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Kelly and Chris were married at Sugarman Estate in Wailea-Makena, Hawaii on October 11. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a lace bodice and ruffled tulle skirt, accessorized with shoulder-length veil in her half-up/half-down ‘do, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a skull-themed bow tie. The maid of honor wore a short navy blue chiffon dress and carried a bouquet of roses, berries, dusty millers, and ferns. The ceremony took place at sunset with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop stretching from the shores of Honua Kai Lani to the islands of Kahoolawe, Molokini, and beyond. The couple decided to write their own vows. “There are no words I could ever relay about how I feel about you . . . I could only think of a movie — Jerry McGuire — you literally complete me, you make me want to be a better man, you make me a better man, and even though it’s taken 17 long years, it was worth the wait,” Chris said. Fun fact: They dated in high school and went to Arizona State University together! That’s why “I always knew you were the one,” Kelly said. After wiping away the tears and sealing their commitment with a kiss, it was official! The reception followed underneath a framed tent decorated with hanging lanterns, overflowing centerpieces atop moss-covered wooden boxes, and “mahalo” (thank you) notes at each place setting.

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Photography: Joanna Tano Photography | Videography: Fisheye Studio | Venue: Sugarman Estate | Event Planner: A White Orchid Wedding, Inc. | Floral Designer: Teresa Sena Designs 


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Kristina and Will were married at the White Orchid Beach House in Wailea-Makena, Hawaii on October 14 — all the way from Australia. The bride wore a sweetheart ruched a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a headband in her loose curls, while the groom wore a gray vest and pants, accessorized with argyle socks. Bridesmaids looked oh-so lovely in navy blue chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of all-white roses, orchids, and calla lilies. As intimate as the ceremony was overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the reception was even more so lit with a crystal chandelier, paper lanterns, and candles. Not to mention the palm trees! Each place setting featured a “thank you” tin for guests to take home with them. Can you guess what was inside? Well, it’s a secret.

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Photography: Joanna Tano Photography | Venue: White Orchid Beach House | Event Coordinator: A White Orchid Wedding, Inc. | Floral Designer: Teresa Sena Designs | Caterer: Maui Catering Services

16 Ways to Incorporate Radiant Orchid

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 10, 2013


Photos (from left to right): Joanna Tano Photography

In case you haven’t heard, Pantone recently announced that radiant orchid is the color of 2014, which means couples will be searching for their “something pinky-purple” instead of their “something blue” for their upcoming nuptials. Get inspired by our photo gallery for ways to incorporate this color scheme into your wedding decor.

Carrie & Jonas

February 20

Kihei, Hawaii

Carrie and Jonas along with family and friends traveled from Colorado to tie the knot on the Oceanfront Lawn at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Carrie was such a gorgeous bride with a calm and relaxed way about her. When we arrived at the bride and bridemaids’ hotel room, they were excitedly preparing for the day. Jonas and the guys were such a fun bunch and we had a great time taking photos. The ceremony was breathtakingly beautiful on the Oceanfront Lawn. There was some rain earlier in the day, but as luck would have it, the weather cleared up for the ceremony and reception. The skies were blue with a slight breeze. Carrie’s brother officiated the wedding ceremony. After the couple walked down the aisle, friends and family congratulated them with hugs. The guests then enjoyed cocktails, while Carrie and Jonas slipped away with us for sunset photos. Meanwhile, the amazing staff at the Four Seasons quickly turned the Oceanfront Lawn from a ceremony site to the the reception venue. On the beach, Carrie and Jonas shared some really sweet moments, enjoying the the spectacular sunset. Their love for each other was natural, beautiful, and pure. What a pleasure to capture that on camera! They then joined their guests for cocktails, followed by a candlelit dinner served under the open sky. All of the details of the wedding day were simply beautiful! Avery Solmssen did a fantastic job on the flowers. The coordinators at the Four Seasons seamlessly put together quite a stunning event. After dinner, the couple cut their cake, danced and enjoyed toasts and laughs with their friends and family. ~Joanna Tano Photography

Photographer:  Joanna Tano Photography | Event Planner & Reception Venue:  Four Seasons Resort Maui | Floral Designer:  Green Honolulu

Purple and Pink Hawaiian Wedding

Posted by Jeffra on Mar 22, 2012

Stephanie & Jeffrey

November 6

Wailea, Hawaii

The Grand Wailea Maui served an exquisite venue for Stephanie and Jeffrey’s wedding ceremony and reception! Early in the afternoon, before the ceremony, the couple shared their “first look” with one another; it was quite a lovely moment. We took photos in and around the lobby and on the beach. Their evening candlelit ceremony was beautifully decorated with hues of purples and pinks. The group then enjoyed a lavish dinner under a canopied tent. After dinner, they rented Tsunami’s night club at the Grand Wailea, where everyone enjoyed drinks and dancing until past midnight. ~Joanna Tano Photography

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