We are happy to share part 2 of these Kauai wedding photos! Click here to see part 1 of this Hawaii wedding photography blog post. In our first post of this wedding we showed some of our favorite photos from this lovely bride and groom’s wedding rehearsal sunset dinner cruise of the Napali coast and all of the wedding preparations on the morning of this Hawaii destination wedding in Kauai.
The bridesmaids wore a light green knee length dress accented with a coral colored sash giving their look a classy yet tropical twist. The flower girls walked down the aisle holding poms of green orchids on a white satin string. This Hawaii wedding ceremony took place under the large trees on the edge of the beach fronting the St Regis. Lei of tropical flowers and crystal strands hung from the tree branches as the happy bride and groom exchanged vows beneath at the Kamani Cove.
Right after the beachfront wedding ceremony, we went around the gorgeous grounds of the St Regis to photograph the bride and grooms wedding portraits. We were struck by the many stunning locations and really loved the sparkling glass bulb chandelier of the lobby as well as the graphic decor in the front of the main entrance to this amazing resort.
Sunset was absolutely stunning on this Hawaii wedding day. The sun rays perfectly caught on the mountains across Hanalei Bay.
This Hawaii wedding reception was held in the St Regis Bay Terrace overlooking the sun setting over Hanalei Bay. This Hawaii wedding venue features a relaxing lounge area with an attached ballroom giving this venue indoor and outdoor versatility. The wedding reception carried the same classic beach theme with warm gold up-lighting sand filled centerpieces with large shells holding the tropical green and white flowers.
This beautiful bride changed into a knee length sparkling gold dress for her wedding reception. This dress was prefect for busting a move for their choreographed first dance. Not only was this bride and groom super sweet, but they also knew how to have a good time and let loose! Any bride who breaks out into doing the robot during her own wedding is a bride after my own heart!
Here we are with the gorgeous couple! We are extremely lucky and blessed to have such amazing people as our clients. After 5 years in business, based on Oahu, we continue to be amazed at how we always get to photograph such wonderful couples. Thanks for being AMAZING, everyone! Ps: As a side note, you might notice that we have changed our watermarking of photos recently. Don’t worry! We only are putting these watermarks on our blog posts. Our clients receive their printable, full size photos, free from any watermarks on their CD and with a much much less obtrusive watermark on their smaller, web-sized set of photos. Finally, we wanted to mention that Wendy (shown above with Eric) is only able to photograph weddings every once in a while when her carpal tunnel problems allow, and this was one of those rare occasions! She spends most of her days editing all of the Hawaii wedding photos and working on the flush-mount wedding album designs! Our absolutely talented L’amour team members photograph and film all of the rest of the weddings, day in and day out, through the years.
May 24th, 2013 in
Hawaii Wedding Photographer
| tags: Bride
, destination wedding
, Hawaii Wedding Photographer
, Hawaii Wedding Reception
, St Regis Princeville
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
| tags: beach wedding
, Loulou Palm Estate
, North Shore
, portrait session
, Trash The Dress
People often ask if we are available to photograph weddings on any of the Hawaiian islands. The answer is absolutely! As L’amour Photography and Video is an Oahu based wedding photography and video company we serve mainly Oahu wedding. So when we are asked to photograph weddings on Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island we are always excited to spread our wings and fly on over. This Kauai wedding was absolutely gorgeous. We loved so many of this bride and groom’s wedding photos that we decided to do two blogs articles about them! So here is part one! We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed photographing them. PS. Did we mention that we love our jobs?
This lovely couple’s wedding rehearsal was held on a fun filled catamaran sunset dinner cruise. The bride and groom, along with all of their friends and family sailed along the NaPali Coast of Kauai while sipping cocktails and having dinner. We were lucky enough to get a gorgeous rainbow for a good amount of time. A pod of dolphins followed alongside the boat. This magical night ended with a great view of the Kauai sunset .
The setting for this Hawaii wedding was the Kauai wedding venue, the St. Regis Princeville. The St.Regis Princeville is located on the North Shore of Kauai overlooking the famous Hanalei Bay. Stepping into the lobby for the first time, guest are met with a mix of Hawaiian and sophisticated classic decor with wood accents and tropical flowers. The cascading glass bulb chandeliers are such a striking feature, we found ourselves admiring them more than just once. Conde Nast found was also rather impressed with this spectacular resort and listed the St. Regis on it’s 2011 Gold List among the world’s finest properties.
The bride started her Hawaii wedding day getting her hair and makeup done at the St. Regis’ Halele’a Spa then headed up to her bridal suite to slip on her lace and tulle wedding dress and sweet mint green wedding shoes.
Green and white orchids were accompanied by beautiful succulents in this tropical wedding bouquet with a modern twist. We loved the succulents so much and thought they would make a perfect backdrop for the wedding ring photos. The bridesmaids wore complimentary soft mint green sheath dresses with a coral colored sash.
The groom wore a navy blue suit with a coral colored tie that was patterned with tiny whales while the groomsmen wore light grey suits with mint green plaid ties. The men spent their down time relaxing in the St Regis Bar. I’m sure the bride and bridesmaid who spent hours getting ready were a little envious. Stay tuned for part two if this gorgeous Kauai wedding.
There are few places in Maui that are as iconic as Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach. This stunning bride and groom said “I Do” at the beachfront hotel, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa. The bride and her lovely bridesmaids sipped on champagne as the had their hair and makeup done. The ladies looked absolutely gorgeous in their pale yellow, one-shouldered bridesmaid dresses. The wedding dress hung in the bridal suite on a personalized wood and wire hanger with the brides new last name. The bride had everyone with jaws dropped in her cream colored wedding gown featuring ruching on the bust and lace accents around the waist and train.
The wedding ceremony was held at the Sheraton Maui Black Rock Lawn with a gorgeous view of the ocean behind the sheer white drapery of the trellis. This stunning Hawaii bride and groom exchanged wedding rings inscribed with personal messages in front of their family, friends and loved ones who all traveled to the Hawaiian island of Maui to celebrate the big day.
After photographing the family portraits, wedding party and then sunset portraits of the couple around the grounds of the Sheraton Maui Resort, we all headed into the Sheraton Maui Coral Reef Room for the grand entrance of their Hawaii wedding reception. the bridesmaids made their way into the ballroom with yellow and white rose bouquets in hand alongside the groomsmen who wore khaki colored suits with green orchid boutonnieres by Fukushima Flowers.
Thanks for checking out this blog post of our bride and groom’s gorgeous Hawaii destination wedding in Maui. We wanted to leave you with one of our final and also favorite wedding photos from the night. Who says a little stormy weather is a bad thing? Aloha and mahalo!
February 22nd, 2013 in
Hawaii Wedding Photographer
| tags: Black Rock
, Kaanapali Beach
, Sheraton Maui
, Sheraton Maui Black Rock Lawn
, Sheraton Maui Coral Reef Room
We are back to blogging after a very happily busy year of weddings . We were blessed to work with many wonderful bride and grooms during their weddings in Hawaii. It is always so much fun to be part of such a happy and momentous day in a couple’s life. We have so many photos to share with you on our blog as well as our Facebook page. Stay posted for new boards on our L’Amour Photography & Video Pinterest too! Our wedding couples have had so many great wedding details, we can’t wait to share them with you and hopefully inspire you in your Hawaii wedding planning!
We are happy to share with you this gorgeous couple’s Hawaii garden wedding at Haiku Gardens followed by a wedding reception at the adjoining Haleiwa Joe’s restaurant in Kaneohe Hawaii on the windward side of Oahu. If you havent eaten there yet, we highly suggest their Emma’s Poke and Outside Double-Up. Delicious fresh fish and a enormous mai tai are the perfect pair for a Hawaiian cocktail hour. This wedding had a beautiful classically romantic feel with red roses with black and white accents.
We love the large red rose bouquet that the bride carried down the aisle of the Tahitian style open air
How adorable is this newly married couple walking down the pier to the gazebo during their Hawaii Wedding Portraits.
There is no denying that this gorgeous couple is absolutely in love! The excitement was definitely in the air when we arrived at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe, Oahu to begin photographing this wedding. This stunningly beautiful bride wore a knock-out mermaid shaped dress with rouching on the bodice and a dramatic flared train. We love how this stylish bride wore a classic pearl necklace and an orchid in her hair to complement her striking wedding dress. More and more of our Hawaii destination wedding brides have been styling their hair with a flower, always on the left side signifying that you are now a married woman, in lieu of a wedding veil.
Check out these cute pink satin shoes!
The bride's Hawaii wedding bouquet featured large white orchids among pink and white roses
The light colored suit fit perfectly for a Hawaii Wedding
The Bride about to enter the Tahitian Wedding Chapel at Haiku
The moment it all starts feeling real! The ring exchange and the kiss!
You can't beat the lush greenery of Hawaii Weddings!
This bride and groom really pop in this tropical landscape
This bride wore light pink satin high heel shoes at the beginning of the day and changed into classic white converse for the reception.
Hawaii Wedding Photography by L'Amour Photography
This destination wedding couple had their wedding ceremony in the open air Tahitian Chapel at Haiku Gardens followed by an intimate dinner with their guests at Haleiwa Joe’s Restaurant at the same location in Kaneohe on Oahu. If you have never been to Haleiwa Joe’s for dinner or their popular Sunday Brunch, you really have to! Ridiculously large mai tais, the best prime rib we have ever had on Hawaii, delicious local favorites like edamame and ahi poke, and an array of locally caught fresh fish plates are just some of the reasons we always make it a point to bring our visiting friends and family members here. Aside from the food, just checkout that view! Simply breathtaking!
The view from this Hawaii Wedding Reception at Haleiwa Joe's in Kaneohe is amazing!
Congratulations to this wonderful couple and thank you for having us as part of your Oahu Wedding! Mahalo!
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!
This beautiful couple enjoyed a wedding day with classic elegance and a unique setting. We started off with the bridal preparation of hair and makeup at the beautiful Kahala Hotel. The bride wore a lace empire waist Monique Lhuillier dress, silver Manolo Blanik heels, with family heirloom jewelry creating a class yet contemporary look for her big day. Vintage style broaches and strands of crystals added sparkle to her bouquet of white calla lilies.
This Hawaii Wedding Ceremony was held on a beautiful yacht as the guests toured the waters right outside of Waikiki Beach on Oahu. Diamond Head was a great backdrop for this ceremony at sea as the bride and groom exchanged vows and sealed them with a kiss. Thank goodness for small waves that day. As we found out, it is extra challenging to photograph a wedding ceremony while the venue is rocking!
The wedding reception was held at the exclusive Hawaii Yacht Club where the bride and groom were greeted by their happy guests blowing bubbles as the couple disembarked the yacht and started their night of speeches, dancing, and gourmet cupcakes.
This lovely couple got married at the Sheraton Waikiki in Hawaii. This beach-front hotel features gorgeous sunsets, a lively mai-tai bar and infinity pool. This destination wedding ceremony took place out on the lanai over looking the crystal clear blue of the ocean with their reception in the Ni’ihau Room, one of Sheraton’s ballrooms with an attached to the lanai.
These newly-weds have style and class which exuded in their wedding decor and attire. With a sparkling Tiffany & Co ring, an orchid bouquet, and hair and makeup done by Leslie Fair, this bride was absolutely stunning.
Check out this couple’s wedding video done by Joseph Jang of J2 Media!
This beautiful Hawaii destination wedding was held at Loulu Palm Estate on the North Shore of Oahu. We just finished up an 11 inch by 14 inch album of this wedding and wanted to share their album layout with you. The combination of blues and oranges made for a vibrant tropical feel for this all outdoor ceremony and reception. REA Events created canopies with up-lighting for the lounge area and over each reception table to create a more intimate feel on the large estate. Cake Works created a three tier wedding cake with thin layers of white chocolate surrounding the layers giving this wedding cake a truly unique look. Exquisite Hawaiian Wedding designed the vibrant orange orchid centerpieces, bouquets and the hanging wood and floral arrangements for the ceremony aisle. Les Saisons provided the linens, while Beaches and Backyards Catering and Twilight Audio made sure the guests were well fed and fully entertained.
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This Hawaii destination wedding was the epitome of fun and laid-back. The bride and groom traveled from the California Bay Area to Oahu for their intimate Hawaii wedding. The day started out at a beach front private estate in the Hawaii Kai area of Honolulu where the bride had her makeup done and got ready for the big day. The beach wedding ceremony was held at Waialae Beach Park amongst their closest family and friends. The couple was blessed with some lucky wedding day rain off an on but the sun made a few cameo appearances at all the right times.
The happy couple’s Honolulu wedding reception was held back at the private estate where the bride and groom enjoyed delicious food from Huki Lau Catering. Paradise Cake Creations provided the 3 tier cupcake wedding cake with a round cake topping the tiers. Wedding cake and cupcakes featured blue butter-cream frosting with coral accents and seashell shaped chocolates. The cake cutting turned into an all out cake war with blue butter-cream flying everywhere! This wedding was so much fun, we are so thankful to have such great clients and to meet all of their family and friends too!
Make sure you stay tuned to see how this bride and groom got creative during their Hawaii Trash the Dress Session!
We first met Rachael and Reginald a few months before their Oahu wedding when we photographed their engagement portraits at the JW Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa in Ko’olina, Hawaii. We had a great time getting to know this couple and were so happy to be able to photograph their destination wedding.
The bride and groom had a Hawaii garden wedding at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe in their Tahitian Chapel. Rachael wore a gorgeous satin wedding dress with rouching and emboidery on the bodice and a mermaid train with covered buttons on the back. Red satin high heels added a pop of color to her champagne colored gown. This elegant look was complimented by a deep red rose hair clip in her hair. She looked absolutely radiant. Reginald looked handsome in his tan colored suit and a complimenting dark red necktie.
After the Hawaii garden wedding ceremony at Haiku Gardens the couple and wedding guests headed to Honolulu for their Waikiki Beach wedding reception. The wedding reception was held at Coconut Club at Tiki’s Grill and Bar directly on the Waikiki strip. Tiki’s Grill and Bar is centrally located in Waikiki Beach, which is convenient for guests especially for Hawaii destination weddings. The Coconut Club is located on the 21st floor and has amazing views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. This Waikiki wedding reception had a Moroccan theme with beautiful flowers, linens, and decor by the ever so talented Designs By Hemingway. The centerpieces were colorful Moroccan lanterns surrounded by bright roses and orchids. The linens were exotically patterned with magentas, oranges and purples. As the grand centerpiece to this Moroccan themed wedding reception Designs By Hemingway constructed an impressive a towering arrangement of roses, drift wood, and feathers that was a beautiful focal point in the reception.
The five tiered wedding cake was done by Satura Cakes had a different type of mini cake on each of the bottom three tiers. The top two tiers were a round fondant cake with an orange ribbon embellished with colorful flowers. This cute couple finished up their Waikiki wedding reception at the Coconut Club watching the weekly fireworks display that Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on every Friday night. This was a wonderful wedding coordinated by Katy Castillo Weddings. Congrats to Rachael and Reginald!
A day like this only comes along once every hundred years, and for this special couple their wedding day on 10.10.10 was, more importantly, once in a lifetime! Thirty nine thousand couples started the rest of their lives together on this special date, but our Hawaii Destination Wedding couple came all the way from Australia to have their wedding dreams realized in a gorgeous black, white, and green themed wedding. The Ihilani Resort and Spa was the ideal ocean front wedding venue for this stylish and modern Hawaii wedding.
This Black and White wedding dress and bridesmaid dress were custom made to fit the brides ideal wedding dress. The wedding dress was a white sweetheart cut corset top with a ball gown skirt. A black sash with white lining accented the bodice with the back of the dress featuring black covered buttons that actually functioned requiring some effort from her maid of honor and a trusty button hook.
The entire wedding party prepared at their hotel in Waikiki Beach at the Outrigger Waikiki. Once everyone had their hair and makeup done and we all dressed, a charter bus took the wedding party and all of their guests to the wedding on the leeward side of Oahu.
Green wedding details brought a pop of color to this black and white themed wedding. The groom’s boutonnière was a green rose with black ribbon accented by thin white ribbon. The cocktail tables had an arrangement of green roses, hydrangeas, and a few white flowers in a square black vase keeping with the sleek modern feel of this wedding. The bride’s bouquet was made of striking green calla lilies wrapped in black satin ribbon and accented by white pins.
This Australian bride and groom paid tribute to this Hawaii wedding setting with a lauhala covered wedding ring pillow with a black satin ribbon and parasols for the guests.
Outdoor Hawaii wedding ceremony at Ihilani Resort and Spa in Koolina on Oahu. This beach-side wedding venue features a spacious manicured lawn, swaying palm trees and a gorgeous view of the sunset.
This black, white and green themed wedding had personalized M&Ms that said “mahalo” and the bride and grooms’ initials “n + d.” The lower case monogram that was used throughout the wedding design details is a modern style twist on the classic monogram.
The two tiered round wedding cake was simple and modern with black and white fondant. A sweet little bow and fondant flower topped the wedding cake. Framed black and white old wedding photos of relatives circled the table.
So many great Hawaii wedding vendors were involved in the execution of this 10.10.10 Oahu Wedding. Christina Farrow with Pacific Aisles Inc did a wonderful job coordinating this Hawaii destination wedding. Cake Gallery made the beautiful cake. Flower Farm was the florist for these unique green bouquets and centerpieces. Event Essentials provided the lounge furniture and decor. Mood Event provided the drapery and lighting.
Kristen and Michael enjoy nature and the outdoors so when they decided to have their wedding in Hawaii they chose Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe as their ideal Oahu wedding venue. This sweet couple came prepared for their Hawaii wedding and had a cute clear umbrella with white hearts on hand when they received some lucky rain on their wedding day. Congratulations to this wonderful couple. We wish you many great adventures from here on out!
This Hawaii wedding featured red and orange wedding details including glass vases of orange and red roses hanging from the ceremony gold chivari chairs. The wedding card box was made of red leather suitcases embellished with vintage style stickers of the various places they love. The bride’s bouquet had red, white, and orange tropical flowers with lace ribbon and tiny framed photos of relatives. This is a subtle but touching way of keeping your loved ones close on such an important day.