This artistic wedding at The Adamson House in Malibu, CA is rustic, romantic, and extra personal. We love all of the heart this pair put into their wedding from the DIY decor to the charitable registry to the self-written vows – even a song by the bride! You’ll fall in love every part of this special wedding. A stunning venue, a whole lot of fun, and endless sweet moments – what more could you want?
Kristian and I first took a tour of the Adamson House two months before we got engaged. Without discussing it in detail at the time, we both knew it was special and ended up agreeing on the venue days after he proposed. Only 5 minutes from Kristian’s alma mater, Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, it set the perfect atmosphere and tone for our DIY, cali-cool (with a touch of rustic) inspired wedding. Neutrals, blush and dusty pink was our palette, with plenty of lace intertwined. It all came to life on the most beautiful sunny Summer day, August 14.
I also had a very specific vision for how I wanted my dress to look months before going to shop – all lace, long sleeves, open back. I found just that through Stella York. It was perfection! Although I did have my seamstress make the back even lower 😉
To help make our ceremony unique, Kristian and I decided to show off our artistic abilities. For our vows, Kristian wrote me the most eloquently written poem called “Your Smile” and I wrote a song and performed it on the ukulele called “I Promise This” which were both talked about the rest of the evening. It made for very special moments among all of our family and friends. Our guest speaker also helped make our reception unique. She came to speak to our guests about Compassion International, an organization we both work with regularly and which guests had the option to donate to in lieu of a gift registry. It was a wonderful way to give back and bring awareness to a very worthy cause.
Our favors and name cards were probably my two favorite details. To tie in the history of the Adamson House, we placed custom Spanish tiles that could be used as coasters on each of the place settings with a stamp on the back noting the date and location of our big day. They were a huge hit! To also tie in the beach as the backdrop of our dance floor, I found seashells on Etsy with slits on the top for paper cards, which I placed in sand trays for guests to find their name/table number.