Our client Ebell Long Beach was featured on Ruffled Blog for this Class Mod Union! You will love the monochromatic color scheme that set a moody tone! Keep scrolling to view all of the stunning images and find an excerpt from the editor as well as the bride!
L, is for the way he looks at her. Cue all the twig-in-my-eye emojis. Jeff and Heather’s classy mod wedding with marbled geometric details is a California wedding staple, and we’re pretty obsessed with the monochromatic color scheme similar to this Aussie wedding we shared not long ago. Set in a historic wedding venue in Southern California, rich textures and vintage details create a natural backdrop for endless inspiration, and these two make it that much sweeter!
How did you meet?
Jeff and I actually met in high school, my junior year and his senior – he was friends with my high school sweetheart at the time and we just remained friendly even after high school. It wasn’t until a few years later we started dating. It was the day of Jeff’s 22nd birthday and he had invited me to a party he was throwing that night. Needless to say, Jeff and I have been together ever since.
How did you pick your wedding location?
We weren’t really sure what we wanted when it was time to decide on a venue. It ultimately came down to budget. We researched what was possible within the budget we had, we phoned in ahead to get a grasp of what each potential venue was charging. As we were calling each venue, we learned things along the way that made our quest easier. Some venues had vendors we had to use, some had property restrictions, and some offered more amenities than others. There was a range of venues we got to see within our budget from hotels, to country clubs, and boutique style venues. We came across Ebell Long Beachthrough their family of venues. I believe we liked the aesthetic of most of their venues, and found a lot of inspiration from their Instagram account. We went to tour the venue, and instantly knew it was what we wanted.
Did you plan the look of your wedding around a specific theme or color scheme?
I always envisioned my wedding to be pretty monochromatic, but with a modern and clean touch. The Ebell pretty much hit all those points and was so beautiful and inspiring once we entered the venue. What really caught my attention was the very beautiful (and very Instagrammable) black and white geometric tiles right when you step foot inside. I knew the black and white had to tie in somehow to the theme in order for everything to come together. And since my late mother’s favorite color was any shade of purple, we thought that a shade of lavender would be the perfect accent color to the black and white theme we had going. So with the help of my super talented graphic designer, Hannah, we were able to design a very memorable wedding invite that was able to incorporate all those elements. And through that vision of the wedding invite, all other design aspects of the wedding came quite easy afterward since we had something to always go back to as a reminder.
Photography: Elizabeth Wells Photography | Videography: Jose Martinez | Event Planning: A Good Affair | Floral Design: Little Hill Floral Designs | Venue: Ebell Long Beach | Catering: Tres LA | Wedding Cake: Rooney Girl | Photobooth: Bigfoot Photo Booths | Entertainment: Franky Fresh
The Ebell of Long Beach is one of Southern California’s most beloved historic venues. Built in the 1920’s as one of three women’s clubs by the philanthropic Ebell sisters, the Ebell has been lovingly restored and reimagined by owner Alan Dunn of Tres LA.