Darlings, if anything is going to brighten your Monday, this gem from Jonathan Canlas is it. It’s a magical little escape filled with deliciously colorful details… florals from Green Honolulu in every corner, sweet stationery from Bradley & Lily to top of that insane tablescape and sooo much more. With creative direction from Avery Solmssen and coordinated by Nichole Weddings & Events, it’s bursting with pretty.
From Jonathan Canlas… This photo shoot is a realization of years of day dreaming about an imaginary party at Kahuku Farms. When I first toured the property with my family it reminded me of home. I grew up on farm in California. So the tractors and the dust where second nature to me. The beauty of the fruit and flowers in the natural environment was so inspiring. And as the day went on I found myself drawn to the banana orchards.
Walking down the road through the banana orchard you are enveloped by the fronds of the large banana trees. The tunnel of fronds hug the road leaving a dappled dance of light on the red dirt. From the first moment I walked this road I imagined a party; bright with color, rich with texture, and loud with laughter. The bananas trees create this long hall that feels like a beautiful indoor space almost like living wallpaper. I knew this could be something magical.
The creative confluence of the flowers, the lighting, the materials, the beautiful models brought to life the images in my mind. Every vendor brought their unique gifts to this party in the banana patch and made it come to life. It is a beautiful moment of time that harvested the very best that everyone has to offer.
Photography: Jonathan Canlas | Coordination: Nichole Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Green Honolulu | Stationery: Bradley & Lily | Hair & Makeup: Dorys Foltin / Maleana Cosmetics | Banana Orchard: Kahuku Farms | Creative Director: Avery Solmssen | Dresses: Rebecca Beach | Dresses: Handmade Dresses By Burgundy Cassiday | Rentals & Linens: Accel Rentals
I want this wedding. I want this wedding in the worst way. Because when it comes down to magical ways to say “I do,” this pretty little affair really knows how it’s done. I’m talking an intimate love-fest with a small group of friends and family, a weekend getaway in paradise and a whole host of lovely captured by Jonathan Canlas that will literally rock your world… and fill your entire day with pretty. Start the festivities off in the full gallery. It’s amazing.
And a pretty little film from IMF Visions for even more lovely. Enjoy.
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From Jonathan Canlas… This was a small destination wedding for Kristin and Derek who live in Austin, Texas. There were around 35 guests, almost all were family members from across the US. It was a rather quick engagement and Hawaii is very special to both of them, as is family, so they decided on a smaller celebration with their family on the North Shore of Oahu. This is not a wedding heavy in details per say but still heavy in details in the fact that the location, Hawaii, work as the details. The local flare, “natives” from the Polynesian Cultural Center, scenic landscapes, endless ocean views and beaches make this wedding.
From the Bride… Before Derek and I even became serious about marriage, I think we both knew Hawaii was the place. It all started early on in our relationship when I invited him to join me for a wedding in Vail, Colorado for a close family friend. Being in our early 30’s meant we had both attended our fair share of weddings but none of them felt quite like this. It was like a happy weekend getaway with all of the guests celebrating love, life and friendship together. It was such a happy weekend and from then on we knew there was no question that a destination wedding was for us… and what better place than Hawaii. Fast forward almost four years and we truly had the wedding of our dreams. Hawaii is like a dream land and although it took some doing to get there… It was a trip that none of our guests will forget. It was a prefect day, with our favorite people in the most beautiful spot. I only wish we could do it all over again! Best day ever!!
Photography: Jonathan Canlas | Cinematography: IMF Visions | Flowers: Turtle Bay Resort | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Turtle Bay | Ceremony Venue: Laie LDS Temple | Reception Venue: Turtle Bay | Bride's Shoes: Sam Edelman | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Flower Girls Dresses: Jcrew | Groom's Shoes: To Boot by Adam Derrick
I have to admit that almost anything with Hawaii in the title is just about a guarantee to wow my tropic loving heart, and that holds true with this lovely wedding as everything inside of me is ooh-ing and ahh-ing at each image from Simply Rose Photography. I’m still reeling from the amazingness that is this bride’s custom dress by The Cotton Bride and all of those graceful, romantic images on that lovely Oahu beach. And let’s be real, I’ll take anything that has to do with those Givenchy shoes. See it all in our gallery right here.
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From Simply Rose Photography… Noreen and Jeremy’s sun-drenched wedding was held at the Turtle Bay Resort on the famous North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Everything about this day was overwhelmingly lovely — from the glitzy, glittery Givenchy heels to the delicate floral centerpieces that Tamara Rigney designed for the reception tables. No detail was left to chance or overly done. The couple’s impeccable taste and style were woven throughout the day, and the backdrop of sand and blue waters were a perfect complement to their easy-going personalities. The day was beyond memorable — the location was stunning, the couple was so wonderful, and family and friends were so warm and inviting. It was the perfect wedding!
Wedding Photography: Simply Rose Photography / Wedding Venue: Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii / Floral Design: Tamara Rigney Designs / Officiant: Kahu Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Ceremony Music: Randy Allen Music / Wedding Dress: Custom by The Cotton Bride / Bride’s Heels: Givenchy / Bride’s Flats: Vera Wang Lavender / Bride’s Bracelet: A Thrift Shop / Bride’s Earrings + Wedding Band: Catbird / Hair + Makeup: Sarah la GLAM / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Designed by the Bride’s Sister, Irene Chiu + Made in Hong Kong / Groom’s Shoes: CVB Shoes / Groom’s Shirt: Michael Kors / Groom’s Wedding Band: Michael Dean Jewellery / Thank You Card: Jamie Irene