Theresa and Robert got married on July 7 this year at St. Augustine church in Waikiki, and their reception was held at the Hale Koa Waikiki ballroom. Although it seems like all my weddings are always at Lanikuhonua (honestly, I have so many brides asking me why do I do so many weddings there? Because it’s simply beautiful!), but I actually really enjoy working at hotel ballrooms as well to mix things up There are so much you can do inside a ballroom, for example: dramatic lighting, ridiculously tall centerpieces, real candles that won’t get blown out… etc, without having to worry about our worst enemies: wind and rain! Theresa was so easy to work with (let alone she is also drop dead gorgeous). She trusted her vendors 100% and just kind of allow us to design the entire event based on the 3 photos (well, maybe 4 the most!) she had in her big wedding binder. Michelle of Flower Girls did an awesome job creating the luxurious, elegant and romantic feel Theresa wanted for her reception. Theresa’s wedding color was actually turquoise, but the ballroom looked AMAZING with a wash of all white decor. Her something blue (actually “something turquoise”) was the beautiful cake made by Cake Lava. The Hale Koa ballrom was truly transformed for this event, from the beautiful custom linen to the hand crafted sweetheart table canopy adorned with a shabby chic style chandelier, no details were left out. Even the wait staff who works at the hotel told us that they didn’t even recognize the ballroom! Thank you to Theresa and Robert for being such amazing clients to work with! Blessings to you both! Images by Chrissy Lambert.
Ceremony at St. Augustine Church
Overall view of the ballroom’s transformation
Close up of the table top design
White phalaenopsis orchid always makes an elegant napkin embellishment
The happy couple underneath their romantic canopy adorned by a shabby chic style crystal chandelier
Stunning turquoise cake by Cake Lava