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PALOS VERDES WEDDING IN JUNE

June, 2010 in Palos Verdes
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Ceremony: Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes
Reception: Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club

DJ:

Edge Entertainment

Palos Verdes, CA, USA

"We booked Edge Entertainment for our reception and Joe was our DJ. The company was responsive and easy to deal with. Joe really did a great job MC'ing the event and getting everyone on the dance floor. We opted for the slide-show montage, which was wonderful. Joe checked in with us throughout the night and adapted the schedule we created together as needed on the night. He is so friendly and not hard on the eyes either. One of my bridesmaids almost passed out when she saw him. Several people commented on how great he was. I would definitely recommend Joe and Edge Entertainment to anyone for there reception or other event. He and the photographer were Rockstar Vendors!!!!"

Florist:

Ava's Garden

1815 S Catalina Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277, United States

"Mary is a very nice person and very friendly...when she answers the phone. Through out the course of our planning it would take multiple phone calls, emails and texts to get a hold of her and she would never call me back. I had to call her and if she happened to answer I could talk to her. Granted she was receptive when I did get a chance to talk to her. However, she seemed to forget the things we discussed and my bouquet was not the right color on the day of the wedding. The flowers were pretty on the day of the wedding. The unnecessary stress leading up to the wedding made it very difficult for me though. I would have preferred to pay a little more and have a professional who would call me back and talk to me. It was not cheap though. It is possible that if you go for one of her standard packages you would have less need to interact with her, and less headache. But, we did have custom selections that required more correspondence, which was not a positive experience."

Jeweler:

Single Stone

Palos Verdes, CA, USA

Photographer:

Ion Hartunian

Palos Verdes, CA, USA

"Ion Hartunian is a Rockstar! After the dress, photography was the most important thing to us. I'm a graphic artist and my husband is a musician with an artistic eye himself, so I knew I needed to find someone that would fulfill the unique and romantic aesthetic I had envisioned in my head, not an easy task ; ). We interviewed several different photographers, and Ion's work really spoke to us. He has an interesting and artistic perspective that takes a picture from a snapshot to an atmospheric story. Ion is high energy and a total fanatic when it comes to getting the shot. He made my shy husband and I feel like models. Everyone who has seen our photos cannot stop talking about how great they look! And people were commenting on how he was like a ninja at the wedding and reception when it came to getting the shot. We really feel like we nailed it by hiring Ion. I couldn't recommend him more! P.S. I know this sounds super gushy, but trust me we are very discerning. I am sensitive to how difficult it is to find the right vendor and an honest review really helps. We did not give all of our vendors such positive reviews."

Tuxedo Vendor:

J Crew

769 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, United States

Wedding Fashion Vendor:

Bridal Elegance

2172 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501, United States

Ceremony:

Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes - Ceremony - 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Vrds Ests, CA, United States

Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes

415 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Vrds Ests, CA, United States

"This location is absolutely beautiful. It is an oceanfront mansion on a bluff with breath taking views of the water that had been converted into a church. Dr. Karl Johnson was our minister and he was wonderful. He tailored our vows to information we gave about ourselves during our pre-marital counseling. Barbara Johnson was the church coordinator the day of and walked us through everything for the rehearsal. It was simply stunning and everybody loved Dr. Karl's, perfect blend of humor, seriousness and his love of love. That combined with the floor to ceiling organ and the view of the ocean made our ceremony the most magical experience! One note, the office worker is a little grumpy and will not accommodate, be sure to talk to Barbara Johnson ; )"

Reception:

The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club - Reception - 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club

260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

"We had our reception at the Portofino in the large ballroom. Rosanna Harrison was our wedding planner there. She was very friendly and helpful with her advice. Even when I was changing my mind at the last minute. When those week-of-nerves were flaring, she was right there with good advice to calm me down. The view is stunning at this place. We had a plated sit-down dinner and the food was amazing. A selection of Chicken Cordon Blue or New York Strip with Scallops. A strawberry, red onion and raspberry vinaigrette salad to start and I think there was a sorbet intermezzo, but I missed that and even our cake because I was talking with guests. They let us handle the bar in a very specific way. We did the cocktail hour with tray past and plated hourderves, open bar of beer and wine and cash for liquor. Then we closed the open bar during dinner as there was a champagne toast and then opened it up for another hour after dinner. It remained open for cash after that. It was beautiful. The only small complaint was that as the night wore on there was no more servers or any staff. It was really hot in there during the dance set and no one was available to ask to open the big beautiful windows. That was really not a huge issue, but I would recommend to have them open the windows for you in advance ; )"

Hotel:

Best Western Plus Redondo Beach Inn - Hotel - 1850 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Best Western Redondo Beach Inn

1850 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Hotel:

Best Western Sunrise Hotel - Hotel - 400 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277, US

Best Western Sunrise Hotel at Redondo Beach

400 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Hotel:

Crowne Plaza Hotel Redondo Beach and Marina - Hotel - 300 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Crowne Plaza Hotel Redondo Beach and Marina

300 N. Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Hotel:

Doubletree Hotel San Pedro - Hotel - 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, CA, United States

Doubletree Hotel San Pedro

2800 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA, United States

Hotel:

The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club - Hotel - 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club

260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Hotel:

Residence Inn Los Angeles Torrance/Redondo Beach - Hotel - 3701 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA, United States

Residence Inn by Marriott Torrance

3701 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA, United States

Restaurant:

Bluewater Grill

665 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Restaurant:

In-N-Out Burger

3801 Inglewood Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Restaurant:

Joe's Crab Shack

230 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Restaurant:

La Capilla Mexican Restaurant

1332 Sartori Ave
Torrance, CA, United States

Restaurant:

Open Sesame

5215 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA, United States

Restaurant:

Pacific Diner

3821 S Pacific Ave
San Pedro, CA, United States

Coffee/Refreshments:

Coffee Cartel

1820 S Catalina Ave # 102
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Coffee/Refreshments:

Jamba Juice

1755 S Elena Ave
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Attraction:

City of Cabrillo Beach Marine Aquarium La

3720 Stephen M White Dr
San Pedro, CA, United States

Attraction:

Disneyland

1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA, United States

Attraction:

Getty Center - Attraction - 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Attraction:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Attraction:

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA, United States

Attraction:

Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA, United States

Attraction:

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Attraction:

Wayfarer's Chapel

Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, US

Beach:

Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach, CA
Hermosa Beach, California, US

Beach:

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, CA
Manhattan Beach, California, US

Beach:

Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach, CA
Redondo Beach, California, US

Beach:

Torrance/Redondo Beach

Torrance Beach, Torrance, CA 90277
Torrance, California, US

Park:

Friendship Bell

3601 S Gaffey St
San Pedro, CA, United States

Golf Course:

El Dorado Park Golf Course

2400 N Studebaker Rd
Long Beach, CA, United States

Golf Course:

Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles

1 Ocean Trails Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States

Ceremony Venue:

Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes

415 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274, United States

"This location is absolutely beautiful. It is an oceanfront mansion on a bluff with breath taking views of the water that had been converted into a church. Dr. Karl Johnson was our minister and he was wonderful. He tailored our vows to information we gave about ourselves during our pre-marital counseling. Barbara Johnson was the church coordinator the day of and walked us through everything for the rehearsal. It was simply stunning and everybody loved Dr. Karl's, perfect blend of humor, seriousness and his love of love. That combined with the floor to ceiling organ and the view of the ocean made our ceremony the most magical experience! One note, the office worker is a little grumpy and will not accommodate, be sure to talk to Barbara Johnson ; )"

Reception Venue:

The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club

260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277, United States

"We had our reception at the Portofino in the large ballroom. Rosanna Harrison was our wedding planner there. She was very friendly and helpful with her advice. Even when I was changing my mind at the last minute. When those week-of-nerves were flaring, she was right there with good advice to calm me down. The view is stunning at this place. We had a plated sit-down dinner and the food was amazing. A selection of Chicken Cordon Blue or New York Strip with Scallops. A strawberry, red onion and raspberry vinaigrette salad to start and I think there was a sorbet intermezzo, but I missed that and even our cake because I was talking with guests. They let us handle the bar in a very specific way. We did the cocktail hour with tray past and plated hourderves, open bar of beer and wine and cash for liquor. Then we closed the open bar during dinner as there was a champagne toast and then opened it up for another hour after dinner. It remained open for cash after that. It was beautiful. The only small complaint was that as the night wore on there was no more servers or any staff. It was really hot in there during the dance set and no one was available to ask to open the big beautiful windows. That was really not a huge issue, but I would recommend to have them open the windows for you in advance ; )"

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