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Devon Seeple &
Benjamin Espejo
nder the same Chuppah cloth used by the bride’s parents,
Devon Seeple and Benjamin Espejo were married at Montecito
Country Club on August 28, 2005. The couple, who met three days
before Devon graduated from UC Santa Barbara, bonded over their mutual love
of soccer, as the World Cup took place early on in their courtship.
Ben, who moved to Santa Barbara from Chile in 2002, proposed to Devon during a romantic dinner near the Santa
Barbara Courthouse. Devon and her mother, Alix Seeple, planned a Sunday wedding for 200 at Montecito Country Club,
showcasing the bride’s favorite color: orange. The formal affair featured a Chuppah covered in coral and orange roses, orchids,
and vines; guests shaded themselves with parasols during the afternoon ceremony.
After a cocktail hour in which guests were serenaded by pianist Malia (Wieczorek) Maurer, wedding guests were served
dinner on tables adorned with candles and centerpieces filled with orange roses and real goldfish! The tables were named with
different beaches from California to Chile, to pay homage to the groom’s heritage. Old photographs from the weddings of the
couple’s families were also on display.
The couple invited their guests to join in the traditional Jewish wedding dance: the Hora, where guests surround the
couple and lift them up on chairs while dancing and chanting. The couple honeymooned near Cancun, Mexico; they
recently returned to the region to celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary.
Devon and Ben, who live in Santa Barbara, have two lovely daughters, Emilia, 5, and Magdalena, 2.
Photo Credit: Alex Neumann • Vendors: Ambient Event Design, Music by Bonnie, Montecito Confections