Wedding Design: Rustic Elegance at Dillingham Ranch

Photo by Christie Pham Photography

Photo by Christie Pham Photography


For The Good Hawaii Design Director, Ruby, discusses the design process from concept to day-of execution of a Dillingham Ranch Wedding

What was the theme/design elements that we incorporated into the design?

The theme of Rumi and Chris' wedding was "rustic elegance." We portrayed this concept with the use of long farm tables and cathedral style lighting. A simple floral design of garlands and greenery along with white drapery also helped to complete the details of the wedding. Together all the chosen design elements nicely complemented the wedding site located at the Dillingham Ranch.

Style Guide created via Bride's wedding inspiration 

Style Guide created via Bride's wedding inspiration 

Why did you choose that layout and design?

With a 30' x 60' tent and table seating needed for only 50 guests, we had a lot of "room" to play around with the layout. Creating a sense of flow, guests could enjoy the different spaces that created the reception including a cocktail area with a bar and high cocktail tables, a buffet area with a donut table, and the dining area in the center with a vast amount of space in between for guests to mingle.

What were some factors that you had to take into account? 

Without a sweetheart table, a designated dance floor, or cake table, there wasn't a focal point for the reception. This worry quickly faded as we realized not having a focal point helped to further continue the theme of "elegance." With the large amount of open space around the tent, the couple was able to choose any location for their first dance. While I had imagined it being near the DJ, they brilliantly choose to have it on the patio after making their entrance from the Estate House. We also needed a way to identify the bride and groom's seats since the couple wanted to sit among their guests. This was beautifully achieved with drapery and a floral arrangement that matched the rest of the décor.  

Vendors:

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: Dillingham Ranch

MUA: REVEAL Hair & Makeup

DJ/Emcee: Spectrum Entertainment

Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals

Florals: Les Saisons

Photographer: Christie Pham Photography

Catering: Kahai Street Kitchen  

Transportation: Luxury Limo Hawaii