How To Have A Wedding In Hawaii

Hawaiian wedding

Bright blue sky, waving palm trees, and crashing ocean waves, what could be better then a destination wedding to the Aloha state?! It truly is hard to beat that, but we think we have just the cherry to top of this gorgeously designed wedding… DIY projects! That’s right, this crafty bride created several of the adorable elements for her big day.

The Goodness not only captured Brit and Tim’s wedding but also designed her paper products AND featured her hand made projects on their blog! To find out more about how to have a wedding in Hawaii stick around and see more of this stunning day in the full gallery and check these super cute DIY’s below.

DIY star fish veil

teal and grey groom with star fish boutonniere

tropical wedding bouquet

words from the vendor

From The Goodness:
This was a wedding filled with either custom design or DIY goodies. Their invitations are unique and designed around a Hawaii kitsch theme, the views for their ceremony and reception are to die! We (The Goodness) designed the Save The Dates, Invitations, tote bags, the cute flag Place Cards, and the MR and MRS signs on their chairs! 

They had their family and friends come along for three days of adventures with their fun destination wedding in Hawaii. Everyone was invited to the rehearsal dinner and they received cute designed tote bags, the wedding was the next day ending with a day out and about with all their friends and family seeing Oahu.

welcome bag

vintage hawaiian themed wedding invites

vintage hawaiian stationery

from the bride

When Tim and I decided on a destination wedding we knew it would not be easy, but it was worth it. We decided on Hawaii as a place that our closest friends and family could go for the wedding but also for a memorable trip. I worked with a wedding planner who lives in Hawaii to help me prepare for the big day. I also worked with Lisa and my MOH Jillian to help formulate the theme and create all of the DIY projects.

We chose Kualoa Ranch for its stunning natural beauty away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The ceremony was held on Secret Island, a gorgeous beach that we took boats across an ancient fishpond to reach.

teal and grey groomsmen

beach wedding party

diy aisle decor bunting

hawaiian beach wedding

hawaiian wedding kiss

We really liked the idea of vintage Hawaii so that is what we went for with the decor and design. Vintage postcards, bunting, tiki mugs and hula dolls all added to our classy and kitschy theme. We used the tiki mugs as vases and accented each table with a pineapple. Our guests enjoyed shaved ice and hawaiian pupu’s while classic hawaiian music serenaded them during cocktail hour.

tiki head vases and ocean themed centerpieces

guestbook table and escort card flags

find your flag to find your table

cute flag escort cards

Oahu table

hula girl figurine and hawaiian flower

cute vintage hawaiian mrs and mr signs

blue ombre wedding cake

The only thing that you miss with a destination wedding is more friends and family being able to attend. In those situations a teleporter would work wonders, but The Goodness did a fantastic job of capturing the day with their amazing photography.

I do have to say that I would not change anything! The wedding was beautiful and better than I imagined it would be. The scenery was gorgeous being in Hawaii. The food was delicious with local produce! We even had shaved ice! The weather was perfect, not too hot and we even had some rain for good luck!

wedding on Hawaii

vintage hawaiian postcard display

hawaiian shaved ice

hawaiian wedding

diy projects

Don’t run off just yet! We still have some awesome DIY projects for you to fall in love with! Brit was one ambitious bride, not only did she plan a destination wedding but to top it off created some of the most adorable details within it. And you can make those same fantastic details by clicking on the links below and following the steps featured on The Goodness!

Looking to tie the knot with the ocean splashing behind you? Amp up  your beach theme by adding a starfish to your veil with this sweet little DIY!

star fish veil DIY

Looking for a flirty and easy way to decorate your wedding a reception? A DIY bunting always makes for a fun feel at your reception or ceremony.

cute DIY bunting

How about this super cute ring bearer pillow?! Love, love, LOVE…Right!?

DIY fabric flower ring bearer pillow

You simply must watch the entire wedding video The Goodness created of this vintage Hawaiian wedding!

Photography, Cinematography & Stationery: The Goodness
Coordinator: Milestone Events Hawaii
Venue & Caterer: Kualoa Ranch
Dress designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid dresses: J Crew
Prop/furniture rentals: Pacific Party Rentals
Jewelry: Tiffany
Shave Ice: Keneke's Grill
Hair and makeup: Maleana
Cake: Paradise Pastries
Event planning: Milestone Events Hawaii
Florist: Paiko
DJ: Just Press Play
Boutonniere & Veil or Hair Accessories: Bride

DIY Projects:
Ring Bearer Pillow : By the Bride DIY on The Goodness
Bunting: By the Bride DIY on The Goodness
Veil: By the Bride DIY on The Goodness


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, green, red, yellow
Styles: beach, classic, themed, vintage

Bohemian Elegance Wedding In France

bohemian chic wedding gown

Get ready because we are taking you to the rolling hills of France! Once we have arrived to the land of charm, elegance of and  glamor we will be visiting Chateau Challain.

This fairytale castle allows you to stay a month, a week or whatever you feel up to. Besides being a fabulous getaway it would also make an ideal location for your destination wedding. To give you a little taste of how your wedding can be here we have a lovely nspirational shoot captured by Cat Hepple Photography.  Enjoy, but before you leave, you simply must see every last detail, visit the   full gallery here,

elegant pink and cream wedding stationery

loose cascading rose and greenery bouquet

green and pink boutonniere

french bohemian inspiration

words from the vendors

Our bride encapsulated pure bohemian elegance in a mix of French wedding dresses by Laure de Sagazan and Rime Arodaky, plus couture Parisian bridal headpieces that adorned her loose beach-boho waves and fresh natural make up both by Victoria Farr Hair and Make Up. Captured in the gorgeous imagery by Cat Hepple, our couple find their love in each other’s arms as they explore the magnificent chateau estate, reminiscent of a fairytale film setting. 

castle wedding venue

white lace headdress

cascading floral bouquet

The decadent tablescape was inspired by and featured some of the antique French furniture from within the Gothic chateau, adorned with opulent dinnerware including Ralph Lauren champagne coupes . Gaining the balance of bohemian and opulence, expat florist French Flower Style created oversize floral designs featuring ivory, soft pinks and sage green including our floor length bridal bouquet.

romantic floral filled reception table idea

boho chic reception ideas

pink and green floral centerpiece

feather embellished place settings

a bit about the venue

Completed as a private residence 1854, this magnificent chateau is the jewel of Anjou. Now hosting an Elegant Bed & Breakfast as well as a Fairytale Wedding Venue. The Castle provides guests with luxurious suites for their Romantic holiday getaway in France. Designed for superior comfort, each room is brightened by the charm and elegance of a glamorous era. When you visit Chateau Challain you’ll step inside a fairytale.

And of course no French wedding would be complete without extravagant desserts, which included an indulgent 5 tier wedding cake and towers of decadent French macarons by Cakes by Beth.

pretty overflowing floral piece

wedding treats stand

bright macaroon tower

pastel wedding cake with florals and feathers

Enjoy the film below by Story of Your Day that allows you to step inside the fairytale wedding estate and be swept away by the romance.

Venue: Chateau de Challain
Stationery: Gemma Milly

Photography: Cat Hepple Photography
Cinematography: Story of Your Day
Flowers: French Flower Style
Cake: Cakes by Beth
Hair & Makeup: Victoria Farr Hair and Make Up
Dress Shop: The Mews Notting Hill
Dress Designer: Laure de Sagazan
Dress Designer: Rime Arodaky
Shoe Designer: Harriet Wilde
Groom’s Attire: A Suit That Fits
Veil or Hair Accessories: Rhapsodie Paris
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Amara
Wedding Inspiration: French Wedding Style
Models: Matt Bates & Kelly Martson

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: gold, green, pink
Styles: garden, indie

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10 Essential Beach Travel Beauty Products
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