The couple was attracted to the St. Regis Princeville when they saw a photo online of their beach site at Kamani Cove. It was stunning – an insane sunset with an awesome view, and unique floral arrangements. They were sure it would be out of their price range, but decided to call and inquire … just in case. Luckily, they learned it was within their budget, so they began working with their team to craft an event proposal. When asked what made Jami and Damien decide on a destination wedding in Hawaii here was their response. "There were a few reasons why we were interested in a destination wedding. The first was that we thought it would be fun! We also really liked the idea of working with a hotel that could take some of the pressure and planning off of our shoulders. Additionally, we were concerned about practicality: our families and friends are so spread out that wherever we decided to host our celebration, we were going to have more than half of our guests traveling. We live in Los Angeles, but Damien’s’ family is in Ohio and Southern California, and Jami’s family is based in Massachusetts. Plus we had people on our guest list based in New York City, Canada, San Francisco, and several other spread out states. Picking one neutral location for everyone to meet up at felt like a good idea.
We chose Hawaii because we both love Hawaii! Jami spent a summer at U Hawaii at Manoa, and Damien is on a competitive Outrigger canoe team. We love visiting there, the weather is great, and it felt like the right place to bring together all of the people we love."
What were some of the highlights of Jami and Damien's celebration? The ceremony at sunset. Another of the evening was the screening of a custom photo slideshow video that was edited by good friends at 12 Street. The 1000 Paper Cranes Photo Booth was also a big hit.
"We ordered flower leis and had them delivered on the day of the wedding to a few of our relatives who have trouble traveling could not make the trip all the way to Hawaii. We thought it was a nice way to let them know they were in our hearts on our special day. It seemed to be a really big hit and a nice surprise – its not every day your doorbell rings and you get lei’d by the mailman!
Photographer: Rachel Robertson Photography//Reception Venue: St. Regis Princeville//Bridal Gown by Claire Pettibone//Bride's Shoes by Jimmy Choo//Bridesmaids Gowns by Jenny Yoo///Groom's Suit by Zenga//Groomsmen's Ties by Sugar Chicago Neckwear///Flower Girls Dress by Janie and Jack///Ring Bearer's Suit by Nautica///Submitted via Two Bright Lights