Kirsten and Kevin, Santa Barbara Courthouse & El Paseo Restaurant

We had the privilege to travel up North to Santa Barbara to celebrate Kirstin and Kevin’s special day. The Charming Little Event Company was thrilled to be part of this joyful celebration at such a beautiful location. The Sunken Garden … Continue reading

Fendy and Kevin, Park Plaza, Los Angeles

The Charming Little Event Company fell in love with this legendary and historic location for Fendy and Kevin’s wedding. Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles is an unforgettable, one of a kind location. The stunning architecture left guests feeling as … Continue reading

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

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

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

Liz & Wanis, Orange Hill Restaurant

So excited to share pictures with you from Liz & Wanis’ wedding at the beautiful Orange Hill Restaurant.  I loved working with Hoffmann Photographer again, and the other great vendors that made this event come together so flawlessly.  The couple’s bold, black & red details were gorgeous along with the venue’s amazing view of the city and skyline.  My favorite was the tall, silver candelabras in the middle of the tables, adorned with pretty red roses and glowing candles – completely transformed the room.  I was thrilled to help Liz’s mom with the day’s details, and “work” with such a fun and loving family.

Congratulations Liz & Wanis!

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The Charming Vendor Team

Wedding Coordinator: The Charming Little Event Co. Michelle Tortuya

Venue: Orange Hill Restaurant

Photography: Hoffmann Photographer

DJ: Elegant Music

Florist: Reher’s Florist

Rentals: Baker

Cake: Sweet Traders

Photo Booth: LA Photo Booth

Colleen & Donny – Nixon Library

Such a fun and creative day for Colleen & Donny’s West Coast Reception at the Nixon Library!  Colleen called me and wanted help planning her 2nd reception for her and Donny’s West Coast family and friends.  They live on the East Coast and had a beautiful wedding and reception in New York and wanted to celebrate here with more of their loved ones.

This awesome pair had a theme in mind – Campaign/Running Mates/Red, White & Blue – and wanted to bring it all together on their special day by using things such as signs, campaign buttons and stickers, bold and big balloons in red/white/blue and much more.  Colleen did an amazing job putting together all the pieces and making the venue look elegant, stylish and fun!

Thanks to Colleen & Donny for being such a great couple to work with and celebrate with – congrats to you both!!

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Rock On Vendor Team:

Planning Coordination: The Charming Little Event Co.

Venue: Nixon Library

Catering: White House

Photographer: A + L Photo

Videographer: White Rose Production

DJ: Visions Entertainment

Florist: Reher’s Florist

Officiant: You May Kiss The Bride/Greg Mohr

Cake: Sweet Traders

Hair & Make-up: Betsy DiFrancesca

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

Alison & Brent – Serra Plaza, San Juan Capistrano

There are some weddings that we, as a team at CLEC, just do not want to stop working on!  Of course, we are thrilled to pieces when the day comes and we see all of the beautiful details come together, but we love our couples so much that it is sad to not see or hear from them like we used to!

Alison and Brent hired us over a year before their wedding day at Serra Plaza so we got to be there every step of the planning & designing way for these two.  This couple is real and awesome and so great together.  Not only are they beautiful on the outside, but they were a dream to work with – open to ideas, great taste and wanted the focus on their marriage, with some fab details here and there :)

I am truly honored to have helped Alison and Brent with their wedding day gorgeousness! Huge thanks to Smetona Photo for the fabulous photos and the fun we had on the wedding day! This was our first time working at Serra Plaza and I cannot wait for the next! The space is great – tons of character, flowing spaces, lots of items on-site to use for decor and their team is so nice.

Congratulations Alison & Brent!  Lana and I miss you already!  xoxoxo

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Thank you to our fabulous vendor team:

Venue: Serra Plaza

Planning/Design/Coordination: The Charming Little Event Company – Lana and Michelle

Officiant: You May Kiss The Bride

Florals: Greenleaf Designs

Photography: Smetona Photography

DJ: NYC-DJs

Photobooth: Photo Booth Pro

Hair and Make-up: Design Visage

Transportation: VIP Limousine

Table Rentals: Baker Party Rentals