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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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Hawaiian Beach Wedding Inspiration at White Orchid House

If you’re planning your honeymoon to anywhere but Maui, drop everything and look at Wendy Laurel’s images. As if the beach wasn’t enough to convince you to change your plans, Mandy Grace Designs has pulled together a floral design that is so beautifully indicative of Hawaii I could cry.


From Wendy Laurel… Pacific Weddings magazine put together an amazing workshop in Makena, Maui for wedding professionals. Part of the workshop involved a styled shoot with some amazing dresses and florals. It was held at a private beachfront plantation cottage and lawn called the White Orchid House which is available for weddings.

Robyn I’aea and Shaunna Nygren of Pacific Weddings dreamed up the shoot and workshop which highlighted the natural beauty of Maui and weddings.

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Floral Design: Mandy Grace Designs | Floral Design: Fong At Floral Inspiration Hawaii | Floral Design: Teresa Sena | Floral Design: Dellables | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Hair And Make Up: Chrissy Swink At Make Up Maui And Hair | Headpieces: Untamed Petals | Private Beachfront House: White Orchid Weddings

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