Monday, July 18, 2011

Romantic Kauai Wedding ~ Kristen & J

Event Day Vendors:

Venue: Private Residence
Photographer:Melissa Dunstan Photography
Rentals: Kauai Tent and Rentals
Caterer: Chef Grant Carnes-Keoki's Paradise
Hair: Relish Salon & Spa
Music: Kenny Ray Rapozo
Officiant: Julie Wirtz

I am always excited and feel privileged to help a couple plan and execute their wedding day, but it is extra special when it is someone I know and love! Kristen & J began dating in the Summer of 2006. I got to have a front row seat to see their love blossom and grow. I remember vividly sitting in my back yard and Kristen telling me how excited she was to go out on a date with this guy named J. One date was all it took and the rest is as they say, is history.

They compliment each other beautifully and to have been able to be a part of their day was absolutely amazing! Their venue didn't hurt either! Set on the beautiful Napoli coast of Kauai, Hawaii, Kristen & J. were married in a small ceremony with the ocean as their back drop. We then moved to the front of the house under a tree for the reception were there were breathtaking views of the mountains and lush vegetation. It was truly a postcard moment.

Kristen is extremely creative and an amazing photographer as well as Melissa Dunstan's assistant. She knew what she wanted for her day. She wanted simple & sweet with a touch of vintage charm. I think we accomplished that.

It was a gorgeous day!

Kristen looked stunning!

It was so amazing that the front of the property was so tropical & lush!

While the back was beach front!

I made Kristen's bouquet from a King Protea, it was simple and elegant and complimented her dress. I love the gorgeous photo of them in the trees, by Melissa Dunstan!

Vintage Hawaiian postcards were the guest book.

Kristen & I made handmade place cards & menus out of luggage tags & buttons. They purchased mismatched plates and glasses from a local thrift store and had napkins made from brightly colored fabric. The meal, which was executed superbly by the grooms brother Grant Carnes, chief at Keoki's Paradise was served at the family style table which seated all 30 guests.

I made chair markers for the bride and groom out of old lace & luggage tags. I singed the edges of the paper to add a vintage feel.

The day was absolutely picture perfect! Congratulations J. & Kristen!

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