Luxurious Wedding Day at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley

Real Wedding
NHL Florida Panther Samson Reinhart and dazzling bride Jessica brought a glamorous touch to their picturesque nuptials.
Written by
Emily Sweet

Samson Reinhart and Jessica Jewell's dreamy wedding day at Hummingbird Nest Ranch was a showcase of their relationship, which began toward the start of 2020. What initially was envisioned to be a two-week trip to visit Samson's family in Vancouver soon after they began dating quickly turned into an 8-month lockdown for Samson and Jessica. Despite such an unexpected flair so early in their relationship, the duo thrived despite the world's obstacles and spent meaningful months spending time with family, a change of pace for the ever-active National Hockey League (NHL) player Samson. Their wedding day was a luxurious fête with a soft, dreamy edge. Bride Jessica initially planned on opting for a modern, monochrome black-tie wedding, but as design choices were underway the vision shifted to a more romantic, ethereal interpretation of that theme. Hummingbird Nest Ranch offered a scenic oasis with vast acreage, and the venue was fitting for the couple who wanted to pay tribute to the mountain landscapes of California. The entire design worked around sweeping mountainscapes, with all-white florals and organic materials highlighted, echoing the formality of a black-tie wedding with a hint of west-coast charm. Pieces of travertine stone accented tables and bar menus, and string lights set a warm glow to the reception. One standout moment was Jessica's ethereal walk down the aisle, where she was accompanied by both her father and step-father, a heartwarming moment of unity. Fashion choices throughout the day were a charming and explorative showcase of personality; Jessica's glamorous textured cape was a particular vision of elegance. David Begert, Samson's childhood best friend, served as the wedding officiant, a fitting way for David to celebrate the union of the couple and his own birthday - which happened to fall on the wedding day! Spanish-inspired architecture brought refinement to the design, and chic details like paper umbrellas for the bridal party were a vision to behold. The entire design transformed the luxurious Simi Valley locale into a sophisticated dream that paired modernity with timeless romance. 

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Santa Susana, CA


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