Sex in the City Fans, You May Recognize This Bride's Shoes
August 21, 2017
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Inspired by her fashion icon, this pretty Bride wore Carrie Bradshaw's blue Manolo Blahnik pumps for her something blue on her wedding day, and we absolutely love how they paired with her Monique Lhuillier gown – no surprise, with these two timeless brands. Absolutely Loved photographed the wedding on Oahu's North Shore, which perfectly reflected the Bride's style with the help of Nichole Weddings and Events and Passion Roots' lovely floral arrangements. See it all right here.
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From Absolutely Loved Photography... Jennifer and Ned's Hawaii destination wedding took place at the naturally beautiful Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. The Bride wore a romantic lace dress, her Bridesmaids wore glamorous sequined dresses, and the gentlemen wore ocean-inspired navy suits. The neutral florals were complemented nicely with whites, greens, and soft tones of blush. It was a simple wedding by the beach with emphasis on the couple and their close family and friends.

From the Bride... I met Ned through a friend when he moved home to Seattle after living in Vegas for nine years. We were instantaneously best friends and would hang out every day after work, either eating at the newest restaurants in Seattle or binge watching Game of Thrones. He eventually took me on our first date to watch a movie (Lay the Favourite) which he was an extra in but didn't tell me until I saw him on the big screen. At that moment, I knew he was someone unique that I wanted to get to know more. For our one year dating anniversary, he took me to Europe on a backpacking trip, but knowing my love for luxury hotels, he made sure each night we laid our heads to rest at the most beautiful hotels even though we had walked to see sights all day and only had 3-4 outfits which we wore for 2 weeks! A couple years into dating, we took a weekend trip to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon, and that is where he proposed!

For my bridal look, I absolutely love Monique Lhuillier – her pieces are timeless, classy, and feminine. I am also drawn to ornate details like my floating straps and back details. One of my fashion icons is Sarah Jessica Parker – I have always wanted to own the blue Manolo Blahniks from the Sex and the City movie and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to include them as my something blue. I searched high and low for a makeup artist who was fashion forward but also had strong techniques and found Liz from Maui Makeup Artistry who exceeded my expectations by far!

Ned picked out (from Blue Nile) the engagement ring all on his own and completely shocked me. He is extremely traditional, and I would have never guessed he would purchase a yellow diamond, but he chose something that represented me. I strive to be different from the pack and walk to the beat of my own drum, and he wanted me to have a ring that was different from the rest. 

We wanted to be on the quieter side of Oahu (North Shore) with beautiful views and great hotel service so we wouldn't have to worry about catering, decor, etc., so we chose Turtle Bay Resort. It also probably helped that we love Forgetting Sarah Marshall (which was shot at the resort).

Three moments from our big day stood out to me: 1) My dad's speech, which was heartfelt and reminded me that I was the apple of his eye and how excited he was to welcome Ned into our family. 2) Stepping out as husband and wife for the first time amongst our closest friends and family was the most amazing feeling ever, to be surrounded by so much love. 3) The first dance where Ned sang all the words to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran to me – it was the song that we both loved when we first heard it and would sing it in the car together, plus it played on the radio right after he proposed to me, so we knew it had to be our first dance song!
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