Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kahaluu Fishpond Sacred and Gorgeous

I am so proud of this wedding. Avery of Green Honolulu went over board when she designed this unique and rustic altar piece. The bride, groom & I struggled to create a masterpiece and Avery made it a reality. She wowed all the guests and bridal party with her decor from table tops to signage. Kahaluu Fishpond was magical & majestic. Ginniberries won the crowd with their amazing sauces, presentation and quality of food. Thanks to the very talented Ruth Anne we all get to look back and enjoy her photos. Accel Party Rentals had the perfect over size tables to accommodate our beautiful burlap runners & an array of florals. Scott stayed to ensure perfection. Thank you Scott! Pacific Party Rentals provided us with the tenting, staging and lighting. What a team!!! They are off the hook!

Pops of Color at Malaekahana Wedding

Deb Di Bella wowed me with her artistry in creating these centerpieces. Vintage cake platter, mason jars and bottles made up this eccentric table top. Jana Morgan captured the loveliness of the day.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunset Ranch My favorite Oahu Venue right now

Corinne Gold took these amazing shot at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu. Marie Blooms designed the herb accent bouquets for the bride. Alicia who looked beautiful (thanks to Faith & Beauty & Charles were the loveliest couple and really enjoyed every minute of their wedding day.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Puamana Best Trio in Hawaii

I don't have to say much about Puamana, they are wonderful! They are true Hawaiian from their demeanor to their music. Your guests will fall in love with them. Jana Morgan captured this here.

Pasadena Wedding at Villa Del Sol de Orro

I'm sad that I never got professional shots from the photographer so these will have to do (taken from my out of date camera phone). My favorite altar piece yet! Kumquat Trees that were given to their parents to be planted after their gorgeous use on wedding day. Modern Day Design added touches of terracotta pots, sliced open grapefruits and tons of California spring flowers. Villa Del Sol De Ora was the beautiful estate the ceremony & reception took place. Cover 2 Cover Music kept the liveliness of the ceremony & reception music.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Maui Wedding for Two

Thank you to Dmitri Photography & Rev Tino for making this day the most memorable day for The Johnson's.

Egyptian Wedding Ritz Carlton LA Live

Everyone loved this couple! Avery J Productions captured the love, beauty & character of this couple.

Joe & Engie: Cinematic Edit from St. Sophia and JW Marriott from Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away....Lanikuhonua Wedding

This wedding was so fun because the bride took advantage of a winter wedding. Lanikuhonua Phase 2 is usually very dry but not today! It was supposed to be a full moon & beautiful sunset. It was a gorgeous ceremony & cocktail hour, then came the rain, and more rain, and more rain. Cater To Me did the most fabulous job of rolling with it. We went from live action stations to served family style. The bartenders became Vegas style while running back & forth with bottles of wine, champagne & signature cocktails. All vendors were soaked from head to toe! The bride had to stand on a chair as the 2-4" of rain came into our tent. I whispered into her ear, "look at everyone right now they are all having a blast!". The next day she called me & said she loved the rain & if she ever had to do it over again she wouldn't of changed a thing. Almost a year later I write this & still get chicken skin. Enjoy these great shots by Stephen & Litton Ludwig. Florals by the outstanding Star Creations.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fun filled Lanikuhonua Wedding with Anu and Heath

heath + anu from fisheyestudio on Vimeo.

Malibu Wedding at Calamigo's Ranch with Avery Productions

Kara and Eric Wedding Highlights: Classic Edit from Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Pasadena Wedding at Villa Del Sol de Orro

Angie and Phil Wedding Highlights: Cinematic Edit from Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Mid Pacific Country Club Best Kailua Wedding Venue

Marella Photography captured the stunning view from Mid Pac in Lanikai. My favorite venue in Kailua for a wedding. The food & service is always top notch. Friends and Family helped create all the florals & decor. Tiers of Joy did the beautiful cake and DJ Troy Michael kept the house rocking! Art Kalahiki played beautiful Hawaiian music for the ceremony & cocktail hour.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wedding Wire Rated for 2011 5 Five Star Reviews - Mahalo!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sweet Home Waimanalo Wedding Continues

I struggled with this photo. We planned and had time to do this at the beach. After the guests huddled close together under umbrellas I couldn't keep them there for a group photo. As John Cruz played the crowd surrounded him, the beat was great and it was a perfect opportunity to interrupt and take the photo. But it's John Cruz?! Shoot! Thanks to my team of gals & Matt Shumate who encouraged me to do it. I stood there thinking, 'Ten years from now what will they want more? John Cruz live for another song or a group photo capturing all their family and friends"? We chose the latter. I am sad that Matt lives in Washington. We were blessed to have him come out for the Hawaii wedding. He travels & it's worth it.
Love this photo!!!!

Sweet Home Waimanalo Wedding

We started out as acquaintances and by the wedding day we were friends. This darling couple chose Waimanalo Beach & Polo Field as their wedding location for one reason, it was where they fell in love. The gray clouds, non-stop sprinkle and soft wind didn't stop them from making their vows in front of all their family & friends, (including his brother who just had a baby and his lovely wife let him go be by his brother's side) most of them out of towners, on May 7, 2011. Matt Shumate's Photography captured the love that poured out all evening long! They arrived in style, a loaner old school VW blue bug. The party started when they pulled straight up to the tent. John Cruz did a wonderful kick-a$$ job of putting a groove in the house! Beaches and Backyards Catering killed it with their fresh catch, Waimanalo corn on the cob & Nalo greens. Aloha Party Rentals went above & beyond setting up in the bad weather. Verse One Productions & Custom Audio kept the party going with fabulous tunes & live music. My favorite part of the evening is these darling girls came in and stole the show when they did their hula. It was a great party! Don't worry about the weather, it's all about who is around you and why you are there.

Thank you!

"You kept the program going despite the weather conditions and you always kept a smile on your face". DJ V1 E

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hyatt Poipu, Kauai

I have a new family in Napa. I love when my clients become my friends. The mother of the bride & I hit it off being we were both born & raised in Kailua. Her daughter's wedding was held at the Hyatt on Kauai. The bride was lovely. Beautiful photography by Images by Liz, Liz Belfore. Floral Designer Martin Roberts, which I loved the centerpieces. I enjoyed working with all of the Hyatt's preferred vendors.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Gerbera RED daisies

This wedding was so fun! Tons of red gerbera daisies everywhere!!! Cake, Arch, Centerpieces (horsetail wrapped), bouquets, guestbook!!! Please excuse my poor job of taking photos!

Maui Estate Bali Hale Cottage

Bali Hale Cottage is a gorgeous spot for an intimate ceremony & reception.

Guests can stay at the home, use the pool and enjoy the sunset.

Richard Marks did the photography and the couple just welcomed their first baby into this world.

Cloud Nine Catering did a delicious job for the seated meal.