A black and white of the groom embracing his bride. Behind them is the Ebell Los Angeles where their Jewish wedding takes place.


Alex and Talia’s Springtime Wedding at Ebell Los Angeles

One of the most beloved historic landmarks in LA, the Ebell of Los Angeles is a highly esteemed wedding venue in the heart of the city. In addition to its stunning ballroom space, the picturesque outdoor lawn and fountain area, theater, and dining room lounge offer 75,000 square feet of elegant Italian Renaissance-inspired architecture. The Ebell has even set the scene for many film and TV weddings and events such as The Wedding Planner, Forest Gump, Gilmore Girls, and more!

With such a rich history, it’s no wonder Alex and Talia chose it as the location for their heartfelt Jewish wedding. Directly before the ceremony, the couple and their closest family gathered for an essential Jewish wedding tradition- the signing of the Ketubah. This sacred Jewish marriage document outlines the details of the wedding, as well as the obligations of the couple to each other in “til death do us part”. Immediately after, it was time to walk down the aisle where Alex and Talia included several other sacred Hebrew ceremony traditions, such as as the seven circles, seven blessings, and the breaking of the glass.  

In addition to the rich cultural meaning laced throughout,  the event was thoroughly adorned with stunning florals from my friends and frequent collaborators, Leta Verbena. Guided by wedding planner Melissa Lovell, the floral design studio effortlessly carried the ceremony’s elegant garden magic into the lavish reception hall.

Ending the night, all of the couple’s guests joined in for the mirth-filled Hora dance, sending the couple off with one last Mazel Tov! To see my favorites from Alex and Talia’s Jewish wedding at Ebell Los Angeles, take a scroll below:

1. Colorful roses surround the bride's purple wedding shoes. 2. A white wedding dress with floral lace hangs in front of a window at the Ebell Los Angeles

A black and white photo of the bride putting on her wedding earrings

The bride, a white woman, is all dressed up in her wedding gown and veil and stands in front of the stunning windows of the Ebell Los Angeles with her back to cameraThe groom is getting dressed, showing off his custom cufflinks engraved with "T+A" and their wedding dateA black and white of the groom, a white man, adjusting his sleeves and facing towards the window of the Ebell Los Angeles1. Close-up of the groom all dressed in a navy blue tux and boutonniere. 2. Overhead shot of the groom's tie, dress shoes, cologne, and custom ring box engraved with "T+A"Wide shot of the Ebell Los Angeles courtyard, all set up with chairs for Alex and Talia's Springtime Jewish wedding ceremony.

Black and white shot of the bride walking with her bouquet. Several older family members look out a window at her in anticipation.First look- the bride taps the groom on his shoulder1. Black and white of the bride hugging the groom 2. The sun flares ahead as the couple embraces for their Ebell Los Angeles wedding

The bride looks lovingly at her groom as he smiles back. she is holding her bouquet behind his back.

Close up details of the couple's wedding gown, tux, and bouquetThe bride stands in front of a stunning window at the Ebell Los Angeles.

1. The groom walks with his 7 groomsmen. 2. The entire wedding party stands and smiles on the steps of the Ebell of Los Angeles. 3. The bride walks and laughs surrounded by her 7 bridesmaids.1. Colorful floral arrangements set up for the wedding ceremony. 2. Detail shot of the tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl, wine and a goblet, and vow books for Alex and Talia's Jewish wedding at Ebell Los AngelesWide shot of the ceremony altar, called a Chuppah in Jewish weddings, and floral arrangements leading up the stairs at the Ebell of Los Angeles

Close up of the bride and groom's custom vow books labeled "his vows" and "her vows"The bride and groom are seen sitting at a table looking at the Ketubah, a Jewish wedding document that is painted with green laurels. 1. The bride and groom laugh as their wedding party signs the Ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract 2. The entire wedding party and family group raise a shot glass to celebrate the Ketubah ceremony 1. Two musicians play the violin and the guitar at the Ebell Los Angeles wedding 2. The groom smiles in front of the Chuppah in anticipation of the brideTwo flower girls in white dresses and floral crowns run down the aisle. Everyone at the wedding smiles at themWide shot of the entire wedding ceremony.1. The bride smiles at her groom as she takes the goblet. From behind, his white kippah is seen on his head. 2. The Groom smiles back at the brideThe bride and groom are seen wrapped in the tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl.1. Black and white shot of the bride and groom with their eyes closed in prayer, wrapped in the tallit. 2. The groom performs the breaking of the glass under his foot, a Jewish wedding tradition, and smiles at the brideThe bride and groom kiss at the end of the aisle in the Ebell Los Angeles courtyard. Behind them, their friends and family cheer and smile!1. A signature cocktail menu inspired by the couple's dog, Lula. 2. A waiter holds a wooden appetizer tray of colorful slidersThe tables are set in the ornate Ebell Los Angeles reception hall. Mint wooden chairs surround tables with white tablecloths and napkins, with colorful rose floral centerpieces in the middle of each table.The sweetheart table for the bride and groom. A large floral spray sits on the ground before the table.1. The wedding cake sits in the reception hall. 2. Outside, the Wilshire Ebell Theatre sign is clearly seen atop the building, with a large projection on the side of the building that says "And they lived happily ever after...But first...let's dance! T+A 4.30.23"1. The bride and groom smile as they head to the dance floor 2. The bride and groom and one of their parents laugh together at the sweetheart table during the toasts 1. The dessert table with a sign titled "The Pittsburgh desert table". 2. Two musicians play the saxophone and trumpet at the wedding reception. 3. The guests are dancing, one man has one of the flower girls atop his shoulder and she is smiling.The bride and groom sit on chair lifted by their wedding guests during the traditional Hora dance at their Jewish wedding at Ebell Los Angeles. They smile and laugh at each other!

Vendor List:

Venue and Catering: The Ebell of Los Angeles | Wedding Planner: Mel Lovell of XOXO Weddings| Invitations: Simply Stated | Gown: Grace Loves Lace | Shoes (Bride): Nine West | Tux: Suit Supply | Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio | Flowers: Leta Verbena | Ceremony Musicians: Jason Sulkin Music | Linens & Catering: Ebell of Los Angeles | Cake: Lark Cake Shop |  DJ: Golden Bell Music | Photographer: Kate Noelle Photography | Videography: By Design Films



Voted "Best Photographer" by California Wedding Day. Known for candid romance, breath-taking emotive moments. Sought after for experience.

For over a decade, Kate Noelle has been the wedding photographer of choice for some of the most beautiful, heartfelt, and fun celebrations in the world. Combine Kate’s candidly romantic style and discerning eye for detail with her calming kindness, and you have one of California’s most sought-after photographic experiences. 

 Kate’s work has been featured on leading wedding photography publications, and blogs including Ceremony Magazine, Huffington Post, and Carats & Cake. In addition to weddings, Kate photographs high profile events such as the Academy Awards, the Emmys, The SAG Awards, the Golden Globes, and Radio Disney Music Awards. Her extensive repertoire brings with it masterful imagery, above and beyond service, and a stress-free experience.

When Kate isn't photographing events, you can find her at the beach with her husband, Chris, and two kids, Kai, and Capri. 


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