I met Chao & Yang for the first time on their wedding day, getting ready in their room at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Wow. Chao looks like she just stepped out of a vintage issue of Vogue. She’s gorgeous with dark hair & sparkling eyes. And to top it off, she has a classy style that perfectly balances the classic with the bold. Meeting Chao in person was the confirmation that she is perfect for Yang. Chao is creative, calm, strong, smart, and knows resolutely what is most important to her. And there was no better illustration of all these things than on her wedding day.
Chao & Yang, thank you for inviting us to be part of your wedding day. It was truly a beautiful experience.
Wedding officiants: Rev. Daird & Rev. Penei Aller, Beach Weddings Hawaii
Hair and Makeup: Mara McMichael, Lush Hair Salon & Boutique
It was an amazing honor to photograph my friends Sheri & Phil on their wedding day. Sheri, of Kelilina Photography, is a photographer herself so you just know this wedding was bound to be awesome and it so delivers!
Sheri & Phil’s wedding at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is one of those weddings I wish we could shoot over and over again! This gorgeous wedding was so laid back and fun, and Sheri made a truly beautiful bride, both inside and out. These two truly seem grateful to have found one another and I can tell they will spend the rest of their lives together in bliss.
The ceremony began on the picturesque oceanfront. As Sheri walked down the isle she locked eyes with Phil and all they could do was smile. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen two people so happy to be married to one another!
As guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, after some sweet and humorous stories shared during the toasts, Sheri & Phil danced with their parents and had a sweet kiss after feeding each other wedding cake! Once the formal elements of the evening were complete, the guests took to the lawn and partied the night away! The lawn was the perfect setting to host all of Sheri & Phil’s friends and family while still making it feel like an intimate evening. From beginning to end, their day was full of happiness and love! It was sad to see the day come to and end, but it’s beautiful to re-live the memories and I’m excited to share some of the details from their gorgeous wedding day!
Thanks so much to Ranae of Emotion Galleries for being awesome and helping me shoot this beautiful wedding.
Photography: Karen Loudon Photography & Emotion Galleries | Officiant: Keoni Atkinson| Video : Dane Knezek of Overhead Productions | Wedding Planning + Event Design: The Bride & Groom | Wedding Venue: King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel | Wedding Rings: Albert’s Jewelers of Schererville, Indiana | Band rings: Hawaii Titanium Rings |Bride’s Dress: “Something New” Cosmobella by Demetrios Bridals at Macy’s Bridal Salon Minneapolis, MN | Bride’s Shoes: “Something Old” penny from year the couple fell in love glued to shoe. Shoe by XOXO at Macy’s Kona, HI | Veil: “Something Borrowed”, handmade by bride’s mother and sister for sister’s wedding | Bride’s Jewelry: Earrings: Vintage from grandmother. Necklace: handmade by bride. Jewel Sash: handmade by mother. Garter: Handmade by bride. | Perfume: “Something Blue” Ralph Lauren ‘Blue’| Hair + Makeup: Hearts & Stars Salon & Day Spa| Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Men’s Ties : Calvin Klein | Suspenders: Best Suspenders | Pocket Watches: Things Remembered Aiea, HI | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Various | Bouquets: Heliotrope, handpicked from wild trees and bound by bride and family. | Boutonnieres: Gardenias handpicked from bride and groom’s home | Table flowers: Heliotrope, Areca Palms handpicked from bride and groom’s home, Anthuriums purchased from local farmers’ marketplace, and Monstera handpicked from wild plants. | Aisle Petals: Orchids by Castillo Orchids| Programs: designed by sister of the bride Tina Krueger| Dinner Catering: Honu’s Restaurant | Reception+ Party Caterers: King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel| Band:Mele’uhane by Lindsay Keikilani Lindsey Jr and Son Lindsay Lindsey