Caroline and Phil’s wedding day is such a highlight in our event planning experience—for so many reasons! It’s always incredible designing a wedding based around a couple’s unique needs, but Phil and Caroline exceeded all our expectations when it comes to a couple in love. Their appreciation for tradition really resonated with us, and the St. Benedicts “The Painted Church” served the perfect venue for their love-filled ceremony. The colorful church was such a vibrant focal point to set the tone for their overall aesthetic.
The wedding reception, as well as the events leading up to the big day, were held at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii. This served as the perfect mix of diverse locations for them to hold their events. The weekend festivities began with the Welcome Lobster Bake on the beach. With our toes in the sand, guests casually dined on lobster and finished with a bonfire as well as Hawaiian storyteller, who gave their guests an intimate and authentic Hawaiian cultural experience by sharing Hawaiian legends and stories. Their Farmer’s Market Rehearsal Dinner was a relaxing event that highlighted the incredible local produce that the Big Island has to offer and allowed guests to sip mojitos and enjoy live folk music. The culmination of the weekend was the elegant wedding reception. The bright blooms at the reception as well as the charming tabletop décor and place settings created a memorable night that wrapped up their amazing adventure. We are so grateful to have been a part of such a joyous occasion, and wish these two a lifetime of happiness!
Enjoy some of our favorite shots below!
Venue (Ceremony): St. Benedicts Church “The Painted Church” | Venue (Welcome Events & Reception): Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai | Photography: Our Labor of Love | Harpist: Bonnie Mitchell | Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist: LT Smooth (Leon Toomata) | Florals: Bella Bloom
Ashley and Paul’s wedding centered on timeless Hawaiian tradition, blended with modern elegance. As with any wedding, creating a design aesthetic is one of our favorite parts of the planning process. And when you’re saying “I Do” under tropical palms next to the rolling waves, a simplistic white linen ceremony arch did just the trick! From the beachside ceremony to the rustic seating vignettes, their big day was perfectly tailored to them as a couple. We loved the bright blooms that enveloped the space—from the bouquets, to the aisle, to the beautiful tables, the florals were a true focal point from day to night. Tray-passed appetizers started off cocktail hour, leading into a magical reception full of toasts and dancing. Paul’s toast to Ashley was one of our all-time favorite moments from this incredible day.
Enjoy some of our favorite shots below!
Floral Design: Mandy Grace Designs | Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Rentals: Signature Maui + Hawaiian Rents | Cinematography: Cine Maui http://cinemaui.com/ | Officiant: Tino Rosete | DJ: Del Sol | Hair + Makeup: Mira Carmen | Bar: Garnish Events Cocktail Catering | Catering: Aloha Events Catering | Wedding Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Stationary: Erica Keuter Designs | Table Settings: Set Maui | Silk Dyed Ribbon: Adorn Company
When it comes to your wedding day, it’s all about bringing your unique vision to life. Whether you gravitate towards a bold, colorful aesthetic, or a relaxed, rustic design, you can be sure that the Hawaiian coast is the perfect canvas ready to be transformed. Deirdre and Darryl’s romantic Hawaiian nuptials were nothing short of spectacular—and definitely a personal favorite in our book! From the floral arch draped in sheer white linens to the outdoor tent with suspended chandeliers, their décor and design epitomizes the perfect island wedding. The ceremony was quite simply picturesque, and full of romance. We adore weddings that transition into the night, and Deirdre and Darryl’s reception was no exception. The couple danced the night away with friends and family, soaking up every last minute of their special day. Even though you just can’t beat the Hawaiian sunset, at the end of the day, it’s all about love and laughter. We couldn’t be happier for these two.
From our vendor partner, Max & Molly Films:
Venue: Sugarman Estate | Photography: Tamiz Photography | Cinematography: Max & Molly Films | Photo Booth: Bamboo Shootz | Ceremony Entertainment: Dan Lax & Vance Koenig | Cocktail Entertainment: Joel Katz | Band: The Ryan Robinson Band & special guest Mookie Morris | Florist: Teresa Sena | Beauty Services for Bride: Jessica Waite | Beauty Services for bridesmaids: Mira Carman | Vintage Car Rentals: Maui Roadsters | Tent Rentals: Maui Rents | Specialty Furniture Rentals: Signature Boutique Rentals | Calligraphy & Signage: Miss B Calligraphy | Bar Services: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Wedding Cake – Maui Sweet Cakes | After-Party Venue: Mulligan’s on the Blue | Canopies: Panache Decor
Photo by: Tamiz Photography
You have the dress, you have the shoes, the veil, the jewels, your Grandmother’s handkerchief…now…what else is there? Don’t forget the pre-game outfit! Many of our brides ask us the question…what to wear when getting ready on the wedding day??? There are a few rules to remember:
First and foremost you want to be comfortable when getting ready for your big day. This is the moment when you get to be pampered. You will likely have hair and makeup stylists fussing over you throughout the day, so being comfortable is something to keep in mind. You will be standing up in those gorgeous 6″ heels for the rest of the day, so wrap yourself in something soft and/or silky and enjoy your beautifully pedicured bare feet, or those rhinestone encrusted ballet slippers that you have had your eye on.
Photos by: Tamiz Photography
The way you look and feel is equally important as being comfortable. You want to choose something that is going to make you feel like a million dollars. Surrounding yourself in beauty on your wedding day will only build the anticipation and set the scene for the amazing day to come. Choose something that is fitted and makes you look and feel gorgeous. Especially if you are having your photographer capture some of these getting ready moments! These are some of the most beautiful moments of the day, so make sure that your robe or cover-up is going to compliment that glowing smile on your face.
Now, lingerie is stunning, but save these risque garments for the wedding night. Keep in mind that you may have people in and out of your bridal suite throughout the day…the photographers, the stylists, the room service attendant…the husband of the bridesmaid who forgot her shoes. You will want something that makes you feel sexy, but also keeps you covered so you will be comfortable if you have an unexpected visitor.
Once your hair and makeup is complete, the last thing that you will want to do is have to pull your clothes over your head, so opt for a robe that ties, a button down shirt or dress, or a slinky silk negligee or romper that you can simply step out of without disturbing your hair.
And don’t forget your bridesmaids! Robes make an amazing bridesmaids gift and it does not hurt to color coordinate to ensure your girls feel pampered and pretty as well.
Here are a few of our favorites…
Kimono-style Robes by Plum Pretty Sugar. Gorgeous, soft, and colorful!
Bridal Robes by BHLDN.
Colorful bridesmaids robes and coordinated bridal robe by Etsy vendor Silkandmore
Adorable pink romper and delicate pink robe with white place cuffs by Tessa Kim