This Four Seasons Resort Lanai wedding brings together the beauty of the beach with the glamour of a ballroom affair. And that ceremony view! It’s a show-stopper like only Hawaii can produce. Add to that a talented team of vendors including design by Belle Destination Weddings & Events, florals by Mandy Grace Designs and images captured by Ashley Goodwin and the result is dreamy destination “I Do’s”.
From Clara Soh & Elbert Huh via Belle Destination Weddings & Events…
The venue: Clara Soh and Elbert Huh traveled from South Korea (where most of their family and friends traveled from as well) to get married in Hawaii. They wanted an epic destination wedding at a remote and private venue. They heard that the resort was recently renovated and that motivated their decision. The newly designed FSR Lanai is gaining wonderful press and recognition for its Polynesian art, indigenous landscaping, and technologically tricked-out rooms. Clara and Elbert had never been there before but trusted the Four Seasons Resort brand. We also planned their welcome event the day before the wedding which was a bright and tropical luau-inspired event. The entire planning experience was quick. We planned all events in just two months!
The vision (style, colors, etc.): Clara really wanted to go with a soft palate for the ceremony using pastels, while Elbert really wanted to go with darker hues. They met in the middle, by starting with the lighter tones for the ceremony and integrating darker jewel tones for the reception indoors.
Floral Design: Mandy Grace Designs created a circular floral arch composed of a lush base of silver dollar eucalyptus layered in with soft hues of lavender lisianthus and roses, ivory roses and apricot roses. The bride carried a simple, tight bouquet of blush ranunculus. The ceremony aisle was lined in eucalyptus, ginestra and white Larkspur floral arrangements. For the indoor reception, Mandy and her team created floral arrangements of cafe latte roses, amnesia roses, hellebores, scabiosa, ranunculus and a variety of eculytpus and Italian ruscuson poised on tall, modern brass vessels.
Design Details: For the escort card display, we thought lets do something totally cool and unusual. We kind of did a spin-off of the place cards—square, modern acrylic, for a wow factor. Miss B Calligraphy did all the script in gold. The bride’s friend designed the wedding invitations and stationery. For the design of the ballroom, the couple really let us run with it. There were 150 guests so the space felt really comfortable and flowed nicely. Clara wanted elegant draping and mood lighting. She was the most easy going bride! They really are the sweetest couple.
Photography: Ashley Goodwin Photography | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Event Planning + Design : Belle Destination Weddings & Events, Inc. | Floral Design: Mandy Grace Floral & Event Design | Catering : Four Seasons Resort Lanai | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Ceremony + Reception Venue : Four Seasons Resort Lanai | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Musician : Paul Marchetti Band | Rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii | Table Numbers : Venamour Stationery & Ephemera