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.
The Big Island has so much natural beauty to offer it’s visitors with the volcanoes, lava fields, snow capped mountains, gorgeous snorkeling, and black sand beaches. But one of the other major draws to the Big Island is the Iron Man World Championships bringing together some of the best athletes in the world. Eric recently traveled out to the Big Island to photograph this stunning couple during the frenzy of the Iron Man competition week. It was definitely an experience Eric wont forget! Congratulations to our lovely couple!
We couldnt wait to start posting some photos from this lovely bride and groom’s wedding at Lanikuhonua on the west coast of the island of Oahu!
Check back for more photos from this gorgeous wedding!
We are excited to share one of our recent Hawaii wedding video Highlights of our sweet bride and groom’s beach wedding in Waimanalo on Oahu. The bride and groom said “I do” with their toes in the sand and then headed to Waikiki for a night of delicious food, dancing, cake and fireworks to top it all off at Tiki’s Grill and Bar. This wedding reception was held at the Coconut Club high above the Waikiki Strip with amazing views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the weekly fireworks show. To see more from this Waikiki Wedding and Recpetion venue, click here for more of L’Amour blog features and here. Stay tuned for our highlight photos from this wedding on Oahu by L’Amour Photography and Video!
What can I say. Our team has been pretty busy for such a long time, we have so many weddings to blog about! We are very excited to be back and blogging about our many wonderful couples’ weddings in Hawaii!
This featured wedding was a gorgeous tropical themed wedding with wedding colors of coral and teal held at the stunning West Oahu wedding venue of Lanikuhonua. Seahorses, starfish, shells, Hawaiian patterns and waves were used throughout the wedding invitations, ceremony chair decor, reception tables and centerpieces. We hope you all enjoy these gorgeous Oahu wedding details and the super cute bride and groom as much as we did!
While the bride and her bridesmaids got their hair and makeup done in their Waikiki hotel bridal suite, they wore matching floral robes. The ladies looked so lovely in their teal robes with the bride stood out in a matching robe in white. This Hawaii destination wedding bride wore a lace wedding gown with a sweet-heart neckline and embellished sash. The wedding gown was accessorized with exotic styled earnings and a bracelet with coral, red and blue stones to match her wedding theme colors. The groom wore a candy striped coral and white bow-tie with his black suit
This is the oceanfront Hawaii wedding venue Lanikuhonua found on the West coast of Oahu among the Ko’olina Lagoons. Musicians played and sang traditional Hawaiian music as the guests arrived and were seated. Guests were given woven fans to shade themselves during the ceremony. The Bride and Groom stood in front of their closest family and friends as they exchanged leis and their vows with the Pacific Ocean, palm trees and mountain range as a backdrop.
This Oahu wedding reception was adorned with coral and teal paper lanterns and strings of lights. Reception tables featured a real pineapple as the centerpiece, white gold plates as table numbers, as well as mason gars with shells and tea lights on burlap table runners. The bride and groom’s chairs had personalized wood signs hanging with “Mr” and “Mrs” written on them. Guests were greeted with seating cards of teal and coral wave shaped tags tied onto starfish. What a cute tropical wedding detail! The bride and groom gifted each guest with a mason jar of Hawaiian Res Alaea Salt as the wedding favor.
The newlyweds cut their single level square cake with the cutest cake set ever. The silver cake cutting set was stamped with their names and “Together Forever” and two forks were stamped with “I Do” and “Me Too.” All of these cute wedding decor details created a fun atmosphere that carried from the ceremony through the reception. This fun loving bunch danced the night away under the colorful paper lanterns and strings of lights and ended the night with a kiss and a dip!
We are incredibly lucky to have an seemingly endless supply of movie-like wedding venues here on Oahu. Kulaloa ranch happens to be more than movie-like – many movies and TV shows have actually been filmed here, and for good reason! The place is beautiful.
Chelsea and Josh took full advantage of the beautiful views from Kualoa Ranch and gave all of their wedding guests a beautiful view for the backdrop of their wedding ceremony. L’ Amour team had an amazing time doing both photography and videography for their big day. Truly an amazing couple!
We are loving this vibrant wedding bouquet from one of our recent weddings in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu. Don’t these lovely wedding flowers remind you of a yummy berry sorbet? I thought so!
This wedding season is keeping us very busy and on our toes. However, there are SO many Hawaii wedding photos that we just have to share with you all! Here is a recent wedding portrait L’Amour Photography and Video’s team photographed on the island of Maui. This wonderfully sweet bride and groom were married at the Maui wedding venue at Olowalu Plantation House.
There are too many gems from this wedding to count, so stay tuned to our Hawaii wedding blog for a full featured blog of this wedding! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!
We can not wait to share the rest of these Oahu wedding photos with you all! This lovely bride and groom had their Hawaii wedding ceremony and reception on Oahu’s North Shore at the wedding venue Dillingham Ranch. This country style wedding featured a wedding color scheme of light green with accents of magenta, red and peach. So gorgeous!
Stay tuned for much more from this destination wedding couple and their Oahu wedding!
Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu is definitely one of our favorite Oahu wedding venues! This sunset wedding photo was take after this bride and groom’s wedding on the Kuilima Point lawn.
Turtle Bay Resort has also recently renovated their rooms, has a wonderful spa that is perfect for his and her massages, luxurious villas perfect for honeymooners, and pool with a twisting slide for those who love to live in the fast lane! We cant wait to share more of our Oahu wedding photos from this North Shore wedding venue.
We are very happy to share with you one of our recent Hawaii wedding videos from a wonderful wedding on Oahu. This lovely bride and groom from the land down under, Australia, were married in an outdoor ceremony on the Halekulani Hotel Hau Terrace overlooking Waikiki Beach. The warm blue ocean and the iconic Diamond Head made a stunning backdrop for this Hawaii wedding ceremony. To top the gorgeous views, the ceremony trellis was adorned with hanging crystal strands and hanging glass vases with white orchids. So romantic!
With out further adieu, here it is!
If you were feeling inspired by this wedding video and your wedding planning wheels are turning in your head, we have shared some of the Hawaii wedding details that helped make this wedding so wonderful, well you know, aside from the sweet bride and groom and all of their loved ones!
The bride wore a full and layered wedding gown by Maggie Sottero Haute Couture with a crystal covered hair piece to accent her side up do. The Oahu wedding venue where the ceremony and reception occurred was the Halekulani . The bridal party also got prepared for the big day with hair and makeup in one of the suites in the hotel. This Waikiki hotel has been in business for over a decade and has superb service, not to mention some of the best food and desserts we have tasted at any wedding in Hawaii. That is saying a lot! The wedding reception featured crystal candle holders with tea lights for a romantic feel and a centerpiece of orange orchids. Hawaii wedding DJ Tony So got the party started while Australian wedding planners from Wedding Destinations kept the whole wedding day running smoothly!
We hope you enjoyed this video as much as our team at L’amour Photography and Video enjoyed photographing and filming it! Stay tuned for a blog of the wedding photography highlights. Mahalo!
When we think of a fairy tale wedding in Hawaii, this image definitely comes to mind. Our recent bride wore a gorgeous wedding dress with a full flowy ballgown type skirt. We chose this location with lush greenery and a thick bamboo forest for the newly married couple’s Day After Session aka Trash the Dress Session. But, don’t worry, that’s just a name, that dress was not damaged! We really are loving the lighting of this photo. The bride seems to be glowing among the darkness of the bamboo. The bride’s floral headpiece also really adds to the ethereal and fairy tale feeling of this photo.
By the way, Pocket Wizard Photo Accessories is holding a contest and this photo is in the running! If you feel so inclined, click here to see this Hawaii Wedding photo and click the top right section where it says “VOTE.” We are doing well in the contest so far, thanks to all of our awesome clients and fans! To keep up with all of the things we are up to, check out our Facebook page . Thanks again to all of the love and support for the L’Amour Photography and Video team through all these years! Mahalo!
We are totally loving this wedding photo from a recent Hawaii wedding we photographed here on Oahu. The bride was absolutely stunning in her wedding dress with the most dazzling collar. Not only did this empire dress stun from the from but also from the back. Stay tuned to L’Amour’s Hawaii Wedding Photography and Video blog for more highlights from this wedding!
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.