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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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Hawaii Bride & Groom Wedding Style - Winter/Spring 2017  

Issue 53. “Vintage Hawaiian Glam” Tropical Botanical Beauties - Modern bridal accessories. Love On The Vida Mia - A romantic ocean wedding...

Hawaii Bride & Groom Wedding Style - Winter/Spring 2017  

Issue 53. “Vintage Hawaiian Glam” Tropical Botanical Beauties - Modern bridal accessories. Love On The Vida Mia - A romantic ocean wedding...