Sep 29, 2007



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I asked for an organic-style, hand tied 12" bouquet with Circus Roses and Green Cymbidiums with a Ti Leaf collar and raffia tied handle.
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This is our ceremony site: the lawn at the Kauai Coast Resort that fronts Waipouli Beach on the Coconut Coast on the East Side of Kauai.
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Our Circle Ceremony Set-Up (this picture is taken from the North Side of the Circle).  

We had 21 chairs...10 on one side and 11 on the other:

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We tied our rings with ombre organza ribbon and placed them in a Lions Paw Shell to pass around to each guest for the Ring Warming:
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Our officiant's husband and our good friend held the rings for us until it was time to pass them around for the Ring Warming
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We exchanged leis with each guest...dendrobium orchids for the ladies and kukui nut/seashells for the gents.  
We gave solid green orchid leis to our female friends and green/white ones to the family members.
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Our niece and nephew (my twin brother's children) helped us by being the "lei bearers"
(when then heard we weren't have a FG/RB they were upset, so we came up with this job for them to do and they were thrilled!)
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The palm fans and parasols were a big hit!  I wasn't going to do the parasols, but I am really glad that I did!
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We requested that all of our guests wear "Beach Whites"...shades of white, ivory, khaki and tan:
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The polaroid guest friend shot photos of guests as they came up to the cocktail hour and mounted them to the
Guest Book Pages that I made...then after they had a drink and some pupus, they filled the pages out...
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The reception details with all of my blue glass!
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The catering manager, Manda Tollefson, printed out cute cocktail menus and had one at each table!
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Our lauhala favor boxes embellished with sand dollars and the place cards printed on blue vellum featured each person's name in Hawaiian
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The green and white dendrobiums with orange mokaras looked better than I had imagined they would!
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They lasted forever too!  Several of us had them in our condos until we had to leave Kauai.

Each seat had a namecard, palm fan and program.  Ladies' seats also had parasols.
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Here's how all of my DIY came together at the ceremony:
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We wrote our own ceremony for our friend to perfom for us.  We printed it out and put it in this personalized scrapbook that matches the guestbook.
 Our BFF/Officiant, Sandra (aka knottie Latinadiva&TheBasqueBull)
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Beautiful!!!!!  I love the colors and the intimate vibe.  Congrats!