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the best of 2017 hawaii weddings

December 29, 2017

What a whirlwind of a year for Hawaii Destination Weddings! So many fabulous couple and locations that took us back to Havana, Cuba and Trinidad (Cuba) to Maui and of course my home Oahu. I wish I could say that here are only 10 of my favorites but I’d be lying… There are just too many for me to choose from. Follow along on my journey.

 

First we start with Carla in a field in Trinidad, Cuba. We found a wonderful cab driver who also acted as our tour guide and location scouter who helped find these two locations just outside of Trinidad. We totally fell in love with these locals just across the street from each other. Amazing how just turning 180 degrees and your lighting changes.

Trinidad Wedding, Grace loves lace bride, Bridal Gown

Trinidad Wedding, Grace loves lace bride, Bridal Gown

Trinidad Wedding, Grace loves lace bride, Bridal Gown

Trinidad, Cuba. Cuba’s oldest colonial town was so pretty at down. With its cobblestone streets and architecture it made my list to go back again.

Gown: Rime Arodaky

Trinidad Wedding, Sunrise Wedding, Bridal Gown

After visiting the Museo de Historia Municipal, we decided that this is a must to photograph at. After a few hours of walking around trying to discover how we can photograph here and our tenacious model/interpreter, Carla we were able to obtain permission to photograph here. We found out we were only the second photoshoot at the museum. We fell in love with location!

Gown: Grace Loves Lace

Trinidad Wedding, Grace loves lace bride, Bridal Gown

La Gaurdia well known for being in the movies and a couple photoshoots, the marble staircase and murals make the list.

Cuba Bride, Bridal Portrait, Bride, Wedding Gown

Gown: Claire Pettibone

The Josie House. Located in central Havana, well what’s not to love. This home is still occupied by its original owner who was allowed to keep it after the revolution. It hasn’t changed since.

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Old Havana, Cuba. No matter where your eye goes one location is better than the next. Our musician, came strolling along (on his way home) and I asked him to play for our couple.

Cuba Bride, Bridal Portrait, Bride, Wedding Gown

Old Havana, Cuba. Close to sunset… what else can I say?

Cuba Bride, Bridal Portrait, Bride, Wedding Gown

North Shore, Oahu. In my honest opinion, Oahu is one of the most sublime places on earth. This location has canopy of trees making the list a must.

Venue: Turtle Bay Resort

Waimea Valley

Coordination: Cortney Crane Events

Kawela Bay, Turtle Bay Wedding, wedding couple

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Studio shoot. The ultimate place to photograph. We can so what ever we want and control the light too. If you’re looking for something better than your hotel room, this is the best!

Florist/Stylist: Designs by Hemingway

Bridal Gowns: Magnolia White Hawaii

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South Shore Oahu. I think Hawaii Kai has the best sunrises and Sunsets. Depending on the location, I soooooooo LOVE Hawaii Kai!

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Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Who wouldn’t want to have their destination wedding at the Pink Lady!

Venue: Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Coordination: Aloha Bridal Connections

Waikiki, Waikiki Wedding, Wedding Gown    

Koolau Ballrooms – Windward, Oahu, Hawaii. I think the Koolau Mountain range is the most sublime and spiritual thing about Oahu. The Koolau Ballrooms is the best place to take full advantage to get epic images of them!

Venue: Koolau Ballrooms and Conference 

Florals: Su-v Expressions

 

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West coast Maui. cliffs, rocks, beaches. Oh so pretty.

Gown: Carol Hannah Bridal

Hair and Make-up: Kiss and Make-up Hawaii 

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There a few places I love no more than the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. So many nooks and crannies to photograph. 

Halekulani Hotel, Hawaii Bride, Hawaii Wedding, Hawaii Wedding Photographer

Cafe Julia is Honolulu’s gem. It’s unique architecture offers many places to take advantage of for your wedding day!

Venue: Halekulani

Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Boutique Honolulu 

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Venue: Cafe Julia

Comments

Loveliest wedding photos you can come across! Beautiful brides and magnificent backgrounds!
A real winner!
Ellen Mapletoft

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