Saturday, June 12, 2010

Amanda and Micah - Villa Celeste

Amanda and Micah tied the knot at Villa Celeste in mid-May. The celebration was bright and colorful - with hand-painted talavera tiles as a highlight throughout the decor!

The bride's bouquet included gerber daisies, ranunculus, queen anne's lace, freesia and succulents all wrapped up in a deep blue ribbon with a hand-cut tile piece on the front!

Guests entered hacienda-style Villa Celeste to find blackboard signs directing them to a pre-ceremony cocktail reception in the back courtyard!

The ceremony area was draped with colorful chiffon draped above the seating area (providing some shade from the May sun and a touch of color to the terrace)!

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to a post-ceremony cocktail around the poolside terrace.

Escort cards in the style of talavera tiles were displayed near dinner tables. Guests were seated at tables dressed in blue and white linens with traditional Mexican wine glasses,colorful florals and tile numbers. Truly beautiful!

In leiu of a traditional wedding cake, Amanda and Micah decided on a Cheesecake Buffet - very popular!

And as favors, sets of talavera tiles were converted into coasters (with cork pads on the bottom to protect furniture) and tied together for their guests to take home!

Later in the evening, dinner tables were abandoned and guests took to the poolside terrace and dance floor - surviving the heat and celebrating late into the night!

(Even the abandoned dinner tables look pretty!)


  1. Truly beautiful-once again!

  2. Yay I am glad you posted these. I haven't seen many pictures of the details. Everyone is still talking about this being the best wedding they have ever been too. I can't thank you enough for making everything so easy and perfect. The name dazzling details fits so perfectly. Even the guys were talking about how y'all took care of every detail. We were all amazed at every turn, nook and cranny. Thanks again for the perfect day (despite the heat). And thanks for all the help beyond the wedding (the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon recommendations). To future brides: Trust every recommendation they give. You will never be disappointed.