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Tipsy Tuesday - Take A Seat

Often guests are looking for a new and refreshing way to display their seating charts and escort cards on their special day.  This has fast become an important decorative facet of the wedding design and there are so many fun ways to express your style!  Thanks to our incredibly talented people who share their art on Pinterest where we found many of these treasures. Have fun and by all means, take a seat!

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Gannons Maui Wedding

Congratulations Karla & Randy! They were married at the popular Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea. Their ceremony took place on Gannon’s wedding knoll followed by an intimate reception at the beautiful lower lawn. Mahalo to Kaua Photography who took these amazing photos and Bernie Freitas & Steven Cook of WOW for planning this stunning Maui wedding.

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Kona Wedding

It was a New Years Eve to remember for Brandi & Ian! They had their stunning New Years Eve wedding at the breathtaking oceanfront venue Daylight Mind in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Alex Klarc Photography captured all the memorable moments and Nalani St. Germain of WOW planned their amazing day. Mahalo for allowing White Orchid Wedding to be a part of your magical Hawaii wedding.

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Tipsy Tuesday - Wedding Items that aren’t worth the extra $$$

YOUR INVITED - One of the first expenses you will encounter will be your invites. When it comes to invitations you might want to have a delivery of a lovely silk tied box filled with fragrant rose petals, hand painted calligraphy stationery and the works which are absolutely fantastic however once you add on shipping or have these hand delivered you are talking ca-ching! There are so many new hand written fonts available and amazing technology that can enable you to recreate this feeling at a fraction of the cost. While we don’t discourage decadence this is just a tipsy Tuesday thought.

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Paradise Cove Wedding

Summer & Jason were married at the beautiful Paradise Cove Ocean Gardens on the island of Oahu. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends as they said their “I Do’s”. Mahalo to Stephen Ludwig for these awesome photos and to WOW event plant Nalani St. Germain for creating the stunning event.

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Tipsy Tuesday - Be Mindful....The Guest Experience

When planning a your destination wedding be mindful of the guest experience as well as your own.  From the minute they land, each and every guest should be treated extra special.  Remember they are spending their hard earned dollars to honor you on your day and they too should enjoy their own personal experience while celebrating.  Here are a few ideas to make their experience a most pleasant one.  

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Engagement Photo Session

What better way to get the best photos for your wedding invitation or save the dates then to have a engagement photo session! That is just what Frank & William decided to do. They took to the beach and got some amazing shots for their intimate photo session. Kendall Oreta of WOW helped arrange this shoot and Jana Dillon captured these incredible photos. Stay tuned for December when they say their “I Do’s”

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Tipsy Tuesday - What Color Is Your Palette?

When working tonight on an upcoming event design I always start with color and texture to set the tone.  Finding just the right hue for your celebration is key.  While Hawaii lends itself to the lovely tropical vibe which incorporates citrus colors and grounding earth colors, it also reflects the hues of the sparkling blue pacific against a breathtaking sunset.  Take these elements into account but let your mind be open to the use of mixing both texture and fabrics when it comes to your linen selections and decor.  

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Maui Beach House Wedding

Congratulations Thuy & Kevin!! They were married in Makena, Maui at the White Orchid Beach House. Their oceanfront Maui wedding was filled with an array of custom elements including gold chivari chairs adorned with ties and florals that lined the ceremony site. The clear top tent was draped with twinkle lights and a beautiful chandelier. Dining tables were lined with elegant black linens with gold touches from the silverware and chargers. They even had fun tropical popsicles created by Maui Tropsicles. Mahalo Bernie & Steven of WOW for creating such a fun and stunning event and to Anna Kim for capturing all the unforgettable moments.

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Lok + Jina

Congratulations Lok & Jina! Their wedding day started off a little wet and rainy but the clouds began to clear and the sun started to shine thru just as they said their “I do’s!” It was such a beautiful wedding with little elements that made it extra special including a tea ceremony. Mahalo to Jacqueline Ishikawa who planned their intimate Maui Wedding and the amazing photos that were taken by Angela Nelson.

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Tipsy Tuesday - "Belly Up"

What better way to start off the new year than to pop a cork and share tips from our Hawaii expert. Today’s TT message is "Belly Up” - Bartending Tips from the Pro. We have asked our amazing WOW bartending service owner Stacey Smith owner of Maui Bars Are Us for insider info to share with you. Here are her bartending tips to plan the perfect pairing when using a private venue or event spaces requiring a bartending service in the islands.

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Marinelle + Justin

Congratulations Marinelle & Justin! These two had such a beautiful wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House on Maui. Their ceremony was filled with lots of love, joy and happiness. They said their “I Do’s” under a gorgeous driftwood arch adorned with roses & king proteas which complimented Marinelle’s bouquet perfectly. They incorporated many tropical elements but kept it soft with various blush and coral tones. Mahalo to Jacqueline Ishikawa of WOW for planning this wonderful event and to Chris Evans Photography for the stunning images.

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Tipsy Tuesday - Food, Glorious Food!

For over twenty years I have worked with my dear friends and incredible chefs Michael and Dana Pastula.   This beautiful couple are the owners of several hot spots in Maui, Hawaii including Cafe O'Lei Restaurants, 'Ami 'Ami, Kamaole Poolside Cafe and Cafe O’Lei Catering.  As one of the original teams in the culinary field their businesses are thriving in the islands! Together they have brought vision and inspiration to life when it comes to food and beverage.  I have asked them to share their insight as to what to look for in 2019 and here is what they said…. 

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Wedding on the Bay

It was a sweet and intimate wedding for Stacy & Jake that took place at Turtle Bay on the north shore of O’ahu. Their gorgeous beach wedding was planned by Steven & Bernie of WOW with photos taken by Dave Miyamoto. Congratulations to the happy couple and mahalo for allowing A White Orchid Wedding to be a part of your special day.

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