A Vibrant Jewish Wedding at the Redbury Hollywood in Los Angeles, California
Kristen Thomas (26 and a fashion stylist) and Jeffrey Klein (35 and a music manager) weren't interested in throwing a traditional Jewish wedding—even though the pair traveled to Israel together for their honeymoon.Instead, their bash was a lively affair dressed up in bright red, fuchsia and gold. "Our overall theme was romance, with Moroccan and 1970s bohemian ideas," the couple says. Although the pair stuck with certain religious staples (a flower-draped chuppah and the breaking of the glass), Kristen opted for a bold white rose hairpiece in lieu of carrying a bouquet. Her bridesmaids, outfitted in red, "brought the energy." They donned matching corsages, forgoing bouquets. And Jeffrey's groomsmen "brought the cool" with their black and navy pants-and-shirt combination, without ties or jackets. Instead, they each sported a burgundy, blue and purple paisley-patterned pocket square, matching the interior lining of Jeffrey's custom-made Klein Epstein Parker jacket. He also wore an oversize Tom Ford black bow tie that Kristen gave him.
Kristen and Jeffrey invited 75 of their closest friends and family members to a private outdoor courtyard at the Redbury Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. "Everyone was oblivious to Hollywood outside," the couple says. "We created a world of our own." Upon arrival, guests picked up miniature champagne bottles tagged with their names and table numbers. Later, following the breaking of the glass, everyone held up their bottles and toasted the newlyweds. During cocktail hour, guests were ushered inside to a sexy space called the Library and sipped on the couple's signature drink: tequila, seltzer, lime, mint and cucumber. When they reentered the courtyard, it had been transformed for the reception. One delightful detail? Kristen's mother made the brightly colored napkins and pillows, which rested on the wooden tables and wicker furniture. Although Cleo Hollywood, the couple's favorite restaurant, catered their party, the cake stole the show. It was a s'mores-flavored confectionery masterpiece. (The sticky sweet is the groom's favorite food.) "It ended up being the best cake we'd ever had in our entire lives," the couple says. —Alexa Wybraniec