We were super excited when we received the call from Seattle couple, Amy King and Brian Wells, to plan their destination North Shore Oahu wedding. Not only because we hit it off right away and i could tell they would be a fun couple to work with, but because we had also planned Brian's brother's North Shore wedding and knew that this gang loved to have a good time. To top it off, we were even more excited to learn that several couples we had worked with in the past to plan their weddings, including Seattle couple Leigh and JP Canlis, would be attending this big event, babies in tow, and we were looking forward to seeing them all!
Most guests arrived on island a week before the wedding, and spent most of that time on the North Shore, soaking up the summer sunshine and enjoying the activities and laid back lifestyle that the North Shore is so well known for. While some guests stayed at nearby Turtle Bay Resort (the only hotel on the North Shore), many stayed in beachfront vacation rentals that were close to the wedding venue, Loulu Palm Estate.
The day of the wedding was just stunning; warm and sunny, blue sky for miles and a light breeze off the ocean set the tone for a perfect late afternoon ceremony. Guests kept cool under bright fuschia and bamboo parasols that complimented the bride's bright pink bouquet, designed by Koa Johnson of Flower Farm Hawaii. Bridesmaids wore J. Crew Cady dresses in marine blue and held light pink bouquets of cymbidium orchids, the Groom and Groomsmen wore white Tommy Bahama linen shirts adorned with traditional Hawaiian maile leis.
Amy and Brian's beautiful beachfront ceremony included a lei exchange to honor the parents, as well as personal vows that the bride and groom had written themselves, as Hawaiian trio, Puamana, entertained with family favorite songs.
After the ceremony, guests watched the sunset as they sipped refreshing cocktails from outdoor lounges, and later enjoyed an island inspired dinner menu and tropical wedding cake before hitting the dance floor and dancing the night away. What a fun night!
Congratulations Amy & Brian!