If this wedding isn’t the epitome of a romantic Hawaiian wedding, then I don’t know what is! This adorable couple planned their big day all the way from Brooklyn, New York, although you’d never know because each and every detail is so seamless and works so well with the natural surroundings. The lush florals by Yvonne Design are no doubt stealing the show on the tablescapes, but I must say, the mercury glass is definitely holding its own. Steven Lam Photography was on hand to capture each and every beautiful moment and there’s so much more inspiration in the full gallery.
From the bride… The beaux arts 1900 architecture of the Moana Surfrider, also known as the First Lady of Waikiki, has always been our favorite venue in Hawaii. With a beautiful green lawn right next to the ocean, and a gorgeous ocean front BeachHouse restaurant on the property, we decided that it would be the perfect location for our wedding. Eric was born in Honolulu and I have fond memories of regularly traveling to the rainbow state with my family as a child. Even though we now live in Brooklyn, New York, we thought it would be the perfect meeting place for our family and friends from all over the world.
Style Me Pretty really helped me throughout the entire process as I looked for design inspiration, and liaised virtually with our local planners, florists and the hotel staff. I decided to use a simple white, ivory and light peach color scheme for the entire outdoor ceremony, and then add all different colors into the floral palette for our indoor reception. We hired a wonderful philadelphia-based calligrapher to write all our table/name cards, and ordered delicious handmade cookies from a local Brooklyn-based vendor. My sister also designed an eco-friendly tote bag for our guests to bring home at the end of the night. And because our reception was held at the hotel restaurant, our guests could see the kitchen through an open glass window and everything came out hot on the plate. Our beautiful hula dancers swayed to the music of Elvis Presley’s Hawaiian Wedding Song while the sky was changing colors outside, and the whole entire event was the result of true team effort. It was a magical, unforgettable night.
Event Planning: Finishing Touch / Flowers: Yvonne Design / Photography: Steven Lam Photography / Cinematography: 10th Letter Media / Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Moana Surfrider / Invitations: Mr. Boddington / Dress: Pronovias / Bridesmaid Dress: Amsale / Calligraphy: Neither Snow / Favors: Whimsy & Spice