Jennie & Derek – The Wedding!

Talk about a splash of color! We have one colorful wedding at the Fig House in Los Angeles to share with you!

I met Jennie, the bride, several times during different wedding events prior to working with her to plan her own, and I can say that working on this couple’s wedding is a planner’s dream. When we first talked about Jennie and Derek’s wedding design and concept, the couple admittedly declared a few MUST HAVES to the perfect wedding: good food,  loads of alcohol and elements of fun! Those must haves were seriously  elements to a very memorable party. The best thing about Jennie and Derek’s entire wedding planning process was the absolute trust the couple took by hiring us on to be their full service wedding planner. I mean, what couple would have allowed their wedding planner to choose everything for them, including the colors, concept and details.  Right when the couple gave me the green light I immediately began brainstorming about all the  things we could incorporate to make this wedding unique and different.

We started off setting the palette that complimented the venue’s teal walls and beautifully stained glass windows. We enlisted graphic designer, Lani Choi, to work on Jennie and Derek’s stationery design. Boy did we come up with some fun invites! We created long and skinny invitations with complimenting pieces in unique geometric shapes to fit in with the hexagon tables and the custom ceremony “arch” created just for their wedding ceremony. It was something that we had never done and it was absolutely spectacular.

The guests were invited into the cocktail hour area with huge mirrors that were in place at the venue reading “A Good Story Never Started With a Salad.” This was the beginning of a lot of alcohol as the couple requested. “Hangover kits” were created as the guest’s escort cards, with items the couple craved and wanted if they were hungover. The dinner reception was catered by M Grill Brazilian BBQ. Think of sizzling swords of meat being carved directly at the guest’s tables. When the guests were done eating, they just flipped over their custom BBQ tags to “FULL CAPACITY.”

Jennie and Derek, what can I say? You two wanted to make sure your guests had a very FUN time at the wedding, and they definitely got just that. It was truly an honor for you two to trust me to make the decisions for your wedding–THANK YOU! I loved everything about your wedding, dress, food… I could go on and on. Thank you again and miss you both!

Check out the couple’s wedding featured on Ruffled Blog HERE!

Thank you to Christine Farah for rocking it with these photos!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Venue: Fig House

Catering: M Grill

Bar: Sunseris

Photography: Christine Farah Photography

Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Florist: The Vine’s Leaf

Cake: Merely Sweets

Kettle Corn: PopGram

DJ: Friend of the Couple

Rentals: Town & Country

Dress: Monique Lhullier


Stacy & Edwin – The Wedding!

When you put two people who have the same passion for food, work as they do for each other,  you can definitely all agree that they are truly BETTER TOGETHER.

Stacy and Edwin are no strangers to the CCL family.  We had the honor to work with Edwin’s brother, Chris, on various graphic design projects and also had the luxury of planning his wedding in 2013. When we started working with the couple it was a match-made in heaven. We absolutely adored Stacy and Edwin’s love for good food, amazing cocktails and their fun and quirky ideas they wanted to tie into their wedding.

Having the wedding at Fig House in Los Angeles was perfect!  Hundreds of paper hearts were hung from the ceiling to accompany the bride’s vision of a detailed area over their dining area. The lyrics to their first dance song “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran were placed on the large mirrors when guests entered the venue. Did I mention the bride and groom are both pharmacists? So it was only fitting for their wedding cocktail mixologists at Pharmacie LA to mix up and serve their cocktails. An installation was built and created specifically for the couple that consisted of dozens of vintage apothecary medicine bottles as their escort cards. The florist, Green Leaf Designs, then filled each bottle with a beautiful floral bloom that not only made this a wall of escort cards, but an art installation as well.

Custom tattoos and buttons were just some of the many details that were available at the wedding for the guests to take and wear throughout the evening. For dessert, Carmela Ice Cream, a hot coffee station and hot churros were available for the guests to devour after dinner.

You can also check out their wedding featured on Grey Likes Weddings HERE!

Stacy and Edwin, I ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOU! I love the love you two have, and how you truly embrace the GOOD LIFE. I cannot thank you enough for allowing CCL to be a part of your wedding planning and day. Can’t wait to see you both soon over another amazing meal. Love you both so much!

Enjoy these absolutely gorgeous photos from Braedon Photography!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events – Cat & Gloria Lee

Venue: Fig House

Photography: Braedon Photography

Catering: Whoa Nelly

Alcohol: Pharmacie LA

Rentals: Town & Country

Floral: Green Leaf Designs

Cake: Whoa Nelly

Stationery Design: Chris Kim

Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang

DJ: Shine Entertainment

Dessert 1: Carmela Ice Cream

Dessert 2: Salinas Churros

Ceremony Musicians: OC Strings

Hand Letters: Skye Cho (a.k.a #FONTGIRL)


Janice & Bertram – The Wedding!

Every love story is great adventure, and for Janice and Bertram, it was all about making adventures happen for two of the most selfless people who dedicate their time and lives helping others. When I spoke with the couple of the places they’d been and the volunteering they’d done, it honestly inspired me to do more for others. Hearing their great stories and being a part of this important day is EXACTLY what inspires me and why I love what I do.

The couple wedded in August of 2014 at Hartley Botanica, surrounded by a lush setting of trees everywhere! The couple really let their personalities and relationship shine through by incorporating the places they traveled and the love of things they share together and individually. For their escort installation, the couple told us how they climbed Mount Kilamanjaro and felt like their Klean Kanteen water bottles were life savers! It was only natural the couple wanted to share their love of this durable container with their friends and family, and a 8′ tall x 7.5 wide wall was built and stained to display the Klean Kanteen water bottles for their guests.

Janice and Bertram’s beautiful ceremony followed by an outdoor dinner under the summer sky, while listening to a live band and dancing the night away. Did I mention they had the most delectable wedding cake made by Sweet Lady Jane, a made-to-order hot churro truck AND a Hawaiian shaved ice station to represent each the bride and groom’s favorite desserts. It was truly dessert HEAVEN.

Janice and Bertram, I see your photos on IG of all your adventures and could not be more happy to see two exceptionally kind and generous people travel the world together. I hope your sense or wonder and curiosity will always be as BIG as always, and that your little one on the way will feel the same sense of compassion as you two. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the beginning of your new adventure. Love you both so much!

Enjoy these photos from Sloan Photographers (Hi, Angie and Matt)!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Venue: Hartley Botanica

Catering: Command Performance Catering

Pre-Ceremony Beverages: Brewell

Wedding Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Sloan Photographers

Videography: Sam Han

Graphic Design:  Sister of the Groom

Florist: Twig & Twine

Hair and Makeup: Chiali Meng Hair and Makeup

Cake: Sweet Lady Jane

Musicians: OC Strings

Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment

Dessert 1: Salinas Churros

Dessert 2: Snowflakes Shave Ice


Susan & Philip – The Wedding!

What’s better than a wedding? A wedding for someone you love so dearly!

When my dear friend Susan, who I’ve been honored to know for the past 12 years, got engaged in September of 2013, and it was all smiles and tears of joy. Maggie had the pleasure of being Susan and Philip’s coordinator for their big day at Cafe Pinot in Los Angeles. It was a warm day which made for a perfect evening for an outdoor wedding, and the lit up skyrise buildings only made their wedding day even more magical. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed specialty cocktails and refreshing PINKBERRY ice cream. That’s right, dessert before dinner!

Susan and Philip chose a navy blue, light pink and rose gold palette for the wedding. Now rose gold is always a tough color to find in décor. Nevertheless, they were still able to find rose gold chiavari chairs for their wedding! They were such beauties that really tied together her wedding with the colors. All the details and decor were chosen by the bride herself, who also beautifully crafted the sign boards. Their love for coffee played the part in their escort items that were custom printed “Love is Brewing.” Coffee mugs on gold shelves were lined along a custom light pink wall to display these beauties for the guests. Patina Catering delighted the guests with a decadent three-course meal, while the evening continued with lots of dancing and a sparkler exit to send off the couple into the night.

Susan and Philip, being a part of your BIG DAY meant the world to me and all of us at CCL! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of the memories. You both looked absolutely stunning and seeing these photos again and again only brings more tears of joy to my eyes. Love you both so much!

Thank you to Andy Seo Studio for these beautiful images from the big day.

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Coordinator: Maggie Hui of CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Andy Seo Studio

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup

Venue: Cafe Pinot

Catering: Patina

Floral: Green Leaf Designs

DJ and MC: Shine Entertainment

Photobooth: GC Photobooth

Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals

Lighting: Amber Event Productions

Dessert for Cocktail Hour: Pinkberry


Jennifer & Kevin – The Wedding Weekend Bash!

It’s almost May 2015 and the year just keeps zipping by us day by day. We will soon begin our rush of wedding season beginning next month and will have lots of gorgeous details to share with you, so don’t forget to keep up with us on Instagram (@cclweddings) for snapshots of our work!

Our second to last wedding last year was a weekend bash that started on a Friday evening with a Fiesta Welcome Dinner, followed by the wedding and ended with a Hangover Sunday Brunch. It was a perfect warm weekend in Palm Springs at the Parker Hotel (so excited we had the chance to finally work there) with the perfect couple, Jennifer and Kevin.

I had met Jennifer and Kevin on Valentine’s Day 2014 and what began as a normal consult turned into a 3+ hour conversation with more laughter than I could handle. I loved them the first time I met them, and too fell in love with their families when I met them the weekend of the wedding. Jennifer and Kevin are the true definition of High School Sweethearts that made it through over 10 years of dating and even moving to another country to work.

Jennifer and Kevin’s destination wedding was all about the laid back and cool vibes of the Palm Springs style and creating a FUN and gorgeous wedding weekend for all their guests who not only drove in, but flew thousands of miles to celebrate the weekend with them. Check out the photos from Sloan Photographers to see what the weekend was all about!

Jenn and Kevin, you two make laughter contagious and I am so happy to have met such positive and hilarious people. Getting to know you and your family has been so humbling and I cannot wait to hear what crazy adventures and stories when I see you again in July. YAY! Gloria Lee and I miss your emails and Kevin’s random responses! Congrats to you both again and again! Love you both!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Venue: Parker Palm Springs

Wedding Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Stationery Design: Sugar & Fluff Design House

Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang Hair and Makeup

Videography: Studio 205 Films

Photography: Sloan Photographers

Floral and Rentals: Archive Rentals

Band: Downbeat LA

Dessert: Sprinkles Cupcakes & Ice Cream

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Photobooth: Magnolia Photobooth

Hand Lettering Signs: Skye Cho (#fontgirl)