David + Monica are made for each other. One is a lawyer. One is in law school. They are grounded, smart, and confident when you meet them and together, they bring out a tenderness and sweetness in one another, and at times, a little spark of silliness. She smiles big. He can’t take his eyes off her. Their incredible Fall wedding was at one of our all time favorite San Diego area wedding venues; Orfila Vineyards & Winery, with breathtaking views and a tons of charm. This wedding had an amazing team of experts ad pros to bring it together: Orfila's event manager, Steffi, executed a flawless day, as always, Simply Adina Floral designed the most beautiful burgundy and maroon-colored flowers – perfectly festive and perfectly Fall, Sound Prodigy supplied not only the tunes that kept the event moving but also the up lights and event coordination, and Kristen, at Bijou Beautiful, made the Bride and her best gals look stunning, and VG Donuts & Bakery delivered quite the decadent dessert spread bringing the whole day to its rich and warm and fulfilling ending! And thankfully Light of Love Photography was there to capture it all!
This lovely Orfila Winery wedding is the perfect blend of love, culture, great food and fun for our Wedding Crush Wednesday feature! Originally from Evian, France, Kevin met Mariesa in 2013 while living in New York City. Kevin proposed on the beach in Hawaii in 2015 after competing in his first Ironman World Championship. As a nod to how much triathlon is part of their life, the couple made their grand entrance into the reception by breaking through finisher tape!! The couple also very much wanted to incorporate and honor elements of both Kevin's French heritage and Mariesa's Filipino heritage throughout the wedding - they did so with both French and Filipino decor, language, traditions and delicious food from both cultures throughout the day. And we have to note that Kevin wore one of our favorite looks for the groom; a very French, very gorgeous, blue suit...which to us is a tour de style!
30 some years ago, 5217 miles separated Mariesa and Kevin at birth. And somehow all those thousands of miles of separation matter not, because on balmy New York City summer night in July 2013 the world brought them together. As destiny would have it, the very 5217 miles match the same numbers as this international couple's wedding day, 052017! Team Portmann is now embarking with Kevin as a first year pro competing in triathlon living in Oceanside, with his Sherpa Mariesa by his side. Go team Portmann!
Wedding Vendor Credits:
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Orfila Vineyard & Winery
Wedding Photographer: Shadowcatcher Imagery
Wedding Video: Pixels & Motion Studios
Event Florist for Decor / Bouquets: JLH Blooms
Wedding DJ: Music Phreek
Caterer: Terra Catering
Croquembouche - Traditional French Wedding Cake: The French Gourmet
Bridal Hair Styling: SoCal Hair & Makeup
Bridal Gown: Kleinfield Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mishka
Donuts- Donuts Park