Jonah and Michael, Portofino Hotel

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A beautiful day in November for Jonah and Michael to be married at Saint James Catholic Church Redondo Beach. We were delighted to be helping with the reception at The Portofino Hotel.  Jonah loved a sparkle and “bling” look and she … Continue reading

Karin and Patrick, Portofino Hotel

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When two people are so in love – it’s immediately contagious. That is the feeling you get from Karin and Patrick – with their beautiful ceremony and reception held at the Portofino Hotel, guests felt entranced with such joy. We … Continue reading

Audra and Vijay, The Portofino Hotel

Back at one of our favorite locations – The Portofino Hotel and Marina to experience the second wedding event for our friends Audra and Vijay. The bride looked absolutely stunning in her short floral wedding dress! We enjoying seeing all the guests from the night before in such different attire and ready to celebrate some more!

After Audra & Vijay read their custom vows to each other, the celebration began. Even though this was a more customary themed reception, little hints of their Indian culture were present in the wedding favors and the baskets of gifts available for the women. A traditional wedding cake was the centerpiece of the room. The stunning cherry blossom decorations from Torrance Bakery were so beautiful.

It was a great party and definitely a family affair. The Charming Little Event Company was thrilled and honored to be part of such memorable evenings with Audra and Vijay and their family and friends. We wish you many years of harmony, joy and laughter!

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Wedding Coordinator: The Charming Little Event Company   

Wedding Cake: Torrance Bakery

DJ- NYC Dj’s

Photographer: Lisa Marie Figueroa

Kirsten and Kevin, Santa Barbara Courthouse & El Paseo Restaurant

The Charming Little Event Company was so happy to see that First Look Films had sent us a preview of Kirsten & Kevin’s wedding day video.  Check back soon for a post with photos and more details about this stunning wedding!

Kevin & Kirsten “My perfect counterpart” from First Look Films on Vimeo.

Audra and Vijay, Palos Verdes Private Estate

On this beautiful Friday evening in Palos Verdes The Charming Little Event Company had the unique privilege of coordinating the cultural ceremony of Audra and Vijay. What an honor it was to be witnesses to such tradition. We were first in awe of how beautiful the amazing views were at this home but more importantly the stunning attire from the guests stole your attention. The most vibrant colors permeated the scene from each outfit to the decorative décor.

After the guests took part in a traditional Pooja ceremony they enjoyed some delicious food from Manohar’s Delhi Palace. The wonderful aromas of the Indian food were inviting the guests back for seconds and thirds. After dinner what a treat it was to see the talents being displayed in the Sangeet ceremony. There was singing, dancing, instruments played all to the rhythm of love for the couple. A gorgeous evening on many levels.

Thank you Audra, Vijay and your families for the experience and for sharing your beautiful culture with The Charming Little Event Company.

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Wedding Coordinator: The Charming Little Event Company

Caterer: Manohar’s Delhi Palace

Photographer: Lisa Marie Figueroa

Rentals: Shiraz Party Rentals

Bartender: Mark Towle

Parking: Par 4 Valet

Transportation: ULC Limos

Donna and Tim, Mariners Church & Fig and Olive

Donna and Tim are a very special couple and the The Charming Little Event Company was lucky enough to be a part of their intimate event. They had a beautiful ceremony at Mariners Church in Irvine. This is a gorgeous location that lends itself to breathtaking photos. For the reception guests headed over to Fig and Olive in Newport Beach. A hip and top-rated restaurant, which was the perfect place for such a reception. Immediately when you enter you are taken into a Mediterranean oasis with real olive trees inside, a courtyard, lush greenery and tranquil spaces.

The floral accents by Greenleaf Designs were stunning with their array of color. From orange, and lavender to yellow, white and green – they were definitely a focal point that commanded your attention. Guests picked up their escort cards from a garden trellis, adorned with fresh herbs and pretty greenery.  One of our favorites was the kid’s table complete with markers, crafts and all the items a kid would need to be entertained.  We love when we see a twist on wedding favors and Donna and Tim surprised guests when each one was given a special card letting them know that a donation had been made in their honor to Life Impact International on their behalf, along with hand made key chains in a variety of designs. It’s truly touching to see such selflessness being modeled on such a special day.

Donna and Tim, thank you for letting The Charming Little Event Company walk with you on your journey today. We wish you many blessings as you begin your new life together.

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The Team:

Wedding Coordinator: The Charming Little Event Company http://charmingevent.com/

Ceremony Venue: Mariners Church http://marinerschurch.org

Reception Venue: Fig & Olive Newport Beach http://figandolive.com

Wedding Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery http://www.simplysweetcakery.com/

Musicians: SoCal Guitar http://www.socalweddingguitar.com/

Florist: Greenleaf Design http://www.greenleafdesigns.com/site/Welcome.html

Photographer: Heidi Ryder Photography http://heidiryder.net/

Linens: Luxe Linens http://luxelinens.org

Kathy and Steve, Portofino Hotel and Beach

Who doesn’t love a February Wedding? Love is already all around you with Valentine’s Day decorations and reminders about that special someone in your life. Well, for Kathy and Steve this was the perfect way to celebrate the love they have for each other, by getting married on the sand in Redondo Beach and then celebrating with close friends & family at the Portofino Hotel. We just adore on-the-sand ceremonies and the way the guests took off their shoes to make the path was adorable!

This was an all around beach themed wedding and reception. Starting from the hand written surfboard announcement to the sea shell name cards, every detail was complimentary to the next. Guests felt as if they were on a remote island as they viewed the sand, sprawling ocean and elegant shell décor . Simple, yet elegant gold accents made the room sparkle as the night carried on. Finally, as the couple exited to sparklers above them and the marina light reflecting on the water the couple was sent off with a bang.

Congratulations to Kathy and Steve! Thank you for letting us be a part of such and intimate and memorable moment in your lives. hn4a6727_std-Lhn4a7617_std-Lhn4a8333_std-Lhn4a8120_std-Lhn4a7385_std-Lhn4a7384_std-Lhn4a8397_std-Lhn4a8714_std-Lhn4a8314_std-Lhn4a8993_std-L The Team:

Wedding Planner: The Charming Little Event Company charmingevent.com

Photographer: Happy Photo http://www.happyphotos.com/

Makeup: Visage Beauty

DJ: DJ Michael Angelo http://www.michaelangelomusic.com/

Pastor/Officiant: Great Officiants http://www.greatofficiants.com/