Today, I am so happy to have the opportunity to share a super romantic and feminine pink and white wedding, photographed by the ever-talented Kaysha Weiner. Not only is it gorgeous, but it takes place at St. James Parrish and the Portfino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach, California, which is very to close to where I grew up! My parents actually have a boat in this marina, which makes it a very special place for me.
Growing up in California themselves, Michelle and Gabriel's big day was about two families becoming one, above all else. "Since my husband and I come from strong cultural backgrounds, I made it my mission to incorporate traditions from both sides. Throughout the ceremony, we had sacraments signifying unity, prosperity, and guidance from the Virgin Mary on raising a family," said Michelle. As for the decor, Michelle wanted a very "romantic, whimsical feel," and chose to incorporate baby roses, peonies, hydrangea, baby's breath and chrysanthemums. There's just something about pink and white roses and peonies, right?! It doesn't get more romantic than that!
Michelle and Gabriel's wedding reception had an added level of opulence by pairing the pretty pink and white florals with touches of gold in the candles, Chiavari chairs and table linens. Instead of traditional table numbers, Michelle and Gabriel named each of their tables after iconic couples, using framed images of Lancelot and Guinevere and others. "I stole this idea from my parents' wedding and as an ode to them, I placed the same frame that they had at their sweetheart table onto ours that evening. Obviously, our sweetheart table was named, 'Gabriel and Michelle'."
Romantic Pink and White Wedding in Marina - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Kaysha Weiner Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. James Parrish
Reception Venue: The Portofino Hotel & Marina
Floral Designer: Aurora Mena, Blooms and Balloons
Cake Designer: Torrance Bakery
DJ: DJ Al, A&A Music Productions
Bridal Attire: Wedding dress by Enzoani via La Soie Bridal and shoes by David's Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: twobirds via Nordstrom
Groomsmen Attire: Hollywood Suits