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