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

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