Laid Back Hawaii Beach Wedding

July 5, 2010

I think you’re going to love Kim & Paul’s wedding – its the perfect post for a gorgeous sunny Monday like today! The couple, from Colorado, got married at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, on the North Shore of Oahu.

They went diy crazy and did a lot of the wedding themselves – from the flowers (which they bought wholesale) to the homemade veil. “We really wanted our wedding to be a ‘non-wedding wedding’ that was as unique as we were and at the same time have a super fun beach party!” Kim told me.” We also wanted to involve our family and friends… so thankful we have so many creative people in our lives to help (flowers, hair, make-up, firecrackers!). Even though I didn’t buy one bridal magazine or try on any dresses, I definitely perused the wedding-porn online that was tailored for the independent thinking brides.  We didn’t want to give in to the ‘wedding industrial complex’ and doing things the way they are “suppose” to be.  I think that I’ve always been a non-traditionalist which is why I chose to forgo the cliche white dress and khaki Hawaiian beach wedding for one that was more colorful, stylish, elegant but still casual enough for the beach.  We had an amazing time with all of the special people in our lives in a place that is very special to us.”

Thanks to Kim, Paul and photographer Christen for sharing these today

Credit: Nineteen Owls Photography
Brides Dress: Wai-Ching Clothing (Seattle)
Brides Shoes: custom Converse hi-top chucks & Betsey Johnson heels
Brides Accessories: Mom’s diamond necklace (borrowed), Grandma’s diamond earrings (gift) and Lee Anne got me this really cool vintage blue bracelet
Veil: made by a friend, Ku’ulei 
Hair/Make-Up: Friends and Sister/MOH
Maid of Honor Dress, Shoes and Jewellery: Betsey Johnson 
Groom & Best man: Banana Republic attire,   Converse hi-top chucks, Vans fedora. 
Favors: Friend of MOB
Rings: Custom Mokume Gane rings by Susan Amador at Amador Exemplar (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Flowers: Watanabe Floral, wholesale/DIY
Cake/Pies: Ted’s Bakery   
Catering: Baik Catering 
Toast: Nani Moon Mead- tropical honey wine from Kauai