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)

1-Champagne

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
39-Flipbook2
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

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