April 24, 2013

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My, oh my, this year has been going by so fast! I still remember our last wedding in 2013 for Tina and Aryan, and now here we are in April. We are getting ready for our wedding season that will be filled with lots of bright colors for the summer.

In the meantime, I will be jetting off to Washington D.C. with a girlfriend in a couple of weeks to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon for Leukemia and Lymphoma. This is the first year this race will take place in D.C., and I’m so excited to see what the course will be like and see CHERRY BLOSSOMS in full bloom! I still remember the first half marathon I ran in 2005, and this next race will mark my 8th marathon in total (mostly half marathons and one full).

Now, on to a wedding from last year for Frances and Bryan at Union Station. Funny enough, Frances and Bryan actually were referred to me by another couple (Jenn and Daniel), but were also coincidentally friends with another one of my couples as well. It’s just that small of a world. I still remember when I first met the two because I had been recovering from theflu. We enjoyed dinner in Fullerton at a restaurant that made me fall in love with Italian Wedding Soup. We hit it off right away! With Frances having tons of energy ad Bryan with his witty jokes, it madeplanning their wedding very entertaining.

The couple wanted to have a travel-based wedding in consideration to their venue, so we brought China to Union Station! The couple had an outdoor ceremony in a circular setting for 150 of their closest friends and family. During cocktail hour the guests munched delightfully on dim-sum accompanied with a lychee sake martini. The groom’s BIG obsession with popcorn led to us having a popcorn machine serving freshly popped popcorn. The high ceilings and gorgeous architecture complemented with very high decor created by the bride’s talented friend.  The couple’s monogram was placed on the ends of each table runner and on a large banner hung from the balcony area. Guests dined on an Asian-fusion inspired dinner, and cooled down the evening with a Pinkberry station. And did I mention Frances and Bryan are huge King’s fans? So it was possibly the best way to celebrate the King’s winningby walking into their grand entrance holding a blow-up version of the Stanley Cup.

Frances and Bryan, you both are seriously two of the most energetic people I have met. I loved working with you both and having random side conversations about life, travel and food. I’m so happy you don’t live too far and can’t wait to visit you new home! I’ll just look for the large banner from the wedding hanging in front of your new home!  Thank you again for allowing me and the CCL team to be a part of your big day.

Thank you to Erwin from Apertura for providing these stunning photos.

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning & Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Venue: Union Station – Courtyard and Fred Harvey Room

Photography: Apertura Photography

Videography: Komotion

Catering: 24 Carrots

Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooths

Cake: King’s Hawaiian

Dessert: Pinkberry

Graphic Design: Chris Kim

Floral: friend of the bride

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