Last Updated on June 15, 2021 by Karma Hill
As Oahu wedding coordinators it is incredibly fun to create gorgeous wedding inspirational shoots. We love showing future clients just what is possible by adding a few individual touches to their weddings in Oahu.
Feast your eyes on this gorgeous Oahu beach wedding on Waimanalo Beach in East Oahu.
From time to time we set up a styled shoot with models to show what’s achievable for weddings in Oahu. Inspirational shoots are a great way to see available options for floral, clothing styles, wedding locations and time of day. Oahu beach weddings are beautiful without extra decor, but for the person who wants something extra, there are lots of options.
Our company values sustainable practices so we were in love with the idea of using only locally sourced florals. Floral Designer Debbie Hemingway came through with this fantastic bougainvillea dream arrangement. Bougainvillea grows wildly all over Hawaii and comes in these amazing vibrant colors. It is also very fickle, so it must be picked right before it is used in any arrangements. The bouquet was made from dried bougainvillea to ensure it looked good for the full shoot and stood up to the hot sun.
We started this wedding shoot at the same time we would start a morning wedding. We wanted to show off the kind of light our clients can expect at that time of day. Because of the exceptionally gorgeous day on the morning of the shoot, we were able to show off Waimanalo Bay beach in all its glory. Waimanalo Bay offers towering mountains in the distance and unreal aqua watercolor.
We loved the way the hot pink and coral in the bougainvillea stood out against the aqua water. You can only get that color blue in the early part of the day, as the sun gets more overhead the blues of the water get softer.
For the bride’s wardrobe, we kept it simple with a fitted lace dress by Alexis. We procured the dress from Rent the Runway which had a great selection. We love the concept of using Rent the Runway for your wedding clothing. Rent the Runway makes fashion accessible to all and is a more sustainable option than buying a dress you will only wear once. For our groom, we scored stylish navy pants, light blue shirt, and floral print blue tie from our favorite store for bargains, Nordstrom Rack. Who doesn’t like one-stop shopping at great deals!?
Our friends at Reveal Hair and Make-Up did such a great job with the hair and makeup. We loved the idea of a bold lip to tie in the bright bougainvillea floral arrangements. The loose braid hairstyle kept the hair out of our model’s face and was perfect for the shoot! Beaches in Hawaii are notoriously windy so a manageable hairstyle is a must.
Our sister company Karma Hill Photography knocked it out of the park with their signature soft, airy, cinematic style. The airy photographic feel accentuated the vibrant color of the floral and light-colored beach sand contrasts. As Oahu wedding coordinators we believe quality photography is of the utmost importance. Having amazing wedding photography is the only way to capture the real beauty of your wedding day.
This Oahu wedding shoot was designed to inspire clients to think outside the box of what is possible. Oahu beach weddings and Elopements have tons of styling options so please reach out for ideas!
Special thanks to our models Megan and Tim. Megan is one of the photographers on the Karma Hill Photography team, so it was fun for her to get to feel what it is like to be in front of the camera. She said it gave her a new appreciation for what clients feel like on their wedding day. Tim was such a great sport and took the day off from work to start his modeling career 🙂 .
Time of Day: Morning
Location: Waimanalo Bay Beach
Oahu Wedding Photography: Karma Hill Photography
Floral Design: Designs by Hemingway
Hair and Makeup: Reveal
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom
Looking for more Oahu wedding inspiration and ideas? Check out this amazing post about Sustainable Oahu Wedding Tips this for your wedding in Hawaii.
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