On October 3rd, 2015 Jasmine Montalvo and Chris Riley became one at a beautiful garden ceremony. Villa St. Clair’s European-style garden was decorated in shades of red, pink, and yellow flowers.
The aisle runner featured ombre petals, beginning with red, then to pink, and ending with yellow. The parents of the bride and groom, as well as the wedding party, walked down the aisle to a live orchestra, which added romance and elegance to the ceremony. From the bright floral designs to the romantic music, Jasmine and Chris will remember this evening for the rest of their lives.
Chris could not contain his overwhelming excitement as the garden doors opened to reveal his beautiful bride. All eyes were on Jasmine as she descended down the aisle to meet her soon-to-be husband at the altar. The ceremony was beautiful and the guests could feel the love radiating from Jasmine and Chris as they said their vows.
After the ceremony, guests delighted in the antipasto cocktail hour. After the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Riley were announced into the ballroom, dinner was served. Guests savored in the grilled pork tenderloin, seasonal vegetables, truffle macaroni and cheese, and chicken piccata. Once everyone was fully satisfied with their meal, the long awaited speeches began. The maid of honor and one other bridesmaid delivered beautiful speeches regarding the bride and her future with Chris. Next, was the best man’s speech which was equally touching. Jasmine’s uncle gave a lovely speech in memory of her beloved father that brought tears to everyone’s eyes. Following their recollections, Jasmine and Chris enjoyed their first dance. An important theme for the night was remembering and honoring Jasmine’s father, to do this, a slideshow featuring his lifetime played while Jasmine and her uncle shared a dance. After this touching tribute to her father, Chris and his mother shared a dance as well. After that the dance floor opened up to everyone and the party began. Awhile later, Jasmine and Chris cut their beautiful, gold three-tiered cake, which was homemade by Jasmine’s grandmother. The rest of the night was spent dancing and celebrating amongst loved ones. Everyone had a blast and before we knew it, it was time for Jasmine and Chris to make their grand departure. The guests gathered outside with sparklers in hand to say their goodbyes as the newly-weds made their way to their car.