Sunday, December 26, 2010

Real Weddings-Esther and Al

Esther and Al and an intimate group of their family and friends gathered at the Kathy Ireland Beachfront Oasis for a beautiful yellow and pink inspired wedding. I absolutely love Esther's asymmetrical dress with organza flower details. Their ceremony was so sweet with 6 flower girls making their entrance before Esther walked down the aisle. Their reception included a live action sushi station, grilled to order steak, a sugar flower adorned scrumptious cake by Cake Lava and a fire dancer. Thank you to Brad Uyehara of Blu Foto for capturing the beauty of their wedding.

Friday, December 24, 2010

From our Family.....

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
Leaping for joy into the New Year!

Thank you to Taryn Reid Photography and Pinky Photography for blessing us with family photos. Thank you also to Faith and Beauty and Sarah la GLAM for glamorizing us :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gift Tag Downloads

It's Christmas gift wrapping day! I came across this free downloadable gift tag template courtesy of Eat Drink Chic blog via Green Wedding Shoes and I love the design and message. You can find more free templates on their blog. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Isabelle and Adam-Save The Date

I've had such a great time working with Isabelle and Adam as I help them plan their summer 2011 wedding. They made a trip to Hawaii a few months ago and I scheduled several days of vendor meetings for them. We are now fine tuning the design and the details of their wedding and I can't wait to see it all come together. It's going to be a fun, beautiful and very special wedding. They are sending their guests a DVD with this Save The Date video filmed at UC Berkeley where they both went to college. Here's a sneak peek.....

Isabelle & Adam Save The Date Concept from Lumitone on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pacific Weddings- Fall 2010 Launch Party

Twice a year the most amazing wedding magazine hits bookstore shelves and lands in my mailbox and I insist on stopping everything I'm doing to devour page after page of pure beauty. Since it's beginning in 1999 I've been a big fan of Pacific Weddings Magazine. It's ranked the number one Regional Wedding Magazine in the nation and with a national and international distribution it sets trends in wedding design and inspiration. What a honor it was to attend the launch party of the Fall 2010 issue held at the beautiful Bayer Estate. Thank you to Kai Media for providing a glimpse into all of the fun. You'll see that I'm trying to convince Aaron Bernard to try a delicious appetizer :)

Pacific Weddings Magazine from KAI MEDIA on Vimeo.

It's always fun to play dress up! Photo by Dave Miyamoto and Company.

We're honored to be included in THE LIST of Pacific Wedding's Preferred Vendors.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Picture Perfect-Guest Blog Post

I’ve been waiting for the day to guest blog for Karine for a while, but the day that opportunity came, I kind of sat there spacing out at my computer screen thinking, “where do I start?” The first thing that popped into my mind was the post-wedding shoot we designed at Sunset Ranch a few weeks back. This led me to think, “I wonder how brides and grooms instantly turn on their inner models when doing a photo shoot” – I only thought about this because I could not imagine my future husband-to-be standing next to me playfully posing and smiling for hours. I also say this because I’m deathly terrified that I will have a chubby angle, a silly face, a lingering guest (not smiling) in the background…basically a flaw in my otherwise gorgeous photos. Yes, I’ve been worrying about this for a long time. Therefore, I have made a vow to practice, practice, practice! Of course I will not be able to change outside factors – the lingering guest – but I can practice my ‘must have poses’, the angles that I stand, and the “perfect smile”.
So without further a due, here is a design board I put together (and placed on my refrigerator) to ensure my one-day (hopefully) beautiful engagement and wedding photos come out picture perfect. Feel free to practice along with me.


the first kiss the first look the first hug the sparkling exitthe sealing kiss

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunset Terrace-Tres Chic Fete Video

If you missed my previous post on the unveiling of the Sunset Terrace at the Honolulu Design Center then you must view all of the eye candy here. The dynamic husband and wife team of Ambiance Photographic and Cinema
captured the allure and beauty of the photo shoot and party and you can see it all right now.

Honolulu Design Center from Ambiance Photographic on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunset Terrace-Tres Chic Fete

Some events are just so amazingly cool that the sights, sounds and experiences linger. The Honolulu Design Center’s Sunset Terrace unveiling was one of these events. Not only was the evening a great gathering of Hawaii’s event specialists and notable guests but it was an opportunity to show how the space can be used for an ultra modern urban venue. I was given the privilege of perusing through the Design Center’s three stories of amazing furniture and accessories to pick out items to use for the party. I could hardly contain my giddiness. Shilhi Seibel of Passion Roots created a ceremony and reception experience that was creative, edgy and absolutely gorgeous! Hold on because there were too many stunning images captured by the very talented Corinne Gold of What a Day Photography that I just couldn't pass up.

Hair and Makeup-Gemina Chong of Faith and Beauty
Models- Dallas Nagata White and Austin Kiho
Dress-Jules Bly exclusive to Casablanca Bridals and Formals
Suit-Black Tie Affair
Flowers and Design-Passion Roots
Reception Table Linens-Les Saison
Cocktail Tables, linens and lights-Accel Party Rentals
Photography-What a Day Photography
Overall layout and Design-Seasons of Life Events

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Michelle and Britton-Real Wedding

I owe the beauty of this wedding to one of the most creative and organized brides that I've had the privilege of working with. I knew from the moment I met Michelle and Brit that this was going to be an unforgettable wedding. Right away Michelle had a vision and she ran with it.
Don't you just love Michelle's gorgeous green shoes!Woven boxes were filled with bolu pretu and stacked on a fun cupcake stand. Guests were given fans with the ceremony program attached.

Michelle created the Save the Date "tickets" and on each table setting we placed a mini soda bottle filled with macadamia nuts. Guests were given flower cones accented with hand-tied raffia and star fish.I love the look on Brit's face as he looks at his bride to be on the arm of her father.
Oh daddy, watch out for your little girl because those big blue eyes are going to melt hearts!
Michelle sent me pictures of the color options for the bridesmaids dresses. She hit it on the mark with these beautiful dresses! What a stunning bridal party.
Are they not gorgeous or what! I think this is such a timeless picture.
The newly married couple enjoyed a private moment during their first dance before the party got going. For more pictures of this beautiful wedding held at Oceanfront Oasis visit photographer Andre Niesing's blog.
Thank you to Michelle for sharing her wedding pictures already formatted. Love it!