Julie & Jonathan – The Wedding!

Friends since high school, Julie and Jonathan didn’t know that one day they would be meant for each other until many years later. Once Jonathan popped the question to seal the deal, the couple began planning their elegant May wedding to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The couple chose a beautiful, traditional and elegant color palette with ivory, gold and subtle hints of blush pink.

The groom, growing up with a family who had owned a liquor store, was known for always consuming two things: candy and beef jerky. We knew having these two elements somewhere in the wedding would be a great nod to the groom. A beef jerky station with the groom’s favorite flavors were chosen and displayed during cocktail hour. It was a hit! As guests walked into the reception hall they were greeted with a custom candy station made of plexi-glass into the shapes of a round table and the couple’s initials.

A gorgeous escort card installation, created from vintage gold and glass shelving from Found Rentals, was filled with champagne bottles personalized with guest’s names written on each in calligraphy. Guests took their time to find their names and sit in the display area to snap a group photo with their friends and family.

The dinner reception was held inside the main ballroom,where the guests dined on a four-course dinner and were entertained with all the out-of-the ordinary speeches and presented with endless cake and desserts. A special performance from The couple impressed their guests with their choreographed first dance to the song “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.

Julie and Jonathan, your wedding had some of the best stories yet! I loved getting to know you both and work with you on your wedding day! I know you’ll miss those emails from me, but I will be sure to randomly email you every now and then with my to-do lists and follows ups! Can’t wait to enjoy another dinner together! Love you both so much!

Enjoy these stunning photos from Closer to Love Photography!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning & Design: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Closer to Love Photography

Venue: Four Seasons Beverly Hills

Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals

Videography: Studio 205 Films

Floral: Heavenly Blooms

DJ: Adagio Entertainment

Photobooth: Photobooth Supply Co.

Hand Lettering & Calligraphy: Skye Cho (#fontgirl)

Ceremony Musicians: OC Strings

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang


photo booth international - September 25, 2015 - 7:30 am

beautiful wedding. I have never seen the little champagne bottles. looks like those were keepsakes – very creative.

the kids carrying the banner was funny! – fun times

Hannah & Alfred – The Wedding!

A couple who met in church and live their lives serving others, it is only appropriate Hannah and Alfie revolved their wedding around their favorite bible verse, “Do Everything in Love.”  Hannah and Alfred met at the perfect time, and everyone around them knew marriage was in their near future.  One year later, Alfred popped the question and the couple was on their way to planning their March of 2016 wedding.

The setting was perfect in every way. Hannah and Alfie said “I DO” in front of their closest friends and family in a beautiful outdoor garden setting. It was a simple ceremony that brought out tears of joy and laughter. The couple chose a clean color palette of ivory, deep green and gold, and of course, made sure the phrase “Do Everything in Love” was a key part of the planning and wedding day.

Guests were then escorted to the cocktail hour set in front of a Victorian-style home, where guests munched on cheese, crackers and fresh fruit and sipped on some of the couple’s favorite cocktails and beers. An escort installation with a LARGE gold sequined heart was created in honor of the couple’s dating anniversary on February 14th, also “coincidentally” known as Valentine’s Day. Custom conversation hearts with words chosen by the groom were made and packaged for each guest.

The dinner proceeded inside a red barn with twinkling lights and an endless buffet for the guests to fuel up before dancing the night away with the couple. The wedding dance floor was also perfectly and custom decaled with the words “Do Everything in Love”.

Hannah and Alfred, you two truly have hearts of gold and we are so blessed to have the opportunity to work with the both of you!

Check out these lovely photos by the ever-so-talented Sloan Photographers!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events (Lead Coordinator: Liz Yoon)

Venue: Camarillo Ranch

Catering: DJs Catering

Cake and Dessert: Merely Sweets

DJ: DJ Vamp

Photobooth: Super Slo Mo Booth

Video: David Rho Video

Hand-Lettering: Skye Cho (#fontgirl)

Stationery: Mari Chang

Floral: Designer Dana Floral

Hair and Makeup: Sherilyn Yi


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