Ihilani Hotel Ko’olina Wedding L+K

August 19, 2014

beach sunset bride and groom portrait

Lisa + Kevin were married at the fabulous Ko’olina resort; JW Marriott which we just learned that it will closed down in January 2015 to be renovated into a Four Season’s Resort (which we’re super excited about btw). They have been together for years and finally decided to marry at Lisa’s mother’s urging. We photographed them for their engagement session up on the North Shore with their pup Max who also served as the ring bearer for the wedding. It was a day filled with family, friends and love.

Lisa carried a fabulous bouquet of blush pink and white roses detailed with this beautiful pin.

bride getting ready at four seasons

I photograph your details alone but, I always will photograph them while you’re putting them on. I feel that it is more relative  than just sitting on a dresser…

bride and groom portraits

bride getting ready at four seasons

A just a cheer of encouragement from the bridesmaids!

wedding ceremony

Max was the perfect ring bearer!

Lisa was escorted by her brother down the isle. It was a sentimental and touching moment since Lisa’s father had passed away.

wedding ceremony

bride bridesmaids portrait in hotel lobby

The brides maids and bride relaxing in the lobby of the JW Marriott before the ceremony.

hawaii wedding groom groomsmen portrait in hotel lobby

L+K had a huge wedding party! it was a challenge to find a place where everyone would fit!

wedding cake, cupcakes, reception room

Cupcakes are still a big trend in leu of a full wedding cake. The topper was designed as a motif throughout the wedding theme.

Lisa + Kevin had family and friends help them assemble the wedding favors;  cake pops and shot glass detailed with their wedding logo (they were relish!).

The “smoke” machine adds a unique touch to your first dance.

L+K had swing dancers and a other entertainment as a part of their reception program. It was a fabulous idea as it kept guests entertained during dinner.

reception groom tossing the garter

the toast!

reception cake cutting and bouquet toss

Immediately after the grand entrance in to the reception, we were asked to take the bridal part (of 20 people) out to the beach for a sunset shot. It was featured as one of our “Image of the Week” a while ago and I can tell you this was the best bridal party! everyone just fell into place and “CLICK” I go the shot!  Sometimes I even amaze myself and this is one of those moments…20 people, one light and a little luck!

bride and groom portrait at the Ihilani hotel

terrier, bride, groom portrait

We wish them all the best and we hope you enjoy the full gallery here.









Jeannemarie is Hawaii’s Premier Wedding Photographer. She is available to photograph your wedding on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii or where ever your big day takes you!


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