A Wedding in Paradise

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When Disney is calling but so are the tropics, book your wedding at the Disney Resort on Hawaii! A wedding in paradise and with tons of fun just outside your hotel room door you bet we fell for this fabulous day!

Not sure you soaked in enough of this tropical Hawaiian sunshine? check out the full gallery here to see all of the fabulous details captured by Wendy Laurel!

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Nerd It Up On Your Wedding

from Wendy Laurel Photography:
Samantha and Kingston are self proclaimed “nerds” in love with Comic Con, Disney, and theme parks. But really they are a very fun couple with a ton of close friends and family that were all too happy to make the trek to Hawaii to see them get married and join in on the fun.

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To learn more about  Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina on Oʻahu click here.

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From the Bride: We actually didn’t see the venue until 3 days before the wedding! We put a lot of trust into the best vendors on the islands. We chose vendors that had a similar style to what we were looking for, so we were confident that they were able to create our whimsical and elegant wedding. I relied heavily on Pinterest to share what I was looking for — truly a lifesaver in planning a destination wedding!

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The Little Things Mean The Most

It was important for us to bring in some of the things we love into the wedding without it feeling too themed. We were going for “elegant and whimsical with hidden touches of Kingston and Sam.”

Personal touches included lawn games, a Darth Vader cake topper, Disneyland fastpass escort cards, an Up inspired mailbox for cards and Star Wars cufflinks. I even had a hidden Mickey in my bouquet.

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Schedules & Planning

I spent a lot of time working on schedules, details and communication to avoid any last-minute hiccups. We also tried to cut down as much as we could on the ceremonial formalities so we could spend a majority of the wedding having fun with friends and family.

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Get a closer look at this wedding in paradise by watching the wedding video from Wendy Laurel below.

A Wedding in Paradise

Photography: Wendy Laurel
Photography: second shooter Alisa Greig
Cinematography: Seeking Films
Resort: Aulani Resort
Venue: Lanikuhonoua
Flowers: Passion Roots
Caterer: Aulani
Dress designer: Elizabeth Fillmore
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Shoe designer: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s attire: Bar III Macys


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, pink, white
Styles: classic

Iliasis Muniz Photography


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Wedding Chicks Member: Iliasis Muniz Photography
Serving: Southwest Texas and Beyond
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A few words from Iliasis Muniz Photography:

Iliasis Muniz is a photographer based out of South Padre Island, Tx. Most of her work is centered around weddings and portraits. Her clients tend to gravitate towards a classic beach approach to their wedding day. Her portrait and engagement sessions are slightly stylized with fashion flair; and her weddings are captured in a fresh and natural way. She loves natural light that accentuates color and life.

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Peach and Green Garden Wedding

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Are those nervous butterflies flapping around in your stomach now that your wedding day is getting closer? Not to worry, our next bride said she had the wedding jitters even on the big day, and it still turned out to be the best day ever! And we have to agree, this gorgeous peach and green garden wedding is absolutely stunning!

Need a little more to calm your nerves? Check out their budget breakdown below and of course the full gallery to see all of the details captured by Floataway Studios.

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Nervous Wedding Jitters

From the Bride: Our wedding at the Burbank Equestrian Center was the most frightening yet exciting day of my life. It all happened so quickly and was such a blur, but I definitely remember having a great time throughout.

For the ceremony, I especially loved the horse-drawn carriage. I was hesitant about it at first, but my dad insisted on having it, and we both ended up loving it. It truly was a spectacular entrance and exit, and since it was outdoors, of course we had to include our dog Oski in the ceremony.

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Keep It Simple

If I had to change one thing I’d probably be a little more frugal. Our venue didn’t allow outside food vendors, so my husband and I decided to add on a mini-doughnut station and cappuccino bar, which through the venue, was 2-3 times the normal cost. In reality though, everyone was stuffed from dinner and drinks that the extra stations were unnecessary.

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Live Music Bonus

During the reception, we hired a live band and I must say that this was the best decision we made. They were so energetic and kept the energy flowing the whole night. My favorite moment of the night was when the band played the last song – Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” – and called my husband and me up on stage to sing to our family and friends. It was so surreal and ended the night perfectly.


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Peach and Green Garden Wedding

Photography: Floataway Studios
Event designer: Catherine Leo
Coordinator: Liz Yoon
Venue: Calamigos Equestrian
Stationery: Tiffany Hahn Designs
Flowers: Green Leaf Designs
Cake: Merely Sweets
Hair: Theresa Huang
Photobooth: GC Photobooth
Lighting: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment
Flip Book Station: A Little Scene
Ceremony Musicians: OC Strings
Horse Carriage: Enchanted Carriages

Read on to see how much this peach and green garden wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, green, peach
Styles: classic, garden