Congrats Jana & Luke! A Hawaii Destination Beach Wedding

Jana & Luke tied the knot yesterday at Kokololio Beach Park.  On the north east shore of Oahu, the weather was perfect, sunshine, bright blue skies and almost no wind!  The big day was finally here & we were thrilled to be a part of such a special occasion.

I met Jana about 2 or so months ago when she emailed Best Day Ever Hawaii Wedding Planning after stumbling across our website.  She was marrying her high school sweet heart who she had just gotten back together with after many years and was looking to have a small intimate wedding in Hawaii. She wanted something simple, and stress-free and our Oahu Basic Destination Wedding package was perfect 🙂

The process began by scouting beaches. I drove down the coast checking out every beach in the area.  Of all the beaches, there was one in particular that seemed perfect…  white sand, aqua teal water, and not too many people.  I sent Jana photos and video of Kokololio Beach (which was about 5 min from their beach house), and she agreed, it was perfect!  So, we applied for and purchased the wedding beach permit.  Next we found Jana and Dani a hair and make-up artist, booked the officiant, photographer, and secured the musician.  Flowers and leis were ordered and everything was falling into place very quickly. . . exciting!  I created a timeline for all vendors and double checked what time the sun was setting.  Maps and directions were drawn up and emailed to the vendors, last minute calls were made, rentals were picked up, and before we knew it it was 12-29-12, Jana & Luke’s wedding day!

A Big Mahalo to all the vendors who helped with this wedding:

Officiant ~ Kahu Bruce
Photographer ~ Shannon Sasaki
Musician ~ Mike Izon
Rentals ~ Accel Rentals
Florist ~ Todd, Always Flowers
Hair & Make-up ~ Dorys Foltin, Meleana Cosmetics
Wedding Planner ~ Best Day Ever
For the family & friends that couldn’t make it, we wanted to share a few pics from Jana and Lukes “Best Day Ever”. . .

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Congratulations Jana & Luke!   Cheers to your Best Day Ever! 🙂

xo,

Nicole
Hawaii Wedding Planner
Best Day Ever Hawaii

A Hawaii Destination Wedding : Happy Wedding Day Jana + Luke!

Very excited for Jana & Luke, today is their “Best Day Ever“!  Stay tuned, we’ll be uploading pics of their special Hawaii beach wedding within the next few days 🙂

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Congrats Jana & Luke!

xo, See you soon!

Nicole
Best Day Ever
Hawaii Wedding Planner

Richie & Kristin’s Best Day Ever! The Perfect Hawaii Wedding!

We had the pleasure of meeting Kristin & Richie several months ago when they had just started their wedding planning. We clicked immediately and realized both Erika and I knew the two of them through mutual friends and through college. They were the sweetest couple and an absolute joy to work with. They decided to book a Partial Wedding Coordination with us and from April through December 2012, we helped them book vendors and organize a ton of details all to create the perfect Hawaii wedding.

hawaii wedding plannerRichie & Kristin met about 3 years ago through mutual friends. The had crossed paths yet did not officially meet until one very special football game. From the beginning it was obvious that they were the perfect match. Friends started noticing Richie was obviously more than a little enamored by Kristin. And one wouldn’t blame him with her big smile and gorgeous looks. To top it off, she was a complete sweetheart. The two dated for about 2 and a half years before he popped the question on Kristin’s birthday. And that’s about where we stepped into the picture.

From going over design concepts and figuring out how to incorporate a rustic feel, to choosing the perfect flower arrangements to fill Richie’s 86 homemade wooden boxes, to sorting out their nearly 400 count guest list, to attending meetings and creating very detailed timelines… we were there throughout the entire process and helped the two stay on task and organized.

It is rare to find a couple as in love and completely perfect for each other as these two and it was an honor to be a part of their special day! Kristin & Richie ~ we have grown to love you guys and wish you nothing but the happiest happy ever after – you guys deserve nothing less! Thank you Kristin & Richie for trusting us with your wedding day!  We loved being a part of it and hope it was everything you had envisioned and more!

Thank You to all of our Vendors!
Charline, Catering Manager & Danny, Banquet Captain & the entire staff at the Hale Koa Hotel
Cynthia SmootOfficiant
A Baked Romance & JoshuaWedding Cake / Cupcakes
Todd Oshiro & his staff Always Flowers
Christine Gardner & staffFlaunt Hair & Make-up
Ryan, Anson & LisaVisionari Wedding Photography
Kash, Jonas, & MikeAria Studios (Hawaii Videography)
LanaiEmcee Services
Min & the staff at Mystical Sounds DJ Services, Sounds & Uplighting
Flute A La Harpe Live Ceremony Music
Erica, Renee & Reina Flipbooks Hawaii
Ben & MailaMusicians at the Reception
Jay’s LimoTransportation
Kelli & Ceciour Best Day Ever Hawaii Wedding Planning helpers for the day

Thank You to an Amazing Wedding Party & to Richie & Kristins family!
Shari WachiMaid of Honor (sweetest maid of honor ever)
Jess MatsudaBest Man (awesome speeches / roasts)
Kristine Oki, Julie Yamamoto, Marcie Tasaka, and Arvi Aiwohi the beautiful Bridesmaids
Jon Nakamoto, Gavin Matsumoto, Kenneth Moon & John Spahn the handsome Groomsmen
Barbara & WayneKristin’s Parents
Virginia & SixtoRichie’s Parents

Now on to the good part, the photos!

The day started off with a trip to the bridal party suite at the Halekulani Hotel.  There we left the bride and groom a little surprise bottle of champagne for celebrating after the reception. (below)

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The Halekulani Hotel . . . 4-Bridal Suite
Christine & staff working their magic with the girls. 5-Getting Ready
The lovely bride opening her fabulous gift from her groom . . . 6-Bride's Gift
Gorgeous flowers from Always Flowers 🙂 7-Bouquet
8-Bridal Photos
9-Aria Studios
Todd  (Always Flowers) & staff creating beautiful centerpieces with a mix of white flowers and natural herbs like sage, french thyme and mint.  All of this fit perfectly into the wooden planter boxes, handmade by the groom.  So pretty! 10-Setup
Hawaii wedding planners Best Day Ever (us!) set up all the table settings and favors.  Look at how cute the favors are!  Hand cut by the bride and groom, little white dresses and suites filled with chocolate candies!11-Table Decor
Beautiful bridesmaids posing for a quick pic! 12-Bridesmaids
Love the cake topper! 13-Wedding Cake
The gorgeous bride and her flower girls. . . 14-Flower Girl Gifts
The ceremony . . . 15-Guests
Carol & Aileen of Flute a la Harpe, working their magic . . . 16-Music
17-Wedding Procession
Here comes the bride!18-Here Comes the Bride
19-Ceremony
20-Prayer
L O V E ! 21-Vows
22-Exchanging Rings
23-Kiss
Horray!  Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Diaz!24-Husband and Wife
25-Signing
As the guests enjoy cocktail hour, the bride, groom, bridal party and family take a few photos at sunset.
26-B&G
27-Wedding Party
28-Friends & Family
28-Kristin Family
29-Richie Family
30-B&G Family
The guests waiting anxiously for the show to start. . . 31-Reception
Ben & Maila did a fabulous job setting the tone! 32-Ben & Malia
The First Dance. . . 33-First Dance
“Double Happiness” ice sculpture, created by the Halekoa Hotel staff. . . 34-Ice Sculpture
LOOOVE the cake topper! 35-Cake Topper
Cake Cutting 🙂 36-Cake Cutting
Garter Toss!37-Garter Toss
Fun with Flipbooks! 38-Flip Book
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As the night comes to a close, the bride and groom say their Thank You’s 🙂 40-Thank You
The bride & groom with Hawaii Wedding planners – Best Day Ever! 41-BDE

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Richie & Kristin Diaz!
We’re so very happy for you both! Cheers to your “Best Day Ever!”

xo,
Nicole & Erika

Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning Team
www.BestDayEverHawaii

Fingerprint Guestbook – A Hawaii Wedding Keepsake!

It’s almost Christmas! Hope you have your shopping done! I’ve got a special holiday treat for all or Hawaii brides and grooms out there ~ a wonderfully unique wedding guest book idea, the Fingerprint Guest Book.

A friend of mine recently traveled to San Francisco for her sister’s wedding.  Upon returning she shared with me a few stand out details.  One that I couldn’t help but share was the fingerprint guestbook.  It’s a fun and artistic alternative to the traditional sign-in book.  The most common version of the fingerprint guest book starts off with a bare tree printed onto a large canvas.  Guests throughout the night can leave their fingerprints to create the leaves of the tree.  Depending on how big the canvas is, guests can either leave their signature or they can write a short message to the couple next to their fingerprint.

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Photo courtesy of The Ink Lab

To make it extra special, provide guest with a variety of complimentary colors.  Embellish it even further by inscribing your name, wedding date or even a love quote onto the canvas.  After the wedding it can be framed and displayed as a beautiful keepsake.  It’s a touching reminder of those who celebrated your special day with you!  My favorite part about it is that the fingerprints are placed randomly.  Marriage brings not only two people together but two entire families!

Do you have any unique guestbook ideas? We’d love to hear them! 🙂

Merry Christmas Eve!

xo~ Kelli
Best Day Ever
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team

First Hawaii Wedding as an Intern

Let me introduce myself, my name is Kelli & I began interning for Best Day Ever a few months ago.  I’ve learned so much in the process, and wanted to share with you a behind the scenes look at what really goes on at a Hawaii wedding with wedding planners Nicole & Erika of Best Day Ever Hawaii.

I’ve never experienced a Hawaii wedding before so attending my first as an intern I was super excited. Throughout my internship I’ve been able to catch a small glimpse into what a wedding is like but I must admit that experiencing it in real life is a completely different feeling.  Being able to watch the moments between father and daughter, the first look, and the first dance was incredibly special!

Photo below: me, Kelli 🙂

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There is so much that goes into planning a wedding and being a total newbie to the whole thing I’ll admit I got a little flustered keeping track of all the details.  Nicole and Erika had been working with this couple for months so they were fully prepared with everything including a list of things for me to do (Phew, thank goodness!!)

 

A wedding planner’s job starts and ends with catering to the needs of the couple.  I saw a lot of thing that I would expect to see like checklists, timelines, organizing place cards, talking with the florist and venue coordinators etc.  There were also a lot of things that I didn’t expect either like last minute changes with the flowers, finding batteries for a cake topper and even a tsunami warning (yes a tsunami warning!).

The tsunami warning was probably the biggest shocker of the night!  But as chaotic as I thought it would have gotten it was surprisingly calm.  We figured out the situation and kept everyone informed.  The groom made the announcement to the guests and everything went right back to normal. The night may have ended a little earlier than expected but overall I think the couple left happy. 🙂

To anyone that says they don’t need a wedding planner I can vouch that there’s way more to it than meets the eye.  It takes a real passion to do what Nicole and Erika do.   I realized that a truly great wedding planner will go far beyond simply organizing vendors and making sure everyone is accounted for.  A wedding planner needs to build a trust with each couple, fully understand their vision and be able to openly communicate with them.  Who else is going to remember to bring bug spray because everyone was getting bitten during the rehearsal or know the exact time the sun would set so they could get the perfect photos?hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, beach wedding, papailoa beach, papailoa beach wedding, north shore wedding, michael and jennifer, best day ever hawaii

 

If I could take away anything from my experience it would be that you have to be able to roll with the punches.  As a future bride I’d want to be rest assured that if a problem comes up my wedding planner will sort it out with little or no interference from me (Excluding natural disasters of course!)

I have to thank the bride and groom Kristen and Neal for allowing me to take part in their special day and to Nicole and Erika for taking me under their wing and teach me the ropes! It was an unforgettable first time experience!

~ Kelli
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team!

Congratulations Dane & Charis! 12-2-12 ♥ Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel, Ko’olina

Last Sunday two of our favorite people, Dane & Charis tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family at Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel and the Ihilani, Ko’olina.  It was an honor to be a part of such a special occasion, especially since they only found us by accident about a month before their big day when their other wedding planner dropped out, leaving Charis in tears and Dane a bit stressed.  Not to worry, Best Day Ever to save the day ~  We think it was fate! 🙂

It was a very very very busy month pulling together all the details, but … by the next meeting date, we had timelines, and contracts, and photo lists all in place, and we could feel a sigh of relief from the bride and groom, which made us very happy planners 🙂

I wanted to thank everyone who helped with this special occasion because it truly was a group effort and we could not have done it without all of you.  A big Mahalo to Kapiolani and Kalei at Best BridalParadise Cove Crystal Chapel for all your help with ceremony set up and sound.  Thank you to everyone at the JV Marriott, Ihilani – Ko’olina, especially Dee (assistant to the event managers) and Terry, also to Janice (the catering manager for the day who was a huge help!).  Mahalo to officiant  Art Larson of New Hope Leeward, your ceremony was soooo perfect for these two!  Thank you to Colleen and Robynn of the Patisserie for a gorgeous cake! A Big Mahalo to Kristin of Marie Blooms for all the gorgeous Hawaii Wedding Florals! Thank you to Kevin of DJ Kevo Events who handled the deejaying, music and was an excellent emcee! It was our first time working with Hawaii DJ Kevin, and we loved him!  To anyone who needs an Hawaii emcee or deejay – be sure to check DJ Kevo out!  Also thank you to Pou, Kevin’s amazing helper! Melody of Foto Fix Hawaii and helper Alex, did a fabulous job with the Hawaii photo booth. Thanks Melody, we will definitely be recommending you!  All of the bridesmaids had gorgeous hair, and we owe that to Kendall – Thanks Kendall!  Mahalo to Ruth of Radiant Allure for the beautiful make-up! Also, a big Thank You to Marlo Rivera for the brides hair & make-up. Mahalo to Jeff, the driver from Jay’s Limo who made countless trips back and forth for the bride and groom transporting all the guests from the Ihilani to the Crystal Chapel.  A big thank you to Hawaii photographer Vince Shin of Love Story Weddings and his fabulous assistant Kara.  Can’t wait to see your photos. I’m sure they are amazing! Please send us copies! Our favorite videographer, James of Crane Media did a wonderful job – as always!  Thanks James!  Also thank you to your assistants – Paul and JP 🙂 Mahalo to everyone who helped with entertainment, Bryson “Ikaika” Pascua who played during cocktail hour and Mike of Rebel Souljahz and his girlfriend who played during lunch service. I think I got everyone, but if I forgot you.. THANK YOU!!

And of course… to the fabulous wedding party, and immediate family members who helped make Charis and Dane’s day a success.  A big Mahalo to  Dane & Charis’s parents, Marybeth, Cheri, Brigette, Lara, Kelsea, Nick, Jadd, Chad, Rudy, Desi, Aria, Reef, Ryder, Drasen, Zion, and Kayana!  Also to our sign-in table girls who really helped the sign-in process go very smoothly – Karyna and Reina.

Last but not least to our bride and groom, thank you for trusting us with your special day. We hope your experience was much different from that with your first wedding planner.  It was an honor to share such a special moment with you two, and we truly hope you had nothing less than your “Best Day Ever”! 

And now for the best part…  the pictures!

It was a dark and stormy night…  just kidding… it was a dark and stormy morning that much was true, this was the view from the bridal suite at Ko’olina at 5am, hair and make-up had just started and all the girls were filling up on coffee.

 

The bride getting her hair done…

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Here comes the bride! ♥♥♥paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaiiOfficiant Art Larson of New Hope Leeward led a beautiful ceremony for Dane & Charis…

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Dane Mizusawa!

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Congratulations Dane & Charis!   Cheers to your “Best Day Ever” #GorgeousHawaiiBride&Groomparadise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii

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paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaiiGuests moved their way through cocktail hour and the sign-in table and headed into the ballroom waiting for the big Grand Entrance of the wedding party & bride & groom! Leis for out of town guests and special guests were laid out for the Karyna & Reina (the sign in table girls). Thanks girls for all your help!paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaiiThe card box! paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii

Mike from Rebel Soljahs and his beautiful girlfriend sang for guests during pupu hour and lunch.  Bryson “Ikaika” Pascua also gave an outstanding performance during cocktail hour as well but unfortunately I didn’t get any pics of Ikaika.

A few more behind the scenes shots with Love Story Weddings… paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaiiparadise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaiiBefore we knew it it was time for the reception to begin.  And then… the first dance song scratched, the wedding party put on their shades – and they began dancing to the Wedding Wobble!  Love this! 🙂

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The Bouquet Toss…paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaiiAnd Garter Toss…paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii

A special performance by long-time friend of the bride, Tiani Sojot.  Tiani did a moving modern dance for the newlyweds…paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii

And before we knew it, there were speeches, lunch and then the money
dance…Throughout the night guests took advantage of the photo booth provided by Melody of Fotofix Hawaii. Click here to see all the pics from the wedding. paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii

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Now for the star of the show…  Dane’s son, Drasen (age 7).paradise cove crystal chapel, ihilani koolina, ihilani koolina wedding, dane and charis, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaiiCaught Drasen & Dane doing a little Gangnam Style…

Thank You to everyone who helped make Dane & Charis’s special day their “Best Day Ever”, we could not have done it without your help.  And a very special Congratulations to Dane & Charis, two of the kindest people we have ever met!  You guys are amazing 🙂 and really do make a gorgeous couple. We wish you the best and please do keep in touch:)

Love you!! ♥
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Nicole + Erika

 

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Share the Aloha: Nicolette & William Donate their Wedding Flowers making seniors smile at Island Nursing Home!

On Sunday November 25th, 2012, Nicolette & William had their “Best Day Ever“~ ! 🙂 And two days later, a few special seniors at Island Nursing Home and Pearl City Nursing Home had their “Best Day Ever” when they received a wonderful surprise, a gorgeous arrangement of hydrangea’s, roses, daisies and cymbidiums!  . . . Nicolette & William’s beautiful wedding flowers!


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How it all came to be …  Lorrie, one of our favorite bride to be’s contacted me a week earlier to let me know that one of her friends, Nicolette, was getting married and wanted to donate a few of her wedding florals.  Of course we were very excited and gave our friends at Island Nursing Home and Pearl City Nursing home a call right away to let them know we’d have some lovely deliveries coming soon.  I then worked out the details with Nicolette and two days after her wedding, I had a beautiful large floral arrangement and two small bouquets.

Being the thrifty Chinese girl that I am, I decided to pull all the flowers out of the one large arrangement to create eight new arrangements.  All the stems were trimmed and the brown petals were pulled off.  I then neatly packed all the vases into boxes for traveling and we were off!share the aloha, best day ever hawaii, nicolette and william, flower donations, donate wedding flowers, island nursing

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Erika did the deliveries out in Pearl City, spending time with three very happy ladies out at Pearl City Nursing Home. Unfortunately we aren’t allowed to take photos there, but Denby part of the nursing home’s staff graciously posed for a pic.

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That same day I headed out to Island Nursing home and spent time with three lovely ladies and one handsome man. All were so thrilled to be getting the arrangements and could not believe that Nicolette and William would share their wedding flowers with them.  “Are you sure I don’t know her?” one of the ladies said, “She looks very familiar!”.  I always love to show them the bride and grooms pic.. and they love it too.

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Smiles all around ! Thank You Hawaii Bride & Groom, Nicolette & William!  You guys really made a difference:)  And also, from the Best Day Ever Team, we’d like to send you both a . . .
BIG Congratulations on your Wedding!  xoxoxo 🙂 

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Honestly, these donation days are my favorite days, I see how much joy a little visit and few floral arrangements bring and I’m brought to tears almost every time.  It’s pretty amazing to see the flowers come full circle.

Do you want to share your wedding flowers? Why not take part in our Share the Aloha Charity?  It’s simple, easy, and absolutely FREE ~ we handle all the details. For more information, click here or send us an email today: dropaline@bestdayeverhawaii.com

Happy Tuesday everyone!
xo,
Nicole

Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team

Share the Aloha! Hawaii Bride & Groom Neal & Kristen Donate Flowers to Cheer Up Seniors!

Ever wondered what happens to all the extra flowers from a wedding? I’m not talking about the centerpieces, although those are great too, I’m talking about the archway flowers, ceremony flowers, head table flowers and sign in table flowers.  Yup, those extra flowers… well, why not donate them to a good cause? Best Day Ever Hawaii Wedding Planners has a fabulous floral donation program called Share the Aloha. Share the Aloha recycles wedding flowers and shares them with our friends at Island Nursing Home, Hale Nohea, Plaza at Punchbowl, Plaza Mililani, and Kapiolani Medical Center Children’s Hospital (children’s cancer floor). Best part, it’s free! Just call us, or email us. We will schedule a drop off or pick up time and then we take care of the rest.  We re-cut and and re-vase all the flowers and then schedule visit times with seniors who could use a little extra cheer.  We’ll even send you pics of exactly who your flowers went to. Here’s some pics from our last donation. Courtesy of bride Kristen and groom Neal who donated two large ceremony floral pieces, which I was able to cut up and re-arrange into roughly 20 vases …. bringing 20 big smiles!    Erika & I at Pearl City Nursing Home…  (below)wedding flower donation hawaii Me & the folks at Hale Nohea – Nursing Home … (below)

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Hale Nohea – Dementia Care & Memory Loss Nursing Home…

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Island Nursing Home, Honolulu, Hawaii…

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Share the Aloha, Hawaii Flower Donations … “For me, really? Wow!” she told me.

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Hawaii Wedding Flower Donation Program, Share the Aloha…  SHE LOVED HER FLOWERS! But refused to pose for a photo without her shades. I told her she was already pretty!

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Share the Aloha – Hawaii Wedding Flower Donation Program

You don’t have to be one of our bride & grooms to donate flowers… It’s super easy – and takes no effort on your part.  We do all the work, and you get all the reward:) Want to make a difference? Give us a call today & we’ll take care of all the details.  Click here for more info. on Share the Aloha – Hawaii’s Flower Donation Program. Thank You to Darbie at Pearl City Nursing Home, Debbie at Island Nursing Home and Jocelyn at Hale Nohea for all of your help:) We’ll see again soon! xo, Nicole + Erika Best Day Ever Hawaii Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team www.BestDayEverHawaii.com