Wedding menu inspiration can come from anywhere: The meal a couple had on their very first date, a Bride's favorite dessert or a Groom's special family recipe. My favorite wedding menus are the menus that have taken shape from inspiration drawn from a couple's personal treasures that hold some sort of meaning to them, that reflect on their lives, the people in them, and their experiences that has brought them to their wedding day.
No place on the island has inspired wedding menus for our couples more then the infamous roadside shrimp trucks of our island's North Shore. After all, no trip to the North Shore (or Oahu, for that matter!) is complete without a pit stop at one of the unassuming but knock your socks off delicious plate lunch joints dotting the highway just past Turtle Bay.
So... headed to the North Shore with Pacific Aisles destination wedding couple, Charmayne & Nick, to check out prospective wedding venues (Loulu Palm and Turtle Bay's Keiki Beach), how could we pass up stopping for lunch at Giovanni's, the last stop for yummy garlic shrimp plates before hitting Kahuku town. The first bite of garlic and butter drenched shrimp had us all in heaven. The second bite had us all convinced that no menu for a wedding on the North Shore of Oahu would be complete without shrimp inspired by this North Shore delicacy. And with that, inspiration was found!
For more must do's (and must eat's) on Oahu's North Shore, check out this great article from our friends at the Pacific Bride Guide.