Usually, for destination weddings a bride and groom can expect 10-30 close friends and family to make the trip and attend their wedding. Maybe 50-60 max for popular destinations. Herrianne and Allan had 130+ in attendance for their wedding on the island of Oahu. 130! That’s a good sized non-destination wedding. I can imagine how big their guest list would’ve been if they had it in LA. Well over 300 I’m sure.
Planning a wedding is hard enough, but Herrianne and Allan went the extra mile by making sure all their guests would have a great experience in Hawaii. They organized hotel accommodations, group transportation, and tons of activities. Although they had tons on their mind, all I saw were smiles from the bride and groom. They loved seeing familiar faces everywhere they went. Experiencing everything the island had to offer while running into different friends and family. It was literally vacationing with 130 people they knew and loved. It couldn’t get any better than that.
The wedding was beautiful; an awesome sunset, food, drinks, and some very tan folks. During my dinner break Herrianne sat down at my table. She exhaled and glanced over all her guests as they ate, drank, and laughed. I asked her how she was doing and if she was having a good time. She looked at me and said, “I usually hate being the center of attention, but… I’m having so much fun!!” She looked back at her guests with a huge smile, “I don’t want it to end.” That very moment made all their hard work and planning worth it.
The wedding, the vacation, the island, and the people will be engrained into Harrieanne and Allen’s life as a married couple. They’ll forever remember how their marriage started; surrounded by beauty, love, and the spirit of aloha.
Church: St. Jude Catholic Church- Kapolei, HI
Reception: Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute - Kapoeli, HI
Wedding Coordination: Savvy Coordination
Hair and Makeup: Belinda Torres – Bel Marie Styling with Parasol of Design (Fullerton, CA)
Jewelry: Nolan Nakai – Newport Jewelers (Newport Beach, CA)
DJ: Troy Michael (Hawaii)
Photobooth: StarShotz PhotoBooth (Hawaii)