Cara and her bridesmaids had their make-up done and hair styled in the morning. Dressed in comfortable pink floral robes, they reminisced on all the good times while enjoying Ruinart Rose & Dom Perignon Vintage 2006. The special occasion also called for caviar - this Black River Caviar was truly spectacular and made the morning even more classy! After changing into her wedding dress and accessorizing with all the glittery details, it was time for the First Look.
Cara and EJ looked stunning and they were all smiles! The bridesmaids wore a variety of long, flowy, blush pink dresses and their red ginger bouquets were so unique! The groomsmen looked very handsome in a white shirt, grey pants, and a Hawaiian lei made by dear friends Loke Watson and Rudy Notebo. Parents of the bride and groom also wore beautiful leis. Check out Cara's gorgeous cascading bouquet-the fabulous work of Kerri Barros!
All the details and decor were ready to go as guests started to arrive. Bamboo chairs were set up in an arc around the arch, facing the gorgeous landscape. Tropical flowers and palm leaves adorned the arch and Grammy-nominated guitarist Paul Togioka played soft music to everyone's enjoyment. It's time to walk down the aisle!
After a beautiful ceremony and heartfelt vows, Cara and EJ went to take more photos as guests enjoyed food, drinks, and good company. Contemporary Flavors Catering created amazing food displays and there was a wide variety of food stations to visit. The ahi tuna was made possible by their friend Ryan Koga who caught it only 2 days prior to the wedding!
The rest of the evening was fun and full of love! One of my favorite moments was when Cara and her father surprised everyone by dancing the Hukilau together! You could just feel the aloha spirit amongst all the family and friends throughout the whole wedding weekend. The large Aloha letters were rearranged to spell Mahalo as Cara and EJ showed their gratitude for guests coming from far away to celebrate with them. The wedding weekend was truly a labor of love and the newlyweds were so grateful to have such amazing friends and family to help out with their special day. It was a truly a memorable wedding weekend, congratulations EJ and Cara!
Photography: Sea Light Studios | Rentals: Kauai Tent & Party Rental | Catering: Contemporary Flavors Catering | Florist: Kerrilyn Barros | Officiant: Kelvin Ho of United on Kauai | Guitarist: Paul Togioka | DJ: Galmiche Entertainment | Cars: Bobby & Kerri Barros | Wooden Signs - Donna Murayama | Ahi tuna: Ryan Koga | Aloha/Mahalo Signs and Canoe: Cris Martin | Emcee: Kaleo Carvalho | Lahala: Ross Watson, Sunshine, Loke Watson, Rudy Notebo | Landscaping Design: Myron & Ena Emoto | Surfboard Guestbook and Koa Ring Bearer Box: Clement Esaki | Beauty: Mia Moriguchi and Kacie Kunioka-Volz | Wedding Planning and Coordination: Events by Sonya