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- EXECUTIVE EDITOR'S NOTE -

ALOHA Aloha! Happy New Year! This issue has been so exciting to work on and put together! Not only is this Winter/Spring issue combining old wedding traditions with modern traditions, it is also the official print source for Wedding Week Hawaii 2018. Wedding Week Hawaii is an upscale interactive social event and educational experience, that showcases Hawaii’s best wedding specialists and exquisite venues. Every year, HBG Wedding Style collaborates with Wedding Week Hawaii to create a special Wedding Week Hawaii issue. Together, HBG Wedding Style and Wedding Week Hawaii hope to enhance the awareness of Hawaii as a premiere wedding destination, by showcasing the talent and sophistication Hawaii’s wedding specialists have to offer.

HO W TO CO N TACT ME EMAIL julie@hawaiibride.com S OCIAL MEDIA @hbgweddingstyle on Instagram @hbgwmagazine on Twitter HawaiiBride on Facebook HBGmagazine on Pinterest

In each issue, we work to gather and share with you the up and coming wedding trends through our editorials. This Winter/Spring issue features a creative front row seat to an ocean view romantic table top, a beautiful vintage Hawaiian glam featuring beautiful gowns by Magnolia White, and a modern take on bridal floral accessories created by Asa Flowers, Su-V Expressions, and Flowergirls Floral Design. To help provide you with new ideas and inspiration for your own wedding, in every issue we feature “Unveiled,” a sneak peek to the newest and most popular products and top trending venues in Hawaii Each issue also highlights “Real Life Wedding” stories and recommended florists in Hawaii. As the official print source for Wedding Week Hawaii 2018, this Winter/ Spring issue also emphases more local and Hawaii trends that brides swoon over. I am so lucky to be part of this industry and to have opportunities like this collaboration to continuously share my passion with you all. What makes our bridal industry so unique is the aloha and ‘ohana elements that Hawaii is well known for. Being the executive editor is not just a job for me, it is my passion. I live and breathe weddings, and it is my a pleasure to call Hawaii’s wedding specialists, friends and family. Wishing you a fabulous new year!

Julie Aragaki Executive Editor, Hawaii Bride & Groom Wedding Style

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HELLO Happy New Year! Thank you for welcoming me with so much aloha! It is simply amazing and humbling to be a part of HBG Wedding Style and to have the opportunity to showcase Hawaii’s bridal industry to the world. Being engaged and planning a wedding can be overwhelming. You might not know where to start, or who to contact, but HBG Wedding Style is your one-stop shop for wedding resources and inspiration, when planning your wedding. In this Winter/Spring issue, HBG Wedding Style highlights unique Hawaii wedding trends, featuring a blend of both tradition and modernity. Take in the breathtaking Waikiki scenic shoreline on the Vida Mia, a yacht originally built in 1929, and recently restored to it’s original elegance. Travel back in time to the Queen Emma Summer Palace in elegant gowns by Magnolia White. Embrace Hawaii’s natural beauty with a modern take on bridal floral accessories by Asa Flowers, Flowergirls Floral Design, and Su-V Expressions. HO W TO CO N TACT ME EMAIL keyah.hbg@gmail.com

Keeping our promise as a high quality wedding resource, take a look at our “Style Guides,” featuring unique details from real weddings in Hawaii. Experience romance in paradise through our “Real Life Weddings” stories and read professional advice from Hawaii bridal experts on how to make your wedding day perfectly your own. Being part of this amazing publication while also being engaged, has given me inspiration and ideas for my own wedding. I invite you to come along on this wedding planning journey with me, as we continue to gather more unique trends for our Summer/Fall 2018 issue. In each of our editorials, I share with you a glimpse of not only what Hawaii’s bridal industry has to offer, but also bits and pieces from my own wedding inspiration board. Wishing you all my best in this new year!

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Keyah-Leilani Agoot Editor, Hawaii Bride & Groom Wedding Style

Correction: Summer/Fall’17 Issue. Style Guide “Protea Elegance”. Submission credit was incorrect. The wedding coordinator of this wedding captured by Pure Media, was Tamara of Haiku Gardens. Real Life Wedding “A Wedding Fit for Royalty”. The names of the bride and groom and their wedding date were incorrect. Daisy Merto and Ajax Maharlika’s wedding date was on November 26, 2016.

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FOR THE LADIES ( 1 ) HOPE BRACELET. The Hope Bracelet by Patricia Heaton was created to inspire hope and generosity, perfect values for a marriage. Heaton partnered with World Vision to design the bracelet as a tangible way to improve the lives of children and communities around the world. The gold-colored adjustable cuff is modern, simple and bold, making it a wedding accessory or gift that’s both fashionable and meaningful. www.worldvisiongifts.org. ( 2 ) MIRENESSE. Make magic happen! Instantly create super long full lashes and transform your world like never before. All you've ever wanted from a mascara is here with the new leader of the next generation of mascaras; our Secret Weapon Supreme 24Hr Mascara! www.mirenesse.com. ( 3 ) ALEX AND ANI. The beloved American brand famous for meaningful charm bracelets has expanded offerings to include delicate necklaces, bracelets, and rings – almost entirely under $100. www.alexandani.com. ( 4 ) LECHAT'S DARE TO WEAR. Looking for that something blue? LeChat’s new Dare to Wear Moon Goddess collection features three shades of blue including Selene, Moonstone and Eternal Midnight. If you’d rather opt for a celebratory mani that sparkles, the collection also includes three glittery shades Lunar Love, Illuminate and Crescent Halo. www.Lechatnails.com. ( 5 ) SHOES OF PREY. An awesome, online-only label that offers custom-made shoes at an attainable price point ($120-$300). The shoes are entirely customizable from fit to fabric, guaranteed to match any gown or bridesmaid’s dress. The process is easy to navigate and ships in less than two weeks! www.shoesofprey.com. ( 6 ) FUNKTIONAL WEARABLES. Funktional Wearables has the perfect wedding day accessory that will bring the WOW factor – a beautiful bracelet that disguises your fitness tracker in glorious style. www.funktionalwearables.com.

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FACE IT ( 1 ) OSMOSIS SKINCARE'S SPOIL ME. FIt's your day and you deserve it! Indulge your skin with Osmosis Skincare's Spoil Me age reversal kit featuring four of their best-selling, high performance power serums. Taking the guess work out of choosing the right product combinations, this set gives you the ultimate bridal skincare regimen for a youthful glow in one conveniently sized kit. www.osmosisskincare.com. ( 2 ) VITABRID C12. If you make one skincare change for your wedding day, add in the zest of Vitamin C. This highly potent Vitamin C complex helps brighten, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles through collagen synthesis, making your skin bright, nourished and glowing. www.barneys.com. ( 3 ) CHUDA HEALING HYDRATING CREAM. Radiant wedding day beauty just got easier with this Miracle Cream! The formula instantly works to deeply hydrate and rapidly heal dry, damaged and compromised skin with plumping ingredients. Whether you are looking for radiant dewy skin, or need help revitalizing dry, dull skin, this cream is your one-stop shop to ultimate wedding skin bliss! www.ChudaSkincare.com. ( 4 ) PMD PRO. Every bride wants that wedding glow for her special day. The PMD Pro will help you achieve that beautiful, fresh-faced look. With clinical power, it exfoliates away the dead, dull cells from the surface of your skin and boosts natural collagen growth— revealing a brighter-looking you! www.pmdbeauty.com. ( 5 ) ALCHEMY HOLISTICS. The In Bloom Hydrating Mist can be used on the big day post-makeup to ensure skin stays hydrated and picture-ready. With stress levels rising throughout the entire wedding planning process, Alchemy Holistics is there for you reducing redness and acne while soothing, softening and hydrating. www.alchemy-holistics.com. ( 6 ) MIRENESSE COLLAGEN FOUNDATION. It's your day and whether you are headed to rehearsal dinner, the big day, the honeymoon and beyond, you'll want skin to look flawless. Get ready for the aisle with Mirenesse's 10 Collagen Cushion Airbrush Liquid Foundation that will help you instantly step up your beauty game. Injected with a collagen-inducing Tissue Growth Factor Fluid that not only gives skin a more youthful appearance instantly, this Airbrush Liquid Foundation also works to repair. www.mirenesse.com.

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CAPTURING MEMORIES ( 1 ) GRATITUDE GLASS JARS. From each of your guests comes a treasured gift. A piece of wisdom you didn't know exist. Have family and friends place their Wedding Wishes in the jar. Creating a beautiful memento of your Wedding Day. Each set includes a beautiful hand crafted glass jar with wooden lid. Packaged with 250 champagne foil, Wedding Wish cards. www.gratitudeglassjars.com. ( 2 ) ELUM DESIGNS. Remember the noteworthy moments with Elum Designs! Adding the perfect touch to your wedding, Elum designs provides wedding reception and event decor: coasters, escort cards, advice cards, reception signs, and table numbers. Unparalleled in attention to detail and one-of-a-kind products, Elum Designs only uses original, modern artwork inspired by everything from fashion forward trends to refined simplicity. www. elumdesigns.com. ( 3 ) INITIAL DECOR. Let her celebrate her new last name with Initial Decor! Gorgeous jewelry that incorporates her new initials, brides and wedding parties alike will love to flaunt these fun necklaces, bracelets and more. And don't miss their Stately bracelet to celebrate the place you said 'I do". www.initialdecor. com. ( 4 ) KODAK PRINTOMATIC. The perfect camera to capture and print memories from your favorite wedding moments in a snap! From walking down the aisle to dad busting a move on the dance floor, you'll never miss a beat. www.kodak.com. ( 5 ) AURA FRAMES. This digital picture frame allows the couple to effortlessly display photos right from their phones. The Aura Frame and app will let them easily curate slideshows – from their adorable engagement photos to professional wedding shots – directly from their cell phones to the frame. www.auraframes.com. ( 6 ) CITY MAP ROCK GLASS: Beautifully crafted City Map Rocks Glass goes beyond your average cup. Choose a top quality glass that is designed with the streets and neighborhoods of your hometown. Each map is etched intricately and wraps entirely around the glass from top to bottom, achieving a striking effect. www.theuncommongreen.com.

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FOR THE GUYS ( 1 ) KAMMOK ROO. Kammok makes comfortable and convenient two-person hammocks that make a perfect wedding gift and a wonderful addition to any honeymoon. The Roo Hammock is roomy enough for two, so couples can share a comfy place to rest at home or while traveling. It is incredibly lightweight, tear resistant and super packable – easily fits into any carryon! www.kammok.com. ( 2 ) JJ ROYAL SAPPHIRE FORMAL NAVY SUSPENDERS. Guys can now easily incorporate trend, class, and personality into their outfits. Whether it be a simple ceremony or a wedding extravaganza, JJ Suspenders have got the guys covered. The Royal Sapphire Formal Navy Suspenders are truly versatile and the soft brown leather detailing elevates them to being truly unique. www.jjsuspenders.com. ( 3 ) PHILLIPS NORELCO BEARDTRIMMER. With multiple length precision settings, Philips Norelco Beardtrimmer 7200 makes it easy for him to change his look from blacktie ready one weekend to beach wedding the next, without losing what makes him “him.” www.usa.philips.com. ( 4 ) MANLY BANDS. Manly Bands is a new line of unique ready to ship men’s wedding bands for couples trying to stick to a wedding budget! Choose from a wide variety of “manly” styles to fit the groom’s personality. www.manlybands.com. ( 5 ) MYWALIT. Mywalit is the original multicolor leather goods global brand that crafts beautiful pieces for men and women. mywalit’s wide range of products make gorgeous gifts to give for bridesmaids & groomsmen. All made from fine smooth Nappa leather with a beautifully soft finish. www.mywalit.com. ( 6 ) OLA FOOT SCRUB. Designed as a home spa treatment, this authentic Hawaiian foot care group is ideal for guys that need a nudge to take care of their hands and feet! First massage damp feet with our volcanic foot scrub to remove and soften the soles of the feet and hands. Then follow by massaging our anti-inflammatory Hawaiian Foot Balm into the skin to mitigate sore feet and seal in much-needed moisture. www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com. H AWA I I B R I D E . C O M

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A week long series of events to help with planning your wedding & honeymoon. Wedding Week is also designed to bring more weddings to Hawai’i while helping to grow the State’s economy. Wedding Week encourages all to buy and consume locally grown and produced products for weddings.

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WEDDING WEEK HAWAII PRESENTS

"THE LINEUP" A Passion for Weddings

DAVID TUTERA

How c an yo u s tan d o u t am o n g th e c l u t te r o f al l t h e vender s in the wedding i n d u s t r y. How c an yo u m ak e a p ro f i t an d s ti l l b e c re a tive. How ca n you be u n i q u e i n t h e i n d u s t r y o f s p e c i al e ve n t s an d we d d i ng s . L is ten to Da vid a s h e s h are s w i th yo u h ow h e h as s u s tai n e d a 3 0 ye ar c a reer in a competitive m ark e t an d h as re m ai n e d a t re n d s e tte r i n t h e i n d u s t r y a s well. As a des ig ner an d p l an n e r o f e ve n t s , au th o r o f b o o k s , h o s t o f T V s how s a nd des ig ner of h i s re t ai l b r an d , Davi d w i l l e n g ag e an d b e h o n e s t as he a ns wer s a ny a nd a ll q u e s ti o n s o n b u i l d i n g yo u r c are e r an d s tayi n g i g n i ted w ith pa s s ion for your p as s i o n t o p l an p ar ti e s .

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LENNY TALARICO

Eac h o n e o f u s b r i n g s o u r ow n u n i q u e s t o r y t o w h at we do, it's pa r t of the f ab r i c o f w h o we are an d i t i s w h at e n ab l e s u s t o s u cceed in this indus tr y. Eve n t s are n o d i f f e re n t t h an p e o p l e ; th e y t o o h ave their ow n s tor ies w a iting t o b e to l d . Ou r g o al as p l an n e r s i s t o u n d e r s tan d t he mes s a g es to be d e l i ve re d an d f i n d w ays t o t e l l o u r c l i e n ts ' s to r i e s us ing the mos t a ppropr ia te t o o l s avai l ab l e . W h e n we d o t h at s u c c e s s f u l l y we tr a ns por t a ttendees on a s t o r yb o o k j o u r n e y d e l i ve r i n g t h e c l i e n t ' s m e s s ag e o r mor a l of the event.

2018 Wedding Trend Repor t

BRIT BERTINO

Eac h ye ar t h e Ac ad e m y o f We d d i n g an d Eve n t Pl an n ing tea ms up w ith s ome o f th e t o p we d d i n g p ro f e s s i o n al s i n th e w o r l d an d they develop a n extens ive re p o r t o f th e l at e s t we d d i n g t re n d s . L e ar n f ro m Br i t a s s he cover s the 2018 we d d i n g t re n d s f ro m t h e Ac ad e m y an d h e r i n d u s t r y fr iends in the fields of ve n u e s , t h e m e s , d e c o r, c ate r i n g , f l owe r s an d m o re !

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with the pros. Wedding Week Hawaii is proud to announce our featured guest speakers for "THE LINEUP". We will be dazzled by the incredible celebrity wedding planner David Tutera as our headliner. Joining Mr. Tutera will be the remarkable Lenny Talarico, Executive Director for MGM Resorts Event Productions. In addition, the brilliant internationally renowned Brit Bertino of Event Excellence will share her expertise. Wedding Week Hawaii will be sponsoring this educational event for Hawaii’s local businesses and anyone who desires to learn more about weddings and events. Tickets are required for entry and space is limited so purchase your tickets today by going to www.weddingweekhawaii.com/schedule.

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THE EXPERIENCE AT THE MODERN HONOLULU

FEBRUARY 17 - 18, 2018 Romance, fashion and the best in Hawaii’s wedding industry are in one place for “The Experience” at The Modern Honolulu on Saturday and Sunday, February 17th and 18th. This two-day, interactive affair elevates wedding planning to a new, luxurious level. Meet one-onone with Hawaii’s top wedding specialists and get an exclusive look at the bridal lines from Hawaii’s top fashion designers and local boutiques.

THE MAIN STAGE & DEMONSTRATION STAGE Find amazing live entertainment, emcee and DJ options. Don't miss the demonstrations and fashion shows each day with local celebrity fashion designers on Saturday and premier local bridal salons on Sunday as they showcase the latest designs in wedding attire. SAT U R D AY, F E B R U A RY 17 11:00 am: Showtime DJ's 1 1 : 3 0 a m : L i n d a H e r b e r g e r 1 2 : 0 0 p m : I s l a n d K i n g s B a n d 1:00 pm: Ben & Maila 1 : 3 0 p m : C a k e Wo r k s 2:00 pm: Fashion Show 2:30 pm: Floral Demonstration 3 : 0 0 p m : D a v i d Tu t e r a 4:00 pm: Jason Laeha

SU N D AY, F E B RU ARY 18 1 1 : 0 0 a m : Fr o m A b o v e Ent er t a inment 1 1 : 3 0 a m : Linen Lo o ks 1 2 : 0 0 p m : I sla nd King s B a nd 1 : 0 0 p m : Ben & Ma ila 1 : 3 0 p m : An Inno v a t iv e Life 2 : 0 0 p m : Fa shio n S ho w 2 : 3 0 p m : P ho t o Pa nel 3 : 0 0 p m : Lenny Ta la r ico 4 : 0 0 p m : Fr o m A b o v e Ent er t a inment


THE GALLERY Meet one-on-one with Hawaii’s top wedding specialists in The Gallery. With wedding specialist from all areas, you'll be sure to pick your perfect venue, ideal florists, favorite photographer and much much more! This boutique approach will allow couples time to talk with vendors to get to know their service and style. The Modern Honolulu Paradise Cove Prince Waikiki The Plaza Club

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Kauai Wedding Association Maui Wedding Association Oahu Wedding Association Wedding International Professional Association

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Marry You in Hawaii

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UNIQUE IDEAS

3D Aloha VENUE

The Best Hawaii Wedding The Millhouse Maui

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Kristen Moux Events

Ben and Maila Island Kings Band Jason Laeha

Passion Roots

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The DJ Hawaii Showtime DJ's From Above Entertainment Mystical Sounds Production Noob Entertainment

THE DESIGN SUITE BY EVENT ESSENTIALS HAWAII Discover your wedding style by mixing and matching tabletop décor pieces in this interactive design space, the very first of its kind! Snap a photo of your design concept as inspiration for your own wedding.

THE DRESS BY MAGNOLIA WHITE Featuring an exclusive trunk show by Galia Lahav.

EVENT DESIGN

HAIR & MAKEUP

Breathe Hawaii Jacque Rojas

Current Affairs Event Accents

THE POP UP SHOPS

THE LIBRARY

No wedding experience would be complete without a little shopping!

Peruse vendor and venue options with our collection of business cards from various entities in the wedding industry.

AME Beauty Touch From Above Entertainment Goodwill Hawaii Hawaii's Local Buzz Hawaii Department Of Agriculture Jarretiere / WhiteHOT Hawaii Magnolia White SeneGence

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The Akala Chapel can accommodate

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all at the same location. Overlooking

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a lush garden and the Pacific Ocean.

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Angel Garden’s versatile grounds is a

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property, a wedding rehearsal, a

dynamic indoor/outdoor space with

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seated guests and an additional 20

wedding arch, ceremony coordinator,

a sweeping ocean view that can even

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dancing and hula into your big day.

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Hanalani Chapel can accommodate an intimate wedding for 30-40 guests and an additional 30 people standing.

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for two to a grand affair, for almost

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backdrop for any wedding. Wedding parties are able to chose from a

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selection of stunning venues.

Kalihi Golf Course sits on 330 acres Kalihi Golf Course is the perfect location for up to 18 guests.

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along the beautiful, sculpted slopes of Mauna Kahalawai guaranteeing privacy for your wedding.

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The King Kamehameha Golf Club

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Montage Kapalua Bay is a historic venue with a unique seaside house Cost upon request.

suspended above the Pacific and offers uninterrupted view of Lanai and Molokini islands.

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Ocean Gardens at Ko’olina can accommodate a small, intimate

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start at $987.

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A reservation of the wedding

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Pomaikai Ballrooms can host an

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property, a wedding rehearsal, ceremony coordinator, and a marriage certificate starts at $2950.

Ocean Gardens at Ko’olina features beautiful, private beachfront locations away from the busy streets of Waikiki.

Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel’s Verona personality features dual waterfront walkways, a Juliet balcony and a glass alter making the perfect venue for a fairytale wedding.

Pomaikai Ballrooms have a beautiful design aesthetic and high-end furnishings that make it a hidden gem in the heart of Honolulu.

For a dramatic ceremony location,

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Ocean Lawn at Sheraton Maui Resort

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incredible sunsets all-year-round on

the neighboring islands.

The White Orchid Beach boasts Starts at $350 per hour or up to

Up to 70 guests.

$4000 for a full day rental.

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the island of Maui. After sunset, dine under the stars and the moon.

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BUY LOCAL, IT MATTERS If you want your Hawaiian wedding to truly be memorable, authentic, and reflect the culture and values of these islands, make sure every detail has a sense of place. What will make your wedding stand out in everyone’s mind, is to let every detail truly resonate Hawaii! Support local! Bring the bounty of Hawaii to your guests through elegant and unique Hawaiian flowers, organic and wild crafted Hawaiian food, locally made drinks, gorgeous tropical concept fabrics and décor, and of course, Hawaiian made gifts for your bridesmaids, groomsmen and your guests.

Keep your guests cool and refreshed during their stay in Hawaii with Ola’s tropically scented deep sea body mists! The mist is composed of deep sea water, infused with pure plant distillates to refresh and hydrate your hair and skin. Nobody knows the benefits of coconut oil, better than Ola Tropical Apothecary. Their collection of luxurious body butters and body lotions combine coconut oil and five different tropical scents.

Think chocolates, shell jewelry, coffee, macadamia nuts, lauhala baskets, candles, and premium bath and body products, crafted by local artisans using organic ingredients. Ola Tropical Apothecary has catered to Hawaii’s finest resorts, providing authentically Hawaiian organic spa services, and gifts for corporate events and weddings.

With Hawaii’s beautiful sunny weather, some of your guests are bound to get sun burned. Why not, offer your guests Ola’s pure After Sun Healing Soaks!

Ola offers a wide selection of convenient travel size beauty and wellness products to satisfy everyone on your guest list! In addition, Ola provides deluxe spa and wellness gift sets to suit both men and women.

Hawaii is a healing place, so make sure you take the time to take care of yourself during your wedding event! Spend some time at the spa and ask for Ola spa services during your stay. Let Ola Tropical Apothecary assist you in putting together a cornucopia of tropical bath and body products your family and guests will never forget. Take the tropics home with you!

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O L A TR OPICA L A P O T HER CA R Y Hawaii’s premier organic bath, body and skin care line. Featured at all of Hawaii’s finest resort spas, Ola Tropical Apothecary brings you authentic, luxurious, and indigenous plant-based beauty and wellness products that are locally sourced and made by hand. Ola’s ingredients are harvested from Big Island farms as well as from Ola’s own organic farm in Hilo. Ola products offer everything from fruit and floral scented lotions and butters, bath rituals, hair care products, massage oils, lomi sticks, organic lip moisturizers, Hawaiian foot balms, and reed diffusers giving your guests a luxurious tropical experience, wherever they may be. “Every product is like a heavenly healing trip to the islands.” www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com


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CHOOSING AN ARTIST When it comes to seeking out a makeup & hair artist for your special day, it can become a quite intense decision. There are many reasons why brides should not rely on their own makeup expertise for their weddings. While most women are proficient in applying cosmetics daily, an everyday look is not the best idea for your wedding day. Bridal makeup is not a heavier than usual version of your basic face. It is a beautiful, natural, application that enhances the best version of you as well as being suitable for photography and video. TRUE PROFESSIONALISM Most brides assume that everyone who is labeled a makeup artist has aptitude. We highly recommend doing your homework. Consider the level of professional skill and experience of each individual artist. A skilled makeup artist is one who can create a look using the most suitable colors and textures specifically for your skin type and skin tone. She or he will also use appropriate techniques to emphasize your best features and soften others.

RELIABLE SKILLS When considering your premier stylist, look at their portfolio of bridal images. The Artist should create a look that compliments the style of your gown and the color of your bouquet. Remember that bridal makeup should always look clean and natural with an understanding elegance. Your artist should always consider your vision while sharing their professional advice. The makeup must be long-lasting, waterproof, high performance and photo friendly.

B R EA THE HA WA II Breathe Hawaii is an Elite Makeup & Hair Design company. Artists are known for their professionalism, passion, skill level, an eye for detail as well as their heart to serve women. They specialize in custom blended makeup and offer onsite services for all events. Breathe Hawaii studio, located in Pearl City provides a place for women to gather & get beautified in a private and

COMPATIBILITY Most importantly, hire someone whose personality an attitude put you at ease. Trials are so vital, as this provides an opportune time to not only test their skills but experience them. They are one of the last persons you will be spending the most time with right before you say, “I Do!�

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During a private garden picnic, David planned the perfect proposal. Not expecting a proposal at all, Betty was dressed for a relaxing morning. “I was in my pajamas and UGGs, and ready to feast,” said Betty. “I caught a camera flash up on the trees in my peripheral vision. He got down on one knee and flashed a diamond in my eyes. And I said yes!” Before they knew it, the couple was planning their big day. David and Betty followed a specific criteria before deciding on a location, looking for the perfect blend of nature and luxury. “First, the wedding must look dramatic and extravagant. Second, there must be an ocean backdrop. Third, the food must be decadent. And lastly, it must be a fun vacation for all our guests,” said Betty. Hawaii may have offered the “perfect blend of nature and luxury,” but it was the Kahala Hotel and Resort that sealed the deal! “Kahala perfectly fit my criteria,” said Betty. “As a cherry on top, David’s best man also grew up at the Kahala, as his grandfather was the original owner of the hotel.” Since the couple decided on a destination wedding, they needed help planning the event from across the Pacific. Betty and David reached out to wedding coordinator company, Couture Weddings Hawaii, to help coordinate the details for their Modern Marie Antoinette themed wedding. From there, each detail, call, and booking started to fall in place. – continued on page 119

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As they prepare to leave as husband and wife, Kristen places her hand in Rob’s as he helped her up onto her seat. With their sunglasses on and smiles as bright as the Hawaiian sun,

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As they prepare to leave as husband and wife, Kristen places her hand in Rob’s as he helped her up onto her seat. With their sunglasses on and smiles as bright as the Hawaiian sun, the newlyweds prepare for what will be the best ride of their lives their surprise getaway helicopter ride, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Integrating Rob’s lifestyle into their wedding, was particularly special for them. As a helicopter rescue hoist operator, flying is a part of Rob’s life and is one of his biggest passions. “It’s a lifestyle that’s inherently hard to get close to unless you work in the industry, so to be able to get our guests up close and personal was definitely a highlight in our wedding,” Rob said. A helicopter ride was also the perfect getaway to spend time as husband and wife. “To be able to sneak off just the two of us and fly over the ocean for some alone time after the ceremony to do our photos on top of a mountain and to surprise our guests with a sneaky fly by on the way back, was just an unreal moment,” Kristen said. Kristen and Rob met a bar. What was supposed to be a night off with the guys, turned into a playful rescue mission that this firefighter did not plan for. “I went out to catch up with a friend over drinks when we were rudely interrupted by a group of gentlemen that decided to take over our table,” Kristen said. “After politely asking them to leave multiple times, I decided that I would need to get creative in convincing them to depart from our table, and that’s when I saw Rob across the room.” Kristen noticed Rob earlier not only because he was the tallest guy in the room, but also because he and his friends were having such a fun time. She made her way to his table, tapped him on the shoulder and asked, “Excuse me, would you mind doing me a favor?” After explaining their situation, Kristen convinced him to extinguish the situation. “She explained her situation and I was all for it. To me it sounded like a great game! So, I briefed one of the boys on the plan, and we made our move. It went through flawlessly. The guys promptly left their table.” The end of this little rescue mission was supposed to end the moment it was extinguished, but a fiery connection between them had started. The two ended up hanging out for the rest of night and have been together ever since. “Seven years later and multiple moves and trips between Canada and Australia, and here we are!” Kristen said. – continued on page 120


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V I D A M I A B Y TH E B EST H AWA II WED D IN G | MAG NOLI A WHI TE J E Z EV E N TS | SU- V EXP R ESSIO N S | B R EAT H E HAWAI I S OPH I A W I L S ON O F L A R SO N TA LEN T H AWA I' I

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In front of a show stopping arch piece arranged with peonies, garden roses, locally grown dahlias and lush greens, stands a love radiating in all its beauty— the love between Jaimie and Reece as they are announced as husband and wife. Reece holds Jaimie close in his arms and seals the deal with a passionate kiss. In this moment, the newlywed’s love outshines the sun on Halekulani’s Hau Terrace. Time stands still in this picturesque floral enchantment. Jaimie and Reece met at UH Manoa, where both were part of the student newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii. Reece was the features editor when Jaimie joined the newspaper team as a copy editor. “The desk I happened to get assigned to in the newsroom was directly across from Reece’s, so he was one of the first people I started talking to there,” Jaimie said. “When we first made plans to hang out, I tried getting out of it at the last minute by pretending to be sick,” Jaimie said. “But in the end, Reece drove from town to Mililani anyway and we had a good time over dinner. That was six years ago.” Shorten this quote, maybe: Reece was the features editor when Jaimie joined the newspaper team as a copy editor. As luck would have it, Jaimie’s assigned desk was right across from Reece’s and the two quickly became friends. “When we first made plans to hang out, I tried getting out of it at the last minute by pretending to be sick,” Jaimie said. “But in the end, Reece drove from town to Mililani anyway and we had a good time over dinner. That was six years ago.” Since their first “date,” Reece has always gone above and beyond for Jaimie, from the proposal to designing her wedding bouquet. “It was something he decided to do when we first started planning our wedding and it came out exactly how I wanted it to,” Jaimie said. “It made that day all the more special.” Reece’s great-grandparents established Beretania Florist 80-years-ago. Reece’s mother now owns the shop but everybody helps with the family business, including Reece and Jaimie. “Reece oversees sales and marketing. During busier holidays, the rest of the family pitches in too, including his dad, sister, brother, aunties, family friends and me,” Jaimie said. “So the flower shop is a really special place for us. We spend a lot of time there and both thoroughly enjoy it. Appropriately, it is also where Reece proposed.” After a long day at work, Jaimie wanted to go home and shower, but Reece had other plans. He insisted that Jaimie should take a look at a new window display that he created. “On my way there, the thought did cross my mind that maybe ‘this is it.’” Jaimie said. “We had talked about getting married a lot that year and when I asked Reece when it might happen, his answer was always ‘by the end of the year.’” On December 30, Jaimie got to the flower shop and Reece led her to the front, where she was greeted with a bouquet of flowers and rose petals spread out on the ground in the words, “marry me?” Jamie and Reece’s first look was a particularly special moment for the couple during their wedding. “It was something we both wanted to do so that if we emotionally lost it, we’d at least have some privacy,” Jaimie said. “I had also kept my dress hidden before the wedding, so I got to see Reece’s reaction when – continued on page 121

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In her white lace Gia gown, Kelsi delicately carried her train in her right hand and looked down at her glamorous shoes, as she took each step toward her groom. Ruy placed his hands in his pockets and his smile grew wider as he heard his bride’s shoes on the steps. Her heart raced and she could not help but smile as she saw Ruy anxiously waiting at the bottom of the stairs. Kelsi tapped his shoulder and Ruy turned around. This was just the first of many special moments on their big day. Little did they know, the summer of 2012 in Boston, would be the start of their forever.

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Kelsi was back in Boston, Massachusetts for a month to do research to improve her medical school application. To celebrate her return to Boston, her friends from college decided to go out that Friday night. Kelsi and her friends were planning on going to a club in Cambridge, but when they got there, the line was ridiculously long. As they were deciding on where to go next, they noticed a bar across the street. It was at Moksa, where Kelsi and Ruy would meet for the very first time.

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“At the end of night, liquid courage led me to make my way to the other end of the bar where Ruy was to tell him that he was really cute,” Kelsi said. “He looked up at me, sweaty and with an aunty tita bun and said ‘Really?’ He handed me his iPhone across the bar to put my phone number in.” At the time, Kelsi did not have an iPhone and was unsure how to put her number in his phone, so one of her friends helped her out. “I clearly did not know what I was doing, my friend put my name in his phone as ‘Hawaiian Kelsi.’ A fact I would not find out till much later in our relationship,” Kelsi said. Being born and raised in Hawaii, Hawaii is and has always been the end point for Kelsi. She has been away from home for almost 10 years, going to school and trying to become a doctor. “When Ruy and I first started to get serious, I jokingly told him if he was not okay with moving to Hawaii in the future, it was not going to work between us,” Kelsi said. “I was born and raised in Honolulu and it is where my family and closest friends are.” When the couple was back on Oahu in June 2016 for a friend’s wedding, Ruy proposed. With the help of Kelsi’s mom, they found her the perfect ring and planned the proposal. “Every time I go home we always have a family beach day at Ala Moana Beach Park. Once we got our belongings settled at the park, Ruy asked if we could walk our puppy around Magic Island since he had not seen it before,” Kelsi said. “When we got to the point of Magic Island, he asked me if I was happy and I said yes. Then he got down on his knee and pulled out the most beautiful ring I ever saw and asked if I would marry him.” Kelsi was completely surprised. She could not hold back her tears of joy and enthusiastically said yes to the love of her life. – continued on page 122

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The couple chose quite the special spot to gather close friends and family for the intimate exchange. West Oahu’s iconic shoreline provided the perfect paradise backdrop for the couple, including a beautiful oceanfront view.

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Their relationship may have started in the Caribbean, but Kathrin and Ralf decided on a different tropical locale for their wedding. The cabin attendant and pilot met 22 years ago during a stopover visit to the region. As their relationship grew over the years, there was no hesitation when it came to solidifying their commitment to each other. Kathrin and Ralf may not have set a wedding date in the past, but they always discussed their honeymoon destination. “We just decided to get married together,” said Kathrin. “There was no real proposal, we do everything together.” There was no fuss or big planned gesture. The two simply decided together it was time. Deciding on the details were just as easy. “We always said, should we ever get married, we want to spend our honeymoon in Hawaii,” said Kathrin. “And then we thought, why don’t we get married there, it makes the wedding even more special.” The couple chose quite the special spot to gather close friends and family for the intimate exchange. West Oahu’s iconic shoreline provided the perfect paradise backdrop for the couple, including a beautiful oceanfront view. Kathrin and Ralf opted for a memorable exchange of vows with a magical twist. The bride and groom discovered a number of different venue options at Aulani, A Disney Resort, from a lush – continued on page 123

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Island Romance AYAK A MASUDA

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Under strings of café lights, were long rectangular tables adorned with mini tropical floral arrangements on top of a pineapples, matching Ayaka’s bouquet. She glided in her white sweetheart, beaded neckline wedding gown, with a loose braided pony tail delicately sitting on her right shoulder, crowned with a simple pink peony and angel breath haku. She lifted her eyes up from the ground and smiled at her future husband waiting at the altar in his light grey suit, shoulders adorned with a luscious green maile lei. Reid’s eyes were closed and when the music cued for Ayaka to walk down the aisle, he finally opened his eyes. Immediately, his face lit up as he saw the love of his life coming toward him in her wedding gown. His eyes locked onto Ayaka and he bashfully smiled.

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“He did not know anything about my dress and when he first saw me walk down the aisle, he smiled,” Ayaka said. “We both agreed that this was the most special moment for the both of us.” Their love story started in Japan. Ayaka and Reid met in Tokyo while going to college. “I went to Bunkyo Gakuin University and Reid went to Sophia University. We met when we used to work part-time together when we were students,” Ayaka said. “We started hanging out a lot after work. He was shy and I did not get the hint at first, so this went on for a few months. Finally, I realized he liked me and it kind of naturally progressed from there.” Prior to their destination wedding, Ayaka and Reid were legally married in Japan. The proposal was simple and romantic. “Reid was on his knee with a ring and flower when we went to submit the marriage form to the city office in Japan,” Ayaka said. “We did not have a ceremony in Japan. We had our wedding and reception in Hawaii with close friends and family.” Having a destination wedding in Hawaii, was an easy decision for the couple. Hawaii is one of the most special places to Ayaka. “We always planned to have our wedding in Hawaii. I have visited every year since I was a little kid and it is a hometown to my loved one,” Ayaka said. “Reid is from Hilo, Hawaii.” The newlyweds decided to have their wedding on Oahu because it was easier for family and friends to travel from Japan. The next step was choosing their venue. As they were looking through venues on Oahu online, Ayaka said they immediately fell in love with Queen Emma’s Summer Palace. – continued on page 124

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SOMETHING BLUE Featuring the timeless works of Harry Winston

A girl’s best friend during her wedding day is her jewelry. Your bridal look is not quite complete without a little glitz and sparkle. Accessorizing not only enhances your natural beauty, it is your moment to personalize and define who you are as a woman and as a bride. The beauty of jewelry is its ability in being both simple and lavish. Need something blue? Accessorize your look with a sapphire necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Need a little more sparkle? Diamonds are the look for you. Wanting a simpler, chic look? Complete your bridal look with pearls. From something old, something blue, to something new, there is something timeless for every bride.

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– A C HA N C E AT LOV E – continued from page 49

Before they knew it, the details were set and they were sending each guest a custom leather luggage tag invitation, setting the bar for what was to come on the big day. Preparation for the day started early. An Oahu-based florist, delivered flowers to the hotel, providing accents of lavender, mauve, and dusty pink helping to transform the ceremony and reception site into a luxurious setting. Upstairs, the groom laid out his custom made suit flown in from Shanghai, while the bride prepared her Atelier Pronovias gown. From start to finish, Derek Wong Photography and Seeking films captured every moment. “I remember seeing my beautiful mom get her makeup done next to me,” said Betty. Our makeup artists worked their magic and before the bride and bridal party knew it, they were ready to walk the aisle. Betty took one last look in the mirror, and headed out the door to meet her future husband. “I remember being so nervous and holding Ann’s (best friend and maid of honor) hands,” said Betty. When the Bride arrived at the ceremony site, she spotted The Kahala Hotel’s iconic white gazebo. The gazebo’s white pillars were adorned with Betty’s favorite roses, giving the gazebo an elegant pop of color. Behind it, a beautiful ocean backdrop. Down the aisle stood David smiling as she walked closer. “The most special moment of all was of course walking down the aisle with my father and seeing David, my family, and closest friends waiting for me,” said Betty. The Kahala Resort and Hotel not only served as the ceremony site, but also the reception. Each table in the ballroom was lined with the perfect blend of accentuating colors from an amazing wedding linen company. And as an added treat, guests found sweet favors at each setting from the Honolulu Cookie Company. Once everyone was seated, it was time to dine. The couple wanted to make sure each guest had the chance to indulge in their carefully selected dishes that was catered by the hotel. “There was steak, lobster, foie gras, poke,” remembers Betty. “I had to make sure everyone left Hawaii happy and fat.” Just in case the sweet creations from the hotel weren’t enough, Betty and David also chose a tiered cake work of art from Cake Works, which not only caught the eyes of their guests, but tantalized their taste buds as well. Y

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– LOVE FI LLS TH E A I R – continued from page 60

Rob had been planning a proposal for a while, but everything fell into place once he knew that they were going to Coachella. “It’s a special place for the both of us having been there separately before,” Rob said. He had always wanted to design a ring with Kristen, because he knew they could create something special. However, having decided to propose in Palm Springs, he ended up shopping for what he considered a wedding band to be used just for the proposal. While he was mentally and physically ready for the proposal, he knew the right thing to do was to ask Kristen’s dad for permission. During their trip to Palm Springs, Rob made the time to meet her dad in Phoenix. “I had a couple of minutes alone with him while we were packing the car and he immediately gave me the all clear,” Rob said. His original plan was to propose during a sunrise hike, but after a couple of late nights out and late mornings in, Rob and Kristen decided to do a hike later in the day, up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. After hiking for a short time, Rob found the perfect place up on a cluster of boulders that overlooked the valley. While Kristen was busy contemplating about how she was going to climb down from the boulders, Rob got down on one knee. “The next thing I know, I am crying and we are laughing with excitement,” Kristen said. “I was even weaker in the knees than before.” Hawaii was the perfect destination for their wedding because it was a place that both their families, traveling from the east coast of Australia and multiple cities in Canada, could fly directly to. It was also paradise ⎯ a stress-free, beautiful, and relaxing place for everyone. Kristen and Rob’s ceremony and reception were held at the Turtle Bay Resort. “We wanted to be outside of Waikiki and loved the idea of the more relaxed island vibe from North Shore,” Rob and Kristen said. The newlyweds matched Hawaii’s natural island beauty, with a green floral chandelier that hung from the center of a clear canopy, strung with café lights. The chandelier added the perfect touch to their boho-garden themed wedding. Under it, the newlyweds and their guests danced to music played by the Island Kings Band all night long. “They even threw in a little ‘Down under’ by Men at Work to finish the night off and the crowd went wild!” Rob said. What meant the most to Kristen and Rob was this exact moment; having all of their friends and family in one room. Kris Labang Photography

“Our friends and family are very important to us. It was very special that we all got the opportunity to be together for our wedding. Even Rob’s 90-year-old grandma made it! That was something very special to us,” Kristen said. What was supposed to be a bar table rescue mission, turned into a forever partner. Hawaii may have brought their families together for their wedding day, but Kristen and Rob’s fire keeps on burning beyond their ceremony and reception. Y

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– FLO RA L EN C HA N T M E N T – continued from page 84

he turned around to see me in it.” During their first look moment, it was everything she hoped it would be. Reece could not help but smile at Jamie when he saw her in the white, strapless Pronovias wedding gown. By keeping the dress a secret, Jamie was able to see Reece’s immediate reaction. The mystery and surprise made the moment even more spectacular. “[It was] worth it,” she said. Rather than focusing on a theme for their wedding, they focused on what they knew best⎯ flowers. Beautiful floral arrangements marked each table along with matching flower-themed stationary. The ceremonial arch was filled with dainty pink peonies, hydrangea and locally-grown dahlia. The couple even filled glass jars with their own rose-scented potpourri for the favors and the wedding cake was adorned with minimal flowers and lush greenery. “Reece’s mom oversaw the design of our wedding flowers and everything came out absolutely gorgeous,” Jaimie said. Reece’s mom also made their show-stopping ceremonial arch. “It was everything we wanted and really made our ceremony special and so pretty,” Jaimie said. Kamele Eskaran of Pueo Projects designed their pink and green watercolored save-the-dates and wedding invitations. “She first began with watercolors of flowers with the colors we had in mind before tying it all together in a suite of materials,” Jaimie said. The couple loved the design so much that they incorporated Eskran’s design to their table cards, menus and signage. “Kamele [Eskran] also handpainted the ‘welcome’ sign we had set up near the check-in table,” Jaimie said. The sign boasted lush greens and [insert specific flowers here] to add to the floral enchantment. From the start of their wedding planning process, Jaimie knew she wanted two special elements at their wedding, a photo backdrop and a boutonniere bar. Jaimie and Reece worked together in creating their locally grown monstera photo backdrop. “It was a fun weddingrelated task to complete together and came out exactly as I had hoped it would,” Jaimie said. “We had a polaroid camera set up next to it and guests were invited to take photos. We let them keep whatever they wanted to, but asked that they put one in a photo album, along with a message to me and Reece.” Getting married in Hawaii was an easy decision for the couple because was their home. “It’s where we both were raised and where a majority of our family members and friends reside,” Jaimie said. Being able to celebrate together and to share their wedding day with their loved ones surrounded by their love, was truly an unforgettable day. Y

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– H OM E I S WH E R E TH E H E A RT I S – continued from page 95

“When we got back, my family was waiting with tears and bubbly. He knew how important my family was to me and I loved that he asked me with my family there,” Kelsi said. Hawaii is more than just a location to Kelsi. Hawaii is home to her favorite beaches and truly where her heart is. Getting married in Hawaii, was an easy decision. “Ruy was born and raised between Nicaragua and Florida with family scattered among many different states. He is very close to his family, but has been nomadic throughout his life,” Kelsi said. “His family and friends were all extremely excited to make their way to Hawaii to celebrate our love. I know it meant the world to him that they made it from so far.” Kelsi and Ruy had a total of 91 out of town guests from all over the world, attend their wedding at Ko Olina Ocean Gardens. The sun was shining and the weather was perfect for their Hawaiian beachy and chic wedding. Kelsi’s bridesmaids stood next to her in yellow floral dresses, holding a luscious yellow rose and green bouquet, while Ruy’s groomsmen stood by him in collared white long sleeve shirts, khaki pants, matching seafoam colored Nike shoes, and long maile leis around their necks. Under their white tent ceremony, their guests relaxed at white linen tables, detailed with burlap and large sunflower floral arrangements. The newlyweds danced their first dance as husband and wife, Kelsi’s dress was perfect for showing off her moves. To Ruy’s surprise, Kelsi planned a special hula dance for her husband. “I was told to sit down in a chair on the dance floor and I was thinking, I am not sure what part of the program this is,” Ruy said. “Then Kelsi came out with flowers around her head and ankles and performed for me. It truly took my breath away.” Being from Hawaii, Kelsi knew she had to take advantage of the beautiful sunset for their pictures. Standing with Ruy taking sunset photos was a moment that Kelsi will cherish forever. “Ruy and I were standing on the rocks in a bed of seaweed. The water was warm and the seaweed under our feet was so soft,” Kelsi said. “The sky was like cotton candy and for a moment, I forgot we were taking photos. It just felt so perfectly us, alone. I was staring into the eyes of my soul mate in one of the most beautiful places on earth, with all of our closest friends and family.” After Kelsi graduates from medical school in Portland, Oregon, the couple plans on moving back to Hawaii. “Ruy and I plan to move back for my residency and start a family somewhere close to the beach. A place where both of our hearts are,” Kelsi said. Y

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– FAIT H, LOV E A N D PI X I E DU S T – continued from page 1110

green tropical setting to a beautiful blue Pacific Ocean backdrop. The resort and spa even offered full service wedding planning options. The hotel’s wedding coordinator, Rei Matoba, took care of a number of details for the couple, including the menu, linens, decor, and even the ceremony and reception entertainment.

FLOWERGIRLS FLORAL DESIGN

The couple wanted to keep things casual with a light beachy feel. They requested a specific dress code for their guests: men in Hawaiian shirts and white pants and women in all white.

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“We wanted it to look and feel casual and beachy,” said Kathrin. “Everybody looked amazing.” Each guest found their seats, looking out towards the award winning Ko Olina lagoon. Ralf waited with anticipation at the end of the aisle. With a few strums of the ukulele, Kathrin started her walk down the aisle. The breeze caught each layer of her Vera Mont dress, as if she was floating towards her groom. Photographer Chrissy Lambert captured each step, glance, and gaze up until the exchange of vows. The newlywed couple even got a special visit from Disney’s iconic pair, Mickey and Minnie. Surely an added perk for choosing the Aulani, A Disney Resort. Once the couple sealed their promise with a kiss, guests made their way to the reception area just steps away. Beautiful florals from a local florist lined the tables. But it wasn’t the tropical flowers or roses that lined the white linens, rather it was pieces of driftwood, seashells, and starfish adding to the couple’s beach themed wedding and venue. As each person took their seat, they got a glimpse of the dinner menu prepared by Aulani’s talented chefs. There was even a unique sweet treat placed on each of the settings. “We didn´t have a cake; it is not such a big tradition in Germany,” said Kathrin. “We had Mickey and Minnie shaped macarons.” The bride and groom found their places at the center of the table. And as everyone finally settled into their seats and sipped on their drinks, they were treated to a beautiful Hawaiian sunset. From sunny skies to evolving tones of blue, pink, and orange, dusk set in and dinner service began. Now set under the Hawaiian night sky, Kathrin and Ralf continued their celebration of vows with loved ones. Quite the end to an enchanted exchange of vows. “Everything was just perfect,” said Kathrin. Y

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– I S L A ND ROM A NCE – continued from page 116

“We found Queen Emma’s Summer Palace online and loved it. I wanted to share the beautiful historical place with the people we love,” Ayaka said. With the help of Couture Weddings Hawaii, Ayaka and Reid’s “island nature” themed wedding was perfect. Ayaka, Reid, and their guests celebrated their love under a clear blue Hawaiian sky. Ayaka and Reid stood in front of a simple white sheered, elegant altar adorned with a green protea floral arrangement on each pillar. Created by Spinning WEB Floral Design & Services, the protea floral arrangements were very similar to Ayaka’s extravagant tropical wedding bouquet. Inside the venue, Queen Emma’s Summer Palace was transformed into their wedding reception. Under strings of café lights, were long rectangular tables adorned with mini tropical floral arrangements on top of a pineapples, matching Ayaka’s bouquet. In the middle of the table stood glass vase, where a blossomed pink flower floated at the bottom under a white candle. Each vase was placed in the center of a greenery arrangement detailed with a yellow orchid. Placed in front of each guest was a customized pineapple cork coaster that said, “You are the Pineapple of my Eye,” a tooth pick box that said, “You are my best pick,” a Big Island Candies box to share a piece of where Reid is from, and a bottle of water with a customized label that said, “Mahalo from the bottom of our heart. Ayaka and Reid. Shoots den!” Additionally, guests enjoyed a photo booth and a candy buffet. “For our photo booth, we set the props and asked our guests to hashtag ‘shoots0320’ when they posted photos from our wedding,” Ayaka said. “We had a candy buffet that had mini malasadas, mini cupcakes, and other candies. They were all so cute, all of our guests loved it!” As the day turned to night, Ayaka and Reid’s wedding party was just getting started. The couple danced their first dance as husband and wife on the white dance floor under the café lights. As Reid twirled his wife around, his eyes never left Ayaka’s. She smiled, laughed, and glowed as her husband held her close in his arms. As the song was coming to an end, the couple surprised their guests with a routine. Reid swung his bride around and finished with a graceful dip. Emotions ran higher during the best man and maid of honor speeches. The maid of honor and best man’s speeches were a special moment for Ayaka and Reid. Ayaka smiled and giggled, as she dabbed her eyes during the maid of honor speech. Reid grinned and laughed during the entire best man speech. At the end of the speeches, all of their guests stood up from their chairs, with glasses in their hands, and cheered to the newlyweds. As soon as the dance floor opened up and music started playing, Ayaka, Reid, and their guests started showing off their moves. High fives, laughter, clapping, smiling, and singing filled the dance floor as “Y.M.C.A.” played. “We wanted our guests to see the view from Queen Emma’s Summer Palace and to have a time of their lives that they had not experienced before,” Ayaka said. As Ayaka and Reid danced along with their family and friends, it was then that they knew this was exactly how they pictured their wedding day. Y

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PREMIER WEDDING SPECIALISTS VENUE

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53 BY THE SEA

THE AKALA CHAPEL

ALOHA ARTISANS

For the person who expects excellence. Enjoy the freshest ingredients, local produce, seafood and meats all combined with great care and balance to create the centerpiece of the fine dining experience.

Ascend a landscaped stairway amid tranquil waterfalls to an airy second-story chapel with floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy the intimacy of our wedding boutique, where bride and groom can meet privately with their wedding coordinator. Or opt for the adjacent wedding gazebo for a pictureperfect wedding venue.

Aloha Artisans specializes in personalizing wedding & events, by offering the most unique décor items you can find on all of the Hawaiian Islands. With a focus on staying of the trends, Aloha Artisans promises to bring each and every client something special and designed just for them.

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(808) 942-2353 Serving Oahu

VENUE

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ANGEL GARDEN

ANNA KIM PHOTOGRAPHY

Angel Garden oceanfront estate provides couples with a chance to create their dream wedding day. This elegant private home is a dynamic indoor/outdoor space with a modern take on island decor. The versatile estate can be customized and arranged to meet your needs..

Anna Kim Photography connects with people using gorgeous light, different angles and creative composition to capture moments filled with honest emotion and beauty.

HAIR & MAKEUP

ALISON HAYASHI KISS&MAKEUP Happiness is........nice brows.

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FLORIST

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ARIA STUDIOS

ASA FLOWERS

ARIA Studios is a destination cinema and photography company always on the hunt for a great story.

Custom floral design studio specializing in weddings and special events.

(808) 249-8845 www.asaflowers.com Serving Maui

(808) 734-9994 www.ariastudios.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

BELLA WEDDINGS & EVENTS With passion, attention to detail, and personalized service, Bella Weddings & Events hopes to always exceed their client's expectations. The ultimate goal is to help create the experience of a lifetime for you and your guests.

(808) 728-8804 www.bellaweddingsandevents.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

VENUE

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THE BEST HAWAII WEDDING Our team of wedding designers will plan, coordinate and direct weddings at the most beautiful wedding chapels on the island to create your dream wedding. We can also provide these services for the reception and pre/post-wedding activities for the guests.

(808) 829-1423 www.thebesthawaiiwedding.com Serving Oahu

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WEDDING CAKE

BREATHE

A CAKE LIFE

We believe that all have been graced with a lovely appearance. It is our mission to enhance & execute your vision for your personal look & style on your special day or event. Leaving you looking and feeling beautiful inside & out!

Every cake we create is unique and a product of our clients’ vision coupled with our creativity. We pride ourselves on customizing each cake to give you a delicious work of art. Remember, there’s no life like A Cake Life!.

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PREMIER WEDDING SPECIALISTS WEDDING CAKE

PHOTOGRAPHER

CAKE WORKS Custom Wedding and Specialty Cakes, specializing in local flavors with a contemporary flair. Formerly known as Mary Catherine’s Bakery.

PHOTOGRAPHER

CHRISSY LAMBERT PHOTOGRAPHY

COUTURE WEDDINGS HAWAII

Photojournalistic style with a contemporary flair.

Couture Weddings Hawaii is a Wedding Coordination Service, focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction.

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WEDDING CAKE

DAVE MIYAMOTO & CO. Leading the pack as a multi-award-winning photography, Dave Miyamoto possesses the exceptional ability of capturing the emotion and fleeting moments so true of a wedding.

(808) 741-8757 www.coutureweddingshawaii.net Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

PHOTOGRAPHER

DEE LITE / SAINT GERMAIN BAKERY

DEREK WONG PHOTOGRAPHY

Create your own cake for your special day. Open Daily 5-9.

Attention to detail, commitment to quality, and his talent for capturing moving images - images that are once spontaneous and elegant, authentic and timeless, poignant and classically beautiful.

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HAIR & MAKEUP

FLORIST

FLORIST

FACE ART BEAUTY

FLORAL INSPIRATION

We are a collaborative team of talented professional makeup artist & hairstylist located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Face Art Beauty's friendly artisans have refined their skills to cater all or most unique situations. They pride themselves in being a company that is up to date with the current trends, but still leave you looking timeless.

By appointment only.

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FLOWERGIRLS FLORAL DESIGN “For the Bride who desires anything but, a typical wedding”

(808) 387-0286 www.flowergirlshawaii.com Serving Oahu

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VENUE

EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI

HBG WEDDING STYLE SIGNATURE EVENTS

Luxuriously re-imagined following a multimillion dollar transformation, Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i offers guests a sophisticated, yet relaxed escape on their own 90,000acre secluded Hawaiian Island just nine miles from Maui.

As Hawaii’s premier wedding publication, HBG Wedding Style has been creating beautiful wedding ideas for years. Let them create the an editorial worthy wedding of your dreams.

(808) 428-1596 www.hawaiibride.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

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VENUE

HANALANI CHAPEL Nestled in a lush tropical oasis, a charming Victorian chapel sits at the water’s edge. The verdant garden setting is home to some of Hawaii’s most exquisite tropical flowers surrounded by rolling green landscape. The versatile grounds can comfortably accommodate a large outdoor celebration or an intimate chapel wedding.

(808) 829-1423 www.thebesthawaiiwedding.com Serving Oahu


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PREMIER WEDDING SPECIALISTS JEWELRY

VENUE

HARRY WINSTON Rare jewels of the world.

(808) 791-4000 (808) 931-6900 www.harrywinston.com Serving Oahu

C O O R D I N ATO R

HAWAII EXQUISITE ESTATES

HOUSE OF HEART STUDIO BY RMP

Exclusive private locations for your wedding or special event.

House of Heart Studio, a one-stop, fullservice wedding shop, combines 20+ years of Experience with a lot of Heart to bring you the most amazing and unforgettable event of your life. If you can dream it, we can create it.

(808) 829-1423 www.hawaiiexquisiteestates.com Serving Oahu

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

HAIR & MAKEUP

IMF VISIONS

ISLAND CLUB & SPA

JACQUE ROJAS

An award winning video, photo & audio visual company.

Honolulu’s luxury fitness & rejuvenation destination.

In Salon or On Location. TV/Print/Video/ Beauty

(808) 392-4012 www.imfvisions.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

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JEWELRY

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(808) 955-5600 www.jacquerojas.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

VENUE

JADE BY NIKOLAI

JEZ EVENTS

KAHILI GOLF COURSE

Specializing in 9 natural colors of jadeite. Customize for bridal, push gifts, anniversary, blessings & happy gifts. Sold exclusively in Hildgund stores.

Our services include full wedding planning/ coordination or the day-of coordination. We also offer event & floral designs. Free consultation! We service all islands!

(808) 523-1123 www.hildgund.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

(808) 469-2005 www.jezevents.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

A traditional wedding gazebo is nestled at the top of the Kahili Golf Course. Its views are amazing with Haleakala and the south shore as its backdrop. Nearby, there is a romantic bridge that overpass a running stream of water that rushes down into a grand waterfall, just below.

(808) 243-1025 www.mauibanquets.com Serving Maui

VENUE

PHOTOGRAPHER

THE KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB

KRIS LABANG PHOTOGRAPHY

A Wedding Venue Fit For Royalty. Located in Waikapu, the heart of Maui.

Kris’ professionalism, style, and fun loving personality are just a few of the many reasons why Kris Labang Photography stands out from the crowd.

(808) 243-1025 www.mauibanquets.com Serving Maui

(808) 888-9344 www.krislabang.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

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CHAIR COVERS & LINENS

LES SAISONS Naomi Lee, couture linen designer, combines the finest quality of specialty linen and chair covers in Hawaii with professional personal service.

(808) 636-1704 www.les-saisons.net Serving Oahu


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HEALTH & BEAUTY

MAGNOLIA WHITE HAWAII

MAKANA ESTHETICS WELLNESS ACADEMY

MAGNOLIA WHITE Couture Bridal Salon carries gowns and accessories exclusively from world renowned designers including Galia Lahav, Delphine Manivet, Rue de Seine, David Fielden, Emmy London, and more. Please call for an appointment. .

(808) 800-3088 www.magnolia-white.com Serving Oahu

VENUE

Home to one of the largest luxury ballroom on Oahu, The Modern Honolulu boasts grand event rooms and an array of sophisticated and stylish venues for weddings, bridal luncheons and other special events.

(808) 591-6090 www.makanaacademy.com Serving Oahu

(855) 553-4991 www.themodernhonolulu.com Serving Oahu

C O O R D I N ATO R

NA AINA KAI BOTANICAL GARDENS

Panoramic ocean views and lush gardens present the perfect canvas for your wedding memories, whether you are making your first promise or renewing your last one..

Countless magical moments await you at Na ‘Aina Kai. Come Experience the many moods of this botanical paradise tucked on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii’s exquisite Garden Isle. Here, natural treasures awaken your senses. And tropical wonders never cease.

(808) 662-6600 www.montagehotels.com Serving Maui

THE MODERN HONOLULU

Luxury Spa Services at Affordable Prices. Customize your day with us. Bridal Showers, Ladies Luncheon, Birthday Celebrations, Employee Appreciation.

VENUE

MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY

VENUE

NEU EVENTS We bring our love, enthusiasm, and years of experience to make your wedding or event a perfect one. Experience our passion for your happily ever after.

(808) 524-5331 www.neuevents.com Serving Oahu

www.naainakai.org Serving Kauai

HEALTH & BEAUTY

VENUE

OLA TROPICAL APOTHECARY

VENUE

PARADISE COVE Experience the tropic splendor and timeless beauty of one of the world’s most perfect island settings. Paradise Cove, a private Hawaiian beachfront estate with spectacular ocean sunsets is the perfect setting for your wedding.

Skin, Body, Spa. From this Land of Aloha. Available at Hawaii’s finest resorts.

www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

(808) 842-7911 www.paradisecove.com Serving Oahu

EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

PHOTO BOOTH

PERFECTION INTERNATIONAL A full-service event planning and production company. We are based on the island of Oahu and service all Hawaiian Islands,

(808) 779-9910 www.perfectioninternational.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

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PARADISE COVE CRYSTAL CHAPEL The Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel is perched on Ko ‘Olina’s stunning oceanfront property and is just seconds away from the water. This chapel was designed for brides that want a fairytale princess experience, with a touch of island class and romance.

(808) 829-1423 www.thebesthawaiiwedding.com Serving Oahu

VENUE

THE PHOTO BUS

POMAIKAI BALLROOMS

The Photo Booth your guests can't stop talking about. High quality camera. Unlimited prints. Handmade props. Custom design. No Timer.

The elegant decor of the ballroom is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions - a perfect location for making dreams come true.

www.thephotobusoahu.com Serving Oahu

(808) 369-8600 www.pomaikaiballrooms.com Serving Oahu

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PREMIER WEDDING SPECIALISTS PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER

WEDDING RESOURCE

PURE MEDIA HAWAII

ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER

Pure Media Hawaii was formed on the foundation of finding and exploring through our cameras the uncommon perspectives that so often slip by unnoticed. Taking pride in being different, that is what sets our work apart in our minds..

Find fabulous jewelry at: Cartier, Harry Winston, Omega Boutique, Island Fine Jewelry, Koa Nani, Kobe Jewelry, Laki Hawaiian Designs, Olivia Hawaiian Jewelry, Silver Lanis.

(808) 922-2299 www.royalhawaiiancenter.com Serving Oahu

(808) 347-0404 www.puremediahawaii.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

VENUE

SARAH JUAL PHOTOGRAPHY Fueled by passion for capturing amazing, madly-in-love couples, and creating artistic editorials has led Sarah Jual to the portrait and wedding photographer she is today. By focusing on the connection between the couple, Sarah Jual captures the most memorable moments.

www.sarahjual.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER

STARWOOD HOTELS HAWAII

SEEKING FILMS Taking to heart the values and commitment of craftsmanship, Seeking Films believes in the journey of the creative process as much as the end. In cultivating relationships and in our quiet moments of inspiration, Seeking Films are always determined to become better at who they are.

Smile. Look captivating. And leave the rest to us. Our professional catering staff and award-winning chefs create incredibly romantic moments - so you can live them.

www.starwoodhawaii.com/weddings Serving Oahu

www.seekingfilms.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

VENUE

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER

THE STEEPLE HOUSE

STORYLITE STUDIOS

The Steeple House at Kapalua is Maui's premier venue for weddings, social events, and corporate functions. Located in beautiful Kapalua in West Maui, this historic location has been updated with every modern amenity. We look forward to sharing Aloha and memories with you!

A visual creator specializing in the art of photography and cinematography.

www.storylitestudios.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

FLORIST

THE SPINNING WEB FLORIST Spinning WEB’s purpose is to help brides and grooms achieve the wedding of their dreams. With a goal to provide the best service, freshest flowers, and most innovative design that fit any style, Spinning WEB is ready to achieve wedding needs.

www.spinningwebflorist.com Serving Oahu

PHOTOGRAPHER

STUDIO 3511 PHOTOGRAPHY Studio 3511 Photography is a fine art and creative photographer. Just named one of the top 25 best photographers in Honolulu!

(808) 779-7855 www.studio3511.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

www.steeplehousemaui.com Serving Maui

FLORIST

C O O R D I N ATO R

PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER

SU-V EXPRESSIONS

SUMMER HOUSE

VIVIDFOTOS

Consultations by appointment only. Tues-Fri 9-5:30

SUMMER HOUSE is a full-service wedding planning and production company with a design studio in Honolulu, Hawaii..

Photography and cinematography allows Vividfotos to share all the things they love about weddings through their eyes.

hello@summerhousehawaii.com www.summerhousehawaii.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

(808) 321-2839 www.vividfotos.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

(808) 372-3644 www.flowersbysuvexpressions.com Serving Oahu

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PREMIER WEDDING SPECIALISTS FLORIST

EVENT

VENUE

WATANABE FLORAL

WEDDING WEEK HAWAII

WHITE BEACH CHAPEL

Serving Hawaii since 1945. Voted Hawaii’s Best Florists 7 years running! Over 100 years of award winning design experience to help make your wedding day dreams come true.

February 16-23, 2018

The intimate chapel frames a sparkling panoramic ocean view and is rich with custom details. Romantic and whimsical, the space features vintage French-inspired decor set in the unparalleled tropical beauty of Hawaii.

(808) 832-9360 www.watanabefloral.com Serving Big Island, Oahu,

www.weddingweekhawaii.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

An interactive wedding resource event devoted to exploring all facets of planning a Hawaii wedding.

C O O R D I N ATO R

(808) 829-1423 www.thebesthawaiiwedding.com Serving Oahu

VENUE

WHITE ORCHID WEDDING

B R I DA L S A L O N

THE WILLOWS RESTAURANT

Let us dazzle you with the ‘WOW’ factor that only White Orchid Wedding is known for! Our attention to detail is unsurpassed and the creation of unique custom island weddings our passion.

WHITEHOT HAWAII Bridal doesn’t have to be boring! WhiteHOT Hawaii is a brand new bridal salon that specializes in fashion-forward bridal gowns and special occasion wear.

Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions.

(808) 952-9200 www.willowshawaii.com Serving Oahu

(800) 240-9336 www.whiteorchidwedding.com Serving Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai

(808) 744-5602 www.whitehothawaii.com Serving Oahu

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