Paige and Alden

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100 feet of wide wooden farm tables, beckoned guests to visit, get comfortable and enjoy the meal.

The  garlands of seeded eucalyptus and olive branches, dotted with white garden roses, added that Tuscan warmth.

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The slender bride wore white lace, with a garland of laurel and roses in her hair. The groom wore blue with layered white shirt and tie. Her bouquet,  also seeded eucalyptus and exquisite white garden roses, was perfect.



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The  Fiore Pizza Food Truck pulled up at 5pm. to begin the wood fire and have pizza’s; Bianco (cream, ricotta, fresh mozzarella,basil), New York style, Pepperoni,   ready for guests arriving by 6pm. Even the bride and groom broke away from the line for this treat. The Orzo and Caesar salads & lemonades served by Fiore Pizza were all excellent.


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A constant stream of guests visited the candy bar with all her favorites (apothecary jars  from The Villa), including crates of Mountain Dew (his favorite).  And a slo-mo video booth, provided the guests with entertainment and lasting memories. The swing he made her when they were dating (what a way to win her heart),  hung nearby.

The accents of the wedding were white vintage crocheted table toppers . Her cake a lovely white naked cake.

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Her bridesmaids looked like Botticelli maidens and the groomsmen looked like trouble.

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Guests started filling the dance floor before the DJ was plugged in. Dancing began as the lights went down, leaving the candlelit tables empty.

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A sparkler send off was the perfect finish to this evening full of memories and fun. Photography by Jessica Janae Photography


Utah Bride Blog Feature

Weddings at The Villa are usually ‘Wonder”.  Utah Bride Blog seemed to think so, and featured Lori and Will’s wedding  on their online blog. Below is a quote from the article.   I love it when  we have the opportunity to not only host the wedding at The Villa,  but to also cater the food.  To create unusual, beautiful food from simple fresh ingredients, and of course we hope it will be remembered.
See the full menu and their wedding story here.



Portia and Michael


2016-09-07_0267.jpg This fun couple had a wedding full of brilliant ideas. Lucite front electrified boxes were placed on the steps to mark the GIFT area, and at the entrance of the reception with the couples name and a hashtag. Pears from the orchard were used as unusual photo props.

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.



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.



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 and on the tables. Grapes were displayed in small bunches on a trellis for easy choosing.

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.

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.

The bride chose glass with 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.

The Villa balcony is always a charming place to throw the bouquet from.

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Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography


Kirsten and Tyler


Sometimes you are so whimsical and your photographer is so epic that you make the cover of a magazine. And maybe the venue helped a little.


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The bride, a gifted graphic artist made an original sign complete with their monogram to greet guests as they entered the Villa Venue. Her graphics were also a part of the sign-in table, where guests could leave personal advice.




IMG_0119 copy-X2.jpgReception decor included; chandeliers, mirrors, vintage vases, tussie mussie like bouquets, candles, crocheted runners and ironwork, silk, and pearls.



Salads, breads, drinks, and many desserts were all finely labeled with the brides perfect graphics.




Comfortably dressed Grooms, Peaches and Cream Bridesmaids, luscious bouquets

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A perfectly matched bride and groom, golden sun, elegance, and charm are the perfect words to describe this beautiful wedding.

Photography by Alixann Loosle Photography

Graphic Designs by West End Girl – Kirsten Kizerian



Will & Lori

This couple had a picture perfect wedding day. Great summer colors of cream, winsome pinks and soft golds were wonderful for her bouquet of garden roses and billowy blossoms. Sheer organza gathered at the waist and a bodice covered with white blossoms  was just what made this slender bride look magical. A double floor length veil created by the grooms mother completed her look. Over 230 guests dined and toasted the couple, under the pear trees with canopy of twinkling lights. The buffet style dinner included portebello&bacon chicken, 11 herb roasted potatoes, citrus green beans, both berry and caesar salads, assorted breads from Kneaders Bakery, an appetizer of green veggies with a curry dip, lemonade with a tropical slush, and dessert by Coldstone Creamery (yum – I sampled some). Garlands of fresh lemon leaves draped over the table edges, and small white flowers (stock etc.) and feathery greens were added to the head table garland to match the floral of garden roses with tiny strawberries and their blossoms, peaking out.  Tables were set with collected china and antique silverplate from The Villa and cloth jacquard napkins, of course. The chocolate buttermilk cake with rustic buttercream, crafted by chef Monica Kate, was cut and served under the trees. As the light faded, dancing for hours  began, the bouquet was thrown, and finally the newly married couple got away to start their life together…..But the guests stayed and enjoyed the perfect June summer night.

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A Tuscan Editorial

So many great people were involved with this shoot.

Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography
Florals: Calie Rose                                        
Food: Culinary Crafts                                     
Invitations: West End Girl                
Cake: Annie Bee Cakery                    
Dress: Bridal Closet                                      
Hair: Hair Pin Diaries
Makeup: KL Artistry                            
Video: Krissi Cook Films                   
Dinnerware & Table: Diamond Rental
Limo: Antique Limo of Utah