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

 

 

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

Crystal & Feng – The Wedding!

The holidays are amongst us and we cannot wait for the chilly weather to fully kick in so we can bring out those warm and cozy sweaters! We returned from beautiful Puglia, Italy last week after that left us in awe of all the beauty and delicious food Italy so humbly filled us with. Can’t wait to receive the images and video from the photographer and videographer to share with you all. The trip itself was a dream and we are so thankful for all the opportunities we have had to travel near and far to do what we love the most– WEDDINGS!

Earlier this year we had the honor to plan, design and produce a wedding in the very picturesque city of Venice, Italy. Who knew that George Clooney would then walk the hallways and stairwells of the Aman Canal Grande Hotel only a few months after we had the wedding ceremony and reception for Crystal and Feng. Our lovely couple resided in Hong Kong and needed assistance to make sure their wedding was going down the right path! I still remember getting that phone call from Crystal back in December thinking how amazing it would be if we could work on a destination wedding. A week later we got the email and we were off to Italy to plan the wedding in March, later sending our very own Maggie and Liz in May to put on one of the most beautiful weddings we have seen.

The hotel provides such beautiful architecture alone that the dinner itself was filled with tall silver candelabras to highlight the art of the room, while one of the largest arches we ever did see ware built in the garden for the ceremony. The guests were invited into the ballroom to enjoy a six course Italian meal filled with fresh seafood and pastas, along with a traditional Italian wedding cake. The party certainly did not stop there as guests danced the night away and later served dishes of spaghetti for a late-night snack.

Crystal and Feng, planning your wedding was such a dream! It has given us more doors to be open and things to be seen and we cannot thank you enough. You two were such a joy to work with, and seeing how hard you two work within your own careers only make us want to work even harder. We love you so much and cannot wait until you are back in Southern California to see you both soon! Thanks to you two we are on our way working on more destination weddings =)

Enjoy these stunning photos from Carlo Carletti! Ciao!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning and Design: CCL Weddings & Events

Wedding Coordination & Production: CCL Weddings & Events (Maggie Hui & Liz Yoon)

Photography: Carlo Carletti Photography

Venue, Catering and Cake: Aman Canal Grande Hotel

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Floral: Fioreriaroma

Hair and Makeup: Bride’s personal hair and makeup artists

Boram & Ken – The Wedding!

A million apologies for our lack of blogging, but it surely has been a VERY busy season for weddings. Next week we’re off to Puglia, Italy for a destination wedding at the Borgo Egnazia (same location where Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biele wedded)! We’re excited for the pasta, charcuterie and THE WEDDING!

Today we bring to you a wedding for two people who we absolutely fell in love with from the day we met them until today. Boram and Ken sure do love their sweets, so it was only fitting to have a wedding celebration that not only was surrounded by the people they love, but lots of sweets! Their wedding motto– “You Make Life Sweeter.” The playful and fun hues of navy, coral, peach and shimmering gold were used throughout their wedding details that included gold confetti dots and sparkling hearts.

Guests arrived and were offered a sweet tea drink with mini heart shaped sugar cookies from Merely Sweets in Brea. The guests watched the couple say “I DO” with 180 of their closest friends and family in the park located right outside the Los Angeles Public Library. During cocktail hour, guests sipped on “His” and “Her” specialty drinks and had scoops of delicious ice cream and sorbet from Carmela Ice Cream. A large candy wall was custom created to hold some of the couple’s favorite candy in coral hues, each individually packaged for their guests. Guests were then invited to diner under the starlight and glowing lights from the downtown Los Angeles buildings that surrounded the area.

For dessert, cake and a darling mini dessert station was displayed for guests to choose as they wish. Indeed sweets were a major part of this very sweet couple’s wedding, and we were so excited to be a part of it all.

Boram and Ken, I cannot say how thankful I am to have met you and work with you on your wedding day! I said it once and I will say it again, you were truly glowing and beaming with so much joy on your wedding day, and I know that will only continue throughout your marriage. We love you both and can’t wait to see you again soon!

Thank you to Mary from Floataway Studios for your beautiful images!

 

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Floataway Studios (Hi Mary!)

Venue & Catering: Cafe Pinot

Dessert: Merely Sweets

Ice Cream Cart: Carmela

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Artwork and Handpainting: Skye Cho (#fontgirl)

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

 

 

brandon wong - September 4, 2014 - 10:45 pm

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.