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!
Today is a historic day for marriage equality and we wanted to celebrate with a photo of one of our recent same sex wedding on Oahu. Its a simple moment captured on a very special day, but we feel like it says a thousand words. Cheers to love and marriage.
How beautiful does this three tier round wedding cake look! Simply white buttercream frosting with soft pink and blush roses add a classic and romantic feel that was carried throughout this lovely Lanikuhonua wedding on Oahu.
When I saw the gorgeous mehndi painted hands of our bride, I was so excited to photograph them! We love how our wedding couples have found ways to bring their cultural or religious traditions all the way out to Hawaii with them and allow us to capture the diversity of how love is celebrated all over the world. We have so many photos of these beautiful traditions that I cant wait to share with you! Here is one that I just am in awe of. What a beautiful way to start a new life together, in these lovely hands.
Can you believe how beautiful this sunset was? This lovely bride and groom celebrated their wedding ceremony and reception beach front at a wedding venue in Maui. Our bride was stunning in a corseted wedding gown adorned with beading and flower details accented by a jeweled crown. She looked like a real life princess.
Our bride at Turtle Bay Resort held this gorgeous bouquet at her beach wedding ceremony on the North Shore of Oahu. This stunning bouquet was adorned with pearls, seashells, light pink ribbons, and starfish! A mermaid’s dream bouquet for sure.
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 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!