Sometimes, one of the most precious moments during a wedding day is that rare moment where a bride and groom sit back and take a second to just be with each other. Even better when the bride and groom take a second out of their destination wedding to sit on the front porch of the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki with a glass of champagne!
At almost any wedding – Destination Wedding or not – finding a second to steal away with each other is a great idea! Take advantage of the time that you have during your wedding portrait session to take a moment to just relax. The time you spend relaxing may become one of those many treasured moments of your big day!
This Hawaii destination wedding bride and groom from California had the great idea to have their wedding ceremony and reception at a private estate in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu, over looking Kaneohe Bay. Private estates can be great wedding venues for smaller Hawaii weddings. In some cases, the houses may be rented out to the couple and their guests in the days surrounding the wedding. That can really make a difference to your guests’ and your families’ experience while in Hawaii for your wedding. No need to deal with hotels, parking issues, or scheduling to meet up with people. To top that, you don’t have to worry about your guests showing up late to your wedding since they will already be there!
This particular private estate had a gorgeous view of Kaneohe Bay as well as a manicured garden with a heart-shaped bush, an inviting pool (so inviting, that the best man jumped right in after doing his speech during the reception!).
Beautiful bride and groom pose on a staircase during their Hawaii wedding
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This Hawaii Destination Wedding couple left their beach ceremony with sandals in hand as they headed out to their waiting limo. When planning your destination wedding or beach wedding, shoes are a definite item to ponder over. Well, not so much for the men, since their decisions are fairly straightforward, but for the brides, bridesmaids and even guests, choosing the right shoes for the wedding can be a fairly important decision. We have seen brides hobbling along throughout their wedding because their wedding shoes, while beautiful, were just not right for the venue which their Hawaii wedding takes place. We’ve seen guests’ heels sinking into grass, trying to maneuver rocky shores, or struggling to walk up and down steep slopes.
Here are some tips and tricks of savvy Hawaii destination wedding brides we have picked up over the years. For a garden wedding where there will definitely be grass lawns and garden paths, wedged high-heels are a great choice to keep the beloved height benefits of heels but with added stability.
Another great idea for brides and bridesmaids who want heels for their Hawaii wedding, SoleMates high heel protectors that you snap on the tip of your heel to add a wider area to balance on. Theses brilliant little inventions can be taken on and off your favorite pair of heels when needed (much better than sinking into the grass)! These probably wont help much on the sand, so you may have to opt for sandals.
Another great option for beach wedding brides is having one nice pair of heels for the indoor portions of your ceremony or reception and one pair of sandals for the beach. This way, you get the best of both worlds and don’t have to reek havoc on your soles and your perfectly manicured toes by going barefoot on beaches and exposing them to rocks, pebbles, and twigs.
Bride and groom carry their shoes from their destination beach wedding in Hawaii
Our Hawaii Wedding Bride and Grooms have had so many great ideas for their destination wedding, we just have to share them with you all. Ever have a question for us? Leave us a comment!
Intricately detailed wedding dresses are always so much fun to photograph. It is these details that won over the heart of the bride after searching all over for the perfect dress for her Hawaii Destination Wedding. Sheer layers, beading, lace, ribbons, and broaches all add style to a wedding dress that really makes it stand out amongst others. This elegant wedding dress was a cream colored sheath dress with beading around the bodice accented by two ribbons and a simple train. The beaded edge of her fingertip length veil was the perfect match for a classically elegant destination wedding dress.
Destination Wedding Dress
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People always ask us for advice for their engagement session – Do you want to know a secret? One of the most important ingredients to a great engagement session is to just be relaxed and to be yourself. Simple as that! This couple was so playful, fun, and relaxed that it made the session fly by! This engagement session was shot on the west coast of Oahu at the Ihilani Marriot in Ko Olina.
Oh – do you want to know another secret? Believe it or not, this shot was not creatively altered in photoshop How’d they do that!
Sunset Engagement Photo in Hawaii
Oahu Engagement Beach Portrait Session
There are so many fun things to mention about this wedding, we will have to save most for this Hawaii destination wedding bride and groom’s blog article. This whole wedding party was just full of love, happiness and positivity. We are so lucky to say that we have been blessed with wonderfully sweet clients over the years. This lovely couple was so wonderful to work with and even sent us home with a bottle of their favorite champagne from a winery near their home in California! Mucho mahalo!
Destination Beach wedding ceremony at Kailua Lanikai in Oahu
We are so happy that vintage style has come back to weddings in Hawaii. We love vintage wedding details like birdcage veils, broaches, covered buttons, embroidered handkerchiefs, and lace. It is so interesting to see how brides have been able to incorporate old family items into their own wedding. Not only are vintage items beautifully made and, more often than not, handcrafted, these items also give you a sense of history and timelessness when you see them. No wonder vintage wedding details are becoming more and more popular in Hawaii weddings.
While this particular wedding was not really vintage-inspired, it was fun to put a little vintage twist on the edit. This vintage style Hawaii wedding photo was taken at a private garden wedding at Haiku Gardens on Oahu.
This is one of the cutest private estates that we have ever photographed. This Oahu Wedding venue was a perfect choice for this couple Hawaii destination wedding bride and groom from Canada. The Gingerbread House is on the National Register of Historic Places and dates back to the 1920′s. The cottage is fairly large and is styled after Tudor with French Norman cottage influences popular during that era. This was a beautiful starting place for a Hawaii beach wedding and a private dinner reception at the “Sarento’s Top of the I” restaurant at the Illikai Hotel Waikiki.
This Hawaii destination wedding bride gets ready for her big day in a historic Oahu Wedding Venue.
Absolutely pure white – the color of the bathroom of the Ocean Villa at Oahu Wedding venue, Turtle Bay. Located on the North Shore, this beautiful villa was the perfect white canvas as a background for this excited bride to be as she got ready. The private destination beach wedding was followed by a reception at Turtle Bay’s beach side restaurant, Ola’s.
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This sweet couple had a beautiful Hawaii destination wedding at one of Kualoa Ranch‘s wedding venues, Moli’i Gardens. The ceremony at Secret Island and the wedding reception at Moli’i Gardens were both decorated with real Hawaiian pineapples as aisle accents and centerpieces. This was the perfect touch for the green and brown themed wedding.
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When this destination wedding couple asked us to incorporate their relative’s blue corvette into their wedding portraits, we definitely jumped on the chance. We absolutely loved capturing the bride and groom enjoying their first few moments of married life around this awesome car. The bright contrasting colors of the blue car and the pink flowers were an added splash of color to this elegant Hawaii wedding at Bayer Estate in Honolulu.
Hawaii Wedding Photographers from L’Amour Photography‘s accomplished team photographed this destination wedding at the Bayer Estate in Honolulu
L’Amour Photography’s team just wrapped up at Karen and Mark’s Hawaii Wedding a few hours ago, but we just couldn’t help ourselves. Here is a sneak peek of some of their wedding photos from their beautiful private wedding at Bayer Estate just outside of Honolulu on Oahu.
This destination wedding couple had a small but beautiful ceremony at the historic Bayer Estate.
The newlyweds during cocktail hour of their private Hawaii Wedding on Oahu. L’Amour Photography’s team photographed this couple’s big day. The gorgeous floral decor and bouquets were done by Designs by Hemingway
We always love sunset wedding photos at this wonderful Hawaii Wedding Venue on Oahu
Friends and family join the happy bride and groom after their first dance to party the night away at their Destination Wedding in Hawaii
We had such a great time at Karen and Mark’s Hawaii Destination Wedding at the Bayer Estate today, that we decided to use one of their wedding portraits as our daily shot. This creative bride’s “something blue” really made a statement! The bride’s soles of her ivory wedding shoes were adorned with sparkly blue lettering on one shoe that says ” I DO” and the date of their Hawaii wedding on the other shoe. Congratulations to this destination bride and groom all the way from New Jersey on their first day as husband and wife.
Cute Shoes at a Bayer Estate Wedding
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All the way from Louisiana, this happy bride and groom came all the way across the Pacific Ocean to Oahu for their destination wedding on the beach at Makapuu. This private ceremony consisted of just our photography team, the officiant, and a musician, and of course the bride and groom! It does not get more private than that! With a private beach ceremony in Hawaii and a large wedding reception back home, this couple had the best of both worlds.
Hawaii Destination Beach Photographers from L’Amour’s accomplished team photographed this happy couple during their private ceremony on Oahu.
Perfectly golden beams of light really accented this cute couple as they stood exchanging vows with Waikiki Beach in Oahu right beside them. This bride and groom had impeccable modern style which they brought to the decor and overall aesthetic of their wedding ceremony and reception at the Diamond Lawn at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel. While the Surfrider is one of the oldest hotels on Waikiki Beach, this couple proved that modern style and decor is the perfect compliment to this vintage style Hawaii wedding venue!
Sheraton Moana Surfrider Wedding
We absolutely love photographing Sheraton Moana Surfrider Weddings. Check out our other blog articles of wedding ceremonies and receptions at this Oahu wedding venue and other Hawaii Wedding Photographs on our Blog!