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Photo Shoot : Je t’aime in Paradise {french vintage in Hawaii}

When Karine of Seasons of Life Events emailed me this photo shoot I was in awe. It's absolutely breathtaking. I'll be featuring the shoot in two parts - first up is the overall shoot along with details from Karine on the shoot. Next up will be the detail photos that I just LOVE. Karine wrote that wedding professionals in Hawaii often encounter destination brides who think that they have to have a tropical themed wedding although they have a love for other designs and decor. Karine says it is they're passion to share with brides from all over the country that no matter the location of their wedding, they can bring in their own personal style and infuse it with their selected venue. Having a particular love for all things vintage, Karine and her team are delighted to be able to present a little bit of vintage french decor in a tropical setting . . . Hawaii.

As wedding professionals with a passion for design, Karine wants "couples planning a wedding in a destination location to imagine tropical décor combined with delightful options. Pull in New York chic, Mid-West charm, California glam, or, in this case, French vintage, and infuse it into a tropical backdrop".

Above: Fairytale canopy

This French vintage photo shoot took place at the beautiful Moli'i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu. The gardens overlook an an ancient Hawaiian fish pond and the tropical greenery provided a lush background for the theme. With muted shades of white, ivory, pink and yellow and the whimsy of feathers, French ambiance was combined with tropical paradise.

Above: Reception table with favors wrapped in textured paper and muslin bows, ribbon and feathers

Above: Reception table with a table number chart

Above Right: Sweetheart table with lace and rich bronze fabric.

Above: two layer fondant-covered red velvet wedding cake

Please check back later this morning as I'll be back to share more photos and lots of information about all the details that went into creating this amazing French vintage photo shoot.

Creative Wedding Vendors that helped this shoot come to life:
Styling and Floral - Shilhi Seibel of Passion Roots
Styling - Karine France-Matsumoto of Seasons of Life Events
Cake - Kristin Kato - A Cake Life
Photography - Ashley Smith - Taryn Reid Photography
Makeup/Hair - Corvette Dela Cruz
Model - Taryn Nakashima