Izabella + Brendan
(December 27, 2021 in Kaua’i, HI)
This blog post is about a couple's dream wedding in Hawaii. With a vision for a simple and beautiful ceremony that made use of the stunning scenery, the couple found the perfect venue in The Beach House in Kauai. With a small guest list of immediate family and close friends, the wedding was intimate and meaningful, with a Hawaiian ceremony by the water and traditional vows. The couple wrote their own vows to share with each other later that night. In this post, the bride shares her number one tip for future brides: to focus on themselves and their partner, as it is their wedding day, and not to worry about keeping everyone happy.
By our real bride, Izabella:
What was the vision for your wedding?
We got engaged on Thanksgiving of 2020, and were engaged for a little over a year, giving us time to plan. Our trip to Kauai was originally supposed to be just a family vacation, but my dream has always been to get married in Hawaii. We decided to do it and looked for the top rated venues and found The Beach House! My Pinterest board was very simple but beautiful. I wanted to use the scenery to my advantage. After all, why take away the beauty from Hawaii? It was a small wedding with only immediate family and a few family friends but we’re both introverts so it worked perfectly!
How did it go the day-of?
The Beach House planned and coordinated everything for me. I just told them what I wanted and they made it happen! I didn’t want to have to stress about anything. I don’t like being the center of attention and neither does my husband, so we invited only parents, siblings, his cousins and grandma, and a few close friends. The Hawaiian ceremony was beautiful and spiritual; we sipped from the freshly cracked coconut to symbolize our unity. The ceremony was right on the water too, which was beautiful. Since we wanted to keep things intimate, we stuck with traditional vows for the ceremony, then wrote our own and read them to each other that night before bed. Afterwards we had a small catered dinner in the house we rented.
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
My number one tip is to keep in mind that you can never keep everyone happy. That’s not the purpose. Focus on you and your future spouse. It’s YOUR wedding day, no one else’s. And yeah, you’ll probably stress about everything going perfect. But once you walk down the aisle and see your person, nothing else in the world matters but the two of you.
DRESS: FIONA BY LA PERLE
PHOTOGRAPHER: MAMI WYCKOFF PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: THE BEACH HOUSE
HAIR AND MAKEUP: THE ARTISTS CO.
FLORIST: KEALOHA FLOWERS
CATERING: WHITE GINGER CATERING