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.
Some say that good shoes take you to good places, so it’s fair to say that our bride’s amazing Christian Louboutin shoes took her amazing places. Take a look for yourself!
I don’t even have words for how stunning this satin sheath dress is with scalloped lace border and buttons down the back. The shear material of the front creates an illusion of the lace bodice floating on its own without any straps. So delicate and sexy. The bride had her hair and make-up done in a suite in the historic Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki. The groom and his groomsmen toasted their silver flasks while enjoying their gifts of black sunglasses. The groom and groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with black satin bow ties. The jacket lapels donned white calla lily boutonnieres while the bride held a bouquet of white calla lilies with a black satin ribbon.
The Waikiki ceremony venue was set up in all white with an arch and two pillars decorated with floral designs. The center aisle featured a damask style design of white orchids. This scenic venue looks out towards Waikiki beach with views of Diamond head to the side and the setting sun in the evenings.
The Moana Surfrider’s front porch has 10 classic wood rocking chairs that are incredibly relaxing to sit and watch the bustling Waikiki Kalakaua strip from.
This destination wedding reception was held in the Moana Surfrider as well. The room was set with five long tables with white linen table cloths accented by black lace runners. Clear glass vases of various sizes held candles and flowers as the centerpieces. The wedding cake was a three tier round cake in all white with piping in a lace design. The personalized cake topper was in black featuring the new Mr & Mrs last name and a heart with their wedding date. The reception incorporated the black and blue wedding color scheme in the blue up-lighting and black chalkboard signs.
We are so happy for this sweet couple and glad they had a wonderful wedding in Hawaii with their closest family and friends. See more Hawaii wedding photos, videos, engagement sessions, family portrait sessions, and maternity/pregnancy photos by following us on Facebook and Instagram!
If a picture says a thousand words, how much does a video say? Along with capturing the most important moments of the biggest day of your life to hang on your wall, wedding videos really take you back to those moments that you may not have even completely absorbed on the hectic and bustling wedding day. The soft touches, sweet glances, excitement and emotional voices. Click play on this Hawaii wedding video to see just what we love most about what we do. This bride and groom on Maui could not be any sweeter.
The gorgeous bride wore a light dress perfect for the heat of a destination wedding in Hawaii. The wedding gown had lace and beaded cap sleeves on a v-neck, empire waist gown with a completely lace back. The bride wore a scalloped necklace along with flowers accenting her soft up-do with loose side curls.
While the bride and bridesmaids were getting ready with hair and makeup and getting dressed they wore coordinating floral silk robes in white and light green. These stylish and smart ladies chose nude colored wedges for their wedding shoes. This is a great choice for a wedding at this venue in Maui since the grounds have gorgeous green expansive landscapes that can be difficult in high heels. These lucky bridesmaids learned the meaning of “something blue” in the form of Tiffany & Company gifts from the bride!
The ceremony decor included natural wood chairs that had a very organic feel along with a simple wedding arch accented by sheer white fabric and flowers. The chairs on the aisle side were donned with flowers in glass jars. The wedding reception tables had burlap runners with a center strip of white lace. Floral centerpieces were held in vintage style vases in clear, golds and peach colors. Instead of table numbers the bride and groom chose wood signs with the Hawaiian islands’ names. The card box was raw wood with the couple’s names personalized on the front. The Tiffany blue color scheme was tied in with the couple’s initials on the reception table next to the guest book.
We all know that photos are often “Photoshopped” to make the sunsets look more amazing than they really were. Thankfully in such a gorgeous wedding destination as Hawaii we don;t have to mess with what nature gives us. These colorful tropical plants and stunning sunset colors are 100% what the couple experienced that day. Perfect weather, loving bride and groom, lovely decor, flawless wedding coordination. What more could we ask for? And they call this “work!”
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!
Thanks to Kai-Media for their awesome work! Check out two of our favorite Kai-Media videos. Wendy’s favorite is from a wedding in Lanikai (click here to see video). My favorite video is an “artistic battle music video.” I don’t even know how to put it into words. Its simply amazing! (click here to see video)