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Lace Craze { Style Inspiration }

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Your image of that old lace gown is about to be dashed–there’s a new age of lace on the rise and we’re on board. Queen Victoria was a trendsetting bride back in 1840 when she married Prince Albert of Germany in a lace trimmed gown. After more than 100 workers spent six months working on the hand-made lace gown, she had the original design destroyed to avoid knock-offs. The history of lace of course dates back even further to when netted fabrics were worn by Sumerians around 4,000 B.C. It [...continue reading]

Wedding Table Decor Essentials { Advice }

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Choosing your decor for your reception can be one of the most fun parts of the planning process. When mapping out the layout of your reception vision, it can be easy to get lost in the big picture and forget important elements–like table decor. Planning your reception tables should involve a map & key of it’s own. Don’t wait till the week of the wedding to figure out how you want the layout or what decor to add. Plan florals, place settings, and other details in advance. So important elements [...continue reading]

Moli’i Gardens Wedding { Oahu }

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We’re excited to show off the gorgeous photos of Heather and Joseph’s Moli’i Gardens Wedding captured by Stephen Ludwig Photography. For Joe and Heather, the wedding concept was simple – focus on the guests; bring them together with a unique event to share our love and the spirit of Hawaii, serve amazing food, and play music to keep them dancing. “We asked a lot of our guests – with a hosting a Thursday wedding, people needed to come for more than a weekend. To make up for the big request, [...continue reading]

Creating a Wedding Seating Chart { Advice }

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Before becoming a bride,  as a guest at a wedding it’s easy to recall the easy process of picking up your name tag and finding your seat at a wedding reception. This seemingly simple process creates months of headache for a bride-to-be. Elizabeth Clayton from Lowe House Events said one of her brides described the process “like Tetris, but with emotions”– & we couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately, a lot of the stress comes from the time frame when this to-do list item can be completed. With guests turning in RSVP’s last [...continue reading]

Lovely Lanikuhonua Ceremony { Oahu }

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We’re happy to bring you the lovely Lanikuhonua ceremony of Shannon & Neelesh capture by Rachel Robertson Photography. The beautiful couple their first year of medical school and the rest is history in a storybook romance.  Shannon recalls that one day they were assigned to interview a patient together and when Neelesh diligently began taking notes, Shannon thought he was really cute and was definitely impressed! When it came time to pop the question,  Neelesh hid the ring in an old computer battery box at Christmas time. Shannon had the flu so threw [...continue reading]

Pretty & Pink Hawaiian Ranch Wedding { Oahu }

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This Saturday, we’re so happy to bring you this pretty, pink, and gorgeous ranch wedding held on the North Shore of Oahu.  Kirsty and Matthew’s nuptials were held at Sunset Ranch and captured by the talented Rachel Robertson Photography. The couple met through work, The Royal Australian Air Force, RAAF, in 2009. “He is a pilot and took me flying on one of the P3 Orions, even let me have a go at the controls which was an amazing experience. We hit it off straight away and knew we had something [...continue reading]

Maria Elena { Bridal Jewelry Designer }

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Bridal Jewelry has been making more of a statement over the past decade. What was once an added acessory or afterthought, now has become a headliner in bridal attire. Brides are looking for unique pieces to make their wedding ensemble stand out and set their bridal style apart from the average bride. Head pieces in particular can do just that. You can’t do a google search on bridal head pieces without the name Maria Elena in just about every description. The history behind this company began as a family story and has evolved into [...continue reading]

Most Useful Wedding Registry Gifts { Tips }

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Bringing wedding gifts are customary for guests to offer as a well wish and blessing to newlyweds. Commonly these gifts are household necessities, or items that the couple would need to start their new life together. These days, most couples already have the basic necessities. Instead of getting gifts you already have or don’t need, its a great idea to register for things you want and will use. The experts at ProjectWedding.com put together a great list that we love of the “most useful wedding registry items.” These suggestions can help give you a [...continue reading]

North Shore Ranch Wedding { Video }

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  This Monday we brought you the beautiful photos from Emily & Steve’s Sunset Ranch wedding on the North Shore. Today, we’re excited to share the wonderful wedding video from that special day captured by Albiola Photography. The intimate moments from the photos come to life in this very personal and touching video. “It was an honor to capture this amazing wedding of Steve and Emily. Their passion and love for each other are true and beautiful. What an amazing group of family and friends! There were so many great [...continue reading]