Real Wedding: Stephanie + Adam

Stephanie and Adam’s picturesque wedding day was beautifully different than what you would expect from a Hawaiian wedding. This American and Aussie couple choose Hawaii for it’s perfect meeting point for their family and friends to come from all over the world! However, they didn’t choose Hawaii for its white sandy beaches, but rather The Villa at the Calasa Gulch Olive Tree Farm located on its stunning mountainside!

This romantic vineyard style location was perfect for their intimate wedding celebration, of 46 guests, to watch the couple walk down the aisle in a clearing amongst rows of olive trees! The celebration continued with a cozy food focused reception, with a family-style Italian meal, craft cocktails, and oven fired pizzas!

It was a joyful celebration with friends and family and we were so thrilled to be a part of creating their magical day! Take a look below at all of the gorgeous details from Stephanie and Adam’s Hawaiian mountainside wedding!

Vendors //

Photographer: Tamiz Photography | Wedding Planner: Jessie Ellis with Belle Destination Weddings and Events | Ceremony/Reception Site: The Villa at Calasa Gulch Olive Tree Farm | Florist: Mandy Grace Designs | Stationery: The Distillery | Calligraphy: Miss B. Calligraphy | Rentals: Signature Event Rentals | Linens: Winters Events | Gown Designer: Pallas Couture | Groom’s Clothing Designer: Armani | Bridesmaids Clothing Designer: “Willow” by Jenny Yoo Collection | Makeup and Hair: Liz and Anna with Maui Makeup Artistry | Catering: Sugar Beach Events | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Craft Cocktails: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Tableware: Set Maui | Officiant: Pia Aluli | DJ: Scott Doran with Maui DJ Services

Real Wedding: Olivia + Michael

Reflecting back on Olivia and Michael’s magical day - brings us much inspiration for future oceanfront celebrations! From the incredible white sand beaches where the couple first met to the tropical inspired reception decor, this was an absolutely unforgettable day!

It was important to the couple to incorporate locally sourced flowers. Olivia, wore a beautiful, multiple strand Pikake flower lei which gracefully adorned her open back wedding  dress. The Pikake flower is from the jasmine family and is an incredibly delicate and heavenly fragrant flower. This flower lei was a favorite of Hawaiian princess Kaiulani and is believed to be a part of the old courtship ritual. The flower crown, and the couple's stunning floral arch, were all locally sourced flowers as well. The many mini pineapples  used for the groom and groomsmen boutonnieres as well as the reception décor was the perfect tropical touch!

One of the most special moments of the day had to be the hula dances performed by Olivia, her mother, cousins, and niece in honor of her late father - surprising Michael for a tear jerking reception! This beautifully heartwarming couple and family were a joy to work with and we at Belle Destination Events are so thrilled to have Olivia and Michael’s ocean front celebration featured on 100 Layer Cake, spreading their beautiful Hawaiian love story for all to be inspired by!  

Take a peek below at all of the gorgeous love filled details!

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Vendors //

Photographer: Emily Blake / Cinematographer: Cotton Love Studios / Venue: Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute in Oahu, Hawaii / Coordination & Design: Jane of Belle Destination Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Passion Roots / Hair & Makeup: Jasmine Mullins / Calligraphy: Hawaii Calligraphy / Stationery: Spark Letterpress / Cake: A Cake Life / Bar Services: Stir / Shaved Ice: Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha / Caterer: Memoirs Catering / Lighting & Rentals: Accel Party Rentals, Event Essentials and Event Accents / Custom Linens: The Wedding Linen Company / Sound: Twilight Audio / DJ: DJ Sir Edgar / Officiant: Auntie Nettie / Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Reception Dress: Stone Cold Fox / Shoes: Gianvito Rossi / Flower Crown, Haku Lei, & Jasmine Back Lei: Passion Roots / Bridesmaid Dresses: Various / Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein / Shoes: Florsheim

Maui Wedding: Caroline & Phil

Caroline and Phil’s Maui 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 from their Maui wedding below!

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Vendors //

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

Real Wedding: Ashley & Paul

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!

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Vendors //

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

Real Wedding: Deirdre & Darryl

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. Enjoy!

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From our vendor partner, Max & Molly Films: https://vimeo.com/112975090

Vendors //

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

Win A Photography Package with Tracy Turpen Photography

For one lucky couple out there hat has a story to tell, this is the contest for you! One of our incredible US based destination photographers, Tracy Turpen Photography is holding a contest to give one engaged couple an incredible photography package to include a BUNDLE of goodies including 8 hours of photography on the wedding day, and GET THIS...no travel fees!!!! The eligible wedding dates start May 21st, 2011 through April 20th, 2012. Simply submit your entry to contest@tracyturpen.com and include:

  • Your Love Story
  • The reason you deserve to receive this amazing prize
  • A dream idea that you will now be able to implement at your wedding - now that your photography is free!
  • A photo of the two of you

The lucky winner will be decided by a public vote on Facebook, and will be announced on Tracy’s blog on April 1st, 2011, so mark your calendars, and get those love stories down on paper (digital paper that is).