Michael and Rachel, who met in college while they worked together at a coffee shop, became man and wife on November 8, 2020.
Rachel dazzled in a sleeveless trumpet gown with a V neckline, embellished bodice, lace skirt overlay, and a train. She accessorized with drop earrings and a hip-length veil. Her bouquet was composed of an assortment of flowers and plants, including peonies, roses, dahlias, thistles, eucalyptus, and more. Her four bridesmaids wore coordinating full-length red dresses, and carried modified versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Michael wore a dark blue suit with a dark blue vest, white shirt, blue bow tie, white pocket square, and mini bouquet boutonniere. His four groomsmen wore dark blue suits with dark blue vests, white shirts, red bow ties, white pocket squares, and mini bouquet boutonnieres.
The outdoor ceremony included a special ring box from the mother of the bride.
Next, guests sat down to a meal of baked Dover sole stuffed with spinach, chicken stuffed with prosciutto and provolone, twice-baked potatoes, and sun-dried tomato ravioli.
During the speeches, the best man talked about how the newlyweds were destined to be together. Rachel’s father said that Michael checked all the boxes for being right for his daughter. The maid of honor and the father of the groom also spoke.
Rachel and Michael’s first dance was to “All the Way” by Frank Sinatra. Rachel and her father danced to “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart.
The three-tier white wedding cake had gold accents and was decorated with flowers. It had topped with an ornament bearing the couple’s last name.
Rachel and Michael say they chose Villa Siena because the Tuscan atmosphere suited their big Italian families. They also loved the romantic courtyard and the high ceilings of the reception area.
We wish all the best to this wonderful couple!
Photography By: Leslie Ann photography