A sophisticated Hawaiian wedding: Courtney + Hunter

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Now that we’re back from this little three-day vacation, we’ve got one thing on the mind – more vacation! Today we’re basking in all that is glamorous in Courtney+ Hunter’s wedding. Vintage-inspired-seaside-garden party is what it’s all about, and we’re falling hard for it.

Classy Hawaiian wedding

Classy Hawaiian wedding

Classy Hawaiian wedding

Classy Hawaiian wedding

As the ceremony began Courtney was adorned with a triple strand pikake and Hunter with a Maile lei twisted with pikake.

Classy Hawaiian wedding

Instead of one signature cocktail why not try three (we’re sure your guests won’t mind)! Mai Tai’s, Blue Moon’s and Old Fashioned’s made their way into guests hands alongside this drop dead gorgeous backdrop.

Classy Hawaiian wedding

Wooden box crates and vintage napkins purchased at vintage expos, Etsy and Ebay provided the vintage-inspired look, while test tubes filled with Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt or Hawaiian Red Alaea Sea Salt (assembled by the couple themselves), gave way to the seaside garden party feeling they were after. Success!

Sitting pretty inside each centerpiece crate were: king protea, blue thistle, succulents, red ginger, red ti leaves, uluhe fern, dusty miller, and cymbidium orchids.

Classy Hawaiian wedding

Classy Hawaiian wedding

Classy Hawaiian wedding

A destination wedding done right, yes? It’s no wonder that they were also featured on Martha Stewart Weddings! Congrats Courtney & Hunter – you simply took our breath away! Plus, we’re pretty sure your wedding was the perfect little nudge nudge our brides-to-be needed in regards to their destination wedding dreams.

Photography: Corbin Gurkin / Venue: Lanikuhonua / Coordinator: Dianna Shitanishi / Cake: JJ Bistro & French Pastry / Flowers: Flower Farm Inc. / Music: Puamana (during ceremony & cocktail hour), Hot Club of Hulaville (during reception) / Rentals: Royal Party Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Theresa Laquey Couture / Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Letterpress: Panaroma Press / Hair & Makeup: Sarah Pacheco / Bride’s Jewelry: Link2Jewels / Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale / Flower Girl Tiara: The Mermaid’s Palace /

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Cara on May 31, 2011

The floral arrangements, specifically the bouquets are to die for! The back of the bride's dress is also beyond fantastic. What a dreamy, sophisticated take on a destination wedding. Congratulations!

J (SparklyLove) on May 31, 2011

wow... what a stunning wedding! i absolutely love the centerpiece flower boxes!

Stephanie Elizabeth on May 31, 2011

Love this wedding! The image of Courtney & Hunter kissing at their table is adorable!!!

Nicky on May 31, 2011

Oh my goodness, I love the flowers, the cake and that last shot by the beach. ♥ Simply romantic!

kate holt on May 31, 2011

beautiful work by Corbin as usual!

Hilary on May 31, 2011

Ah-mazing! I'm hoping my bf has to move to Hawaii for his job so that I can drop everything and go with him!

Corinna on May 31, 2011

Beautiful flowers, pretty leis, and amazing scenery - a Hawaiian wedding is never boring.

Kamie on May 31, 2011

Just gorgeous!! I love the star fish on the flowergirl's head- what a cute detail!

Shaunna Nygren on May 31, 2011

Lanikuhonua is a favorite! gorgeous bouquet shot!

Chris I NotAnotherGayWeddingBlog on May 31, 2011

Yay for Celluloid ring boxes!! I am obsessed!

Dianna Shitanishi on Jun 1, 2011

Thank you for sharing, it truly was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. It was an honor to be of service to them and love reflecting back upon the day.

Katie on Jun 1, 2011

That bouquet is hands down the best bouquet I've ever seen. It's perfection.

Change Paris on Jun 1, 2011

So beautiful! Love the starfish headband!!!

Robert London on Jun 1, 2011

As mentioned that bouquet is extraordinary, I also love the shot of the jetty with those great rocks

Tia on Jun 1, 2011

My best friends just got married @ Lanikuhonua; this venue is simply amazing!

Lynn on Jun 1, 2011

I love this location!! love all of the photos too :)

marlene benet on Jun 1, 2011

Congratulations! What a magnificent location. The gorgeous bride made "DAD" very happy. Love from Marlene and Alan Benet.

Koa Johnson on Jun 9, 2011

It was a pleasure working with Courtney on her bouquet and unique vintage crate centerpiece designs. Best wishes to you both from the staff at Flower Farm, Inc.

Peter Dancewicz on Jun 14, 2011

Superb job on the coverage of this wedding, photos are sensational. Wish I could cover weddings in such lush surrounds.

Michael Duke on Jun 15, 2011

Congratulations. I am really sorry I couldn't be there on your special day. Great photos indeed. Best wishes and hope our paths cross in Los Angeles.

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Modern Weddings Hawaii on Dec 6, 2011

A great modern Hawaii wedding! Such a lovely design, I adore all of the flowers and that Hawaii weddings can be so beautifully unique and personal.

Kelli Ahern on Mar 22, 2012

This bride and groom are gorgeous! Beautiful details.

Jewel @Brilliance on Jun 1, 2012

I like your Vintage-inspired-seaside-garden party . Such a beautiful theme for a wedding party. I really enjoy viewing your photos. The couple looks very romantic together.

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Great work on the photos Corbin - amazing work!

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