We shot the viral photo of Jason Momoa photobombing a wedding!

As we head into the end of 2019, we look back on our most viewed, most “liked,” viral photo of Aquaman Jason Momoa photobombing our bride and groom. While most of you might have seen this photo in your local news or on social media, we thought we’d give you the “behind the scenes” story of how this all came to be.

Viral photo of Hawaii wedding couple being photo bombed by Jason Momoa taken by L'amour Photography

L’amour Photography and Video’s owner and lead photographer, Eric Mansperger, was photographing an intimate wedding followed by a sunset portrait session near Ko’olina on Oahu. He had heard vague whispers that Jason Momoa was said to be in the area doing promotion for his upcoming premiere of the much anticipated Aquaman movie. As Eric was finishing up the portraits of the bride and groom, he glanced backwards and saw that Jason Momoa was standing on the sand with two local media producers. They were seemingly waiting for the photo session to wrap up so that they could use the gorgeous location for their shoot.

Viral photo of Aquaman Jason Momoa photo bombing Hawaii wedding bride and groom by Lamour wedding photography

Eric, having had many years of directing photo and video shoots, instantaneously thought up the idea of Jason Momoa acting like Sasquatch strolling by behind the bride and groom. Eric politely explained his idea to Jason Momoa who at first was focused on his own job at hand but then quickly decided that it would make for a hilarious photo and joined in. Jason Momoa borrowed the trident from a young boy who just happened to be strolling on the beach in our area. It really does seem like all the lucky stars in the sky aligned at that moment and these photos are the result.

Jason Momoa was such a great sport and really made this couple’s wedding day even more memorable than it already was. Eric and the bride and groom were endlessly thankful for this photo-op and were even more excited when the photo went viral! News and social media sites spread this image, as well as some candid photos taken by bystanders on the beach, all over the world including India, the UK, and all around Asia just to name a few! There was particular interest here in Hawaii because Jason Momoa is a local boy who is part Hawaiian. We are incredibly thankful to not only meet wonderful people at each wedding, but also have these once in a lifetime moments as well.

Take a look at this news coverage of our viral photo!

Aquaman's Jason Momoa surprised a Hawaii couple on their wedding day by photobombing them! #Aquaman

Posted by KITV on Friday, 21 December 2018

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Stylish & Sweet Haiku Gardens Wedding

This wedding had so many smiles and laughs, we thought we should share. Our beautiful bride wore a lovely white floral robe while getting ready with her bridesmaids who wore matching blue floral robes. The groom dressed in a slim fit dark blue suit with a black bow tie.

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Groomsman helps groom get dressed in his navy blue suit for wedding ceremony on Oahu
Haiku Gardens weddings in Kaneohe is a stunning Oahu wedding venue
Groom in fitted navy blue suit and black velvet bowtie gets ready for wedding in Hawaii

I really love the father-of-the-bride’s reaction to seeing her for the first time. Isn’t that the look that all brides wish for? That stunned, “wow you look amazing” type of reaction. The groom was also ecstatic to see his beautiful bride walking down the aisle and flashed a huge smile.

Father of the bride is stunned at the first look of his gorgeous daughter in her wedding dress
Bride walks down the aisle from the gazebo at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe Hawaii
Groom sees bride walking down the aisle at Haiku Gardens wedding on the Hawaii island of Oahu

This wedding dress and veil were just stunning. The bride wore a strapless lace dress with a corset back and beautiful sheer and lace overlay with scalloped edges. The bouquets, boutonnieres and floral accents had white and light pink roses creating a soft romantic feel to the wedding.

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Oahu wedding venue Haiku Gardens at Haleiwa Joe's in Kaneohe
Hawaii wedding ceremony at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe on Oahu
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This bride and groom looked so excited to walk down the aisle together for the first time as husband and wife at the end of their ceremony. How cute is this couple? Sharing quiet moments together in the gazebo over the pond, looking at their hands now wearing the wedding bands that symbolize their commitment and vows. The little looks between them show so much love.

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The wedding reception was held above Haiku Gardens at Haleiwa Joe’s where they enjoyed their first dance, Father of the Bride dance and Mother of the groom dance. I love how much emotion comes through in these photos. You get the sense of the importance of the day and the celebration of this new step in life. And of course there are yummy cupcakes to enjoy too. What is not to love about weddings in Hawaii?

Bride and groom stand side by side for wedding photos and video showing the bride holding a flower bouquet with pink, white, and purple flowers for their Hawaii wedding at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu

A Big Mahalo for a great 2018!

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.  

Hawaii wedding photographers from the team at Lamour captured this photo at Turtle Bay Resort
Lamour Photography is one of the very best and most acclaimed photographers in Hawaii for Hawaii Wedding Photography based on the island of Oahu

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!

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Gorgeous tropical flowers make a stunning wedding reception table centerpiece at Turtle Bay for a Hawaii wedding

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.

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.  
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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.
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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.
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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

Cushion cut halo engagement ring for Hawaii Wedding

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 Blue and Black color scheme for Destination Wedding in Hawaii

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Destination Wedding in Hawaii by L’Amour Photography and Video

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.

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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!  
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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.

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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!”

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Wedding planning and coordination done by The Perfect Wedding Maui. We can’t say enough good things about working with them. They are the best!

 

Just Married in Maui – Light Pink Themed Hawaii Destination Wedding Photography

Delicate, feminine, sparkling, elegant. That’s how I can describe this bride’s Hawaii wedding dress. The ivory colored sheath dress had a sheer overlay with capped short sleeves, embroidered with elegant crystal details and beading.  The stunning bride wore her hair in a half up do with lots of volume and loose waves.  The walk down the aisle was made in glittering gold colored Jimmy Choo high heels.  The bridesmaids supported and celebrated the day with the Bride in soft pink colored flowing formal gowns. The dresses were empire waist with draped tops and flowing skirts.  beautiful bride getting hair and makeup done in maui for hawaii wedding lace and beaded wedding dress for wedding in hawaii blush pink bridesmaids dresses for hawaii wedding bridesmaids and bride in blush dresses for hawaii wedding bride gets wedding shoes on in wedding photography gold wedding shoes by jimmy choo in hawaii hawaii beach wedding bride looks out window before ceremony tropical flowers and diamond jewelry for wedding in Hawaii hawaii beach wedding ceremony in maui or oahu

Although there were storm clouds on the horizon, this wedding ceremony was all clear for the bride and groom’s dream Hawaii wedding. On the grassy point, edging out into the ocean, the family and friends sat on gold chivari chairs among the palm trees.  In the distance the guest could see the island of Ko’oholawe and Molokini.  The groom looked stylish in his dark suit without a necktie while his groomsmen wore light gray suits and dark gray neckties.  For the wedding party photos, the bridesmaids held cream colored parasols. The parasol umbrellas make the perfect accessory for a Hawaii destination wedding where wedding guests could experience a range of weather changes from the warmth of direct sunlight to tropical showers.  groom and groomsmen in grey suits at destination wedding in hawaii pink and blush color wedding in hawaii

The wedding flowers coordinated perfectly with the color scheme of this beachfront wedding in Hawaii.  Roses in cream and soft pink were surrounded by leaves with a light pastel green color that are called Dusty Miller leaves. They almost have a frost look to them and are a nice alternative to the normal foliage of wedding bouquets that are bright green.  bride and froom kiss after wedding ceremony in hawaii Hawaii detestation wedding groom and palm tree flower girl taking hawaii wedding photo

Say cheese!  This cute little flower girl was stealing our shots with her Fuji Film Instax instant camera.  We couldn’t help but take a photo of her too.  We gotta support the next generation of wedding photographers! Best wedding sunset on Maui princess cut engagement ring for hawaii wedding The engagement ring was giving us some serious diamond envy! The gorgeous round cut diamond stood in all of it’s glory on a classic setting.  A pave diamond wedding band made the perfect pairing while the groom wore a gold wedding band.  The wedding reception was held under a clear ceiling tent where guests were entertained by hula and Tahitian dancers as well as this fire dancer.  Sparkling chandeliers hung from the tent, lighting the reception in a romantic soft light.  A multi-tiered cake stand held cupcakes for the guests’ sweet tooth with little decorative rose buds on top.  And no wedding in Hawaii is complete without a stunning photo of a kiss at sunset! Congratulations to our happy couple! A big thank you to the amazing wedding planner, Cherise, at The Perfect Wedding Maui who always makes the bride and groom’s  smooth and stress-free dream wedding day come true!
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Saying a big mahalo to all of our 2016 bride and grooms, engaged couples and families!

2016 has been a very eventful year for us. Our team grew by one little chubby, toothless future team member. With our world flipped upside down one thing remained a constant throughout the busy year. We had an amazing time celebrating our amazing bride and grooms’ wedding days. What else can we say but that we really have the best job in the world.  We get to photograph and film the happiest most beautiful moments full of love, laughter and happy tears. Who ever said that when you do what you love you never work a day in your life might have been talking about us!

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This beautiful bride had her dream wedding at one of our favorite Hawaii wedding venues on Oahu, Turtle Bay Resort! The bride wore a gorgeous lace destination wedding gown with a sweatheart neckline and mermaid train. Her look was accented with pearl jewelry and a pink flower in her hair.  Here is a tip for those of you thinking of also wearing a flower in your hair for your Hawaii wedding: wear the flower on the left side of your hair rather than the right. In Hawaii this is a tradition that shows that you are not single. For all the single ladies, go ahead and wear the flower on the right side to let everyone know you are single and ready to mingle!

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We are loving these cute wedding details for this pastel color schemed wedding. Chalkboard style place cards with arrow and heart design held in place by wine corks.  The wedding reception centerpieces also incorporated the wedding corks as they filled the clear glass vases that held the white and light pink flowers.  The oceanfront ceremony guest were greeted by this welcome table with a chalkboard sign that read “Don’t be Blinded by Our Love,” with sunglasses and fans available.  cute place cards settings with hearts arrows and wine cork dont be blinded by our love sign with sunglasses at wedding ceremony on oahu groom wears grey suit and lei at hawaii destination wedding kuilima point at turtle bay hawaii wedding venue bride and groom share first kiss at hawaii wedding at venue turtle bay resort oahu hawaii wedding photography and video by lamour cute wedding cards to bride and groom during wedding ceremony at turtle bay wine bottle centerpiece with corks origami koi fish wedding gift at hawaii wedding in oahu pastel green and pink wedding reception table pastel green and pink wedding theme with wine cork place card pastel color wedding scheme at hawaii wedding first wedding dance at turtle bay in hawaii turtle bay wedding reception in ballroom

 

We have so many highlights from 2016 to share it’s hard to fit them all in! Here is a beautiful wedding venue in Maui, the Four Seasons in Wailea.  This destination bride got ready with her bridesmaids and toasted champagne pool side as they finished up! When you start out the day like that, you know it’s going to be a great day!  The Groom wore a cheeky pair of sandals that said “Game Over” on the soles to the lovely beach wedding ceremony.  Scrabble pieces spelling out “LOVE” made a cute accent to their wedding ring photo.  Their save the date and wedding invitation were so cute and creative with a travel theme. The save the dates even folded up into a paper airplane! Their reception table was accented by a beautiful teal blue satin runner with starfish details to complete the tropical Hawaii feel.
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Isn’t this photo what dreams of a wedding in Hawaii are made of? Blue skies, warm breezes blowing through palm trees on a white sandy beach. Not to mention a wedding ceremony that binds you and your fiance together eternally.  It doesn’t get more ideal than this!

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Check out this cute personalized wedding detail used by our California destination wedding couple for their Waikiki beachfront wedding at Moana Surfrider.  This creative couple had the cutest Disney wedding details with a mickey mouse silhouette wedding card box sign.  Their wedding cake was topped with a gold Mickey and Minnie sharing a kiss with “Mr. & Mrs” and the date of the wedding in a heart.  cute personalized stamp on destination wedding invitation for hawaii disney themed wedding card box at wedding on oahu disney themed hawaii wedding cake topper in gold hawaii wedding on oahu in bamboo forest for photos succulent and punk flower bouquet at hawaii wedding on oahu waikiki beach wedding bride laughs while getting ready in honolulu
Here are some more beautiful wedding photos from other wedding at Turtle Bay Resort.  Parasols lined the center aisle while chairs were draped with leis for the guests. The wedding reception was held under a clear ceiling tent on the grass lawn where the tiki torches, balloons and paper lanterns decorated the space.  Speaking of sweet, take a look at the photo of their wedding favors of jam jars with personalized labels that read “Jam packed with love” in burlap pouches that read “Love is sweet”. Too cute!
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Is there anything more classic and classy than this stunning Tiffany & Company round solitaire diamond engagement ring?  How unique and chic is this sheath wedding dress with sheer cutouts?  This red wedding color scheme was seen in the bride’s lovely bouquet, flower crown, lipstick, nails, and shoes as well as the groom’s tie.

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Another one of our favorite wedding venues on Oahu is Haiku Gardens at Haleiwa Joe’s in Kaneohe.  This venue features an open air tahitian style chapel and multiple other garden ceremony venues. With a scenic shot in every direction, it’s not hard to see why so many couples choose this lush tropical site as their wedding venue. The closeup photo below of a bride holding her bouquet by her side captured the incredible fuchsia color flowers that had fallen from their tree and blanketed that area. Just stunning!

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While we are lucky to photograph and film so many brides and grooms through out the year, we also love our family, pregnancy or maternity , and engagement photo sessions. It’s always so special for us to get to work with our former couples as they grow together from fiances, to spouses, and parents too! Big mahalo from our entire photo and video team for making 2016 a special year for us!

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Blush pink and gold wedding at Sheraton Moana Surfrider in Waikiki Hawaii

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!

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Ok, I am a little biased, but I love kilts and Scottish culture! I was so excited to work on this Scottish couple’s sweet photos. Not only were they absolutely smitten with each other and so cute, but their wedding details and decor were beautiful too! Don’t leave it to me to convince you, just check out their photos here!

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After the bride had her hair and makeup done at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, she got dressed in her wedding gown featuring a feather detailed sweetheart neckline pleated bodice and flowing ruffled skirt. Absolutely stunning! The happy groom was dressed in his family’s kilt pattern with a matching vest and necktie.  They headed over to the windward side of Oahu to Kualoa Ranch for their intimate wedding ceremony in the valley.

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You might recognize this stunning landscape from movies such as Jurassic Park or the hit TV show Lost! This mountain range makes for a breathtaking backdrop for a wedding ceremony in Hawaii. There wedding venue was set up with gold chivari chairs and white orchids displayed in a lovely pattern on the grass down the aisle.

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Between the ceremony and reception, we all headed to Honolulu to capture wedding portraits of the newlyweds enjoying the views from atop a lookout. How cute is this Volkswagen bus with surfboards on top?

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The entire wedding party with family and friends gathered to eat, drink and enjoy the views from Duke’s restaurant in Waikiki. The bride and groom’s chair was decorated with heart shaped slate signs that read “I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more.” So perfect! To finish off the night the bride and groom cut into their unique Jurassic Park themed wedding cake featuring two little dinosaurs on top of a flowing volcano! To wash it down, the couple chomped into their Lost themed Dharma Initiative brand can shaped cakes.  All of these cute details came together so seamlessly for a truly Hawaii themed destination wedding for this pair from Scotland.

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We are so thankful for our many many couples this year! We get to meet people from all over the country and the world on the best day of their lives. You can’t beat that. I guess it’s safe to say that we have a dream job in paradise!
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Here she is, our gorgeous bride making her way down to the beach for her wedding ceremony by the sea.

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These are the “I just go married in paradise” smiles of the bride and groom during their portrait session.  The bride was stunning in her detailed bodice dress with slightly off the shoulder straps with sweetheart neckline.  Even the back of her dress was beautiful with a v cut. The bride’s up do hairstyle was accented with a white flower. Her classic look was completed with a strand of pearls. Her groom wore a dark grey suit with a blue paisley necktie and a blue and white pocket square. 

Gorgeous sunset wedding photo from Waikiki Beach – Daily Shot of Love

When the world gives you a gorgeous bright sunset in paradise and you have a lovely bride and groom basking in the love on their wedding day,  you get a photo we just can’t keep to ourselves.

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This stunning duo had a beach wedding ceremony with their closest loved ones followed by an intimate dinner reception at Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai in Waikiki.  Sarento’s is steps off of Waikiki beach at the far end by Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Boat Harbor.  Sitting on the top floor of the Ilikai Hotel, restaurant goers dine on Italian food while taking in the romantic ambiance and scenic ocean views. It’s no wonder this newly wed couple chose this intimate setting to celebrate with their guests.