Sweet Serenade at Villa Terrace

The wedding party had processed, and it was thatĀ frozen moment of anticipation before the bride walked up the aisle at Villa Terrace.All eyes had turned to the doorway, where bride Chandra was about to enter.Then, groom Davon began to softly sing, just as Chandra began walking up the aisle.

From the moment I saw youFrom the moment I looked into your eyesThere was something about you I knew, I knewThat you were once in a lifetimeA treasure near impossible to findAnd I know how lucky I am to have you

Then, the beautiful bride responded:

‘Cause I’ve seen rainbows that could take your breath awayThe beauty of the setting sun, on any given day

And as the bride joined her groom at the front, they harmonized:

And when it comes to shooting stars I have seen a fewBut I’ve never seen anything as beautiful as you

A serenade so sweet was amazing to witness, and by the thunderous applause at the end, the wedding guests heartily agreed.Chandra and Davon’s wedding was beautiful to witness. First, the location is a stunner: Villa Terrace, which commands a beautiful view of the lakefront from its perch atop the shoreline’s massive bluff. Second, the building itself is amazing: guests walk into and through an Italian courtyard to a great hall with massive fireplaces, then onto an immense veranda that offers a view of our inland sea so bright and dotted with white sailing ships.Third, because these two showed such sincerity and joy when exchanging their personal vows. You’ll see it in the Sneak Peek above: That moment when Davon has to pause to catch his breath, and the way Chandra says she loves her new husband, with absolute assurance.And there was so much more, too. Such as Chandra’s vows to her new stepdaughter, Kennedy! The meaningful ritual of the newlyweds braiding a three-strand cord and jumping the broom at the end of their ceremony. Plus, their choreographed bridal party dance will have others wanting to see more! And all of it will be in their Cinematic Film to come.It was an amazing night of love, laughter and warmth, and we couldn’t be happier for this wonderful couple!CheersCindyHere are some of the vendors, who helped make this day so special! Ceremony and Reception Venue: Villa TerraceOfficiant:DJ: CompleteĀ ProductionsPhotographer: WS PhotographyFlorist: Adorn Wedding FloralCake: Aggie’s Bakery & Cake ShopBride’s gown: Eva’s Bridals International of Orland ParkBridesmaids attire: David’s BridalGroom’s attire: AgricultureBride’s hairstylist: NikkiBride’s makeup: Francis