Jade + Garrett | Gabriel Conover Photography | San Diego Event Venue
Jade and her bridesmaids got ready in our cozy Bridal Suite where Gabriel Conover Photography was able to capture some gorgeous detail shots that make our beloved Castle seem so rich with history.
Their personal floral arrangements, such as the bouquets and boutonnieres, were crafted by Tiny Victories and we loved the pops of pale purple they were able to incorporate!
Garrett and Jade decided to do a First Look before the ceremony out in our field beneath the Oaks and the scene was magical.
They took this opportunity to sneak in a few more fun pictures with their extensive Bridal Party before the ceremony on our Upper Lawn Area.
It’s so pretty when Bridesmaids have their dresses in varying shades of a similar color!
For the ceremony on the Upper Lawn area in front of our castle, Jade’s long romantic dress train was absolutely stunning.
She and Garrett shared their heartfelt vows, leaving not a dry eye in the crowd, and then shared a kiss to seal the deal!
We’ve said it before, but we can’t help obsessing a little over the lighting and backdrop these ceremonies offer, giving everyone that “I just got married” glow.
The cocktail hour began directly after the ceremony on the Upper Lawn Reception space and Personal Touch Dining served Mini Italian Meatballs, Mac & Cheese Bites with Bacon Aioli, and Tomato Basil Bisque Shooters with Grilled Cheese Points for the guests to snack on.
Garrett and Jade requested a different layout than what we usually do in this area, but with their smaller guest count it worked out flawlessly and we loved it!
Their Sweetheart Table was at the top of the hill looking down at their guests, utilizing the castle again as their backdrop. It was much like how our Lower Reception area is naturally set up, and the decor was simple with gold accents to balance out the vibrant magenta linens they chose.
Their Grand Entrance was followed by their first dance on the Castle’s main entrance.
For dinner, Personal Touch Dining served a Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese. This was paired with Fresh In-Season Vegetables, decadent Gruyere Potatoes Au Gratin, Mediterranean Chicken, and their Citrus & Oregano Marinated Tri-Tip.
Toasts finished off the evening outside and everyone was encouraged to move inside the Castle for the rest of the evening’s festivities!
Inside, after a quick wardrobe change, Garrett and Jade had their Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances in a slightly different fashion: Dance Battles!
Thankfully, everyone is a winner with this much love in the room and they played the Wedding Shoe Game where questions from the guests were asked about Jade and Garrett’s relationship, such as “who snores the loudest.” The happy couple had to sit back to back with one of each other’s shoes in hand. As the questions were asked, they would raise the shoe of the person they thought fit the question without knowing the other’s answer.
As you can imagine, hilarity ensued and the game was wrapped up by some dancing and a quick cake cutting! Personal Touch Dining then opened up a dessert bar with Lemon and Red Velvet Cake Shooters, Churros with caramel and chocolate sauce, brownie bars, and an assortment of doughnuts! There was no sweet tooth left unsatisfied.
Thanks to Garrett and Jade for choosing to celebrate their amazing day with us here at the Castle. We loved being a part of your love!
Thanks also to Gabriel Conover for these stunning pictures!
Mt. Woodson Castle is Managed, Coordinated, and Catered by Personal Touch Dining.