Mmm… Hawaii. Just the name evokes such a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere perfect for a wedding filled with absolute joy, romantic love, and style for miles thanks to Seasons of Life Events. With Frank Amodo Photography behind the lens, this wedding was bound to be perfection from the start, and it does not disappoint. See for yourself in the full image gallery!

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From Seasons of Life EventsChiyo and Joseph’s wedding was a sophisticated intimate celebration at an oceanfront Waikiki resort. Both are cycling enthusiasts and competitors so we infused their passion of cycling into their wedding invitation suite. Their monogram was designed after the gears on a bicycle  and used throughout their decor. Joseph is a fine wine connoisseur so their favors to their guests were bottles of wine created by Joseph with a custom label.

From the start Chiyo knew she wanted the color palette to be white and green. Getting to know them, we realized that we had to create a design that would be clean and sophisticated and something that would match their design esthetic. We incorporated capiz shells into their ceremony and in their venue space. We created symmetry with their table decor and added a lot of candlelight and soft uplighting. In order to create intimacy, we divided up the space with fabric to create a lounge that guests could sneak away to.

Chiyo and Joseph blended their families together by exchanging family bracelets during their ceremony and by lighting a family unity candle to start off their reception. The couple then took their candle and lit a single tall candle that was at each guest table to share in the significance of their wedding with each guest that travelled from around the world to celebrate with them. International ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuru entertained guests throughout dinner and played a special song for Chiyo and Joseph’s first dance. Dinner was a fine dining experience with each course paired with a specially chosen wine. A tropical ntermezzo set the stage for a decedent dessert plate.  You can get a glimpse of their sense of humor from their bobble head cake topper. Joseph’s son shared a toast to his new family and tears and laughter filled the night. 

Photography: Frank Amodo Photography / Design and Coordination: Seasons of Life Events / Flowers: Easley Designs / Printed Materials: Bradley Lily / Linens: Les Saison / Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals / Venue: Halekulani Hotel / Harp: Harp Hawaii / Emcee: Dynamic Sounds / Entertainment: Jake Shimabukuro / Hair and Makeup: Maleana / Cinematography: Fisheye Studio