Two Lady Lovebirds

We were so honored to film our two lady lovebirds, Jean + Ting Ting at the Villa Montalvo. The Villa is located in Sarasota, CA just outside of San Jose.

Though when they first met they were thousands of miles apart, the very thing that Ting Ting had prayed for came true the moment she met Jean. Finally, they were able to celebrate with their loved ones. Alas, their friends and family were delighted to finally get together after a long wait.

The vows were sincere, the speeches were both hilarious and tearjearkers, and we bet you’ll love watching these two watching these two on the biggest day of their lives!

Planner: MAP Events

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About the Venue

Nestled against a wooded slope in the secluded Saratoga Hills is Montalvo Arts Center, a lovely complex that holds a veritable treasure trove of venues for corporate events, private parties and, of course, weddings!

One of the property’s most popular ceremony sites is the Love Temple, set inside the Italianate Garden at the bottom of the Great Lawn. A wide, rose-lined brick path flanked by antique marble statues leads to this open-air, white-columned pavilion, and couples wed in view of the surrounding garden with the Villa and woods in the background.

Directly behind the Villa, the Oval Garden offers a lush, intimate setting complete with classical statuary and wisteria-covered pergolas. A brick pathway serves as the center aisle, and a columned arcade makes a stately backdrop for exchanging vows. A third ceremony option is the new West Lawn Garden, which can accommodate 300+ guests.

Newlyweds are able to take photographs on the picturesque grounds. In addition, loved ones can in the West Lawn Garden or the scenic Spanish Courtyard. Receptions follow on the Villa’s broad veranda.

Perhaps the Villa’s most charming space is the Solarium, the perfect niche to showcase the wedding cake. Floor-to-ceiling windows along the north and east walls frame the scenery and let in abundant natural light. The original terracotta tile floor, inlaid with floral patterns, enhances the vintage ambiance.