A Hawaii Bridal Shower: The Lovely Dwaynette

I helped to host a lovely Bridal Shower for soon to be bride – Dwaynette, this past Sunday, January 15, 2011. The shower was held at Waioli Tea Room in Manoa and hosted by Dway’s bridesmaids (Charmaine, Dwaylene, Lisa, & me).

For those of you have never been to Waioli Tea Room… you have to go! It is such a cute place. Located in the back of Manoa Valley, it is surrounded by what feels like a rain-forrest & beautiful hawaiian flowers – all in an intimate setting that afternoon tea parties – yes, i’m serious, tea parties. You can choose your choice of teas & petite sandwiches & desserts… Or just go with their regular menu, which is also really amazing! Waioli Tea Room is a little hidden gem, surrounded by a beautiful setting and made extra special with little vintage touches -everywhere.. plus, the food is spectacular. Think homemade guava sweet bread french toast with fresh whipped cream and maple syrup for breakfast and curried chicken salad sandwiches with homemade wheat bread for lunch, complete with freshly brewed lemon honey iced tea or coffee. Additionally they have rooms in the back that are perfect for bridal showers. I just learned that they also now do weddings. If your in the Manoa area on Oahu, you have to check this place out.

Ok, back to the bridal shower… Since Dway’s theme/colors for her wedding are deep plums/purples mixed with magentas and cherry blossoms, I decided to do the bridal shower decor with the same details. It began with the design of the Bridal Shower Invitation. I incorporated cherry blossoms to the corners and her colors of magenta and darker purples throughout. I used a fun font to encompass Dwaynette’s fun personality – and her LOVE of Cinnamon Girl (she is now manager at the Ward Warehouse store:) with her photo – How could I not include her photo – this girl should be a Cinnamon girl model, seriously.hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette

To carry the design throughout the shower I had designed and framed a few signs for the tables of Dway and her fiancee Travis blending the magenta design into the edges of the photos to carry out the theme. I also designed her her photo and the cherry blossoms into her sign-in sheet and pen and completed the design with a fun hologram silver ribbon. Char had an idea to have prizes for the girls so I created a raffle box that mirrored the same design elements. To bring it all together, I added magenta boa feather pieces to the favors which had tags that matched the rest of the design and brought the magenta feathers into the centerpieces as well. Magenta confetti was sprinkled throughout the table settings and magenta & purple balloons filled the room.

It was an afternoon filled with girly laughter, blessings and good wishes… Sexy lingerie, silly photos, awesome food and wonderful friends. It was an honor to be a part of of such a momentous occasion for one of my best friends, Dwaynette.hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynettehawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynettehawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynettehawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynettehawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynettehawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette

Dway & her crazy bridesmaids. Little Jade (the flower girl) isn’t sure whats going on…

hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynetteA very happy Mother of the Bride…

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The bride & I…hawaii bridal shower, bridal shower, waioli tea room, dwaynette bridal shower, dwaynette

 

 

A very special Congratulations to the soon to be Bride – Dwaynette. From your favorite Hawaii Wedding Planner – Best Day Ever Hawaii (and one of your oldest & best friends – Nicole). Can’t wait for the big day in February!

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