Here’s a glimpse into Lisa and Robin’s darling waterfront ceremony at Moli’i Garden. While beach weddings are very popular for destination weddings in Hawaii, there’s something to be said for intimate garden weddings. The beauty of Lisa and Robin’s love was enhanced by serene natural elements of the sound of the wind blowing through the trees, birds chirping, and fish jumping out of the pond to catch a peek as the events unfolded. Truly a magnificent day! Images by Kai-Photo.
I was recently reminded of the beauty of Moli’i Gardens while conducting site visits at various wedding and event venues with one of our couples. Located on the northeastern facing shore of the island of Oahu, Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch is a leisurely 45-minute drive from Waikiki. Surrounded by the largest ancient Hawaiian fishpond in the State, the breathtaking landscaping sets the mood for seclusion and romance while the Ko’olau Mountain Range provides a dramatic backdrop for your wedding. The site offers a lower garden, upper garden and covered pavilion, with a grand staircase connecting the lower and upper gardens. Can you imagine the anticipation shared between the bride and groom as the bride descends the stairs to meet her groom on their wedding day? I have to say, this has got to be one of my favorite garden venues available on the island, and it’s absolutely perfect for a tropical, country, vintage or rustic inspired wedding. Image by Marina Miller of Red Heart Photo.
Stephanie and Brad picked not one, but two hidden gems to host their destination ceremony and reception: Anela Garden is a quaint house-turned-wedding venue located on the slopes of Diamond Head, while the Coconut Club boasts the most amazing views of Waikiki from the 21st floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. We love it when certain things unexpectedly fall into place on wedding day. For this occasion, arriving at the ceremony to find bougainvillea trees in full bloom in the wedding color brought upon my “happy dance.” The other was the rain stopping the minute before the bride walked down the aisle. Stephanie and Brad raised the bar on their reception decor by enhancing the Coconut Club with specialty linen, chair covers, square monkey pod chargers, china, custom escort cards and menus, and beautiful, bright, tropical floral decor elements using roses, mokara orchids and pincushion protea. Images by Kai-Photo.
Happy New Year! It’s only fitting that we begin 2012 with a brand new website and blog. In the coming weeks we will be adding more weddings to our portfolio, and in the meantime we’ll be sharing some teaser images of our recent weddings via our blog!
Sarah and Don’s summer wedding at Kualoa Ranch was surely a day to remember. Both airline pilots, it’s only fitting that this couple chose a destination wedding! With a decor style and color palate inspired by the Bird of Paradise flower, their wedding day came to life in shades of orange and purple via tropical flowers, cake and favors. The ceremony at Secret Island was followed by a cocktail and appetizer hour, live entertainment, dinner and dancing at Moli’i Garden. Images by Kai-Photo Hawaii