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Epic Jewish Wedding At The Magical Hummingbird Nest Ranch

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Get ready to have your mind blown because this Jewish wedding celebration at Hummingbird Nest Ranch is one for the ages.

Located in Simi Valley just Northeast of LA is the magical Hummingbird Nest Ranch – a Spanish-style villa venue covered in gorgeous, colorful florals, expansive grounds for parties of all sorts, sweeping vistas & old-world rooms for stunning portraits.

This was the beyond perfect setting for Shaina & Shahab’s incredibly colorful & lavish celebration. A fashion designer herself, Shaina imparted her love of color from the breathtaking florals to the wedding decor with help of her planner Best Bride.

Also, thirteen stunning bridesmaids in shades of ombre yellow?! Be still our color-loving hearts! As fellow lovers of all things sunshiney bright, Stylist Christina & I give you gals major props for going so beautifully bold.

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Our Love Story

It all started when their friends thought it would be cute to set them up over their same love and obsession for the famous drink Coca Cola.

They turned it into a fun game where they would text a picture of either Shaina or Shahab to one another while having a coke. Shaina and Shahab would then fight over which one of them loved Coke more! Of course, Shaina had more articles of Coke clothing and collectibles so she won by a landslide, but Shahab wouldn’t give up that easy! His best bet would be letting go of his messenger and texting Shaina on his own to prove his love for Coke once and for all.

Little did they know soon enough their friendly dispute would turn into countless late-night chats and endless laughs. Hundreds of restaurants and thousands of Cokes later…here we are!

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The Dress

My gown was by Idan Cohen, an Israeli designer based in Tel Aviv. His collection attracted my personal style most as I walked past each dress that was lined up on the rack! I wanted something with glitter and sparkle and that’s exactly what I found in Idan’s recent collection!

There were two dresses I fell in love with and wished to have a combination of the two and that’s when the team at Kinsley James mentioned how Idan can also make custom gowns! From that point, I knew he would be making my dress because together with him I was able to create the most magical whimsical dress of my dreams by putting my vision and his vision come to life!

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The Wedding Style & Florals

Our theme was Modern Rustic, being that it was an outdoor wedding we immediately thought rustic, but a solely rustic wedding didn’t match our personalities so we knew we needed to add an elegant, edgy touch to it.

Our color scheme was inspired by Shaina’s clothing line, Mars and Stars LA and that’s where all the personal touch came into play. Shaina is all about vibrant colors and anything that pops.

The flowers were mixtures of yellows, reds, pinks, orange, lavender, and greens. Butterfly Floral was the perfect florist to bring these colors to life in our table decor and chuppah arrangement. There are no surprises when you work with Butterfly Floral, they give you exactly what you dream for and more!

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Favorite Moments

One of our favorite moments from our wedding day was our special shoot with our bridesmaids and groomsmen. We wanted something different and unique and most importantly fun! We had colored smoke bombs go off and all danced through the color!

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The Venue

We got married at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley. We knew we wanted to get married there way before we even got engaged. We wanted something different and new for us, we wanted to be under the night sky and have a magical night. Therefore, Hummingbird Nest Ranch was the perfect choice. It was an empty canvas where we could design every detail from A-Z.

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The Photography & Videography

Katie Beverley was our wedding photographer. We had come across Katie’s Instagram and loved how true to color her photographs are! Her photos are exactly how everything looks in real life and that is what we wanted. Our Videographer was VidiCam Productions.

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The Planning

My wedding planner Best Bride guided me through the entire process and really made all my dreams reality, our wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed.

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Advice to Other Couples

I highly recommend creating a Pinterest board of all your wedding inspiration. Please for a smooth ride, have your boards ready before meeting with each of your vendors. Instagram is also key for wedding planning.

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The Reception

The dance floor was a checkered black and white board inspired by one of Shaina’s pieces in her line, the ‘Xenon’ dress.

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The Honeymoon

We both hadn’t been to Europe before, so we chose the two romantic destinations Italy and Paris.

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