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Cake & Wine Wedding Showcase |Hawaii Wedding Professionals | Honolulu Design Center

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE for their support and hard work. This event could not have happened without EVERYONE! Last night the Hawaii Wedding Pros presented the Cake & Wine Showcase and it was a great success!

Before I go any further, I would like to thank some additional individuals who have helped tremendously and since I can’t show their work, I just wanted to truly thank and acknowledge them for all of their time and efforts

Although the next 2 pictures are UNprofessional pictures, I wanted to share them to thank 2 special ladies (Sue from SU-V Expressions for the flowers & Naomi from Les Saisons for ALL linen except napkins) for ALL of their continued support and hard work!



Cake & Wine 1





Cake & Wine 2



Here are images by the talented photographer Kris Labang of Kris Labang Photography that I hope you enjoy!

Here is Irwin Mencias speaking on behalf of the Honolulu Design Center’s dessert chef:


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and their delicious samples:


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Below is Kristin Kato of A Cake Life sharing her knowledge with our guests

 



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Here is Kristin’s cake showcasing her ability to paint the décor onto a cake:


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Here is Alfer (Baker) of Hokulani Bakeshop


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and her display showcasing their award winning cupcakes:


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Here is Ed Anderson of The Bake Shop telling couples about their yummy cakes!


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And here is Ed’s display cake:


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Here is Kyler Kwock of Kai Photo educating couples on the perspective of the Cake Cutting ceremony from the photographer’s point of view:


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And the sweet couple who volunteered to demonstrate it for everyone else :-):


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Our wine expert for the evening Sky Cameron educating our couples on the wines of the evening:


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Randy Allen & Kanoe Gibson who entertained our guests before, during and after the showcase did a truly amazing job!


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A BIG Thank you to Tony So of the DJs for not only having the vision to create these Showcases but to put together such wonderful vendors who are a part of the Hawaii Wedding Pros!



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And Nixon of Mad Cakez having fun with the couples


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and his very creative cake!


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Here is a video teaser clip created by Kelii of Kai Media with full video coming soon! Please enjoy 🙂

Weddings at the Halekulani Hotel | Hau Terrace, Ballroom, and Courtyard

Being awarded as one of the top hotels on Oahu, the Halekulani is always known for its beautiful setting, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine. It is A Perfect Day’s pleasure to work with the Halekulani as their staff are always so nice and easy to work with! Along with its beautiful setting, additional benefits and perks that the Halekulani offers are menu price guarantee six months in advance and FREE validated parking for banquet events!!

Now let’s take a tour to the Halekulani’s various wedding locations…

The Ballroom is located on the second floor of the Ewa Tower and is pillar-less and features elegant teakwood paneling. The Ballroom foyer includes a lanai that overlooks the beautiful Garden Courtyard. The maximum capacity of the Ballroom is 270 guests (27 round tables of 10 persons each) and the minimum food revenue requirement to book the site would be $12,000.00 for a dinner reception and $7500.00 for a lunch reception (excluding beverages, 10% service charge and tax).  ***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


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Round table setup with tall floral centerpieces





Spacious ballroom with round tables (Photo by David Murphey of David MurpheyPhotography)

 


Ballroom with linen draping and head table set up (linen & draping by Les Saisons & Vignette) - Florals by Floral Inspirations


Ballroom with linen draping and head table set up (linen & draping by Les Saisons & Vignette) – Florals by Floral Inspirations

*Available in two smaller sections EXCEPT on Saturdays, when only the entire Ballroom is available.*

If selecting The Ballroom as the reception location, the ceremony would then be at the Garden Courtyard. The Garden Courtyard is a beautiful and lush garden located in the heart of the hotel and framed by tall palm trees. The ceremony location will be complimentary if purchasing Halekulani’s reception package that reaches a food revenue minimum of $6000 (plus 10% service charge and tax). If you wish to hold a ceremony only, the applicable ceremony site fee would be $1,500.00++ (includes setup of a white lattice gazebo or wooden trellis, up to 50 chairs, and 6 stanchion poles). However, as the courtyard is open to public, unfortunately there can be no amplified entertainment in the area.

***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


What a wonderful site for wedding ceremonies! (Photo by Visionari)


What a wonderful site for wedding ceremonies! (Photo by Visionari)


Romantic white wedding arch


Romantic white wedding arch

 


Simple wedding ceremony set up (Photo by David Murphey of David Murphey Photography)


Simple wedding ceremony set up (Photo by David Murphey of David Murphey Photography)

The Hau Terrace is another perfect location for weddings. The Hau Terrace is a lovely room surrounded by French glass doors that open up to a spacious lanai. It has breathtaking views overlooking Diamond Head, the Pacific Ocean and the hotel’s pool. The maximum capacity of this room is 120 guests (12 round tables of 10 persons each), and the minimum requirement is a food revenue of over $6,000.00++. No amplified entertainment is permitted in the Hau Terrace.

***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


U-shaped table set up in the Hau Terrace for a small intimate affair


U-shaped table set up in the Hau Terrace for a small intimate affair


Wedding ceremony in the Hau Terrace (Photo by ECLAT Photography)


Wedding ceremony in the Hau Terrace (Photo by ECLAT Photography)

If selecting the Hau Terrace as the reception location, the wedding ceremony would then be at the lanai area adjacent to the room. Again, the use of lanai will be complimentary if purchasing Halekulani’s reception package that reaches a food revenue minimum of $6000++. If you wish to hold a ceremony only, the applicable ceremony site fee would be $1,500.00++.

***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


Hau Terrace Lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean


Hau Terrace Lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean with 4-Post Brown Arbor (ceremony option)


Simple ceremony set up


Simple ceremony set up


Cozy lounge chairs out on the lanai


Cozy lounge chairs out on the lanai

The Halekulani’s banquet menu offers a wide selection of menu choices from full course meals to buffets.  See below for Halekulani’s banquet menu. If food revenue minimums are not met, the difference will be charged as a room rental fee. The menu is subject to change, but the prices are guaranteed six months in advance.To hold a ceremony at Halekulani, it is required for the couple to either stay at the hotel and/or hold the reception here. For couples who would like to have their ceremony (only) at the Halekulani (without a reception or without staying at the Halekulani), they may inquire to do so and 1 month prior to the wedding date (no earlier).

Click HERE to see a list of Halekulani’s reception packages and amenities.

Click HERE to see Halekulani’s LUNCH menu.

Click HERE to see their DINNER menu.

Click HERE to see their HOR D’OEUVRES menu.

*Banquet menus and pricing are subject to change.*

For more information, please visit Halekulani’s website or contact their Catering Sales Manager Loren Petrowski at (808) 923-2311 or at loren.petrowski@halekulani.com or Director of Catering Joel Nishimoto at joel.nishimoto@halekulani.com.

Here are two videos of some past weddings we did at the beautiful Halekulani! (Credits to Studio Red and Crane Media Productions).

Weddings at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki | Na Lea Terrace, Makai, Moloko, and Mauka Ballrooms

Conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki is known as one of Hawaii’s most magnificent hotel with an open atrium lobby and cascading waterfalls. A Perfect Day LOVES coordinating weddings at the Hyatt as their staff are always so nice and so easy to work with!

The Na Lea Terrace is linked by the Diamond Head Bridge and is located on the 3/F of the hotel. The private ocean-front Terrace is perfect for couples who prefer open-air ceremonies. The Hyatt has offered a variety of wedding ceremony packages which all include set up of an elegant white gazebo, white aisle runner and white chairs for guests as well as amplified sound system. Prices of the wedding packages start at $1200.00 (subject to Hawaii state tax). Site rental fees are included in the packages. Please click HERE to see a list of the Hyatt’s wedding ceremony packages.


STANDARD Outdoor setup at the Na Lea Terrace (Non-professional picture)


STANDARD Outdoor setup at the Na Lea Terrace (Non-professional picture) ***MISSING from picture: White carpet aisle runner



One of our all time favorites...the Ceremony (optional) amphitheater seating!  Photo Credit to Eugene Kam Photography



One of our all time favorites…the Ceremony (optional) amphitheater seating!  ***White Carpet Aisle Runner not shown*** ***Photo Credit to Eugene Kam Photography***

 


The white gazebo with green floral decorations


The white gazebo with green and white floral decorations

If you are dreaming of a classy and romantic wedding ceremony and reception, the Regency Ballroom is definitely the right pick for you! The elegant Ballroom is surrounded by French glass windows and accentuated by a grand crystal chandelier right above the central dance floor. The Ballroom is also very spacious and we highly recommend it if you plan to invite a large party of guests as it can seat up to 500 guests comfortably. There are no site rental charges for the Ballroom as long as the food and beverage minimum requirements are met. Please contact the Hyatt to determine what the minimum requirements are for your wedding date as prices vary. (See the end of the post for contact information)


Head table set up under the elegant chandelier (Photo by Ambiance Photographic)


Head table set up under the elegant chandelier (Photo by Ambiance Photographic)


Lovely pink reception tables! (Non-professional picture)


Lovely pink reception tables! (Non-professional picture)

 


Another feel of the Ballroom with linen draping and ambiance lighting (Photo by: Ambiance Photographic)


Another feel of the Ballroom with linen draping and ambiance lighting (Photo by: Ambiance Photographic)

The Hyatt offers a variety of banquet menu choices which range from buffet (brunch, lunch, or dinner) to plated meals (lunch or dinner). In addition, the Hyatt also provides special menus such as Hawaiian Luau Buffet, Japanese Buffet, and Chinese course menu. Please click HERE to see their menus (from eBrochure) and HERE for the corresponding prices of the menu.

Last but not least, one BIG “pro” of having your wedding at the Hyatt is to have the chance to take pictures in front of the beautiful waterfall in their open atrium lobby.


The well-known cascading waterfall of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki


The well-known cascading waterfall of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki


How romantic!


How romantic!

Here are two videos of our past weddings at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki!! THANK YOU Video 21 Productions for sharing the videos with us!

3 Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel by VIDEO 21 from A Perfect Day on Vimeo.

2 Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa by VIDEO 21 from A Perfect Day on Vimeo.

For more information, please refer to the Hyatt’s eBrochure which can be found HERE. If you have any other questions concerning the Hyatt’s services and wedding packages, please email to hnlrwedding@hyatt.com or contact their Catering Manager Michele Ganiko at michele.ganiko@hyatt.com

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa PRESENTS their Wedding Experience!

We are SOOO excited and can’t wait to attend the JW Marriott Ihilani’s Wedding Experience on Sunday, April 6th!!! If anyone is interested in possibly having your wedding at the Ihilani, this is a can’t miss opportunity! If you would like to attend this event, please feel free to let us know OR contact Kim Gallagher (Catering Sales Manager) directly at: kim.gallagher@marriott.com

Wedding Experience



Another AMAZING Wedding Venue — The Modern Honolulu

Our visit started at the Morimoto restaurant at The Modern Hotel!







Outdoor seating at Morimoto







Private space at the restaurant.. LOVE the decor and ambience!







Love the food too!!







Their Peanut Butter fondant….I'm still thinking about this and wish I could eat MORE!







Comfortable & cozy seating OUTSIDE at the Morimoto restaurant (complete with a fire pit)!







The decor inside of the restaurant gives a very fresh feeling!







Can you picture walking down THIS aisle for your ceremony? I LOVE the trees…and YES there is a chance of hanging things!







Cozy lounge chairs at the Sun Suite







Another side of the Sun Suite







Outdoor terrace area that is PERFECT for cocktails







The Ballroom at the Modern Honolulu.. LOVE the mix and match of the light color decor and basket-weave ceiling lamps (Credits to Kai Photo)







View of the Ballroom from the sweetheart table (Credits to Kai Photo)







Warm earth-tone design of the Ballroom







A red wedding reception theme at their Ballroom

Here’s an AMAZING video of a wedding at the Modern Honolulu.. Mahalo to Hawaiian Ryan Production (808-497-3112)  for sharing this awesome video with us!!

CONGRATULATIONS! Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Leong 2.11.12

Pictures from Diane and Brandon’s wedding on February 11, 2012. Congratulations to the newlyweds!


Sake favors


Sake favors


Diane and Brandon with Kelly and Derek our coordinators!


Diane and Brandon with Event Manager (Derek Santos) & Assistant (Kelly Sugano)!


The head party table with multicolored floral arrangement


The head party table with multicolored floral arrangement


Lantern and fan table number centerpieces


Lantern and fan table number centerpieces


IMF Visions capturing every moment...


IMF Visions capturing every moment…


Naomi Lee of Les Saisons now at the Hale Koa hotel setting up her specialty linens...I can't wait to see the finished product!


Naomi Lee of Les Saisons now at the Hale Koa hotel setting up her specialty linens…I can't wait to see the finished product!


Pew flowers are set at Central Union Church...


Pew flowers are set at Central Union Church…


Wedding party pictures are starting...


Wedding party pictures are starting…


APD intern Rachel & APD assistant Connie helping with setup at the Hale Koa Hotel's DeRussy Hall. THANKS girls!!!


APD intern Rachel & APD assistant Connie helping with setup at the Hale Koa Hotel's DeRussy Hall. THANKS girls!!!


Donald with Universal Frequency (DJ) is EARLY and busy setting up! We LOVE early vendors!!! Thank You Donald!!!


Donald with Universal Frequency (DJ) is EARLY and busy setting up! We LOVE early vendors!!! Thank You Donald!!!


Newlyweds!


Newlyweds!


At the Hale Koa Hotel... So many wedding professionals working to make this day perfect... Hair and Make-Up is just about done, photos and video coverage is just getting started...


At the Hale Koa Hotel… So many wedding professionals working to make this day perfect… Hair and Make-Up is just about done, photos and video coverage is just getting started…


Kai photo hard at work...


Kai photo hard at work…

Thank you Joni Nakai of Watanabe Floral for providing all the floral arrangements!

Thank you Kyler Kwock of Kai Photo for capturing all the amazing moments of the ceremony and the reception.

Thank you Sam of IMF Visions for videotaping the highlights of the wedding.

Brandon & Diane from IMF VISIONS on Vimeo.

 

Special thank you to Naomi Lee of Les Saisons for creating beautiful linen chairs and table set-up.

Mahalo to Kamuela Kahoana for entertaining the guests with your amazing voice and guitar playing.

Thank you Gregg Hammer of  The Hammer Group for being such a GREAT EMCEE and always being SO great to work with!!!  It was obvious that EVERYONE had a GREAT time!  THANK YOU!

Thank you Sherman Wong and the Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association for the spectacular lion dance performance!

The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s Event & Bridal Showcase ~ Friday, February 17, 2012

As a recommended Wedding Coordination company of The Kahala Hotel & Resort, we will be at their upcoming Bridal Showcase on Friday, February 17, 2012 and would love to see you there!  To RSVP/Register to attend, please click here.  The ideas and creativity showcased at each of The Kahala’s event are truly impressive so if you can’t make it in person, we will do our best to post pictures later.  If you are still looking for vendors to hire, this will also be a great opportunity to meet other vendors recommended by The Kahala and see what they can offer you, so sign up soon and save your spot!

9.10.11 CONGRATULATIONS Kerianne & Jason Yamamoto!!!

Kerianne & Jason’s wedding was a special one to all of us at A Perfect Day as Kerianne is one of our amazing assistants.  Kerianne & Jason got married on the VERY popular date of 9.10.11 and shared it with their close friends and family.  Knowing what they wanted, they got ready at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, had their ceremony at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and had their reception at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.  As you will see, the vendors they chose to hire were top notch which allowed them to enjoy every moment!

Here is the Same Day Edit created by Video 21 Productions…we hope you enjoy it!  One of my favorite touches that Kerianne & Jason did is the entrance/walkway of their ceremony.  This allows them to see their guests and for many guests to have front row seats.

A special thank you to Kerianne & Jason’s following vendors!

  • Fong Tagawa of Floral Inspirations
  • Janice & Davis Lauderdale of Video 21
  • Kris Labang of On 3 Photography
  • Kealoha Giugni at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
  • Reynold Chow at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
  • Naomi Lee of Les Saisons

The Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa’s Shor American Seafood Grill

I recently had a chance to visit the Hyatt’s new Shor restaurant and I LOVED it!!!  I LOVED the decor, the food, & the service!  If you have a chance to check it out, I HIGHLY recommend it!!!  It would be a perfect place for a rehearsal dinner!  I enjoyed it so much I only remembered to take 2 pictures but here they are:

NOTE:  Please feel free to click onto any image you would like to see enlarged, then wait for your computer to download the entire image to view correctly.

Arluis (Moana) Chapel at the Moana Surfrider

Today, we visited a beautiful venue at the Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki.  The Arluis or Moana Chapel was opened in February 2010 and is the first beachfront chapel in Waikiki.  This intimate venue caters to destination wedding couples who prefer a smaller venue right next to the sand and waters of Hawaii.  Below are some pictures from our site visit!

View from the altar

View from the altar

Aisle chairs

Aisle chairs

Altar

Altar

Bridal room

Bridal room

View from the back of altar

View from the back of altar