Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Villa Montalvo Wedding

Villa Montalvo Wedding

This year we photographed a lot of weddings at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga.  There are some really great spots there for photos from the classic architecutre to the beautiful grounds.  I have another album that I am working on from Montalvo and will update my blog soon with some of those images.

Here is some information about Montalvo (it's pretty rich with history)

Montalvo Arts Center was previously known as Villa Montalvo, a historic
landmark built in 1912 by James Duval Phelan (1861-1930). Phelan, a
passionate Californian who had been a three-term progressive mayor of
San Francisco, went on to become California's first popularly-elected
U.S. Senator. Villa Montalvo was Senator Phelan's favorite home and a
center of artistic, political and social life in Northern California.
Phelan invited leading writers and artists to Villa Montalvo to work on
individual artistic projects in an environment rich in dialogue and
fellowship. Jack London, Ethel Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Douglass
Fairbanks, and Edwin Markham were among Phelan's many guests.

Villa Montalvo was named for the popular 16th-century Spanish writer
Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo, who coined the name "California". In one of
his fables, he described an island rich with gold and jewels, peopled
by Amazons whose queen was Califia. On this storybook island of
California, Montalvo's Amazons rode griffins, the mythical winged
guardians of precious treasure. Griffins can still be found throughout
the Villa Montalvo grounds, standing guard over one of California's
true precious treasures.

Here is one of our recent albums from Montalvo:

-- Mark

Villa Montalvo Wedding Photography



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I am a Photographer based out of San Jose Ca. I travel all over the place taking photos of wedding and other events. I have been married to my beautiful wife Lisa for 7 years. She is a Real Estate agent for Alain Pinel Realtos (http://www.lisa4homes.com) We have a baby on the way (baby Faith coming in Sept!) and have 2 cats Jasper and Lucky. When we do have free time we spend it together biking, swimming, playing tennis, snowboarding, or Watching movies. Check out more of our Award winning wedding photography

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