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DIY, Kitschy Wedding in Hawaii with Disney References

Ten and Jesse met in church, four days after the bride immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines. For their January wedding, they wanted a day which was colourful and cost-friendly but also honoured their beliefs. They were helped immensely by their ‘church family’, with members performing at the wedding, paying for the cake and helping them set everything up. Their pastor also led the ceremony.

“It was very important for both of us that our special day was an expression of our everyday selves,” Ten explained, “relaxed and casual with tons of laughter, but just dressed up a bit. It was fun putting different ideas together to figure out how it would work together. The result came out to be a mix and match, DIY, kitschy look, which is pretty much our daily aesthetic. We just chose what we liked and tweaked it so that it all worked together.”

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Hawaiian Adventure Helicopter Ride Celebrates an Oahu Elopement

Ditching a big wedding in favour of a small celebration with just the two of them present, Andrea and Jason wanted to do something special. They chose a tiny ceremony, before heading up in a rainbow-coloured helicopter for a bird’s eye view of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

With Covid scuppering their wedding plans, Andrea and Jason just weren’t feeling the ‘big-wedding-day’ vibes. They thought a helicopter ride and a champagne toast would be a unique way to adventure together and celebrate. With no friends or family present, they still found a way of incorporating them into their day.

Andrea told us, “The vows were more emotional than either of us anticipated. My best friends made us a wedding playlist on Spotify that we had in the background. We also woke up to beautiful weather and an amazing fruit and champagne basket sent from friends.”

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Hawaiian Paniolo Meets Modern Hawaiian Royalty

This shoot took place Camp Palehua, at their highest cabin which overlooks the westside of O’ahu, in Hawaii. A group of local vendors, who wanted to give homage to the old Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) style mixed with a modern take on Hawaiian royalty.

This was a opportunity to think out side of the box when planning your wedding here on the islands”, Zabrina of The Gay Agenda Collective, who planned and styled the shoot, said. We also wanted to showcase that you do not need much to have a beautiful wedding. All really you need is you and your partner, lots of love, and if you’re lucky, a stunning view.”

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Casual, Budget, Destination Wedding in Hawaii

Brendan and Cheyanne come from Reno, Nevada which, by their own admission, is known for it’s super-speedy drive thru weddings and wild nightlife. “This didn’t really fit us,” explained Cheyanne. “We wanted something small and intimate, and we wanted to take our time and make it special in our own way. We love to travel together, and I’ve always been totally drawn to the ocean, so we decided on Hawaii.”

It was also important to the couple not to take on any debt for their wedding, and so spent just $5,000 on their day. “I think we brought a new meaning to ‘Ballin’ on a Budget’”, said the bride. “By focusing on each other, and our small number of guests, we created something super intimate. It wasn’t about materialism, or how much the dress cost, or how fancy the venue was. We did everything we wanted to do, no more no less.”

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Dark and Moody Occult-Inspired Wedding in Hawaii

Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents, and if you’re not wearing a hat, hold on to just about anything, because this Friday 13th wedding is going to shake you to your core. The most incredible couple, deep colour palette and gothic styling have come together in this amazing wiccan-inspired wedding, where all of the Rock n Roll Bride aesthetic stars have aligned.

Their theme was “a gothic/occult vibe – but one that wouldn’t give our parents a heart attack!” Chelsea explains. “Dark, elegant, and romantic – kind of like what you’d imagine Morticia and Gomez Adams’ wedding to be like.”

With their wedding on Friday 13th, they wanted a dark and spooky vibe without the cheesiness of a Halloween wedding. “We decided on a very dark colour theme, with black and deep red, and had a handfasting ceremony in the middle of the woods. We also got some aweomse pictures in some creepy animal masks!”

Chelsea got her black caped wedding dress from Amazon for under $100, striking lucky with a risky decision. “I did spend a few hundred on alterations, but that sill cost me less than any wedding dress would.” She also wore a crystal crown from HowlingMoonUK in her lilac hair and plugs from OaksAesthetics.

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Minimalist & Tropical Maui Beach Wedding

Underground rapper and producer, Eli (Eligh) married Jessica at the Aloha Aku Inn & Suites in Maui, a place they have loved and visited together for a long time. They wanted a simple and beautiful ceremony followed by a low key celebration with their nearest and dearest.

“The inspiration for our wedding was just to get married in our favourite place and have everyone there with us”, said Jessica. “We decided to rent out Aloha Aku for both of our immediate families and stay there with them prior to and a couple days after the wedding. It was really fun to walk out onto the lawn where we stayed and basically get married in the backyard. It felt more like our home for the week than a venue. Spending the first couple of days with our family as a married couple, prior to honeymooning, was such a unique experience and I’m so glad we did it that way.”

The bride wore a stunning, yet simple, dress which wasn’t a wedding dress at all. “My dress was from Camille La Vie and I found it for $200 dress in the evening gown section. I knew I wanted something simple and beach appropriate – it even had a train. Wedding dresses at Camille la vie started at $800 so this was a total bargain.” Eli kept his outfit simple too with trousers from Topman, a shirt from Urban Outfitters and Reef sandals.

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