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Elegant Outdoor Hawaiian Wedding Complete with Smiles + Style

Any wedding can be elegant, but what are the secrets to taking it to the next level? Belle Destination Weddings & Events knows the deal and it includes pretty pieces from Signature Event Rentals and blooms from Mandy Grace Designs. When these come together – and Mike Adrian and Ohana Films capture it all – we have one elegant, stylish affair like no other. See it all here in our Vault!

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From the Bride… Jeff and I met in law school at the University of San Diego. Go Toreros! Our roommates were dating (each other) and thought we would be a good match. We ignored them for a while but they finally won out. We started dating shortly after law school and never looked back. A couple of years later, we ended up walking down the aisle together as a bridesmaid/groomsman at their wedding.

The proposal was amazing! We had a romantic dinner planned on Christmas Eve before the typical holiday madness. We decided to exchange one present before heading to dinner. Jeff’s present was a box within a box within a box within a box, etc. The final small box was empty. When I looked up at Jeff in confusion, he was down on one knee with the ring in hand. Jeff said a few things (which nobody quite seems to remember) and I said yes, presumably.

Because it was a destination wedding, we went into the wedding blind. We hadn’t seen the venue in person and we hadn’t tasted the food or met the photographer or videographer. We left everything up to the recommendation of our amazing planner, Jane Park-Gonzales from Belle Destination Events. We wanted to make sure that our wedding was fun and carefree. We never wanted it to be too stuffy or tedious, just intimate and relaxing for everyone, especially us. We both love to travel and wanted to give all of our family and friends an excuse to take a vacation.

The wedding day was absolutely perfect, although it was a whirlwind of a day. Everything was a dream. The ambiance was relaxed and fun, highlighted by lots of wood and blush colors. We wanted to let the beauty of the venue and ocean background carry the day, which it certainly did. Everything went off without a hitch and the sunset was incredible, the best of the entire trip. Against all odds, even the groomsmen were relatively well-behaved. In the end, the highlight of our day was being able to let loose and enjoy the beautiful venue and atmosphere with our friends and family.

My advice to any future brides would be to plan the day that YOU want, not what other people want. Everyone you ask (and some that you don’t) will have a different opinion about how to plan your wedding day. Also, enjoy the day, it goes by quickly.

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Photography: Mike Adrian Photography | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Event Planning: Belle Destination Weddings & Events, Inc. | Floral Design: Mandy Grace Floral & Event Design | Wedding Dress: Theia | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | Catering: Three's Catering | Hair + Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty | DJ: Maui Wedding DJ | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: Sugarman Estate | Desserts: Sugar Beach Cake Shop | Furniture Rentals: Signature Boutique Event Rentals | Groom's Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Hair Accessories: Camilla Christine | Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals | Signage: Miss B Calligraphy

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Nautical + Art Inspired Oceanside Wedding

Whenever we hear the words ‘Hawaii wedding’, we know we’re in for a real stunner of a celebration. Add in a dream vendor team and well, stunning doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Complete with the prettiest petals from Mandy Grace Designs and yummiest signature cocktails from Garnish Craft Cocktail CateringUnveiled Hawaii designed a day that is beyond delightful. With captivating images from Wendy Laurel, see Kate + Chris’ special day in The Vault!

“From the blue sky and ocean, to the golden sun

and vibrant palm trees, Hawaii was everywhere

The Photographer, Wendy Laurel.

Rich hues of blue reflect the Groom’s career

in the Navy and their shared love of the sea

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From Wendy LaurelThe bride and groom are Kate and Chris who are both originally from Alaska. Chris is in the Navy and the couple lives here on Oahu now. Chris has a love of naval architecture and Kate is a talented artist. Their wedding details and style reflected all these elements.

Kate chose rich blues for the color of her wedding to reflect the Navy and their shared love of the sea. Bright and deep colored florals accented the hand dyed muslim blue tablecloths. Chris’s love for naval architecture was shown off in the naval blue prints included in the invitation suite and hung at the reception. Kate’s artistic talents created the hand drawn invitations, table favors, table numbering, and signs throughout the reception. Touches of Alaska were included as well such as Kate’s Dad’s antlers from hunting in Alaska. And of course Hawaii was everywhere from the blue sky and ocean to the golden sun and the vibrant palm trees.

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Photography: Wendy Laurel | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Event Design: Unveiled Hawaii | Floral Design: Mandy Grace Floral & Event Design | Cake: Cake Fanatics | Invitations: kate paulson | Catering: Aloha Events Catering | Hair + Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry | Band: Barefoot Minded | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Beverage Services: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Children's Favors: kate paulson | Minister: Aunt | Paper Goods: kate paulson | Rentals: The Collection Maui | Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals | Rentals: Set | Ribbon: Adorn Company | Signs: kate paulson

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All the Reason You Need to Plan a Destination Wedding in Hawaii

Just mutter the words “Hawaii wedding”, and know that we are SO there. Take this heart-achingly beautiful celebration from Photographs by Caileigh as a perfectly primed example. Because when it comes to sun soaked kisses, sand, and salt water, we happen to think that Colin and Amy had the right idea when it came to planning their destination wedding. See it all in in The Vault!

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From Photographs by CaileighColin and Amy opted for an intimate destination wedding on the shores of Maui. They brought along their closest family and friends from Toronto, with some guests even flying in from Hong Kong to celebrate with them!

Their wedding at the Andaz Maui at Wailea had the best kind of energy. Start to finish it was full of carefree moments and lots of breathing room for Colin and Amy to really take it all in and enjoy every second. At intimate weddings, there’s also a sense of real focus and care from each guest. I love that their guests were able to share stories over dinner and had so many laughs from the door games to the late night sparklers and dancing. Their chandelier-lit reception under the stars was definitely one for the books.

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Photography: Photographs By Caileigh | Floral Design: Andaz Maui At Wailea | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Andaz Maui At Wailea | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair + Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry | Venue: Andaz Maui At Wailea | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints

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