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.
Richie & 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 Smoot – Officiant
A Baked Romance & Joshua – Wedding Cake / Cupcakes
Todd Oshiro & his staff – Always Flowers
Christine Gardner & staff – Flaunt Hair & Make-up
Ryan, Anson & Lisa – Visionari Wedding Photography
Kash, Jonas, & Mike – Aria Studios (Hawaii Videography)
Lanai – Emcee Services
Min & the staff at Mystical Sounds – DJ Services, Sounds & Uplighting
Flute A La Harpe – Live Ceremony Music
Erica, Renee & Reina – Flipbooks Hawaii
Ben & Maila – Musicians at the Reception
Jay’s Limo – Transportation
Kelli & Ceci – our Best Day Ever Hawaii Wedding Planning helpers for the day
Thank You to an Amazing Wedding Party & to Richie & Kristins family!
Shari Wachi – Maid of Honor (sweetest maid of honor ever)
Jess Matsuda – Best 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 & Wayne – Kristin’s Parents
Virginia & Sixto – Richie’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)
The Halekulani Hotel . . .
Christine & staff working their magic with the girls.
The lovely bride opening her fabulous gift from her groom . . .
Gorgeous flowers from Always Flowers 🙂
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!
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!
Beautiful bridesmaids posing for a quick pic!
Love the cake topper!
The gorgeous bride and her flower girls. . .
The ceremony . . .
Carol & Aileen of Flute a la Harpe, working their magic . . .
Here comes the bride!
L O V E !
Horray! Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Diaz!
As the guests enjoy cocktail hour, the bride, groom, bridal party and family take a few photos at sunset.
The guests waiting anxiously for the show to start. . .
Ben & Maila did a fabulous job setting the tone!
The First Dance. . .
“Double Happiness” ice sculpture, created by the Halekoa Hotel staff. . .
LOOOVE the cake topper!
Cake Cutting 🙂
Fun with Flipbooks!
As the night comes to a close, the bride and groom say their Thank You’s 🙂
The bride & groom with Hawaii Wedding planners – Best Day Ever!
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Richie & Kristin Diaz!
We’re so very happy for you both! Cheers to your “Best Day Ever!”
Nicole & Erika
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning Team