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'Survivor' Alum David Murphy Is Married! Inside the 1960s-Inspired Ceremony in Beverly Hills

The Survivor: Redemption Island competitor–turned–attorney exclusively tells PEOPLE his wedding to Ashley Allen was a "classic and timeless event" that "mirrored the days of Camelot and the Kennedys"

By Julia Moore and Emily Strohm


David Murphy is officially married!

The Survivor: Redemption Island star tied the knot with Ashley Allen in a 1960s-inspired ceremony at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills on Sept. 10, 2022, the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"We met later in life, but thank God for each other and the timing," they share. "We were our best selves when coming into each other's lives."

For their nuptials, Murphy, who is now a defense attorney (he originally appeared on the reality competition series in 2011) wore a Ted Baker tuxedo and velvet driving loafers, while Allen designed her own gown and had Tel Aviv-based designer Kim Kassas produce the dress and ship it to Los Angeles.

Keeping with the event's theme, Allen's dress featured a homage to the '50s and '60s with a removable cap skirt paired with white driving gloves. She also wore a cathedral veil for the ceremony and changed into a short vintage style veil for the reception.


The Houston-born philanthropist and film and television costume designer says she wanted the decor to feel natural with the setting of the Tudor revival mansion.

Saxophonist Tobias Moody played as guests moved from the formal garden to the inner courtyard after the ceremony for the reception, where classic gold-rimmed china was laid out at each guest table. Floral arrangements from Los Angeles-based French Florist sat in the center of the tables, carrying through the chic neutral color palette of the courtyard.

Allen's grandparents' wedding cake topper from 1964 was the perfect detail to finish the couple's extravagant four-tiered cake.