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Real Weddings: Martha + John

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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.