AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT TRAAVASA HANA, MAUI
October 24, 2017
On a recent trip to hawaii from their home of colorado, bri + Webb adventured to hana with their wedding photography team at maui maka to capture an engagement session set against the beauty of the countryside and famous red sand beach. "hana has been my favorite place for as long as I can remember," bri says.
BEACHY & BRIGHT WEDDING INSPIRATION
September 19, 2017
Although we come from the land of eternal summer here in hawaii, we still love to celebrate the season with bright, cheerful blooms and pops of fun, unexpected color. we designed a tabletop for a gorgeous oceanfront venue on maui's north shore with floral designer mandy grace.
HOW TO HOST A LU'AU STYLE WELCOME DINNER
August 17, 2017
For Clara and Elbert's destination wedding in hawaii, they wanted to host their out-of-town guests with a welcome dinner on the lawn at the four seasons resort lanai at manele bay. we imagined a bright, tropical scene where local food, fruity cocktails and relaxation took center stage.
REAL WEDDING: MARLA + JUSTIN
April 27, 2017
For marla and justin, celebrating their love in maui was a no-brainer. they met on spring break with their children at the grand wailea hotel, and it was love at first sight. coming back to this very special place to exchange vows and make their love for one another official was nothing short of magical!
MAUI WEDDING HAIR AND MAKEUP TIPS
April 18, 2017
we all know that weather can wreak havoc on our hair and makeup; from smudged foundation to turning wavy locks into full-on frizz. that's why when it comes to a destination wedding, it's more important than ever to not only choose a look that suits the maui vibe, but one that can also withstand a day in the sun.
A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO DESTINATION WEDDING ETIQUETTE
April 13, 2017
destination weddings are woven from a complex fabric of families, emotions, circumstances and travel. in trying to juggle these elements, it's vital to keep a clear head, and equally important, keep the process enjoyable for both you and your guests. the best way of achieving this is by simply being thoughtful and learning what is and isn't expected.
REAL WEDDING: STEPHANIE + ADAM
April 10, 2017
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 love trees! The celebration continued with a cozy food focused reception, with a family-style italian meal, craft cocktails, and oven fired pizzas!
MAUI BOTANICAL GARDEN WEDDING IDEAS
March 28, 2017
hawaii is the mecca of voluminous blooms, lush greenery, horticultural illustrations and an abundance of stunningly natural details. specifically, the island of maui. close your eyes and picture a wedding on maui. white sand beaches, tall palm trees, fresh flower leis, vibrant colors; the uncompromised beauty of botanical details is ever-present in this exquisite one of a kind location.
REAL WEDDING: OLIVIA + MICHAEL
March 23, 2017
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!
DESTINATION WEDDING CHECKLIST
March 10, 2017
with from its striking natural backdrops to its ideal climate and elegant venues, hawaii has been a widespread wedding destination for decades. the options are truly endless, ranging from the modern luxury of the big city of oahu to the cloud-shrouded mountains of maui. regardless of which breathtaking locale you choose to tie the knot in, you'll need a detailed checklist to help make the process of planning your destination wedding that much smoother. belle's destination wedding checklist will see you through every step of wedding planning from the day you get engaged to hoping on the plane to say "i do."
BELLE'S FAVORITE BEACH WEDDING HAIRSTYLES
March 6, 2017
Picturesque landscapes with exotic trees towering over your ceremony space. waves in foamy perfection crashing down in the background. the magnificence of mountains standing tall with flowing streams of tropical bliss. Blooming flowers sparkling in the sunny glow of their natural habitat. this is the kind of stuff wedding dreams are made of! however, when it comes to a destination wedding, beach wedding hairstyles can be a bit tricky. heat, wind and humidity can alter your hairdo and leave you displeased with your look and pictures - and you didn't come all the way to look anything less than amazing!
REAL WEDDING: KARI + FEDE
March 2, 2017
Reflecting back on kari and fede's wedding at the sugarman estate, where bold and bright colors set the tone for their fun filled day. It was important to both the bride and groom to have lots of bright color was a perfect palette for the ocean front estate! We love it when our clients step out of the box and want something a little different. They incorporated some personal touches through bright teal embroidered runners from anthropology, which was a start to building the bold color scheme.
ELOPING IN MAUI: WHY YOU NEED A WEDDING PLANNER
February 23, 2017
As if weddings themselves weren't enough to rejoice, eloping in maui is like winning the venue lottery! from the miles of beaches filled with soft sand and grassy knolls overlooking the pacific to the breathtaking crystal blue morning water and bright, lively sunsets, eloping in maui can be the most romantic moment of your lives! while the relaxed and romantic atmosphere provides you with plenty of natural scenery and décor, there are many ways you can accentuate your location and make it your own.
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: HOW WE LOVE INCORPORATING GREENERY
February 8, 2017
Let's welcome in the new year with a salute to green. The global authority on color, pantone, has released their 2017 color of the year, a refreshing and stimulating shade called, greenery. the company describes it as "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew."
BELLE'S BEST BOUQUETS!
January 10, 2017
With floral inspiration all around us, it can definitely be a challenge narrowing down floral design when it comes to your wedding day. With the onslaught of social media and pinterest and the ubiquitous accessibility of content available to us, there really is seemingly endless possibility. So, while we may not be florists ourselves, we've seen it all from Monochromatic florals to fun and festive tropical floral design, and are here to walk you through the design process - starting with all things floral!
REAL WEDDING: RANDI + DYLAN
November 16, 2016
Randi and Dylan's wedding is a favorite of ours to look back on, from the beautiful, rich berry tone flowers by mandy grace designs, to the décor, to the amazing images captured by the one and only tamiz photography. randi's bridal style was a focal point for this bohemian-inspired hawaiian wedding day. her long sleeve, open-back wedding dress from one day bridal just looked stunning on her.