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Linda + Sheldon | Chana & Don Photography

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Another Gorgeous Rustic Romantic Wedding!

 

 

 

Linda’s dress was light and airy, with lots of stunning embroidery details, while her bridesmaids looked lovely in their sleek navy gowns.

 

 

Sheldon and his band of enthusiastic groomsmen seen below getting ready in our Groom’s Room before the ceremony.

 

Rustic Inspirations provided this incredible charming Barn Door for the ceremony backdrop!

By adding a signature touch of something special, like this decor, it brings out the rustic flair we love so much! 

 

The ceremony was so full of love, and once the Groom started tearing up, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

 

Floral Occasions by Janna Hatch worked her magic, adding so much life to the ceremony backdrop.

We’re obsessed, and it looks like something you’d see in a high fashion photoshoot!

 

After the ceremony, getting this fantastic bridal party together was a blast!

Their excitement and constant smiles added to the life of the party.

 

During cocktail hour on the Upper Lawn area of the Castle, Mariachi Victoria de San Diego was the true party starter with their traditional songs and live-wire entertainment skills.

We’d have them back any time!

 

Moving back down to the Lower Lawn Reception Site after cocktail hour, guests got ready to welcome the newlyweds! 

 

The dining tables looked so elegant, plucked from a scene in a fairy tale.

Floral Occasions by Janna Hatch masterfully balanced these works of art on tall golden centerpieces.

 

 

Personal Touch Dining provided an excellent buffet dinner with their famous Citrus Marinated Tri-Tip and hearty Rustic Chicken!

 

The couple decided to have a Money Dance for guests to pin their “well wishes” to the happy couple.

 

Guests were encouraged to enjoy the rest of the night in the cozy Grand Hall for desserts and more dancing!

 

Party People kept the Castle rocking from then on, thanks to their extensive list of crowd favorites!

 

Thanks to Sheldon and Linda for choosing to shares all these special memories with us!

We wish you both all the best!

 

Special thanks to all the excellent vendors who helped us put this magical day together!

 

Vendors:

DJ: Party People

Photographer: Chana & Don

Florist: Floral Occasions by Janna Hatch

Decor Rental: Rustic Inspirations

Mariachi Victoria de San Diego

Special Events Catering, Coordination, and Venue Management: Personal Touch Dining

Eileen + Cameron | Chana & Don Photography

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From China, With Love!

This stunning couple came to us from the other end of the world to celebrate their marriage with the Groom’s side of the family.

 

The Oaktree Ceremony Site, draped in a gorgeous floral garland with lots of soft pink and lavender, was ready for the main event thanks to Simply Adina Floral Design.

 

Moses Lin Music performed live for the ceremony and throughout the cocktail hour! 

 

Cameron and Eileen chose to incorporate a Sand Ceremony into their vows.

 

The Big Kiss!

 

After the ceremony, our Event Coordination team encouraged guests to sign their names on the happy couple’s Guest Book Map!

 

On the upper lawn, the reception continued for the rest of the evening, and everyone enjoyed craft cocktails as Personal Touch Dining served appetizers!

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Mushroom Caps

While their guests enjoyed the music and food, the love birds were whisked away by Chana & Don Photography for a private photo shoot.

 

Guests found their seats at tables which the Bride and Groom had named after special places significant to them from all over the world.

 

We love these custom luggage tag wedding favors used as napkin rings at each place setting!

 

A second favor, small bags of chocolate, were also at each seat in lucky red bags.

 

A First Dance after the Grand Entrance with our castle in the background always paints the most romantic picture!

 

Personal Touch Dining began their exquisite dinner service with fresh Roasted Beet and Mandarin Salads for each guest.

Topped with Goat Cheese, Grape Tomatoes, and Toasted Almonds, this salad is always a crowd-pleaser.

 

It’s tough having to choose between two such exceptional entree items!

First option: The White Seabass with Mediterranian Spices, Sundried Tomatoes, Petite Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, all in a Lemon Butter Sauce.

The second option: Braised Beef Short Ribs in a Red Wine Demi-Glace with the same Petite Carrots and Fingerling Potatoes.

 

After dinner, toasts began, and we love the look of these Peacock Chairs behind a happy couple!

 

Desserts, also by Personal Touch Dining, included Lemon Bars, Brownies, Blondies, and Cheese Cake Bites to accompany the personal Couple’s Cake for the Bride and Groom.

 

This outdoor dancefloor is a perfect alternative to dancing in our Great Hall on those hot summer nights.

Dancing DJ Productions kept everybody grooving for the rest of the night!

 

After the last song faded away, Cameron and Eileen had their guests gather around for a quick Grand Exit into their vintage getaway car!

 

Congratulations to this incredible couple, we’re so honored to share such a special day with you!

 

Thanks to all the fantastic vendors who helped us create such wonderful memories for these two.

Special thanks to Personal Touch Dining for our Special Events Catering, Coordination, and Venue Management!

 

Vendors:

Chana & Don Photography

Dancing DJ Productions

Ceremony and Cocktail hour Guitarist: Moses Lin Music

Simply Adina Floral Design

Personal Touch Dining

Breanna + Zach | Traci True Photography

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Stunning Spring Romance!

Breanna and Zach’s Spring Wedding and Reception was the stuff of dreams.

 

 

Greeted at the front of our Castle, we encouraged guests to take a Welcome Drink to their seats at the ceremony location.

 

 

A glass of crisp bubbly in hand, everyone admired the tiny details Breanna and Zach had collected.

 

 

The Floral Arch for the ceremony, decorated by Sea of Flowers, was elegant and perfect for their Rustic Romantic motif.

 

 

It’s not often we see custom printed “Reserved” Signs for the ceremony!

 

 

Everyone filled a cup with rose petals to shower the newlyweds with after the Big Kiss!

 

 

The love birds incorporated a Sand Ceremony into their vows and filled an Hour Glass to decorate their future home.

 

 

Finally came the Big Kiss, and Zach made quite the statement with his deep dip at the critical moment!

 

 

We’ll never get enough of this “I Do” Glow!

 

 

Thankfully, most of the essential pictures were taken before the ceremony, so the Bride and Groom enjoyed their Cocktail Hour with their guests.

Personal Touch Dining set up an Appetizer Station as well as tray-passed Zach and Breanna’s favorite hor ‘devours!

 

 

We love a custom bar menu, and a hand-made bar sign is a perfect way to display all your options for your thirsty guests!

 

 

Aren’t you glad Polaroids are coming back?!

They’re just the right size for Guestbooks, and provide an instant, lasting memory of your special day!

 

 

This gorgeous custom seating chart blew us away with its unique design and fun custom hashtag!

 

 

The tablescape was elegant and simple, with gold accents from the candle votives and chargers from our Castle treasure troves.

 

 

We adore personal touches like these Thank You Cards.

All your guests like to know you appreciate them for supporting your love. 

 

 

The Grand Entrance featured the happy couple wearing even more special details!

Breanna’s jean jacket was customized with the wedding date on her inner sleeve cuff and her new last name on the back.

 

 

Like the wedding royalty they were, Zach and Breanna sat on the upper tier at their sweetheart table, so they had a full view of their friends and family.

 

 

Personal Touch Dining whipped up another fantastic buffet for dinner, and even served some of our favorite side dishes! 

 

 

We had to give the Father of the Bride a quick shout-out for impressive moves he showed off during the choreographed Father Daughter Dance!

 

 

DJ Sound Express rocked the dancefloor and kept guests grooving the whole night!

 

 

Flour Power baked a personal Couple’s Cake for the ceremonial cake-cutting, and we like the simple berry decoration to complement the detailed cake topper.

 

 

Personal Touch Dining helped support the dessert station by providing a delicious assortment of sweets for guests to sample.

 

 

After the last song, everyone was reminded to take home a Succulent wedding favor hand-planted by the Bride and Groom! 

 

 

Our talented Coordination team passed out glow sticks and helped everyone line up for the Grand Exit, making sure everyone was present to see the newlyweds off on their journey as Husband and Wife!

 

 

We loved working with Zach and Breanna, and their wedding was a fun-filled way to start our 2019 season!

 

 

Thanks to all the magnificent vendors who helped us create another wonder-filled wedding!

Special thanks to Personal Touch Dining for all our Special Events Catering, Coordination, and Venue Management!

 

 

Vendors:

Traci True Photography

DJ Sound Express

Personal Touch Dining

Sea of Flowers

Flour Power

Natalia + Joshua | Creative Vision Photography

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Joshua and Natalia’s Reception-Only Special Event!

This loving couple chose to have a traditional ceremony off-site at their church, coming to us for the big party after!

 

 

Without a ceremony, The night began with Cocktail Hour, thanks to Personal Touch Dining. 

Their delicious appetizers always go so well with our incredible mountain views!

 

 

Natalia’s own two hands made that gorgeous floral arrangement she is holding!

This talented Bride even came early to help set up the table centerpieces!

 

 

The reception was inside, and this beautiful couple looked great coming down those grand stone steps to the cheers of their adoring fans (aka friends and family)!

 

 

The First Dance happened after the buffet dinner, once Personal Touch Dining cleared some space for all the dancing!

 

 

Flour Power Cakery suited up the happy couple with this mouth-watering full three-tiered wedding cake, and you’ve got to check out that topper!

 

 

We were astounded by their custom, 3D printed, Cake Topper that looked just like the love birds!

 

 

The dessert station, filled to the brim, overflowed with decadent chocolate-covered strawberries from Personal Touch Dining to go along with the cake.

 

 

JVI Entertainment rocked the night away, and guests loved the variety of music!

 

 

These adorable bubble bottle wedding favors were the perfect wedding favors for this happy couple’s grand exit!

 

 

We were so honored to have such a wonderful evening with this incredible couple!

We know their future together will be bright, and we wish them all the best!

 

 

Thanks to all the spectacular vendors who helped us out for this special event for all their excellent work!

Special thanks to Personal Touch Dining for their Catering, Event Coordination, and Venue Management!

 

Vendors:

Creative Vision Photography

JVI Entertainment

Personal Touch Dining

Flour Power Cakery

 

 

 

Brandy + Chris | BE Studios Photography

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A Corona and Chardonnay Kind of Day!

We loved working with Brandy and Chris as they planned their end-of-summer special day here at our Castle.

 

BE Studios Photography explored the Castle looking for the perfect spots for some separate Bride and Groom Glamor Shots before the ceremony.

 

 

We couldn’t get enough of Brandy’s classy, romantic look, timeless and perfect for our vintage feel.

 

 

Guests were greeted at the front of the Castle by staff from Personal Touch Dining who served the Pre-Ceremony Welcome Drink: Corona and Chardonnay!

 

 

The ceremony down at the Oak Tree Ceremony Site was so sweet!

These love birds had everyone smiling during their vows. 

 

 

After the Big Kiss, it’s so fun seeing this look on a happy couple’s face!

 

 

 

 

After the ceremony, everyone was encouraged to move upstairs to the Upper Lawn for cocktail hour, where there were snacks, drinks, and games for guests of all ages!

 

 

We love having an indoor reception!

Grand Entrances down our Great Hall’s grand stairs always seem so official!

 

 

The Great Hall is so cozy and perfect for events with smaller guests counts.

 

 

After a fantastic buffet dinner, Personal Touch Dining staff helped break down a few tables to open up the dance floor!

 

 

Flour Power baked and decorated this stunning three-tiered cake for the love birds, and guests were all raving about the delicious flavors!

 

 

In between songs, guests could make their way to the photo booth, just down the hall from the festivities, for some extra fun!

 

 

Keeping these two off the dancefloor was impossible!

Thanks to DJ Artistic, the Castle was rocking for the rest of the night!

 

 

We’re so happy for this beautiful couple, and wish them all the best in their bright future together!

 

 

Thanks to all the great vendors who were with us for this fantastic event, we couldn’t do it without you!

Special thanks to Personal Touch Dining for the Catering, Coordination, and Venue Management of all our Special Events!

 

Vendors:

BE Studios Photography

Personal Touch Dining

Nancy Lobo Designs

Illuminate Photo Booths

Flour Power

DJ Artistic

 

Nikki + Noah | True Photography

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We loved having Noah and Nikki here at our Castle for their special day!

 

Starting the day off right, here we see Nikki getting ready in our bridal suite, taking a private moment to read a love note from her future husband, Noah!

True Photography knows our Castle like the back of their hand, so they’ll show you all the secret spots for the perfect picture.

The First Look was out on our patio, beneath the welcoming gaze of our friendly historic windmill.

 

This location also happens to be just right for front row seats if you’re the Bridal Party!

We love how timeless and romantic our Castle is for couples who want to feel like the royalty they are on their wedding day!

The ceremony was in the shade of our grand Oaks, and Simply Adina Floral Design kept the decorations simple since there is already so much natural beauty in that space.

After the big kiss, the newlyweds were all aglow as they came back down the aisle as Husband and Wife!

Guests were encouraged to start the party upstairs on our Upper Lawn area for cocktail hour thanks to the help of some cheerful hand-painted signs.

There we had set up Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, and Giant Connect Four to help guests of all ages pass the time. 

Personal Touch Dining always knows how to keep the good stuff coming!

We love these Tomato Basil Bruschetta Bites. They’re vegan and so fresh!

As guests made their way back down to the main dining area, these adorable custom-printed packets full of flower seeds were on each napkin as the wedding favors. 

We always like the idea of the happy couple choosing to have their Sweetheart Table on one of the upper tiers of our Lower Lawn Reception area.

It allows for the whole party to see them without any trouble!

For dinner, Personal Touch Dining continued to spoil us by serving Nikki and Noah’s choice of their delicious fresh Herb Crusted Mahi-Mahi and savory Citrus Marinated Tri-Tip, carved to order at the buffet!

We love the gold custom cake topper, on top of Flour Power‘s three-tiered wedding cake, that went along with the gold accents on the tables. 

A traditional cake wasn’t quite enough for these happy campers, so Nikki and Noah also had Personal Touch Dining put together a S’mores Station!

This station is always a fun treat for guests; everyone loves to roast marshmallows!

Personal Touch Dining even offers Reese’s Peanutbutter Cups to add a little something extra to your S’more!

We loved celebrating with Niki and Noah!

We’re so glad their special day was everything they dreamed of, and we wish them all the best!

Thanks to all the excellent vendors who helped us make the magic happen!

Special Thanks to Personal Touch Dining for the Catering, Coordination, and Venue Management of all the special events at our Castle!

Vendors:

True Photography

Dancing DJ Productions

Personal Touch Dining

Simply Adina Floral Design

Flour Power Cakery

 

Meggie + Chris | True Photography

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A Vintage Love Story

Classic cars, classic romantic white wedding, with a one-of-a-kind love.

 

 

Meggie and Chris knew they had to get married here at our beloved Castle the moment they saw it.

Their love for classic cars and vintage style melded perfectly with our timeless look!

 

 

Sugar Rose Flowers create some of the most exquisite floral arrangements, including the stunning bridal bouquet for Meggie.

 

 

True Photography always finds new and creative angles to show off our beautiful venue, and this shot of our Oak Tree Ceremony Site is stunning!

 

 

Once everyone was seated, the main event could start!

The flower girls looked perfect in their dresses, spreading flowers and joy down the aisle. 

 

 

Behind the ceremony area, the vintage car carrying precious cargo came down the hill and right up to the ceremony area!

Such a smart way to gracefully avoid walking down stone steps in a delicate gossamer gown!

 

 

True Photography captured this priceless shot of Meggie, the Castle Princess, about to step down from her carriage.

 

 

We can’t get enough of moments like this: where we know clients we’ve come to know as family of our own, take the first steps towards their forever futures!

 

 

Not an ounce of nervousness in these smiles!

 

 

Like something from a classic fairytale, the Love Birds said their “I Do’s,” and the party started!

 

 

Don’t forget about our favorite part!!

Just look at the Glow from these two!

 

 

Personal Touch Dining put their expert eye-for-detail to work by helping us set the tables.

Our event days would be infinitely more difficult without their team of staff, always eager to help.

 

 

Sugar Rose Flowers placed the stunning floral arrangements from the ceremony at the sweetheart table, and we love how it transformed the look!

 

 

Guests were encouraged to explore the Castle grounds, play lawn games, and enjoy delectable appetizers from Personal Touch Dining during cocktail hour.

 

 

True Photography also encouraged guests to take a few pictures with the vintage vehicles that were such focal points of the night!

 

 

Safe from the sunny weather, this extravagant four-tiered cake from Flour Power was patiently awaiting guests when everyone moved inside for dancing!

 

 

Timeless moments like this are what we can always promise anyone looking for that magic on their special day!

Grand Exits like this define the phrase, and it’s hard not getting excited with everyone just looking back at this shot!

 

 

Meggie and Chris light up the room with their love, and we are so excited about their bright future together!

We’re so thankful they chose us to share in their big day. We wish them nothing but the best.

 

 

Thanks to all the amazing vendors who were with us that day!

We couldn’t do what we love without everyone’s heartfelt dedication to these events.

 

Special thanks to Personal Touch Dining for the Catering, Coordination, and Venue Management here at the Castle!

 

 

Vendors:

Personal Touch Dining

Sugar Rose Flowers

Flour Power

True Photography

Sabrina + David | Paige Hill Photography

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The Love Is In The Details

 

Quirky and adorable, Sabrina and David had a multitude of personal unique surprises interwoven throughout their big day.

 

 

I Do Flowers For You did such a wonderful job exploring all their options to give Sabrina her vibrant purple bouquet!

We love how it even matches her hair!

 

 

The ceremony beneath our gorgeous oaks had a special beer pouring ceremony with brew chosen specially by the love birds!

 

 

 

 

Ceremonies by Bethel always does such an excellent job making each wedding unique to the couple and keeping the guests completely captivated.

 

 

 

 

Paige Hill Photography snagged a shot of these sweet socks kept as a fun secret until the right moment by the bridal party!

 

 

Sound Prodigy entertained guests with a masterful music selection and also brought The Mobile Groovin Bus to loaded up with fantastic props for the best photo booth pictures!

 

 

Personal Touch Dining served yet another fantastic assortment of appetizers and when dinner came around, everyone was impressed with the exquisite service from their friendly staff.

 

 

On the dining tables, each centerpiece had a little piece of the fun-loving couple, hidden in plain sight!

 

 

We’re so glad everything was perfect for Sabrina and David’s special day with us!

We look forward to the bright future ahead of them and send all our best wishes.

 

 

 

Thanks to all the fabulous vendors who helped us make the magic happen!

We couldn’t do what we love without all your hard work.

Vendors:

Paige Hill Photography

Sound Prodigy

I Do Flowers For You

The Mobile Groovin Bus

Personal Touch Dining

Officiant: Ceremonies by Bethel

Rebecca + Jason | ABM Photography

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#Adachi Ever After

 

ABM Photography was kind enough to share the pictures of Rebecca and Jason’s big day here at the Castle!

 

 

The day began as it should, in our private Bridal Suites.

Rebecca wore these beautiful, and most importantly comfortable, wedding sandals for the perfect day without sore feet!

 

 

Kendra’s Floral Design did an excellent job on Rebecca and her bridesmaids’ bouquets.

We love how well all these color variations meld so effortlessly.

 

 

Jason added a bit of whimsy to his steely gray ensemble with a vibrant flowered bowtie!

 

 

We’ll take any excuse to show off the front of our Castle, but with such sharply dressed gentlemen poised on our front steps, it just sells itself!

 

 

The love birds had their First Look on the central entrance patio, and joy this tangible should be shared with the world!

 

 

 

Kendra’s Floral Design also created a floral arch with their masterful use of eucalyptus to drape the romantic garland over this grand oak branch.

 

 

The beneath these beautiful boughs, the happy couple said their “I Do’s” and ABM Photography got the perfect shot of the big moment!

 

 

The crisp white, purples, grays were warmed by gold accents like the chargers.

Personal Touch Dining helped us set these tables, and together, we created a beautiful reception area for all the guests.

 

 

Rebecca and Jason gave each guest a custom made candle as a wedding favor to “keep their love burning.”

 

 

For dinner, Personal Touch Dining provided another drool-worthy buffet!

Laid out with a fresh Spring Greens Salad, colorful Veggies, decadent Chive and Garlic Whipped Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, sweet and savory Miso Glazed Salmon, and Carved Tri-Tip, the buffet was incredible.

 

 

With champagne in hand, guests were encouraged to make their way indoors to the Main Hall for the rest of the night’s festivities.

Personal Touch Dining presented a diverse assortment of desserts to accompany the cake topper for the bride and groom.

Guests could help themselves to Rice Krispy Squares Dipped in Chocolate, Raspberry Crumble Bars, Fudge Brownie Bars, Lemon Bars, and a Parisian Macaroon Assortment.

 

 

Dancing DJ Productions took over for the rest of the night, and guests stayed glued to the dancefloor for the rest of the evening!

 

 

These two have such a bright future ahead of them, and we thank them for choosing us to share in their special day!

We wish them all the best from the Castle Team!

 

 

Special thanks to all the excellent vendors who helped us make some magic yet again!

We couldn’t do what we’re passionate about without your continuous commitment to excellence.

Extra shout-out to Personal Touch Dining for the Venue Management, Coordination, and Catering of all our special events!

 

Vendors:

Dancing DJ Productions

ABM Photography

Softspot Media Photobooth

Kendra’s Floral Design

Personal Touch Dining

Happy Clients Galore! | Glowing Review

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Here’s another client who took the time out of their busy day to send us some love!

Brunch weddings come around pretty rarely, an exciting change of pace for our team of skilled Coordinators!

 

Thanks to Personal Touch Dining for their continuous devotion to our clients and overall excellence!

 

Working with Sabrina and David was a breeze and their event was a fantastic way to start our day.

 

We’re so grateful for all these kind words and can’t wait for these pictures either!

 

 

(Be sure to keep an eye out for a blog post about these love birds in the coming future!)