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Danni + Jordan | Hawaiian Destination Wedding | Part 1/2

In August of 2016, we had the pleasure of capturing our real, first destination wedding in Hawaii. This is part 1 of 2 - the next blog post will feature their California Desert Reception!

First off, we would like to give a huge shoutout to Jordan + Danni and ALL of their family and friends who served us so graciously and kindly and allowed us to experience this amazing day.

Jake and I had strong desires to go back to Hawaii (where we celebrated our one year anniversary) but didn't think it would work out this last year. That's when Danni messaged me and told me their original wedding venue (by our homes in CA) wasn't going to work out anymore and they had plans of finding one in Hawaii. WHAT?! I was trying not to get my hopes up in case it didn't happen. But it did. They found the most incredible venue - The Secret Island in Kualoa Ranch, Kaneohe, HI.

Enough of me talking, check out some pictures of their amazing destination shore-side ceremony, and don't forget to check out the next blog featuring their beautiful backyard reception!

Also, Ricky Farris did their wedding video, which you can see here!

Hawaiian Vendors:
Venue: Kualoa Ranch / Secret Island | Kaneohe, (Oahu) HI
Florals: Plant Hawaii
Videography: Ricky Farris

Wedding Attire:
Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom's Attire: Michael Kors + Perry Ellis

James + Simòn | Castaic Wedding

What happens when you bring two strangers together to pose for what looks like the most important day of their lives?

James and Simòn (two complete strangers) readily agreed to be models for our very first mock-wedding shoot. It all started with the purchase of an unbelievably gorgeous $15 thrift store find. When I first bought it, I had no idea who would fit this dress (because of the particular measurements) but I had only one person in mind - Simòn.

As several months passed by, a photo contest emerged which inspired Jake to create some "Just the Groom" (one of the contest categories) shots. We promptly decided last-minute to pull together a wedding shoot in just a few days! We even bought three dresses for the shoot doubting that the thrift store dress would ever fit (which ended up fitting as if it were made for Simòn!!!). A huge shoutout to our wonderful models (James Manzo & Simòn Weber) and our extremely talented florist (Casey Miller from "The Red Letter Mill" - instagram: @theredlettermill)

So what does it look like when two complete strangers pose for what looks like the most important day of their lives? This is what it looks like.