Having met and fallen in love in London, this bride (from Japan) and groom (from Brazil) choose the location from their nuptials based on the photos from a friend's Hawaiian wedding! Knowing Waikiki would be the spot if and when they said "I Do," the adorable couple took full advantage of the island and all of its beauty for their intimate and perfectly informal wedding. Wendy Laurel captured too many amazing shots for this post alone so head over to the gallery for much more!
From Wendy Laurel... Mayu and Lando met in London. She is from Japan and he is from Brazil. They have lived in London, Brazil and now Japan. It was so fun shooting their wedding. They were up for anything and really wanted their photos to reflect "Hawaii." Shooting in Waikiki is a real treat because it is the "Hawaii" that you see on tourist brochures and has all the big landmarks (Duke statute, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head). I love that we get such diversity in our Hawaii weddings with brides coming from around the world.
From the Bride.... We (especially me) were not really interested in having a wedding ceremony. My mum was always telling me to have a little ceremony and get photos taken because its gonna be a good memory in the future. Right after we moved to Japan, I met up with a friend of mine, Mami, and she showed me a beautiful photo of her wedding in Hawaii. The Hawaiian blue sky looked amazing, and the couple looked so happy! I told her that I wanted to go to Hawaii if we ever have a wedding. Then we started to plan our little Hawaiian wedding!
Wedding Photography: Wendy Laurel / Second Shooter: Alisa Greig / Location: Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii / Floral Design: Debbie Hemingway of Designs by Hemingway / Officiant: Rev. Mark Yasuhara / Wedding Dress: Alberta Ferretti / Bride's Shoes: inuovo / Bride's Bracelet: Moon Indigo (From Tokyo) / Bride's Hat: Grace Hats / Groom's Tie: Helios / Groom's Shirt: Alessandro Gherardeschi