Celeste & David ~ September 1, 2018

A Burgundy and Navy Nuptials

One of our favorite things about hosting weddings at the Villa Siena is how much we learn about all the different families and various cultures that come through our door. When David and Celeste came to us for their special day, we had a great time helping them merge American and Filipino wedding traditions for an absolutely incredible day.

During the wedding, the David and Celeste participated in both a candle-lighting ceremony and the exchanging of wedding coins called arras, a Filipino tradition that symbolizes the couple’s future prosperity. They also knelt before the altar and were covered by Celeste’s cathedral-length veil and a white cord, symbolizing their unity and everlasting fidelity. And this beautiful ceremony didn’t just bring together two cultures— it created a brand new family. The couple wrote their own heartwarming vows,and Celeste also wrote vows to David’s young daughter (and adorable flower girl).

After the I dos, it was time to cut loose. And trust us, this crowd really knew how to party! The couple used a medley of songs (complete with choreography) for their first dance, and then sat down with their guests for a delicious dinner of salad, pasta, steak marsala,chicken limone, and enough dessert to satisfy every sweet tooth — red velvet cupcakes, creme brulee, pineapple gelato, this wedding had it all! The couple even treated their guests to a few fun games of chance; they held both a bouquet toss and a frisbee toss and stuffed both items with cash and scratchers.

Through it all, the newlyweds looked beautiful,and their bridal party looked just as stunning. The bridesmaids were dressed in deep burgundy one-shoulder gowns, while the groomsmen took their cue from David in matching navy blue tuxes. Celeste’s off-shoulder, mermaid-cut dress with lace detailing looked absolutely stunning, and the white and gold accents in her bouquet stood out for a dramatic effect. Best of all, David and Celeste looked happy and in love from their first look to their sparkler exit at the end of the night.

Officiant: Rev Abigail Conley
DJ: FP Productions
Photographer: Justin Haugen Photography
Florist: Blooming Fields
Cake: Melanie Yanga
Furniture Rentals: AZ Retro Rentals
Uplighting: SKM Entertainment
Gelato Cart: Dolce Vita