With views of the Pacific Ocean, a long sandy beach, and fresh salty air Lava Lava Beach Club was the perfect venue for Lanny and Ryan’s Wedding ceremony and reception. This small piece of Hawaiian paradise, the perfect beach location for the newlyweds and their families to experience Aloha at its best. The wedding was officiated by Rebecca Ann Ringler of Simple Kona Beach Weddings who helped create a special personalized ceremony for Lanny & Ryan. Lanny wore a beautiful cross backed dress and had her hair and makeup done by Mara McMichael, accentuating her natural beauty. A lovely wedding, fun, vibrant, colorful, full of smiles, happiness and love.
Ryan and Kacey met a number of different ways through mutual friends. Kacey went to college with a few of his friends from high school. They started dating after running into each other at a friends engagement party. They love to play golf together, and before moving to Hawaii, spent a year working and living in New Zealand. The rest is history.
Ari proposed to Tara on New Year’s morning, he woke Tara up and asked her , “Do you want to be Mrs. Pandas?”. After her confusion from just having woken up faded, she said “yes!”
Ari and Tara chose a private rental home, Villa Quatro at Kona Plantation Estates with a amazing signature tree and panoramic ocean views situated on the slopes of Hawaii’s Hualalai volcano. Surrounded by native plants, and luscious vegetation, in the heart of coffee farmland.
The wedding was beautifully designed & coordinated by Vintage and Lace, creating a timeless and intimate event, perfect for a charming classic wedding.
Ari’s dad wasn’t able to make the trip to Hawaii for the wedding, but he did join us through a Skype session, he even participated in the family photos! The family celebrated with a toast and his father, though thousands of miles away, was able to be a part of his sons special day!
Surrounded by family and friends, Mary and Jo celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a beautiful Hawaiian Wedding.
Fairmont Orchid Weddings on the Big Island of Hawaii as the setting for their Hawaii vow renewal, and a perfect venue for their reception. A great gathering place for the family to celebrate Mary and Jo.
The amazing scenery and panoramic oceanfront views at Turtle Point, provided an unforgettable backdrop for their 10 year anniversary vow renewal. Turtle point also provided Mary and Joe’s guests with views of the summits of the Kohala Mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa from an beautifully manicured lawn area extending into the sea, and old lava flow spotted with white coral. The perfect dream come true wedding and vow renewal location.
I know what you’re thinking…. How does Karen Loudon consistently get such beautiful brides? I can’t even count how many times I meet with a bride for the first time and have to pick my jaw up off of the floor. Kupala was one of those, AND generous and sweet. She’s the total package for a fun guy like Jeff and they’re perfect together, it just doesn’t get a whole lot cuter than these two. . .their wedding at the Lalamilo Beach Bungalow in Waialea Bay was everything I love about weddings. Laid back, on the beach, intimate with great people and lots of Hawaiian Kava Kava.
Some weddings I book years in advance and know every detail on what to expect from my couple, some weddings I book them right around the corner and am surprised with every thoughtful detail they created to make the day even more special! Anastasiya and Cory’s wedding day was filled a whole lot of love from everyone in attendance.
Destination beach weddings are all about the organic textures, tropical bouquets & centerpieces, and simple touches. Anastasiya and Cory had a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the beach in front of the elegant Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts on the Kohala Coast of the Big island of Hawaii. The pureness and authenticity of their day is what stands out in my mind.
Thank you Anastasiya and Cory for your kindness, authenticity and grace. Thank you … for everything!!
When most people think of elopements they think of Vegas or the courthouse. ….but how about a simple wedding getaway in Hawaii? Now doesn’t that sound romantic? A lot of brides elope these days and I say elope-away! Celebrate your love. And since it’s just the two of you, there’s no added pressure to make the day perfect for anyone but you and your fiancé!
Annika and Sean had been together for almost nine years and during the first couple of years it was a trans-atlantic love story (complete with romantic trysts in far away places and ridiculously high phone bills). Then Sean moved to Sweden in 2005 and they’ve been living together happily ever since then. They wanted an intimate and private wedding and why not do that in warm and sunny Hawaii! So they got married in Hilo, on Jan 2, 2012, in the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, with just Annika, Sean and Pua, the judge officiating the marriage, present.
Annika and Sean had their wedding portrait session a few days later at Napo’opo’o Beach Park in Kealakekua, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Simple, sunny, romantic and fun, what a wonderful way to kick off 2012!
It was love at first sight during a snow ball fight in a snow storm. Stew face washed Alicia with a snow ball and they’ve been hanging out ever since. Stew and Alicia live in Northwest Washington, on their first real date he took her to a spot out on Chuckanut Dr. over looking Puget Sound & beautiful Chuckanut Bay. 2 1/2 years later he took her back to watch the sunrise and asked her to marry him! She said yes! He had the ring custom made by a local jeweler because she’s in love with sapphires.
Alicia and Stewart are two very happy people! I was so thrilled when Alicia contacted me and asked me to photograph their wedding. She wanted to know if I could start from the time they woke up on their special day…. what a novel idea, I loved it!
I knocked on the door to their beautiful suite located in the Palace tower at the Hilton Waikoloa Village at approximately 8am, to find the two of them lounging over a leisurely room service breakfast. They were so relaxed. We went back into the bedroom for a do-over wake-up photo session, I had an idea of them having a pillow fight (with a feather pillow that just happened to spill a few feathers, naturally!). Alicia and Stewart were up for it. I love it when couples just feel like friends you have known forever. That is exactly how I feel with these two. It was so FUN!
Terre and Mat are the kind of couple that inspire you to love.
They met in 2008 in Kailua, Oahu at Morning Brew which is a coffee shop (they are both coffee fanatics). Terre was studying for nursing school finals and Mat was having lunch. They’ve been drinking buddies ever since! They loved living in Oahu – they enjoyed hiking and their first official date was a hike at north shore. Mat is a skin diver and Terre likes to snorkel so they would go to the ocean as much as possible. He proposed on Christmas Day 2009 first thing in the morning after they had both just gotten up. Mat had the engagement ring made in Germany and he did not expect it to arrive so soon, but because it had, he thought Christmas would be perfect – and Terre agreed ! They decided to move to the mainland because they thought it would be best for a growing family in the future. They’ve settled in Austin, TX. Now they have a 4 bedroom house and they can’t wait to fill the rooms with children!
Initially, they thought their Hawaii vacation was just going to be that, but they could no longer wait – they really wanted to get married. A big fancy wedding was not important to them. On a trip to Terre’s hometown (NYC) in July, they managed to get custom made wedding rings done within days, then they decided to look for a small chapel in Hawaii where they could say their vows in a church. Terre happened upon photos ofKe Ola Mau Loa Church (the Green Church) in Waimea when surfing the internet, and contacted Rev. Terminello, who was very accommodating.
The church was even more beautiful in person than in the photos. The simple ceremony started and ended with Hawaiian blessings. It was sweet and beautiful and just felt natural. Terre’s bouquet was picked from a plumeria tree that morning. After the ceremony the newlyweds drove straight to Mauna Kea Observatoryin their wedding attire. They took pictures up there and other visitors complimented them on being the best dressed tourists. The “reception” was at the shops at Mauna Lani. The Sunday following the wedding they attended services at the church. Rev Terminello, the Kahu of the church, and the church goers were very friendly, and invited them to lunch afterwards.
I didn’t meet Terre or Mat before their wedding, in fact our photo session was the day after the real wedding. Rev Terminello was also nice enough to open the church again the next day. it didn’t matter one bit. From the second Terre and Mat emerged newly married from their rental car, they were grinning from ear to ear and ready for photosAfter spending about 45minutes taking pictures at the church, we headed off to Hapuna Beach in time for a beautiful sunset.
Terre and Mat were were married on August 10, 2011 on the Big Island of Hawaii.