We’ve had some lovely press recently and couldn’t wait to share…First up, we had the honor of planning Morgan Norman’s wedding at the gorgeous Villa Sevillano in Santa Barbara and some of her beautiful images were in New Idea magazine, a society publication out of Australia. We’re keeping the images under wraps, but not only was her and her new husband, Chris, just the loveliest, but the wedding day was jaw dropping. You’ll have to pick up the publication to get a glimpse. Definitely an honor!
The charming Big Island wedding of Laura Hooper is in the latest issue of Inside Weddings. We shared a few images a couple months back, but you have to pick up the magazine to see even more and read about Laura & Jeremy’s story. We loved this wedding! You can also see her welcome party on Style Me Pretty and even more images of here entire celebration here, here, and here. And, her beautiful dessert display also made an appearance on the amazing blog of Amy Atlas.
Well Wed, a local publication out of the East Coast, picked up Michelle & Austin’s East Hampton Wedding, which goes down as one of our all time favorites (seen here on Style Me Pretty!) Bride’s magazine also added this piece of loveliness to their website inspiration as well. Also, you can see more in Darling. Everyone seemed to just love this classic beauty!
After two days of enjoying paradise, guests were invited to a private beach house in Kona for the wedding day. Laura and Jeremy exchanged vows on the tiniest peninsula on the Pacific Coast with capiz and seashells creating a whimsical backdrop before the celebration began. For dinner, a seafood feast was served at tables covered in Hawaiian quilt inspired linens and topped with bleached seashells with beautiful coral peonies and pink ginger tucked in everywhere. Everything was personalized with Laura’s gorgeous calligraphy from the beautiful vintage Hawaiian dessert display to the monogrammed dinner napkins. We loved the simplicity and intimacy of this wedding and hope you do too. More from Steve Steinhardt below.
On day two of the weekend, Laura & Jeremy had a lovely luau feast complete with hula girls, a Hawaii trio and fire and knife dancers. Guests were greeted with fresh leis and treated to Blue Hawaiians in coconut shells before sitting down to tables covered with tropical linens. The tablescapes were created out of vintage sea glass bottles we collected from a local Hilo native and fresh anthurium we picked up that morning from the street fair. The result was an effortless yet tropical celebration just casual enough to encourage guests to kick off their shoes and hula with the performers. See Steve’s gorgeous images below…
After everyone’s trek to Hawaii from all over the country, while guests are always excited to start celebrating, there’s also a little bit of jet lag that comes with these journeys. So, for the first night, Laura and Jeremy kept it low key with a private sunset sail on the Pacific. Mai Tais and coconut shrimp were everywhere and people just kicked back, got to know each other and watched the dolphins frolicking in the ocean. It was truly a special experience…And, as a PS, I never include pictures of me on the blog, but yes, that is me below enjoying the sunset and an Hawaiian Punch. Thank you to Steve Steinhardt for the amazing scenery shots!
Tomorrow is all about the welcome party. Don’t miss it!