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Entries in Hawaii Wedding Photography (4)


Olowalu Plantation House Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding Maui

My admiration for Style Me Pretty as a source of inspiration and an absolutely impeccably run website stretches back to 2009, and I've always hoped that one of our weddings would be featured on Abby's amazing blog. I am happy to say that my dream has come true! I'm so excited that I feel like a kid who just got awarded unlimited chocolate for life. 

Dana & Jeremy's wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House in Maui was beautifully designed by Katy with Vows, and all of the personal little touches made it one of our favorite destination weddings of all-time. Visit Style Me Pretty for the full story!

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding Maui

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding Photography


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 


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Sunday, September 6th 

The fire-dancer was definitely the hit of Hilary and Donnie's reception in Hawaii.  At the end of the show the guys couldn't resist giving a standing ovation.  Such a cool (or should I say hot?) tradition! 


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Saturday, August 8th  

Ken and Michelle spent an amazing week in Hawaii, celebrating and photographing the wedding of Hilary and Donnie ... I have so many gorgeous images to share from their Wedding Day, but since I'm still working on those I thought I would share this image from their 'Day After' shoot on the beach as a teaser.  It makes me feel warm and tingly!