REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Internet help is at hand for
prospective brides and grooms wrestling with the countless details
facing them as they plan their big day.
The Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club, a favorite with wedding
couples because of its oceanfront setting, introduced Weddings on
the Web, a World Wide Web site, to provide answers.
Located at http://www.weddingontheweb.com, the site offers
information about the hotel's banquet rooms, reception areas,
accommodations and the rest.
A special calendar and registry section lists all upcoming
wedding receptions and related events and includes bridal registry
information and the exact location of each wedding ceremony.
Color photographs of the bride and grooms can be scanned in
along with the announcement and listing.
"Ask Lori Helpful Hints," named for Lori Middleton, the
Portofino's catering manager, provides advice on the planning of
the big event.
The 163-room resort, within easy walking distance of the Redondo
Beach Pier, overlooks the Portofino Marina and a 27-mile walking
and biking path that stretches through the communities of Venice,
Santa Monica and Malibu to the north.