- Last updated on November 13, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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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.
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:
Each seat had a namecard, palm fan and program. Ladies' seats also had parasols.
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:
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
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.
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!)
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!
We requested that all of our guests wear "Beach Whites"...shades of white, ivory, khaki and tan:
The polaroid guest book...my 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...
The reception details with all of my blue glass!
The catering manager, Manda Tollefson, printed out cute cocktail menus and had one at each table!
Our lauhala favor boxes embellished with sand dollars and the place cards printed on blue vellum featured each person's name in Hawaiian
The green and white dendrobiums with orange mokaras looked better than I had imagined they would!
They lasted forever too! Several of us had them in our condos until we had to leave Kauai.
Here's how all of my DIY came together at the ceremony:
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)