By Appointment - ​1417 S. Pacific Coast Highway,  Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310.372.5200     


est. 1996


a legendary affair wedding & event invitations redondo beach


Hello! I'm Cynthia Adkins, your invitation specialist and online resource provider at A LEGENDARY AFFAIR.

After graduating from UC Santa Barbara followed by a career in the Hotel/Hospitality Industry, I was ready to start my own business doing something fun while helping others.  My experience as National Sales Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company taught me the importance of personalized service, quality and attention to detail.  My background in this area combined with the need for a service to help "busy people plan big events" led to the conception of A LEGENDARY AFFAIR, Wedding & Event Invitations & online resource boutique.

We attract wonderful people to our service and I am proud to say that we have helped over 10,000 couples with some aspect of their most special event since we opened on November 1, 1996.  Woo Hoo!


When A LEGENDARY AFFAIR Wedding & Event Invitations in Redondo Beach first opened in 1996, the internet was very new and not yet a resource for weddings.  Can you imagine?  Couples would have to look up wedding professionals in the telephone yellow pages, call them on a landline, wait for a brochure to arrive via snail mail, then race all over town to meet them just to get a glimpse of their work.  Yikes! Our original business model provided a bridal show environment with dozens of vendors, services & resources on display. Our business has since evolved so that resource information and shopping options can be found 24/7 here online while our focus is invitation design when we meet with you personally.

You can shop for invitations on our online shops, but if you are in the area and want efficiency coupled with personal service, simply set up a time to meet to view wedding invitations and accessories in Redondo Beach.

With an extensive collection of wedding invitation lines plus bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah invitaitons here in our Redondo Beach boutique, you can easily see a variety of styles, pocket wedding invitations, color selections & designs while previewing the quality of each possibility firsthand.  No need to spend hours scrolling through the internet or weeks waiting for samples to be mailed!

I love to learn about the details of your event and appreciate your reaction as you view samples.  This is how I narrow down the field so together, we can more readily find the selection that excites you. Then, I patiently work with you to select colors, customize layout & design, assist with wording, provide etiquette tips (take them or leave them) and guide you through the process from beginning to end.

My attention to detail and eye for design will help you feel confident that you are in good hands  Can't find exactly what you want?  A custom invitation can be designed exclusively for you!  In addition, now you can enjoy the fragrance and exquisite beauty of fresh flowers at the same our invitation boutique is located within Magical Blooms!


Monday - Saturday by appointment - Invitation Design

24/7 online - Resources and Online Shopping


A LEGENDARY AFFAIR Wedding & Event Invitations

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Invitaitons

By appointment at MAGICAL BLOOMS

1417 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Located between Avenue F and Avenue G

Next to the Ivy Head Statue at Joe Oliveri Salon and across from Peet's Coffee

Convenient street parking


Service, Style & Selection in every price range!

There is so much to do to plan your event...

creating the perfect invitation at A LEGENDARY AFFAIR is the fun and easy part.

Let's meet so you can relax & enjoy the creative process.


Email to set up an invitation design appointment.

Visit our blog and facebook pages for online resources, inspiration, shopping and tips.


I look forward to seeing you soon!