That's it. I'm packing my bags right now and heading off to Sunset Ranch on Oahu's North Shore. I had heard Noa of Feather Love Photography gush about this tranquil oasis but I was completely sold after seeing the breathtaking photos that she took at this lovely island celebration. A charming blend of traditional, cultural elements and pretty, pretty details. OK, so even if we all can't get away to a Hawaiian paradise we can at least spend the day dreaming in the full gallery!
From the bride... When I thought about my wedding, I wanted to be OUTSIDE, with BIG TREES & an OCEAN VIEW! The theme for my wedding was romantic and tropical mix! Since I lived on a different island of Hawai'i, I searched on the Internet a lot and looked at tons of websites. I found a perfect place Sunset Ranch. Sunset Ranch is located in North Shore, Oahu, on top of the hill. The land is so big that you can choose where you want to have a ceremony, bar, and reception. They even offer a horse to ride!
Food was a BIG part of my wedding! My family loves to eat and I wanted my guests to enjoy how good local food in Hawai'i since they are coming from mainland and Japan. I found Gourmet Event Hawaii. By looking at the pictures on websites, I knew the food was good and when I went to the tasting, I was so happy that I found them.
I got a lot of help from my family and friends. My creative auntie made and designed ceramic pots and plates and decorated with beautiful flowers from Hawaii! Also, my Ohana Halau, Halau Ke Kiai A O Hula, made my wedding so AWESOME! They danced beautiful hula for us!
Photography was also a BIG BIG part of my wedding! I am a photographer too and one day I found FEATHER LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY on facebook. I fell in love with her work and dreamed that one day she will shoot my wedding. When I decided to do my wedding, I found out that she does a destination wedding too and asked her to travel to Hawaii. I was so happy that she shot my wedding! My dream came true.
My wedding was a happiest day of my life! I could tell that my face was full of smiles! Everything was greatest! Except it rained, but we got DOUBLE RAINBOWS!!! such a blessing...
Venue: Sunset Ranch / Event Design: Auntie Kalei / Entertainment: Halau Ke Kiai A O Hula / Wedding Dress: Princess Kaiulani Fashion + John Galliano / Hair + Make-up: Mariko Sakakbara / Catering: Gourmet Events / Wedding Photography: Feather Love Photography