Brandon & Katrina – The Wedding!

If I could give 3 words that would sum up Brandon and Katrina’s wedding it would be intimate, entertaining and EPIC!

I have had the honor to continuously work with Brandon and Katrina on several weddings for the past 4 years, and getting to know this couple has only been more humbling, inspiring and absolutely full of non-stop laughs. I was taken by surprise when Brandon inquired about our services on our website shortly after they were engaged. Little did I know what Brandon and Katrina had in store for their closest friends and family that would start off our 2014 year with a BANG!

The couple decided to wed at their favorite place that was not only picturesque, but a place where they could call home for a weekend– Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs. The weekend started off with one of THE MOST entertaining Chinese Tea Ceremony I ever did see, and followed with a pool party, lots of drinking (I mean LOTS of drinking) and a delicious welcome dinner. The wedding day started like another typical wedding day, but as the day progressed, it turned into an action packed evening with surprise after surprise. The beautiful ceremony followed by a cocktail style reception where guests were later escorted to a reception filled with hundreds of candles that created the romantic environment filled with so many heart-warming speeches. Once the speeches were done, 2 school buses pulled up in front of the venue where guests were guests were unknowingly driven to Snapshot Studios for a surprise studio party. Once dropped off in the dark parking lot, the rolling gates opened and sparklers, confetti, lights and music blasted through the space.

Throughout the evening, surprise performances by burlesque dancers, an Indian drummer and the groom himself performed (rapping with one of his close friends) on the dance floor. A bar cart of Pedialyte and candy went through the venue to ensure their guests were well hydrated and kept full of sugar throughout the evening.

Brandon and Katrina, I know it has been months since the wedding, but I still cannot get enough of your wedding weekend. Thank you so much for bringing me on and allowing me to be  a part of an event in your life that will forever be ingrained my life. You two are truly inspiring and I admire the relationship you have and how hard you work to get as far as you have come in your career. Love you both so much and I cannot wait to see what other EPIC moments are to come. Congrats again and again!

And a big THANK YOU to all the talent that made this wedding possible! Enjoy these absolutely gorgeous images from the talented Davina + Daniel!

The TEAM that made this wedding happen:

Wedding Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Davina + Daniel

Videography: Vlad Films

Hair and Makeup: Angie Hair & Makeup

Venue: Korakia Pensione

After Party: Snapshots Studios

Catering: New Leaf Catering

DJ/Music/ Lighting: Special Occasions LA

Cake: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes

Floral: Fantasy Floral

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

 

 

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BEST PLANNERS AND FRIENDS EVER!! Shed a tear reading the post. You guys were so so so incredible and blended in the day so seamlessly. Wish we could get married just to hire you guys all over again.

Janice & David – The Wedding!

Being around people who can give me a good laugh is a perk of what I love to do (planning, of course), and after meeting Janice and David for the first time at Starbucks, I knew we were a perfect match! I am naturally a pretty loud person, but never have I encountered someone as loud (or possibly louder) than me. I still remember that glorious day someone at the local Starbucks actually told us to be quiet, and we still joke about that to this day.

Janice and David said “I DO” this past March at the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. It was a beautiful day, despite the fact it did POUR on their wedding day. Although we had to move the wedding ceremony inside, I believe it was only meant to be. We switched up the entire wedding ceremony and re-designed a new set-up that worked for the indoor space, and thankfully we did because there was no way their ceremony would have been possible in that storm. I created the hashtag #whenitrainsitpourslove in tribute to their wedding, as it was truly a testament to that day.

We were ecstatic when Janice decided on a colorful and fun palette of coral, navy, ivory and peach for her colors, and Shelby from Green Leaf Designs truly did an amazing job with the floral. The couple loved their coffee dates and had a deep love for pastries, so it was only fitting to have a “Welcome” table with mini canned Illy coffee and assorted mini muffins for the guests to snack on prior to the ceremony. The reception itself was a festive celebration with a live band, a delicious three-course dinner, and a Sprinkles cart to top it all off with more selections than we could handle. Sprinkles created a beautiful display of cupcakes, cupcake tops, cookies and ice cream! My absolute favorite was their Cap’n Crunch ice cream, so if you are ever on Rodeo in Beverly Hills, you should definitely stop on by for a scoop or two!

Janice and David, thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding journey and seeing everything come to life on the BIG DAY! I truly believe it was an amazing day and I know your marriage will “pour” love each and every day. I’ve loved our long and loud chats. You two seriously are amazing to be around and always bring a smile and a good laugh. Congrats again and again to the both of you.

 

Enjoy these beautiful photos by Erin Hearts Court Photography!

 

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Planning & Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Century City

Photography: Erin Hearts Court Photography

Videography: Brian Wee

Cake: King’s Hawaiian

Floral: Green Leaf Designs

Dessert: Sprinkles Ice Cream

Band: Wayne Foster Group

DJ/MC: PK from Prokreation

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Rental: Luna Party Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup

Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooths

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsey & Kyle – The Wedding!

Some of the best things in life for us are the friendships that are developed during the wedding planning process. We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with great couples who only make us better as people and planners.

Lindsey and Kyle are the perfect definition of a great couple, who entrusted us to put together their amazing holiday wedding. It was a warm 85 degrees in December at the beautiful Villa del sol d’Oro in Sierra Madre, but it felt like Christmas as the guests sang Christmas carols during during the ceremony (possibly my favorite part of the entire wedding).  The couple’s love for Disneyland also provided the inspiration with the wonderful idea of creating uniquely themed room names.

The “Sweet Suite,” for example, displayed their beautiful cake by Merely Sweets, while the “Pop Parlour” was popping up fresh kettle corn for guests. Guests were then invited to the “Tasteful Terrace” for dinner and finished off the evening in “Lindsey’s Library,” filled with not just books, but dancing, a dessert station and even a back door that led to a hot churro truck! There, guests “snuck” away to indulge in churros topped with strawberry, condensed milk and chocolate. It was truly a “sweet” ending to a beautiful day!

Lindsey and Kyle, we LOVED working with you and so honored to be a part of your wedding. Thank you for trusting us and allowing us to bring all the ideas to life.  Lindsey, we hope to always see you pursue your side love for photography because you are just so talented! Love you both!

Thank you to Erich McVey for being such a joy to work with and provide us with these gorgeous images. Lindsey and Kyle’s wedding was also recently featured on Ruffled blog. You can view the feature right HERE!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Venue & Catering: Villa del sol d’Oro

Photography: Erich McVey Photography

Videography: Cloud 9 Cinematography

Cake & Desserts: Merely Sweets

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Hand Lettering: Joyce Chai

Churro Truck: Salinas Churros

Floral: Green Leaf Designs

Linens: La Tavola

Bridesmaids Gifts: Meraki Handmade

Popcorn: Pop Grams

 

Judy & Alan – The Wedding!

We are so thrilled to see Judy & Alan’s wedding featured on Style Me Pretty California, which you can check it out right HERE!

This lovely couple wedded at the AT&T Center in Los Angeles in August of last year, and it was only fitting for them to pick such a venue that was located and overlooking DTLA. This very sleek and modern space was perfect for the couple! . We had went with the concept of “The Architecture of Gems” in respect to the groom’s career as an architect, and the bride’s family being in the jewelry business (on top of so many other things).

For some of their details, we ordered the most darling gem shaped chocolates from Promise Me Chocolates in New York to be placed into crystal ring boxes on each setting, ring pops were packaged and placed at the guest sign in table, and a HUGE wooden diamond was constructed and filled in with escort cards. Possibly one of the largest installations we have created that wouldn’t even fit within our 5′ truck bed, yet still made it safely to downtown from the OC.

Judy and Alan, it was so much fun working with you two on your wedding day! I love our 4+ hour conversations over dinner, and I hope to continue to do so over and over! Congrats again on your marriage and I know I shall see you again soon!

Thank you to Caroline Tran for her breathtaking photos! Check out their wedding on Style Me Pretty and right here on our blog!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning & Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events – Catherine & Carren

Venue: AT&T Penthouse

Photography: Caroline Tran

Videography: Studio 205 Films

Floral: Green Leaf Designs

Desserts: Merely Sweets

Dessert Station: Cool Cow

Invitations: Copper Willow

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup

Favors: Promise Me Chocolate

Dessert Station Cut Out (backdrop): Pitbulls and Posies

DJ/MC: Shine Entertainment

Catering: Patina Catering

 

Amy & Brett – The Wedding!

When my sister Amy first told me she was engaged to my now brother-in-law Brett back in November of 2012, there weren’t enough words to explain what an exciting time it was for my family! It’s one thing to plan weddings for all the clients that we adore so much, but it’s a whole new experience of wedding planning when it’s family (in the best way possible).

Amy and Brett were wedded in front of 120 of their closest family and friends at Firestone Winery in Paso Robles. The couple’s loves of wine and food were a natural “pairing” with this gorgeous venue, where guests watched the couple say “I do” in front of a grape field, sipped wine in the bottling room of the winery during cocktail hour, and dined under the stars in the winery courtyard. Ree Jae Chi was brought on to design the stationery for the wedding, and she blew it away from the invites to the programs and menus.

I’ve been obsessed with the delicious, locally sourced eats from Forage Restaurant in Silverlake, and reached out to them to cater the wedding in a seemingly perfect and intimate family style setting.Thinking back, I’m still craving those pork belly sandwiches during cocktail hour! The best part of the night by far was when my sister changed out of her beautifully chosen wedding dress and into my mom’s very own timeless, self-made wedding dress, which she herself was wedded in 40 years ago. Thank you to everyone who put their heart into this wedding to make it possible for my dear sister =)

Enjoy the photos by the talented Christine Farah Photography!

 

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events – Robin Kim

Venue: Firestone Winery

Hair and Makeup: Angie Hair and Makeup

Floral: Green Leaf Floral Design

Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes

Photography: Christine Farah Photography

Videography: Studio 205 Films

Catering: Forage

Stationery Design: Ree Jae Chi

Chalkboard Art: Joyce Chai

Rentals: Luna Party Rentals