Broadway meets Hollywood Historical Glam at The Ebell of Los Angeles
When Broadway meets Hollywood Historical Glam, there is always room for a costume change (or two!)
Next time you find yourself in Las Vegas, stop by Showboy Bakeshop for a sweet treat and to meet Stephen and Jared.
The grooms met while working in the entertainment industry in Las Vegas, where they live. Jared was a manager for a local production company and Stephen was a dancer for that same producer. “From working together for about a year, we saw how much we had in common and how much we made each other laugh and started dating,” they say. “We have gone on to run a successful bakery in Las Vegas together, appropriately named, Showboy Bakeshop.”
“I proposed to Stephen on the stage of the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York City after a performance of the musical Waitress,” says Jared. “That particular show has always held a special place in our hearts as it combines so many of our passions; musical theater, baking, and Sara Bareilles.”
The Ebell of Los Angeles was the perfect backdrop to the star-studded, Broadway meets Hollywood event.
The newlyweds aren’t big flower people so they wanted something that “incorporated a lot of greenery and a clean, neutral palette that made sense in the historical setting,” says Jared. “Our florist created the perfect arrangements by taking inspiration from a Hollywood floral designer from the 1940s that included various shades of whites and greens with lots of textures that fit perfectly in the space and didn’t overpower what they were meant to enhance.”
Custom wedding logo turned projected gobo by Gilded Swan Paperie. It’s true that the devil is in all the details!
Flower Duet cascaded the room in white and cream florals accented with gold and greenery.
“Throughout the wedding, we had customized napkins with printed lyrics from our favorite songs. We also placed a custom Christmas cracker at each person’s table setting for the reception. Since Stephen is British, and these are a wedding tradition in England, we wanted to include them as a nod to his culture. During the cocktail hour, we also had our pianist only play songs by Sara Bareilles, our favorite singer-songwriter.”
The top two images are the initial computer renderings from Paper Moon Shoppe for the ceremony. One with no florals and the other with florals to see the contrast. Although we went through about 3 design concepts throughout the planning process, this final look with an open-door installation that framed the bar windows was my favorite. Below is the ceremony room at the beginning of the day and the other during the ceremony.
The top two images are the initial computer renderings from Paper Moon Shoppe. One with no florals and the other with florals to see the contrast. Below is the stage at the beginning of the day and the other at the end of the night. The venue loved the custom-made sequin backdrop curtain so much, they purchased it to live permanently at The Ebell! Now Stephen and Jared’s wedding is part of the venue’s present and future! Notice the custom wedding logo, designed by Gilded Swan Paperie and then fabricated by Paper Moon Shoppe hanging from and center. Truly a creative collaboration from start to finish.
And fun fact, the gold sequin backdrop seen here was designed specifically for Stephen and Jared’s wedding. The Ebell loved it so much in the space, they purchased it and now it is a favorite of couples getting married in this historical venue. So in a way, Stephen and Jared made their own kind of history at The Ebell! You will now see this curtain offered as part of the “Hollywood Stage Package” for events.
I can’t say it enough. Everyone can benefit from some light hair and makeup styling on a wedding day! More and more I am loving the grooms are more open to this concept. Truly, there is nothing more relaxing on your wedding day than being pampered and knowing you will look your best, especially in photos! Face It Sugar groomed these Grooms to picture perfection!
We love Broadway icon, Patti LuPone. In fact, since she has filmed at The Ebell in the past, we nicknamed our reception hall, ‘The Patti Room.’ Our wedding planner, Holly, surprised us with a cardboard of Patti waiting for us as we walked into the room all dressed up for the first time. It was a lovely surprise. Patti ended up taking photos with the guests the rest of the night as well as all over the venue with the photographers. It was a fun nod to our Broadway roots and passion.” – Jared & Stephen
This stunning, 24ft long photo booth, created by Paper Moon Shoppe was a crowd pleaser all night long.
The custom invitation suite by Gilded Swan Paperie was gilded, glam, and so gorgeous. Featuring a custom initial logo, wax seal, gold foil, and star details, this time-period-specific invitation suite was truly one of a kind and complimented the historical charm of The Ebell of Los Angeles perfectly!
And one can’t forget the matching vow books for each groom to use!
The star motif seen throughout the wedding invitation and day-of paper goods was mimicked on this 4-tiered gold foiled wedding cake created by The Butter End.
Fun Fact: Stephen and Jared have competed in cake competitions on the Food Network where The Butter End owner, Kimberly Bailey judged their cakes. It was a lovely turn of events to have Kimberly bake their wedding cake!
Photographer: Peterson Design & Photography
Planner: Anything But Gray Events, whose owner and planner, Holly Gray, is Certified LGBTQ+ Inclusive™ by Equally Wed Pro; an Equally Wed Preferred Vendor; and voted Equally Wed’s 2021 Best Inclusive Wedding Planner
Band: Luke Carlsen Band
Invitations: Gilded Swan Paperie
Florist: Flower Duet
Grooms’ attire: Indochino
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.
Cape and accessories: Julie Harris Designs
Attendant attire: Mac Duggal
Cake: The Butter End
Favors: Olde English Crackers
Linens: Luxe Linen
Beauty: Face It Sugar
Backdrops and photo booth: Paper Moon Shoppe
Magician: Brad Baker
Rental decor: Papillon Rentals
Transportation: Riz Transportation
Videographer: Elevate Films