How do you pull off a wedding that’s breezy and beachy, but also gives off ethereal wood nymph vibes? You go to Hawaii! Male’ana Gardens is a venue on the east side of Oahu that combines the best of what Hawaii has to offer: a stunning private beach on the edge of a thick, lush rainforest. This Kailua wedding inspiration was set in the spirit of a small, very intimate and romantic wedding. To feel like you have your very own slice of paradise all to yourself, an enclosed garden setting like this is key.
Rae Marshall captured amazing photos of the natural beauty of this venue, and I was especially blown away by the covered dinner area. Just… wow. Talk about enchanting! The abundance of greenery and white flowers draped over the structure combined with the breezy white linen drapery… your jaw will drop before you even peek inside. But once you do, you’re met with pure elegance from the crystal chandeliers to the rustic candelabras and gorgeous floral arrangements by Creative Concepts by Jeff. Oh, and the folks at Our Treats Designs absolutely slayed my favorite wedding trend of the season: the naked cake. Between the lace and the red rose accent, this cake looks as gorgeous and sweet as the bride herself.
Photographer: Rae Marshall Photography
Makeup Artist: BreatheHawaii
Floral Designer: Creative Concepts by Jeff
Event Planner: Drena of Drenas Photography
Event Venue: Male’ana Gardens
Bridesmaid Dresses: Masako Formals
Makeup Artist: Jonathan Freitas
Cake Designer: Our Treats Designs
Officiant: Pastor Thane Fowler
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Erin is a New England native living in Cincinnati, OH. For the last six years she has served as Communications Manager for a large home service franchise, working as a freelance writer in her spare time. She has been a contributing editor for Destination Wedding Details since early 2017. Inspired by a desire to plan a uniquely personal destination wedding herself, Erin draws on experience to bring relatability and humor to her writing.