Modern Weddings Hawaii brings you the picturesque Oahu destination wedding of Leslie and David. The Kualoa Ranch Wedding was held at the Hale Molii pavillion and captured by Rachel Robertson Photography. The bride and groom who live in Alaska, met online and dated for two years. David popped the question on the beach watching the sunset!
They were attracted to Kualoa Ranch because of it’s ” natural Hawaiian scenery minus the hotels and a large beautiful tree to have party under.” The couple had planned many pre-wedding activities for their guests attending the wedding. They enjoyed a booze cruise, paintball, a bridal shower at the Modern Honololu, and a post-wedding brunch! For their theme, they went with a “sunset” colors, nature inspired, relaxed feel–very fitting for Hawaii! For decor, they used their natural theme as inspiration and mixed organic sea life decor with warm colored flowers, and accents. The bridesmaids were able to pick their own dresses following the color palette and and groomsmen wore RVCA long-sleeve button-ups, matching belts, khakis, and Rainbow brand flip-flops. The bride got her stunning dress from a consignment store in California.
After the beautiful ceremony, the celebration continued throughout the reception with dancing, sparklers, and a photo booth! Fire knife dancers and hula provided great authentic entertainment. Guests were given favors with a Hawaiian flare including sea shells, Honolulu Cookie Company cookies, matches, and a wine stopper or bottle opener. The couple even provided bus-rides back to Honolulu and Kailua after the bar was emptied– which made for a funny end of the evening!