Take a look at this gorgeous wedding at Waikiki Beach’s historic hotel the Sheraton Moana Surfrider. The bride wore a lovely v-cut lace sheath dress with a beaded sash. The wedding details were blush pink and gold with satin pink table cloths, sparkly gold table numbers, and towering centerpieces featuring candles in glass bulbs hanging from flower adorned branches. Sound amazing? We think so too!
Preparation is one of the most fun parts of a wedding day for us. There is just so much excitement and anticipation in the air. When a bride finally has her dress on and gets to see herself all made up and in her wedding gown, just like she had dreamed of since she was a child, its such a magical moment. You can almost see those thoughts of “wow, this is really happening!” going through their heads.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Davies!!!
Hannah and Andrew traveled half way around the world from Wales (in the United Kingdom) to Oahu for their beach wedding. Eric and I had a blast being their photographers on their big day. Not only were Hannah and Andrew a fun couple to work with, their wedding party was incredibly lively and hilarious. Eric and I kept thinking to ourselves, “Can you believe our lives? We are shooting a beautiful wedding in Hawaii and are surrounded by amazingly fun people. Life can’t get much better!”
Hannah and the girls got ready for the big day in a suite at the Moana Surfrider Hotel while Andrew and the boys were getting ready at the nearby Ohana East Hotel. Hannah and Andrew had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Moana Surfrider Hotel on the Diamond Lawn. Their closest family and friends traveled from all over the UK and United States to watch Hannah and Andrew exchange vows and rings.
Hannah and Andrew were hoping for a bright and sunny wedding in Hawaii since they hadn’t seen a real summer back in Whales in the last 2 years! Hannah kept in good spirits in the face of a rainy forecast for her Hawaiian beach wedding. Her optimism, and all of us keeping our fingers crossed, must have paid off because there wasn’t a cloud in the sky during their ceremony.
Hannah and Andrew took a little road trip with Eric and I to Iroquois Point Beach where we photographed their wedding portraits at sunset. The newly overcast sky made for an awesome backdrop as the sun set.
Hannah and Andrew had an intimate reception in the Roof Garden on the 6th floor of the luxurious Moana Surfrider Hotel. Family and friends feasted on a delicious dinner and laughed and cried during the heartfelt speeches. And to top the night off, the whole wedding party sang Happy Birthday to Eric, whose birthday was fast approaching at midnight. Eric was so touched that the first people to wish him Happy Birthday this year were the happy wedding party! We could not have hoped for a better start to Eric’s birthday!
Thank you to Hannah and Andrew and their wonderful wedding party! It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers!
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.
Who doesn’t like surprises? Instead of just handing your bridesmaids their gifts, hide them somewhere clever. Make sure your photographer catches their reactions. Priceless! Or as they say across the pond “Brilliant!” These pearl bracelets with silver starfish charms are from Chez Bec (http://www.chezbec.com/)