Orfila Winery Wedding | Mariesa + Kevin | North County Winery Venue
This lovely Orfila Winery wedding is the perfect blend of love, culture, great food and fun !
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 their Orfila winery wedding 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.
Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the day!
Mariesa ans Kevin’s story…
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!
Photos of Mariessa and Kevin’s wedding by Shadowcatcher Imagery -San Diego- Los Willows Wedding Photographer. Please contact us here if you are interested in booking us for your special day, or would like more information.
A little more about this venue– Orfila-
An ultra-premium, small production winery nestled in the picturesque San Pasqual Valley, just 30 minutes from San Diego, on the way to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.The tasting room overlooks the 70 acre estate. Since 1994, Orfila has been producing critically acclaimed wines using Rhone, Italian, Burgundy and Bordeaux varietals from the estate and from specially selected vineyards in Sonoma, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties. A favorite venue for picnicking, weddings, anniversary parties, corporate events, fundraisers, and all types of community revelry.
Orfila wines are available at the winery’s tasting room which overlooks the 70-acre estate, at select wine merchants and restaurants (via distributors and exports), through membership in the Orfila Wine Lovers (OWL) Club, and right here.
Since its opening in 1994, Orfila Vineyards has been the recipient of more than 1,300 medals in major national and international competitions – a testament to the complexity, grace and opulence of its wines.
The winery has been adopted by San Diego as a favorite venue for celebrations. It has beautiful facilities for weddings, anniversary parties, corporate events, fundraisers and all types of community revelry.
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