Coast to Coast Wedding

pink and purple and succulant wedding bouquet

For Kate and Ryan’s wedding day the East meets the West, coasts that is. They are both grew up on the east coast but happened to meet on the sunny shores of California. When planning their wedding they decided to keep it on the west coast but with help from family and friends integrated bits of their roots. Kate’s brother married them, Kate’s mom hand wrote all of the escort cards and framed photo’s of Ryan’s and Kate’s family’s decorated the reception table.

There is always much more to see in the full gallery. Be sure to check it out to see all of the details of this coast to coast wedding designed by The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co and captured by Annie McElwain.

Minted Wedding Invites

Kate Spade sparkly shoes

What do you think of Kate and Ryan’s custom wedding stationary? If you are in love with it as much as we are you should take a look at Minted, the world’s premier marketplace for independent design. Their mission is to find exceptional artists and designers all over the world and bring their work to consumers who appreciate great design. How cool!

wedding first look

groom in pinstried suit and coral tie

From the Bride:
Ryan and I are both from the East Coast – he’s from Massachusetts and I’m from South Florida. But because we met and fell in love in LA, we decided to get married in “our” town. We searched everywhere for the perfect wedding venue.

We wanted a small, relaxed, outdoor wedding and reception and when we came across the historic Adamson House on the beach in Malibu, we knew we had found it. The original owners of the home founded the Malibu Potteries company, and the house is covered in the most stunning tiles in rich oranges, blues, yellows and reds. My brother got ordained online and married us under their one hundred year old oak tree, and we all danced the night away with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop. It was a dream come true.

teal and coral wedding party

teal bridesmaid dress and pink and white bouquet

here comes the bride

pink and purple floral aisle decor

getting married

wedding kiss

spiked lemonade stand

escort card table

Our wedding was a bit shabby chic and a bit vintage, and there were dozens of personal touches that went into it, not to mention tons of help from our friends and families. My mom wrote out all the place cards and hung them on old shutters that I got from Etsy. All the flower vases were vintage mason jars and milk glass that I’ve collected over the years. Instead of a guest book, we got specially designed magnum wine bottles from one of our favorite California wineries for our guests to sign. And at the end of the night, we drove off in a 1957 Chevy that we borrowed from a friend.

Because we were basically getting married in a backyard, we wanted to keep things simple and go with a summer BBQ feel. Our signature drink was spiked lemonade and during the cocktail hour our guests noshed on chicken and waffles and pulled pork sliders as they toured the historical Adamson home. We both LOVE pie, so instead of a wedding cake, we had an amazing wedding pie and an entire table of mini pies, cheesecakes, and seasonal fruits.

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There is so much craziness that goes into planning a wedding, so cherish every moment of your wedding day. We certainly did! We wanted our closest friends and family to come together to celebrate the amazing love we have for one another, and that’s exactly what we got. It was the most amazing night, and one that we will cherish forever. So, the only thing left to say is: We Lived Happily Ever After!

dessert table with mini cobblers and mini pies

just married wedding pie

welcome table with framed family photos

magnum wine bottle guestbook

wedding lighting

Photographer: Katie Vowels of Annie McElwain
Event Designer & Coordinator: The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co
Venue: Adamson House
Makeup: Be.NYLA
Caterer: Whoa Nelly! Catering
Cinematography: Stereo Waltz Films
DJ: Exxxplosivo DJs
Dress Designer: Blush by JLM Couture
Flowers: Twig & Twine
Groom's Attire: Banana Republic
Stationery: Minted
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Premiere Party Rents
Ceremony Music: Black Canary Strings of The Teahouse Company

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  1. -100. @twigandtwine says:

    RT @weddingchicks: ruby slippers + the ocean blue + a bunch of love in the air @whoanellycaters @greenribbonppco @twigandtwine…

  2. Thanks for the lovely feature Wedding Chicks!

  3. -100. @OldNewBorrowedB says:

    #Wedding #Bride #Reception Coast to Coast Wedding

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Malibu
    wedding. Regards

  5. I love the succulent bouquet and all the bright blue accents! So fresh and pretty. Thank you so much for the post. It looks like this was a fun wedding.

  6. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    coast to coast wedding and mini pies. perfection in my book.

  7. The colours and the styling are just beautiful, especially the flowers by Twig and Twine. The whole ambience has an air of the South of France about it, love it!

  8. -100. Fábio Azanha Studios says:

    What a stunning wedding. Simply adore the decor, the venue and the bride and groom are super chic! Congrats

  9. -100. @Just1Registry says:

    Coast to Coast Wedding

  10. -100. @destination42 says:

    Malibu, BBQ — this wedding is just what you need to forget about the cold (at least for a bit). Via @weddingchicks

  11. -100. @anniemcelwain says:

    RT @weddingchicks: cont … ruby slippers + the ocean blue + a bunch of love in the air @anniemcelwain @stereowaltzfilm #adamsonhouse http:…

  12. -100. Cindy says:

    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone knows where she got her aqua bridesmaid dresses? Specifically the one shoulder one. Thanks! Looks great!


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