Sejin & Mike – The Wedding!

We always love a couple that isn’t scared to bring in lots of color into their wedding, and Sejin and Mike’s intimate Malibu mountaintop wedding was just that, adorned in colors such as shades of lavender, blush pinks, green, sage green, and gold.

Considering the couple lived in New York did the majority of their planning from afar, they entrusted our guidance to help choose the best vendors and options for their big day. The biggest decision was the venue and the couple actually booked their venue without having ever seen the location in person, but absolutely LOVED it when they first saw it during their planning trip in Southern California. Saddlerock’s Chateau Le Dome was the perfect location for all their guests who traveled from all around the world to take part in their 80 person celebration.

The overall concept of the wedding was to bring a watercolor design into the wedding with lots of colors. The couple’s custom invitations were hand drawn with watercolor and digitalized with little details of the couple, their wedding and surrounding interests. We brought on our talented #fontgirl (illustrator and hand lettering extraordinaire) to help create the details of the wedding. An escort installation with all the couple’s favorite places in the world were drawn onto a watercolor map, while escort cards were written on clear plexiglass pieces and hung from the wall. The couple listed all their favorite parks in New York for the table names and each were hand drawn on canvas with watercolor flowers to match their invitations.

It was such a beautiful wedding that overlooked the Malibu landscape along with clear skies that were filled with stars to light the dance floor.

Sejin and Mike, you took a lot of risks and trusts while planning this wedding and we are so thankful to have worked alongside you to make this destination wedding for all your guests come true! We hope to see you back in So Cal sometime soon! Congrats again and again. We love you both!


The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning, Design & Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Esther Sun Photography

Venue: Saddlerock Ranch

Videography: The Cub Team

Catering: Hungry Bear Catering

Cake: M Cakes Sweets

Dessert: Pazzo Gelato

Rentals:  A Rental Connection

Linens: La Tavola Linens

Floral: Peony & Plum  

DJ/MC: James Lee from All the Above Entertainment

Clara & Tim – The Wedding!

Clara and Tim was definitely one couple that we enjoyed working with on all the details and overall planning of their big day! I still remember my initial phone call with Clara late at night! I instantly felt like I was talking with a long-time friend.

Their June 2016 wedding was planned with so much personality and detail from the couple’s personal style and interests. The color palette of light pink, sage green, glittery gold and ivory, along with the geometric shapes, came from the bride’s personal style. The groom’s love for cars was visualized through the venue (Smog Shoppe) and escort installation that included custom air fresheners that were designed and custom cut just for the wedding.

Let’s talk about the food! The bride LOVES oysters and wanted an oyster bar for cocktail hour, which was beautifully displayed by Hungry Bear Catering, and certainly was a hit with all the guests. For dessert, the couple treated their guests to their favorite nitrogen ice cream from A La Minute, with custom flavors chosen and created for the bride and groom.

Working on the details for this wedding was a dream! The couple wanted a hanging element during the reception due to the tall ceilings and ability to actually rig from the beams, so we created custom laser cut hanging shapes that accented with greens and hung one-by-one (it was truly a bit scary to climb that ladder so many times).

Clara and Tim, more than just having the opportunity to work on your wedding, I absolutely love the friendship that came from the experience overall. You two are the most organized and courteous people and I am so thankful to have been a part of your wedding planning and day! Can’t wait for many more dinner dates to come. Congrats a million times to you both!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning, Design & Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Ether & Smith

Venue: Smog Shoppe

Videography: David Rho

Catering: Hungry Bear Catering

Cake: M Cakes Sweets

Dessert: A La Minute

Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals

Specialty Rentals: Borrowed & Blu

Linens: La Tavola Linens

Floral: Milieu Floral Design

DJ/MC: Prokreation

Stationery Design: Small Paper Co.

Bar: Sunseris

Photobooth: GC Photobooth


Michelle & Michael – The Wedding!

The wedding that started our 2016 was definitely a memorable one! Planned in less than a month and with the help of the most amazing vendor team, this wedding was a stunner! Michelle and Michael’s wedding January 2016 wedding at the Montage in Beverly Hills was an elegant affair bringing guests from all around the world to celebrate their nuptials.

The couple met during a friend’s birthday dinner at a seafood restaurant, where Michelle caught Michael’s eye and he had tried to do anything to grab her attention. He happily offered to crack all her crab legs and lobster claws, and that gained a future date which led to this couple becoming husband and wife. It was only appropriate for us to incorporate this story into the couple’s escort installation with a “You Crack Me Up” wall where guests were each given an “escort” crab claw cracker to guide them to their seats. During the couple’s relationship they shared many adventures together where the bride mentioned her love for French dessert carts. We couldn’t resist trying to replicate that inside their reception by renting gold bar carts from Found Vintage Rentals and adorning each cart with each of the couple’s favorite desserts. The guests loved this roaming detail that was offered to guests at each of their tables throughout the reception post dinner.

Our favorite part and design piece was the ceremony itself. The heavily detailed ceremony included at the entrance a vintage piece from Found Rentals that was adorned with lush greenery and floral from Peony and Plum. The aisle itself was draped with sections of white chiffon draping that also help a crystal chandelier dripping with greenery. And of course the altar that has a simple and classic floral arch where the couple exchanged their vows.

Michelle and Michael, thank you for allowing us to work with you both on this wedding! It was certainly a challenge that was worth every single second spent to make your dream wedding possible. We love you both so much and so happy to continuously see your adventures and growing family!

Thank you to Valentina Glidden for the photos!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Valentina Glidden

Videography: The Cub Team

Venue and Catering: Montage Beverly Hills

Cake: Sweet Lady Jane

Specialty Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Chairs: Revelry Event Design

Lighting and Dance Floor: TMMPro

DJ and MC: Adagio Entertainmemt

Trio for the Ceremony: OC Strings


Ali & Matt – The Wedding!

They say rain is always good luck on a wedding day, yet it always seems to give any couple a good scare. Luckily Ali and Matt embraced the scare of a little rain and decided to dance it out instead. Little did the couple know while planning their wedding seven months before that there would even be a small chance of rain for their May wedding.

Ali and Matt had always known that Pasadena would be the place they would tie the knot as it was the hometown of the bride. They checked out a few venues, but still were always led back to home. They chose the beautiful property of the Ambassador Mansion for the nuptials in front of 180 of their closest family and friends. It was an entirely outdoor location with a gorgeous garden, amazing architecture and a staircase for the grandest entrance of the bride. A ceremony where the couple was literally surrounded by their friends and family as they stood in the center on a bridge in a garden.

The couple wanted to make sure they added details about themselves throughout the wedding. As guests arrived they served pre-ceremony aguas frescas as a nod to the couple’s favorite beverage. A welcome nut station not only attracted their friends, but also the little critters from the garden.

From the ceremony, to the cocktail hour and reception, each event took place in its own space where the guests could experience different parts of the garden. Guests enjoyed appetizers and some of the couple’s favorite specialty drinks catered from Cynthia Brooks Catering during cocktail hour, while viewing the couple’s “Wall of Fame” of family photos. Their love for tea played a role in their escort cards for the guests as a “Plenty of Love” installation were filled with glass vials of the couple’s favorite tea leaves.

The reception was definitely the main event taking place under a tent frame with white draping and chandeliers above. The best part of it all was the live band from Soultones that played during the duration of the event and brought all the guests to their feet. It was the first time the bride had seen her now hubby dance, and it will definitely not be the last.

Ali & Matt’s wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty California, and you can check it out right HERE!

Thank you for The Great Romance for these stunning photos!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: The Great Romanc

Catering: Cynthia Brooks Catering

Venue: Ambassador Campus and Gardens

Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang

Band: Soul Tones LA

Cake: M Cakes Sweets

Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Dessert: Snow Monster and Cappuccino on Call

Floral: Peony & Plum

Linens: La Tavola Linens

Specialty Rentals: Borrowed & Blu


Henna & Thomas – The Wedding!

When two cultures blend together, it makes for a unique and beautiful experience. Such was the case of Henna and Thomas’ wedding in this Downtown Los Angeles , where a warehouse was transformed in 16 hours for one unforgettable affair. Henna and Thomas planned for their September 3rd 2016 wedding to encompass the factors that matter to them most: a lot of food, two cultures colliding, non-stop alcohol and a party to remember.

Henna and Thomas chose a harmonious color palette of deep wine red (did we mention how much they LOVE wine), gold and ivory for their wedding colors. The venue space was a warehouse, and the couple envisioned texture and greenery to make the event feel more alive. We hired the absolutely amazing, Kim Sanders from Art with Nature to create two of the most spectacular pieces that surely had the guests in awe: the ceremony structure (the couple also used for their sweetheart table), and the escort installation that spanned 14′ long for guests to walk through to find their escort card. Accent pieces rented from Found Vintage Rentals’ also made the space feel more inviting to sit and stay awhile as the guests were able to lounge throughout the event in one of 5 furniture vignettes spread throughout the space.  Varying sized chandeliers were used throughout the entire venue, including a massive chandelier hung over the Great Hall and dance floor area.

The couple intertwined both cultures by having a traditional Pakistani ceremony, while using a portion of the ceremony to also honor the parents in a Chinese tea ceremony. During cocktail hour guests nibbled on both Chinese and Pakistani tray passed appetizers, before all going into a feast of a family style dinner with both culture’s dishes in a spectacular 10 course dinner.

Once dancing began, confetti canons exploded and the dance floor was filled with all their guests dancing non-stop until early the next morning. It was truly an unforgettable event for the couple and guests alike.

Thank you to Aevitas Photography for capturing it all!

Thanks to the TEAM for making this wedding production possible:

Planning, Design and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Aevitas Photography

Catering: TOP Catering and Shahnawaz

Dessert and Cake: Crave Bakery

Venue: 440 Seaton

Rentals: ATB Rentals

Lounge Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals

Floral: Art with Nature

DJ, Lighting and Dance Floor: Special Occasions LA

Bar: Papaya Sky