Zoe and Jeff have the groom’s brother—and best man—to thank for their romance after meeting at his birthday party in Hollywood. Jeff later proposed at the picturesque Solstice Canyon in Malibu. As Zoe’s parents were married at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, it was the ideal locale for their royal-inspired fête.
Because the bride is an apparel designer, she designed her own one-of-a kind gown. Her form-fitting, ivory silk taffeta dress featured hundreds of hand-stitched Italian-silk flowerets.
Zoe and Jeffrey kept their one hundred guests entertained with a three-day celebration centered around Torrey Pines, ending with a golf tournament on Sunday.
A Royal Affair
The ceremony was a Royal Wedding-inspired black tie affair with the aisle covered in an actual red carpet and vows exchanged under an enormous crystal chandelier.
Zoe surprised her husband by having her Maid of Honor, Chrissy Dunn, sing him “All of Your Life” by The Band Perry.
The bride grew up attending the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky. The church’s Assistant Pastor and family friend, Rick Nickels, served as officiant.
A Spiritual Affair
The couple and the officiant braided the Cord of God together, which consists of three strands tied around a brass ring, symbolizing the unity of the bride, groom, and God.
Right before the ceremony, Zoe and her father, Paul, were watching the exciting last two minutes of the University of Kentucky’s Final Four basketball game in the bridal changing room. Despite their attempts to sneak back to the television, they had to find out the results after the ceremony.
Couple’s Best Friends
Zoe and Jeff’s two dogs, Bambi and Roosevelt, took part in the ceremony, donning a bridesmaid’s dress and bow tie.
Courtesy of the bride’s grandmother, each guest received an antique handkerchief embroidered with the couple’s names and wedding date. Attendees also received a customized menu as their name card.
The couple’s favorite moment at the reception was the limbo competition–complete with a trophy awarded to the winner.
Get Their Style
- Photography and Photo Favors: True Photography Weddings
- Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
- Florist: White Wedding Day Events
- DJ and Lighting: The Creative Music DJ, Dennis Jones
- Gown: Designed by bride, Zoe Kemper
- Shoes: Charles David
- Jewelry: J. Landau, Inc.
- Necklace: Antique turquoise squash blossom
- Paper Elements: Stewart Design Studios
- Hair: Kenworthy Salon
- Red Carpet and Chandelier: White Wedding Day Events
- Candelabras and Lighted Trees: Bob Gail Productions
- Rentals: Hire Elegance
- Officiant: Rick Nickels, Family Worship Center
- Groom’s attire: Art Lewin & Co. Custom Clothiers