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First Birthday Parties in Hawaii. Part II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last week I gave a brief overview of First Birthday Parties in Hawaii. We discussed why we celebrate, the venues, and got side tracked talking about the food involved. What to wear? Aloha casual wear is usually the staple unless you are going to some place fancy. I do enjoy themed parties because it makes…

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First Birthday Parties in Hawaii. Part I

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this post I will explain a little bit about how “Hawaii-ans” celebrate First Birthdays! Note: Why are you saying “Hawaii-ans?” I thought that the correct term was “Hawaiian’s” In Hawaii if you do not have Hawaiian blood then you can not say that you are “Hawaiian.” “Hawaii-ans” is a term that I use…

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Is travel insurance worth it? Part II

Continuation from “Is travel insurance worth it? Part I” I was losing hope. After spending the better part of my afternoon trying to figure out how to change my flight times I was exhausted! I spent some time calling back the travel insurance agency and waiting to speak to a representative. Finally, when I was able…

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Is travel insurance worth it? Part I

Being a photographer in Hawaii, I really love travel. It’s a good thing too! Most days I am on the road or on a plane traveling to my next destination, adventuring for those secret spots that are sure to get those “Ohhhs” and “Ahhhs.” It’s in my nature to have a particular type of wonderlust,…

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How to get married in Hawaii?

Imagine getting married on a beach and standing next to the most important person in your life.  Truly, there is no better place to say “I do,” than in paradise.  How do we get there?  The process is easier than you think! Requirements.  As part of the Marriage equality act, a couple of any gender…

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Walk through of the BIG day!

Getting Ready Bride’s hair: One hour. “This gives enough time to get it right and make any tweaks or changes from the trial run,” said hair stylist Kacee Geoffroy. Bride’s makeup: 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the makeup style the bride selects, according to makeup artist Erica of 10.11 Makeup. Bridesmaids’ hair: 30 minutes…

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Example Photography Timeline

Photography Timeline   Photographer Arrives 30 minute cushion time Getting Ready Photos 1 hour to 1 ½ hours Dress, Rings, and Adornments Groom & Groomsmen Get Ready Photos Bride & Bridesmaid Get Ready Photos “First Look” Photos 20 minutes Travel to Ceremony Site 30 minutes to 1 hour (15 minutes if on site) Ceremony Photos…

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How long is a normal wedding?

Average Wedding Timeline Breakdown   Getting Ready 1-2 hours Includes travel time to ceremony site. Ceremony 30 minutes to 1 hour Depending on the customs, complexity, and size of the wedding party. Post Ceremony Couple, Wedding Party, and Family Photos 1 to 2 hours Depending on the size of the wedding party and families. Reception…

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The Complete Wedding Planning Guide

10–12 Months To Go Work out your budget and establish your top priorities—where to save/where to splurge. Find Ideas. Start browsing our Real Weddings, Pinterest, bridal blogs and magazines to identify your wedding style and color palette. Oh, you’re already doing that? Yeah. Compile your preliminary guest list (you’ll need that guest count!). Choose your wedding party—who…

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