We have spent 2018 working with so many great couples and families, we just wanted to say a big mahalo and a cheerful aloha to 2019. 2018 brought us couples from Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, and even Molokai. Couples from all over the U.S. International couples said “I Do” with us from countries like Canada, Australia, Japan, China, and Samoa! We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to share one of the most important moments of a couple’s life with them here in Hawaii.
Lamour’s photography and videography team members get to capture the moment the bride hangs up her dream wedding dress as she gets her hair and makeup done to make her feel and look amazing on her wedding day, the moment the bride slides the ring on her grooms finger and they share a laugh because it was a tight fit, to the moment all the single ladies gather on the dance floor for the ultimate battle over who will get married next!
When we aren’t helping capture couples saying “I Do” we love to capture engagement and family portraits. We love the excitement that newly engaged fiances have in starting to plan their dream wedding and their lives together. Family portraits are always a fun change of pace. We know as well as any parent that when there are kids, there are surprises and unexpected twists and turns. They keep us on our toes, and we capture their connection to each other and their parents. It really fills our hearts to know that people will cherish these photos and look back at them throughout the years and remember those fun times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. What a beautiful and unique oval diamond engagement ring with a halo.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.
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. 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. 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.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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 Destinationskept 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 thisHawaii Wedding photoand 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!