When we arrived at the Malibu home that Ashlee and Tom rented for their wedding weekend, the girls’ preparation was already fully under way, with the curling irons and makeup brushes flying. Ashlee is a makeup artist for television, so on top of doing her own hair and makeup, she also dashed from room to room helping her bridesmaids.
Tom works in the entertainment industry as well, as a screenwriter, so it was really fun for us to be around creative people all day. Their good friend Jeff Probst, host of the CBS reality show Survivor, served as their officiant, and it was great to watch the camaraderie among the three of them. Jeff has known the couple since they started dating, so he had some hilarious stories to share with the guests during the ceremony.
Ashlee and Tom’s family and friends were treated to dinner and dancing under the stars at the gorgeous Rancho del Cielo. At the end of the evening, before getting on the shuttles to return to their hotels, guests shuffled to the edge of the cliff to watch the city lights peeking out from the thick fog that had risen and settled over the ocean and valley below.