JOANNE & JOHN - THE WEDDING + A GIVEAWAY!

The holidays are amongst us, and it’s that amazing time of the year where we crack open boxes of holiday decorations, place Starbucks orders of peppermint mocha and listen to Los Angele’s famous KOST 103.5 radio station for 24 hours of continuous holiday songs!

I recently returned home from a trip to the beautiful islands of Bali and Singapore. As amazing as Singapore was, I will say that Bali is at the top of my list with its drop-dead stunning views, friendly people and delicious food. I will definitely share more about my Bali and Singapore trip in the next blog post!

Today, we have collaborated with Vermont Perfection for an exciting giveaway! If you plan to take a trip out to the east coast, or even if you reside there, this place is definitely a must see! Vermont Perfection, located in beautiful New England, is the perfect place for an outdoor, rustic wedding with miles and miles of absolute natural beauty. The venue is surrounded by lush green meadows and a mountain that is picturesque, and with such unique accommodations, it will be a visit to remember.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we want to hear what YOU are thankful for! Please take the time to post on our blog under this post what you are thankful for by Saturday, November 30th2013 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). All entries will be entered into a random drawing generator and the winner will be announced on December 5th 2013. We will allow 5-7 business days for the person to claim his or her prize, or a second winner will be announced.

Here is what you will win!

2 nights stay at Amee Farm Lodge

Deluxe Continental Breakfast each morning of stay

Gift Certificate for Lunch to Original General Store

Welcome Basket/Bag from Riverside Farm

Now, we bring to you another beautiful wedding from Sweet Monday Photography that took place this past July 4th weekend! Joanne and John invited their closest friends and family from all over the world to celebrate the union of their marriage in beautiful Laguna Beach. Their wedding included a travel concept reflecting the couple’s engagement in Paris, residing in Shanghai and wedding in Southern California. It was an eventful weekend starting Friday and continuing until the last guest departed back home the following week. We hired the talented Ree Jae Chi to work on the stationery design, including an illustrated map of California screen printed onto the welcome bags, and a custom palm tree logo. Krista Jon from Archive Rentals worked her magic at the reception with her gorgeous centerpieces, hanging wood lanterns and furniture. The event was absolutely breathtaking as the guests dined under the golden sunset. A sweet ending was definitely in order as Coolhaus pulled up in their ice-cream truck to serve custom ice cream cookie sandwiches to the guests as they danced the night away.

Joanne and John, I LOVED getting to know you more and more, and rave to people about how organized you both were throughout the wedding planning process. It was such a joy to work with you and I am thrilled you are officially back in the states! Can’t wait until our lunch date soon! Congrats again to the both of you!

The TEAM that made this wedding possible:

Wedding Planning and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

Photography: Sweet Monday Photography

Ceremony: Laguna Presbyterian Church

Reception: St. Regis Monarch Beach

Floral and Furniture Rentals: Archive Rentals

Cake: St. Regis Monarch Beach

DJ: Anthony of Red Shoe LA

Dessert: Coolhaus

Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup