Take a look at this gorgeous wedding at Waikiki Beach’s historic hotel the Sheraton Moana Surfrider. The bride wore a lovely v-cut lace sheath dress with a beaded sash. The wedding details were blush pink and gold with satin pink table cloths, sparkly gold table numbers, and towering centerpieces featuring candles in glass bulbs hanging from flower adorned branches. Sound amazing? We think so too!
Ok, I am a little biased, but I love kilts and Scottish culture! I was so excited to work on this Scottish couple’s sweet photos. Not only were they absolutely smitten with each other and so cute, but their wedding details and decor were beautiful too! Don’t leave it to me to convince you, just check out their photos here!
After the bride had her hair and makeup done at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, she got dressed in her wedding gown featuring a feather detailed sweetheart neckline pleated bodice and flowing ruffled skirt. Absolutely stunning! The happy groom was dressed in his family’s kilt pattern with a matching vest and necktie. They headed over to the windward side of Oahu to Kualoa Ranch for their intimate wedding ceremony in the valley.
You might recognize this stunning landscape from movies such as Jurassic Park or the hit TV show Lost! This mountain range makes for a breathtaking backdrop for a wedding ceremony in Hawaii. There wedding venue was set up with gold chivari chairs and white orchids displayed in a lovely pattern on the grass down the aisle.
Between the ceremony and reception, we all headed to Honolulu to capture wedding portraits of the newlyweds enjoying the views from atop a lookout. How cute is this Volkswagen bus with surfboards on top?
The entire wedding party with family and friends gathered to eat, drink and enjoy the views from Duke’s restaurant in Waikiki. The bride and groom’s chair was decorated with heart shaped slate signs that read “I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more.” So perfect! To finish off the night the bride and groom cut into their unique Jurassic Park themed wedding cake featuring two little dinosaurs on top of a flowing volcano! To wash it down, the couple chomped into their Lost themed Dharma Initiative brand can shaped cakes. All of these cute details came together so seamlessly for a truly Hawaii themed destination wedding for this pair from Scotland.
We are so thankful for our many many couples this year! We get to meet people from all over the country and the world on the best day of their lives. You can’t beat that. I guess it’s safe to say that we have a dream job in paradise!
Lovely doesn’y begin to describe this sweet bride getting ready in her bridal suite at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu
Here she is, our gorgeous bride making her way down to the beach for her wedding ceremony by the sea.
These are the “I just go married in paradise” smiles of the bride and groom during their portrait session. The bride was stunning in her detailed bodice dress with slightly off the shoulder straps with sweetheart neckline. Even the back of her dress was beautiful with a v cut. The bride’s up do hairstyle was accented with a white flower. Her classic look was completed with a strand of pearls. Her groom wore a dark grey suit with a blue paisley necktie and a blue and white pocket square.
When the world gives you a gorgeous bright sunset in paradise and you have a lovely bride and groom basking in the love on their wedding day, you get a photo we just can’t keep to ourselves.
This stunning duo had a beach wedding ceremony with their closest loved ones followed by an intimate dinner reception at Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai in Waikiki. Sarento’s is steps off of Waikiki beach at the far end by Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Boat Harbor. Sitting on the top floor of the Ilikai Hotel, restaurant goers dine on Italian food while taking in the romantic ambiance and scenic ocean views. It’s no wonder this newly wed couple chose this intimate setting to celebrate with their guests.
This wedding has too much gorgeousness to show but we wanted to start off with the wedding video from this recent Turtle Bay resort wedding with photography and video by our team here at L’Amour. Take a look at the video then please come back to this page to see some of the highlight photos too! CLICK the play button on the below video!
Stunning location, beaming bride and groom, lovely lavender and cream details all with a colorful sunset and beachfront reception under a clear tent with sparkling chandeliers! the bride wore a pale blush or pink colored wedding dress with a satin sash and sweatheart neckline accented by a veil with bead trim and pearl jewelry. Did we mention those cream colored Badgley Mischka wedding shoes with crystal detailing on the back! The groom wore a light gray suit with a pale lavender or purple paisley tie and pocket square.
The cute little flower girls wore tulle dresses with shades of purple and helped carry this sign announcing “Here comes the love of your life” as the bride and her father prepared to walk down the isle of the Turtle Bay Resort Pavillion Chapel . From this beautiful open air wedding ceremony chapel you can hear the waves crashing on the rocks, spot surfers out on the waves, and witness one of the best views of sunsets on Oahu that you will find! It’s no wonder why this is a popular location for Hawaii weddings and one of our favorite venues for our Hawaii wedding photography and video team.
A few days after this absolutely stunning destination wedding on Oahu we did a “Post wedding photo session” or “Trash the Dress” session on the North Shore of Oahu. These are really great opportunities to get more wedding portraits at various locations and under much less stress and hustle that happens on the day of the wedding ceremony and reception. Our cute couple was able to get more wedding photos with the ability to sit and walk along the sand and get some photos with extra cute touches like the surf board. We hope you have liked these wedding photos and video as much as our photography and video team did capturing these moments! We seriously have the sweetest couples!
We will leave you with this cute photo of the bride and broom walking off down the beach with their footsteps in the sand. We think this couple’s wedding really shows the benefit of having wedding photography and video done on the wedding day. Take a look at our “Prices” page to see our Hawaii wedding photography packages which vary by however many hours and services fit into your wedding timeline. You can also view our video packages which you can acquire separately or individually, no need to pair services. You can mix and match photography and/or video packages based on what makes sense with your wedding timeline. Our couples have expressed how much they love our flexibility and how it has made their wedding planning easier and wedding day smoother by working with our wedding team as we offer both Photography and Videography under one cohesive team. Feel free to contact us with any questions! Please check out our Facebook page and Instagram to see more Hawaii wedding photography and videos!
We are back to share more of what we have been up to in 2015. We have so many Hawaii weddings, engagement photo sessions, maternity photos and family portraits we want to share with you. Here are a few we hope put a smile on your face the same way it does for us. These wedding and portrait sessions took place at some of our favorite wedding venues and locations on Oahu as well as on neighboring Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai. These locations include Moana Surfrider Hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Koolina Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel, Hale Koa Hotel, Turtle Bay Resort, St. Regis at Princeville and Tiki’s Grill and Bar Coconut Club. If you are planning a wedding in Hawaii and need suggestions or recommendations, we are always happy to help our clients using our 7 years of experience as Hawaii wedding photographers and videographers! To see more about our wedding packages, portrait packages and Add-ons, see our “Prices” page on our website!
We love capturing all of the little details that the bride and groom excitedly chose in the months leading up to their wedding. The perfect shoes to dance the night away. Gorgeous wedding bouquet with colors and textures that add to the overall look of the bride, bridesmaids, groom, groomsmen and centerpieces! The right amount of sparkly and sentimental jewelry to make the bride feel and look as special as she should on her wedding day. The wedding rings are always a fun item to photograph as they are so personal and will be with the couple for the rest of their lives as the symbol of their commitment to marriage. We can’t forget special moments like the one below of the cute little flower girl covering her eyes as the bride and groom had their first kiss during their ceremony at the Crystal Chapel in Koolina!
We suggest to our couples an engagement session if possible a few months before their big day. This gives the couples beautiful photos to include on their wedding website or on their save the dates! Aside from those great reasons, it give the future bride and groom an opportunity to test out how they feel in front of the camera and gives our photography team the ability to work with the couple before the wedding day. It is always great if the couple is already familiar with and comfortable with the Hawaii wedding photography and video team by the time the big day comes! It’s not everyday that two people are followed around by so many photographers and videographers, so this little “practice session” can really help with the jitters. We also can add-on a portrait session to any wedding package for an after wedding or “trash the dress” session. This can be great for couples who have a tight timeline on the wedding day and want more photos. An after wedding session can also be great because the stress and rush of the wedding day has passed and the bride and groom can really be themselves with no one waiting on them and no schedule to adhere to or aunties and uncles grabbing them for hugs all night long!
Our Photography and Video team focuses on weddings the majority of the year, but when we get a chance we like to photograph engaged couples visiting Hawaii for engagement session, or families who want to capture memories of their special trip to Hawaii. We are always excited to watch our couples grow from fiances to bride and groom and eventually contact us for maternity sessions and family. We hope you enjoyed these photos! If you’d like to see more please check out our Facebook, Instagram, and YELP pages!
We want to say a big mahalo, or “Thank You,” to all of our amazing couples from 2015. As you can probably see, we have had a very busy ear and wanted to end it with a bang. Here are some highlights from some of our weddings of the year. There are just too many too share in one blog, so we will be posting a few blogs as well as posting to our Facebook and Instagram!
These lovely wedding took place at some of our favorite wedding venues on Oahu including Turtle Bay Resort, Haiku Gardens, Kualoa Ranch, Moana Surfrider, Lanikuhonua and Hilton Hawaiian Village chapel! We also had a chance to travel to the other Hawaiian islands for gorgeous weddings at the St Regis in Kauai and Olowalu Plantation on Maui.
This year has been jam packed with sweet couples, giddy engagement sessions, blue skies and warm breezes. We could no have asked for a better set of couples to spend it with. We are officially heading into our eighth year as Hawaii wedding photographers and can’t wait to see what the next year brings and meet our new bride and grooms! Stay tuned for many more highlights to come and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
When I saw the gorgeous mehndi painted hands of our bride, I was so excited to photograph them! We love how our wedding couples have found ways to bring their cultural or religious traditions all the way out to Hawaii with them and allow us to capture the diversity of how love is celebrated all over the world. We have so many photos of these beautiful traditions that I cant wait to share with you! Here is one that I just am in awe of. What a beautiful way to start a new life together, in these lovely hands.
Can you believe how beautiful this sunset was? This lovely bride and groom celebrated their wedding ceremony and reception beach front at a wedding venue in Maui. Our bride was stunning in a corseted wedding gown adorned with beading and flower details accented by a jeweled crown. She looked like a real life princess.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we would like to share with you our very own personal photos from L’Amour Photography and Video owner and photographers, Eric and Wendy’s vow renewal. For this special day, we hired our team of photographers and videographers to capture our intimate ceremony at Bayer Estate on Oahu. Some of our favorite Hawaii wedding vendors made this day everything we wanted it to be. Makeup and hair was done by the very talented Heather Heen of Delish Makeup with our ceremony performed by Kahu Wendell Silva. Wendy’s bouquet and floral headpiece, called a haku in Hawaiian, as well as all of the lovely flower arrangements, props and decor was by Debbie Hemingway of Designs by Hemingway. And of course, the most peaceful wedding venue on Oahu, the only place we would want to host our intimate ceremony, Bayer Estate.
The simple yet whimsical backdrop of the wedding ceremony was designed using blue, teal and cream colored fabric strip ribbons which swayed in the wind as we renewed our vows. A vintage distressed blue and white painted door added a nice touch to the ceremony site. After our intimate ceremony, we headed to the beach in front of Bayer Estate to lounge and enjoy some champagne. This cute scene is from Designs by Hemingway and featured multiple textures to create a luxurious yet, beachy feel.
I can’t even put into words how sweet this couple is. The couple came together in the hallway of their Oahu wedding venue to share their love letters before the ceremony. There was no peeking during this time, but the bride and groom held hands the whole time, shed tears and laughter, and took the last few moments together before they made that walk down the aisle to make it official! Stay posted for more to come from this beachfront wedding on Oahu.