Loews Portofino Hotel | The Real Wedding of Kara and Keisuke

August 5, 2019 by Just Marry!

Loews Portofino Hotel | The Real Wedding of Kara and Keisuke

Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography

THE LOW-DOWN

Kara and Keisuke were married at the beautiful Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in mid-October. This couple traveled to Universal Studios Orlando all the way from Calgary, Canada for their destination wedding. We loved how they blended a classic, Tuscan-inspired wedding design with so many of their own unique personal touches!

This happy couple made a number of nontraditional choices for their wedding, from the bride’s sweet, knee-length wedding dress and her pink hair highlights to the groom’s coordinating pink floral print shirt. To cap off their wedding day, the couple ventured over to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Their photos in their Slytherin and Ravenclaw house scarves were the perfect topper to their truly magical day!

Read on to learn more about Kara and Keisuke’s memorable Portofino wedding.

THE I-DO CREW

Wedding Planner/On-Site Coordination: Sarah Escamilla-Logan, Just Marry!
Ceremony Site at the Portofino Bay Hotel: Piazza Centrale
Reception Site at Universal Studios Orlando: NBC Sports Bar & Grill
Officiant: Catherine Pick, Ceremonies by Catherine
Photographer: Samantha Eckhaus, Corner House Photography
Florist: Raining Roses
Hair and Makeup: Dana Fletcher, Once Upon a Beauty

OUR FAVE PICS FROM THE WEDDING

Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography
Loews Portofino Hotel - Just Marry Weddings - Corner House Photography

WHAT WE LOVED

The Just Marry! Team greatly enjoyed working with Kara and Keisuke on their Portofino wedding! Here is what their Just Marry! wedding planner, Sarah, shared about their event:
  • Favorite detail

    The couple both wore custom, hand-painted Toms shoes decorated with Despicable Me characters. It was so sweet to incorporate a movie they both loved into their wedding!

  • A nontraditional choice made by the couple

    Kara and Keisuke wanted their wedding day to be very relaxed and didn’t follow many traditions such as not seeing each other before the ceremony, or even having a processional. They both got ready together and wanted to be stationed up at the front when the ceremony started. I thought it was great they did what made them happiest!

  • A unique element I loved

    The couple had really adorable favors, with custom Despicable Me buttons, jelly beans—including Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans from Harry Potter—and paddle fans.

MORE LOEWS PORTOFINO HOTEL WEDDINGS

There are so many reasons to host a Loews Portofino Bay Hotel wedding! Some of our favorite reasons include the Portofino’s Italian-inspired architecture and lovely European elegance, the option to enjoy a glass of wine and sumptuous gourmet food options at Harbor Nights on select nights, and Musica della Notte, a nightly live opera you can hear from your room or while enjoying a meal in the romantic Harbor Piazza. Check out some of our other events at this popular venue for even more inspiration:

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Are you considering booking a Loews Portofino hotel wedding or seeking the assistance of a Full Service wedding planner? Whatever your planning needs, simply fill out the form below and a member of our planning team will reach out to you right away. We would love to welcome you to the Just Marry! family!

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Loews Portofino Hotel | The Real Wedding of Kara and Keisuke

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