Erin and Chris tied the knot at the Ko’olau Ballroom and Golf Course in front of over 350 of their closest friends and family on August 4th, 2012. Erika and I were honored to be a part of such a special celebration for an amazing couple.
I had first met Erin a few months prior when I was designing a t-shirt logo for her dance company, Embraceology, a really cool dance company/studio which focuses on helping both kids and adults learn self expression as well as life lessons. It just so happened that Erin was also head deep in planning a wedding and needed some help with pulling all the details together… perfect right?
Erika and I set up a meeting with Erin and got to meet Chris (her fiancee) and felt connected to the couple immediately. The next few months were spent going over tons of details, sorting out timelines, organizing and planning. Before we knew it the big day had arrived.. we had different printed copies timelines for everyone involved, photo lists to execute, signs to put up, sign-in tables to organize and task lists to see through… and we were ready! The ceremony and reception was surely one we will remember forever, a day filled with love and joy and we’re so excited to share a few photos with you all – but first, we have a few thank you’s, as we could not have done it without a team of wonderful vendors and helpers.
Thank You to all who helped make Erin & Chris’s wedding day extra special..
Noe & Grant – You guys were such a huge help and Erin was very lucky to have you both there, especially with the events that transpired the night before. All other bridesmaids and groomsmen – thank you for being so easy to work with! Shannon Scott ~ you are sooo funny! I don’t know that anyone could have kept a crowd that big entertained for so long! Especially loved the lion dance! Thank you making Erin & Chris’s day flow effortlessly with your emcee skills~!. Walter & Reina – you guys did a great job with the music and sounds.. I know it was no easy task having so many transitions and background sounds, and you really made the event so wonderful! Erin’s sign in table helpers – Shauna, Tara & Tammy… thank you for all your hard work! I know it was very stressful and moments & there were a few hiccups, but we were able to sort everything out and have everything fall into place – thank you for your help! A Big THANK YOU to Tracy, Cindy, and Aunty June Matsushima for helping make and set up the centerpiece and favor display cards! Everything turned out super cute! Ben & Maila – you guys did a beautiful job, it was amazing to have you sing live as Erin danced hula! Colins & Joan from Chocolea, provided everything from chocolate covered strawberries and oreos to chocolate frames. You both really made the wedding feel like a million bucks! I cannot recommend you enough – you have the best chocolate I have ever tasted! Shawn of Back Tie Cinema – did the photos shown below – pretty spectacular – right?! Thanks Shawn for all your hard work, and to Sylvie ~ for all your help too! We were so glad you were there to help keep everything moving along! To both Erin and Chris’s parents – thank you for being there for Erin and Chris and for organizing the rehearsal dinner! To Erin’s grandpa – for the beautiful handmade leis! And to Traci ~ what a wonderful video! It was so touching and told Erin & Chris’s story in the most heartwarming way! To Meri at Ko’olau for helping with all the early details and Jaime at Ko’olau – thanks for all your help! Thank you to Ryan Toma (the officiant) – for being a sport and wearing the GoPro camera on your head for Erin and Chris and for the beautiful heartfelt ceremony! You did a wonderful job! To ECDC (Erin & Chris’s Dance Crew) and Mandi who helped coordinate… the show was so fun and all the guests loved it! We know there were many others who assisted, so to all other family and friends who helped – thank you!!! And lastly – and perhaps most importantly, Thank you to Erin and Chris for trusting us with your special day, it was an honor to be a part of the start of what is sure to be an amazing life of love together. We love you both and wish you the best !!
It was a beautiful day for a wedding!A gorgeous dress for a gorgeous bride…First Look:)The girls having fun…The happy couple!Chris and the groomsmen… being silly.The beautiful bridal party…and some pretty good lookin’ groomsmen too!Love this pic!The lovely bride and her very happy parents…
Meanwhile, up at the Ko’olau ballrooms, Chocolea was setting up a mouth-watering spread of very fancy chocolates!Erin & Chris even created their own specialty chocolates! How cute!!Featured below… Chocolate covered oreos! <Mmmmm!>and Strawberries!Shown below – Erin & Chris’s centerpieces flowers surrounded by specialty chocolates and solid chocolate frames that held the bride and groom’s engagement photos! Although I didn’t get a good pic of the frames and they are not shown, trust me – they were amazing!
Personalized wine bottle for the bride and groom and their parents created by Best Day Ever Hawaii (shown below)
Featured below: A super cute Cupcake Tower ~ a gift for the couple from the grooms sister Laurie!“Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Uehara!”Erin did a beautiful hula for her groom and guests as Ben and Maila sang “The Prayer”. Emcee Shannon Scott, keeping the crowd on their toes with a surprise Lion Dance … (yes, he was the lion).Ben and Maila performed for Erin and Chris’s closest family and friends…ECDC (Erin & Chris’s dance crew) showing their moves! The groom with his “ball and chain”. . . Congratulations Erin and Chris ~ Cheers to your Best Day Ever!
xo, Nicole + Erika
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