Monday, November 30, 2009

Launch into the celebration by cutting the cake!

The cutting of the wedding cake symbolizes your commitment to provide for & nourish each other and it is also one of your first joint tasks at the wedding. Cutting the cake right after the ceremony is a great way to get the party started and transition from the formality of the ceremony into the lightheartedness of the cocktail hour.

Aside from the fun factor, there is another huge bonus..., the pictures look fantastic! Photographers get to work in natural light instead of having to use flash (which is necessary once the sun goes down). Just check out Monica & Jeff's image captured in the Coconut Grove at the Royal Hawaiian, Oahu.

Photography by Visionari

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hawaii Sunset Wedding Shots are a Must!

Sunset wedding shots are a must have with an island celebration! You have the dress, the venue, the mood and that perfect golden Hawaiian light.

As a professional wedding planner, one of the many valuable assets we share with our clients is our sense of timing. Knowing not only when the sunset occurs on your wedding day, but developing a reception timeline that allows you both to easily slip away with your photographer is just one more way Parasol Events brings value to your day.

Be sure your schedule takes advantage of that spectacular ambiance that occurs once at day at sunset!

Photo courtesy of Absolutely Loved.

Monday, November 16, 2009

"New" Glamorous Honolulu Wedding Venue

For those brides and grooms searching for a private estate for their wedding on Oahu - I have good news! There is an incredibly elegant new property being offered for events and it is conveniently located 20 minutes outside of Waikiki.

Yes..., it is oceanfront, dreamy and best yet can host up to 100 guests. Couples have the option to rent the location for the day of their event or really pamper themselves by adding additional nights and luxuriating in the well appointed 7 bedroom property.

For more details call Parasol Events directly at 1-866-923-3969.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gorgeous Tropical Guest Book by Uncommon Envelope

Bright, cheerful & classy! Maggie, the owner of Uncommon Envelope, can customize and create a guest book for your wedding that sends a personal statement!

" I care that you came & want to have a visible reminder of everyone who shared our wedding day!"

After years of experience in the Hawaiian wedding industry as an event designer, Maggie possesses an intimacy with the islands that results in a unique perspective & design for destination brides & grooms.

Log onto to view more guest books. While you are there, check out the stunning wedding invitation suites such as "Tropical Modern", "Old Hawaiiana" & "Luxe Orchid" to experience luxurious stationary.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Destination Wedding for Hawaii in 2010!

If you want a destination Hawaii wedding - the good news is that the islands are an incredible value right now! Accommodations are at their lowest rates in years and while airfares are holding steady, there are great deals available if you book early!

For your inner circle of family & friends (who would not dream of missing your wedding) this is welcome news! An additional bonus is that on the days surrounding your ceremony & reception, there are so many activities that are priceless but FREE!

Here is a one day sample itinerary, hosted on our lovely island of Oahu, that is completely "gratis".

*Go for a morning Hike- I love going up Kuliouou!
*Get Wet in the afternoon- Play at beach at Magic Island.
*Spend sunset with the local talent - Catch the Kuhio Beach Park Hula Show.

What a blast!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Champagne & Malasdas to get the party started in Hawaii!

Standing ocean side after a intimate heartfelt ceremony.., now imagine sipping a bubbly champagne and nibbling on light sugary confection! Even better right!

Maladas are very popular in Hawaii. Couples lean towards serving petit fours, chocolate covered strawberries, or their own wedding cake but this concept has a distinct island flair. Serving malasadas offers you a subtle & unique way to infuse the local culture into your celebration. This pairing is particularly well balanced with an extra dry champagne.

The guests just love them! I have even seen them surround the sugar dusted empty platter to reminisce about how tasty there were! Of course..., they also want to know where they can find them again too. We tell them to go to Leonards:)