Joyful Wedding at Villa Siena – Alexandra & Grant
About two days after Grant proposed to Alexandra, they both went venue shopping. He was leaving in a few days to go back to Illinois, so they wanted to get the opportunity to experience that together. They visited a couple of different places, but when they saw Villa Siena their jaws dropped. "It is so gorgeous and we just really wanted to have the opportunity to hold our wedding there." Their wedding colours changed about three times in the beginning stages of planning, but they landed on all different kinds of soft blues because of the way that they complemented each other. "It honestly made things very easy because any colour of blue would match!"
"Many of the vendors we chose were based on customer service, as well as fitting our style. The florals were easy because they were just elegant and the florist had so many ideas! We trusted the professional and it turned out gorgeous! The details just came into place as the wedding got closer and my parents were a big part in getting every last detail right. Everyone worked so hard to make the wedding wonderful and it was just like a dream come true!"
Alexandra says that her favourite part of their wedding day was when she saw Grant standing at the end of the aisle. "Up until that point, I was excited but so nervous! I could not breathe sometimes because I was just nervous. But when I saw him at the end of the aisle with his face lighting up, all of the nerves went away. I was excited to stand next to him as we committed ourselves to each other in front of family, friends, and most importantly God."
"One of the most unique things about the wedding was the reveal with my father. I have never seen my father cry until that day. It was so special because my relationship with my father is very special. Also having the opportunity to have my mother, as well as other influential women in my life, pray over me as I began a new journey with Grant. There were so many little things like that which made the day very special to me."
Grant says that "if given the opportunity to relive one hour of my wedding day it would be the time between my first dance with Alexandra and the end of the daddy-daughter dance. While some guys would go back to the moments leading up the reveal or the actual ceremony, I would love to experience those dances one more time. The first dance with my wife was and always will not only a highlight of our wedding but also of my life. At that moment, a room full of people felt surprisingly empty as my beautiful bride and I got to have an intimate moment with one another. Following that dance with the mother-son dance. This was a special moment for both of us. The dance between Alexandra and her father not only showed that my father-in-law is a better dancer than me it always reminded me of just how much I love to see Alexandra smile."
On their wedding day, the thing that Grant loved the most was "that at all times how she presented herself and what she wore reflected who she is. In all aspects, Alex looked the same way and acted the same way she did when I first met her. She was not plastered in make-up, she slipped on converse later in the evening, she did her hair in a way I would recognize. What made Alex beautiful that day was that she was her, I had just never seen her in a gown that colour before."
Photographer: Jennifer Wagner // Venue: Villa Siena // Dress Store: Azteca Bridal // Tuxedo & Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse // Floral Designer: Blume Events LLC // Invitation Designer: Shutterfly // DJ: DJ Phoenix // Cake Designer: Piece of Cake Desserts Bakery // Jewellery: Kay Jewelers & Charming Charlie // Caterer: Park Ave Catering