Have you visited L’amour Photography & Video’s Facebook page lately? Like our page to see our fan favorite “L’amour’s Daily Shot of Love” where we highlight one of our favorite photos from weddings in Hawaii on our Facebook wall. In addition to sharing our favorite wedding photos, we love staying in contact with our former bride and grooms and interacting with future clients and fans! Thanks to all of our Facebook fans who are always so supportive and loving. We love you guys too!
Here is our newest Facebook cover photo. L’amour Facebook page is another great way to view the gorgeous Hawaii weddings and destination weddings that we photograph! We have many Hawaii weddings featured on our Facebook page, just click to see the photo albums! See what others are commenting and liking and join in on the action. See you on Facebook!
With Mother’s day just around the corner, we wanted to say a big Happy Mother’s Day from all of us on the L’amour Photography & Video team. From our family to yours, have a wonderful day and remember to let your mothers know that they rock!
This mother and son dance photo was taken at a gorgeous wedding we photographed on Maui. We absolutely loved how fun this mother was and how she was seriously rocking out. This groom and his mother should definitely win some kind of award for best mother-son dance song selection with their choice of Guns & Roses “Sweet Child of Mine.” We hope you all have a great Mother’s Day!
Check out this bouquet toss at a recent destination wedding on Oahu. This striking wedding reception was held at the JW Marriot Ihilani in Ko’olina on Oahu.
Wedding bouquet tosses can be one of the most exciting parts of the wedding reception. You know how competitive girls can be! At my own wedding there was a tiny bit of blood shed between two friends trying to snatch the bouquet out of the air. One could definitely describe some bouquet tosses as a full contact sport! This one, however, was impressive because of the height this Hawaii wedding guest gained in her successful attempt to catch the bouquet. This girl has skills!
As Hawaii wedding photographers, we love to capture the undeniable beauty of the islands. Crystal clear blue water, sugary sandy beaches, deep blue skies, swaying palms. These all make for a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding in Hawaii. While we usually find ourselves among all of the tropical beauty of Hawaii, we sometimes get a chance to change it up a bit and seek out more of an urban or modern setting for portraits. Our team stumbled upon these building ruins that happened to have a gorgeous antique style red piano inside. We were instantly inspired! Our team of photographers were drawn to the contrast between the graffiti and classic piano, as well as the banyan roots creeping in through the windows. Here is one of our favorite wedding photos from this Oahu wedding.
April 25th, 2013 in
Daily Shot of Love
, Trash The Dress (TTD)
Hawaii Wedding Photographer
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, Loulou Palm Estate
, North Shore
, portrait session
, Trash The Dress
We have just returned from shooting a fun filled wedding on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Maarten and couldn’t wait to share a sneak peek with you all! This tiny island is known for its crystal clear teal waters, friendly people, wonderful food and the beachfront St Maarten Airport (SXM) landing strip. As the sun was setting on this bride and grooms destination wedding, we were lucky enough to be graced with the presence of an incoming plane! With the roar of jet engines preparing for take off and planes flying right over our heads, this was definitely the most thrilling sunset shoot we have ever done.
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Yes, this photos is 100% real. No Photoshop inserted planes for us!
This wedding was so awesome to shoot, we will definitely be sharing their full wedding on our Hawaii Wedding Photography blog soon!
December is such a crazy busy month for us. I have so many wonderful Hawaii weddings to share with you, but in the meantime I wanted to share a little peak at one of our recent weddings at Bayer Estate. Bayer Estate weddings are always wonderful, and this recent Oahu wedding is no exception. The bride and groom were able to say their “I Do’s” amongst their loved ones at this vintage style private estate and its beautiful Christmas decor.
Check out the current issue of Pacific Weddings Magazine on stands now to see L’Amour Photography’s featured Real Wedding at Bayer Estate! Visit L’Amour Photography’s Facebook Fan page to view our latest work and see what our clients and fans have to say about us!
Underwater photo of two turtles swimming holding fins
In honor of this cute underwater couple, we were inspired to share some of our favorite quotes on love. We have heard some great quotes and readings during wedding ceremonies through the years. Here are just a few that have stuck with us!
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~ Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” ~ David Viscott, 1974
“Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.” ~ Jean Anouilh, (1910 – 1987)
“There is always some madness in love.
But there is also always some reason in madness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, (1844 – 1900)
“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” ~ Rita Rudner
“He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved,
drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803 – 1882)
“If ever there were one, then surely we.
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot Quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can in no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere,
That when we live no more, we live ever.” ~ Anne Bradstreet 1612 – 1672
One of the best parts of a Hawaii Destination Wedding is knowing that the sun will likely be shining bright on your big day regardless of the time of year (well, aside from intermittent showers, and rare stormy days). When you come to Hawaii, for vacation or for a wedding, make sure you lather on High SPF sunblock. The sun is much stronger here and we have seen plenty sunburned and peeling brides, grooms, and guests! Help ensure that you and your guests stay cool and shaded by using wedding parasols. Wedding parasols are a classy and colorful wedding accessory you can employ to make sure you and your loved ones don’t leave your Hawaii Wedding looking like baked lobsters.
Simple: White or Cream colored wedding umbrellas or parasols are an easy addition to any wedding theme or color scheme.
Colorful: Choose a color that accents your wedding color scheme. If your wedding colors are yellow and orange, choose the color that is least used on the wedding party attire to make the parasols stand out and blend in at the same time.
Patterns: If your wedding is looking rather classic and simple, consider using wedding parasols with a pattern on them to add some accents to the overall feel of your wedding decor. Some of our personal favorites are paisley, flowers, damask, polka dots, swirls and initials.
Lace: If you want to add some elegance and vintage details to your wedding, a lace parasol can be the perfect fit.
Whether you provide a parasol to just your wedding party as a fun accent, or as wedding favors for your guests, wedding parasols are a useful and beautiful way to stay cool during your Wedding in Hawaii.
Here are a few sites where we have seen a great selection of wedding parasols. Happy planning and Happy Shopping!
Luna Bazaar , Pamela’s Parasols, and Bella Umbrella
We just love the vibrant colors in this Daily Shot of Love. We are so lucky to live in Hawaii and be surrounded by such colorful plants and flowers all year round. Our team has a great time at every wedding using the surroundings as a back drop for the wedding details.
These beach sandals are perfect for a destination wedding in Hawaii! Sandals with no heal or wedge are key to a stable walk down the aisle for a beach wedding. These wedding shoes were simple silver but also had a nice accent with sparkling crystal details for a bit of a fancier look than your everyday dressy sandals.
Here are some of our other favorite blogs about destination wedding shoes. Little helper putting on brides shoes, How to choose your wedding shoes, a cute idea to make your shoes make a statement!
Hawaii Destination Wedding Bride
This sweet gift was given to the bride right before the ceremony by her groom. The tradition of the bride and groom giving each other gifts right before the ceremony is a tradition that we are seeing more and more lately. If you are planning to carry out this particular tradition on your wedding day make sure your makeup is water proof and have a large tissue box on hand because there are sure to be some tears flowing.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, AND something from YOU!
Having a hard time thinking of a thoughtful wedding gift to your soon-to-be bride or groom. Here are some helpful hints to ease your brainstorming process.
Something Sparkly: I know you men have spent a ton on the engagement and wedding rings already, but a special piece of jewelry can be a perfect gift for your new bride. You can choose a piece of jewelry that she can wear that day, or simply something she would love. Either way, I’m sure she will look back on your special day each time she puts it on. For the ladies, you can buy a nice pair of cuff-links or a watch.
Something from the Family: Now that you and yours will be joining each others’ families officially, you may want to ask around to see if there is a special sentimental family item that can be handed down such as an embroidered handkerchief, any jewelry, etc
Something Crafty: You don’t have to be incredibly skilled in arts and crafts to make something thoughtful and meaningful as a wedding day gift. Put together a small scrapbook of your favorite dates and trips and leave the last page with a blank spot for a wedding photo. If you are afraid of scrap booking, and I bet many of you are! Those craft store aisles and aisles of paper, cut outs, stickers, and tools can be overwhelming. Try something simpler like a nice regular photo album and fill it with your favorite photos together. Another thought, you can even make an overview album of both your lives from babies, growing up, getting together and leave room for more life moments. If you don’t have any photos around, think of other sentimental things for you two. You can have the name of “your song” embroidered or engraved on something that she or he can keep close, like a money clip, compact mirror, bracelet, etc.
Something Poetic: You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write something to express your love and adoration to your bride or groom. Take a moment to brainstorm your favorite memories, first impressions, sentimental trips, and adventures and think of what you want to convey to your soon-to-be husband or wife. You don’t even have to rhyme! Just write from the heart. Now that you have the perfect words to say, think of a special way of presenting them. Write it on fancy paper, or have it printed and framed, cut out each sentence and store them in a nice box.
No matter what you do, as long as it is thoughtful and special, you can’t go wrong. I hope this article has given you some ideas to go off of. Best of luck and happy planning to you!
Bride in flowing destination wedding dress stands by the ocean in Hawaii
This beautiful bride wore the most stunning cream colored destination wedding dress for her Hawaii Wedding on Oahu. The fabric floral asymmetrical strap continued down the bodice with fabric flowers defining the empire waist. The light flowing layers of this Hawaii Wedding Dress completed the look by adding a whimsical and airy feeling to this elegant dress. The back of the dress was secured with a classic corset closure. After the beach ceremony, the happy couple headed out to Waikiki for their dinner reception where the bride changed into yet another stunning dress. The second wedding dress was a strapless flowing destination wedding gown in pale pink with beading accenting the bodice. Two perfect dresses for one beautiful bride.
L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love today features an amazing sunset on Kaanapali Beach in Maui on an mazing wedding day. This destination wedding couple from California was blessed with absolutely perfect weather for their wedding on Maui. The sunset was no exception. Beautiful golden rays peeking through wispy clouds made for a spectacular sunset portrait session. After the stroll down the beach and over the black lava rocks, the happy couple headed back in to get the party started at their wedding reception at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.
Bride has hair and makeup done before hawaii wedding
When people think about a wedding day and all of its special moments, the preparation time before the ceremony is often overlooked. The wedding preparation time is not a noted event during the day, but is often full of emotion and special moments that start the whole wedding day off on the right foot. These are the moments where the bride gets transformed from an excited fiancé to a bride getting laced up in her dream wedding dress by her best friends and family as they look at her with awe and excitement. These are the moments when it hits the bride and groom that in a few moments they will be saying their “I do”s in front of the most important people in their lives. These are the moments when the father of the bride sees his “little girl” all of a sudden as a grown woman about to become a wife. Emotions are flying all around the room with groomsmen making final toasts, bridesmaids helping the flower girl’s stage fright, the anxiety and anticipation of the bride stealing one last look in the mirror to make sure everything looks perfect, the heart skipping a beat or two as the bride waits for the doors to open and “Here Comes the Bride” to play. It is these moments that are simply priceless and should never be forgotten as the bride and groom look back on the first day of the rest of their lives.
This cute couple had only one day after their beautiful North Shore Oahu wedding ceremony and reception at Loulu Palms Estate. what better way to spend their last day in Hawaii than a Trash the Dress Shoot. The bride and groom got all dressed up in their own wedding dress and suit once more for a fun, no-limitations, trash the dress shoot on the beach. There are so many fun photos from this shoot that we will share very soon. Here are just a few to tide you all over.
Bride and Groom Trash the Dress in Oahu Hawaii
Bride and Groom Trash the Dress in a Fountain
Black and White wedding photo of bride having fun
We love the pure joy and excitement in this Daily Shot of Love. This particular wedding reception really kept us on our toes with many fun and unexpected moments. The festivities of this Hawaii wedding reception at Haiku Gardens got started off with a choreographed dance performance put on by the bridesmaids. I don’t really have a great way of explaining it other than simply entertaining. The bridesmaids were in a full theatrical dance costume complete with suspenders and fake mustaches. The performance took a surprising turn when they grabbed the groom to come up on the stage and swing his arm in a full circle holding a bucket of water while the ladies continued their dance. The groom was a great sport and made some really funny faces (photo-journalistic score!) and managed to keep himself and all of the guests in the front tables completely dry! Unexpected and entertaining moments like these are just one of the many reasons we absolutely love our jobs!