Planning a Hawaii Destination Wedding can be a very difficult task, especially if the bride and groom are from Hong Kong and Japan and have only a few weeks to pull the whole thing together. This was exactly what happened with Jeff & Yui.
I first met Jeff barely a month ago when he called me to inquire about wedding packages and prices. He told me he was in Hong Kong and was trying to plan a very simple ocean-front wedding for his bride, Yui (who was in Japan). After listening to what Jeff was envisioning I quickly got to work pricing out different vendors to create Jeff & Yui’s Dream Hawaii Wedding. What initially seemed like a simple beach wedding quickly turned into quite a production! However, I was determined to make sure Jeff had nothing less than the best most reputable vendors who would be sure to create a day he and Yui would never forget. I also wanted to make sure all the details fit together perfectly and under budget. It was quite a task, but we know a wedding is a Big Deal and it is always our priority to ensure that the bride and groom do indeed have their “Best Day Ever”!
After what felt like hundreds of e-mails and phone calls, we finally had a photographer, videographer, flowers, musician, chapel, transportation and a hotel… Jeff had finally signed our contract and we could begin really pulling it all together. Timelines were put into place and vendor contracts were drawn up. We assisted Jeff with organizing payment oversees and making sure all the details matched up. And then before we knew it the big day had arrived… September 24, 2012 – Jeff & Yui’s Wedding Day!
We could not have done it without several wonderful vendors – so before I go on to share photos.. We just wanted to say THANK YOU! to everyone who helped create Jeff & Yui’s special day. Especially – Frank Amodo, who did their Hawaii wedding photography, both the engagement shoot and wedding shoot. Frank mentioned that the engagement shoot was actually done at Pearl Harbor and can’t wait to see how they came out, I’m sure both shoots will be amazing!!~ Also, thank you to James at Crane Media who did Jeff & Yui’s videography. We can’t wait to see the video! These guys are always great to work with and just a little tip to our readers: – their work is superb! If you’re looking for a videographer you have to check them out! Thank You to Kahu Bruce for officiating! As usual, you always steal the show! Speaking in both Japanese and chanting in Hawaiian, everyone loved it! Jeff and Yui were so pleased and the ceremony was exactly what they had envisioned! Thank you again! Flowers were created by Todd of Always Flowers – who always does a magnificent job! Thanks Todd!! Also, a big Thanks to Mike Izon who we just adore! Mike played live acoustic guitar at the ceremony which sounded ridiculous in that chapel! There’s something about having live music that really creates such a special mood! Thanks Mike! Thank You to Dorys from Meleana Cosmetics for doing a wonderful job with the hair and makeup. Yui looked so beautiful and it was just a pleasure to get the chance to work with you! Looking forward to more weddings in the future! Limo services were coordinated with Jay’s limo’s and of course – a big Thank You to Kapiolani and the rest of the gang at Best Bridal who assisted with booking the chapel.
Congratulations to Jeff & Yui who tied the knot yesterday September 24, 2012 at Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel! We’re so very happy for you both and it was truely an honor to be a part of your “Best Day Ever!”
Yui getting ready at the Royal Hawaiian. Dorys from Meleana working her magic!
The lovely bride all done up and enjoying a little minute of relaxation before putting on her dress.
The bridal bouquet! Hydrangeas, yellow roses, and cymbidums made the perfect pretty hand-tied bouquet for Yui! Flower arrangements created by Always Flowers. Thanks Todd!
The bride taking a few photos of her groom getting his hair all done up.James from Crane Media capturing the “getting ready” moments soon to be put into a wonderful wedding day video!
Tiffany’s rings for the bride and groom… and some very lovely wedding shoes! Only the best for Jeff & Yui!
Oh the dress! Yui’s wedding gown was breathtaking! Loved every inch of it and the veil – so very pretty!Figuring out a few last minute details with Kahu Bruce and Mike Izon.And now on to a beautiful ceremony…
Horray! It’s official – introducing Mr & Mrs. Tsui! Congratulations Jeff & Yui!!!Mike Izon playing a few tunes for Jeff and Yui as they sign paperwork and take photos after the ceremony.The beautiful bride!Strike a pose!Yui’s entorage!:)Just the girls!
She put a ring on it! Jeff’s so excited! And I love Yui’s face in the background!Thank you to everyone who helped make Jeff & Yui’s day so special! And a BIG Congratulations to the bride and groom – Jeff and Yui Tsui! Enjoy the rest of your Hawaii Vacation we hope your wedding day was indeed your Best Day Ever! Thank you for trusting us with your big day – you guys are such a cute couple and it was an honor to share such a special day with the both of you!
xo, Nicole & Erika
Hawaii Wedding Planning & Event Design