Hawaii Wedding: Details

Sometimes it’s really all in the details. Here are a few of the details we did for a recent wedding in November 2011. Check out our rental page to see what fun details you can add to your wedding.

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Personalized Name Tags with Wine Cork Holder
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Hand-painted Wooden signs. Now Available for Rent. 
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Vintage Plates, Teacups, Dessert Plates & Silverware
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Best Day Ever Hawaii now makes Cake Toppers
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Stuffed Heart Pillow Decorations 
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Tissue Paper Balls


A few Great Wedding Songs

I was watching PLDA, you know that music concert channel, while doing work at home one Wednesday when this country guy – Brad Paisley came on.  I’m not particularly a country music fan.. but then this song came on, and I almost started crying.

What a great song for a wedding! Here are a few more of my favorites for couples songs or first dances…

Lucky – Ben Folds (this one will make you cry)

Today – Joshua Radin (watch it through – he performed live at Ellens wedding.. awww, sooooo good!) What I would do for him to perform this song live for my wedding…

Personalized Wedding Activity Book

Why not do something different for your wedding & get personalized activity book for all the kids? Super cute idea to keep the kids entertained during the reception & I’m sure the parents will love looking through it too. Here’s the Activity Book I designed for my wedding in November. The characters I drew even look a lot like us:) And the word search includes all the kids names – how fun!! If this is something you’d like for your wedding, call your Hawaii Wedding Plannercheck out our website or shoot us an email today!fun activities, wedding activities, wedding kids, wedding fun

Me, Kenji & Cally – I think it looks like us.. What do you think?
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I also added a Personalized Word Search and Crossword Puzzle using of all of the kids’ names who are attending our wedding!  We varied puzzles according to age so the harder ones were for the older kids :)… What questions would you have in your crossword puzzle?
What do you think? Would love to hear your comments! Also, if this is something you’d like for your wedding, check out our website or shoot us an email today!

Two Peas in a Pod: This couple’s wedding video will make you cry

Ok – so in my search for a videographer I also, began researching videos – just so that when I did find the perfect videographer I could have a few links in mind as to what I was looking for and wanted for my own video. Here in Hawaii it is difficult to book the good videographers and even more difficult to know who the good videographers are without a hawaii wedding planner. Call us today to get the scoops on who to use and book early! Especially on special dates like 11.11.11 or 9.10.11, etc.. In the meantime, check out this video I stumbled upon. It’s so good! Listen to their vows – so sweet! I warn you- watching this may bring tears…  but more importantly it will remind you what this whole wedding process is all about:), the two of you!

After going through their blog – I actually inquired about getting these guys to come out to Hawaii to do my wedding – and believe it or not they said they DO TRAVEL TO HAWAII! They said they love hawaii and would be happy to make the trip as long as the date is open. For more on Capture Studios or other really good local videographers, email us today!

Gene + Jill // Two Pease in a Pod from capture studios on Vimeo.

5Dmk2 and 7D. Steadicam Merlin in hand. Cinevate Atlas 30 for tracking shots.


“One Day” starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess.

Being a Hawaii Wedding Planner involves watching corny love stories on a regular basis. It is part of the job, a necessity. Ok, and maybe I’m partly just a sucker for romantic movies anyway.

In any case, I recently came across the latest addition to my new best friend, the wonderful and amazing $1 Red Box, a movie starring Anne Hathaway & Jim Sturgess titled “One Day”. The story centers around two main characters Em (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and follows them throughout their lives beginning with their college graduation. A very dorky Em (short for Emily) and Dex (or Dexter) are sort of friends, maybe more of acquaintances when the movie begins. They somehow end up in bed together after drinking a bit much that first night but due to unseen circumstances don’t end up sleeping together and instead decide “to be friends”.

The story follows their friendship, picking up on the same date every year, throughout the years. Though there is a clear connection and admiration between the two they never really end up together, and it is obvious this is mostly due to the clear fact that Dex is not ready. The two have their own individual ups and downs, are individually fulfilled and unfulfilled, but remain in touch and are always there for each other. This is until one day Dex pushes Em a bit too far and he is left without her friendship for several years. It is durring this time when he begins to realize how much he really cares for her. Also, at this time where his life begins to unravel and hers begins to flourish – though in both of their lives there always feels to be something missing.

One Day is a love story, but what is more lovely about it is how it feels so real. The characters aren’t perfect but are exceptionally likeable. I found myself wanting to see their relationship work out but understanding that it was just not possible. The story has a few twists at the end that really throw you… and make you feel completely joyful and saddened almost all at once, but I won’t reveal any of it – just incase you decide to watch the movie – which btw, I totally think you should.

Overall I thought One Day was completely touching and a wonderfully emotionally moving glimpse into a rare but oh so beautiful love story. Anne Hathaway was amazing – as she always is & Jim Sturgess just as brilliant. The two made you feel completely connected to them in a story all to close to real life. I will say though that my husband was crying at the end of it. I guess that means it was pretty good… We ended up discussing the movie for 30 minutes afterwards so I guess that would say that besides being enjoyable, it really touched us. Expect to walk away with a greater appreciation for life, love and those little moments we all hold dear.

4.5 stars / out of 5:) Rent it!!