Leslie and Greg got married at the Westin Moana Surfrider in December 2008. They are both originally from the South but are currently living in Hawaii. When I met Leslie and Greg for the first time, their genuine personalities captured me right away. They were true Southerners who are known for their hospitality and generosity. When it came to selecting a color and ambiance for their wedding, there was no question that Buttery Yellow was perfect choice. There’s a certain kind of “sweetness” the color Yellow possesses: it’s so soft, romantic and down right “country”. I usually don’t get to design alot of “country style” wedding, but since this is actually Leslie’s personal style, I was excited to have this opportunity to do so. Leslie and Greg were married in the new Lani Kai room at the Moana, underneath a soft ivory canopy completed with hanging candles and flowers. For their reception, the guest tables were draped in a floor length buttery yellow linen with a garden patch-work style overlay. The pretty table linen was topped off with a lush and low garden style arrangement filled with English Garden Roses, Tulips, Peonies, Hydrangeas, Dusty Miller and other vintage style foliage. For a traditional country-styled wedding, ivory chair covers are a must! Naomi Lee of Les Saisons helped me tie these cute little “rosebuds” with coordinating sashes on the back of each chair – this small accent truly completed the look we were trying to achieve. Cake Lava created a beautiful and delicious 4-tiered wedding cake for the newlyweds. Thank you to Nicole Lomas of Peony Floral who did an amazing job with the flowers. This wedding was Nicole’s last wedding in Hawaii, she moved to San Diego in January. Nicole is probably one of the most talented and knowledgeable florists I’ve worked with; so watch out San Diego, she will be definitely be making some waves out there in the Southern California wedding industry. All images are taken by the talented Frank Amodo.
Frank’s signature shot taken at a “secret” spot in Waikiki