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
Featured:17 Welcome Bags & Favors Your Guests Will LOVE (and ones they won’t)!
Welcome bags and favors are a great way to show your love and appreciation to your family/friends who are attending your destination wedding. To get some ideas of the best favors and welcome bags, we polled hundreds of destination brides who already got married. They shared their thoughts on the type of welcome bag items and favors their guests loved, as well as the misses.
Featured:Destination Wedding Invitations in a Bottle
How do you tell your guests they’re about to embark on the most magical trip of their lives? With the most unique beach wedding invitations, of course! We got these stunning “Invitations in a Bottle” sent to us in the mail and were blown away! This is probably the most fun way to set the tone and make an impression when you announce your destination wedding.
Do You Have a Destination Wedding Planning Question?
We have answers! Check out 11 frequently asked questions plus ask any question on your mind and we’ll answer you personally.