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Sarah & Sean: Destination Paradise Wedding
Ocean Crystal Chapel & Gazebo at the Hilton Hawaiian Village &
The Moana Surfrider, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

September 10th, 2012

Sarah and Sean originally contacted us way back in January 2011 regarding their Okanagan wedding in August 2012.  We love brides who book us so far in advance!  When we received an email last July from Sarah explaining how she was considering Hawaii instead and wanted to know if we would still be her photographers, […]

 

Sarah and Sean originally contacted us way back in January 2011 regarding their Okanagan wedding in August 2012.  We love brides who book us so far in advance!  When we received an email last July from Sarah explaining how she was considering Hawaii instead and wanted to know if we would still be her photographers, we replied an enthusiastic “YES!”  Fast forward to this August and we found ourselves flying over the blue Pacific on our way to some very beautiful islands in the sea.  This was our very first time to Hawaii so we made sure to schedule in some much needed vacation time.  Hawaii definitely lived up to our expectations – if we could describe it in one word, it would be paradise.  So utterly beautiful.

When Sarah and Sean’s wedding day arrived it was a perfect tropical day.  Sarah and her bridesmaids got ready at the beautiful historical Moana Surfrider Resort in Waikiki, while Sean and his Groomsmen got ready at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort.  The ceremony took place at the romantic Ocean Crystal Gazebo and Chapel at the Hilton.  We loved how Sarah and Sean’s wedding was an intimate celebration with only their closest friends and family.  After the ceremony everyone headed over to the Moana Surfrider Hotel for a beautiful outdoor dinner underneath the banyan tree which dates back to the late 1800’s.  It’s truly an amazing tree and was selected out of the entire Hawaii state as the Millennium Landmark Tree which protects one significant tree from each state in the United States.  As dinner was served, relaxing acoustic Hawaiian music played in the courtyard with traditional hula dancing.

After dinner, Sarah and Sean headed over to the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Resort for drinks in a private cabana beachside along the Waikiki strip.  On the short journey walking down the Waikiki strip to the Royal Hawaiian we weaved through colourful night life and found some…parrots!  Ok, that might have been the most random and favourite part of the day.  With the waves hitting the sand and Waikiki’s twinkling lights in the distance, Sarah and Sean ended the most perfect day in paradise.  Thank you, Sarah & Sean, for letting us capture your romantic Hawaii wedding!  Congratulations!!!

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Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Kapiolani Masusako, Best Bridal Hawaii Inc.

Ceremony Venue: Ocean Crystal Chapel and Gazebo at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Waikiki

Reception Venue: Moana Surfrider Resort and Spa, Waikiki

Reception Afterparty Venue: Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki

Officiant: Reverend Bray

Florals: Spinning WEB Florist

Cake: Tiers of Joy

Dress Designer: Lazaro

Hair Stylist: J Salon

Makeup Artist: Face Art Beauty

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Sarah & Jamie–Glamorous wedding at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, BC

July 23rd, 2011

Wow! This wedding was super glamorous and had us in awe the entire time. When Sarah & Jamie told us they were getting married at Sparkling Hill Resort, Katherine and I were over the top excited. The newly built Sparkling Hill Resort is located in Vernon and boasts 3.5 million Swarovski crystals throughout the hotel […]

 

Wow! This wedding was super glamorous and had us in awe the entire time. When Sarah & Jamie told us they were getting married at Sparkling Hill Resort, Katherine and I were over the top excited. The newly built Sparkling Hill Resort is located in Vernon and boasts 3.5 million Swarovski crystals throughout the hotel (hence the sparkling). Not to mention panoramic lake views, gourmet cuisine, and a gigantic spa with 9 different steam and sauna rooms. Warning – you may never want to leave this place! The wedding day started out with Jamie and his groomsmen playing golf at Predator Ridge Golf Club, which is located just below Sparkling Hill. The weather was absolutely perfect all day – beautiful blue skies and Okanagan heat. After photographing Sarah & Jaime’s engagement shoot, we definitely knew that these two know how to dress. Yet, we were totally blown away when Sarah emerged with her gorgeous Lazaro gown and Jamie sported his custom-tailored, uber-mod suit. After both parties got ready, Sarah & Jamie met in the Serenity room for their first look. We loved how Sarah was slightly veiled by long strands of ivory material as Jamie came to meet her. It looked completely ethereal and dreamy. The outdoor ceremony that followed was stunning, taking place on a deck that jutted out into the Okanagan landscape, with a view that was completely unobstructed and seemed to go on forever. Afterwards, a fun cocktail hour ensued, complete with a martini ice sculpture (definitely a popular attraction) and followed by an amazing reception that was beautifully decorated. There were so many amazing photos that we captured through their day that what you see below is only a sneak peak. We definitely have to thank Sarah & Jamie for allowing us to pull them away quickly a few times in order to capture the endless dramatic architecture and sparkling crystals that always caught our eye as the light changed throughout the evening. This was such a gorgeous wedding and we were so honoured to be a part of it. Congratulations Sarah & Jamie, we had such a great time getting to know you both over the last year!

Check out Sarah & Jamie’s wedding published on Weddingbells

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Primary photographer: Kevin Trowbridge

2nd photographer: Katherine Trowbridge

Ceremony & Reception venue: Sparkling Hill

Wedding Planner: Rendezvous Event Planners

Décor & Floral: Artistic Designs by Colleen

Ceremony Officiant: James Harnden

Cocktail & Reception Music: Airwaves Music

Wedding Cake: The Cake Diva

Gown: Lazaro