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Sneak Peak | Alex + Ikaika (Brandon) | Eyes Closed Photography | San Diego Weddings

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 Congratulations to Brandon and Alex who were married at the Castle this past weekend!They were such an amazing couple and we wish them the best!

Here are some sneak peak photos by Eyes Closed Photography of the fabulous pair!

Vendors:

Catering – Personal Touch Dining

Videographer – Moon Rise and Company

Flowers and Decor – Kathy

DJ – Evolution DJ (Dan)

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Couple Spotlight | Alex + Brandon | San Diego Weddings

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Happy Friday!

Today we bring you Brandon and Alex who will have their ceremony and reception at the Castle tomorrow. We are so excited to share this special day with them. Here are some fab photos of the two that the bride provided us with.

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Steampunk Styled Wedding | Studio Carre | San Diego Event Venues

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A few months back we did an amazing Steampunk styled photo shoot at the Castle with Studio Carre and Ann’s Plans!

Here are some photos from the shoot. We were also featured on Ceremony Blog.Com

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[Photography] Shannon Henry of Studio Carré
[Assistant Photographers] Marian Rosenthal and Courtney Yee
[Venue] Mt. Woodson Castle
[Design & Prop Accessory | Vignette Rentals] Ann’s Plans
[Floral & Accessory Design] Embellishmint Floral and Event Design
[Hair | Makeup] Beauti on the Go
[Headpieces| Accessories] Sandra Nicole Designs and Ann’s Plans Team
[Bridal Gowns] Provence Bride by Allyson Simone
[Vintage Furniture] Rashae Taylor
[Chalkboard Design] Lucky to be in Love
[Cake] Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
[Custom Bar] Snake Oil Cocktail Company
[Sponsored by] San Diego Weddings of Distinction

Couple Spotlight | Mary + Charu | Sidney Morgan Photography | San Diego Weddings

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Happy Friday!

Today we bring you one of our weekend couples who will tie the knot at the Castle tomorrow. Here are some amazing engagement photos to introduce our lovely couple. Oh, and how could we forgot their adorable dogs who will also be attending the event.

Photos by Sidney Morgan Photography

Original Blog Post – www.sidneymorganblog.com/mary-charu

Vendors:

Catering – Personal Touch Dining

Coordinator – Helena Parker with Divine Events by Helena

Florist – Nancy Stevens Wedding Flowers

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Memorable Moments at the Castle | San Diego Wedding Venues

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Happy Hump Day! Today we wanted to bring you some fun and memorable moments of the past from our couples and their guests at the Castle!

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Video | Janell + Matt | Side by Side Cinema | San Diego Wedding Films

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Janell and Matt had their wedding ceremony and reception at the Castle with the help of Courtney from After the Engagement. Above is the video by Side by Side Cinema! This wedding was the 2nd Ultimate San Diego Wedding, put on by Bridal Insider and Star 94.1.

Sneak Peak Photos | Briona + Ryan | Resolusean Photography

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Saturday, July 13th, 2013, Briona and Ryan had their ceremony and reception at the Castle! It was such an amazing event to be part of and everything turned out beautiful.

We cannot wait to get all of the photos but here are some sneak peak ones by Sean Capshaw from Resolusean Photography!

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Couple Spotlight | Briona + Ryan | Resolusean Photography | San Diego Weddings

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Briona and Ryan will be having their upcoming wedding at the Castle this weekend.

We are so excited to be a part of their very special day!

The ceremony will be held on the Front Lawn with the beautiful Castle as the back drop.

After the ceremony, guests will then move to the upper lawn to enjoy cocktail hour drinks and hors d’ oeuvres from Personal Touch Dining.

DJ Brandon Waters will then invite guests down to the Lower Lawn for everyone to enjoy dinner, toasts, cake, dancing and even a delicious s’mores station!

Once the evening concludes, guests will then make their way back to the upper lawn and the front of the Castle’s doors to line up for the Grand Sparkler Exit for the Bride and Groom.

Here are some engagement photos of our wonderful couple by Sean Capshaw or Resolusean Photography

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Video | Elizabeth + Geoff | Side by Side Cinema | San Diego Wedding Films

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Elizabeth and Geoff had their wedding ceremony and reception at the Mt. Woodson Castle back on Sunday, May 26th, 2013. Here is a sneak peak video by Side by Side Cinema of the special day!

Vendors:

DJ – DJ Guys

Photographer – Nathaniel Kam Photography

Catering – Personal Touch Dining

Photobooth – 3 2 1 Smile

Cake – Sumi’s Oven

Florist – Penny Blooms Florals Design

Officiant – Scott Milnes

 

 

Why Should I Have a “First Look”?

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Having a “First Look” has become more and more popular throughout the years. Most brides tend to ask their photographers and wedding coordinator what exactly a first look is.

The First Look is a special moment that is staged and setup by the wedding photographers that allows the bride and groom to have a special moment to see one another before the ceremony. Typically, the groom will be looking away, toward the photographer, while the bride approaches him from behind. As she approaches close to the groom, she will reach out to tap him on the shoulder, allowing the groom to turn around to see his beautiful wife to be for the very first time.

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After they have taken in the moment of seeing one another, the photographer will then take the bride and groom for some portraits together.

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Photo Credit: Sean Walker Photography

First Looks are highly recommends by wedding photographers and here are a few reasons why.

1. The First Look allows the bride and groom to have a very special moment of time together before the guests begin to arrive and ceremony and reception begins.

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2. Having a First Look will also allow for more pictures to be taken of not only the bride and groom, but also of the bridal party and possibly some family members. If you were not to have a First Look and only take the bride and groom photos after the ceremony, you will only have a limited time during cocktail hour to take all of your photos (includes bridal party and family photos).

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3. A First Look will allow you and your wedding party to go an enjoy your cocktail hour and the start of your reception sooner than later after the ceremony. There have been so many times where we see the bride and groom feeling rushed to finish post ceremony photos so that they can go and enjoy their guests and party. You never want to feel as though you are missing out on your special day because you have to take photos. With the First Look, you will be guaranteed to enjoy your reception and the entire experience for a longer period of time.

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4. Of course there are still the couples who are very traditional and want the groom to see the bride for the first time when she walks down the aisle, but we have never heard of anyone regretting seeing one another before the ceremony. This is one step closer to minimizing your stress levels and maximizing your time to celebrate with your loved ones and enjoy your big day!

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Here are some First Look photos of past brides and grooms at the Castle!

These photos end up being some of the most special moments captured of the entire day!

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