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The Coziest Winter Wedding at Sacred Mountain Julian

By Carly Shihadeh

Ashley is no stranger to weddings. The bride and her groom, Brett, decided to tie the knot at the venue she manages: Sacred Mountain Julian.

Thanks to her experience in tending to countless “I dos,” Ashley knew just how to take the reins on her own big day. “It was really about us,” she says. “We didn’t let anyone else influence any part of our wedding.”

In fact, the couple’s cozy engagement somewhat set the tone for their wedding vision. Brett’s dog brought the ring to Ashley while she was cuddled up on the couch, and they celebrated her saying “yes!” by staying in with pizza and wine. So, on a brisk December the day, the couple tied the knot in an equally intimate and relaxing way.

The bride and groom created a cozy winter wonderland complete with comfort food for 65 of their friends and family—Buona Forchetta slung wood-fired pizzas and prepared pasta, while Julian’s iconic Mom’s Pies handled dessert. Then, the property’s plenty of fire pits and candles helped create the perfect ambience. The only hard part? “Trying to find the perfect faux fur jacket to go with my dress!” Ashley says. Hey, we think she nailed it.

Bride and groom stand in front of a dark brown rustic building Bride holds bouquet of deep red flowers and light pink flowers Bride and groom stand in the woods Floral arrangement sits beside a row of chairs at the ceremony site Wooden table and chairs at the reception site A table full of pies from Mom's Pies Tabletop decorations at the reception site including candles and tea lights The couples' table at the reception site with a script sign reading "The Martins" on the wall behind Deep magenta-colored cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktails Lounge area with a sofa and large, round cushions for seating Couple embraces in a field as the bride wears a faux fur coat


$20,000 or less

Their Talented Team

Venue: Sacred Mountain Julian
Photography: Michelle Lillywhite
Cake: Mom’s Pies
Catering: Buona ForchettaSnake Oil
Coordination: Mary Ann & Robyn, Family Affair Weddings
Florals: Feather Acres
Hair: Nicole Meins
Linens: Sacred Mountain Julian
Makeup: The Pretty Parlor
Rentals: Cedar & Pine

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