Minyu and Tian’s Best Day Ever!

A Big Congrats to Minyu & Tian who tied the knot in May on the east shore of the beautiful island of O‘ahu!  Minyu and Tian had an intimate and gorgeous but simple beach ceremony in front of their closest family and friends and it was an honor to be a part of their special day! We wish you both a lifetime filled with LOVE, joy and tons of blessings!  Cheers to your “Best Day Ever!” 
A Big Mahalo to all of our Vendors!
Officiant : Kahu Bruce
Flowers : Always Flowers
Hair & Make up : Meleana, Dorys
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Hope you enjoyed the pictures! These two were such a wonderful couple to work with! 🙂

xoxo! Nicole + Erika
Hawaii Wedding Planners
Best Day Ever Hawaii
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Today is Lane & Leah’s Best Day Ever! Hip Hip Hooray!

Lane and Leah are one of our favorite couples… and guess what, TODAY is their Best Day Ever!  We’re so very excited for these two and we can’t wait for the festivities to start! Soon we’ll be headed down to Mid Pacific Country Club to start setting up but for right now I wanted to send out a Big Congrats to Lane and Leah and in honor of their special day, I thought it be the perfect time to honor the couple by sharing a few of their gorgeous engagement shots!  Shot on the Big Island of Hawaii by the very talented photographer ~ Malia Cano!

Cheers to Lane & Leah! 🙂  Hip Hip HOORAY!

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xoxo! Nicole & Erika
Hawaii Wedding Planner
Best Day Ever Hawaii

David Huxley and Susan Vance’s Best Day Ever!

It’s not often that we meet a couple as unique an fun as Susan and David!  I felt instantly connected to them from our first phone consult over a year ago when we began planning their Best Day Ever (or at least it feels that long!).  They were both from Philadelphia (my college town!) and were planning a secret wedding get-away for just the two of them.  I loved that they were going to do the whole sha-bang in a completely romantic and unique way, inviting and telling no friends and family, yet finding a way to capture it all on video and by photo to show their family later on.

Over the next few months I worked with David & Susan to help them book the perfect vendors, secure flowers, find a breath-taking ceremony venue and pull together all of their details for their special day.  The groom decided that he was going to wear a kilt and the bride a deep red gorgeous wedding gown, how cool is that! Slowly but surely all the months of planning fell into place and before we knew it their big day was here.

On the morning of their Big Day, I got to the florist early to pick up the flowers and headed down to 3660 on the Rise where we had a special private room and balcony reserved for David and Susan.  The morning was spent turning a pretty basic room into a romantic and intimate dinner setting with flowers everywhere, candles and twinkly lights.  After that I headed over to the hotel to check in on the bride and groom and vendors.
As Janice and Frank (the videographer and photographer) captured the getting ready shots, rings, jewelry, dress, invitations (yes, they even had invitations & table numbers made for their special day! awesome right!) and other little details while I took care of a few last minute calls and tasks.  Meanwhile Leslie Fair did an amazing job turing Susan into one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen!  I loved how the bride and groom were so playful and fun the entire time, the groom dancing around the room loving every minute of this special day!
Before we knew it, the time was here and we headed out to the ceremony spot for the Big Event. Susan and David headed down to the lobby shortly after to take a limo.
A gorgeous day, breathtaking cliffs on a turquoise clear ocean, this day was just perfect!  As Kahu Bruce led a Hawaiian chant and a very intimate ceremony, Frank, Janice and I saw a dolphin, whale and sea turtle pop up right behind them in the middle of the ceremony.  Talk about a special and very rare moment!  I think they must have came especially for Susan & David as a special Hawaiian Blessing!
The evening commenced at 3660 on the Rise where the bride and groom were wow’d with a one of a kind cake made to look like a stack of old books with their wedding date engraved into the sides.  This cake was so amazing the videographers didn’t believe it was real!  We Heart Cake did an AMAZING job! Seriously, this was the coolest cake I’ve ever seen!
The couple ate cake and shared it with us vendors, their special guests, and danced around the room in a Waltz (I think it was a Waltz?) laughing and kissing and having a grand time, enjoying every second of their first dance.  We all feel in love with David and Susan and it was truly an honor to be a part of such a lovely couples “Best Day Ever!”
We wish you both the best of luck and a life filled with laughter, happiness, joy and tons of wonderfully amazing blessings!  Thank you for trusting us with your special day!
And now for the best part, the pictures! >>>> 🙂
A Big Mahalo to all of our Vendors!
Officiant : Kahu Bruce
Flowers : Always Flowers
Photos : Amodo Photo, Frank Amodo
Videography : Video 21, Janice Lauderdale
Reception Dinner : 3660 on the Rise, Cheryl Leong
Limo Transportaion : Jay’s Limo
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Congratulations David & Susan! We love you and are so very happy for the both of you!  I hope you come back to Hawaii to visit soon! Cheers to your “Best Day Ever”!

Sincerely,
Nicole (+Erika)
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning Team
Best Day Ever Hawaii

DIY Mondays! Wedding Decor ~ Wood Photo Transfers

Looking for a cool way to display your engagement photos at your wedding?  Well, look no further, todays DIY project teaches our favorite DIY brides an easy step by step way to transfer your favorite photos to cool pieces of wood and other materials.

I love photos that really capture a memory, but I’m always trying to find new ways to showcase them. When I found this DIY I thought it was such a great idea! It’s an easy project and a fun way to display your photos or your engagement pictures at your wedding! Read on to find out exactly how to create you’re own one of a kind photo transfers >>> 🙂

 

Materials You Will Need:
Wood
Gel Medium
Paint Brush
Laser Printed Photo (on regular computer paper) 

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Engagement Photo Transfers in 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1. Get your piece of wood and paintbrush and paint a layer of the wood with an even layer of the gel medium.  Try not to avoid too many clumps 🙂 diy, diy mondays, wedding decor, wood photo transfers, wedding photos

 

Step 2: Now find your laser printed photo.  Make sure it is a laser print and not a ink jet print.  Place your photo face down on the gel and use your hands to press the photo firmly down onto the wood.  Making sure the entire surface of the image is flat and rub out any bubbles. Let it dry completely.diy, diy mondays, wedding decor, wood photo transfers, wedding photos

 

Step 3: Now it is time to spray the photo (which is still face down) with water.  You may also use a damp rag to get the paper wet with water. Once the surface is wet, gently start to rub the paper away. Your photo will begin to show through as the paper is removed. Be very gentle when removing the paper as parts of the image can rub off. You may need to add more water along the way too. Don’t rush, this is the important (and fun!) part.diy, diy mondays, wedding decor, wood photo transfers, wedding photos


Step 4: Once you have got all the paper peeled off, make sure to give it some time to dry completely.diy, diy mondays, wedding decor, wood photo transfers, wedding photos

 

Step 5: Paint another layer of the gel medium over the entire image to keep your transfer locked in.diy, diy mondays, wedding decor, wood photo transfers, wedding photos

 

 Thanks to Michelle at Wed Loft for this really cool & inspirational DIY project. Photography by: Michelle Cangemi, Wedloftdiy, diy mondays, wedding decor, wood photo transfers, wedding photos

We hope everyone enjoyed todays DIY Monday Project!  Thanks also to Marielle, our new intern for finding this cute project!

Happy Monday everyone! 🙂 

xo,
Nicole
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planners

Willie and Natalie’s Best Day Ever!

Willie and Natalie tied the knot on May 25, 2013 at Secret Beach in Ko’olina.  It was a really intimate and private ceremony held on the West Shore of Oahu.  Willie and Natalie’s kids and closest friends and family were all there with them to celebrate the special day.  A simple but Beautiful Beach Ceremony, a Loving Family and a Gorgeous Bride & Groom…   It just doesn’t get better than this!  A Big Mahalo to Willie and Natalie for trusting us with your special day!  We hope it was everything you imagined and more 🙂

Here are a few photos from Willie and Natalies Best Day Ever! Enjoy! 

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Special thanks to all of our Vendors!
Officiant: Pastor Mark
Hair & Make-Up:  Ko’olina Ihilani Spa
Photography: Shannon Sasaki Photography
Flowers: Marie Blooms – Kristin
Coordination: Best Day Ever Hawaii Wedding Planners

 

Congratulations Willie & Natalie! Cheers to your “Best Day Ever” !!!! 🙂

xo, Nicole (& Erika)
Hawaii Wedding Planners
www.BestDayEverHawaii.com

 

Wishing all the Dad’s out there… their Best Day Ever today!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!

Without you we wouldn’t have so many gorgeous brides!  Today, as a special tribute, we feature my and Erika’s dads 🙂 And to all the other dads ~ Wishing you nothing less than your “Best Day Ever!”

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Happy Sunday Everyone! 🙂

xo, Nicole & Erika
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Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning Team

TODAY is CJ & Audrey’s Best Day Ever! Yay!!!!

We’re super excited for CJ & Audrey’s Best Day Ever today and heading out to Makapu’u Beach shortly to get ready for a gorgeous ocean front ceremony! Exciting!  Can’t Wait!  More pics to come ~ 🙂

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~ Nicole & Erika

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