Henna & Thomas – The Wedding!

When two cultures blend together, it makes for a unique and beautiful experience. Such was the case of Henna and Thomas’ wedding in this Downtown Los Angeles , where a warehouse was transformed in 16 hours for one unforgettable affair. Henna and Thomas planned for their September 3rd 2016 wedding to encompass the factors that matter to them most: a lot of food, two cultures colliding, non-stop alcohol and a party to remember.

Henna and Thomas chose a harmonious color palette of deep wine red (did we mention how much they LOVE wine), gold and ivory for their wedding colors. The venue space was a warehouse, and the couple envisioned texture and greenery to make the event feel more alive. We hired the absolutely amazing, Kim Sanders from Art with Nature to create two of the most spectacular pieces that surely had the guests in awe: the ceremony structure (the couple also used for their sweetheart table), and the escort installation that spanned 14′ long for guests to walk through to find their escort card. Accent pieces rented from Found Vintage Rentals’ also made the space feel more inviting to sit and stay awhile as the guests were able to lounge throughout the event in one of 5 furniture vignettes spread throughout the space.  Varying sized chandeliers were used throughout the entire venue, including a massive chandelier hung over the Great Hall and dance floor area.

The couple intertwined both cultures by having a traditional Pakistani ceremony, while using a portion of the ceremony to also honor the parents in a Chinese tea ceremony. During cocktail hour guests nibbled on both Chinese and Pakistani tray passed appetizers, before all going into a feast of a family style dinner with both culture’s dishes in a spectacular 10 course dinner.

Once dancing began, confetti canons exploded and the dance floor was filled with all their guests dancing non-stop until early the next morning. It was truly an unforgettable event for the couple and guests alike.

Thank you to Aevitas Photography for capturing it all!

Thanks to the TEAM for making this wedding production possible:

Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Aevitas Photography

Catering: TOP Catering and Shahnawaz

Dessert and Cake: Crave Bakery

Venue: 440 Seaton

Rentals: ATB Rentals

Lounge Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals

Floral: Art with Nature

DJ, Lighting and Dance Floor: Special Occasions LA

Bar: Papaya Sky

 

Kathy & Edwin – The Wedding!

We have a soft spot in our heart to always see families of our client’s get married and grow! And it was such an honor to have Kathy and Edwin hire our team to put on their April wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch. We worked with Kathy’s sweet sister, Ivy (see wedding here), just a few years prior and could not be any happier to hear when her sister was engaged! The couple planned their wedding for April, and despite the risk of rain, they took the risk and planned their dream wedding.

All our couples love to bring their personalities into the wedding, and this couple really brought in a lot of their interests and favorites everyone knew them for. Kathy loved Pocky biscuit sticks and was known to always snack on this sweet and savory snack, so we designed a pre-ceremony snack station with Pocky! The official Pocky manufacturing company even saw our Instagram post and offered to send a gift to the couple just for having them a part of their big day. Edwin was known for his knack for music trivia! We never had a groom love music trivia so much so we created a way for the guests to get involved and play along. Guests were given custom music trivia game sheets upon arrival to the wedding and scouted the venue for music lyrics, in which had to guess the title and artist of each song. The grand prize: an IPAD for the winner of the game! Let’s just say it was a pretty EPIC win that had a two way tie ending with a dance battle, and a courageous guest who rapped the entire song.

Did we mention it actually did rain? The week prior to the wedding forecasted a 90% chance of rain, so we worked quickly to evaluate possible back up plans that would bring in the least amount of financial burden on the client. We luckily were able to move the event inside the venue’s barn, which was just recently gutted out to be used as a new event space. Considering the couple did want an entire outdoor wedding and the fact that it did rain on the wedding day, this option looked intentional and the guests were amazed that the back-up plan was not the plan in place from the beginning.

Kathy and Edwin, what can I say? I love you two so much and am so HAPPY to have worked with you, see your families again, and watch you wed! And you both are now auntie and uncle to Ivy’s adorable daughter! So many happy moments that I am genuinely so thankful to continually see happening in your lives!

Thanks to Jeremie Shoda from Shoda Love for all the great images!

Thanks to the TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Shoda Love

Videography: Still Talking Productions

DJ: All the Above Events – James Lee

Ceremony Musicians: OC Strings

Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Catering: Command Performance Catering

Cake: M Cakes Sweets

Rentals: A Rental Connection

Floral: Art with Nature

Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang Hair and Makeup

Kim & Andrew – The Wedding!

A beautiful venue set atop the Malibu mountains, a couple that have been dating since high school and the most adorable maltipoo is exactly what makes Kim and Andrew’s wedding so special. Kim and Andrew met in high school and have been inseparable ever since, even though they lived hundreds of miles away (So Cal to Nor Cal). It was a dream to work with them on their colorful and FUN wedding event that took place at the picture-perfect Malibu Rocky Oaks estate.

The couple really wanted to make this wedding about their personal style and loves in their loves. The bride LOVES craft beer so having a craft beer tasting area was perfectly fitting. The bride’s father hand-built a custom installation to hold mini beer mugs that also were used for escort cards, while a laser-cut sign sat in front of the installation said it all– “Drunk in Love.” the couple was smitten over all things mini, and as such we had requested that all food items for cocktail hour and dessert would be made in mini portions: mini lobster rolls with mini Tabasco (made to perfection from Hungry Bear Catering), mini mini macarons and cupcakes and much more. Did we mention how FUN this couple was? During the grand entrance the couple walked in with a money gun that spit out REAL dollar bills (this happened multiple times during the evening, with each refill to be $100).

Kim and Andrew, you two are seriously TOO MUCH FUN! Your party stories, insane bachelorette and bachelor party and all your friends and family that made the wedding so memorable for all. Hoping to have random run-ins with you both at shabu and boba places! Thank you so much for allowing our team to be a part of your BIG DAY!

Enjoy all these beautiful images from Brandon Kidd!

Thank you to the TEAM that made all this wedding possible:

Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Brandon Kidd

Videography: Reb 6 Studios

Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks

Bar: Liquid Catering

Florist: Green Leaf Designs

Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals and Town and Country Rentals

Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed & Blu

Catering: Hungry Bear Catering

Dessert and Cake: M Cakes Sweets

DJ: All the Above Events – James Lee

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang

Dessert: Ten Ren Tea Time

Photobooth: GC Photobooth

Nicole & Abner – The Wedding!

One of the perfect views of Los Angeles and a perfectly made custom wedding gown and a couple that everyone loves so dearly are just some of the things that make Nicole and Abner’s wedding one of our favorites that ended our 2015 wedding season perfectly.

We had the honor of working with Abner’s brother a year and a month prior to Nicole and Abner’s wedding (Ivy and Aaron’s wedding can be seen here), so it was like working for our own family when it came to working on the couple’s BIG DAY.

Nicole and Abner’s simplistic and modern wedding was set atop the USC Building in DTLA in the prettiest navy, gold and blush pink palette. The couple brought in lots of details throughout the wedding that truly exemplified their personalities: Blue Bottle coffee as a nod to the groom’s hometown in San Francisco, and a prescription guest sign in to signify the bride’s career.

One of our favorite details was the bride’s custom made wedding gown by Atelier by Dawn, which was also named one of the top prettiest dressed in 2015. We posted a photo of the bride walking down the aisle with her father and immediately had several direct messages that asked where the bride purchased her dress.  The bride was a stunner in the dress, and the couple looked absolutely stunning together and on the rooftop during sunset.

Nicole and Abner, I love you both so much and cannot express how much fun it was to work on your wedding that created so many head turning details. That dress, your family and the love you two share with one another is breathtaking!

Check out these photos by our dear friend, Ruth Eileen Photography!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning & Design: CCL Weddings & Events

Venue: AT&T turned USC Building turned Southpark Center

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography

Catering: Patina Catering

Florist: Art with Nature

Cake: Merely Sweets

Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals

Stationery Design: Small Paper Co.

Donuts & Coffee: Blue Bottle Coffee

Dessert Station: Snow Monster

Photobooth: GC Photobooths

Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang

DJ: VOX DJ

 

 

Kailin & Art – The Wedding!

Never before have I ever watched a single episode of Game of Thrones, but after meeting Kailin and Art, and knowing their absolute love for the hit T.V. show, I was bound to learn a thing or two (or 50) in a single meeting with the couple.

I knew right after I met with the couple that it was going to be a perfect match. I loved their fun personality and positive outlook on everything. The couple had a strong love for Halloween, and it wasn’t just because the groom proposed on Halloween dressed as Jack Skellington, so it was only appropriate for us to have their wedding near Halloween. The couple chose the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California for their grand setting.

We incorporated subtle hints and tidbits of Game of Thrones in their wedding details, such as a watercolor design of the iconic heart tree from the show, a ring boy banner with the phrase “Wedding is Coming,” table names with each of the houses, and a custom made “heart tree” from where guests pulled their escort cards.

My favorite part of the wedding was receiving a text from the bride the morning of the wedding saying how nervous and excited she was for the wedding that she did a happy dance. It was truly a happy day for the couple as the wed in front of their friends and family traveling in near and far.

Kailin and Art, you two are perfect for each other in every way! A year has officially gone by and I am still doing the happy dance for you guys whenever I see your wedding day photos! So thankful to have the opportunity to work with you on your big day, and become such great friends. Love you two so much and cannot wait for our overdue dinner date!

Enjoy these photos by the amazing duo, Micah and Megan!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning & Design: CCL Weddings & Events

Floral: The Little Branch

Venue: Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

Photography: Micah and Megan

Videography: Forward Motion

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang

Stationery Design: Sugar & Fluff Design House

DJ: Battleson Entertainment

Musicians: OC Strings

Cake: King’s Hawaiian

Photobooth: Pixel Photobooth

Linens: La Tavola Linens