Orlando and Makenna’s Portofino Hotel wedding was one for the books – the beautiful venue, epic dancing, musical talent, familiar faces like Zack and Lindsay, and endless love. Here’s the scoop.
A Portofino Hotel Wedding on the Beach
Orlando and Makenna’s wedding was held at the Portofino Hotel, overlooking one of Los Angeles’ gorgeous beaches. The ceremony was held in true Southern Californian style, outside in the sunshine surrounded by palm trees. And the light – the light was magical.
When Makenna finally stepped out in front of her wedding guests at the ceremony, all eyes were on her. She looked stunning in her strapless gown and orange bouquet of lilies by Lily Pad Floral Design.
Wedding Details Prepared with Love
This wedding felt like one big close-knit party, starring the couple’s family and friends. To start, an old friend of Makenna’s mom performed the ceremony. Makenna’s ring was a custom setting with diamonds from both her mom and Orlando’s grandmother Roseann. The ring bearer and flower girls were nieces and nephews, cute enough to eat! Not to mention, the cement centerpieces filled with gorgeous air plants for the tables were made by a dear friend Jessica Anson. So much love packed into one day!
A Gifted Choice
At every wedding I take a special interest in the bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s gifts – they can tell you so much about a couple! Makenna gave her gals custom engraved necklaces by Mignon & Mignon with the nautical coordinates where she and each of her bridesmaids met. The guys were given these super-cool bags filled with an assortment of lip balms and beard oils from Duchamps Beard Co, a company started by one of the groomsmen.
Quite the Musical Event
Now, it must be noted that the musical talent oozed from every pore of this wedding – fitting, considering that the happy couple met through mutual musician friends at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. The guest list included a long list of musicians, such as the incredible Icelandic Beatboxing Champion Beatur – and enchanting A capella singers. Don’t believe me? Watch this amazing beatboxing video from the wedding!
Congratulations, you two! I’m so honored to have been chosen to be part of your day and to be the one who got to capture it live and in action. I love you guys!
Venue & Catering: The Portofino Hotel
Florist: Lily Pad Floral Design
Makeup: Stephanie Osborn
Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Alfred Sung
Bride’s Shoes: Handmade from Beholden Bridal (Etsy Shop)
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids’ Wedding Party Gifts: Engraved Necklaces by Mignon and Mignon (Etsy Shop)
Groomsmen’s Wedding Party Gifts: Custom Made Shaving Products by Duchamp’s Beard Co