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Portia and Michael

This fun couple was full of brilliant ideas; from lighted signage to handcrafted backdrops, to crates and trellises for a taco bar. They were a dream to work with and a dream to watch working together. 

Lucite front electrified boxes were placed on the steps to mark the GIFT area, also to identify their personal hashtag,  and at the entrance of the reception with the couples name. Pears from the orchard were used as unusual photo props.12240890_10207672933364439_1806705439327961856_o

 

The bride crafted a backdrop of soft white cloth blossoms on cords  in varying lengths, that she tied between two orchard trees. She weighted her creation with metal rings at the bottom of each strand.12247934_10207672878163059_151920345169955971_o

 

Her classic form fitting dress, sans adornment,  was absolutely perfect to show off her beautiful self. Her unstructured wild bouquet of white hydrangeas, white and lavender garden roses with hundreds of petals, and willow, was a wonderful contrast to her dress.  The tall groom in a dark suit, with horned rimmed glasses and Italian shoes was equally handsome. Well maintained orchards always add charm to a reception.1101

 

The chandelier in the gazebo which was adorned with wild willow and roses from The Villa gardens, overlooked the amazing taco bar where guests could serve themselves  throughout the night. Fresh condiments from limes to tomatoes on the vine, as well as meats, and dressings were artfully arranged on painted wooden crates for height on the tables. And all items were displayed on white or silver, to reflect the brides colors.  Grapes were hung in small bunches on a trellis for easy choosing.12238432_10207672900683622_9125132413156120072_o

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Her candy bar take away (jordan almonds, kisses, M&M’s, short candy stix, puffy marshmallow twists, sixlets, & gumballs) mirrored her colors of lavender and silver and was presented in glass apothecaries supplied by The Villa. 12240832_10207672896443516_1877017881043248414_o

The 3 tiered white  buttercream cake was placed under a bower of trees to keep it cool, and under a tiered vintage chandelier to mirror the cake and the glass accents of the wedding.12238419_10207672934004455_8598911649389669638_o

The bride chose glass, wrapped with jute and herbs, floating candlelight, and lavender from The Villa Gardens (we do allow the brides to pick lavender, roses, or whatever is in bloom as a courtesy) for her table decorations. Guests were seated on round tables and a long traditional Italian table was where the family gathered.

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The Villa balcony is always a charming place to throw the bouquet from. That first dance is always magical, and finally a vintage car is wonderful for a romantic getaway.12240379_10207672940284612_6919214444429089500_o

 

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Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography

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