Mt Woodson Castle Wedding - Ramona, CA | Olivia + Austin

Mt. Woodson Castle in Ramona was the perfect setting for this adventurous couple’s wedding day! Olivia and Austin are TRULY outdoorsy (even thought about living in a van together!). They decided to ditch California and move out to Bend, Oregon where they could pursue more weekend backpacking trips and hikes in the PNW. Their day was extra special since they were able to reunite with family and friends back in San Diego. "Our favorite moment of the day was the very end of the wedding. For the last song of the evening, the DJ played our first song again which was "Your Song" by Elton John. Everyone started dancing together in a giant circle with our arms around each other singing the song. By the end of the song nearly everyone was there in a huge circle and Austin and I were dancing in the middle of the circle. When the song ended everyone ran in and surrounded us for a big group hug. It was very special and we both felt very loved, and felt it was the perfect way to end a perfect day!”

So many brides fall in love with Mt. Woodson Castle because it has a real fairy-tale vibe! “I chose this venue because as a little girl I always dreamed about getting married at the Disneyland castle. When I realized how unrealistic that actually was, I found this venue and fell in love because it was a beautiful castle but it could also hold our big families. We also had our first date at Mt Woodson so having that right behind the venue it made it feel even more special.”

I felt incredibly blessed that these two chose me to capture their day. It was filled with an immense amount of love, hugs, laughter, and happy tears. I asked Olivia what advice she had for brides, and her answer was to “take time, multiple times throughout the day to sit back and just reflect on what is going on. Look at all the people that are there for you, look at all the flowers and little details that you planned. You have spent months and months planning this day and its over in just a few hours so its SO important to make sure you enjoy every moment. And don't forget to eat your dessert!”

Venue: Mt. Woodson Castle // Flowers: Four Seasons Flowers // Dress: Bella Brides Bend, OR // Event Planner: Leah Durfey // Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie // Men’s Suits: The Black Tux // Hair + Makeup: Say I Do Updos // DJ: Sunset Mobile Music // Catering: Personal Touch Dining