Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Carissa + Mike: Lanikuhonua

When San Diego bride, Carissa, reached out to us to help her plan her destination Hawaii wedding, one of the first things she mentioned was how much she loved our website, ESPECIALLY because it was BLUE. Little did we know how important COLOR would be to this wedding, but after a few meetings, it became VERY apparent that "bright" and "bold" and "colorful" would be the buzz words that would inspire the design for Carissa and Mike's intimate celebration. This would be no ordinary wedding!

Carissa already had her wedding dress picked out (a gorgeous, flowing, COBALT BLUE Amsale) and she knew that she would ask guests to wear WHITE, creating the perfect palette for bright, bold and colorful design. From there, we set out to create our own version of Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room (Disneyland is where Carissa and Mike got engaged!), oceanside at Lanikuhonua on the island of Oahu.

Wooden Monkeypod Chargers dressed up the vintage Hawaiian inspired tabletop, complete with pineapple vases filled with fresh island tropicals, including colorful hibiscus, ginger and monstera. Vintage style hula nodders, that guests took home as favors, were a hit. They completed their intimate tiki lounge look with oversized wooden vases filled with lush tropical flowers and foliage, and illuminated Buri Lanterns, that lit up the night and set a perfect mood for a vintage inspired celebration in paradise!

Carissa and Mike... What can i say?! I enjoyed every minute, and i mean EVERY minute of this fun and crazy planning process with you. I'm so thrilled to now call you my friends, and with our shared love (obsession more like) of poke, malasadas and all things vintage Hawaiian, i feel like we're practically family!

Thank you to Frank Amodo and Alex Rapada for capturing amazing images of the day!

(and Carissa, thank you for the sweetest review on YELP!)

1 comment:

frissa said...

This made me sniffle yesterday. I was having such a yucky day and seeing this and reading your lovely words made my heart soar. This truly was a magical experience. I know everyone comments on the single day but the whole process was so fun that I can't help but include it. We were blessed by the tiki gods for sure :) Mahalo and much aloha! You are definitely ohana to us too.