Michelle and Jordan’s wedding was something truly special. These two had originally planned on having a backyard pizza party until they stumbled across Details, Darling‘s Project Darling contest. The ladies of Details, Darling put together a fully funded wedding where all vendors donated their time and services to give one lucky couple the wedding of their dreams when they couldn’t otherwise afford one – and Michelle and Jordan were the big winners!
Sacred Mountain Ranch in Julian, CA provided a stunning backdrop to Details’ vision for an emerald and gold enchanted woodsy design. The wedding was on the longest day of the year, and it also proved to be one of the hottest, nearing 100 degrees! That didn’t stop anyone from having the time of their lives!
Scroll down to see this sweet couple’s dream day – also featured here on 100 Layer Cake!
I absolutely loved Michelle’s romantic boho updo!
First looks are forever my favorite. What a special, intimate moment!
I love how the florals pop against the black bridesmaid outfits!
Photographer’s note – we had to shoot all the wedding party portraits at the sun’s mid-day height! Not easy lighting, but thankfully Sacred Mountain had a patch of shade that made this doable!
We finished coverage of their day when the sun was finally setting and that golden hour magic light was just perfect!
I finally got to try my hand with some smoke bombs! Such fun!
CONGRATULATIONS Michelle and Jordan!!
Fun fact – Their wedding was on a Thursday, and crazily enough, it was the first day of a wedding triple header and California road trip for me! That night I drove west to San Diego for a wedding on Friday and then went up to San Luis Obispo for Saturday! This joyful day was the perfect way to kick off such an adventure.
Photography: Mary Costa Photography
Venue: Sacred Mountain Julian in Julian, CA
Design & Planning: Details, Darling
Floral Design: Layered Vintage & Tiny Victories
Videography: SJ Videography
Beauty Planning: Elwynn and Cass
Hair: San Diego Bridal Stylist, Coco Nicole Artistry
Makeup: Sloane Stylist, Anchor Artistry
Signage: Kenzie Swift of Details, Darling
Cake & Desserts: Hey There Cupcake
Catering & Bar: Miho Catering Co & Barcon
Rentals: Adore Folklore
Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven
Photobooth: Traveling Photo Bus
Staffing: Common Sense Events
Wedding Dress: Mikaella by Paloma Blanca from Here Comes The Bride
Shoes: Acelyn by Vince Camuto
Groom’s Suit: London Fog / Shoes: Cole Haan / Tie: Blueberry Bliss by Dazi / Flower Girl Jumpers: Handmade by Bride’s Mom
Featured on 100 Layer Cake!