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