Rustic Hawaiian Wedding at Puakea Ranch
This springtime celebration was equal parts rustic, elegant and relaxed, capturing Hawaii's beautiful energy with decor in shades of blues and greens.
When I read that these two met at a cooking class in Paris, I just knew I was in for a treat. One look at these photos by James Rubio and my hunch was confirmed. From the gorgeous gown to the perfectly executed design by Vintage & Lace Weddings, this rustic-meets-elegance-meets-island vibe celebration came together beautifully. It's been a long week so sit back and indulge in all the eye candy right this way.
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From Vintage & Lace Weddings... Mai and George's wedding was a marriage of cultures: Hawaiian, Japanese and French! George is from the Big Island of Hawaii and Mai is from Japan but they met in Paris while both taking a Ritz cooking course abroad. They fell in love wandering the streets of Paris together! But before tying the knot at the beautiful Puakea Ranch, they were in a long distance relationship for nearly two years while they went back to their homes in Japan and Hawaii.

Mai's taste was exquisite - simple, romantic elegance and this worked perfectly in this unique Hawaii ranch setting. She chose playful florals that nodded to the rustic yet sweet setting. Mai made her own cake and desserts as a tribute to how they met and all were perfectly executed!

Because they love going to the movies together and remember many fun dates sharing popcorn, we decided to incorporate a mini-popcorn bar into the cocktail hour.

From the Bride... I always dreamed about my favorite movie ‘Notting Hill.' I love some of the music in the movie, and especially I always loved the song ‘SHE’ scene. I thought it would be nice to make our wedding a little like that garden wedding atmosphere for ceremony and cocktail hour!