Shanon and Marc brought rustic beauty to the West side of Oahu. Inspired by Italy countryside, their wedding was warm, relaxed, rustic, yet refined. Besides all the gorgeous details, I love that Shanon and Marc named each of their guest table after an ‘ingredient’ to a great marriage: tenderness, kindness, love… it was the sweetest thing! One of my favorite design piece has got to be the new wrought iron chandeliers that were brought in specifically for this wedding. These chandeliers are available to be rented through Yvonne Design / Mood Event. You may also not recognize the ceremony location; it is Phase 3 of Lanikuhonua. Phase 3 is now available as a ceremony venue option. It’s a beautiful secluded space with lush grass and lots of palm trees. I am looking forward to coordinating more events at this space. Thank you to all the vendors who made this event a success! Images by Visionari. ~ Sandra
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We had the honor of working with lots of great couples last year and watching many fabulous weddings unfold, but one of my favorite has got to be Jason and Jacinta’s wedding. Jason and Jacinta were a dream to work with – a really down to earth couple and know exactly what they want. They wanted a traditional Christian wedding ceremony (held at Central Union Church), followed by a quick lunch (held at The Kahala). Both Jason and Jacinta are surfers and met through surfing, they wanted their reception to be outdoors, right next to the ocean. They had a gorgeous wedding reception at Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina - a reception with an enormous amount of details that took us 3 days to set up and 1 full day to break down! After the formal reception, guests were escorted to the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa for a Tommy Bahamas inspired after party. We even had a vintage VW bus parked right at the entrance to the after party for guests to use as a photo booth backdrop! We planned a total of 7 events for Jason and Jacinta that took place over the course of 3 days. We just love being able to coordinate multiple events for our couples because this is a great way to spend more time with their guests and give them a true destination wedding experience. In true Jose Villa fashion, Jose captured all the details and candid moments so perfectly. Thank you to all the vendors who made this wedding a huge success! ~Sandra
Josh Fair of Fisheye Studio sent us this sweet highlight video from Junko and Oscar’s wedding. Isn’t this video the cutest? Loving all the footage captured on the North Shore! Thank you for doing such a great job capturing the essence of Junko and Oscar’s wedding Josh!
What an honor and delight to have the opportunity to work with world renowned wedding cinematographer Jason Magbanua! For those of you who still think wedding video is cheesy, wait until you see this Same Day Edit done by Jason. This SDE is so captivating and inspiring, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. After you see this video, you will agree with me that the best moments in a wedding are those unrehearsed and most candid moments. Thank you to my couple Grace and Laurent for flying Jason out from the Philippines to capture their beautiful and definitely FUN wedding at St. Augustine Church and Lanikuhonua. Professional photos from this wedding taken by the talented Frank Amodo to come soon!
It’s been a while since my last blog entry. May was a very busy month, so hopefully I will get the chance to update my blog more frequently this month. I received Christina and Brian’s wedding images from Visionari this weekend. I loved the Same Day Edit video done by Studio Red, so I was super excited to see the package from Visionari in my mail box. Ryan and Lisa of Visionari did a beautiful job capturing all the love, beauty and details of this wedding. The bold colors our lovely bride Christina had chosen looked absolutely stunning. I am a sucker for bold colors and crazy patterns (especially damask and paisley!), so I am especially thrilled when Christina decided to to use dramatic colors such as eggplant purple, magenta pink and chartreuse green for her wedding. Thank you to Yvonne Design for creating such beautiful flowers, canopies and lighting. I apologize in advance because there are so many details to this wedding I want to include in my blog, the photos may take a while to load. (Just a fun fact about this wedding: I started working with Christina the beginning of February, and her wedding was the first week of May! Pulling off a wedding with an enormous amount of details in such short time frame is definitely possible when quality, reputable, and extremely talented vendors are on board. Kudos to Visionari, Studio Red, Yvonne Design, Cater To Me, Catering Connection, Troy Michael Entertainment, Les Saisons, Cake Works and Blue Cheese photo booth for making this wedding a success!)
Christina and Brian had a gorgeous wedding at Lanikuhonua this past weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect for the beautiful couple. Christian and Brian have got to be the kindest and most gracious couple I’ve ever worked with. Their wedding was filled with lots of bold colors and intricate details. This is my first attempt to post a video on my blog, so I hope it works . This video is a “Same Day Edit” done by Studio Red, which was later shown at the reception. Isn’t it amazing what these guys can do in 3 hours?! I can’t wait to share the professional photos on my blog when they are ready. The dining canopies looked simply stunning at night!
I have been dying to blog about Miki and Joel’s wedding because their wedding was definitely one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen at Lanikuhonua. Miki and Joel were a really fun and down to earth couple to work with. They had a very nice theme for their wedding, modern chic Caribbean beach, which was carried through from the ceremony to the reception. Miki wore a wedding dress by Jin Wang and looked stunning and so comfortable in it. Her cute little shell sandals were also perfect for her beach ceremony. Miki’s did an amazing job making sure no wedding details were left out. Form the burlap wrapped invitation and the use of driftwood in her ceremony décor, to the giant capiz shell chandeliers hung below her tent and the succulent embellishments on her table top, all the wedding details were absolutely perfect! Miki and Joel’s wedding felt so comfortable and earthy, but chic and refined at the same time. I also had the honor of working with Ray of Apertura Photography (based in Southern California). For Lanikuhonua, a super popular location on Oahu, Ray was able to capture the essence of this location like I’ve never seen it before. It’s so refreshing to see the beauty of Hawaii through the eyes of mainland photographers. It reminds me again of how lucky I get to work in such a beautiful state. Yvonne did an amazing job with the flowers (she always does!); they truly exude the clean and modern beach feel Miki was trying to create. Congratulations to the Kuwaharas!