Wanting to create a quintessential California experience for their friends and family, Stephanie and Brian chose to celebrate at the historic ADAMSON HOUSE off the coast of Malibu. With views of the beach, weekend surfers and even a pelican migration at sunset, it was everything they could have dreamed of and more. From start to finish, they both had the biggest smiles on throughout the day, which inevitably set the tone for the entire celebration. One of pure, unbridled joy which Southern California wedding photographer CHRISTINE DONEÉ captured beautifully!

With such a magical location to begin with, neither Stephanie nor Brian wanted to distract with unnecessary elements. Instead, they opted to reflect the gorgeous scenery with an intentional colour palette: ocean blues, lush greens and sunset hues. Even their invitation suite included a watercolour sketch of the large oak tree that they were married under. The thoughtful details continued with baskets of flip-flops and throws for all of the guests to use as they dined under the stars.

Christine tells us, "It was the most incredible setting of having the lights of the city in the background and the sound of waves crashing beside you. Once the sun set, the party was in full motion with a customised bar, a coffee cart for those needing a little extra caffeine, and a saxophonist who played right on the dance floor. And every single person singing along for the last song of the night."

A huge thank you to Southern California wedding photographer CHRISTINE DONEÉ for sharing this gorgeous Italian wedding with us. Christine is a fine art portrait and wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, California and a valued member of our vendor guide. With a fashion and studio art background she captures love with a purposeful eye and a strong passion for detail. She is inspired daily by the beauty around her and looks forward to bringing your joyful day to life through her elegant photography.

Be sure to check-out more of Christine Doneé's wedding photography work here... and especially this Intimate Elopement at one of Lake Como's historical villas.