Kelsey & Orlando

  • Hair Stylist: Bride: Nadine Rutherford
  • Day-of Coordinator: Some Like it Classic
  • Live Band/Musician: Mariachi Azteca De Oro
  • Videographer: Something New Media
  • Wedding Coordinator: Villa Siena
  • Professional Makeup: Lydia Martinez
  • Bridesmaids Gowns: Watters
  • Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse
  • Wedding Gown: Martina Liana
  • Officiant: Arizona Ministers
  • DJ: Ray the DJ
  • Invitation: Jupiter and Juno
  • Photographer: Leslie Ann Photography
  • Florist: Sarah's Garden Wedding
  • Cakes: Piece of Cake Desserts
  • Lighting: Karma Event Lightning

Villa Siena Real Wedding

1. How did you two meet or how did he propose?:
We met when I moved into a new condo and he just so happened to be my neighbor. He proposed during a trip to Sedona on our four year anniversary. We stayed at the sweetest bed and breakfast alongside a creek and the first day we took a day long wine tasting tour. The next day we decided to go sight seeing and took a pink Jeep tour to the top of a mountain. When the Jeep stopped so everyone could get out to take photos, Orlando asked a nearby couple to take ours. Just as we were about to pose for the picture music started playing (Hard to Love by Lee Brice-one of our favorite songs) and he bend down on one knee and proposed. Little did I know he had also asked someone to record the moment so we have photos and a video of the proposal.

2. Were you happy with the venue?:

Yes! Villa Siena was the first and only venue I had toured. I was looking for a venue that was centrally located so guest were close to a hotel and or our after-after party (yes that’s right, we had guest join us at Thirsty Lion Pub to keep the party going  from 11-2am). I also loved the overall theme of the venue and the lush greenery, that was important as it fit in with my overall theme of my wedding.

3. Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception:

I’d say the theme was a classic romantic garden with accents of gold, blush, ivory and lush floral and greenery. For the table setting we picked ivory linen and used ivory curly willow sashes to dress up the chairs. We had tall floral arrangements that had ivy cascading down along with tea lights around the centerpiece. The place settings were gold chargers with personalized golden  cut outs of the guest’s names. Although we had a wedding on the larger size, making the atmosphere intimate and personal was important to us. So we included many personal touches throughout the decor.

4. What piece of advice would you give other brides planning their big day?

The biggest advice would be to take your time planning, if you can (I took about 18 months to plan mine). Do a little here and there as you're leading up to the big day so when you're down to the last few months or weeks your work load isn’t as large. It helped me stay focused and really pull my vision together.

 

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