This Ebell Long Beach Wedding Shone with Moody Elegance

November 4, 2018 | juliette

Rachael and Michael’s Ebell Long Beach wedding was a beautiful mix of sophistication, elegance, and fun! The venue, which featured a sun-drenched courtyard, mosaic floors, and crystal chandeliers, was the perfect backdrop for the couple’s timeless style. For a touch of moody vibes, they decorated the reception hall with black velvet linens and burgundy and cream floral arrangements created by Penelope Pots. The talented planners of Aster and Park Events did a fantastic job letting the elegance of the space speak for itself while also adding personal touches that spoke to Rachael and Michael’s style, and photographer Morgan Hydinger captured it all beautifully!

The Couple:

Rachael and Michael

The Wedding:

Ebell Long Beach, California

I found Ebell Long Beach on a blog site (I think the Venue Report). Even though I’ve lived in LB forever, I had no idea it was there. We knew we wanted to stay local but was open to ideas or places depending on what we found. It was the first place we looked at and the moment we walked in we knew it was the perfect place for us!

The venue has so much already we wanted to keep it simple but stick to our style. I love dark moody colors and kinda out there ideas. The only thing I knew I wanted from day 1 was black velvet tables, everything else fell into place from there. I couldn’t have imagined it any other way. Everything was perfect!

Sitting down at dinner and finally taking a look around and noticing all of our friends and family being in one place to celebrate us. We were both so honored and happy we could all be together. But if I had to choose a second most memorable moment, it would be when all of my husband’s friends gathered together to sing his famous wedding song “Faithfully” by Journey and ended up pulling him up to sing. I think it was probably one of the most anticipated moments from everyone. He sings it at every wedding!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Morgan Hydinger
Event Planning – Aster and Park Events
Venue – Ebell Long Beach
Floral Design – Penelope Pots
Catering – Tres LA Catering
Cake – Great Dane Bakery
Dessert – Donut Junkie
DJ – Ovation Entertainment
Videography – Seven Pines Productions
Stationery – Champagne Press
Makeup Artist – Brittany Thomason
Hair Styling – Gordon Gallego
Rentals – Borrowed Blu and MODI Event Supply


Congratulations to Rachael and Michael, and a big thanks to Rayce PR for sharing this Ebell Long Beach wedding with Junebug! Love the timeless and elegant vibe? Check out this sophisticated bohemian Cape Town wedding at Die Woud for even more dreamy inspiration!

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  1. Hey! I’ll be the officiant there today. Irony.

  2. Looks so beautiful, thank you so much for the feature!

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