Editor’s Note: This wedding was too pretty to only share once so I dug it out of the CB archives to share again! 😉
String lights. Palm trees. The Malibu coast … you know, the standard ingredients for a dreamy California wedding … Kathryn and Kyle’s gorgeous soiree had all of that and more at the beautiful historic Adamson House in Malibu, Calif.
Says Kathryn, “The beach has always been a special place for us. We knew we wanted to get married by the ocean, but we did not want to actually be married on the beach. We wanted to get married in a unique place where we had never been and would be unique to our guests as well. We wanted a place close to home, but not down the street. We wanted a venue that was intimate, romantic, and felt like we were miles away. Our wonderful planners had mentioned looking at the Adamson House in Malibu. After spending many weekends looking for the perfect venue, we finally looked at the historical Malibu home and fell in love. It incorporated the ocean setting we wanted as well as the uniqueness and elegance we envisioned. It is such a unique venue that we had driven by it numerous times on Pacific Coast Highway and never noticed it. We felt like it was our own little paradise.
Our wedding was a mix of comfortable elegance, romance, and beach-chic. Our colors were blush and peacock blue. The original color scheme was ivory and blush, but when I set out to find blush bridesmaids dresses, I fell in love with one of the sample dress colors which was a beautiful peacock blue. It complemented the ocean and the historical tiles which cover the Adamson House property. The bridesmaid’s dresses are the only place you will see the peacock blue, which made the color pop and blend beautifully with the shades of pink.
When we first saw the Adamson House, the first thing we noticed were the beautiful tiles all over the property. They are so historical and such a special part of the venue so we wanted to incorporate them into our wedding. We decided to have tiles made into coasters which had name tags attached for the escort cards. The guests took their coasters home as their favor which had a thank you message on the back from us which stated, “In Celebration of Our Wedding on the California Coast.” Valerie Pang created these gorgeous coasters for us using original Mexican talavera tiles.
The other thing we loved about Adamson House was that we could bring in our own caterers and rentals. We rented specialty linens from La Tavola and Wildflower Linens, had Italian string lights over the reception and specialty lighting by Revagio Entertainment and Productions, and were able to choose every detail from the dark wood chivari chairs to the silk ivory napkins.
When people say your wedding day is the best day of your life, we now know what that means. It was perfect. It was a magical day and truly was the best day of our lives.”
Read on for the story of how Kathryn and Kyle met and fell in love:
Kyle says he first laid eyes on Kathryn at a Dodgers game when he was 16 and Kathryn was 15. Kathryn was there with her sister and her dad and Kyle was there with a friend. He saw her from a few rows back, thought she was cute, but they never talked that day. It was not until a year later that Kathryn and Kyle met officially in high school but were just friends. A few years later, Kathryn was home from college for the summer and gave Kyle a call while she was staying in Santa Barbara. Kathryn invited him up to hang out with her and he gladly accepted. Completely unexpected and unplanned, they began spending every minute together. That summer, they fell in love. Three short months later, Kathryn had to return to college at Saint Mary’s a long 6 hours away. They decided to stay together and try to make their relationship work through the long distance …which it did. After years of long distance phone calls, endless plane rides back and forth, life’s up’s and down’s, and graduate school stress they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. On May 29, 2011, almost 7 years later to the day, Kyle brought Kathryn back to the city where it all began. Kyle casually mentioned they should spend the day in Santa Barbara over Memorial Day weekend. Kathryn, absolutely clueless, was so excited to spend the day in their favorite city. After hours of eating, shopping, and walking up and down State Street, they walked to the beach. They had brought a blanket and were searching for a perfect spot to relax when the wind picked up and sand was flying everywhere. Kyle asked Kathryn to stand up so he could straighten out the blanket. After trying to get the blanket under control, Kathryn turned around to see Kyle on his knee. Kathryn cried and listened to the beautiful things Kyle said, which ended with “Will you marry me?” Kathryn fell to her knees and said “Yes!”
Credits: Venue: Adamson House, Malibu, CA / Photographer: Couture Foto / Catering & Rentals: Truly Yours Catering / Florist: Stella Bloom Designs / Coordinator: All You Need is Love Events.com / DJ: RSVP DJ / Dessert: http://www.viktorbenes.com