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Real Weddings: Martha + John

Martha and John’s Malibu West Beach Club wedding is all about easy elegance, personal elements, and casual beauty.  Martha designed the event herself and put so much thought into creating a fun California experience for her midwest family and friends.  She also even made her own gorgeous wedding gown – so talented!

The lovely Heidi Ryder captured all of these beautiful images and Whitney of Wish Wonder Dream made sure the day ran without a hitch.

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Creating all of the elements of the day was a true group effort.  Martha’s sister jumped in to make the colorful ceremony programs!

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Guests enjoyed cocktails on the patio with a stunning view of the Pacific before heading inside the beach club for dinner.  Carrie Fick of CFS Design created a comfortably elegant atmosphere with sand-toned linens, centerpieces of personal bud vases, and wine bottle table numbers.

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Escort cards were polaroid pictures of each guest – everyone had such fun looking through the images to find their photo!

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Martha and John set out squares of fabric for guests to sign as a guest book, which they will stitch together into a quilt.

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To end the evening, guests received macaron favors, baked by a friend.

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And naturally, Martha and John’s engagement session is also awesome.  You can see the images here on Heidi’s blog; it was set in a silent movie theater!

The following Los Angeles wedding vendors contributed to Martha and John’s wedding:

Photography – Heidi Ryder Photography
Venue – Malibu West Beach Club
Floral, rentals, linens – CFS Design
Planner/Coordinator – Wish Wonder Dream
Stationery – Artful Beginnings
Gown – handmade by the bride
Bridesmaids dresses – J Crew
Hair and makeup – Joyce Luck
Catering – Maison Catering
DJ – Feet First Entertainment
Transportation – Corporate Production Transportation
Coffee bar – Mocha Kiss

For a complete list of wedding vendors in Los Angeles, visit the Elizabeth Anne Designs vendor guide!

*Heidi Ryder is one of EAD’s fabulous featured vendors. For information on EAD’s editorial policies, click here.

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10 comments on “Real Weddings: Martha + John

  1. I am crazy about those wedding photos on your posts, how can you find or shoot such great wedding photos?

    May i share those wedding photos on my blog, of course, just for sharing and to surprise my reader, and i will leave the link?

  2. Tracy writes...

    Your sandals would be perfect for my dress! Where did you get them?

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