Romantic Red and Gold Wedding with Pineapple Motifs at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu

There are very few places in the world as majestic as Kualoa Ranch on Oahu.  That is likely the reason that Kualoa Ranch has been the background for many movies and tv shows including Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Lost and Hawaii 5-0.  With the towering Koolau Mountains on one side and Molii fish pond and a open-air, covered venue, Molii Gardens offers a stunning wedding ceremony and reception site.  Our bride and groom had beautiful wedding with red and gold color scheme and pineapple motifs throughout. The bride wore a lace wedding gown with long sleeves and a deep v neckline and a long train. A red rose and orchid flower crown, or haku, added a lovely pop of color that accented her red lips. The red accents also complimented the grooms military dress uniform that was green with red.  Lace long sleeve wedding dress hang in a tree Bride in long lace wedding dress with long sleeves and deep cut poses for wedding photography Hawaii bride gets ready in her lace wedding dress with long sleeves Military wedding in Hawaii at Kualoa Ranch with Army soldier Kualoa Ranch bride wears a red flower crown or haku for her wedding on oahu There are many good reasons to do a first look before the wedding ceremony. It can help your timeline along with seeing each other first, then doing some portraits together as opposed to doing all of your portraits along with your family and wedding party between the ceremony and reception while all of your guest wait.  Another reason to have a first look is to get our some nervousness by seeing each other before walking down the aisle.  I’m a big ugly crier when I’m overcome with emotion, so I knew when I walked down the aisle it was going to be bad. I should have done a first look!  Along with these reasons, it’s a nice way to share some last minute thoughts and feelings together before they jump feet first into the most eventful day of their lives to that point. Wedding days go by so fast that it might be nice for couples to have a last moment of clarity together before the whirlwind.  But, many couples have thought about all that and just don’t want to see each other before the walk down the aisle. For those people this new trend of the first look without looking might be the right choice for them! This bride and groom met up before the ceremony without seeing each other to just share a sweet little moment together just holding hands.  bride and groom keep from looking at each other but hold hands before wedding ceremony in Hawaii First look on Oahu for wedding at Kualoa Ranch lovely lace wedding dress with long sleeves for wedding in Hawaii on Oahu Molii Gardens wedding ceremony where a bride walks down the long staircase to her ceremony Hawaii wedding ceremony with flower lei and coconuts for Kualoa Ranch wedding on Oahu The ceremony site, down the stairs along the pond at Molii Gardens had a wood trellis draped with sheer white fabric and adorned with red flowers and lots of greenery.  The wedding ceremony involved a few nice traditions including the exchange of lei and the washing of hands.  
Bride and groom during Hawaii wedding ceremony at Kualoa Ranch
Groom puts ring on brides finger at wedding in Hawaii on Oahu Hawaii wedding ceremony on Oahu at Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Hawaii Bride wears gorgeous long sleeve lace wedding dress with white flower lei and red flower crown haku The wedding reception was set up with wood tables without table cloths, draped fabric runners, red flower centerpieces in gold vases, gold votive candle holders, and gold pineapples.  Guests were treated to gold pineapple bottle openers or wine corks as wedding favors.  The bride and groom’s chairs had wood signs with calligraphy that said “Better Together” and their reception table had matching signs that said “I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, with a brown suitcase serving as a card box.   wedding signs that says Better Together in calligraphy for Hawaii wedding reception Gold Pineapples were centerpieces for Hawaii wedding reception at Kualoa Ranch dark brown suitcase serves as cardbox for Kualoa Ranch Wedding reception on Oahu Cute personalized wood signs with calligraphy Oahu wedding reception at Kualoa Ranch with red and gold color scheme Hawaii wedding reception favors with gold pineapple wine corks Hawaii wedding photos of Kualoa Ranch Wedding at Molii Gardens on Oahu Hawaii wedding photography and video by L'amour at Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Naked wedding cake for Hawaii wedding reception at Kualoa Ranch Hawaii wedding reception cake cutting at Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens The wedding cake was a two tier, round cake in the “naked” style with minimal frosting covering the cake and a gold personalized script name cake topper.  All of the deep reds, golds, and pineapples gave the whole venue a luxurious tropical ambiance.  What a lovely way to start their lives as husband and wife!

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Honolulu Wedding by Waikiki Beach with Pink and Blush tones

If you are thinking of getting married in Waikiki, then you have to take a look at this gorgeous wedding! Our lovely bride got ready with her bridesmaids in their suite at Hilton Hawaiian Village and the end of Waikiki Beach.  Our photography team captured all of her outfit details while she finished up having her hair and makeup done.  The bride got dressed in her stunning strapless lace wedding gown featuring a sweetheart neckline, embellished satin sash and a flowing, voluminous tulle train.  Our bride accessorized her look with drop earrings, a sparkling bracelet, and a rhinestone embellished hair comb that held back one side of her side parted wavy hair do and completed her glamorous look with a cathedral length, lace edged veil.  Long flowing, lace trim veil on bride for her destination wedding in hawaii on the island of oahu photographed by the team at L'amour Bride in silk robe puts on earrings before putting on her dress for her Honolulu Wedding Hawaii wedding photography and video by Lamour on the island of Oahu for Honolulu wedding in Waikiki Beautiful destination wedding bride gets ready in her hotel on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu Destination wedding bride takes photos with L'amour photography in Waikiki beach Honolulu on the island of Oahu The bridesmaids wore complementing tones of blush, pink and gold knee length dresses with sparkling details in beading or sequins.
Bride in strapless lace wedding dress puts on her veil for her wedding in Hawaii on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu Bridesmaids in blush and pink color dresses help the destination wedding bride get dressed before the wedding ceremony  The wedding ceremony was held at the glass chapel on the grounds of Hilton Hawaiian Village. It was formerly known as the Ocean Crystal Chapel but is now known as the Akala Chapel and Gazebo. This beautiful chapel has a plethora of windows which let the bright Pacific sun fill the white walled chapel with lots of light.  The wedding guests sat on the white pews while the bride and groom exchanged vows, signed the marriage certificate and ended the ceremony with a kiss.  Hawaii wedding ceremony in waikiki at Hilton Hawaiian Village Ocean Crystla chapel also known as the Akala glass chapel and gazebo Directly outside of the glass chapel are cascading steps that lead down to a white gazebo.  Hilton Hawaiian Village Akala or Ocean Crystal chapel and gazebo in Honolulu located on Waikiki beach Hawaii wedding photographers and videographers from the team at L'amour Photography and video for ceremony and reception Wedding bouquet for oahu with wedding ceremony in Hawaii with roses, peonies and black center anemones Hawaii wedding photography and video by the award winning team from L'amour based on Oahu How stunning is our bride in this lovely dress. Not to mention this beautiful flower bouquet with white, blush and pink flowers and lots of organically flowing greenery. The handsome groom wore a classic tuxedo and black bow tie.  Our team captured their portraits on Waikiki Beach directly outside of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  You can’t beat that view of Diamond Head!
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Navy blue and red color scheme ocean view wedding

Now this is a wedding theme we haven’t seen yet and we are loving it! Navy blue, red and gold make a gorgeous color scheme for this Hawaii destination wedding in Maui and the traditional tea ceremony. Check out these sparkling Jimmy Choo wedding high heals placed along an amazing piece of 3D artwork of the Hawaiian Islands. 
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A fun part of some weddings can be “Door Games,” which have become popular in Asian countries as well as in America.  The bridesmaids start off by hiding the bride as the groom and groomsmen are tasked with accomplishing cute little challenges like dressing up, performing and song or dance, or in this case, making a little romantic statement out of bread slices.  These door games are a fun way to lead up to a first look and are sure to lighten the mood and shake off some of those nerves before the wedding ceremony.

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How stunning is this red traditional wedding dress with green details and flower embroidery.  The tea pot and tea cups were also a vibrant shade of red. The groom wore a navy blue suit with a blue and grey striped necktie. The bridesmaids wore strapless navy blue dresses while the groomsmen wore grey suits.

Hawaii beach wedding groomsmen in grey or navy suits and striped ties

At the hill top wedding ceremony over looking the ocean, guest we treated to these sparkly gold and navy blue personalized fans with the couple’s name and wedding date. The navy blue background was accented with the stars and constellation motif creating an “Under the Stars” theme.  The aisle seats were adorned with small bouquets of white flowers.  The ring bearer held a raw cut wood piece that was personalized. The ceremony venue greeted guests with a wood framed chalk sandwich board.

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This picture perfect Hawaii destination wedding was expertly planned and coordinated by Cherise at The Perfect Wedding Maui. The wedding reception under the stars was capped off with  dancing and a multi-tiered wedding cake featuring lots of yummy buttercream frosted cupcakes and a round top tier cake. The cake topper was a pennant flag with the wedding date and hearts. The cupcakes we accented with flags of China and the USA to celebrate the combining of two cultures and families.

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More wedding photos from 2015! Plus some more from Engagement Sessions and Family Portraits!

We are back to share more of what we have been up to in 2015. We have so many Hawaii weddings, engagement photo sessions, maternity photos and family portraits we want to share with you. Here are a few we hope put a smile on your face the same way it does for us. These wedding and portrait sessions took place at some of our favorite wedding venues and locations on Oahu as well as on neighboring Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai. These locations include Moana Surfrider Hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Koolina Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel, Hale Koa Hotel, Turtle Bay Resort, St. Regis at Princeville and Tiki’s Grill and Bar Coconut Club.  If you are planning a wedding in Hawaii and need suggestions or recommendations, we are always happy to help our clients using our 7 years of experience as Hawaii wedding photographers and videographers! To see more about our wedding packages, portrait packages and Add-ons, see our “Prices” page on our website!
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We love capturing all of the little details that the bride and groom excitedly chose in the months leading up to their wedding. The perfect shoes to dance the night away. Gorgeous wedding bouquet with colors and textures that add to the overall look of the bride, bridesmaids, groom, groomsmen and centerpieces! The right amount of sparkly and sentimental jewelry to make the bride feel and look as special as she should on her wedding day.  The wedding rings are always a fun item to photograph as they are so personal and will be with the couple for the rest of their lives as the symbol of their commitment to marriage.  We can’t forget special moments like the one below of the cute little flower girl covering her eyes as the bride and groom had their first kiss during their ceremony at the Crystal Chapel in Koolina! Wedding details in photography at Hawaii destination wedding in Waikiki Wedding photography of wedding bouquet on Oahu in Hawaii Wedding photography and video by L'Amour Hawaii photo and video team KOolina crystal Chapel wedding in Hawaii flower girl during first kiss at ceremony in Oahu Wedding rings at destination wedding in Hawaii by L'Amour on Oahu Waikiki beach during Hawaii destination wedding on Oahu Bride at Hawaii destination wedding on Oahu Bride getting ready for her Hawaii wedding photo and video by L'Amour Hawaii wedding photography for destination weddings on Oahu

We suggest to our couples an engagement session if possible a few months before their big day. This gives the couples beautiful photos to include on their wedding website or on their save the dates! Aside from those great reasons, it give the future bride and groom an opportunity to test out how they feel in front of the camera and gives our photography team the ability to work with the couple before the wedding day.  It is always great if the couple is already familiar with and comfortable with the Hawaii wedding photography and video team by the time the big day comes!  It’s not everyday that two people are followed around by so many photographers and videographers, so this little “practice session” can really help with the jitters.  We also can add-on a portrait session to any wedding package for an after wedding or “trash the dress” session. This can be great for couples who have a tight timeline on the wedding day and want more photos.  An after wedding session can also be great because the stress and rush of the wedding day has passed and the bride and groom can really be themselves with no one waiting on them and no schedule to adhere to or aunties and uncles grabbing them for hugs all night long!  Wedding portraits and engagement photos at the beach in Hawaii Best Hawaii wedding photo and video team L'Amour Photography Underwater photo of bride and groom after Hawaii wedding on Oahu by L'amour photography and video Hawaii maternity or hapai session on the north shore of Oahu maternity photo shoot on Hawaii by L'Amour destination weddings and family portraits at the beach in Hawaii Family portraits on Oahu Hawaii by L'Amour Photography and Video Family photos in Hawaii by Lamour at a beach with palm trees on Oahu cute kids at family portraits on the beach in Hawaii by L'Amour Family portraits on the beach on Oahu Hawaii with mother and daughter in white bohemian dresses Oahu Hawaii family portraits at the beach with sunset and palm trees

Our Photography and Video team focuses on weddings the majority of the year, but when we get a chance we like to photograph engaged couples visiting Hawaii for engagement session, or families who want to capture memories of their special trip to Hawaii.  We are always excited to watch our couples grow from fiances to bride and groom and eventually contact us for maternity sessions and family. We hope you enjoyed these photos! If you’d like to see more please check out our Facebook, Instagram, and YELP pages!

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Hawaii Wedding Photography – Oahu Beachfront Wedding Estate – Love Notes

Oahu wedding Photography in Hawaii by L'Amour Photography and Video

 

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.

Hawaii Wedding Photographers – L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love – Dillingham Ranch Sunset

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! Oahu Wedding photos from Hawaii Wedding Venue Dillingham Ranch Stay tuned for much more from this destination wedding couple and their Oahu wedding!

 

Hawaii Wedding Photographers – L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love – Hawaiian Fairytale

 

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.   Hawaii Destination Wedding on Oahu with photo by L'Amour Photography and Video. 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!

 

Hawaii Wedding Photographers – L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love – Sparkling Bride

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!  Bride in Sparkling wedding dress at her destination wedding on Oahu

Hawaii Wedding Photographer – L’amour is on Facebook!

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!

Lamour Hawaii wedding photography's custom facebook cover photo

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!

 

 

Hawaii Wedding Photographer – L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love – Top Gun Serenade

Here is a flashback to one of our favorite Hawaii wedding reception photos!  This moment was  like a shot from the movies, Top Gun, to be exact.  The groom and groomsmen surprised the beautiful bride by singing “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” just like in Top Gun.  We absolutely love funny moments like these and just had to share! Groom and Groomsned serenade Hawaii wedding Bride like in Top Gun

Underwater Trash the Dress Photos – L’Amour Photography

Trash the dress photos are definitely a favorite of ours.  These post wedding photo sessions are more relaxing and with limitless possibilities compared to wedding portraits during the hustle and bustle of the big day.  We also love trash the dress sessions because we get to travel to fun locations, like this beautiful spot out on the sandbar on Oahu.  We get a chance to really hang out with our couples and have a good time getting creative and letting them be themselves on camera.  This couple was the perfect fit for a trash the dress session at the sandbar. They love water and were great at being playful in front of the camera.  They even brought out their own stand up surfboards for the trash the dress photos.  The boards came in handy too as we trekked all of our gear out to this tiny strip of sand out in the ocean!

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We love this trash the dress photo with the couple standing on the sandbar in the ocean off of Oahu
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Bride and groom ride stand up surfboards during their trash the dress session in Hawaii
Trash the Dress Photos underwater in Oahu
Underwater trash the dress photo in Oahu
Trash the Dress photos taken underwater in Hawaii by L'Amour Photography
Bride and groom kiss during their underwater trash the dress photo session
Trash the dress photos at the beach in Hawaii
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Underwater Trash the Dress Photos by L'Amour Photography in Hawaii
Underwater photos in Hawaii during a trash the dress session
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Trash the Dress Photos taken by Hawaii Wedding Photographer L'Amour Photography
Couple kisses on the sandbar in Hawaii during their trash the dress photos
Trash the Dress Photos taken Underwater in Hawaii by L'Amour Photography
Underwater photos of bride during a trash the dress session in Hawaii

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Oahu Wedding Photographer – Venues – Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel

The Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel, located on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii is one of our VERY favorite places to photograph a wedding.

Take a look at our most recent wedding at the Surfrider here!!! The Moana Surfrider dates back to 1901 and has been beautifully restored, keeping its classic elegance while getting a modern makeover.  Ranging from beach front to ballroom, the Moana Surfrider has a great variety of options for your big day.

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