Your Friday lunch break just got a whole lot prettier! This Malibu wedding is the epitome of perfection with gorgeous bunches of blossoms, tablescapes full of interesting shapes and texture, aisle style fit for a fairytale, and pretty as can be al fresco dining overlooking the Pacific. Does it really get any better? Major props go out to Jasmine Star Photography and Picture Perfect Events for capturing and planning this unbelievably beautiful day. See even more here!
From the Bride…Sam took me to Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes for a special night on May 25, 2010. I arrived to our room filled with all my favorite flowers. We had heard the sunsets were beautiful from the bluffs so, before dinner we went for a walk along the bluffs. As we watched the sun set, Sam looked down to the beach below and said, “looks like something washed up on the shore.” Spelled out in drift wood down below was “Marry Me Stephanie.” Then, I looked over and Sam was down on one knee! We had a blast celebrating at the resort. Amazing!
My vision was a romantic, intimate and personal wedding where all the guests felt at home. The Adamson House was so beautiful on its own so, I wanted the wedding to feel like an extension of the vintage touches, colorful gardens and the peaceful sound of the ocean waves. The vintage furniture and wooden dining tables felt like they belonged at the house and the amazing flowers felt like they had been picked from the gardens. The blues drew on the ocean and the flowers were the colors of the sunset (pinks, peaches) along with vintage silver touches.
I had always dreamed of getting married under a big beautiful tree or by the beach so when we found the Adamson House, it was a dream because I would have both! There was something so magical and peaceful about the location. When I would visit it during the planning process, all the stress would melt away, just the most beautiful place.
Kate Holt’s (Flowerwild) flowers are art to me. They looked like she just picked the flowers from a magical garden. Kate also has a style all her own and I love that they have a natural organic feel.
The cocktail hour was held in a courtyard of the house and the guests took tours of the home which is a museum. The reception was held on the back lawn of the Adamson House with incredible views of the coastline and the beach. The ocean waves could be heard from everywhere on the property. The mix of long and round tables made the reception feel like a dinner party so, every table was a part of the celebration. The blue and sand colored linens drew on the ocean and sand and the sunset colors of the flowers popped on the tables. We really wanted everyone to feel at home at the reception so, we did family style food with comfort food like mac and cheese. Everything was outside so, we also provided an ivory pashmina for all the ladies that was draped over their chair wrapped in a ribbon that said “With Love”.
We also infused my mother’s French heritage with fresh macarons as favors. Vanilla Bake Shop made the cake. Vanilla also did the mini desserts. The dessert table was something I was very excited about. I went to flea markets looking for the perfect vintage cake stands for the table. Then, Found Vintage Rentals filled in the rest! This was a favorite of mine. I have to add that I think my favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony. The vintage tables down the aisle, the colorful flowers, the tree and all the guests. Walking down the aisle with my dad, knowing Sam was at the end. The best way I can describe it was.. it felt like a warm beautiful hug. I will never forget that feeling and how it was the most beautiful setting I have ever experienced.
Wedding Photography: Jasmine Star Photography / Floral Design: Flowerwild / Event Planning: Kelley Gin of Picture Perfect Events / Ceremony + Reception Location: Adamson House / Invitations: Urbanic Paper / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza via Panache Bridal / Belt: Monique Lhuillier / Veil: Panache Bridal / Earrings: Borrowed from 23rd Street Jewelers / Sapphire Ring: Mother of the Bride / Bracelet: Etsy / Wedding + Engagment Rings: 23rd Street Jewelers / Groom’s Attire: Zegna / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Hair + Make-up: Sheree Pouls of Lips and Locks / Calligraphy, Chalkboards, Placecards, Programs, Petal Tags & Drink Signs: Laura Hooper Calligraphy / Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Linens: La Tavola Linen