For a couple who chose the North Shore of Oahu to call home, the Mokuleia Polo Field was the perfect place to host their wedding with it's natural beauty and character. The groom, an avid surfer, and the bride, a yoga instructor and high school teacher, wanted a casual, laid-back wedding that represented their low-key lifestyle and personalities.
The ceremony aisle was made of coral found along the beach and ended in a sacred circle where the spiritual ceremony was performed by a long time friend of the couple. As the bride entered, in a hand made gown made of vintage fabric, she stopped to perform a hula calling her groom-to-be to "come to her". The breaking of the glass completed the ceremony as a nod to the bride's jewish heritage. Mazel tov!
A "retired" surfboard of the groom's was used as a guest book. A string of old family photos strung on hemp wire greeted the guests at the entrance to the tent as they were served garnished signature cocktails of (what else?) Mai Tais! All the floral and greenery that decorated the reception from the tent legs, centerpieces, food stations (catered by Wahoo's Fish Taco which is where the couple first met 6 years ago in CA) to the umbrella poles was cut and picked from the couple's land just a few miles down the road. Their eco-consciousness continued throughout the event by their use of bamboo plates, bamboo leaf paper food trays and recycle bins to name a few.
As the dancing got underway, lauhala mats, blankets and floor pillows were brought out for the guests' comfort to relax and lay back "Hawaiian Style". Stefanie Riedel of Absolutely Loved Photography, was there to capture every moment of what turned out to be a day that was everything the the bride and groom had hoped it would be.
A Noteworthy Guest: Nichole Shin of Nichole Weddings & Events, LLC has been planning weddings and events in Hawaii for 7 years. Her expertise, attention to detail and passion sets her apart from the rest. Mahalo Nichole! -Noteworthy Impressions