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“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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