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

 

 

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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