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Classic garden villa wedding in California: Mandy + Will

June 3, 2016
Elegant ceremony

Okay, how stunning is this shot by Michele Beckwith of Mandy + Will at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA? One of the things (and there are many) we love most about this wedding is that it’s not *just* classic and romantic. Though that would already be enough in our eyes. There’s also tons of unique twists throughout, like ‘maids in lavender and a silhouette artist at the reception, to name a couple.

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A sweet ‘n simple bouquet of garden roses, peonies, dusty miller, mint, lisianthus, and astrantia by Sharla Flock Designs. Just wait till you see the rest of the arrangements…

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Love, love M’s soft waves! Props to Meaganne McCandess on the most romantic hair + makeup everrrr.

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They wanted a venue (to accommodate 200) that would have a timeless and elegant feel, and after finding Villa Montalvo, opted for mostly neutrals and romantic details to decorate it with. See where Mandy got her inspiration on Pinterest (where she just so happened to come across her photographer!).

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Wedding music:
Aisle: Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
1st dance: Is This Love by Bob Marley

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So many surprises! They enlisted Entire Productions for cigarette girls + silhouette art.

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Mandy explains, Our wedding took about six months to plan. Thankfully, we didn’t encounter many hurdles thanks to Downey Street Events. My biggest tip for any bride and groom is to hire a wedding planner if your budget allows, especially for the day of. It was so nice to not have to worry about anything so I could focus on being in the moment.

Classic white wedding cake

Their fave moment? The kiss, of course! Cheers!

Photographer: Michele Beckwith / Venue: Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA / Event Coordinator: Lauren of Downey Street Events / Floral Design: Sharla Flock Designs / Hair & Makeup: Meaganne McCandess / Invitations: Aerialist Press / Cake: The Whole Cake / Catering: Paula Le Duc / Lighting, Drape, Power, Stage, Ceremony AV: Got Light / Talent (Artist & Cigarette Girls): Entire Productions / Cocktail Hour Strings: Synchronicity Strings / Linen: La Tavola / Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta from Marina Morrison / Shoes: Macy’s / Diamond Earrings: Bride’s Mother’s / Diamond Bracelet: Groom’s Mother’s / Engagement Ring: Gleim Jewelers / Wedding Ring: David Yurman / Groom & Best Man’s Suit: U.S. Marine Corps. Uniform / Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan Laura Gown