sam + adam: two cuties + their romantic outdoor wedding at the 1909 in malibu canyon

Weddings & Engagement
July 9, 2017

adam and sam fell in love on a summer nite so having a summer wedding outdoors, in the woods with all their dearest loved ones, just made sense. they wanted to create an ambience that was classic + beautiful yet comfortable + fun.

the celebration was hosted at the 1909 in topanga canyon with all in attendance with the exception of their sweet canine, clementine.

getting ready was bustling with girls in matching robes running around and making sure everything was just right. adam had inscribed a tiny note on the inside of sams tag which was a sweet surprise before she put on her dress. girls were dressed in shades of pastel pinks accompanied by bouquets in green, white, pinks + just the right pop of maroon. guys were in dark tuxes with red ties. sam + adam opted for a first look to save some time in the day, followed by family shots + the signing of the handmade ketubah. sun shined through the trees during the outdoor ceremony as guests watched the two exchange vows in the nature retreat. cocktails, dinner + speeches commenced in the bottom lawn on long tables decorated in lush greens illuminated by market lights from above. we did some portraits together at the ceremony space and in the woods, where a wet willie contest may or may not have gone down. everyone headed upstairs for sweets + fun + dancing the night away.

this couple has a certain fun-loving nature about them. something you can’t quite put your finger on but is admired all the same. the thing we all look for.

it is a beautiful love

it was a beautiful day.



i shoot weddings in topanga canyon, california + the world // destination wedding photographer // teri b


photography: teri b

venue: the 1909

coordination + design: lucky day events co

dress: katie may 

flowers: heirloom design house

hair: hair by kara shaw

dj: dart collective

makeup: shae cohen

second shooting: myke wilken






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