Montalvo Arts Center Wedding of Xijia + Bin

A Pin-Perfect Couple!

Xijia and Bin both work for Pinterest, and I have a feeling their wedding photos will make it onto a lot of brides’ wedding planning boards! This darling couple obviously selected each and every detail for their big day with care and attention, creating a pin-worthy wedding and reception. And not only was this wedding a feast fo­­r the eyes, but it was such an honor to witness. Bin clearly adores Xijia and he gave the most moving speech at their reception. More than a few eyes were misty, including mine! Xijia has a smile that makes everyone around her smile, too. What fun it was to see that beautiful smile all day long! Photographing a wedding day that is so filled with love is by far one of the best parts of being a film wedding photographer.   

Wed in the Historic Villa…

Xijia and Bin were married at the beautiful historic villa of the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. The lush green surroundings and tree-lined pathways were perfectly complemented by the color palette of soft blues, grays, and whites. The blooming vines climbing the pillars were a match made in heaven with the bouquets by Michelle Lywood, with their white blooms and abundant greenery!

A Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

Bin and Xijia incorporated a simple Chinese Tea Ceremony into their wedding day. The traditional tea ceremony is important for Chinese weddings. It’s a way to show respect for both families and to ask for the families’ marriage blessings. By serving tea to their parents, Bin and Xijia expressed their gratitude for the years of love and support their parents have given them.

A Garden Party!

Browse through Xijia and Bin’s reception images and you’ll feel transported to a lush garden party. And just wait until you see the cake table! Decorated in shades of blue and gray and adorned with lush greens and white flowers, the wedding cakes were the perfect end to the delightful wedding meal. All the details

 

All Images ©2017 Stella Yang Photography

 

Vendor Credits

Venue: Montalvo Arts Center

Coordination: Lovely Time Weddings and Events

Florals: Michelle Lywood Love Blooms

Rentals: Hensley Event Resources

Linens: La Tavola

Vintage Car: Elegant Journey Limousines