An Elegant, Modern Wedding at Villa Antonia in Jonestown, Texas

From the looks of this venue, you won’t believe the wedding of Amy Scanio (28 and a certified public accountant) and John Scanio (34 and a financial analyst) is just outside Austin, Texas. Amy knew from the moment she and John were engaged that she wanted the wedding to take place at Villa Antonia in Jonestown, Texas—she was captivated by the stunning setting, from the romantic architecture to the bright and vivacious foliage. “We felt as though we had ventured to a secluded European city, all while staying true to our Texas roots,” Amy says. Their wedding style was elegant with the ambience of a European villa. “I chose cobalt blue as the signature color because of the way it pops against any setting,” Amy says. Understated hues of gray and silver supported her bold choice. The ceremony took place outdoors, where there was an abundance of natural foliage and flourishing gardens with an exaggerated palette of flowers. During the cocktail hour, a harpist and a violinist teamed up to play Frank Sinatra and The Beatles favorites, followed by a formal dinner in the wine cellar and dancing in the chapel. A stand-out detail? The bride is most proud of her table numbers, which she made using photos of she and John at the corresponding numerical ages. “It was a true joint family effort to wrangle that many photos and dating that far back, before digital photography,” she says. “Going through baby photos and hearing stories from John made me feel even closer to him than I already did. It’s such a wonderful thing to know the moments that helped shape the person you are spending the rest of your life with.” See the romantic details, captured by Svetlana Photography, below.