Elim + Frank: Waimanalo Bay Wedding

Colorado-based videographer 1321 Studios Wedding Films captured the emotions, beauty and humor surrounding Elim and Frank’s Oahu destination wedding.  Love the commentary from the Studios owner, Jeff Siebert:

“Elim got in touch with us after we created Shiny & Noble’s wedding film.  Elim is great friends with Noble and Shiny and was a bridesmaid at their wedding.  We love traveling so I was thrilled when Elim got in touch with us to create her Oahu wedding film.  Elim & Frank invited us to be with them for 3 solid days and we enjoyed every minute of it.  We captured so much footage that I’m pretty sure I could have created 5 highlight videos!  We got to try out a bunch of cool new gear including an underwater camera housing to capture Elim & Frank snorkeling.  We also captured some beautiful timelapse clips that I put together into a preview film that you can watch here.  We even got to witness one of the funniest golfing expeditions that I’ve been a part of!  Elim & Frank’s Waimanalo Bay ceremony on was exceptionally gorgeous and despite the fact that it was one of the windiest weddings I’ve ever shot, I was thrilled that their vows came through loud and clear.    Planning was executed by Diana Caro-Salvador with Oahu Wedding and we enjoyed sharing Elim & Frank with Rachel Robertson of Rachel Robertson Photography.”

Lisa + Robin’s Intimate Waterfront Ceremony

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.

More pics of Stephanie + Brad’s reception

Since posting Stephanie + Brad’s wedding last week, several of our bride’s have emailed requesting more pics of their set up at the Coconut Club.  Enjoy these pics of the details we designed with the couple!  Images by Kai-Photo.


Kualoa Ranch – Moli’i Gardens

Red Heart 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.