Ashleigh & Royce: An Intimate & Elegant Affair at The Ebell of Los Angeles
When two family friends of over ten years tie the knot in a ceremony written by their entire bridal party, there's bound to be an air of romance. Now add in the design sensibilities of Kristeen LaBrot, an abundance of romantic florals, and the bride's timeless Ian Stuart gown, and you've got a wedding we can get behind.
Loads of color isn't for everyone, and we get that, which is why we absolutely adore when couples test the waters with a little pop of hue. While Ashleigh and Royce's touch of turquoise is modest, it makes all the difference, and peppers a bit of fun into their otherwise classic and sophisticated black and white nuptials.
From the bride... "While we were on our engagement-moon we started imagining how we could make our wedding a unique experience for us and our guests; a wedding unlike any other. We immediately decided that though we were both Jewish, neither of us had a relationship with a Rabbi. We wanted the ceremony to be personal and meaningful, and not performed by someone we met a handful of times. It just so happened that one of Royce's best friends was ordained. That spiraled into the idea of having our entire wedding party, of our best friends and my sister, write the entire ceremony and perform it. We also had my sister Cameron, who was responsible for the match, be the Maid of Honor AND the Best Woman. We also wrote our own vows. We made sure that the ceremony was a complete secret from us so we heard it for the first time along with the audience. It was so special, one of our guests said that it was the first 'real' wedding they had ever been to. The ceremony set such an amazing tone that the rest of the night was flawless!"