Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hawaii Furloughs & Marriage Licenses

If you are planning a wedding in Hawaii and will be applying for a Hawaii Marriage Application be aware that the Department of Health is now closed two (2) Fridays per month as part of the Statewide Furloughs.

The current Furlough calendar can be found online and shows the following Furlough Days through June 2010.

CLOSED January 15 & 29, 2010
CLOSED February 5 & 12, 2010
CLOSED March 5 & 12, 2010
CLOSED April 23 & 30, 2010
CLOSED May 7 & 14, 2010
CLOSED June 18 & 25, 2010

For more information

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

For a twist on musical entertainment

At Parasol Events, we seek out talent that can bump entertainment up a notch. When clients are looking for something with a little more pizazz we turn to DeShannon Higa.

Creating a playlist, setting a swank vibe and then playing his trumpet along with tracks adds a level of performance that blows the guests away (no pun intended). He is an AWESOME trumpet player and is so musically diverse that clients really do reach another level musically having him weave the mood.

Read more about DeShannon here -www.facebook.com/deshannon.higa

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December Wedding in Honolulu - Run for It!

The 37th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held this past weekend. I strolled down to Kapiolani Park to watch the race and do some people watching with my husband, our dog and a hot beverage (dark chocolate with peppermint from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) in hand.

Last Sunday's weather was superb! The air was so cool & crisp (only a whisper of wind) with temperatures in the 70's - absolutely perfect running conditions. All the happy smiles, good cheer, and positive energy launched my wedding planner's brain to work and I thought, "How awesome would it be to have a December wedding (amazing weather) and include the marathon festivites into the event calendar!"

Sunday, December 12, 2010 is the date for next year's Honolulu Marathon. We can get started now and plan a fantastic Friday night wedding (include the fireworks from the Hilton Hawaiian Village), a Saturday chill day at the Beach, and spend Sunday running or walking or cheering!

image/William Beck

For more information check out www.honolulumarathon.org

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

cakelava -Oahu's Own Celebrity Baker

I have a outrageous sweet tooth that is thankfully very selective and I LOVE cakelava!

Here is a fun news flash -----cakelava's Rick Reichart is presently preparing to compete in a Food Network Challenge. This prestigious cake competition is by invitation only and extended to the nation's best cake artists and pastry chefs. This will be Rick's first Food Network Challenge and he is hoping to bring home the Gold medal!

When you want your cake to make a statement you MUST go to cakelava.Do yourself a favor and surf their website and gallery for a virtual treat at www.cakelava.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All Inclusive Packages are a hit on Oahu!

In 2009, Parasol Events began offering all-inclusive packages designed for couples who want to keep arrangements to a minimum but want top notch professionals and elegant designs.

By using our relationships in the industry and by offering our packages on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays - we are able to provide super talented vendors in a package format. An all inclusive package might be right for you if...,

*you have less than 25 guests
*your ceremony is the most important element of your wedding day
*you are considering a restaurant or hotel venue for the reception
*you don't want to manage the micro elements or logistics

Sam & Sopheary were married in August and opted for a private estate location. As you can see, they left the details to us and had a spectacular day!

Photos by Chrissy Lambert Photography (yes that is right- she is one of the companies we use for our all inclusive packages!)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hawaii is more than just beautiful beaches!

No doubt, Hawaii has some of the most exquisite beaches and coastline in the world. But as a subtropical climate, parts of the islands also boast a very lush plant life.

Oahu alone has 5 beautiful botanical gardens, with over 650 acres of tropical landscape. These botanical gardens are open to the public and focus on the preservation of endangered plants.

If you're a couple looking to experience a different part of Hawaii, consider one of these gardens for an intimate ceremony or for a romantic photo shoot. An outing or picnic with your friends and family would be a great experience too.

by Alia Kennedy
Consultant/Parasol Events

Visit the link below for more information on garden hours and hosting events.