March 1, 2013

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The Owner and Creative Director at CCL Weddings! Welcome to the blog, our space where our team gets to share with you all the incredible events and installations that we have designed throughout the years! 
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Back in November we had the absolute pleasure to work with Ashley and Mike on their La Quinta, California wedding. We encountered one thing that I never thought would ever happen during a wedding — a sand storm. I still remember waking up that morning at 5:00 a.m. and hearing the wind howling. When I walked outside, all I saw were palm tree leaves flying everywhere! However, the couple could not have said it any better by stating  that “if rain on a wedding day is good luck, then a sand storm must be even better.” To hear such positive words from this couple in the midst of chaos eased my mind, and I knew it was going to be a great day.

The wedding took place at the Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort & Spa, and if you have yet to visit this gem of a place you MUST make a weekend out of it. I’ve never seen a hotel with so many pools! It still blows my mind up to this day. What did I love most about this wedding? The couple had generously donated to a cancer foundation in honor of the bride’s late father in lieu of gifts, a surprise bag piper to the couple as a family tradition, and the beautiful “first look” that made me melt.

Ashley and Mike, it was such a pleasure and honor to be a part of your BIG DAY! I loved meeting your families, and Ashley, I loved working with your mom while you and Mike were back in Canada. Thank you so much for allowing me to see you two become “Dr and Drs”!! Congrats again!

It was also my first, and hopefully not the last time, I worked with the wonderful Candice Benjamin Photography! Get ready for some gorgeous photos.

The Team that made this wedding happen:

Wedding Coordination: Catherine Leo – CCL Weddings & Events
Venue: Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort & Spa
Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography
Videography: Studio 205 Films
Florist: Desert Floral Importers
Cake & Dessert: Sweet & Saucy Shop

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