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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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Elegant Maui Destination Wedding

Maui weddings are gorgeous. Plain and simple. But this elegant affair planned by Belle Destination Weddings & Events totally takes that gorgeous and raises it to the next level. Captured by Tamiz Photography with florals from Bella Bloom Floral Boutique, this gallery will have you oohing and awwing until the very last image.

From Belle Destination Weddings & EventsWhen one envisions getting married in Maui, there is usually a beachy/tropical idea that looms in the mind; however, there are those who long for the destination experience while not compromising on their ideal classic wedding affair. Enter Mike and Megan, an absolutely adorable and fun-loving couple from Calgary looking to swap the cold for the temperate weather of gorgeous Maui. From the Bride…“We met at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in an undergraduate physiology class. We had a mutual friend in the class, but since Mike sat in the front row, and I sat in the back row, we chatted only periodically. At the end of the year, we found out that we’d both been accepted into similar four-year programs at UBC. This prompted an increasing number of Facebook messages, and lots of flirting in class, but neither of us was brave enough to ask the other out. It took another year of this before we finally went out on a date!” Then came the proposal! Mike pulled out all the stops, setting up a penthouse suite at a ritzy hotel during one of their many mini-getaways to Banff. From the Bride… “I knew something was up! Later in the evening, Mike presented me with a large gift, which, when unwrapped, revealed a smaller gift inside. This “Russian doll” present contained six increasingly smaller gifts, one wrapped inside the next. Removing the last layer of wrapping paper revealed an engagement ring!” The couple chose Maui as their destination location of choice. Giving their guests a break from their norm up in Canada was important, thought they were not necessarily sold on the traditional Hawaiian-style affair. From the Bride…“Initially we wanted to get married on the beach, but we soon found out that there are many potential pitfalls to consider when planning a beach wedding. All of the beaches in Hawaii are public, so you can often end up with some uninvited guests! Inclement weather, such as rain and blowing sand, can also be a challenge to work around. We found Haiku Mill on the Style Me Pretty blog, and we knew that it would be the perfect wedding venue.” Haiku Mill proved to be the perfect venue for the classic elegance they sought. It was a small affair of just 25 guests, keeping with their idea of a low-key wedding event. From the Bride… “We envisioned an intimate, low-stress, wedding with close friends and family. Deciding on a destination wedding was difficult, because we knew that several friends and family members wouldn’t be able to attend. But in the end, a destination wedding allowed us to spend more time with our guests, because we got to see them over the course of the whole week, not just on our wedding day. By the time our wedding rolled around midweek, everyone was in “vacation mode”, thanks to some beach time and plenty of poolside drinks. This made for a really relaxed and enjoyable wedding day!” The couple entrusted in us to design an event that would not only compliment and enhance the gorgeous venue, but also encapsulate the romance and elegance that they wanted their guests to experience. With the assistance of Bella Bloom Floral Boutique, we kept an emphasis on loose structured florals in neutral and cool tones, blending in accents of driftwood, and tons of candlelight. We utilized natural elements such as wood furniture – tables, chairs, and lounges, and candlelight to create warmth and rusticity. No detail was left untouched. Set provided the gorgeous specialty china, glassware, and flatware that adorned the place settings. The place settings were accented with a single fragrant gardenia (the bride’s favorite flower) to add another scent element to the guests’ experience. The result was dripping in utter romance and simple rusticity, creating the most perfect backdrop for this intimate and love-inspired event! All of the beauty of the event, and most importantly, that of the couple, was captured by the incredible Tamiz Photography.

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Catering: Maui Executive Catering Company | Hair & Makeup: Mira Carman | Entertainment: Kelly Villaverde | DJ: DJ Del Sol | Officiant: Pastor Pia Aluli | Calligraphy & Stationery: Miss B Calligraphy | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Haiku Mill | China, Glassware, & Flatware Rentals: Set | Furniture & Lighting: Signature | Wedding Planning & Design: Belle Destination Weddings & Events

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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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Colorful Hotel Wailea Wedding

I’ve said it before in one form or another, and I’ll say it again: Wendy Laurel makes me all sorts of happy with the bursting-with-color tropical soirees she sends our way. Dashes of lush green and pops of hot coral set the stage at the hands of Mandy Grace Design and Belle Destination Weddings & Events for this beauty. I promise, you’ll walk away feeling full of cheer after peeking at this one.

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From Wendy LaurelDaria and Chris are head over heels in love, with each other and with travel. They are both from Canada but love to travel the world together. In their first 18 months together, they traveled to more than 4 different countries.

So it was an easy decision for them to have a destination wedding. They got to narrow down their guest list to who was up for a trip to Hawaii—and there were plenty of close friends and family who were. Plus they could have their Hawaiian honeymoon traveling among the different islands and having a range of experiences.

From the beautiful Bride… Chris and I met in July 2012 when we were matched on a dating site within minutes of Chris signing up. I knew right away there was something special about him when I read his profile and he seemed so sweet, kind and genuine. We had a great first date at a local food-tasting festival and from that day on we were inseparable. After an amazing year dating and traveling the world together, Chris proposed to me under the stars, just after our first anniversary. I couldn’t believe it and shouted YES with so much happiness!

As travel-addicts and romantics, we knew right away we wanted a destination wedding and Maui just seemed to be the most beautiful and romantic place in the world to get married. The warm weather, tropical colors, stunning foliage and ocean views were exactly what we were dreaming of. When our wedding planner Lena showed us photos of the Hotel Wailea as a venue option, we were so excited and instantly knew it was the one. Nestled up on the hills in Wailea overlooking the ocean, the boutique hotel has stunning grounds, impeccable service, and absolutely unbelievably delicious food. Our ceremony was held on the Sunset Lawn, and our favorite moment of the day was when we got to read our personal vows to each other – they were so heartfelt and with our family and friends around us, there was not a dry eye in the crowd. The cocktail reception we planned for our guests was a hit, and the entire dinner reception blew everyone away. The food portions were huge and our guests are still reminiscing about the Teriyaki Beef Short Ribs! We will be forever thankful to everyone who played a part in making our day so special – it was truly a dream come true from start to finish, and a day we will cherish forever!

Photography: Wendy Laurel Photography | Videography: 10th Letter Media | Event Planning: Belle Destination Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Mandy Grace Design | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Stationery: Ginger Creative | Reception Venue: Hotel Wailea | Shoes: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Kate Ketzal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Make Up: Maui Make Up Artistry | DJ: Maui Wedding Dj | Favors: Honolulu Cookie Company | Officiant: Pia Aluli | Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Cake Topper: BHLDN | Music: Marvin Tevega | Photography Assistance: Ashley Kelemen | Rentals: Pacific Island Rentals | Signage: Miss B Calligraphy

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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