Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Introducing Aloha Holoholo

I have a big passion for life in Hawai‘i and love exploring the best places to workout, swim, eat, drink and be merry.

This zest for discovering and experiencing Hawai‘i is additive to my career as a wedding planner especially when working with destination clients. They often want to experience the islands as an insider and enjoy a local experience.

Enter Aloha Holoholo, a Hawai‘i Lifestyle Blog, created by my friend and business partner Chrissy Lambert and me. Chrissy takes the pictures and I am the writer. What started as a dream in January of 2017 became reality this November when we went live. Together we are posting all the things we find, whether new or under- discovered that we like and we're having a blast! 

We still are both enjoying successful and fulfilling careers - me as an event planner and her as a professional photographer.  With that said, we both have a lot of energy and Aloha - our blog is a creative outlet and a way of expressing our happiness with life here in the islands.

If you are reading this - you're invited to holoholo with us - 

join us at alohaholoholo.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Aloha Heather & Michael - Molii Gardens

Congratulations Heather & Michael!  It was my absolute pleasure to be your partner in planning! So glad you did your cake cutting in natural light:)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Friday, September 9, 2016

Unique Hawaii Weddings - 2 weekends - 2 distinctly different events.

The process of working closely with couples to elevate their weddings is my jam! Building the wedding professionals team and witnessing the event evolve as I help couples define their style and create their vision is such a rewarding career.

I received these links within the last week and viewing them back to back it was apparent how different they both were.

Let me share.

8/27 | Cindy & Isaac
Living locally and wanting a full production to share with their 170 guests it was an action packed day. Highlights were a balloon release at the ceremony, playful games during the reception and a dance on a cloud - literally.

8/20 | Jun & Rich
Hailing from the West Coast and wanted a intimate celebration with close friends and family. A relaxed evening under the sun & stars with upscale food, wine and spirits. A lite drizzle during the ceremony - considered a blessing in Hawaii - was welcomed as a good omen. The most fantastic antipasto bar ever to start, S'mores on the beach and good vibes all around.

Both couples felt that everything was even better then they imagined - I love hearing that!



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

For the Groom - what to wear on our wedding day

Need I say more?

Bringing "You" to your Wedding Design

With a well over a decade of experience as a planner in the wedding industry, I am grateful that Parasol Events is well respected and has a solid gold reputation.
Our success follows old fashioned principles such as; do what you say you will; when you say you will; work hard; have integrity.

Two things that keep me motivated are 1) Helping my couples feel not just confidence but enjoyment while navigating the planning process 2) Elevating the entire event- across the board. Anything from helping to stretch resources, build their wedding professional team, freeing them from convention, original layouts, menu creation, etc.

With that in mind, an exercise that helps clients find originality is to use ART as a color launching point.  For example the Impressionists capture color and light in an amazing way. Look at Haystacks by Claude Monet: see how it translates into a wedding theme. Want something more contemporary?How about the abstract expressionist piece below?


An exciting show at the Denver Art Museum called "Women of Abstract Expressionism" 
Mary Abbott, All Green