Saratoga, CALIFORNIA :: Classic. Feminine. Glamorous. Luxurious // Styled Shoot

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:: Classic. Feminine. Glamorous. Luxurious. ::

Submitted by :: Chanda Daniels of MRSter ApprovedA Monique Affair

Villa Montalvo is an Italian Mediterranean style mansion nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, in Saratoga, California. The mansion has beautiful manicured landscaping, and it makes you feel as if you are in a romantic fairytale.  It’s why we chose it to stage a gorgeous, classic, feminine, glamorous and luxurious inspired shoot. My creative partners and I created the scene for a glamorous lesbian wedding, but staging to unique vignettes, a sweetheart table and cake display. We achieved this effect using a romantic combination of pinks, yellows, greens and gold. Of course it helps to be beautifully captured, and Christine Glebov of Christine Glebov Photography does exactly that.

To incorporate the glam we paired elements of ivory and pearl linens by Napa Valley Linens with ordinate menus and place cards by Lepenn Designs who also created the invitation suite. The lovely details of the brides’ wedding gowns from the fabulous Kinsley James Couture Bridal also added the glam and romance to this shoot. The hair and make-up team of Stella Stevens Hair Designs and Kristen Calderaro completed the “glamour” look for our couple

Our sweetheart table was arranged using the perfect vintage china by Le Vintage Milk Glass Rentals and paired with a few key items from A Monique Affair’s rental division, Chloe’s Closet. McCallum Designs beautiful lush romantic centerpiece incorporated the luxurious theme of the shoot.  A highlight of the shoot stars the gorgeous three tiered gold dusted, floral cascading cake by Marla Erojo of Cakes Made by M.E.

Our favorite part of the day was finding out during the shoot that our models (a real couple) got married at San Francisco City Hall in jeans! So this shoot took on a whole new meaning and a few tears from all. We hope you’ll take a minute to enjoy our styled shoot. I have to say this was the most creative shoot we have accomplished at A Monique Affair that truly takes on our signature style. On behalf of my creative partners, we would like to share this shoot as inspiration for all Same Sex couples!


Classic. Feminine. Glamorous. Luxurious. Styled Shoot. Gay Wedding.

The Professionals

Event Coordinator & Design :: MRSter Approved –  A Monique Affair
Vintage Nightstand & Cake Plate Rental :: Chloe’s Closet (A Monique Affair)
Photographer :: Christine Glebov Photography
Venue :: Montalvo Arts Center
Florist :: McCallum Designs
Cake :: Cakes Made By Me
Bridal Gowns :: Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Invitation Suite & Day of Stationery :: Lepenn Designs
Vintage Tableware :: Le Vintage Milk Glass Rentals
Hairstylist :: Stella Stevens Hair Designs
Makeup Artist :: Kristen Calderaro
Linens :: Napa Valley Linens
Chiavari Chair Rentals :: Miranda St John Party Rentals


Santa Cruz Mountains, Saratoga, California


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