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Champagne Taste

San Clemente , CA
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1206 Via Presa
San Clemente, CA 92672 US (map)

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949-498-4806
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ABOUT US

"I have my own aesthetic -- that's why my Clients come to me -- but the weddings have to reflect who they are. When you walk into their wedding, I want you to notice the Client's great... Read more
"I have my own aesthetic -- that's why my Clients come to me -- but the weddings have to reflect who they are. When you walk into their wedding, I want you to notice the Client's great taste!" Paula Laskelle, Champagne Taste

Paula is honored to be referred by the following: The Resort at Pelican Hill, Montage Laguna Beach, The Ritz-Carlton - Laguna Niguel, and the St. Regis Monarch Beach.

You can see a lot of her weddings on her Pinterest page.


Paula has been partnering with Brides to create their weddings since 1995. When you hire her, you benefit from her guiding hand, her extensive experience and intimate knowledge about every aspect of weddings, her extraordinary relationships with the top vendors!

She has taught wedding planning at Orange Coast College for men and women who want to start their own wedding planning businesses.

Paula served on the Board of Directors for Wish Upon a Wedding (LA/OC), a non-profit organization based on the concept that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul mate, even though one is facing a terminal illness.

She's a founding sponsor of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association and served as Vice President on the founding Board of Directors. Read less
Wedding Planning

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Full Planning, Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Destination, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

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Chaussie
Wedding:
11/26/2016
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Paula to any new couple planning their wedding! Being a bride that lived overseas in Asia and planning a wedding in California, Paula has made the process so easy and stress-free. Paula was beyond accommodating, responding back to me immediately regardless of what hour of the day it was. She answered all my questions (and there were many many questions) to handling most of the interactions with vendors given the time difference and difficulties of being halfway around the world. When we made our trip for the first time to see the venue and meet some of the vendors, Paula accompanied us the entire way and stepped in to ask the important questions that only a wedding planner of her experience and professionalism would know which we would not think of. Being that we lived overseas Paula graciously let us send some of our wedding accessories and favors to her house and helped to check to make sure they were right and bring them to the wedding. Paula was always the nicest and sweetest and always made us feel calm even during stressful times. She never came across as pushy and was always respectable of our decisions while offering her professional opinion. She was extremely well organized and always made sure to let us know exactly what was going on. Honestly one of the best parts of the wedding was working with Paula and having her support and guide us through the entire way. We had the wedding we always wanted and in a large part we have Paula to thank for it!
I would definitely recommend Paula to any new couple planning their wedding! Being a bride that lived overseas in Asia and Read more...
I would definitely recommend Paula to any new couple planning their wedding! Being a bride that lived overseas in Asia and planning a wedding in California, Paula has made the process so easy and stress-free. Paula was beyond accommodating, responding back to me immediately regardless of what hour of the day it was. She answered all my questions (and there were many many questions) to handling most of the interactions with vendors given the time difference and difficulties of being halfway around the world. When we made our trip for the first time to see the venue and meet some of the vendors, Paula accompanied us the entire way and stepped in to ask the important questions that only a wedding planner of her experience and professionalism would know which we would not think of. Being that we lived overseas Paula graciously let us send some of our wedding accessories and favors to her house and helped to check to make sure they were right and bring them to the wedding. Paula was always the nicest and sweetest and always made us feel calm even during stressful times. She never came across as pushy and was always respectable of our decisions while offering her professional opinion. She was extremely well organized and always made sure to let us know exactly what was going on. Honestly one of the best parts of the wedding was working with Paula and having her support and guide us through the entire way. We had the wedding we always wanted and in a large part we have Paula to thank for it! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
There was never a shortage of attention to detail with Paula and her team. She was always calm, efficient, and professional. Everyone in the community had great things to say and now so do I! I am so glad that we chose Paula as our wedding coordinator. There were so many things that we would never have considered, and Paula, being the seasoned pro that she is, always had a plan of action. Our wedding was really a magical evening, and as the bride I was happy to have Paula at the helm because I was comforted knowing that things were under control.
There was never a shortage of attention to detail with Paula and her team. She was always calm, efficient, and Read more...
There was never a shortage of attention to detail with Paula and her team. She was always calm, efficient, and professional. Everyone in the community had great things to say and now so do I! I am so glad that we chose Paula as our wedding coordinator. There were so many things that we would never have considered, and Paula, being the seasoned pro that she is, always had a plan of action. Our wedding was really a magical evening, and as the bride I was happy to have Paula at the helm because I was comforted knowing that things were under control. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
My advice to anyone who is looking for a wedding planner don't look any further. Paula Laskelle is the girl for you. We had our daughters wedding at The Resort at Pelican Hill. We wanted a dream team and she was the best of our dream team and we had the best in the business working on this wedding. We had most of the guests coming from Houston, Texas which is where the grooms parents live. So it was important to have someone who could handle questions from Houston and Los Angeles ( where our daughter and her fiancé lived) and we live in Newport Beach so we were working from three locations. She always called or emailed us back immediately with an answer or solution. She is very connected with all the best vendors in the business. She is sweet and calm and in control of every situation. She is perfect and I was so happy we hired her and will continue to recommend her forever. She is virtually the reason we found my daughters wedding dress. My daughter is extremely picky and we went everywhere from Newport Beach to Los Angeles we did not find anything but the last stop was a place that is in Beverly Hills that no one really knows about and I won't let you know you will have to hire her to find out but my daughter went in and found her dream designer and her dream dress. Had it not been for Paula we would never of known where to find this place. She constantly works with the best dream team florist and entertainment and musicians and anything you could ever dream of. Everyone at the wedding told us that my daughters wedding was the best they had ever been to . Now the final thing that I can say 5 days before the wedding my lower back went out and thank goodness I was on my feet by the wedding but I knew I could not handle any problems and I really had no worries because Paula is there guiding everyone perfectly and flawlessly. Please do not hesitate to hire her she was the person who was worth every single penny and more.
My advice to anyone who is looking for a wedding planner don't look any further. Paula Laskelle is the girl for you. We Read more...
My advice to anyone who is looking for a wedding planner don't look any further. Paula Laskelle is the girl for you. We had our daughters wedding at The Resort at Pelican Hill. We wanted a dream team and she was the best of our dream team and we had the best in the business working on this wedding. We had most of the guests coming from Houston, Texas which is where the grooms parents live. So it was important to have someone who could handle questions from Houston and Los Angeles ( where our daughter and her fiancé lived) and we live in Newport Beach so we were working from three locations. She always called or emailed us back immediately with an answer or solution. She is very connected with all the best vendors in the business. She is sweet and calm and in control of every situation. She is perfect and I was so happy we hired her and will continue to recommend her forever. She is virtually the reason we found my daughters wedding dress. My daughter is extremely picky and we went everywhere from Newport Beach to Los Angeles we did not find anything but the last stop was a place that is in Beverly Hills that no one really knows about and I won't let you know you will have to hire her to find out but my daughter went in and found her dream designer and her dream dress. Had it not been for Paula we would never of known where to find this place. She constantly works with the best dream team florist and entertainment and musicians and anything you could ever dream of. Everyone at the wedding told us that my daughters wedding was the best they had ever been to . Now the final thing that I can say 5 days before the wedding my lower back went out and thank goodness I was on my feet by the wedding but I knew I could not handle any problems and I really had no worries because Paula is there guiding everyone perfectly and flawlessly. Please do not hesitate to hire her she was the person who was worth every single penny and more. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We were referred to Paula when we first started scouting out wedding venues, from a 5-star resort. Although we ended up selecting a different venue, we were so happy that we called up Paula. From our very first conversation with Paula, we knew that she was genuine, personable, and passionate about planning weddings. Even before we booked her, she was giving us suggestions. This definitely made us feel that she was in this business for all the right reasons, to create dream weddings. She was very willing to work with us to customize a package that was just right for us. Paula recommended wonderful vendors that reflected exactly what we wanted for our wedding, and she went above and beyond to make sure every detail of our wedding day was perfect.
We wanted to have a ceremony on the beach and Paula found us the perfect venue at Crystal Cove, Beachcomber Café. We wanted a beach wedding, but with a glam and elegant feel. Paula planned exactly that for us, from finding the right vendors to working directly with each of them to make sure every detail was exactly how we wanted. She went above and beyond to meet with our vendors and visited our venue prior to our wedding, to determine how things should be decorated and placed. Our wedding was flawless because of all the behind the scenes work and front-end coordination by Paula. Every meeting we had with her was very organized and informational. Her professionalism made us feel at ease all throughout the planning process. Her delightful and graceful energy was a huge part of our magical wedding day, from the moment she arrived at my bridal suite to the very end of the reception. Paula is a lovely person inside and out and is an amazing wedding planner/designer. Thank you Paula for creating us a beautiful wedding!
We were referred to Paula when we first started scouting out wedding venues, from a 5-star resort. Although we ended up Read more...
We were referred to Paula when we first started scouting out wedding venues, from a 5-star resort. Although we ended up selecting a different venue, we were so happy that we called up Paula. From our very first conversation with Paula, we knew that she was genuine, personable, and passionate about planning weddings. Even before we booked her, she was giving us suggestions. This definitely made us feel that she was in this business for all the right reasons, to create dream weddings. She was very willing to work with us to customize a package that was just right for us. Paula recommended wonderful vendors that reflected exactly what we wanted for our wedding, and she went above and beyond to make sure every detail of our wedding day was perfect.
We wanted to have a ceremony on the beach and Paula found us the perfect venue at Crystal Cove, Beachcomber Café. We wanted a beach wedding, but with a glam and elegant feel. Paula planned exactly that for us, from finding the right vendors to working directly with each of them to make sure every detail was exactly how we wanted. She went above and beyond to meet with our vendors and visited our venue prior to our wedding, to determine how things should be decorated and placed. Our wedding was flawless because of all the behind the scenes work and front-end coordination by Paula. Every meeting we had with her was very organized and informational. Her professionalism made us feel at ease all throughout the planning process. Her delightful and graceful energy was a huge part of our magical wedding day, from the moment she arrived at my bridal suite to the very end of the reception. Paula is a lovely person inside and out and is an amazing wedding planner/designer. Thank you Paula for creating us a beautiful wedding! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
8/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Stop looking you have just found the best wedding planner ever!!! Amazing doesn't even come close to describing Paula, she is the absolute best at what she does. We were so grateful that we found her, she helped us plan what our friends and family call "The Best Wedding EVER" and we would certainly agree. It was amazing! We were planning an out of state wedding and knew nothing about the area or any vendors. We only flew to California once during the process to meet with Paula and pick our venue, the rest was done over the phone or through email and it worked out fantastically. No ball was dropped. Our wedding was better than anything I could have dreamed up and all within our budget. Her vendors are the industry's best and along with Paula, the most professional and fun people you'll encounter during the process. Paula made the entire planning process EASY and stress free. She always keeps your budget in mind and has the best ideas. One tip for any bride, let Paula work her magic and guide you along. No need for your inner bridezilla to creep out. Paula will take care of you and make your wedding THE BEST WEDDING EVER!!! We love and adore Paula. The incredible memories that we have of our special day always include her. Without her it would have been just another wedding. She is something special.
Stop looking you have just found the best wedding planner ever!!! Amazing doesn't even come close to describing Paula, she Read more...
Stop looking you have just found the best wedding planner ever!!! Amazing doesn't even come close to describing Paula, she is the absolute best at what she does. We were so grateful that we found her, she helped us plan what our friends and family call "The Best Wedding EVER" and we would certainly agree. It was amazing! We were planning an out of state wedding and knew nothing about the area or any vendors. We only flew to California once during the process to meet with Paula and pick our venue, the rest was done over the phone or through email and it worked out fantastically. No ball was dropped. Our wedding was better than anything I could have dreamed up and all within our budget. Her vendors are the industry's best and along with Paula, the most professional and fun people you'll encounter during the process. Paula made the entire planning process EASY and stress free. She always keeps your budget in mind and has the best ideas. One tip for any bride, let Paula work her magic and guide you along. No need for your inner bridezilla to creep out. Paula will take care of you and make your wedding THE BEST WEDDING EVER!!! We love and adore Paula. The incredible memories that we have of our special day always include her. Without her it would have been just another wedding. She is something special. Read less
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Danni
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Hiring Paula was the best decision we've ever made! She is so warm, friendly and professional! She is always always a phone call away, she definitely took out 99.9% of stress off of me! We love Paula! Just can't have enough of her warmness! We definitely think she is the best wedding planner in LA!
Hiring Paula was the best decision we've ever made! She is so warm, friendly and professional! She is always always a Read more...
Hiring Paula was the best decision we've ever made! She is so warm, friendly and professional! She is always always a phone call away, she definitely took out 99.9% of stress off of me! We love Paula! Just can't have enough of her warmness! We definitely think she is the best wedding planner in LA! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
7/4/2016
5.0/5.0
This girl. Where do I even begin? Paula Laskelle is phenomenal. Every. single. day. I was so grateful that this was the wedding planner I decided on after a grueling interview process with the best in the industry. It all started when I was visiting venues and deciding on our wedding location. At Pelican Hill I noticed this woman diligently working on this AMAZING wedding and I couldn't believe how focused and professional she was. It was how she was conducting herself and her dedication when no one was there but her. I was in awe. I went straight to the resort and asked who she was because she was the one I wanted heading my wedding. She has excellent relationships with all of the vendors which (trust me) makes the planning process a lot easier. All of the resorts love her and recommend her. It also doesn't hurt that she does celebrity weddings. I worked in event planning myself and I am very very picky. I have been planning my wedding since I was 10. When I first met her I could tell right away she was extremely seasoned. I must have emailed her 15 times a day on the most trivial things and she was always patient and emailed me every time within 10 minutes. She gives off this vibe that everything is handled and under control even if you miss a detail- she has it covered. She is so sweet and her level of professionalism is beyond. My wedding went off without a hitch. I will unequivocally recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner and designer.
This girl. Where do I even begin? Paula Laskelle is phenomenal. Every. single. day. I was so grateful that this was the Read more...
This girl. Where do I even begin? Paula Laskelle is phenomenal. Every. single. day. I was so grateful that this was the wedding planner I decided on after a grueling interview process with the best in the industry. It all started when I was visiting venues and deciding on our wedding location. At Pelican Hill I noticed this woman diligently working on this AMAZING wedding and I couldn't believe how focused and professional she was. It was how she was conducting herself and her dedication when no one was there but her. I was in awe. I went straight to the resort and asked who she was because she was the one I wanted heading my wedding. She has excellent relationships with all of the vendors which (trust me) makes the planning process a lot easier. All of the resorts love her and recommend her. It also doesn't hurt that she does celebrity weddings. I worked in event planning myself and I am very very picky. I have been planning my wedding since I was 10. When I first met her I could tell right away she was extremely seasoned. I must have emailed her 15 times a day on the most trivial things and she was always patient and emailed me every time within 10 minutes. She gives off this vibe that everything is handled and under control even if you miss a detail- she has it covered. She is so sweet and her level of professionalism is beyond. My wedding went off without a hitch. I will unequivocally recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner and designer. Read less
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Nayo
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
My wedding day would forever be memorable because of Champagne Taste. Considering it was a destination wedding held in California and I was living in London with guests flying in from all over the world, her involvement made all the difference in the world to my wonderful husband, family and guests. From the minute she agreed to work with us (which was only a few weeks before the wedding) until the night of the wedding, she and her staff were extremely professional, effective, knowledgeable and responsive. Her work ethic is unparalleled. Despite the time difference she was always available responding to emails as early as 6.30am in the morning until the task was done. We could not believe how lucky we were especially after we had such a terrible experience with a previous planner who wasted our time and never delivered. Champagne Taste saved the wedding day and for this we will always be thankful for the wonderful memories we've shared with friends and family. I highly recommend this company for anyone who wants to have a memorable day that is stress-free and extremely organized. They are worth every penny and more!
My wedding day would forever be memorable because of Champagne Taste. Considering it was a destination wedding held in Read more...
My wedding day would forever be memorable because of Champagne Taste. Considering it was a destination wedding held in California and I was living in London with guests flying in from all over the world, her involvement made all the difference in the world to my wonderful husband, family and guests. From the minute she agreed to work with us (which was only a few weeks before the wedding) until the night of the wedding, she and her staff were extremely professional, effective, knowledgeable and responsive. Her work ethic is unparalleled. Despite the time difference she was always available responding to emails as early as 6.30am in the morning until the task was done. We could not believe how lucky we were especially after we had such a terrible experience with a previous planner who wasted our time and never delivered. Champagne Taste saved the wedding day and for this we will always be thankful for the wonderful memories we've shared with friends and family. I highly recommend this company for anyone who wants to have a memorable day that is stress-free and extremely organized. They are worth every penny and more! Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
What an amazing experience in working with Paula. She helped to create an experience that EXCEEDED our expectations. No detail was missed. She provided incredible creative ideas to make our wedding very custom and special.

Paula is also well connected to the best vendors to add to the overall experience.

The wedding would not have been the same without her! We can't recommend her enough to everyone we know. There is NO DOUBT we would use her again for an event. Weddings are a once in a lifetime event and she made ours special.
What an amazing experience in working with Paula. She helped to create an experience that EXCEEDED our expectations. No Read more...
What an amazing experience in working with Paula. She helped to create an experience that EXCEEDED our expectations. No detail was missed. She provided incredible creative ideas to make our wedding very custom and special.

Paula is also well connected to the best vendors to add to the overall experience.

The wedding would not have been the same without her! We can't recommend her enough to everyone we know. There is NO DOUBT we would use her again for an event. Weddings are a once in a lifetime event and she made ours special. Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
1/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Where can I start. Paula you made my daughter's dream wedding come true. From the day of Our first conversation on the phone I knew you would be amazing, and you were. Your sense of detail and direction.... Spot on! Your calmness during my storm..... Greatly appreciated. Your smile is infectious. It made us relax and enjoy the day. I have been to many weddings in my life but never one that ran this smoothly. You told me to trust you, I did just that and you pulled off the wedding of the century. You see what people don't know between these lines is that you had to deal with 5 strong willed families all with different personalities yet with the same goal, to give our children their dream wedding. She was available by email all the time and would call back immediately. So for all you brides out there wondering if you should spend that last bit of money on a wedding coordinator, my answer is absolutely! Don't hesitate. Just do it. Call Paula. She will make it special and so much more stress free. Yes I said it, stress free. So Cheers to Paula. We will forever love you for all you did and your wonderful assistant. We couldn't have done this without you.
Where can I start. Paula you made my daughter's dream wedding come true. From the day of Our first conversation on the Read more...
Where can I start. Paula you made my daughter's dream wedding come true. From the day of Our first conversation on the phone I knew you would be amazing, and you were. Your sense of detail and direction.... Spot on! Your calmness during my storm..... Greatly appreciated. Your smile is infectious. It made us relax and enjoy the day. I have been to many weddings in my life but never one that ran this smoothly. You told me to trust you, I did just that and you pulled off the wedding of the century. You see what people don't know between these lines is that you had to deal with 5 strong willed families all with different personalities yet with the same goal, to give our children their dream wedding. She was available by email all the time and would call back immediately. So for all you brides out there wondering if you should spend that last bit of money on a wedding coordinator, my answer is absolutely! Don't hesitate. Just do it. Call Paula. She will make it special and so much more stress free. Yes I said it, stress free. So Cheers to Paula. We will forever love you for all you did and your wonderful assistant. We couldn't have done this without you. Read less
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