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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.

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
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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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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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Kay
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Very experienced very responsive and 100% reliable - greatvendors
Very experienced very responsive and 100% reliable - greatvendors
Very experienced very responsive and 100% reliable - greatvendors Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding had some challenges for Paula to work with. She stepped in as the wedding planner less than two months before the occasion and the bride lived outside of California with little free time
to see the planning through.
We are in awe of Paula's abilities to put together a beautiful wedding. I never once experienced that Paula was inaccessible, no matter the time or the volume of communication this wedding generated. Everyone that she works with, from the florist to the make up artist, hold her in the highest regard. She is everything anybody could want in a wedding planner.
My daughter's wedding had some challenges for Paula to work with. She stepped in as the wedding planner less than two Read more...
My daughter's wedding had some challenges for Paula to work with. She stepped in as the wedding planner less than two months before the occasion and the bride lived outside of California with little free time
to see the planning through.
We are in awe of Paula's abilities to put together a beautiful wedding. I never once experienced that Paula was inaccessible, no matter the time or the volume of communication this wedding generated. Everyone that she works with, from the florist to the make up artist, hold her in the highest regard. She is everything anybody could want in a wedding planner. Read less
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Fouza
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
My planner had to step out a month before my wedding day due to illness. Paula stepped in & saved my wedding. It was so comforting having someone like Paula who was so organized, on top of every detail, & very personable. My wedding went off without a hitch aside from the getting hitched part. =) Paula really went out of her way to make sure everything was the way I had envisioned.
My planner had to step out a month before my wedding day due to illness. Paula stepped in & saved my wedding. It was so Read more...
My planner had to step out a month before my wedding day due to illness. Paula stepped in & saved my wedding. It was so comforting having someone like Paula who was so organized, on top of every detail, & very personable. My wedding went off without a hitch aside from the getting hitched part. =) Paula really went out of her way to make sure everything was the way I had envisioned. Read less
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Hilary
Wedding:
8/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Paula was spectacular! From beginning to end, my year of planning my wedding with Champagne Taste was flawless. She defines the word 'professional' and is a pure joy to work with.

Paula is incredibly detail oriented and very prompt with her email response which was very much appreciated. She helped me find all my vendors with my budget in mind. This allowed me to make my final decisions very easily. She guided me every step of the way, making the entire year very stress-free. The detailed timeline she provided for me kept me on track, so I never fell behind schedule.

I trusted Paula's advice and artistic eye implicitly. With her experience in this business I knew I was in tremendous hands. I could relax and feel very confidant knowing that everything was taken care of down to the last detail. My wedding day was absolutely perfect. Everything went as planned, and was even more spectacular than I could have imagined.

In addition to her excellent organizational skills that allow her to design the most incredible weddings, her positive demeanor and bright smile constantly shines through. It is crystal clear that she loves what she does--how refreshing!

Thank you, Paula, for sharing your gift with us. We loved working with you!

-Hilary and Tom
Paula was spectacular! From beginning to end, my year of planning my wedding with Champagne Taste was flawless. She Read more...
Paula was spectacular! From beginning to end, my year of planning my wedding with Champagne Taste was flawless. She defines the word 'professional' and is a pure joy to work with.

Paula is incredibly detail oriented and very prompt with her email response which was very much appreciated. She helped me find all my vendors with my budget in mind. This allowed me to make my final decisions very easily. She guided me every step of the way, making the entire year very stress-free. The detailed timeline she provided for me kept me on track, so I never fell behind schedule.

I trusted Paula's advice and artistic eye implicitly. With her experience in this business I knew I was in tremendous hands. I could relax and feel very confidant knowing that everything was taken care of down to the last detail. My wedding day was absolutely perfect. Everything went as planned, and was even more spectacular than I could have imagined.

In addition to her excellent organizational skills that allow her to design the most incredible weddings, her positive demeanor and bright smile constantly shines through. It is crystal clear that she loves what she does--how refreshing!

Thank you, Paula, for sharing your gift with us. We loved working with you!

-Hilary and Tom Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Champagne Taste was a pleasure to work with and exceeded my expectations. I am a very busy professional that knew nothing about how to plan a wedding. None of that mattered because every detail was handled. My guests are still talking about my wedding!
Champagne Taste was a pleasure to work with and exceeded my expectations. I am a very busy professional that knew nothing Read more...
Champagne Taste was a pleasure to work with and exceeded my expectations. I am a very busy professional that knew nothing about how to plan a wedding. None of that mattered because every detail was handled. My guests are still talking about my wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Paula is wonderful!! One of the most organized people on the planet with a great heart. My wedding went amazingly well from beginning to end because everything including details/vendors/timeline etc. was handled perfectly.
Paula is wonderful!! One of the most organized people on the planet with a great heart. My wedding went amazingly well Read more...
Paula is wonderful!! One of the most organized people on the planet with a great heart. My wedding went amazingly well from beginning to end because everything including details/vendors/timeline etc. was handled perfectly. Read less
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