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Hilary and Donnie: Part 3

Need a burst of sunshine?  Just looking at these images from Hilary and Donnie's wedding in Hawaii make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.   

How fabulous is this color palette?  The bright hues looked amazing with the Pacific blue surf as a background. 

Vera Wang is one of my favorite designers, and Hilary found the prefect Vera design at Marcella's La Boutique.  There were a few last-minute challenges with the alterations, but it all worked out perfectly - she looks so happy and relaxed! 

These images are enough to get even a seasoned wedding pro like me all choked up.  How sweet are all the girls?  I love the butterfly-moments, like this one as they watched Hilary step onto the balcony in her wedding dress.   

So cute - I love the little wings! 

So while the girls are having fun and fighting back tears, what do you suppose the guys were up to?   They were ... well, I guess you could say they were self-entertaining.  An innocent game of poker ended up with the invention of a new sport - 'stick the card on the groomsmen.'  I guess we know who won!


Hilary and Donnie's first glimpse - always my favorite moment of the day. 

As night fell the party heated up.  This group was soooo much fun! 

Any guesses on the song?  I'm thinking Journey ...


The girls weren't about to be outdone by the guys ... although the Hilary's lift seemed a bit more stable, I have to vote for Donnie's as my favorite!     

This image of Hilary and Donnie graced their 'Thank you' cards that we custom designed for the event.   



Anyone up for a moonlight stroll?  This image is one of my favorites of the day, and I can't wait to return to Hawaii!

 The Supporting Cast:

Location: Ihilani JW Marriott Resort in Oahu, Hawaii
Coordinator: A Sharpe Occasion
Hair and Makeup: Leslie Fair Makeup
Dress: Vera Wang from Marcella's La Boutique
Florist: Suv Expressions
Caterer: Ihilani JW Marriott Resort 

Reader Comments (3)

I'm just consistently blown away again and again by Azzura's wonderful perspective and bulletproof consistency. You guys are incredible!

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKip

I LOVE these pictures. They are so beautiful and lovely and inspiring. I also love Jillian’s story. There are so many wonderful firsts in a wedding and marriage!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwendy-liondance

Every time I get to see photos of weddings especially online I am always taken by photos taken on a sunset and this kind of a romantic feel makes me feel good and most of all it wouldn't be much for me to see if the pictures aren't that fabulous and so simple just best...Cheers to the people behind this greatness!!!

August 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHawaii Wedding

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