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Colorful Banana Orchard Wedding Inspiration

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 CanlasThis 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 | Floral Design: Green Honolulu | Stationery: Bradley & Lily | Hair & Makeup: Dorys Foltin / Maleana Cosmetics | Banana Orchard: Kahuku Farms | Coordination: Nichole Weddings & Events | Creative Director: Avery Solmssen | Dresses: Rebecca Beach | Dresses: Handmade Dresses By Burgundy Cassiday | Rentals & Linens: Accel Rentals

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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 | Hair: Star Allison | Grooms Attire: Celebrity Tuxedos | 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 | Makeup: Heather Bell Makeup Artistry | Models: Sara + Burke Burnett | Rentals: Accel Party Rentals | Topiaries: Curate | Venue: Hawaii State Art Museum | Wedding Venue: Hawaii State Art Museum

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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

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS

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…

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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!

And WINNERS…

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