Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wedding at Lanikuhonua and Paradise Chapel

Stephen Ludwig Photography did another fantastic job capturing the beauty of Lanikuhonua, the simple tall centerpieces by Picket Fence and yummy cake by pastry chef J&W Marriott Ihilani.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Epic Imagery Photography and Calamigos Ranch

Epic Imagery's stunning work of art!

Hawaii State Art Museum Wedding

Downtown catered and staffed a fabulous evening under the stars at the Hawaii Art Museum

Joseph Esser Photography shared his photos with me.


Dear Melissa,

Words cannot express what a pleasure and absolute joy it was working with you. I love your energy and how "on it" you always are. This whole process has been fairly stress-free and we know we have you to thank for that! Wishing nothing but the best for you in the future:-).

Angie & Phil


Dear Melissa,

Thank you so much for all your wonderful vendor recommendations and all the little ways you managed to help with our wedding!

We looked around and even though you weren't there you were because every time we raved about someone you recommended them.


Thank you

Dearest Melissa,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping orchestrate our wonderful night. We had such a magical time, all the little details were attended to, you and your crew were incredible, and I will always recommend LDT to any brides to be that I run across. You helped us trouble shoot, preventing all the possible potential disasters before they occurred. You were amazing. Lots of Love and thank you again!

Dearerst Melissa,

What can we say? You are the best wedding planner ever!

You made everyone happy, even Bonnie (MOB).

So thank you. We feel very lucky because not only did we get a great wedding planner but we also made a great friend.

Until the next wedding....

Love always,
holly & stew

Thank you


Thank you so much for all your hard work. You truly made our day a beautiful memory.



Thank you


Thank you for everything you did for Angie's wedding. We were all sooo happy with everything. You are the best!

Sending you well wishes and encouragement for your busy year ahead. Keep up the good work.

Alana (matron of honor)

Thank you's


Thank you so much for all the work and relaxation that you put into our wedding. Honestly, you were like a walking meditation - just look at you and all is good. I marvel at that:-). Thank you for buckling up my shoes, for walking me from one place to another and for emanating ease. I was definitely in a world of my own making on my wedding day (and all of the days before) and without your hand - I wouldn't have made it too far.

Also, thank you for ALL you put into making my day so incredibly amazing and perfect. It was beautiful, spectacular, breathtaking, magical and above my dream. I was that girl in heaven and my day of being a princess came true! Actually if was beyond that - it was a dream I couldn't have conjured up on my own.

I value both your patience...and I am so honored to have been able to work with you. I appreciate your hard work, your ideas, your humor, your suggestions and again your patience - I know at times it became difficult and stressful.

We definitely would be friends and probably were at some point. I hope we can keep in touch...I wish you all the best.

Thank you,


Dear Melissa,

Thank you so much for your help planning and running Holly's wedding. We couldn't have done it without you. It was so great for the MOB (mother of the bride) to be able to hand over the responsibility to you, so I could also enjoy the wedding. I really did have a great time.



July 4th Wedding Continues

I just have to post more photos because this photographer nailed it! Marella Photography is my new favorite. My first time working with her, definitely not my last. Her photos speak for themselves. She is fabulous & so sweet to work with. She returned the images quickly which makes every couple happy (including their wedding planner). Location: Paliku Gardens, Kualoa Ranch

July 4th Wedding

This wedding had EVERYTHING! A huge wedding party, perfect weather, tons of fun, an intimate & unique ceremony, Jewish traditions, firework show, chuppah hand held by close family & friends, ice cream cake, school bus transportation, open bar, yummy food and a raging after party. I like to call it "A July 4th wedding with Jewish & Hawaiian accents" (clever I know!)...including a surprise hula from lovely & vivacious bride. There was not a dry eye in the house.

Catering Connection hosted all the rentals and high end Hawaiian Luau including a served pipikaula salad in a chinese take out box with chopsticks. Guests were greeted with this on top of their monkeypod plates when invited to sit for dinner.

Romy Takahashi of Star Creations created a simply elegant centerpiece. Three different sized cyclinder vases filled with orchids, floating candle and a submerged cymbidium orchid centerpiece.

DJ Rayne rocked the dance floor with a genre of music to please any crowd.

This was one July 4th I was happy to be working.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Photographer Stephen Ludwigs wedding to Litton

I had the pleasure of being a part of Stephen & Litton Ludwig's wedding. They are both so very talented and creative. The details were a photographer's dream. This was a photo shoot heaven! Photographers Noah & Tessa friends of the The Ludwigs who are also amazing photographers, and quite honestly one of my favorites captured stunning photographs. They had everything you can imagine. The best photo booth I've ever seen. A marshmallow (by the way that's really how you spell it, we looked it up, ha ha!) station, pinwheels, balloons, floating lanterns, candy bar, specialized candy wrappers, stunning centerpieces, fabulous food provided by Creations in Catering.

I can't forget Kip the very talented caricaturist. Call me for his information, great guy!

I can't stop talking about it because I used to hate it and now I'm a big fan, the baby's breath bouquet!

Among other outstanding vendors such as: Kon Tiki Shave Ice & Fisheye Productions.