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!

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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Kualoa Ranch Wedding at Moli’i Gardens on Oahu

We have seen many beautiful wedding color schemes, but this one was something new and exciting to us.  Purple, gold and black were offset delicate centerpieces and decor.  This outdoor Hawaii wedding ceremony took place along the edge of the water at Kualoa Ranch’s Moli’i Gardens. The sign featured an open area reception site with a large lawn next to a long staircase that leads down to the pond.  
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What a beautiful and unique oval diamond engagement ring with a halo. Wedding ceremony by the water at Kualoa Ranch Hawaii wedding ceremony at Kaualoa Ranch   Groom and Groomsmen smile for wedding photos on Oahu The groom and groomsmen wore light tan pants with white dress shirts and rolled the cuff of the sleeves. The groom wore a matching vest, a green necktie, and a purple boutonniere. Brown leather shoes and belts complete the look.
Hawaii wedding bouquet with greenery, white and purple flowers

The bride’s bouquet was a mixture of white and purple flowers with lots of greenery. A purple satin ribbon was accented with a gold photo lockets.  Oahu wedding photography by L'amour at Kualoa Ranch Wedding at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii with photos and video by L'amour The stunning bride wore a cream colored wedding gown with cap sleeves, a sheer overlay of lace appliques and beading, and corset back closure.  The fingertip length veil had beautiful beading around the edges.  Small vases decorate a black, purple and gold wedding reception table in Hawaii  Checkout these delicate little vases with white roses and lilies.  Sweet gold birds were placed around the glass and bronzed lantern centerpieces.  Black tablecloths, purple cloth napkins and gold flatware made up each place setting with a Honolulu Cookie Company pineapple shaped wedding favor to accent. The bride wore her hair in an curled up-do with some wispy curls in the front and crystal head band. Hawaii wedding bride and groom sip mai tais during their cocktail hour Wedding guests play games during cocktail hour Guests spent the cocktail hour sipping on mai-tais or playing lawn games at the open air reception venue. You really can’t beat that view of the towering Ko’olau mountain range either.  Check out the wedding website for Kualoa Ranch here.  Molii Gardens wedding in Hawaii at Kualoa Ranch

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. 
Bride wore silver sparkle Jimmy Choo shoes for destination wedidng in Maui

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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.

Gorgeous beachfront wedding at Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii- Photography and video

This wedding has too much gorgeousness to show but we wanted to start off with the wedding video from this recent Turtle Bay resort wedding with photography and video by our team here at L’Amour.  Take a look at the video then please come back to this page to see some of the highlight photos too! CLICK the play button on the below video!

Stunning location, beaming bride and groom, lovely lavender and cream details all with a colorful sunset and beachfront reception under a clear tent with sparkling chandeliers! the bride wore a pale blush or pink colored wedding dress with a satin sash and sweatheart neckline accented by a veil with bead trim and pearl jewelry.  Did we mention those cream colored Badgley Mischka wedding shoes with crystal detailing on the back! The groom wore a light gray suit with a pale lavender or purple paisley tie and pocket square.


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The cute little flower girls wore tulle dresses with shades of purple and helped carry this sign announcing “Here comes the love of your life” as the bride and her father prepared to walk down the isle of the Turtle Bay Resort Pavillion Chapel . From this beautiful open air wedding ceremony chapel you can hear the waves crashing on the rocks, spot surfers out on the waves, and witness one of the best views of sunsets on Oahu that you will find!  It’s no wonder why this is a popular location for Hawaii weddings and one of our favorite venues for our Hawaii wedding photography and video team.
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A few days after this absolutely stunning destination wedding on Oahu we did a “Post wedding photo session” or “Trash the Dress” session on the North Shore of Oahu. These are really great opportunities to get more wedding portraits at various locations and under much less stress and hustle that happens on the day of the wedding ceremony and reception.  Our cute couple was able to get more wedding photos with the ability to sit and walk along the sand and get some photos with extra cute touches like the surf board. We hope you have liked these wedding photos and video as much as our photography and video team did capturing these moments! We seriously have the sweetest couples!
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We will leave you with this cute photo of the bride and broom walking off down the beach with their footsteps in the sand. We think this couple’s wedding really shows the benefit of having wedding photography and video done on the wedding day. Take a look at our “Prices” page to see our Hawaii wedding photography packages which vary by however many hours and services fit into your wedding timeline. You can also view our video packages which you can acquire separately or individually, no need to pair services. You can mix and match photography and/or video packages based on what makes sense with your wedding timeline.  Our couples have expressed how much they love our flexibility and how it has made their wedding planning easier and wedding day smoother by working with our wedding team as we offer both Photography and Videography under one cohesive team. Feel free to contact us with any questions! Please check out our Facebook page and Instagram to see more Hawaii wedding photography and videos!

Saying Aloha and Mahalo to a wonderful year of 2015 Weddings!

We want to say a big mahalo, or “Thank You,” to all of our amazing couples from 2015.  As you can probably see, we have had a very busy ear and wanted to end it with a bang.  Here are some highlights from some of our weddings of the year. There are just too many too share in one blog, so we will be posting a few blogs as well as posting to our Facebook  and Instagram!

 

These lovely wedding took place at some of our favorite wedding venues on Oahu including Turtle Bay Resort, Haiku Gardens, Kualoa Ranch, Moana Surfrider, Lanikuhonua and Hilton Hawaiian Village chapel!  We also had a chance to travel to the other Hawaiian islands for gorgeous weddings at the St Regis in Kauai and Olowalu Plantation on Maui.

This year has been jam packed with sweet couples, giddy engagement sessions, blue skies and warm breezes. We could no have asked for a better set of couples to spend it with. We are officially heading into our eighth year as Hawaii wedding photographers and can’t wait to see what the next year brings and meet our new bride and grooms! Stay tuned for many more highlights to come and follow us on Facebook  and Instagram!

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 Photographer – Lanikuhonua Wedding on Oahu

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!

Hawaii wedding photography and video by Lamour on Oahu

Check back for more photos from this gorgeous wedding!

Hawaii Wedding Photography at Lanikuhonua – Coral and Teal Tropical Theme

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!

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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

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Lanikuhonua wedding ceremony photos

Lanikuhonua Wedding ceremony  venue 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.

Lanikuhonua Wedding Ceremony Photos

Lanikuhonua Wedding Ceremony photography by Lamour

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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.

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Hawaii wedding reception photography by L',aour at Lanikuhonua Wedding

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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!