Check out this Hawaii Wedding at Paliku Gardens in Kualoa Ranch, on the beautiful island of Oahu.
Justin & Ivana not only had a gorgeous wedding day, they also shared a truly beautiful love story! They had a way of finding each other over & over again in this big ol’ world. They decided to start their adventure of matrimony with their Hawaii wedding.
Since I got to be there for the actual wedding day let me just fill you in a little on that! The wedding was picturesque tucked away in the Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch overlooking the iconic Mokoli’i island also known as Chinaman’s hat. Kualoa Ranch is one of my favorite venues, not only for weddings, but just for going and hanging out with family and friends! This place holds such historic significance for O’ahu, but it also holds many views that people might find oddly familiar, even if they have never been to Hawaii. That’s because it’s the backdrop for many Hollywood blockbuster films. If you are still shopping for venues definitely keep this on your short list!
Ivana’s love of pink made the choice easy for wedding colors. Her theme was exquisite with rose gold, blush, and white. Her details were absolutely fabulous! And check out the view outside Paradise Bay Resort where she was getting ready!
I also had such a blast with Justin and his boys as they have the typical Samoan sense of humor keeping me on my toes or belly laughing.
“Resort shots, details, and getting ready”
Ivana’s Family and some close friends traveled all the way from Croatia to be part of her big day in Hawaii!! I was so excited to meet them as Croatia is definitely on my bucket list of must visit spots!! They were so warm, friendly, and fun! I can totally see how they travel over oceans to be part of her wedding day! They definitely love big!
Justin’s family was so amazing bringing their beautiful Samoan traditions of dance to welcome Ivana into their family.
The groom’s cousin performs a traditional Samoan dance called Siva at the end of the night as well as being joined by grooms sister and another cousin in the Tau’olunga. It is such a blessing to be able to watch different cultures celebrate with their traditions during these celebrations!
This Hawaii wedding day was such a dream. And I think you can see by the images it was full of so much emotion, and so much fun. Just imagine what the rest of the chapters of their story will look like!
Check out some more Highlights from this incredible day.
I can’t leave out the party pics! Don’t skip over the hilarious Vintage Aloha Photo Bus shots. This unique photo booth was so much fun for guests and the couple!
Let me also point out how auntie is gonna fight for that bouquet! Those keiki are gonna have to wait their turn.
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Getting Ready Resort: Paradise Bay Resort
Wedding Coordinator: Pilialoha Productions
Caterer, Front of House & Bar Staff: Chef Elmer / Poke Stop
Rentals: Accel Party Rentals
Officiant: James Chun
Transportation: Luxury Limo
Hair & Makeup: Whikd’ Hair & Makeup
Florist: Creative Concepts by Jeff
Wedding Cake: A Cake Life
Photo Booth: Vintage Photo Bus
Venue: Kualoa Ranch, Paliku Gardens