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Hey everyone, just a quick recap of our very own March madness. We had a month filled with fun filled meetings, social gatherings, and of course weddings. I attended the National Association of Caters Executives (NACE) meeting, just became a member of the Oahu Wedding Association meeting, and a whole bunch of slideshows and highlights to fill our calendar for the month of March.
The NACE meeting this past month was held at Luana Hill”s. It is located in Olomana on a golf course in the beautiful windward side. It is currently under new management, which turns out to be the Willow’s. Yes, the Willow’s which is the famous restaurant located in town (known for their great food and awesome atmosphere) is also managing the food and beverage side of Luana Hill’s. The food was excellent, especially the curry which can also be found at the restaurant in town. If you’re looking for a great buffet, check out Luana Hill’s and their Sunday brunches. It’s a great place to take your family to for special occasions or if you just want to soak up the awesome atmosphere and great food.
Our OWA meeting was held at the most famous Wedding Café in Manoa. The Wedding Café is a great resource place for planning your wedding and of course munching on their great food. They have a ton of wedding vendors displaying their services (including myself), ranging from flowers, photographers, invitations, officiants, and of course videographers. They also have great sandwiches and beverages at both locations, including the Ward Warehouse. The guys can munch on a pastrami sandwich, while the girls can enjoy some pineapple ice tea while researching some vendors. They just introduced their acai bowls, which is awesome. It not only tastes great, but is healthy for you too. Also, the Wedding Cafe have decided to “go green”, which means they are serving all their food on recyclables. They’re not only serving healthy items, but they’re saving the planet also.
We recently did a wedding for a great couple: Jared and Lara Higashi. Their ceremony was held at the bride’s church in Kailua, and the reception was held at the Hilton Prince Kuhio. Here’s the highlights that we did for them that day. We had an awesome time capturing their special day. I was with them from morning to night, along with Visionari, (who was their photographers) who captured some awesome pictures of them. We both worked very hard to make sure the day went by smooth and perfect.
|Lerma and Russell flew in from San Jose to have their wedding here in Hawaii. They are both from here, but currently work in California. Part of their video package included a skit that they wanted to do. It was loosely based on the "Friends" show. It was a blast shooting the skit. Russell is such a funny guy and they both were up to anything we threw at them.|
|June and Eric. This wedding was one of the most memorable weddings that we have done. The guys at Reve Photography (Brad, Frank and Shawn) are always fun to work with. Eric seemed nervous at first, but had no troubles reading his personalized vow to June. They had a sand ceremony where each of them poured a glass full of colored sand into a larger container. June's father serenaded the couple by singing the Hawaiian Wedding Song by Elvis Presley. It turns out that June's father has really powerful friends.|
|The wedding was held at the Marriott Waikiki in the courtyard. It is always fun working with Mark Nomura of Mark Nomura Photography. During the reception, Tyler's best man was talking about how Tyler was deathly afraid of roaches. We also got to work with Tony So of TheDJ. He was very cool and even provided us with a blank DVD when we needed it.|
I was going through some our old footage and came across this. A few years back we were asked to shoot a fashion show of the Brooke Burke swimwear line hosted by 21 Magazine. Helen Berger (former Mrs. Hawaii) was the host for our show.
|Kevin and Lynne had their wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki. Kevin and Lynne met while working together at the Honolulu Zoo. Kevin and Lynne had a releasing of butterflies ceremony where they each released a box of butterflies. Although it was very cool, it was sad that some of the butterflies just fell to the ground. Garrett Nose was the photographer for this event.|