What started out as a beautiful destination wedding week of sunshine and warmth for this recent Spring wedding at Loulu Palm Estate on the North Shore turned into a cold and wet weekend and wedding day. But no amount of non-stop (and i mean non-stop) downpour was going to rain on this parade for Los Angeles based Australian couple, Jackie and Siggy.
Under parasols, guests enjoyed a barefoot in the sand beach ceremony looking out towards the sunset on the horizon, then moved up to the cocktail lounge overlooking the ocean for a festive cocktail hour of tropical drinks before heading into the reception tent for dinner and festivities.
Tropical cymbidium and mokara orchids, protea pincushions and ginger flowers in every bright shade of green, gold, and red graced guest dining tables. The clear top marquee canopy above reflected the color below with bright bold Chinese paper lanterns in the same hues. Green burlap envelopes with coconut clasps that was gifted to each guest held bars of locally hand produced natural soap from the North Shore Soap Factory in a variety of tropical ingredients, including pineapple, mango papaya, sugarcane and (our personal favorite) Kona coffee.
As in marriage, couples don't always have the pleasure of blue skies and sunshine to keep them warm. It was a beautiful thing to see to the newlyweds and their guests having the time of their lives regardless of what the weather had in store.
Congratulations Jackie & Siggy!
Thank you to Julia Sieber for these beautiful images!