Their love story started off sweet, Marina and Jono met first very briefly at Halloween party. Later Jono invited Marina to a photography exhibition, afterwards grabbing drinks and a bite to eat with their friends. They found themselves alone in downtown Osaka, at her favorite pedestrian bridge. Once they approached, he took her by the hand and raced to this special place, putting off their first kiss until moments later, in front of the departing trains.
The couple chose Sunshower Farms high up on Hualalai Mountain, above Holualoa on the Big island of Hawaii. With breathtaking sunsets and lovely gardens, Sunshower Farm is an awesome location for a romantic and intimate wedding. The Farm is also home to many animals for a lovely fun and free spirited wedding. The wedding was officiated by Kahu Kealoha Sugiyama who was accompanied with hula dancers bringing a feel of aloha and connection to the island, to the ceremony. Music filled the air with a sweet melody by Eke Kekauoha. The catering and cake were made by Kate Hickey of Sunshower Farms. Marina and Jono had a lovely wedding with family and friends on the beautiful island of Hawaii.
Photographer: Karen Loudon
Venue: Sunshower Farms
Officiant: Kahu Kealoha Sugiyama
Music: Eke Kekauoha
Catering: Chef Conner Butler
Sharon and Adam are an exceptionally adorable couple. You can tell that true love is real when they look into each others eyes. Thank you for letting me apart of this beautiful wedding. Sharons dress was made by David’s Bridal a Galina Signature,Two-toned Ivory Beige, Strapless Chiffon Trumpet Gown with Ribbon Sash. She looked absolutely stunning and her groom looking very handsome in his navy blue and white pin stripe suit with a colorful poka-dot handkerchief. They Had their ceremony and wedding party at Alii Drive Vacation Rental, Hale Olia Ka. It was organized by Vintage & Lace With floral arrangements by Rebecca Hamar, Aloha Floral Kona. The food was deliciously created by Color Catering . The ceremony was officiated by Brian Boshard. Light hearted spirits, love, hope and Aloha was constantly surrounding Sharon and Adam. I wish you all the best!
Wedding Photographer: Karen Loudon
Wedding Organizer: Vintage & Lace
Floral Arrangements: Rebecca Hamar
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Galina Signature,Two-toned Ivory Beige, Strapless Chiffon Trumpet Gown with Ribbon Sash
Catering: Color Catering Erin
Officiate: Brian Boshard
Wedding Rentals: Weather Weathered Vintage-Rustic Rentals
During the first year of their relationship Amanda lived in Edmonton Alberta and Brett in Medicine Hat Alberta, a long 6 hour drive apart. Nobody said it was going to be easy for them, but love knows no distance. They even found out that the extra distance made the simplest things the sweetest, being able to hold the other person’s hand, eating together at the same table, feeling each others touch, taking a walk together, smelling each others hair… these small wishes suddenly meant so much more. Finally, they were able to be together in the same city. The rest is history.
Brett proposed to Amanda atop the Calgary Tower. The two took take place in an event that allowed athletes to climb the 802 steps, (52 Floors) to the top of the tower. Once at the top Amanda was surprised to see all her family there with flowers and camera's out. She then turned around for Bretts' reaction, only to see he was down on one knee.
When it came to choose the wedding location, they knew it had to be extraordinary. There are a lot of beautiful hotels in the world, but the Mauna Kea stands alone. Situated along the arid Kohala Coast on the west side of Hawaii’s Big Island, it’s startling in its beauty. Barren, desertic expanses meet brilliant blue sky above and turquoise waters at its edges. The words “Luxury resort” do not immediately come to mind, however the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is one of the worlds most famous beach resorts, and has been for 50 years. There is magic here and it's in the heritage and retro-ness of this place. For more than five decades, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has had the pleasure of hosting romantic Big Island wedding ceremonies for generations of happy couples and their families. Brett and Amanda chose Old Hole Number 3 as their ceremony site. The tee-box is located high on an ancient lava bluff and is nestled among coconut palms and the sculpted fairway. The rolling blue surf of the Pacific Ocean and vibrant hues of the setting sun complete this dramatic setting. They chose the luau for their reception.
It was incredibly difficult to narrow down the photos for this post. These two people hold such a special place in my heart that I simply couldn’t pick just a few.
bouquets and boutonniere's : Laroma Tomosada at Mauna Kea Beach Resort
With views of the Pacific Ocean, a long sandy beach, and fresh salty air Lava Lava Beach Club was the perfect venue for Lanny and Ryan's Wedding ceremony and reception. This small piece of Hawaiian paradise, the perfect beach location for the newlyweds and their families to experience Aloha at its best. The wedding was officiated by Rebecca Ann Ringler of Simple Kona Beach Weddings who helped create a special personalized ceremony for Lanny & Ryan. Lanny wore a beautiful cross backed dress and had her hair and makeup done by Mara McMichael, accentuating her natural beauty. A lovely wedding, fun, vibrant, colorful, full of smiles, happiness and love.
Ryan and Kacey met a number of different ways through mutual friends. Kacey went to college with a few of his friends from high school. They started dating after running into each other at a friends engagement party. They love to play golf together, and before moving to Hawaii, spent a year working and living in New Zealand. The rest is history.
The Club at Hokuli'a, one of the finest ocean side clubs in the world. The ocean side location provide perfect climates and coastal breezes. Rolling green golfing grounds surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The wedding organizer and decor by Danielle Alcorn. Kacey's gorgeous wedding dress created by Bliss in Bloom in Holualoa. Her makeup done by Kimberly at 101 Salon. The cake tastefully made by Sweet Eatz. The wedding was catered by Island Lava Java with perfect island fusions and flavors to add to the colorful event. Music filled the beach side ceremony with Bula Akamu on his acoustic guitar. DJ Tiger Jones took the dance floor at night. The officiant, Brian Keiser at Kona Bible Church, married this beautiful couple.
Congratulations on your amazing new life chapter!
Wedding Photographer: Karen Loudon
Wedding Organizer: Danielle Alcorn
Wedding Dress: Bliss in Bloom in Holualoa.
Hair & Makeup: Kimberly at 101 Salon.
Cake: Sweet Eatz.
Catered by Island Lava Java
Ceremony Musician: Bula Akamu
DJ: DJ Tiger Jones
Officiant: Brian Keiser
Venue: Kona Bible Church
Kahua Ranch is located on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. This 8,500 acres of private ranch land provides a variety of landscapes. From grazing cattle, sheep and horses to vistas of ocean and coastal shoreline. A beautiful setting for a rustic chic wedding styled by Swept Away Events. The gorgeous flower arrangements made by Grace Flowers.
Kelsey wore a breathtaking dress by Blue Bridal and her makeup perfectly done by Mara McMichael for the special day. During the ceremony Keoni Thompson filled the air with a sweet serenade and at night DJ Tiger Jones took the floor for the reception. The cake was thoughtfully prepared by Pineapple Bakery, gold adorning the simple white two tiered cake. The newly weds danced the night away to a starry night sky, crisp mountain air and surrounded by family and friends.
Ari proposed to Tara on New Year's morning, he woke Tara up and asked her , "Do you want to be Mrs. Pandas?". After her confusion from just having woken up faded, she said "yes!"
Ari and Tara chose a private rental home, Villa Quatro at Kona Plantation Estates with a amazing signature tree and panoramic ocean views situated on the slopes of Hawaii’s Hualalai volcano. Surrounded by native plants, and luscious vegetation, in the heart of coffee farmland.
The wedding was beautifully designed & coordinated by Vintage and Lace, creating a timeless and intimate event, perfect for a charming classic wedding.
Ari's dad wasn't able to make the trip to Hawaii for the wedding, but he did join us through a Skype session, he even participated in the family photos! The family celebrated with a toast and his father, though thousands of miles away, was able to be a part of his sons special day!
Surrounded by family and friends, Mary and Jo celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a beautiful Hawaiian Wedding.
Fairmont Orchid Weddings on the Big Island of Hawaii as the setting for their Hawaii vow renewal, and a perfect venue for their reception. A great gathering place for the family to celebrate Mary and Jo.
The amazing scenery and panoramic oceanfront views at Turtle Point, provided an unforgettable backdrop for their 10 year anniversary vow renewal. Turtle point also provided Mary and Joe's guests with views of the summits of the Kohala Mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa from an beautifully manicured lawn area extending into the sea, and old lava flow spotted with white coral. The perfect dream come true wedding and vow renewal location.
JT and Kirsten met the night before he was moving away. They hit it off, and although there were reservations about starting a long distance relationship, they decided to go for it and continued to date, flying back and forth from Seattle to Southern California every weekend for over a year. They talked about marriage on and off throughout their relationship with discussions getting more serious as time went by. Last year Kirstin’s best friend took her to Tiffany’s to try on rings and get sized “just for fun” and a few months later JT surprised her with a proposal when they were on vacation on the big island. That night, he took her to a nice dinner, and then they went back to the Sheraton Kona to check out the Manta Rays as they both love nature and wild life. He proposed to her on the lava rocks with a full speech that he repeated a few times because of nerves and then got down on one knee and opened the ring box. That trip was Kirstins first to the big island and JT’s first to Hawaii. They fell in love with the spirit of the island and decided that they wanted to go back for their ceremony, whic took place at the beautiful Puakea Ranch in Kona.