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  • Kai + JB | Lanikuhonua | Hawaii Wedding Photography

    Kai and JB planned their Lanikuhonua destination wedding from Virginia, and I was surprised to learn that their wedding was also their first time visiting Hawaii. They are two of the sweetest people and fit in so well here - I mean, her name is Kai! - I just assumed they had a long history with the islands.

    The fact that they planned their wedding sight unseen made everything more impressive, especially all of the beautiful details they incorporated into their day. Much credit goes to the L-4-Love team who coordinated and decorated everything perfectly. My favorites were all the French Bulldog details to represent Kai and JB's beloved pup Poey who couldn't make the trip but was definitely there in spirit. The escort cards, cake toppers, chair sign, and even Kai's socks for her reception Chuck Taylors were all Poey-themed. So adorable.

    My favorite part of the day was Kai's sister Ailah's speech that turned into a surprise song and dance performance with Ailah singing, their dad playing ukulele, and Kai's three nieces dancing hula to "Lava." Their mom used to say "I labba you" to them, so when they heard this song the similar sounding words reminded them of her. It was the most beautiful, heartwarming performance, and I doubt there was a dry eye in the crowd. I can't confirm because I had a difficult enough time trying to photograph it through my tears.

    Kai and JB, thank you for having us along on your supremely special day. Wishing you love and happy times forever and ever.

    Mahalo to these wonderful vendors! Coordination: L-4-Love | Venue: Lanikuhonua | Flowers: Sayuri Floral Design | Hair & Makeup: Face Art Beauty | Cake: A Cake Life | DJ/MC: Bliss DJs | Videography: Small Hour Films | Food: The Catering Connection | Rentals: Accel Party Rentals

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    This is the "Lava" song. I can't wait to see the video that Small Hour Films captured. <3