I’m hugely excited to be sharing this amazing Thirties inspired wedding. The bride and groom, Ashley and Robert, both love the Thirties and pulled off a period Californian wedding with tremendous style. Congratulations you two!

“My husband’s name is Robert Smith, 35 he’s a graphic artist and archivist at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, California. My name is Ashley Stewart-Smith, I’m 28 and I work at Cal Oaks pharmacy in Pasadena, California.

We got engaged on the front lawn of Griffith Observatory, three years to the date of our first date. We choose the Thirties because we have a deep passion for that era. There was so much beauty in everything during that period. Plus we were inspired by one of our favorite movies, It happened one night.

We got married at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Parks, in Glendale, California. It’s a beautiful park and cemetery which many Hollywood golden age stars call their final resting place.

Our reception was held at our good friend Nathan Marsak’s home in Highland Park, California, he also married us. His home is a Tudor style mansion from 1907.

My wedding dress is true Thirties, and my tiara is made of waxed orange blossoms. The groom and grooms men wore vintage Thirties morning attire.

My bridesmaids wore custom-made dresses made by Theresa Laquey of Oakland, based on a vintage Thirties pattern.”




bride enters

groom and groomsmen






ashley and robert


2 Responses

  1. mary young

    Lovely lovely lovely. Were love knots out of fashion in the 30’s tied from the bouquet
    ribbons which were missing? They were still in vogue during hte 1920’s.

  2. Annabelle

    Unbelievably gorgeous, and authentic down to every detail! What a dream wedding. You two look amazing, and so happy. Congratulations!