We are all so excited to see our “Pin-Up Picnic” inspired engagement photo shoot featured on Style Me Pretty Destination yesterday! This was an extremely fun shoot for a number of reasons … As the newest member of the Belle team, I am thrilled to have been a part of this. What made this shoot so special, is that we asked my younger brother JD and his girlfriend (at the time) Nicole, if they would like to participate. I knew Nicole would enjoy getting her hair and makeup done and that JD would do whatever she wanted, so we had them booked. The most exciting part is that JD really proposed to Nicole less than a week prior to the shoot, so their true emotions of excitement, love and joy were showing! I am so thrilled to see these pictures by U Me Us Studios and to know we have captured an amazing moment for my family personally has been a great perk! The best part has begun; we have started planning their Maui wedding for September of 2014. They struggled a bit choosing their location with so many beautiful venues on island, but in the end Merriman’s Restaurant in Kapalua won! We look forward to sharing more of their story with you!
Event Planners & Stylists: Lena Sebag and Jessie Ellis of Belle Destination Weddings & Events -
Photographers: Evonne & Darren Wong of U Me Us Studios -
Hair & Makeup & Wardrobe: Katherine Day of Island Girl Pin Ups -
Florals: Nicole Bonanno of Bella Bloom Floral Boutique -
Props: Melissa Padilla of Opihi Love Boutique Rentals -
Desserts: Amy Alexander of Baked by Amy -
Paper goods: Barbara Lewis Vanderpool of Miss B Calligraphy -
Venue: Enchanting Floral Gardens -
Planning Details Makes Weddings Shine
When it comes to planning a destination wedding, brides must have confidence in their wedding planner’s ability to handle all of the technical and logistical planning. As brides have become more wedding savvy through blogs like Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled, Pacific Weddings Love Notes and so on, it has challenged coordinators to be stylists as well!
We have always kept a focus on the attention to detail over the years. It’s reflected in every wedding & event that we coordinate and style. It’s fun to challenge ourselves to be at the forefront of the wedding industry trends, as well as, innovators of “never seen before” custom designs (we love a good think tank session!). It’s that extra step that we take to make each bride feel her wedding is right out of a storybook!
Our team is an ensemble of designers that carry the same passion for style and everything fabulous! Attending design Wedding Workshops, Industry Events (The Cream, in L.A) participating in Wedding Design Forums and networking with the top wedding design blogs- we bring that to every planning session! Check out some of our latest weddings & events… it’s all in the details!
More details to come!
Good morning 2012! Okay, yes… So we are a little belated. But, we have been busy little wedding planning bees, preparing for our first event of the new year. We find ourselves in the gorgeous island of Hawaii – a.k.a. “The Big Island,” – for the wedding of Caroline & Phil.
This amazing couple is about to tie the knot at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. It will be a 3-day event extravaganza, leading up to their wedding day, which will be one for the record books. We have loved working with this American/Aussie pair since this past summer, and we could not ask for better clients. We are looking forward to making their wedding day an unforgettable experience. We have an amazing team of Hawaii wedding vendors including the fabulous husband and wife wedding photography team Whitney and Jesse from Our Labor of Love flying in from Atlanta, Georgia, the beautiful girls of Bella Bloom Floral Boutique from Maui and incredible slack key guitarist LT Smooth, just to mention a few. More photos and details to come soon…. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!
Just a reminder to all of our mainland US brides out there: Hawaii doesn’t experience a time change for daylight savings, so we have listed some new time differences for you, just in case your iphone World Clock is not handy:
Alaska – 1 hour ahead
California – 2 hours ahead
Vegas – 2 hours ahead
Denver – 3 hours ahead
Houston – 4 hours ahead
New York – 5 hours ahead
I am so excited about my recent joint venture with Jane at Belle Destination Weddings and Events. This has been a great decision and I am confident that we will both do so well together, taking the business to the next level. We make a such good team when it comes to planning an event, both in the office and on-site at a wedding. Not to mention, we are extremely close friends, so it really makes working together not really seem like work. Combining our creative thinking, sense of style, business strengths, and fun personalities, we make a dynamic duo. We did work together in the wedding industry before so it is more of a business re-union that we just couldn’t pass up! I look forward to this incredible adventure with my best friend and new business partner!