I had the privilege of collaborating with the talented Stacey Nomura on a wedding for my dear friends Brooke & Craig. Brooke and Craig wanted something that married their two personal styles and interests. Brooke described her style as modern with a touch of traditionalism and yet also wanted to incorporate her Hawaiian home. Craig’s passion for the ocean is apparent in his perpetual tan, sun bleached hair and quiver of surfboards. Shells seemed to be a natural choice as an appropriate representation of both Brooke and Craig.
Stacey absorbed the information from Brooke and Craig and came up with designs for their invitations, programs, candy-bar bags and menus that described them in a such memorable, sophisticated and elegant way. The rest of the decor followed suit. The chocolate brown linens, capiz shell chandeliers and the flowers were chosen to compliment the shells. The color palette stemmed from the shells used in the decor; the rust colored oranges came from the striations on the nautilus shells, the brown from the intricate design on the cowrie shells and the soft greens from the delicate green sea urchin shells.
This was an amazing process to get to be a part of; watching words become an image and then imagery dictating the design process then finally the event comes to life. It was truly a delight to be able to give Brooke and Craig a wedding that was truly their own.
A Noteworthy Guest: Avery Solmssen has been the creative director/owner of Green Honolulu for 2 years. She combines her background in art and interior design with her passion for flowers to create truly unexpected and utterly gorgeous arrangements and bouquets. These beautiful photos were taken by the talented Chrissy Lambert of Chrissy Lambert Photography. Mahalo Avery & Chrissy! -Noteworthy Impressions