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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.

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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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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...