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Wedding Makeup Tips { Advice }

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On your wedding day, every bride wants to feel beautiful. Whether your a gal who likes to keep in simple, or someone who likes to have fun with makeup trends–it’s important to be yourself. This means finding a wedding makeup artist and style that genuinely conveys to the look you envision for your big day. Here are a few tips from to think of if you are DYO (doing your own) makeup or hiring a makeup artist! 1. Waterproof Prepare for every emotion! Tears will flow when you least expect […continue reading]

Nautical Theme Wedding Ideas { Inspiration }

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Regardless of whether or not you are getting married on the beach, boat, or by a lake–you can still infuse a nautical theme in your decor. Nautical style evokes a classic elegance that any bride can feel drawn to. If you break down the wedding theme, the core details can transcend almost any wedding style. We love the simplicity and white navy palettes that lend themselves beautifully a wedding in any season. Here are a few of our favorite nautical elements from VP On Sale Wedding to be sure to include in […continue reading]

Makena Beach Wedding { Maui }

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We’re happy to bring you the intimate, Makena Beach wedding between Brea and Steve captured by Jennifer Smutek Photography. The beautiful couple worked together for several years, before Steve popped the question to Brea during the recording of a broadcast show they were working on together. The couple chose a destination wedding because they wanted an intimate setting. Brea’s parents were married on a Tuesday, with only her Uncle Tom in attendance. Since hearing this story, she really loved the idea of a small, romantic wedding. In keeping with tradition, her […continue reading]

How To Be An Eco-Bride { Advice }

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Because planning a wedding is such a team effort, becoming an Eco-Bride really comes down choosing sustainable vendors. Having a focused team with the same goals in mind will help the planning process. Set a goal of how much you want to contribute to being sustainable whether its 100% to 10% any little bit counts. Here are a few tips from The Pretty Blog to think of when choosing your vendors and how they can help or hinder your goals. 1. FOOD Look for “green caterers” who commit provide sustainable service.  If […continue reading]

Hawaii Cliff Jumping Engagement Session

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 juWe’re happy to bring you the exciting engagement shoot of Katherine and James captured by Kibogo Photography. The beautiful couple is a daring duo that enjoys cliff jumping. They also love surfing and giving back love to communities and young people through film, video, and sports. The photographer was excited to capture such a fun activity that showcases their love and trust in one another for their engagement session. “It was an amazing experience standing at the cliff edge looking 35 feet down and wondering how deep the water could be.I […continue reading]

Tropical Bridal Style Shoot { Inspiration }

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We’re so excited to bring you this tropical bridal style shoot captured by WarmPhoto. The mood behind this shoot is a very soft, romantic aesthetic. The ocean, rocks, and exotic flowers became an inspiration that is perfectly evoked in these photos. We had a hard time selecting which photos to use from the photographer–so we ended up sharing just about all of them! The shoot took place on Oahu with the beautiful sand and shoreline as a backdrop. We adore her gorgeous Haku Lei filled with the lush flowers native to Hawaii. Her […continue reading]

Boho Chic Wedding {Inspiration}

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This Friday we’ve put together our favorite Boho Chic Inspiration for you to swoon over. Get your mouse ready, you will be pinning these boho favorites to inspire your rustic, romantic nuptials.  To help you in the planning process Brides.com put together 6 tips to help “Throw a Boho Wedding That Could Rival Poppy Delevigne’s Moroccan Bash.” If that doesn’t sound like a challenge– I don’t know what does! 1. Go Local– From your menu to your flowers source locally. Look for vendors that use natural, home-gown food and serve it buffet style! […continue reading]

DIY Wedding Sign Ideas { Inspiration }

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If you are looking for a way to showcase your personality as a couple in your ceremony and reception decor, wedding signs are a cute way to infuse your style. Chalkboard, corkboard, or other sign ideas are a creative outlet to have fun with your guests.  Here are a few of our favorite cute sign ideas and tips to help you DIY them on your own! What You’ll Need: 1. A Canvas You can use pre-made chalkboards or you can make your own with black chalkboard paint. This paint can be brushed […continue reading]

Haiku Mill Ceremony { Maui }

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We’re happy to bring you the beautiful wedding of Jessa and Andrew captured by Chris J. Evans Photography. These two young lovers met at Starbucks and from first glance  were nearly inseparable. After dating for awhile, on a special day during an amazing Hawaiian sunset Andrew proposed at the edge of the peninsula at the Kahala Hotel on Oahu. With a shared love of hiking, eating, watching movies and listening to their favorite bands these two are seldom bored. Since they are both from from Hawaii, they wanted to have a […continue reading]