H-O-M-E in the Hawaii Islands Wedding: Lehua and David

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The L-O-V-E in Lehua + David’s H-O-M-E themed wedding will jump from out of these photos, and make you smile. The meaning behind their wedding was wholeheartedly suiting to their Hawaiian upbringing. Why home as a theme? They want their marriage to be exactly that – a safe place for each other where home isn’t a destination but more of a space you share with another person. But that’s not all. Lehua is also a designer that loves the color gold. Be prepared to see pretty invitations, gold mason jars, gold balloons, gold letters and king protea bridal bouquets!

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stitched wedding invitations

I’m a designer, so I designed the invitations and had them printed at a local letterpress shop. My fiance, one of my bridesmaids, and I stayed up late for two nights water coloring each invite after they had been letterpressed. We also made an info card that was printed on vellum and sewn together with gold thread onto cardstock. I found “glittered” vellum envelopes and printed all the addresses on them and sealed it all together with gold washi tape. One of our engagement photos was visible through the vellum on the backside. The invites corresponded to the wedding website we made. We also made matching menu cards as well as program cards along with flags for the “flower girls” to carry.

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blush colored bridesmaids dresses

Check out those king protea bridal bouquets!

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It wouldn’t be a home themed wedding without having family involved. Below is Lehua’s grandfather presiding over the ceremony.

hawaiian wedding ceremony

The bridal party and groom walked down the aisle to Motopony’s “Wait for Me”. As for what played while Lehua walked down the aisle, here’s what she had to say: My father’s a musician and years ago when I was a little girl he wrote me a song but never recorded it. David surprised me by having my dad record the song and that’s what played as I walked down. I was so surprised and lost it at that point. I’ve been bugging my dad for years to record it, but it was definitely worth the wait to hear it on my wedding day. My parents also sang the song they wrote for their wedding day and added a verse for us, I was crying the entire time. Our first dance song was “The Weather” by Built to Spill, (it was playing when we had our first kiss). 

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gold wedding reception decor

When in doubt, grab some gold spray paint and go to town! We love how these mason jars came out!

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brunch wedding reception

The black plates represent where their families are from: Hawaii, Kentucky, Arkansas and now L + D live in California.

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sparkler wedding send off

You totally want more, right? Well here’s their adorable wedding video shot by Rhoades Productions!

Hawaii could do no wrong, and neither can these two lovebirds. Congratulations Lehua + David!

Photography: Bride’s friend, Angi Welsch / Videography: Rhoades Productions / Day of Coordination: Jenna Bartlo / Catering and cake: Sandy Pieper / Rentals: Accel Rentals / Hair and Makeup: Gemina Chong of Faith and BeautyInvitation suite: bride, Lehua Noelle / Flowers: Bridal party made arrangements ordered from Fifty Flowers / Music: Father of the bride’s band, Tantalus Drive with playlist from ipod and special performances from family / Brides dress: Custom-made by Catina Ferraine / Bridesmaids dresses: H & MBrides shoes: Kate SpadeGrooms suit: J.CrewGroomsmen attire: Express, Urban Outfitters / Flower girl dresses: J.Crew

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HK on Feb 15, 2012

omg i'd love to know where the fantastic cake topper is from! that'd be the perfect little anniversary gift.

Melanie on Feb 15, 2012

What a stunning backdrop for a wedding!

courtyardbride on Feb 15, 2012

The flower girls are so adorable. Where did you find those "Here come the bride" flags? They are adorable and look easy enough to carry to my destination wedding.

Lehua on Feb 15, 2012

@HK ::: they're actually just salt and pepper shakers I found in Hawaii, I just painted them gold, of course http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mwah-Kissing-Salt-Pepper-Shakers-Hawaiian-Couple-Kiss-/370470663828 @courtyardbride ::: I made them but I could help out with them if you want to email me :)

CT on Feb 15, 2012

I love love the bridesmaids shoes, especially the hot pink ones. Mind sharing where she got them? :)

tessa kim on Feb 15, 2012

Love Lehua and David! I am so happy for them and congrats on being featured on 100 layer cake loves! Your big day was absolutely gorgeous!

PSI on Feb 15, 2012

I'm a Hawaii girl too! This was a beautiful wedding. Where was your venue?

Jenna Bartlo on Feb 15, 2012

Still my favorite wedding to date. Absolutely beautiful!

bridal girl on Feb 16, 2012

Everything in here looks amazing. Amazing job done by the couple. Love all the details and the video too. Great job!

Alyx on Feb 16, 2012

Absolutely beautiful!! love this place:X:X:X:X

Heather on Feb 16, 2012


Lovella Bridal on Feb 17, 2012

You can tell what a special occasion this was! Love all the pretty details, too, like the big gold balloons behind the bride and groom. Adorable! Congratulations to the couple!

Dekalb wedding photography on Feb 18, 2012

Wow! We're in love with the complete DIY nature of this wedding. The fact that it took place in Hawaii, to us, is just a bonus; this is an affair that would bave been welcoming just about anywhere on the planet. : D

Tim Duncan on Feb 20, 2012

Stunning photos! Hawaii is way beautiful! I love that cake and the cupcakes that went with it! Too adorable!

Hillary on Feb 21, 2012

Gorgeous. LOVE her rings. If Lehua pops back on here, I'm curious where you got the napkins (are they fabric or paper)? I'm helping a friend plan her wedding and these are great! Thanks. Again, beautiful wedding - congratulations!

Lehua on Feb 21, 2012

Thanks for all the sweet words everyone! I saw a couple questions about shoes ::: they were random, green from Urban Outfitters, Red from Thom Brown shoes online., grey from Nine West... Napkins - - I'm pretty sure I got them from Target in the party supplies section but it was so long ago! I know I had looked at Ikea as well, esp their holiday party decor.

Brooke Cantu on Feb 26, 2012

So, magical. made me tear up! Congratulation Lehua! It was perfect!

Hawaii Wedding Planner on Oct 16, 2012

I absolutely adore the "home" theme. This wedding had great symbolism and great style. I loved everything about it!

danisa flowers on Mar 23, 2013

wow! what marvelous place to have a wedding. Love it!! Thanks for sharing Keep posting for more.

Wedding Flowers Arrangement on Jun 4, 2013

What a beautiful couple!

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