Once again The Kahala Resort and Hotel invited brides and grooms to their annual open house to help couples envision their wedding at the coveted property. It's not too late to reserve your wedding date!The Diamond Head Gazebo Kahala O Ke Kai set for a reception celebration Attendees witness a mock ceremony on the Koko Head Lawn The Waialae Ballroom
After a private wedding ceremony at the Laie Temple in Kahuku, Lyndsay Batman and Jonathan Fuimaono took advantage of the beautiful temple grounds to take photos with their family members and friends. The pretty ladies of the bridal party were dressed in gowns of Hawaiian print in vibrant colors of the sunset or a lava flow. Before the newlyweds started the celebrating at their reception, they enjoyed time alone by taking photos at the beach. The entertainment after dinner involved the talented bridal party. The ladies and gentlemen shared cultural dances. The highlight was Lyndsay's dance. She must have impressed the crowd because at the end, the dance floor was littered with dollar bills.
Thinking of getting married at the Kahala Hotel and Resort? Approximately 200 brides and grooms toured the property on July 26 at the Elegant Weddings & Affairs Showcase. Eugene Kam Photography arranged for a special photo shoot. Our couple, Mr. and Mrs. Kahala, arrived in style in a vintage automobile. Thank you to Kika Matsumoto! After walking the red carpet, our couple walked down the orchid staircase and into the Maile Ballroom where emcee Trini Kaopuiki was giving the guests the 4-1-1 regarding the schedule of events. One of the highlights of the showcase was the dolphin exhibition arranged just for the prospective brides and grooms. The Diamond Head Lawn is one of the scenic ceremony sites at the hotel.
The scene in Nicole Mau's suite at the Halekulani resembled a pajama party, with girls in matching robes, a gift from the bride. Mom and dad Mau helped their daughter get dressed before it was time for Isac Thomas and the gentlemen to join the excitement. Nicole and Isac enjoyed a photo session on the hotel grounds before leaving for Saints Peter and Paul Church for their ceremony. The newlyweds exited the church into a veil of bubbles and to everyone's delight, Isac gave Nicole a romantic dip kiss. The bridal party made a stop at the beach for scenic photos with Diamond Head as the backdrop. Isac saw an opportunity to photo bomb the girls which resulted in a great shot. Beautiful rose-colored uplighting highlighted the couple's sweetheart table in the ballroom of the Halekulani. When the couple entered the room, the celebration was a mixture of their cultural traditions.
In her suite at the Kahala Hotel and Resort, Valerie Signo was receiving the finishing touches from Dorys Foltin of Maleana Cosmetics. It was special private time with her son and her bridesmaids before the excitement of the first encounter with the groom. Downstairs in the lower lobby, Denny Ngo was sharing his some laughs with his groomsmen, but the mood changed from playful to romantic when Denny got his first look of his stunning bride coming towards him down the orchid staircase. Valerie's son had the privilege of walking his mom down the aisle at the Koko Head Lawn. To honor their parents the bride and groom served tea in a traditional tea ceremony. With a happy wave to their guests, the beaming newlyweds walked back up the aisle together followed by a reluctant ring bearer who had to be carried. It's a good thing cute kids can do no wrong at a wedding. It's rare to have a beach all to yourself, but there was no one else around while the couple enjoyed a private moment together before the reception. The glassy appearance of the water resembled a grand mirror. The Waialae Ballroom was decorated with accents of dusty rose and light pink uplighting for the reception celebration. During dinner, each table of guests joined Valerie and Denny behind their sweetheart table for group photos. First there was a serious smiley photo, then there was a cooler, fun version.
Australia's Top wedding gown designer, Lilli Marcs, and her daughter Elizabeth premiered one of their new collections here in Hawaii. They selected the beautiful Royal Hawaiian Hotel - a Luxury Collection Resort property for the photoshoot. These gowns were specifically designed for weddings in Hawaii.
Crowned by Luxury Weddings as the couture queen of "slinky bridal gowns", Lilli's creations are coveted by many celebrities and stars. Her gowns have the elegant flow perfect for the Hawaii's ocean backdrop.