{Wedding Planning: Romance on the Sugar Mill}

July 22, 2009

We are so honored that Evonne Wong of Events by Evonne is sharing one of her favorite wedding stories with us today. Evonne especially wanted to share a wedding that took place in Hawaii that didn't have that typical Hawaiian beach look.

Let's see how this story unfolds.

Evonne writes, "Angela and Jeff both live on Oahu, but she has always wanted to get married at the Pua Le'a Estate on Maui. It used to be a sugar mill back in the 1800's and Angela loves the shabby chic look of the mill. While surfing the internet one day, she came across my blog about the mill. A few weeks later, she flew over and we both went to see the venue together. She was in love instantly, especially with the chandelier and the decor in the bridal room. When I first met Angela, she told me that her favorite store was Anthropologie. That gave me an idea of what her vision was for her big day".

Angela looked stunning in her La Sposa dress and her to-die-for Christian Louboutin shoes! Weren't they cool asks Evonne. Yes!

Angela's favorite color was bordeaux, so with the help of the talented team at Country Bouquets, we chose something that would complement that color - lavender, lilac roses, purple lisianthus, with some white hydrangeas and green hypericum berries.

No event is complete without beautiful linens. Together with Debbie Fisher, Owner of Pacific Event Group, Evonne and the bride selected the Stardust Crush fabric in bordeaux for the dining tables, pink taffeta for the cocktail highboys, and pink matte satin for the napkins.

To accomplish that look and feel, Evonne added a lavender sprig to each napkin with the menu cards. This is great advice - what a wonderful touch as guests take their seats.

Since Angela loved the chandeliers, that was her theme for her invitations and she also found the most perfect wedding favor online - personalized mint tin boxes with the pink chandelier design on them!

And to add more romantic lighting under the beautiful clear tent, Angela bought 6 dozens of ivory votive candles all hand-decorated with lace. Great idea!

One thing about wedding planning that we learned from Evonne's story is that it takes partnership and trust in order to get from the inspiration to the reality. Thanks, Evonne - great story!

Images by Tad Craig Photography


Couture Celebrations said...

Those shoes! What a beautiful wedding.

Gayle said...

Oh wow. Those shoes! I've never seen anything like them. I have a serious case of the green eyed shoe monster!

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