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These planning threads have always been my favorite and I canâ€t believe itâ€s already my turn! I know everyone starts these off with this but I truly thank everyone on this board! You guys have given so much inspiration and made me think of things I wouldnâ€t have otherwise! I took A LOT of pictures...hope you enjoy!

 

Engagement Ring

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Wedding Bands

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Groomâ€s outfit

Cream Linen Suit:

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Banana Republic Embroidered Linen Shirt:

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OluKai Sandals: ‘Ohana

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Bridal Party outfits

The Man of Honor & Groomsmen will be wearing white linen shirts, khaki linen pants and kukui nut leis.

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I let my bridesmaid choose her dress and I canâ€t find the picture of it. Sorry!

 

More to come...

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Hereâ€s the ring bearerâ€s shirt & shorts:

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MOTBâ€s dress, jewelry, and shoes:

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My Dress!

This isnâ€t my exact dress but itâ€s pretty similar:

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When I bought the gown, no alterations:

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My Veil:

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Still more coming!

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My Shoes:

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Our ceremony is on grass so I bought SoleMates for my shoes just in case!

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Jewelry:

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Hair Flower:

My hair stylist has complimentary white orchids which I will probably use but I also bought this one at Kohlâ€s:

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My Clutch: (to match my shoes!)

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My Reception Dress:

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My Welcome Dinner Dress:

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Getting Ready Tee (from Michaelâ€s)

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ALOT more still coming..

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Hair & Makeup Inspiration Pics

Iâ€m getting my hair & makeup done at the Westin Spa.

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Colors

We originally had chosen blue and orange as our colors (as in our STDâ€s) but then changed them to blue, chocolate brown, and cream.

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Save the Dates

I designed these and had them printed at Office Max (I hadnâ€t heard of Vista Print yet!)

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Invitations

I bought everything from Cards and Pockets to make these. I bought the Metallic Tiffany Signature Pocketfolds, Bronze (Metallic) Cardstock, Cream Cardstock (for the inserts), and the Milk Chocolate European Flap Envelopes (5.25x7.25).

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My wrap-around label:

I made these in Word, printed them out on a full sheet label and then cut them out myself. I forgot to take a picture of them on the envelopes!

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Our Response back from the White House:

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Not done yet!

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Our Accommodations

We will be staying in an Ocean View room at the Westin Resort & Spa. We got a great deal for 8 nights and daily breakfast for two.

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Ceremony

Weâ€re getting married at Olowalu Plantation House. We just fell in love with the location.

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Our set up will be similar to this:

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Ceremony Music

Our wedding coordinatorâ€s husband, Jamie Lawrence, was highly recommended by many. Weâ€re excited!

Bridal Party Processional: A traditional Hawaiian song that we left to Jamieâ€s discretion

Bridal Processional: Maunaleo

Song after ring exchange: Kawai Lehua Aâ€ala Ka Honua

Recessional: Somewhere over the Rainbow (ukulele version)

 

Ring Bearer Shell:

Weâ€re going to fill it up with sand but this is what it looks like:

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Flowers

My Bouquet: Agapanthis, Pink Stargazer Lilies, Bird of Paradise, Red & Pink Ginger & Orchids

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My Lei (single lei of Tuberose flowers):

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Groomâ€s Maile Lei:

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Mothers†Leis (Purple Orchids):

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Fathers†Leis (Green Orchids)

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Not done yet..

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Orchid Aisle Runner:

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Palm Fans:

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Programs:

I bought some of the Metallic Tiffany cardstock from Cards & Pockets and the rest of the paper was left over from the invites. Weâ€ll put these on the palm fans on everyoneâ€s chairs.

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This was how I had it set up in the Word document (screenshots with names taken out):

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(I “borrowed†that quote under In Remembrance I believe from someone on this board…thank you)

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Reserved Seat Signs:

I designed these in Microsoft Word, printed them on the Cream Cardstock and used glue dots to adhere it to leftover Bronze metallic cardstock. Then I just slid the ribbon in between so it would still be adjustable. Very easy!

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Still more to come..

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Guest Book Table Décor:

Guest Book (Amazon)

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Guest Book Sign:

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We wanted to have pictures of us as kids and now, our parents†wedding and of the FIâ€s grandfather who passed away.

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Cake:

Weâ€re going to have a mini cake and champagne reception before the luau. Itâ€s a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting and whipped cream custard and lilikoi for the filling. Our cake will be like this but with tiffany blue ribbon instead of pink:

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Cake Topper (eBay):

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Cake Serving Set (Michaels):

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Cake Napkins:

We ordered these from here: Napkins: The Knot Shop

We ordered the Luncheon Napkins in Aqua, Chocolate Ink Color with Contemporary Script font

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Champagne Flutes:

Flutes on Marilyn's Keepsakes

Not a great picture but here they are!

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Old Lahaina Luau for our Reception:

After our ceremony, we wanted a stress-free and fun reception. I know this wouldnâ€t work for some people but the FI & I are just super casual and laid back so having a luau reception was perfect for us.

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OOT Bags:

We bought the guest bags from Oriental Trading:

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Bridesmaid bag (Target):

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Man of Honor/Groomsmen/Ring Bearer: We found these drawstring bags at the Adidas Outlet in our wedding colors!

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Parents†Bags:

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Most of the filler is going to come from local products in Maui. I also ordered stuff from Oriental Trading (Tropical Pocket Calendars, Hibiscus Chain Purse with Personalized Key Chain and Coconut Tree Pens)

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Hereâ€s a picture of the actual Hibiscus Chain Purse with our personalized Key Chain

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Gifts

Bridesmaid:

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Best Man: Flip Cam with Underwater case:

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Groomsman & Man of Honor: Ceremony shirts, Redskins Beach Towel & Sandals

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Ring Bearer: Heâ€s a big NJ Devils Hockey Fan so we got a customized sweatshirt from the NHL shop online.

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