Jonah and Michael, Portofino Hotel

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

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

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

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.


The Vendor Team:

Wedding Coordination: The Charming Little Event Company

Cake: Torrance Bakery

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

Florist: Flowers by Laurel

Linens: Luxe Linens

Photographer: Square Eye Photo/Edna

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.

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. Venue: Harborside Newport Beach Photographer: GPT Photography DJ: Ovation Entertainment Florist: Merci Bouquet Paper Goods: Li’K Designs

Rania & Dan at The Portofino Hotel Redondo Beach

Look at these two gorgeous people! Not only beautiful on the outside, but the most amazing personalities to match.  I was lucky to have Rania, Dan, their families & friends as clients and posting this reminds me that I must plan a coffee date with Rania soon to catch up!

The details were full of glam and bling – I cannot get enough of that – elegant, fancy and timeless, it all worked together so nicely in such a fabulous venue – One of our favs – The Portofino Hotel.  Thanks to a Picture Life for these pretty pics!  Congratulations Rania & Dan – it was an honor to help you with your big day details!


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Vendor team:

Wedding coordination: The Charming Little Event Co.

Photography: A Picture Life

Venue: The Portofino Hotel 

Florist: Flower Allie

Music: Excellent Entertainment

Videographer: Studio West

Officiant: You May Kiss The Bride



Daniel & Vanessa – Dana Point

Could we have asked for a bluer sky or more fabulous weather in Dana Point in July?? What a perfect day for Daniel & Vanessa’s, super intimate and beautiful wedding ceremony!  The couple, along with about 50 of their closest friends and family members enjoyed the ocean-view ceremony and reception.

I loved, loved, loved the couple’s choice of footwear (see pic below!), attire, minimalist decor and their planning ease during the months and weeks leading up to the big day.  The focus was absolutely on the celebration of their marriage among loved ones.  Congratulations Daniel & Vanessa!  I am so happy to have helped you both and I wish you the best!

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Vendor Team

Venue: Dana Point Lantern Bay Park

Photographer: Memories by Tanya

Coordination and Planning: The Charming Little Event. Co.

Florals: Reher’s Flowers

Transportation: VIP Limo

Reception: Private home