What’s as fun as planning a wedding? Planning a Baby’s 1st Birthday Party for a past bride and groom filled with the most adorable and delicious details!

Rhysa and Andy were wedded back in July 2011 in Pasadena, and contacted us last year to throw their son’s 1st birthday party! After catching up with them during lunch and finding out that Rhysa’s mom sang “You Are My Sunshine” to Nathan to help him fall asleep, we created a bright and sunny themed party to let Nathan’s personality “shine” through. We knew we would be doing a semi-traditional Korean 1st birthday as an homage to Nathan’s half Korean heritage. We hired the talented Lani Choi to assist with all the graphics, and boy did she do an amazing job!

Guests arrived and signed in on paper raindrop cut outs, then placed them into a shadow box surrounded by other “falling” rain drops, which would later be employed as an art piece in Nathan’s bedroom for years to come. A donut station was arranged with an assortment of delectable donuts from Sidecar Doughnuts in Orange, and mini milk bottles were provided as the perfect complement for guests to enjoy. A prediction table was also set for guests to predict what Nathan would choose for his future career during the Doljabi.

Thank you so much for allowing CCL Events to be a part of Nathan’s 1st Birthday, Rhysa and Andy! Big congrats to Rhysa on her upcoming second baby! =)

Enjoy the photos from Oliver Bentley Photography!

The TEAM that made this birthday possible:

Event Planning & Design: CCL Weddings & Events – Jessica Kim

Venue: Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Photography: Oliver Bentley Photography

Desserts: Merely Sweets

Stationery Design: Lani Choi

Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals

Entertainment: Best Bubble Parties

Floral: Green Leaf Designs

Dduk: Watermill Rice Cake

Donuts: Sidecar Doughnuts