Modern Garden Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch :: Seevun & Kevin

Photographed by Jenny Smith & Co.

Seevun & Kevin’s summer wedding was a relaxed, elegant garden party with a modern SoCal twist, and filled with pretty, modern details. From the table decor (paisley linens, shiny copper plates), to the fabulous florals (in a mixture of pastels and saturated brights), to the Pin-worthy hexagonal escort card display, you can see this couple values great design. But their most important priority was everyone having a great time, and it’s not every couple who get the party started with life size cartoon cut outs of themselves on the dance floor!

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The Ceremony

Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We wanted to be outside, have the opportunity to create our own space for the different parts of the day, and be free for it to go until 2am. We’re not ballroom people!

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Your ceremony in three words. Family, loving, inclusive.

What was your ceremony music? The bridal processional was Alex Feder’s Love You The Maximum.

Who officiated your ceremony? How did you choose him/her? Rabbi Michael Mayersohn, who a friend recommended to us, and Father Larry Duncklee, the groom’s uncle.

How did you go about planning your ceremony? We had a lot of help from our amazing wedding planner, Kiersten of LB Event Planning. We were also lucky that the priest was the groom’s uncle and the rabbi was very experienced with interfaith ceremonies.

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Did you include any traditions in your ceremony? Yes, both Catholic and Jewish.

What were your vows like? We wrote our own.

What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony? We had a lot of family involved, including children, which kept it from being too serious.

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What was the best advice you received as a bride? Stick to each other’s side so you experience the whole day together. Otherwise it all passes so quickly and you won’t get to spend much time with your new spouse.

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The Reception

How would you describe your reception? Romantic, whimsical, and personal.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? We wanted to make sure that above all the event was fun and reflected us as a couple. We tried to focus on elements that would add to those two priorities. Kiersten was amazing at helping us achieve what we didn’t even realize was possible.

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding? A good wedding planner is the best investment you can make.

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Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about? It wasn’t exactly done by us so much as by a friend, who created the most amazing cartoons of us! We used these for all different aspects of the wedding – as part of the stationery suite, wedding website, table numbers, and even life size cardboard cut outs!

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In lieu of a traditional guest book, Seevun and Kevin left postcards for their guests to write well wishes for them.  What a treat for them to receive sweet notes from loved ones after their wedding!

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What type of cake or dessert did you serve? Strawberry & creme with vanilla sponge.

If you had it to do over again, is there anything you would do differently? Have food stations as well as tray-passed appetizers at cocktail hour. We found out later some people found it tricky to get food!

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of your wedding? Having a stellar group of professionals that Kiersten helped us arrange was a great foundation. All our vendors really got us and were a pleasure to work with. We also had help from a lot of friends and family, and those personal touches helped make the day what it was. The combination of great vendors and help from our loved ones meant we could really enjoy the day as a newly married couple and not be worrying over logistics.

Did you have a signature cocktail? We did his ‘n’ hers – Gold Rush for her and Pisco Sour for him.

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What was your favorite moment or part of the reception? Our first dance, to You Wonderful You. Our live band was awesome!

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Colors

Style

Al Fresco

Season

Summer

Location

California

Vendor Credits

Photography: Jenny Smith & Co. / Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California / Event Planning & Design: LB Event Planning / Floral Design: Stella Bloom Design / Stationery: Prim & Pixie / Hair: Julie Daniel / Make Up: Studio Artist Collective / Rentals: A Rental Connection / Rentals (Linen): La Tavola Fine Linen / Officiant: Father Larry Duncklee (Uncle of the groom) / Officiant: Rabbi Michael Mayersohn / Ceremony Music: Alex Feder / Reception Music: Karizma / Catering: Command Performance / Bar Service: Liquid Catering / Cake, Dessert: Paris Baguette / Late Night Snack: El Tapatio / Transportation: Modern Classic Limousine / Photo Booth: JS & Co Photo Booth / Videography: Wes Films

Jenny Smith & Co. and La Tavola Fine Linen are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

2 comments

  • What a great wedding concept! The use of wooden furniture surely turned the tables for this romantic wedding. My personal favourite out of the lot is the creativity used for giving table spaces to the guests, the use of numbers along with the names of their guests on the big wooden board is just such a new and innovative concept. The table set-up is extremely pretty and use of bronze plates makes it look more elegant.

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