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Glam Tropical Fairmont Orchid Wedding

Saturday, 17 September 2016 18:06

Brett and Katie had a perfect modern tropical destination wedding all their friends and family at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. This wedding was so fresh with bold colors and Katie totally killed it in her Vera Wang wedding dress. But, let's talk about this arch. The couple's vision for color and statement design was perfectly executed by Sara Kam of Jots of Thoughts with florals by Grace Flowers. I think the purple bougainvillea was such a smart choice for total impact with out blowing the budget. It was such a treat to shoot photos with it as a backdrop. Hair and makeup perfectly done, as always, by Mara. I loved how the event was a really elegant twist on a Hawaiian holiday with a full luau meal and Polynesian entertainment for their many guests that came from around the country to celebrate with them. Congratulations to Brett and Katie.

Vendors: Venue - Fairmont Orchid

Coordination: Jots of Thoughts

Photography - Bikini Birdie Photography

Caligraphy: Fine Lines Caligraphy

Flowers: Grace Flowers Hawaii

Tents/Lights: Big Island Tents

Napkins/Chargers: Hawaii Island Events

Hair/Makeup: Mara McMichael


I met Laura last year photographing her fun birthday party with her closest friends. It was a treat to get to photograph her with her lovely kids this year at her favorite Big Island resort, The Fairmont Orchid.