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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!

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