Sandra & Myles – The Wedding!

Today we bring to you a wedding for a couple to near and dear to my heart! My older sister, Sandra, married the love of her life last October at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana. I was thrilled to work on my sister’s wedding, and when I realized their love for beer and wine, it was only appropriate for us to include that into their wedding! Our very own, Gloria Lee and Gloria Yi, helped plan, execute and coordinate the wedding and they did an amazing job!

From Gloria Yi:

“Sandra & Myles wed at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, a beautiful venue tucked in the mountains of Santa Susana. Upon arrival, guests were offered sugar cookies with periwinkle icing in the shape of the couple’s initials, “M” and “S” from Merely Sweets in Brea, CA. Chilled bottles of Izze Soda were available for guests to refresh themselves as well.

Surrounded by a field of greenery, guests witnessed the beautiful couple say “I DO” under a beautiful floral arch assembled by Milieu Floral Design accompanied by a trio from OC Strings.

Following the ceremony, guests were escorted to a poolside cocktail hour to celebrate and mingle! Escort cards following the periwinkle, peach and gold color concept were tagged onto bottles of beer, wine, and apple cider on a custom installation board following the theme “It Gets Better with Age.” On the board were also photos of the couple growing up as a baby, toddler, child and teenager.   A do-it-yourself trail mix station was provided for guests to pair with their escort card drinks with snacks such as nuts, chocolate, and dried fruit.

Guests were then invited to dinner and dance under the stars with live entertainment provided by Wayne Foster Entertainment who helped narrate Sandra & Myles love story.

There was never a dull moment during this beautiful reception! With the help of the talented duo from Sloan Photographers, the gorgeous day was captured. ”

Sandra and Myles, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of the magic! Sandra, you were always there for me growing up and I was so happy to stand by your side and support you on a day that you have dreamed of. You are an amazing person, sister and friend. Welcome to the family, Myles! Hope you fit in with our nutty family =)

It was so fun working with Sloan Photographers many times this year, and we cannot thank them enough for all the beautiful images they continuously provide us! We love you guys!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning and Coordination: CCL Weddings & EventsGloria Yi and Gloria Lee

Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Catering: Command Performance Catering

Photography: Sloan Photographers

Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment

Ceremony Musicians:  OC Strings

Dessert and Cake:  Merely Sweets

Stationery Design: Tiffany Hahn Designs

Hand Lettering: Skye Cho/ #fontgirl

Floral: Milieu Floral Design

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup

Rental: A Rental Connection

 

Jenny & Tony – The Wedding!

2015 has certainly been full of surprises and eventful moments so far! Our team has officially returned to sunny Southern California from our trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui, Thailand. The big news is… I’M MARRIED! If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw some of the images from our wedding weekend, and probably knew about my engagement to #tallasianguy for the past 8 months. Being on the other side as the bride has been absolutely amazing, and my HUSBAND and I both wish the weekend never ended. It was by far one of the greatest and most memorable experiences ever! I will definitely be posting about our travel and the events in a later post.

In the meantime, all this destination wedding talk leads me to this stunner of a wedding in Puglia, Italy in October 2014. We planned this grand fete in just four months and it was certainly an experience of a lifetime. Maggie, one of our associate coordinators, and I first traveled to Puglia in the heat of July and returned to a much colder and winter-esque Puglia in October. Regardless of the pouring rain and chilly weather, we made the most of what Italy had to offer!

We had the honor of witnessing the wedding of Jenny and Tony in an intimate and romantic little chapel inside the Borgo Egnazia resort property (this resort has its own town!). Yes, the same chapel where recently wedded Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got hitched! Imagine a chapel lit with hundreds of candles and filled with some garden roses and the whitest lizzianthus I ever did see!

Following the ceremony, guests were escorted to an Apulian dinner setting with natural wood, wheat, twine and cotton linen to portray the organic beauty of the countryside in Puglia and dined on a brilliant five-course dinner, traditional Apulian desserts, a wedding cake that was taller than the couple once on the table and a homemade gelato cart.

It was truly an unforgettable wedding weekend for the guests, and especially for all of us at CCL! We’re so thankful for the opportunities we’ve had exploring new places and working with such a wonderfully loving couple.

Jenny and Tony, we’re sending all our love to you both all the way in Hong Kong! thank you for everything!

Get ready to view the stunning images from Gianluca Photography!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Event

Photography: Gianluca and Mary Adovasio

Videography: Matteo Castellucia

Venue, Floral, DJ and Musicians: Borgo Egnazia

Dress: Oscar De La Renta

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Hair and Make-up: Vair Spa

Hand Lettering: Skye Cho

Flower Girl Banner: BHLDN

 

 

Barbara & Akiva – The Wedding!

Happy New Year!

We are so excited for everything that is to come this magical year. We are heading out to Koh Samui, Thailand to celebrate another wedding and will have lots to share when we return and a lot of new announcements!

In the meantime, we wanted to make sure we posted one of our Palm Springs wedding from 2014 for Barbara and Akiva coordinated by our very own– Liz Yoon!

From Lead Coordinator, Liz Yoon:

“I fall in love with Palm Springs weddings every single time, because the desert brings such versatile canvas to create many colors and different stories. Last May wedding had its own sweetness to it as Barbara and Akiva said “I Do.” This couple envisioned their whole wedding when we first met, and I was only excited to see them come together!

Their gorgeous ceremony was celebrated with a beautiful tune by a cellist, Yoshika Masuda. Planks and Patina rentals brought their assorted vintage chairs and wooden tables to set the perfect mood for their wedding. Three Bunch Palms Productions filled the tables with beautiful desert flower arrangements and lanterns. Barbara is a nutritionist, hence, guests enjoyed colorful and healthy family style meal for dinner provided by Dash and Handful Catering with helpful hands from Signature Rentals. Their escort cards were collected vintage brooches that the bride gathered herself! We completed the night with wedding cakes from Exquisite Desserts. Last but not least, this lovely day was beautifully captured by such talented Rachel and Rico Cast from Studio Castillero.

Barbara & Akiva! I am so honored and thankful that you trusted me enough to assist you in creating a beautiful day for you two to remember forever. It was so much fun getting to know you both and witness a beautiful celebration! We still need to have our long overdue hang out & a doggy date! Congrats again to both of you and cheers to everlasting happiness!”

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Venue: Korakia Pensione

Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events – Liz Yoon

Florist: Three Bunch Palm Springs

Photography: Studio Castillero

Cellist: Yoshika Masuda

Hair and Makeup: Salon 119 Makeup

Catering: Dash and Handful Catering

Rentals: Planks & Patina

Rentals: Signature Rentals

Desserts: Exquisite Desserts

After Party: Wang’s in the Desert

 

 

 

 

Karen & Jason – The Wedding!

The year is quickly coming to an end and we are slowly prepping and planning for the 2015 year! I know we always say how THANKFUL we are for our couples and industry friends, but we truly are so thankful and appreciative of all the people who have made this year a huge milestone for CCL Weddings. We have traveled to Italy many times this year for 2 destination weddings in Venice and Puglia and finished 28 beautiful weddings. Just wait to see what we have in store for 2015.

We are counting down the 25 days of Christmas on Instagram by posting our favorite snapshots of some of the weddings this past year! Follow us on Instagram @cclweddings to see what we’re up to and to catch a glimpse of our weddings and sweet couples.

What better way to end the year then to share our first wedding of 2014 from Luna Photo. When Karen first emailed me for her wedding I was absolutely thrilled. Maybe it was also because I knew her sister and somewhat knew her during high school. It  is always amazing to see people you know tie the knot with the love of their life. The two celebrated their big day at Marvimon in Los Angeles in front of 150 of their friends and family. Eco Caters cooked up a beautiful family-style meal for all the guests to devour before hitting the cookie station and dance floor.

Karen and Jason, it’s almost your 1 year anniversary! Time sure does fly quickly and I cannot thank you enough for allowing myself and our team be a part of your wedding. Wishing you both many more years of a very sweet and blissful marriage! Love you both!

Thank you to Luna Photo for their stellar images!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Luna Photo

Venue: Marvimon

Catering: Eco Caters

Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooths

Videographer: Studio 205 Films

Stationery: Jane Park

Hair and Make-up: Caroline Lee/ Jen Huang

DJ/MC: All the Above Events – James Lee

 

 

Karen - December 25, 2014 - 4:25 am

<3 thank you so so much for everything! wishing you and the team a merry christmas and happy new year!!!

Shannon & Nathan – The Wedding!

The holidays are truly amongst us all! Before I get ready to trim the tree, eat turkey and shop on Black Friday, I bring to you a beautiful and intimate wedding from this past May beautifully photographer by Rob Greer Photography.

It was such a pleasure to work with Shannon and Nathan on their intimate 30 person wedding that was truly a dream to plan! It was a fun, quirky wedding that took place in a close friend’s backyard overlooking the ocean and Catalina Islands. Shannon had told me that the colors of her wedding were based on one of her favorite shirt of her beloved fiance. It was a vibrant blue and cherry red. Shannon’s idea of incorporating cherries into the specialty drink, escort cards and pies made it so fun to work with a new element.

The guests watched the couple say I DO and then dined on a six-course tasting menu prepared by Feast Catering. It truly encompassed the meaning of a wedding; to be surrounded by those who you love dearly and know you just like family, amazing food and a lot of mingling. It was a stunning and windy day that kept me on my toes due to the ribbon structure over the dining tables that was moving with the wind.

Shannon and Nathan, it was an honor to work with you on your intimate wedding celebration that allowed us to get to know the both of you and your families. Thank you so much for allowing us to plan and execute this colorful and tasty wedding! We love you!

Enjoy these photos by the amazing Rob Greer Photography.

Sending all our love to you all on this THANKFUL holiday! We cannot express our gratitude to each and every vendor and client that we have the honor to work with at each event. You make our job a joy to continuously do and we cannot thank you all enough. You all make us love what we do!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Venue: Private Home in Rancho Palos Verdes

Photography: Rob Greer Photography (thank you for the photos!)

Planning and Design: CCL Weddings & Events

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup

Floral: Green Leaf Designs

Pies: Tender Greens

Jazz Band: Nathan Atwater

Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

Officiant: Friend of the Couple

Catering: Feast Catering

Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals