Erika and I had the pleasure of being a part of a very special couples “Best Day Ever” recently and I wanted to share a few photos from the event. On Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at Loulu Palms, Micah and Rhochelle tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family and we were lucky enough to witness the whole thing!
We arrived onsite at 9am and began setting up and organizing the event space, working together with Pacific Party Rentals to lay the foundation for a beautiful wedding. The beautiful bride Rhochelle and her entourage of sexy bridesmaids arrived early as well to get prepped and pretty for the big day. Super fab Lawrence Patricio and his team wasted no time getting the girls ready… and what an amazing job he did! Just check out these photos!…
And the lovely bride to be…
Maid of Honor, Livia “Bheng”, Bridesmaids, Katrina, Chai, Sol, Donna, & Romina, and Junior Bridesmaid – Jozette (the brides beautiful daughter) all looked amazing! The turquoise dresses all were so pretty! Gorgeous group of girls! Also pictured here (in front with the shell lei) is little Chloe who did two very impressive solos on stage for the bride and groom. Chloe’s two songs were a heartwarming gift for the bride and groom! Chloe is part of Chaotic Fire… an extraordinary local classic rock band made up of of several really talented kids – yes kids! I’m totally serious.. and believe me, they can really rock out – in fact, I was so impressed I wanted to share their video here: (Chloe is the lead singer in front!)
Really ridiculously great right?!! Ok – back to the wedding…
Slowly more vendors started rolling in.. all there to help us bring this gorgeous event to life. Kristina, Carol, Linda and the entire crew from Loulu Palm helped to make sure every detail was executed flawlessly. Dian and the crew from Kanak Attack provided a delicious Hawaiian spread, that had everyone back for seconds, thirds and fourths. Shaun from Aloha on the Rocks brought in his entire bar set up and did a remarkable job making sure all the guests were always taken care of with a fresh mojito (the brides favorite) or cold heineken throughout the night. And as always, Shaun was such a pleasure to work with! Hawaii Bartending at its best!
The bride and groom bought one of our basic wedding graphic design packages which helped create a fun “Hawaiian, Tropical in Turquoise and Dark Brown” theme… It included bar, tip and bathrooms signs, hand painted wooden signs on posts, framed photos, sign in table, “reserved for” and table number signs and more! It really helped create a magical beachy feel for an extraodinary event and couple!
“tips” sign for the Shaun at the bar…
Sign-in Table sign.. this one was framed and placed at the sign-in table for guests…
To bring this tropical theme together we worked with Pat of Volcano Orchids to create tropical centerpieces surrounded by large and small beautiful island shells and turquoise and brown chocolate boxed favors. I was able to purchase lots of amazing large, beautiful shells and starfish from the Hawaii Swap Meet to create a fun beach inspired centerpiece design. I even decided to create table sign holders made of coral and wire for each of the table numbers… as an extra design factor – which took a little more time than I anticipated but turned out great! Here are a few photos of the centerpieces… For design on a budget I think these turned out so pretty! Don’t you agree?! A Special Mahalo to Hawaii Wedding Florist – Pat for making the gorgeous centerpieces and arch pieces!
As I set up the centerpieces, Erika and our two fantastic assistants Tyson and Matt helped with the rest of prep. A big thanks to Matt and Tyson for helping us execute all the details!
Soon after, JT Sounds, arrived to begin setting up the sound system and got ready for the photo and video work. We were very impressed that this one stop shop was able to handle all the sounds, the photos and the videography – plus a same day edit all at one time! They really did a great job!
Meanwhile groomsmen and emcee, Derrick and Maid of Honor, Livia had a few drinks waiting for the festivities to start. May I also mention that Derrick did quite an impressive job at the mic. It’s been a while since we’ve seen such great emcee work! He had the crowd totally in the mood from the moment he took the mic!
The brides beautiful daughter Jozette (and Junior Bridesmaid) … waiting for the rest of the girls to get ready.
Micah’s parents pose for a shot before the wedding. Such a cute couple!!
And finally, the ceremony has begun! Groomsmen Joel, Jonathan, Matthew, Rex and Derrick accompany the beautiful bridesmaids at the alter and surround the couple as Pastor Ron Valenciana delivers a intimate and lovely ceremony. It was really a special moment and I must admit that when the bride started choking up I did as well.. even all the way in the back with the sun in my eyes. A BIG Congratulations to Micah and Rhochelle ! You are truely, such an amazing couple and we felt so privileged to be a part of your “Best Day Ever!”
A BIG Mahalo to all of our vendors! We could not have done it without you. It was a pleasure working with all of you and we can’t wait to work with you again! Also to all of the wedding party and family and friends of Micah and Rhochelle – and of course to the beautiful Bride and Groom, Thank You for making our job such a blessing! Thanks to you, we really felt like family and hope we were able to help you create a day you will never forget ~ because you do really deserve nothing less! Congrats you two!! we have no doubt you will be so very happy!
xoxo, Hawaii Wedding Planners, Nicole (& Erika!)