6 Tips to Glowing Wedding Skin!

We all want that picture perfect glow on our wedding day!  Here’s a couple of tips from Best Day Ever Hawaii to make sure your skin is looking it’s best for your special day!

Photography by: Shinji Salmoiraghi

6 Tips to Glowing Wedding Skin!
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1. Choose a regime and stick with it!

Find a skin regime that you like and stay with it. Changing up your routine can affect your skin in a way that you don’t want. It’s best if you know what works best with your skin type so that you don’t overdue it.

2. Eat more watermelon

No matter what your skin type is – oily, dry, normal, or combo – it craves water. Sure, drinking water helps, but snacking on watermelon works too. Some other super foods for your face are grapefruit, broccoli, and lettuce.

3. Use salt scrubs to soften elbows

Add a bath to your weekly routine and throw in bath salts with sodium bicarbonate. The sodium bicarbonate will break down dry patches and make your skin a sponge for moisture.

4. Reduce sunspots with an acid peel

Peels are designed to slough off dead skin and bring new, fresh skin to the surface. To make the most of these spa treatments, you’ll want to book a series of peels. Start with six different sessions, each two weeks apart (so the skin has time to recover).

5. Wear SPF 30 on your lips

It’s easier to prevent your lips from getting chapped than it is to repair them if they’re already dry and cracked. Find a good chap stick with SPF 30 to keep your lips hydrated and protected from the sun.

6. Fix flaky skin with safflower oil

This secret weapon acts like a barrier to lock in water and keep your skin hydrated. Search for safflower oil in moisturizers and scrubs.

 

Hope you found a few good tips on how to stay FRESH & Beautiful on your wedding day!

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!

xo,

Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Favorite Wedding Planners
www.BestDayEverHawaii.com

 

Grace and Grant’s Best Day Ever! A Perfect Day at the Halekulani Hau Terrace

Grace & Grant tied the knot at the Halekulani Hau Terrace on September 1st, 2013 in front of their closest friends and family.  It was a simple yet very intimate affair with the cutest decor and filled with happiest bunch of people we’ve ever seen.  It was a perfect day on the open air lanai at the Halekulani Hotel with the ocean and palm trees in the background.  I could not imagine a more beautiful couple or a more perfect ceremony and reception.  I know this post is well overdue, but we wanted to share a few photos from Grace and Grant’s Best Day Ever!
Congratulations you two and Thank You for trusting us with such a special day!  We hope you had nothing less than your “Best Day Ever” and wish you a lifetime of LOVE, joy and blessings!

 

A big mahalo to all of our vendors!
 
Venue: Halekulani- Hau Terrace, Loren Petrowski
Flowers: Paiko Hawaii, Tamara Rigney
Live Music/Emcees: Mango Season, Annie & Curtis Kamiya
Hair & Makeup: St. Morris, LLC, Nicole
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Cheers to your “Best Day Ever!”
Happy Holidays!!!
🙂
Sincerely, Nicole + Erika
Best Day Ever Hawaii Weddings & Events

Monica and Aaron’s Best Day Ever! A Kahala Beach Sunset Wedding

Aaron & Monica said “I do” at Kahala Beach in front of their closest friends and family this past August. It was a perfect day with the sun setting in the background behind tall coconut trees and turquoise ocean waters.  A perfect day, for a perfect couple!  We were honored to be a part of such a special occasion and we wish this beautiful bride and handsome groom a lifetime of Love :), blessings, sunshine & good wishes! Congratulations Aaron & Monica!  Thank you for trusting us with your “Best Day Ever”! Cheers to your first Christmas Season as husband & wife!

A big mahalo to all of our vendors!

Officiant: James Chun, www.oahuminister.com
Musician: Mike Izon
Hair and Makeup: Make up by Bev
Transportation: Jay’s Limo
Flowers: Marie Blooms

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Congratulations Aaron & Monica!!! 🙂

Sincerely,
Nicole & Erika
Best Day Ever Hawaii

Pono and Alana’s Best Day Ever! A Kauai Wedding to Remember

We had the pleasure of being a part of a very special couples wedding on Kauai in August and we wanted to share a few photos of the big event.  It was one of the most intimate and beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen.  The reception dinner was one of a kind with live music, amazing food and lots of friends and family all there to celebrate a beautiful bride and groom.
We wanted to send a Big Congratulations to Alana and Pono!    We loved every minute of your special day and had a wonderful time getting to know both you and your families and helping you pull all of your wedding details together.  Thank you for trusting us with your “Best Day Ever!”  Wishing you a lifetime of Love  ♥, blessings, laughter, joy and ton of Haena beautiful days filled with sunshine and kisses!A big mahalo to all of our vendors!

Venue: Limahuli Gardens & Private Kauai Estate
Hair & Make-up: Alexander Day Spa, Julie
Officiant: Aunty Manulele
Ceremony Musician: Eli
Photography: Christian Cook
DJ: ET Services, Eric Torgerson
Music: Keli’i, Moku Boy and Crew, Shiloh Pa
Slideshow : Miki`oi Wichman
Emcee: Wayne
Decor: The Chandler Ohana
Catering: Uncle Puka! Also, much thanks to all of Alana & Pono’s Family & Friends who helped with the delicious food and bar!
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Congratulations Alana & Pono!
Happy first Christmas as husband and wife!

Sincerely,
Nicole & Erika
Best Day Ever Hawaii

Hawaiian Wedding Traditions

Hawaiian Weddings are unique to other weddings because of the traditions they keep. Here is a quick guide to some traditional Hawaiian wedding customs that you can incorporate into your Hawaii wedding that will lend meaning and originality to your ceremony:

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Flowers

The traditional Hawaiian flower lei signifies love and respect. The bride and the groom as well as members of the wedding party wear the flowered leis. There is usually a lei exchange between the bride and the groom at the beginning of the ceremony, along with an explanation of its significance. The lei is an unbroken circle that represents your eternal commitment and devotion to one another.

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In traditional Hawaiian weddings, both the bride and groom wear all white, and the groom wears a colored sash around his waist. Now days it is more common for the groom and groomsmen to wear aloha shirts with light colored pants. Really, it’s up to you, but make sure you feel comfortable, this is most important.  Most beach weddings are done barefoot.  After all, walking on the sand can be tough in heels!

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Rings and Rings Blessings

In Hawaiian weddings it is common for there to be a time for a blessing of the rings. This is when the officiant begins by dipping a Koa wood bowl into a body of water. A Ti leaf is dipped into the bowl and the water is sprinkled three times over the rings while the following chant is recited: “Ei-Ah Eha-No. Ka Malohia Oh-Na-Lani. Mea A-Ku A-Pau,” which means: “May peace from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever.”

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Music

The Hawaiian Wedding Song, Ke Kali Nei Au, is usually played during the ceremony. It was originally written in Hawaiian in 1926 by Charles King, and has been translated into English and covered by several artists; most notably by Elvis Presley in the movie, Blue Hawaii.  However, these days we rarely hear the Hawaiian Wedding Song and instead more often get requests for more modern songs which are sung acoustically and accompanied by ukulele.

 

Whatever tradition you choose to incorporate into your wedding, it is sure to make it that much more special! Consider incorporating some traditional customs with some more personalized modern ones.  It’s your Hawaii Wedding ~ make it special!

For more info on our Basic Hawaii Beach Wedding Package, email us today!

Hope you are having a Happy Aloha Monday!

xo,

Nicole & Marielle
Best Day Ever Hawaii

Hawaii’s Favorite Wedding Planner!

The Wedding Party App, Biggest Wedding Trend for 2013!

Best Day Ever is proud to introduce the Wedding Party App—the best way for the bride and groom to collect photos from their wedding guests!  This must-have app is for both iPhone and android users to capture all the special candid moments that the photographer may have missed on the big day. How’s it work? Good question! The way it works is that friends and family can upload all photos taken with their phones to share in one convenient place! It’s completely personalized and easy to use! How great is that?

5 Reasons why we LOVE The Wedding Party App for Hawaii Brides & Grooms: 

1. It is FREE! Yay 🙂 for Free!

2. Ease of use.  Guests share their perspective using their smartphones, tablets, and digital cameras.

3. Ability to share photos in real time! If you have a mywedding.com website, you can upload photos in real time

4. It’s an easy way to connect all of your guests. Your guests can interact and get to know each other while commenting on each other’s photos.

5. Photos are organized in chronological order! This creates a minute by minute timeline of your photos taken by guests.

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Love it? I knew you would!  Here’s how to get it…

 Instructions for download:

1.      *Go to https://www.weddingpartyapp.com/

2.      *Click on Create Your Free app

3.      *Complete 3 easy steps and you’re ready to go!wedding party, wedding party app, wedding app, wedding trend

 

Photos courtesy of the wedding party app 
Hope you loved todays insider wedding trend tip!  Special Thanks to Tiffany for her help with this post!
Happy Planning! 🙂
xo,
Nicole
Best Day Ever Hawaii

Best Day Ever’s Top 14 Ways to incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding!

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe”

 “Something Blue” … This signifies love, fidelity, and purity.

And yes, this one is kind of a “must-do!”.  But how do you incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding in a not to cheese, not over the top, super cute and gorgeous way? Feeling stuck ~ No problemo, check out these FUN ideas …

BEST DAY EVER’S Top 14 Ways
to Incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding

1.  Wear a blue sash, ribbon, garter, underwear, shoes, or lingerie. Check out the blue shoes in the pic below 🙂

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2.  Have your fiancé wear a blue tie with his suit.

3.  Wrap a blue ribbon or handkerchief around your bouquet.

4.  Sign your wedding certificate using blue pens.

5.  Add blue flowers such as blue hydrangeas, morning glories, or bellflowers to your bouquet.

6.  Have guests sign in a blue guest book.

7.  Sew a blue thread along the hem of your bridal gown with your wedding date.

8.  Ask your bridal party to sign their names on the bottom of your shoes with a blue pen.

9.  Paint your nails blue or use blue eye shadow make up.

10.  Wear blue jewelry with sapphire, opal, aqua marine, or tanzanite.bella sophia estate, Bella Sophia estate Wedding, best day ever hawaii, Hawaii estate wedding, hawaii wedding, hawaii wedding planners, oahu wedding, oahu estate wedding, tracy + zachary, tracy + zachary wedding

11.  Purchase blue “I Do” stickers and stick them to the bottom of your shoes.

12.  Wrap a blue thread around your ring finger.

13.  Carry around a small blue purse.

14.  Arrive to the ceremony or reception in a blue car.

 

There you have it!  Our Top 14 Ways to incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding!  Hope you’ve been enjoying the wedding tips this week!  Tomorrow we’re onto the last of the traditions “A Sixpence in your Shoe!’ That one is a fun one 🙂 Stay tuned!

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

How to Incorporate “Something Borrowed” into your Hawaii Wedding… Eight Fabulous Ideas!

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe”

If you’ve been following us this week we’ve been giving you a daily dose of how to incorporate something old, new, borrowed and blue, and today we’re all about “Something Borrowed”.  This one’s my favorite and the options to incorporate “Something Borrowed” are really endless.  What I like most about this tradition is that it can be really sentimental and personalized, which is what weddings are all about!

“Something Borrowed” This represents borrowed happiness.

Best Day Ever’s Top 8 Ways to Incorporate “Something Borrowed” into your Hawaii Wedding!

1.  Borrow a pocket watch from your grandfather or jewelry pendants from you grandmother and wrap it around your bouquet.

2.  Wear your mother’s wedding veil, shoes, or dress. She’ll be thrilled and honored that you’re using something of hers, trust me!

3.  Ask permission to steal the song your parent’s had as their first dance song. Again, mom and dad are gonna love this! You could even invite them up to dance with you half way through the song …  awww! Love this idea!

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4.   Use grandmas old vintage wedding knife to cut the cake.

5.  Borrow your sister’s robe while getting ready before the wedding. That’s an easy one!

6.  Borrow your friend’s favorite book which contains a poem or quote that you want recited at the ceremony or reception.

7.  Spritz on some of your best friend’s fragrance.

8.  Use your parent’s toasting glasses for the reception.

 

There you have it!  Our Top 8 Ways to incorporate “Something Borrowed”.

How are you going to incorporate “Something Borrowed” into your Hawaii Wedding? Do share!

And don’t forget to stay tuned to tomorrows blog post on “Something Blue!”

Photo Courtesy of Black Tie Cinema & our lovely bride and groom Chris & Erin, LOVING the Bowling Bowl “locked down” symbol on Chris’s leg. And yes, this groom did wear that thing around all night.  Now that’s TRUE LOVE! 

Happy Wednesday everyone 🙂

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