Whimsical and Romantic Wedding at Castle Green in Pasadena

Wedding Couple in Castle Green Ballroom

We are so excited to feature Setareh & Mikko’s whimsical and romantic wedding that took place at Castle Green in January. From our first consultation call with Setareh, we hit it off and couldn’t wait to bring the couple’s wedding vision to life. She was interested in our Wedding Management services with some additional help on the overall design.

Setareh and Mikko were such a fun couple to work with. Setareh is a teacher and is extremely kind and caring. Mikko has such a fun sense of humor and kept us laughing every time we met with them.

Getting Ready

The day started with Setareh getting her hair and makeup done at the nearby Hotel Constance in Pasadena. When she arrived at Castle Green, she put on her stunning dress with the help of her bridesmaids. Mikko and his friends put on their finishing touches before the couple’s First Look.

Bride getting ready at Hotel Constance
Invitation Suite for Castle Green Wedding
wedding rings in blue ring box
bride looking in mirror getting ready whimsical flowers
bride portrait with crown
bride getting ready castle green long train
bride castle green ballroom whimsical bouquet
groom in mirror getting ready castle green
Groom smiling in dark colored room
Groom and grooms people outside

Setareh & Mikko had a beautiful “First Look” on the Grand Staircase at Castle Green. Afterwards, they took pictures around the historic venue and on the rooftop.

Bride walking down stairs
wedding first look on staircase
castle green staircase bride and groom
bride and groom in dark room with bouquet
bride and groom hugging on roof
bride and groom holding hands on roof

Post Ceremony + Cocktail Hour

As guests started to arrive at Castle Green, we got the wedding party ready for the outdoor ceremony that took place in front of the magnolia tree on the lawn. Pavan Florals did an incredible job capturing the whimsical style in the ceremony flowers.

Castle Green Pasadena outdoor picture
whimsical wildflowers on lawn
whimsical flowers on lawn
Bride and father walking down aisle
Bride and Father Walking Down Aisle
Bride and Groom Ceremony
Bride exchanging vows
bride and groom kissing in front of tree
bride and groom walking down aisle
Bride and Groom Kissing after Ceremony
Bride and Groom black and white

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the sunroom and main salon. Little Lily’s tray-passed scrumptious hors d’oeuvres options including a Caribbean Shrimp Siu Mai with Pineapple Jalapeño Glaze. The wedding guests were able to enjoy the couple’s decor touches before finding their seats in the ballroom for the reception.

Couple photo for wedding reception
Photos of Family
placecard table and sign for wedding
welcome sign for wedding
escort cards and centerpiece
escort card display and wedding welcome sign


The reception decor was very important to Setareh. We worked together to create something romantic and well thought out to create a cohesive design. We used dusty-blue table linen that mirrored her bridesmaid dresses. To finish the table-top design, we added purple water goblets and ivory napkins to help bring out the floral design by Pavan Floral. Finally, we added a ‘Better Together’ neon sign above the sweetheart table that made for truly epic photos opportunities.

dusty blue whimsical wedding ballroom
dusty blue table top wedding reception
dusty blue and purple goblets with whimsical flowers
better together neon sign sweet heart table

We kicked off the reception with Setareh and Mikko’s first dance as a married couple. It was followed by an impressive plated dinner by Little Lily’s Kitchen. The rest of the evening was filled with entertainment for the wedding guests with a great mix of American and Persian music courtesy of Dart DJs. We also had a photo booth from Triumph Photo Booth to capture all the wedding memories.

bride and groom first dance
father and daughter wedding dance
mother and son wedding dance
wedding cake at Castle Green
bride and groom dancing
bride throwing bouquet
bride and groom kissing in front of neon sign

We had so much fun working with this great couple and bringing their whimsical wedding at Castle Green to life.

This wedding was featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings! Check out the full feature here!

Wedding Management + Design: Amethyst Event Productions
Venue: Castle Green
Photography: Wanderlust Creatives
Videography: Buckley Videography
DJ & MC: Dart Collective
Catering & Rentals: Little Lily’s
Florist: Pavan Florals
Photo Booth: Triumph Photo Booth
Wedding Cake: Flor De Cafe Bakery
Lighting: Christian Smith Lighting
Hair & Makeup: Marie Tran Beauty
Wedding Dress: Panache Bridal Pasadena
Hotel: Hotel Constance



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