Lady Wives celebrate their Mexi-Jewish Wedding at Ruby Street.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Abbey & Martha. Check out their Mexi-Jewish Wedding at Ruby Street on H & H Weddings today!

Abbey and Martha were the winners of the LGBTQ+ Wedding contest we offered in 2018 for one lucky couple to win gratis wedding planning services. After receiving dozens of wonderful applications with stories of amazing and deserving LGBTQ+ couples in the LA area, Abbey and Martha’s story stood out to us as the best.

ruby street LGBTQ wedding

All photos by Monica Linda Photography

Their love story was full of journies, avid travels, career-driven experiences, spin classes, concerts, long dates, inside jokes, and a joint appreciation of Salt-N-Pepa. These Lady Wives were the ultimate winners and so became this incredible Mexi-Jewish Wedding!

Colorful Ceremony

Lesbian Wedding Ketubah Signing

Abbey and Martha signed their ketubah with their closest friends and parents around them.

modern jewish lesbian wedding ceremony

The lady wives said their vows at Ruby Street in Highland Park under a custom, ribbon chuppah created by Shindig Chic. This winter celebration was warm with color, love, and holiday festivities!

Their Mexi-Jewish Wedding ceremony brought together both Jewish and Catholic elements, including Martha’s family rosary and Abbey’s Jewish heritage of the breaking of the glass(es).

jewish breaking of the glass
lgbtq wedding

You don’t get much better than two beautiful smiling brides especially with makeup and hair by Betsy diFrancesca!

mariachi band

To incorporate Martha’s heritage, the ladies added a Mariachi Band, Mexico En America, to their ceremony and cocktail hour.

mariachi guitar

Cocktail Hour

blue customized wedding napkins

Custom napkins from For Your Party were a huge hit at cocktail hour!

appetizers on a plate

What does any good Mexi-Jewish Wedding need? DUH! There were even mini latkes on the menu. A signature dish from Border Grill owner and celebrity Chef, Susan Feniger.

colorful craft cocktails

Guests enjoyed colorful libations from Cali Craft Cocktails.

brides kissing

Rivera + Greenspan = #Riveraspan2018

Video by Shy McGrath

Ruby Street has been many things over the years…

Suffragette house. Civil rights meeting place. Progressive church.

This beautiful plot of land in a historically protected artists’ neighborhood of LA has always seemed to bring people together.

acrylic seat assignment board


Collectible spoon

As an avid souvenir spoons collector, Martha wasn’t too incorporate her hobby with these customized souvenir spoon favors designed by Raven and Crow. The spoons depicting the venue, Ruby Street, on the top and the bride’s initials, A&M, on the bottom along with the date.

colorful wedding tablescape

Textured florals and tropicals along with pink acrylic table numbers from Shindig Chic adorned each farm table.

colorful wedding table

La Pinata Party Rentals rounded out the colorful and eclectic family-style tables with multi-colored napkins and water goblets.

guacamole on a table

Bring on the chips & guac!

lesbian wedding ring box

Porto’s Bakery replicated their Minted wedding invitation in the design of the cake.

colorful wedding cake
3d printing cake topper

Their 3D printed cake topper was a mini replica of the two brides from their heads to their toes!

yacht rock band

Yachty By Nature brought down the house with some smooth yacht rock!

captains hat

Don’t forget to grab a hat, Captain!

brides singing with wedding band

“I bless the rains down in Afffffrica” – Sang EVERYONE on the dance floor!

hannukah celebration

With the wedding falling on the first night of Hannukah, a menorah, gelt, dreidels, and Barbra Streisand candle were a holiday must!

nasty woman Christmas ornament

You can’t forget a Christmas ornament or two to round out the holiday traditions and celebration!

Martha wore a custom jumpsuit by Daniela Kurrle while Abbey wore a vintage-inspired tea-length gown from Dolly Couture.

Vendor Partner Team:

Venue: The Ruby Street     @therubystreet 

Photographer & Photobooth: Monica Linda Photography     @monicalindaphotography

Planner: Anything But Gray Events   @anythingbutgrayevents 

Videographer: Shy McGrath   @shymcgrath_weddings

Caterer: Border Grill    @bordergrill 

Bar: Cali Craft Cocktails    @calicraftcocktails 

Band: Yachty By Nature    @yachtybynature1 

Rentals: La Pinata Rentals   @lapinataparty 

Florals & Signage & Chuppah: Shindig Chic    @shindigchic

Dessert: Portos    @portosbakery

Dress: Dolly Couture   @dollycouturexo 

Jumpsuit: Daniela Kurrle Couture   @danielakurrle

Beauty: Betsy DiFrancesca @betsybmu 

Rings: Lance Heck Design      @lanceheckdesign

Paper Goods: Minted     @mintedweddings 

Favor Spoons: @ravenandcrow

Mariachis: Los Angeles Mariachi Mexico en America    @mexico_en_america

Valet: Jeffrey Valet    @jeffreyvalet 

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