After high-school sweethearts Jordan Marx and Marc Bevinetto got engaged in Tulum in 2019, they began planning an epic wedding—only to have to cancel it when the world shut down in March 2020. But, they were determined to get married and opted for a more intimate—yet just as chic—celebration with 55 loved ones. There was a bit of a time crunch. “We had three months to bring everything to life after our original wedding was cancelled,” Jordan shares. They enlisted Summer Newman Events to help bring the event together. “My mom was heavily involved,” Jordan adds. “She worked tirelessly with Summer to plan every detail of the wedding.”
The vision? “We wanted the day to feel like a fairytale—but our personality was reflected in the simplicity and elegance of the design,” Jordan says. Downtown Los Angeles restaurant Redbird set the perfect scene: it was both intimate and enchanting. “A hidden gem,” Jordan says.
So, they got their ‘happily ever after’ after all, on October 17, 2021. Read on to see all the stylish details—elegant with an edge—as planned by Summer Newman Events and photographed by Jeremy Chou.
Jordan got a facial three days before the wedding to prep her skin for a timeless, Jackie Kennedy-inspired makeup look. “I wanted to look fresh and glowy; less is more,” she says. “I thought a slick bun was most appropriate to tie the whole look together.” She added a spritz of Comme des Garcons Wonderwood for a finishing touch.
Jordan, a fashion stylist by day, spent the morning with her mom—who was of course styled to a T, donning a Rick Owens skirt and Dolce & Gabbana corset with Valentino boots.
“The moment I tried it on, I said ‘This is it,’” Jordan remembers of her Vera Wang gown from the designer’s Fall 2020 bridal collection. Dubbed Martha, the dress is a soft white crepe slip with a subtle cowl neckline, strappy cowl back, and gothic “I do” embroidered along the side hem. She paired it with a veil by the same designer—embroidered with “love”—Stuart Weitzman shoes, and JustDesi earrings.
For his part, Marc spent the morning trying to stay busy, “to help with the nerves,” he says. When it was finally time to get dressed, he slipped on a classic black tuxedo, and added a corsage to honor his brother who had passed away two months prior.
“We wanted a romantic vintage theme, with lots of white florals and candles,” Jordan says of the ceremony inspiration. Florist Nancy Kaye of Mark’s Garden delivered, creating a garden paradise anchored by a lush chuppah of white florals and greenery. Black infinity chairs added an edge to the design that was in keeping with Jordan’s high-fashion look.
Violinist Alan Price performed as guests arrived and took their seats, then took up Callum Scott’s “You Are the Reason” as Marc entered. In typical Jewish custom, Jordan entered with both of her parents, to a fitting song for the space: Bruce Springsteen’s “Secret Garden.” “We waited until the ceremony to see one another,” the bride shares. “We wanted to keep it traditional, and I’m so happy we did.” Walking down the aisle and seeing her soon-to-be husband for the first time was one of her most cherished memories of the day.
Rabbi Jeff Marx officiated the Jewish ceremony, which featured traditional rites like the breaking of the glass. The couple did write their own vows, but chose not to share them during the ceremony. “We wanted that moment to be intimate, so we read our vows in private to one another,” they share.
An ultra-romantic kiss—and dip!—sealed the deal, then the newlyweds recessed out to “I Got U” by Duke Dumont.
Signing the Ketubah was another way the couple sealed their marriage within the Jewish tradition.
Jordan and Marc posed for chic portraits around the property, and with a cool vintage car that fit their upscale-yet-edgy aesthetic.
An extra-long king’s table ran through the reception space under a canopy of trees and string lights, creating an intimate dinner party vibe. Silver-rimmed glass chargers were topped with vintage white china for a modern-meets-classic look, and black chairs were a finishing touch to the space.
The couple selected “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison for their first dance as husband and wife.
The couple’s venue, Redbird, is a restaurant first and foremost, so the menu was sure to be outstanding. They selected some of their favorite dishes, including shishito peppers with bottarga and crispy quinoa, barbecue smoked tofu with vegan kimchi, steak, fish, and mouth-watering everything Parker rolls.
Jordan joined her father on the dance floor as Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” played. Marc and his mother chose The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand by You.”
The newlyweds cut into a three-layer white cake with chocolate buttercream from LA staple Hansen’s Cakes, adorned with three-dimensional pink flowers, then danced and mingled with their nearest and dearest loved ones. It was a night they’ll never forget. “Be present,” the bride and groom advise other couples, “and enjoy every single minute.”