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Samara & Jeremy 

July 11 

Lahaina, Hawaii 

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know that it was the one? 

The big, beautiful exotic trees and the ceremony area right next to palm trees and the ocean.  It was such a perfect setting to walk down the aisle.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Our musicians – Shea Derrick and Full Flavor worked with us on which kind of music we wanted and played an eclectic selection of our choices and theirs, live!  They let us pick songs that they would learn and sing, and our guests were amazed since the covers sounded so awesome.  It was a mix between Shea singing, a guitarist, and a DJ, and they were fabulous!  

2. The food – Aloha Events catered and bartended.  We made a custom around the world menu with dishes from different countries we’ve traveled to.  The food was superb, and the staff was great!  

3. The cake – Maui Wedding Cakes designed a custom cake that looked like a mountain.  We ordered rock climbing figurines from MyWeddingDolls.com that were designed to look like us, which were placed on the cake as rock climbers.  Figurines of our two dogs were on top of the cake.  The designer used string for the climbing rope.  We gave her an extremely unique cake request, and she nailed it.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Bride – Walking down the aisle and seeing my soon-to-be husband waiting for me.  The look on his face filled my heart with so much joy and love, and I knew I was feeling the same thing he was – overwhelming happiness to spend the rest of our lives together.

Groom – We secretly took dance lessons once a week for like 5 months.  We wanted a dance with big lifts and choreography that would blow our guests away.  We couldn’t decide between her choice, Pearl Jam’s “Love Reign O’er Me” and my choice, O.A.R.’s “Hey Girl,” so we decided to do 2 dances.  Our first one was for our first dance “Love Reign O’er Me” was formal and dramatic.  Much later in the night, we surprised everyone with another dance.  “Hey Girl” was swing and playful, and I lifted Samara over my head a few times.  So much fun.  We undertook a huge challenge, but it was my favorite memory.  No one expected a dance like that, let alone two dances!

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Joyful Orange Summer Ranch Wedding in Hawaii

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 28, 2013

Tara & Kale 

August 1

Oahu, Hawaii

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one? 

The spectacular view.

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites? 

1. The place settings with the personalized favors and single orchid  we actually had people taking more than one favor.

2. The giant lawn games for the reception — it was very relaxed atmosphere, and we were able to spend a little time with everyone.

3. Flower mob — we had 9 kids throwing flowers instead of 1 or 2. 

4. Shaved ice instead of wedding cake – since most of our guests were not from Hawaii, it was a treat that you cannot get every day. Loved the fresh, tropical flavors!

4. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

The first look, the moment that we first saw each other on the day. Tara was so beautiful, and exiting the ceremony after our kiss. We were so excited, we starting skipping and jumping.

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Green and Yellow Ranch Wedding in Hawaii

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 23, 2013

Lauren & Marc

September 1

Haleiwa, Hawaii

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1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Just looking at pictures of our venue, Sunset Ranch, I knew it was the right place for us. It had beautiful views, and a perfect outdoor area where we knew we wanted to hold the ceremony. We booked immediately, then made a site visit. After visiting, we knew we made the right choice, it was just as we hoped it would be.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

First, our venue was secluded and private. This created an intimate setting, which we envisioned for our wedding day. Second, we loved that our venue was exclusive to us. All areas of the ranch were ours for the day. The areas seemed limitless, including a rain forest, open grassy fields with views of the ocean and sunset in the evening, a pond and even a rustic barn, which we used for our reception. The exclusiveness of the venue gave us creative freedom to create our own unique wedding. Third, the ice cream truck that was driven into the barn to serve our guests dessert. We received many complements and had many fun pictures of guests eating colorful ice cream bars. Our wedding had a casual feel, and with the ice cream truck, the guests were able to have some fun on the warm, balmy, Hawaiian night.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment I can’t stop thinking about is when I walked out during our ceremony to meet my husband. I had a slightly far walk to get to the altar, there wasn’t a traditional aisle. I had my brother escort me around the ranch house, and out along a grassy field where I was finally able to see all of our friends and family. I heard our musician singing the song I wanted, The Beatles’ “In My Life” and as I got close enough to see everyone, I started to get really emotional. It hit me all of a sudden, after all the years spent together, we were finally going to be married. I started to tear up and was so happy. Since many events during our wedding came and went too quickly, this is a moment that I vividly remember and will never forget.

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Romantic Pink Beach Wedding in Hawaii

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 15, 2013

Holly & Travis 

September 29

Kapolei, Hawaii

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It was the lush green landscape along the ocean that resembles all of Hawaii has to offer.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites/

1. The ceremony.

2. The décor that was arranged in love by friends and family, who took my visions and brought them to life.

3. The groom and groomsmen surprise performance to Justin Bieber’s Baby!

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

The ceremony, was amazingly perfect.  So many unscripted moments that make you laugh and cry that make the moment unforgettable for us.  We give praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for perfectly designing marriage and teaching us how to love and be loved.  The Holy Spirit was truly present in that moment bringing together our friends and family to witness what God had designed for our lives.

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Intimate Navy and Pink Summer Beach Wedding in Hawaii

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 01, 2013

Katherine & Roger 

July 6

Kaaawa, Hawaii

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We wanted our feet in the sand and the gorgeous scenery of Hawaii in the background. Although the groom is from Oahu originally, we had several out-of-town guests in attendance and wanted to give them an unforgettable (and non-Waikiki tourist) experience. Kualoa Ranch was magical!

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Having the guests and wedding party board a boat to head over the fish pond for the Secret Island ceremony and back for the reception was breathtaking.

2. The food was incredible. An upscale luau with simple yet elegant food. Delicious!

3. My custom handmade dress. I designed my dress and beaded it with over 30 hours of love! It was so beautiful and comfortable.

4. We had a luau performed by Chief Sielu and his team of performers. What an amazing fire show for our guests.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Seeing our smiling faces in every photo, some even in hysterical laughter. We had such a wonderful time and didn’t want it to end.

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