Posts Tagged ‘hawaii weddings’

Oct
01
Linda + Hugh: Intimate Gray and Yellow Hawaii Oceanside Wedding by Stephen Ludwig Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Stephen Ludwig Photography; Venue: Lanikuhonua; Coordinator: Michelle Garibay; Flowers: Marie Blooms;  Bride’s Gown: Essense of Australia; Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic; Caterer: Memoirs; Cake: A Baked Romance;  Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan purchased at Bloomingdale’s; Groomsmen Attire: H&M and Nike; Jewelry: Tiffany and Mimi’s Jewelry; Prop/Furniture Rentals: Accel Rentals and Event Essentials; Makeup: Kim Duong;  Ceremony musicians/DJ: Paul Head, Hai Nguyen, Daniel Jung;  Invitations: Hannah Cherry; Videographer: Bao Thai; Photo Booth: TVS Booth

Linda and Hugh were married at Lanikuhonua in Oahu, Hawaii on November 12. The bride looked radiant in a strapless mermaid gown with a ruffled skirt and bejweled belt. She wore her hair in a side swept curly ponytail and accessorized with a birdcage veil. She carried a bright bouquet of roses, mums, kale, craspedia, and silver brunia balls. Her ‘maids donned gray strapless dresses with yellow belts. The groom looked handsome in navy dress pants, a gray vest, and a navy blue bow tie. His men wore the same but swapped out the gray vest for some stylish suspenders. “To determine colors, we decided to each pick one color that describes our personalities,” Hugh said. “The end result was a color combo we both loved and found meaningful.” The couple tied the knot in front of a wooden structure decorated with flowers overlooking the ocean. Nearly 100 guests looked on as they sipped Mai Tai cocktails out of personalized jars. A reception followed outside at long banquet tables and chiavari chairs. Guests found their seats from paper post cards. The pair even offered a custom coffee bar and had the paper cups made with their names and wedding date on them. Each guest received a bag of kona coffee beans as a wedding favor. Linda and Hugh also held a traditional tea ceremony. “Our tea ceremony was an ode to our Asian culture,” Hugh explained. “We poured tea for the elders and our moms as sign of gratitude in exchange for traditional red Chinese envelopes. Linda wore a traditional Chinese dress for this portion of the day.” Family and friends indulged in a three-tier cake adorned with succulents and danced the night away on the outdoor dance floor. “Everyone present was family to us,” Hugh said. See the full board here.

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Sep
08
Phyllis + Tony: Tropical Beachside Spring Hawaii Wedding by Rachel Robertson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo by Rachel Robertson PhotographyWedding Planning:Diana of Oahu WeddingVenue: Paiko Estate; Floral Design:  Flowergirls Hawaii Floral DesignJewelry: Martin & MacArthurDress: White by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal; Shoes:  Stuart Weitzman; Bridesmaids Dresses: Tori RichardGroom’s Attire: Hugo Boss; Hair and Makeup: Maleana Cosmetics; Catering: Island Fushion Catering; Invitations: Etsy; Rentals: Les Saisons & Royal Party Rentals; Cake: A Cake Life

Phyllis and Tony were married at Paiko Estate in Hawaii Kai, Hi. on April 9. The bride stunned in a strapless fitted dress and wore her hair in an intricate updo adorned with a pink flower. She carried a colorful bouquet of pink peonies, succulents, dusty miller, and viburnum. Her maids wore blue patterned maxi dresses and carried colored roses, white ranunculus, light pink lisianthus, dahlias, succulents, and dusty miller. The groom and his men opted for casual suits and wore leis around their necks. The couple was married beside the ocean, while their intimate group of 30 guests looked on. The weather was ideal, according to Phyllis. “Not too hot, not cold. Clear blue perfect Hawaiian day.” At the reception, guests dined at tables with chevron linens and their chairs were decorated with seeded eucalyptus. The couple hoped to make the wedding as care-free as possible. “We are both foodies and wanted the food to be the focus along with the unbelievable Hawaiian scenery,” Phyllis said. “We wanted to have little fussiness and make it informal and comfortable.” After dinner, the guests indulged in cakes with fun flavors such as cookie & cream with red velvet and guava filling with yellow cake. Guests took home personalized matchboxes as a momento from the day. The bride’s best advice? “Be patient, open to ideas, trust your gut and really prioritize what is most important to you and your mate,” Phyllis advised. See the full board here.

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Jun
24
Erica + Adam: A Bright Sunset-Hued Summer Hawaiian Beach Wedding By Rachel Robertson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Rachel Robertson PhotographyVenue: Secret Island Beach at Kualoa RanchDress Designer: Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal with alterations by The Bridal BoutiquHair and Makeup Artist: Maleana CosmeticsGroom’s Attire: Banana RepublicShoes: Nine WestBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewFloral Designer: Pali FloristDJ: Da PushoverseRentals: Pacific Party RentalsCaterer: Da Spot

Erica and Adam were married at Secret Island Beach at Kualoa Ranch in Kaneohe, Hawaii on July 6. We wanted our loved ones to see the Hawaii we call home, and to be able to celebrate our wedding as a holiday,” Erica said. “Our approach was to host a party–we wanted fun, relaxing, and memorable.” The bride wore a sweetheart tulle a-line wedding gown with floral appliques, while the groom wore a tan, accessorized with flip flops. Bridesmaids wore short coral to tangerine chiffon dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of roses, orchids, pincushion proteas, and seed eucalyptuses. ”We also wanted to see everyone as lit up with love and happiness as we are, so our theme was ‘lit up,’” she said. The couple wed before 75 guests along an ancient fishpond. ”Everything was just perfect, perfect weather,” Erica said. “Rain was predicted and it did rain–right at 10pm when we needed to leave the venue!” Tables were decorated with white linens, centerpieces atop wooden slabs, wine bottle numbers, and an “I Spy” game. In lieu of a traditional cake, a dessert display was filled with lots and lots of candies. Notice the custom containers? The newlyweds performed their first dance underneath string lights to “Be Here Now” by Mason Jennings, and at the end of the night posed beside the word “love” written with sparklers. How cool! See the full board here.

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Mar
18
Bridget + Mike: A Colorful Hawaii Historic Estate Wedding by Joanna Tano Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Joanna Tano Photography; Wedding Planning: Maui Wedding Concierge; Reception Venue: Sugarman Estate; Catering: Cafe O’Lei; Cake: Maui Wedding Concierge; Officiant: Charles Nahale Bridal Gown: Romona Keveza; Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Jeweler: Natori Bridal Jewelry; Hair Stylist: Jean Muldoon; Invitations: Crane & Co; Reception Musicians: D.J. Del-Maui; Videographer: Cinemaui Studio; Transportation: Provided by Fairmont Wailea

Bridget and Mike were married at the Sugarman Estate in Wailea-Makena, Hawaii on September 28. The bride wore a strapless ruched form-fitting wedding gown with Old Hollywood glam.  She accessorized with dangling silver earrings and a floral hairpiece in her updo. The groom opted for a casual gray suit with a vest and no necktie. The couple donned leis while they exchanged vows. Each bridesmaid wore a different blue hue in various styles from sheath floor-length to a-line. They each carried a small bouquet with bright purple orchids. The groomsmen wore gray suit pants paired with short-sleeve white button-downs, accessorizing with leis around their necks. Following the beachside ceremony, guests enjoyed tropical pineapple drinks. “We wanted to create a wonderful experience for our guests and ourselves, highlighting the scenic beauty and the mellow island vibe,” Bridget said.  ”It was truly enchanting.” Guests relaxed by the outdoor lounge and danced under a clear tent on the dance floor! See the full board here.

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