Traditional Jewish Ceremony with Cocktail-Style Reception


Well, this wedding was one for the books! Like many of our recent couples, Jacqueline + Zac had to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic, but then their original venue ended up shutting down, so we moved forward with a different venue. But then, there was a wildfire right outside the venue just days before the wedding, so I was researching new venues and backup options.  I had taken measurements and designed a completely new wedding (third time’s the charm!), and then the wildfire situation de-escalated and the freeway finally opened up, so we were able to move forward with the previous plan and venue!  Because of delays, we had to set-up everything twice as fast…thankfully, it all came together beautifully.
Jacqueline wore a classic, timeless, elegant Vera Wang gown, carrying a bouquet of autumnal blooms.  They said their vows under a traditional chuppah in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony – I love all of the blessings and traditions! 
Guests enjoyed a cocktail-style reception (with no formal dinner seating), so we had multiple lounges, cocktail tables, gathering tables, and food stations around the tent. The menu was so fun – from sliders and French Fries to Sushi, each food station represented some of the couple’s favorite foods. I love when couples choose to take a more non-traditional approach to their wedding, and this was such a fun, memorable dance party and experience for the guests. 
Planning, Design, and Florals: Tyler Speier
Venue: Private Estate
Rentals + Lighting: TLC Design Group
Photographer + Videographer: Jake & Necia Odening
Transportation: Santa Barbara Air Bus
Hair/Makeup: Blush and Bangs
Catering: Omni Catering

Bar Tenders: Simply Cocktails
Band: Downbeat LA
Restroom Trailer: Nicks Production Services
Photo Booth: Open Air Photobooth
Rabbi: Rabbi Joshua (Josh) M. Aaronson, Senior Rabbi, Temple Judea of Tarzana


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Meet Tyler


Me and my team intentionally create bespoke celebrations for life milestones that inspire resounding joy, awe-inspiring beauty, and a deep sense of belonging and connection

I firmly believe in the beauty of carefully executed restraint, allowing the natural beauty of the venue, flowers, design details, and clients speak for themselves. 

I believe love is love - all are welcome here.

- tyler 

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From hanging installations above dinner tables in a tent to small details and candlelight in a powder room, our floral production allows us to bring to life exactly what we’ve dreamt up together through the design process, leaving you with peace of mind before the big day and that feeling of awe come wedding day. 

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