For The Good Hawaii Design Director, Ruby, discusses the design process from concept to day-of execution of a wedding at Paliku Gardens.
What was the theme/design elements that we incorporated into the design?
Kyson and Robyn's wedding was a Day-Of Coordination and our design task was primarily to help the couple with the layout of their ceremony and reception. When I first met Kyson and Robyn, they already had a good idea of what they wanted and our team worked together with them in finalizing layout options. The couple's overall goal was for their guests to not only enjoy but also feel comfortable and relaxed at their wedding.
Why did you choose this layout and setup?
We were able to achieve Kyson and Robyn's goal with two sets of lounge furniture which included couches and coffee tables for guests to sit down and relax. The setup of this wedding was also unique in that the couple opted out of having a seating chart. With open seating and cocktail tables located throughout the reception, guests could easily mingle with each other and roam throughout the outdoor venue.
What were some factors that you had to take into account?
Lounge furniture is often an added bonus for a reception and like most weddings, this one had a budget. With a decision to have limited floral decorations, the ceremony was simple yet elegant with two maile lei garlands placed along the white aisle chairs. After the ceremony, the maile leis were then repurposed to decorate the stairs where the couple made their grand entrance into the reception. Instead of professional centerpieces, the couple also had their own arrangements which included short stem flowers with ceramic vases (made by the Father of the Bride) placed on top of tree stumps provided by For the Good Hawaii.
We had an amazing team of vendors who worked tirelessly to put together this beautiful wedding.
Wedding Planning & Event Design: For The Good Hawaii
Venue: Kualoa Ranch
MUA: Allison Hayashi
DJ/Emcee: DJ Neekz
Rentals: Accel Party Rentals
Florals: Watanabe Florals
Photographer: Eric Wehner Photography
Catering: Chef Elmer Island Cuisine; Mr. Tea (boba)