A Chic, Retro-Glam Wedding at the Ebell Club of Long Beach in Long Beach, California
Edgy geometric accents lent Elizabeth Anderson and Adam Rennie’s elegant, old-world-inspired wedding at the Ebell Club Long Beach a major punch of personality.
The couple created a romantic, moody vibe with Bordeaux, rose and metallic tones, and lush arrangements of dahlias, roses and cascading greenery. “The Ebell Club of Long Beach is such a beautiful venue and doesn’t need anything added at all, but having all of the gorgeous florals there definitely helped set the tone,” Elizabeth says.
The ceremony took place in the venue’s covered courtyard, a light-drenched space built in the Spanish Revival style with an ornate fountain and colorful mosaic floor tiles. Fiddle-leaf fig trees, cascading ivy and burgundy blooms framed the altar, adding a natural, bohemian feel to the space’s otherwise refined details.
For the reception, the couple joined their guests in the ballroom for an evening of dinner and dancing. Opening out onto the courtyard, the stately room featured 24-foot hand-stenciled ceilings, dazzling crystal and iron chandeliers, and natural wood wainscoting. Elizabeth and Adam played up the room’s early 20th-century appeal with skyward-reaching floral arrangements, taper candles and ornate gold geometric décor elements (like the showstopping cake stand) for a little art deco glamour.
The bride drew inspiration from Grace Kelley for her wedding day duds, donning a lace mermaid gown with long illusion sleeves and a covered button back. “She exuded classic beauty. Every photo I saw looked so timeless, classic and elegant," Elizabeth says. "I knew I had to have a long-sleeve gown with a cathedral veil and a blusher for walking down the aisle."