Posts tagged Oahu Wedding
Moody . Tropical . Dance Party

The first time I ever chatted with this darling bride, I was so nervous. I had never had another wedding planner consider me for their wedding day and I knew if I got this job, it would be the ultimate compliment! Needless to say, I got the job and I am so glad I did. Not only was it a huge compliment, but this couple was a dream to work with. The bride's vision for this wedding was so much fun. The overall look was a blend of burgundies, ivory, lush greenery and gold pineapples. I had the pleasure of designing the florals and they turned out to be some of my all time favorites. The ceremony took place on Secret Island which the guests accessed by a private catamaran ride. Dinner began with a gorgeous cheese board at each table. The brides father hand crafted each cutting board which were later gifted to the wedding party. After dinner, guests danced the night away only to take momentary breaks for the gelato that was served instead of wedding cake. My only regret with this wedding is that I didn't get to work with this couple longer!

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Fresh . Sophisticated . Kid Friendly Wedding

I always feel like the luckiest wedding planner on the island when the most darling brides-to-be reach out to me via the internet and we form an instant connection. This was absolutely the case with this charming bride. From the start we had a mutual vision of fun yet sophisticated event. We chose a lush venue with an amazing caterer. The food was served family style, giving all guests an opportunity to share and get to know each other over dinner. After dinner, the bride surprised the groom with a hula she had been secretly learning for months. The night ended with the most thoughtful breakfast in a box favors for the guests to take home.

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QUIRKY . CHINATOWN . DINNER PARTY

This incredibly fun couple hired me two months before their wedding date and we were so impressed with what we were able to put together! They had a dream of doing a super quirky Grand Budapest Hotel inspired fete. They also really loved the idea of having their wedding at one of their favorite restaurants, Pig and The Lady, in Honolulu's Chinatown district. The combination of all these random elements was so much fun to work with. Some of our favorite parts of the wedding were when all the children invited to the wedding sang to the bride and groom as they walked down the aisle together. We also had a ton of fun making homemade marshmallows to go inside the Mendel's inspired pink favor boxes. Lastly, instead of an MC, we decided to have cue cards held up for the audience to announce the toasts and the cake cutting. We love when our clients want to break from tradition. It gives us so many opportunities to think outside the box and come up with some of our absolute favorite weddings.

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GREEN . WHIMSICAL . LOVE FEST

It is not every day that I get to work with clients who share my eclectic and bohemian style. It was so much fun to challenge the traditional with every part of this wedding. The couple chose Waimea Valley as their venue for the lush botanical gardens and their dedication to keeping the grounds a nature preserve. They worked with the on-site caterer to create a menu that featured all local and organic ingredients. The bride wanted to include as many had crafted elements as possible. All of the couple's friends and family (and us at Love Letter Weddings) pitched in to make the invitations, photo booth, centerpieces, escort cards, signage and bunting. My all time favorite was the toy animals the bride collected and spray painted gold for the guest favors. Each one had a satchel tied to its back with local Hawaiian candies inside. She told me that she wanted her guests to leave laughing. Between the DIY decorations and the musical talent of so many of the couple's friends you could truly feel the love in the air all night long!

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