It’s that time again to dub a select few businesses the title of “Best of Honolulu”!
Click this link to vote for L’Amour Photography for the “Best Event Photographer” under the “Quality of Life” Section at the bottom area of the Ballot! Get your vote in now, the contest ends 11/30/2009.
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November 17th, 2009 in
Flower Farm has been a long running tradition in Hawaii. Family owned and operated since 1965, Flower Farm has seen three generations of Johnson family members – heck, they have been around for so long, the street the company is located on is named “Johnson St” – coincidence, I think not.
We have been fortunate to work with Koa and Arna several time in the last month and every time, the floral arrangements have been fantastic.
49-051 Johnson Road
P.O. Box 381
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744-0381
Toll Free:(888) 880-4446
Fax: (808) 237-8663
You’re sharing your love with your friends and family on your wedding day, and you can also share your passion for the environment. Now more than ever, weddings are going green. One way to make your wedding more eco-friendly is to use more environmentally safe or organic flowers. Most flowers sold are grown using pesticides, which harm the environment. Long-distance transportation costs are also wasteful. There are several alternatives that won’t require sacrificing style for the sake of the environment.
Choosing a florist who offers locally-grown, organic, in-season flowers or buying flowers from the local farmers market will be much better for the environment. If there are no such options, Organic Bouquet (http://www.organicbouquet) offers fair trade and certified organic flowers. There are also other organic flower websites to choose from, but pick one that is located closest to you to minimize shipping. Silk floral arrangements can be just as beautiful, and they last forever. They can double as a keepsake for your bridal party after the wedding. Whatever you decide, at the end of the night, announce to your guests that they are welcome to bring the ceremony flowers or centerpieces home as a token of your special day!
What is the one element that will effect every single photograph you take on your wedding day? Posture. Good posture makes you look thinner, taller and more graceful. It is especially key when you are utilizing photojournalist style photography that catches unguarded moments. Couples and members of the wedding party should practice good posture in preparation for taking gorgeous pictures at every click.
Posture isn’t about posing, but about strength. Posing looks stilted, unnatural and uncomfortable. So instead of going America’s Next Top Model on your wedding day, work to strengthen and stretch the muscles in your shoulders and back. Taking dancing lessons to prepare for your big day? Don’t just focus on footwork, but use the lessons to practice correct carriage. Enroll in a ballet class for even more training. Yoga and Pilates are other disciplines that build the lean upper body strength that you need to stand tall all day. Ask your partner, friend or co-worker to remind you to straighten-up. The more you practice, the more natural the habit will become. The result will be great looking pictures that capture the beauty of your special day.
Browsing for wedding attire just got a whole lot more mobile with Brides Magazine’s new iPhone ‘Dressing Room’ app. The free application lets the brides search hundreds of wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses by designer, price and silhouette, check the selection at local retailers, and even make an appointment. Feel free to get the app here.
Of course even iPhoneless brides can utilize their blackberries and cellphones to make dress shopping easier. Use your camera phone and picture messaging abilities to take pictures while you dress shop. Include the designer and other notes in the comments section, and, wa-la, you have an easy access, easy to share dress album that will help you keep all the dresses straight and lead you to the perfect one!
A man will never wear an outfit more important than the one he chooses for his wedding day. It has to look good -it will photographed hundreds of times, it has to be comfortable enough to be worn all day, and it has to reflect his true style. These five tips will help grooms look great on their big day.
1. Tropical climates such as Hawaii’s inspires a lighter fabrics and color schemes. Cottons and linens are breezy choices. Khakis, light grays and white suits are elegant choices over a linen shirt. Lose the jacket and tie for a more casual choice. Roll up pant legs and sleeves or unbutton the collar to customize. No matter how casual, keep all the components high quality- well tailored trousers, crisp custom made shirts, and French cuffs.
2. Bright colors enliven the typical suit and tie and tie together your palate. For a splash of color, go for vibrant ties and vests. An added bonus is that these components will contrast nicely with your other pieces and really pop in photographs.
3. The well dressed groom has to have style from head-to-toe. Keep this in mind while selecting shoes. Think form and function. Shoes can dress an outfit up or play it down. For an indoor church or chapel wedding, light toned loafers or wingtips are elegant choices when paired with light suit. Switch those for Sperry’s for a nautical feel. Flipflops are a natural choice for a beach themed affair, but think leather, not plastic, for this special occasion.
4. A new wedding ring shouldn’t be a groom’s only accessories. Cuff links, pocket squares, sunglasses, watches, and suspenders are all fantastic ways to customize a staid outfit and add a personal touch. Think aesthetically (does it look good?) and personally (what does this say about me?). Subtle details such as cuff links can be a great way to honor your heritage or celebrate a favorite affiliation.
5. Just like a bride plans her entire ensemble in advance, grooms should pull every element of their wedding day look together before they board the plane for their destination wedding, much less walk down the aisle. Do a full dress rehearsal to make sure you have everything you need – from sunscreen to socks. This simple exercise will spare you any surprises on your big day.