Pretty in Pink Funfair Wedding: Leila & Jake

Jillian Rose Photography

October 6, 2014


Leila and Jake were inspired by their mutual love of music for their wedding. That, and the groom loving the fun fair! The wedding took place in Malibu, California. “To others our wedding might have looked unique or alternative, but for us a couple it was just who we are”, began the bride. “We are both pretty heavily tattooed and pierced and we met outside one of his shows in California (he is a professional drummer).”


“Our inspiration for our wedding was the way we first met. Music wasn’t a ‘theme’ for our wedding, it’s just simply a important part of our life. We had little touches like VIP passes as escort cards and 45 records as table numbers were a way to bring our love of music into the wedding with out overwhelming it.”

“The ferris wheel and carousel were some of our favorite things”, she continued,”We had them because Jake loves rollercoasters and them parks! We also had an interfaith ceremony with a female rabbi and a tattooed Buddhist officiant!”


Leila wore a beautiful dress from Romona Keveza and heart embellished suede shoes from Seychelles. “I bought these adorable pink sued shoes with hearts on them that I adored, but after the ceremony my feet were screaming”, she explained. “Not to be one to sacrifice fashion for comfort I kicked my heels off the moment after I walked down the aisle and put on my favorite pair of black Converse! My future mother in law also took a diamond from her own mother’s ring and had it made into a nose stud for me to wear on the wedding day. It was wonderful way for her to show love and acceptance for my fiancée and I.”


With her groom away on tour for most of the planning, Leila hand crafted as much of the wedding as she could by herself. “DIY project were important part of the wedding”, she said. “I created back stage pass lanyards and guest escort cards, I used paper mache and café lights to create giant letters of our initials. I scoured flea markets to find kitschy little details to make our wedding feel less commercial and more ‘us’ and I found these awesome metal hearts that a woman made in her home and had the florist attach them to all the men’s boutonnières.”