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Intimate + Colorful Hawaiian Wedding

Filled with coral peonies and cascading amaranth, sprinkled with gilded sequins and touches of glam (hello, sparkling hair brooch!), and nestled amongst the tropical cliffs of gorgeous Honolulu, these intimate nuptials, captured by Kylie Martin and Schyne Design, are bursting with prettiness. Take a peek below, then check out the full gallery for more!



From Kylie MartinErin and Warren curated a beautiful, intimate ceremony in the hills of Hawaii surrounded by their closes friends and family. When Erin initially reached out to me she described the feeling she desired for her wedding day. I am always moved by brides that focus on the emotion and experience conveyed throughout their day over the “look.” Erin explained that she wanted her day to feel intimate and relaxed but have an elegant touch. Elegant it was. By choosing classic elements this wedding evoked a timeless grace. Soft shades of pink and ivory, champagne and an intimate gathering of guests were the perfect setting for Erin and Warren. Not only did they provide gorgeous details but they focused on the most important portion of their day, which was joining their lives together and celebrating with loved ones. Their joy and love was contagious and it was an honor to document. In staying true to the feelings they wanted to evoke on their day they were able to create a wedding that reflected themselves as a couple and a gorgeous palette of inspiration for future brides and grooms planning their weddings.

Photography: Kylie Martin | Coordination: Blake Entertainment Hawaii | Floral Design: Blake Entertainment Hawaii | Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal | Reception Venue: Halekulani | Hair and Makeup: Leslie Fair | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Photography - Assistance: Schyne Design | Ring box: The Mrs. Box | Wedding Ring: Cartier

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Elegant Hawaii Summer Wedding

Whenever I’m staring at a wedding for the first time, I look at the people. At their faces. At the joy or the excitement or the nerves. And this bride had me completely at hello. She’s literally glowing and as you might have guessed, her wedding – with images from Ashley Goodwin and a delightful film from Pan + Tilt – most definitely followed suit… colors that won’t let you look away, details that feel they were meant to be and a sense of style that permeates every last corner. And there is so much more right here.

From Ashley Goodwin Photography … An Italian boy + a beautiful surfer girl from Kauai fuse their energetic and lively romance into a romantic and fun event at the perfect “old world Italy” location, overlooking a Waikiki sunset. The perfect blend of classic Europe mixed with the relaxed vibe of the islands, down to the prosciutto wrapped melons and local hawaiian cuisine. Add in some champagne sprays and you’ve got one hell of a good time!

Photography: Ashley Goodwin Photography | Cinematography: Pan + Tilt | Coordination: Gourmet Events Hawaii | Floral Design: Creative Concepts By Jeff | Wedding Dress: Vows Bridal | Cake: A Baked Romance | Reception Venue: La Pietra | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Forever 21 | Hotel: Moana Surfrider | Desserts: La Gelataria | Hair + Makeup: Mahina Ho Boersma | Photo Booth: Photo Ops Hawaii | Pizza: Pizza Party Hawaii | Rentals: Pacific Party Rental

Glamorous Industrial Bridal Inspiration

I would have never imagined glamour and an industrial style getting along, but after soaking up this shoot by Mikkel Paige, Moana Events and Burnett’s Boards, I’m pretty sure they’re a match made in heaven. Complimenting each other’s style, shown perfectly with this stationery suite by Bliss & Bone, these two aesthetics together just became a new favorite of mine. See why I’m so obsessed right here.


From Burnett’s BoardsFor this wedding inspiration shoot, Mikkel Paige Photography, Moana Events, and Burnett’s Boards teamed up in Honolulu to conceptualize a decidedly atypical Hawaiian bridal design – one of industrial glamour with a heavy dose of uniquely utilitarian styling details. Shot in a un-occupied warehouse in the business district of Honolulu, Hawaii, the design was inspired by the barren space and exposed elements.

The table was constructed using flooring tiles, flipped on their reverse side to add texture to the tabletop and mimic the formal marble wedding invitations by Bliss & Bone. Black Louis ghost chairs wrapped in copper wire add a dark and glamorous tone, while stately pillar candles in vintage gold candleholders add a romantic bent with hand-calligraphied French love poems written on them. Each place setting was set with antique gold flatware, a formal black linen napkin and a beautiful calligraphy love poem garnished with a single blossom.

The industrial copper wire elements were carried throughout the shoot on the gold-dipped long-stem bouquet and again on the modern white cake. Florist Grand used a beautifully dramatic ‘pearl’ concept to create floral spheres spilling across the table from an over-sized gold urn.

Gold-leaf was applied by hand to a dramatic floor-length black tulle veil and added the ultimate gilded touch to model Meaghan’s glamorous hair and makeup and Oscar-worthy gold gown.

Photography: Mikkel Paige Photography | Floral Design : Florist Grand | Dress: Rent The Runway | Cake: Cake Works | Invitations : Bliss & Bone | Hair & Makeup : Whik'd Hawaii | Calligraphy: Hawaii Calligraphy | Venue: Ward Village Warehouse | Chairs: Curate Decor + Design | Event Styling, Coordination, & Design: Moana Events | Model: Meaghan Halford | Shoot Concept: Burnett's Boards | Tabletop Decor: Pier 1 | Veil: Burnett's Boards | Wholesale Flowers: FiftyFlowers

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Vintage Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot in Honolulu

Ever wondered what destination Hawaii looks like with a good dose of glamour – the kind of glamourous details you’d find in a vintage inspired affair reminiscent of Downton Abbey? We’re talking old world charm meets tropical locale crafted by a team of talented vendors including design by Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, planning by Moana Events, beautiful florals by Passion Roots and lots of scrumptious images by Ashley Goodwin. See it all here.



This shoot was inspired by Downton Abbey glam meets lush vintage tropics. It’s a stunning alternative to traditional beach weddings and Hawai’ian orchids.
We incorporated a soft palette of warm whites, creamy yellows, emerald green and dusty pink with touches of glamour, lace and pineapple motifs bringing Old World Hawai’i alive at the ethereal Hawai’i State Art Museum.

Photography: Ashley Goodwin | Floral Design: Passion Roots | Cake: A Cake Life | Stationary: Peter Loves Jane | Makeup: Heather Bell Makeup Artistry | Hair: Star Allison | Grooms Attire: Celebrity Tuxedos | Venue: Hawaii State Art Museum | Wedding Venue: Hawaii State Art Museum | Bridal Gown: Chaviano Couture | Bridal Veil & Bridesmaid Necklace: Danani Handmade | Concept Design: Orchestrated Stylized Shoots | Event Coordination: Moana Events | Location + Publication Partner: Burnett's Boards | Models: Sara + Burke Burnett | Rentals: Accel Party Rentals | Topiaries: Curate

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Kate Spade Inspired Carnival Engagement + WIUP

I’ve seen my fair share of cute engagements, but this one might very well take the cake. It’s what happens when two Honolulu cuties hit up the local carnival with Kate Spade-inspired looks from head to toe and Ashley Goodwin by their side. The gallery is one crazy adorable capture after another and to top it all off? This week’s lucky winners are waiting down below!

From Ashley Goodwin Photography… A bright, fun + dreamy Kate Spade inspired Engagement Session at the Punahou Carnival in Hawai’i–full of local tradition and nostalgia for the groom-to-be who attended Punahou School. The energetic and colorful location was chosen by the couple as a reflection of their relationship (Hawai’i spirit) as Lauren says Kawika “makes her feel like a kid again”.

Photography: Ashley Goodwin Photography | Dress: Forever 21 | Concept + Styling: Lauren Smith Of L-4-Love | Fairgrounds: Punahou Carnival


An Anne Sportun necklace from The Clay Pot
$100 gift certificate towards Minted for three
Honeymoon Funds from Traveler’s Joy
A free print sample from Whimsical Prints!

This week’s DISCOUNTS…


For our California brides… Discounts from Evangeline Photography.

For our Southeast brides… Enter to win a an engagement session from Kimberly Meserve Photography 

For our Tri-State brides… Discounts from NY Smile Specialists PLUS don’t miss the Brooklyn Wedding Expo this weekend!


Congratulations Vle you’ve won a Doie Lounge robe!

Big congrats Rachel! You’ve won a Catalina + either an OG or OMG bag from Lo & Sons