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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Bohemian Wedding Inspiration in Hawaii

This boho-inspired shoot on the shores of Oahu is giving me a case of serious wanderlust. With a mix of incredible details — from the pretty watercolor invitations from Katie Fischer to sweeping landscapes, let this shoot from our fave, Matthew Ree,  transport you to black sand shores where endless adventures await. Hint: grab yourself a piña colada before hitting the gallery, and we promise you’ll feel that much closer to paradise!

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From the photographer, Matthew Ree… This shoot was a perfect collaboration of the amazing team and great concept of Hawaiian Boho. Sara Burnett gathered all the talented crews when she and Matthew Ree, photographer, brewed the amazing concept of mixing with Hawaiian and Bohemian look. Dress designer, Joelle Perry, custom designed the dress for specifically for this shoot and it matched perfectly with the amazing backdrop of Makapuu Beach and Waimanalo Bay. (The dress will be available for the public to purchase!)

Photography: Matthew Ree | Styling: Debbie Hemingway | Dress: Joelle Perry | Invitations: Katie Fischer | Makeup: Heather Saffery | Floral: Debbie Hemingway | Planning: Sara Burnett | Props for vintage surfboards: Dave Miyamoto

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Romantic Hawaiian Engagement Session

This shoot by ARIA Studios is basically a free tour of the beautiful island of Oahu, with these lovebirds adding an extra dosh of magic to every shot. From the rustic mountains to the carefree fields, all the way to the romance of the beach, we get a sneak peek at some of Hawaii’s hidden gems and a look at the love between this couple. I feel like the lucky one in this arrangement; join the party right here.

From ARIA StudiosFor Holly and Kalani’s engagement session we made a day trip of it, driving around the island of Oahu and stopping wherever our hearts desired. From cliffs to mountains, to fields and beaches, we were able to get a wonderful sample of some of the breathtaking features and varieties of scenery that Oahu has to offer. It was an amazing opportunity to take some time to explore some of the little places that are out of the way and often overlooked.

Photography: ARIA Studios

Intimate Oceanfront Wedding

There are places in the world where saying “I do” is always perfect, and Hawaii is one of them.  Now add in the talented team of designers and planners at Mango Muse Events and an adorable duo that is all about throwing an intimate, seaside party and the results are beyond amazing.  It’s classic Hawaiian laid-back charm meets all kinds of pretty.  See it all captured by What A Day Photography right here.

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From Mango Muse Events… Sumina and Perry are a really cute couple from NYC who are totally in love. She’s sweet and soft-spoken and he’s upfront and easy going. And they just adore each other (it’s really cute). They like to travel, are serious foodies and while they are from New York, they love Hawaii.

Having been to a ton of weddings, they really wanted their wedding to be easy going and comfortable and more like a nice get together rather than a formal wedding. They also had family and friends coming from all over the world (Japan, Korea, LA, Chicago, NY, etc..), so having a destination wedding in Hawaii made perfect sense.

Easy going was the theme and they really wanted to create a wedding that felt like a super nice backyard party in Hawaii. So, it needed to feel casual, low key, simple and intimate, but still really special. Having an outdoor wedding was key, so we picked a location that was beautiful and serene and away from the bustle of the city. Lanikuhonua fit the bill for its oceanfront location and gorgeous sunsets.

With the ocean as inspiration, we kept all the design elements soft with a watercolor feeling so that it felt flowy and easy and matched their personalities. We used custom wood dining tables that had a beachy, white washed stain. Instead of fabric runners, we created ribbon runners that ran the length of the dining tables along with a collection of vases in aqua, green and clear glass and flowers in white and yellow.

Being the foodies they are, the menu was extensive with a 4-course meal and a ton of appetizers and desserts. Menus and paper goods were printed on watercolor paper and tied simply with string. Seating cards were soft pink sea urchins sitting in sand to mimic both the ocean inspiration, but also the uniqueness of each of their guests. It also gave the guests a little token to take back home with them and remind them of their experience.

One of the most important things to the couple was to make sure the wedding wasn’t a big show and that particularly applied to the ceremony. The location we chose at the venue was right under a massive and beautiful old tree. We played up the tree while also keeping it very natural and strung lights that fanned out from the center point. The center point was where the couple sat, but also where the ceremony took place. Instead of doing the ceremony first, we dove right into the cocktail hour and dinner. And then after dinner the couple got up, took a few steps back and got married at night right under the tree with the lights and the flowing archway we created using a branch of the tree, tuberose garlands and ribbon. It was simple, sweet and understated, just like them.

After the ceremony came dancing and lounging and just casually hanging out with the couple celebrating their new marriage with the ones they love. I mentioned that the venue has gorgeous sunsets and the sunset that particular day was one in a million and so was their wedding.

Photography: What A Day Photography | Event Design: Mango Muse Events | Wedding Planner: Mango Muse Events | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Memoirs | Hair & Makeup: Maleana Cosmetics | DJ: N-D Mixx Productions | Transportation: Travel Plaza Transportation | Photobooth: Shoots Photobooth | Private Estate: Lanikuhonua | Rentals: Accel Party Rentals

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