Remi and John were high school sweethearts…fast forward 10 ten years, to the proposal at Cinderella’s Castle in Disney World and then their fairy tale wedding at the Kona Sheraton Resort. From beginning to end, this wedding was full of love and emotion. Remi & John have such an authentic friendship and an evident love for each other. It was beautiful to witness and truly an honor to photograph them.
I cannot finish this post without thanking an incredibly talented lady who assisting as my second photographer. She has such PASSION for her work. Thank you Hannah for helping me to document Remi & John’s day. It wouldn’t have been the same without you!
Here is just a select few from a gallery of over 600! It’s so hard to choose which to share!
Linda Dickinson : makeup
Renee Bee: Hair
White hot Hawaii : wedding dress
groomsmen outfits: Zara’s
Hitomi Gilliam : floral design
Green Point Nurseries: flowers
Kona Sweets. : wedding cake
Eclipse Effect: DJ / MC Paradise Décor: Decor
Pastor Eric Anderson officiant
They choose the beautiful Sheraton Kona Hotel in Keauhou for the venue. Keauhou, which translates to “a new current”, means a very special place that we call home. Perfectly fitting because Remi and Jon are finding their home together.
Choosing the stunning Sheraton Kona for their Big Island destination wedding was an easy decision for Sophia & Chris. Chris’ parents lived on the island for years, at Aston
Kona by the Sea, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When Chris and Sophia began dating, he began taking her to the Big Island to spend time with his family. She too fell in love with the island. So when they began planning their wedding, there was no question it would be here.
The photography coverage started the day before the wedding, with a “White party” rehearsal dinner on the front lawn of Aston Kona by the Sea, I loved getting to know everyone over the course of the celebration. Sophia and Chris are two very fashion forward people, so I just knew the wedding would be as stylish and unique as they are, from Sophia’s modern blue wedding dress to Chris’ matching ascot,vest and dragonfly brooch, the celebration perfectly reflected who they are as people.
Hair & Makeup: Shaloma, Icicles
Jewelry: Alexis bittar
DJ: Tiger Jones Productions
Even though I only spent about three hours with Yolanda and David , it was obvious how much they cared for and delighted in one another. The wedding was surrounded by a peaceful, dazed joy that I haven’t seen before. Rachael at Vintage and Lace did an incredible job making this private beach wedding absolutely perfect and I am so glad that I got to be a part of it! Yolanda walked down the beach path at Waialea Bay (Beach 69) to a Hawaiian song played by Charles Grace on the ukelele, as David waited for her in the most secluded little spot of beach surrounded by trees. After the wedding, The couple traveled to Browns Beach House at the Fairmont Orchid for a romantic dinner. Congratulations Yolanda and David, you are beautiful and I could not be happier for you two!
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