couple first met sophomore year in English class. During their ceremony the officiant talked of that first meeting as well as Daniel’s proposal to Aggie. The officiant offered advice as to the importance of friendships in relationships. Part of the ceremony included the couple exchanging their own vows, a blessing of the rings and a reading of a poem.

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For her wedding day, the bride’s hair was worn in an up-do. She wore a fitted gown with a slight flair at the bottom and lace accents. Succulents, greenery and yellow and pink flowers filled the bridal bouquet. The groom wore a grey tuxedo with a white shirt and grey tie while the groomsmen all wore grey tuxedos with grey bowties. The bridesmaids dresses came from Dillards, and were pale pink Grecian style gowns. They carried the same bouquet as the bride.

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Friends and family recognized the beauty of the couple’s relationship. Their relationship was a great romance, declared the bride’s sister because together, these high school sweethearts had never failed. The best man shared that he judged other couples by how “Aggie and Daniel” they are.

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The first dance was to Jason Mraz’s A World With You. Dessert included the three-tiered wedding cake with buttercream frosting and a Starwars cake topper. Guests enjoyed the strawberry cake with strawberry filling and cream cheese frosting.

Congratulations Aggie and Daniel. May all your lives be filled with adventure and love. We wish you the best.

Photography by: SJA Studios

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Christina & Kevin ~ May 10, 2015

August 26th, 2015

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Christina and Kevin met their senior year of high school while working together at Frys. The couple married at Villa Siena May 10, 2015.

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Christina was an elegant bride in a fitted wedding gown with sweetheart neckline and a mermaid flair. The gown was finished with embroidery and a sparkling beaded belt at the empire waistline. The bride also wore a chunky diamond necklace and cascading diamond earrings. Her bridal bouquet brought together blush, pink and peach roses with crystal accents. Her bridesmaids wore coral strapless gowns with rouching across the top and their hair swept to the side with diamond fascinators and diamond necklaces. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were filled with hydrangeas. Kevin wore a black tuxedo, black shirt, coral vest and bowtie. His groomsmen wore black tuxedos with white shirts, coral vests and bowties. All wore different styles of cufflinks.

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The ceremony was a traditional Catholic ceremony with the couple also lighting a unity candle. Christina and Kevin wrote their own vows for their special day. Because Mother’s Day was the same day as their wedding, the couple gave both their mothers roses.

The bridal party was announced with a choreographed dance. The couple’s grand entrance was followed by their first dance to Close Your Eyes by Michael Buble. During the reception the newlywed game was played and an anniversary dance took place. During dinner the couple sat at a sweetheart table with Mr. & Mrs. in glittery signs on top.

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Before dinner the couple’s grandfather prayed. During speeches the mother of the groom talked of how together anything is possible, while the father of the bride said when he first met Kevin he knew Kevin would be his son in the future. The groom’s grandfather compared life to a roll of toilet paper the closer you get to the end the faster it goes.

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Christina arranged for a vanilla and strawberry groom’s cake of Iron Man for Kevin while the official wedding cake was three tiers with a petal pattern on the bottom, scrolling on the middle tier and a quilted pattern on the top tier. Each tier was wrapped with crystals.  On top of the cake a Crystal ‘C’ sat among fresh roses. The wedding cake was white with raspberry and red velvet.

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Favors were white fortune cookies as well as a candy bar of pink, white and red. Congratulations Christina & Kevin. May your next seven years together be even better than the first seven. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Patrick Grimes Photography

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Amy & Sergio ~ April 16, 2015

August 20th, 2015

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April 16, 2015 the wedding began with the ring bearer carrying a sign saying, Tio Serg, Here Comes the Bride. Bagpipes began to play as Amy walked down the aisle to her groom, Sergio. Emotion overcame the groom as he saw his bride. The couple exchanged personalized vows and included two Scottish blessings in the ceremony.

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Amy was a radiant bride in an asymmetrical strapless gown with a cathedral length veil. With a nod to her Scottish heritage, the bride wore plaid shoes made with the family tartan. Although the bride sparkled enough on her own, she added pear-shaped diamond earrings and a necklace to her look. The bridal bouquet brought together white roses and thistles, larger in size than the bouquets carried by the bridesmaids. Bridesmaids were dressed in royal blue strapless floor-length gowns.

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Sergio wore a grey tuxedo with piping, a tartan handkerchief and thistle with white rose pinned to his lapel. A sky blue tie added formality, while his argyle socks, the color of Amy’s family tartan, tied the couple’s ensembles together. The groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with royal blue ties. At any Scottish wedding there will be kilts but the bride’s father joked with guests that his kilt was ‘not a skirt.’

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The couple originally met in Diversity Camp in College and the love that developed has stayed true through the years.

Friends and family surrounded them for their big day. The sign-in table was decorated with a gold glitter “LOVE.’ Outside the Villa was a sign reading ‘The best things in life are meant to be shared. Thank you for celebrating with us today.’

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Roses and thistles decorated the villa as did gold glitter table numbers and a frame for the seating chart. The wedding cake was a four-tier fondant cake with pearl piping on the top layer and the couple’s monogram in yellow on the third tier. Floral textured fondant decorated alternating layers. The top and bottom tier were vanilla raspberry flavored while the middle tiers were red velvet.

Congratulations Amy and Sergio. May your days sparkle with the love you offer one another. We wish you the best.

Photography by: Dream Lenz Photography

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