Kailua-Kona’s Hidden Gem


 As you know, at Modern Weddings Hawaiʻi, we’re all about the ‘boutique’, the ‘exclusive’, the ‘intimate’, the ‘private’, the ‘secluded,’ and our list goes on…But, every so often we come across a gem that doesn’t necessarily fit our standard criteria and we’re compelled to share the good word.  King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Hawaiʻi Island, or the Big Island as locals know it, is one such gem. Situated in the heart of Kailua-Kona, the sprawling 13-acre oceanfront property is steeped in Hawaiian history located at the site that was […continue reading]

Naked Wedding Cakes { Inspiration }


“Less is More”–especially when it’s already delicious. The new trend of unfrosted wedding cakes prove you don’t need fondant or crazy amounts of buttercream to make a beautiful wedding cake. These delightfully simple cakes make a statement by baring it all. Here are our top 10 Favorites Ideas from Brides, GO BARE: 20 Naked Wedding Cakes article ( in no special order–they all look deliciously beautiful!). 1. “A single-tier naked vanilla cake, topped with fresh greenery and flowers, created byChantilly Patisserie.” 2. “A two-tiered chocolate naked cake filled with vanilla […continue reading]

” Born From The Sea” Elegance { Style Shoot }

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This Monday we are excited to bring you this styled shoot from Lavender & Twine Photography, Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber, and Rockrose Floral Design originally featured on Ruffled Blog. This creative team of California vendors conceptualized this beachside occasion at Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara. The idea evoked a unique essence of elegance that complimented these sandy shores perfectly! ““Born from the Sea” was my guiding inspiration throughout the planning of this styled wedding shoot. The coastal elements of floating drift wood, light and frothy sea-foam, fresh seaweed, and cool smooth sand were all incorporated in […continue reading]

Bright & Beautiful Maui Wedding

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This Saturday we’re happy to bring your something cheerful to break through the layers of snow and ice on the eastern part of the U.S. This beautiful wedding captured by Wendy Laurel  and originally featured on Ruffled Blog will do just the trick! How could this couple’s sunny Maui wedding not make you wish you were in the warmth of Hawaii’s sands?  Take a look at the fun chevron table runners, ombre napkins, and some amazing pinks and corals and you’ll book your tickets ASAP. “We decided on Maui because we both really wanted […continue reading]

Tips For Securing Your Dream Venue { Advice }

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Don’t let securing your dream wedding venue turn into a scene from the movie Bride Wars. Keep in mind top wedding venues book up months..even years.. in advance. Saturdays during the summer months are the prime time for weddings so landing your dream venue may take some careful planning and skill! Here are a few tips to keep in mind from Wise Weddings for considering your wedding location. 1. Planning Is Key Do your research and make a list of venues you love in your area. If you are planning a destination […continue reading]