Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jayne and Kahele's "Wedding of a Lifetime"

Since September 8th when they announced the winners, I had the privilege and honor of being of service to a very sweet and gracious couple from Waianae. After 15 years together they are finally Mr. and Mrs. William Kahele Anderson, Jr!

The festivities began on Wednesday, November 5th with their rehearsal at the Ocean Crystal Chapel followed by a "ono" rehearsal dinner at the Bayer Estate featuring Hawaiian food with their chef's culinary twist and incredible desserts from Sugar Rush.

As Jayne and Kahele both love the ocean, we made the theme of the rehearsal dinner casual with an ocean theme featuring turquoise irredescent linen graciously donated by A'a Party Supplies and beautiful centerpieces from Su-V Expressions with sand, shells and blue hydrangia which perfectly complimented the theme.

"The Big Day" was on Thursday, November 6th. When Kahele had his "first look" of Jayne in her Tamara Katz wedding gown it was just priceless. Those are the moments that just warm your heart and makes all of your hard work worth while.

The ceremony was officiated by their family pastor which made it even more meaningful. The Manueali'i outfits and florals was absolutely breathtaking as the sun shined through the glass window and created a glow over the couple as they said their vows.

My next favorite part of the day was to see Jayne and Kahele's expressions as they entered their reception room which featured a head table on the stage and three long rectangle tables with ivory satin linen, chocolate runners, gold chargers, personalized menus, mahogany chiavari chairs with cherry blossom pink and champagne sashes, cupcake favors from Hokulani, lots of candles and incredible florals from Spinning web which perfectly complimented both their wedding colors, but also tied in the "cherry blossoms" she wanted to use with manzanita branches with orchids to create a similar look.

After seeing the beautiful tables, Jayne said "what's that?" as she saw a candy buffet that also was in her wedding colors. The candy buffet was my surprise "wedding gift" to the bride and groom and was very popular with their guests.

The couple truly enjoyed their special evening and one of the most touching parts was when Kahele gave a blessing to all the vendors that helped to make it possible.


christine said...

Ooooh! I can't wait to see pics of the candy buffet! I still haven't seen pics of mine yet.

Ericka said...

COngrats Dianna. I also want to see pictures!! :-)

Jayne said...

Hi Dianna,

It's me Jayne....Just wanted to say HI, I was checking out Hawaii bride and Groom magazine and I seen your site...I just read the blog and I love it....we went on our honeymoon in december and we had a fun we can't wait to see the wedding on the oc16 special.....hope you'll be watching.. anyways, thanks for everything!!!! It was a day that I will never forget....Much Mahalo and Aloha to You!! Take Care and Keep in Touch!!! Jayne and Kahele