I have to say that Shaun & Ashleigh’s wedding was the the most beautiful I have ever seen! I am a bit biased though… Ashleigh is my little sister, guess not so little anymore:) Quite challenging to hold the roles of wedding coordinator, big sister and bridesmaid. All went better than either of us could have hoped for really! That being said I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t be able to capture all of the elements with my own camera to post, as I usually do. The images posted as you can see are from Charity V, and Liz Belfor’s I’ll post too. It is interesting to see the very different styles of these two extremely talented ladies capturing the same wedding. Charity was asked to capture more of the decor, while Liz captured the wedding itself, the joy and emotion of the day.
Kelvin Ho is a Hawaiian minister that I am honored to work with quite often, so I have seen and heard his ceremony many times, though this time I could not stop crying!
While the guests were enjoying cocktails I showed the newly weds the reception set up and Ash started crying. That’s a moment I’ll cherish for a long time. So many tears of joy were shared on such a perfect day! Many elements were kept secret including the ice sculpture!
We had the ceremony at The Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and reception at Plantation Gardens. Having shuttle services provided for all guests made travel between these two locations ,( one North side and one being south side of the island )possible. It just had to be done in order to have the ideal venues for both wedding ceremony and reception. The wedding guests traveled from St Augustine Florida and Ontario Canada to attend, so what’s a little extra travel time!
All guests enjoyed a great authentic Luau show complete with fire dancer, and dancing throughout the evening. I even enjoyed some Lavender Pina Coladas my self!
Here is to weddings and family!
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Trash the Dress
After the formal pictures were finished it’s time to try some “less formal”. Ashleigh and Shaun choose and underwater theme for a “Trash the Dress” video shoot!