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The wedding of Alyssa and Lauren was held at the Ebell, a philanthropic club which is a spectacular wedding venue. Offering an elegant historic clubhouse, it features two exquisitely detailed ballrooms, an intimate art salon, and a breathtaking courtyard garden That made it a perfect choice for this happy couple.
Planning A Wedding At The Ebell, The Perfect Wedding Venue
Alyssa and Lauren were an incredible couple to work with, as their energy and vision for their wedding was infectious. They truly wanted guests to experience fun and unique evening, including details that were both spectacular and unexpected.
Visually they decided to carry out a glamorous Art Deco concept with a bold color story of black, gold and white. For that extra special touch, they selected a gold sequin aisle runner for their ceremony, and gold chairs black satin padding. Cocktail hour arrangements were bourbon bottles adorned with white florals, which tied into the grand reception, bringing all the glamor of Art Deco elements into place. The reception had a mixture of gold sequin and black adorned linen with lush white florals. A rich purple-hued lighting was added for that perfect touch to enhance their reception.
Selecting Music That Tells A Love Story
Music was a special detail for them. Being in the music industry, Lauren meticulously selected key songs for the day and ceremony songs arranged to tell their love story. Fun details for their love of music carried throughout the night: their guestbook display was made of actual vinyl records, where guests wrote their well wishes; and as a surprise to their guests, a light projection of Prince, one of their favorite artists, was largely displayed on a wall, overlooking the outside reception.
Feasting On Custom Southern Cuisine
Another surprise element Alyssa and Lauren envisioned was to have a not-so-typical wedding menu. They worked with The Ebell’s Executive Chef to create a custom menu of Southern cuisine including fried chicken, black-eyed peas, collard greens, “fried” green tomato salad, homemade biscuits, 6 cheese Mac and cheese, hush puppies and more- complete with a bottle of Red Rooster Hot Sauce on every table! For the toast the couple offered their guests a choice of libation: champagne or bourbon, to represent each of the brides’ styles.
This lovely couple accomplished their goal and then some. Their guests truly experienced a beautiful, unique and unexpected day they’ll remember for years to come.
Vendors That Made The Day Come Special
The beautiful wedding of Alyssa and Lauren, held at the Ebell, was made possible with expertise the following vendors”
Photographer: Kim Fox Photography @kimfoxphoto
Planner: Chic Ambiance @chicambiance
Floral: Loris Flowers @lorisflowersweddings
Venue and Catering: Ebell of Los Angeles @ebellevents
Linen: Elegant Designs Specialty Linen @elegantdesignsca
DJ (with their Instagram name): Jess Funk@jsfnkpro
Dessert: Hansen’s Cakes did our cupcakes
Photobooth: Jess Funk @jsfnkpro
Alyssa’s Dress: Kay’s Bridal; Instagram: kays_bridal
Alyssa’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Alyssa’s Accessories: Alyssa’s earrings were Kay’s Bridal
Rings: Valley’s Gem (Lauren designed both rings)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Aidan Mattox
Lauren’s Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Lauren’s Hair: Ayesha the Barber (@AyeshaTheBarber), owner of Ninth Chapter Barbershop LA (@ninthchapterla)
Hair Stylist: Monique Powers (website, instagram: @monique_powers)
Makeup artist: Monique Powers (website, @monique_powers)
Paper goods: (Menus, Programs, etc..): Designed and printed by Lauren
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Bio: The Ebell of Los Angeles Is a philanthropic organization founded in 1894 for women, and by women. Its building, an architectural masterpiece designed in 1927 by Summer Hunt, is the perfect setting for weddings and other events..
The wedding of Alyssa and Lauren was held at the Ebell, which opens it door to all. For information about booking your big day at the Ebell, check out the details on our website.
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