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

A Bridal Affair at the Balboa Inn

The Evening of Romance Event was a fun and successful evening of bridal vendors being able to showcase the latest trends and products. Everything an engaged couple needed to know about weddings was available from Photographers, wedding cakes, favors, dresses, décor, makeup and even tanning. A personal favorite was a videographer who offered ariel coverage via drone for your special day. Any engaged couple would benefit from attending a bridal show and it’s highly recommended. So many ideas and things to consider for your special day.

The Balboa Inn was a perfect location to hold such and event or even be the host for a wedding and special events. The Charming Little Event Company was excited to be represented along side so many fantastic vendors.

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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/

Christine and Ricardo, Wayfarer’s Chapel and Portofino Hotel

A beautiful day in August was begun with an unforgettable ceremony at the Wayferer’s Chapel in Rancho Pales Verdes. Once the ceremony was finished, Christine and Ricardo made their way to the Portofino Hotel for their reception. As the evening began you could feel the excitement as two cultures were represented in the celebration. From the Mariachi Band to the DJ you couldn’t help but feel blessed to be a part of this evening’s celebration. This simple and elegant reception was just beautiful with it’s traditional soft colors of white and pink. We love the fun parasol shot with the Bridal Party. This was a memorable celebration and a beautiful story of love.

As the sweetheart table chairs say – may you always be “Better Together” and thank you for letting The Charming Little Event Company be a part of your memory.

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The Vendor Team:

Wedding Coordination: The Charming Little Event Company charmingevent.com

Cake: Torrance Bakery www.torrancebakery.com

DJ/Reception Music: DJ Alex 323-810-2396

Florist: Flowers by Laurel flowersbylaurel.com

Linens: Luxe Linens luxelinen.org

Photographer: Square Eye Photo/Edna www.squareeyephoto.net

Monico Fusion Decor Open House March 26, 2015

The Charming Little Event Company was delighted to attend an Open House event hosted by Monico Fusion Decor on Thursday March 26th. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces all in one room. With spring upon us and wedding season in full swing we were excited to see some table displays and receive visuals on some new decor items hitting the market. Vintage has become very popular these days and you can tell by the gold and neutral colors represented.

Our favorite table setting was the vintage table that would be perfect for a dinner party or intimate rehearsal dinner. We are so happy for Angel and his team, celebrating this new location and updates to their rental line.  Thanks to Angel and all the vendors for a beautiful evening.

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The Vendors:

Monico Fusion Decor – angel@monicodecor.com

Agape Planning – agapeplanning.com

Lisa Simpson Events – http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com/index.htm

Posh Beauty – http://www.poshbeautyoc.com/

Tustin Florist – http://www.tustinflorist.com/

White House Catering – http://www.whcatering.com/

Visions Entertainment – http://www.visionsentertainment.com/

Invisible Touch – http://www.invisibletouchevents.com/

Signature Party Rentals – http://www.signatureparty.com/

Kelly and Alvand, Portofino Hotel

We love doing weddings at the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach.  The warm summer’s night & July sunset was simply stunning and the perfect setting for Kelly and Alvand’s wedding ceremony. Guests were greeted by a beautiful mirror that listed the entire bridal party in custom handwriting that was used throughout the reception.

When you think of a beach wedding Kelly and Alvand’s fall right into line with it’s nautical theme and cool colors. The magenta pop of color gave a modern twist to the beach theme. From lantern centerpieces to sand and sea shell candle holders the bride and groom felt as if they were on their own private beach. There was no corner left unturned during the reception. The details and accents complimented the theme and guests as they went for the candy bar or out on the patio for a sunset view over the marina.

Congratulations to Kelly and Alvand. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and we thank you for letting us share in your special day.

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The Vendor Team:

Wedding Coordination: The Charming Little Event Co. charmingevent.com

Venue: Portofino Redondo Beach

Photographer:  Erica Mendenhall Photography

Hair Stylist: Kat Laskey

Music: DJ Baroud

Lighting: Dashing Events

Floral Designer: Flowers By Laurel

Officiant: Great Officiants

Photo Booth Equipment: Photo Booth Pro

Cake: Torrance Bakery

AJ and Kelly, Harborside Restaurant

What a beautiful October wedding we were privileged to be a part of today. AJ and Kelly had a beautiful reception at the Harborside Restaurant in Newport Beach or better known as historic Downtown Balboa Island. The Grand Ballroom sits atop the restaurant overlooking stunning views of the bay. The Nautical throwback theme of this wedding made you feel as if you were stepping back in time. The blue and white theme with the stunning pop of yellow color from the sunflowers gave a refreshing feeling to the nautical them and all in attendance. I love that the cake table gave honor to all the family members present and passed on. What a wonderful way to pay respect to those no longer with us. From the Balboa Bar table to the rustic downtown photos and sea lion guests in attendance this was a wedding we will never forget. Congratulations to AJ and Kelly. We were honored to help with your special day. May you ride the waves of happiness into eternity.   AJ+K_1441AJ+K_1538AJ+K_1252AJ+K_1253AJ+K_1778AJ+K_1237AJ+K_1236AJ+K_1240AJ+K_1245AJ K_2332AJ+K_1262AJ+K_1448AJ+K_1286AJ+K_1518The Vendor Team: Wedding Coordination: The Charming Little Event Co. charmingevent.com Venue: Harborside Newport Beach harborside-pavillion.com Photographer: GPT Photography gptphotograhy.blogspot.com DJ: Ovation Entertainment ovationcelebrations.com Florist: Merci Bouquet mercibouquet.com Paper Goods: Li’K Designs li-kdesigns.com

Amy & Brian – Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

Happy Sunday everyone!  Yesterday marked our first wedding of 2015 and we were so excited to help coordinate for our amazing and sweet couple.  Today though I want to share one of the most beautiful 2014 weddings we have seen and helped put together at Bowers Museum!  Amy and Brian’s wedding was simple yet elegant and so pretty with shades of blush pink, ivory, white and greens to compliment the Museum’s lush garden grounds.  I am so glad to have had the chance to help Amy & Brian with their summer wedding last year and I wish you both the very best!

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The Team:

Venue: Bowers Museum

Coordination: The Charming Little Event Co.

Photographer: Trau Con & Peter Park

DJ: Extreme DJ

Florist: Pheobo Bui

Hair & Make-up: Flaweless Faces