What could be better than celebrating the very special love of two people?! Celebrating it in Hawaii!! Danielle and Jeff decided to have their romantic wedding beachside at the gorgeous JW Marriott Ihilani Resort in Kapolei, Hawaii. The couple chose Hawaii because the bride’s family and extended family all own second homes and vacation there together as tradition, annually!
During their ceremony, Danielle and Jeffasked their guests to embrace an ancient Hawaiian tradition that recognizesthe ability to transfer energy from the body into the earth and waters of the incredible Hawaiian islands. To honor this, each guest was given a piece of seaglass to hold during the ceremony and asked to infuse it with their own positive energy and well wishes. These pieces of glass were placed in a vase and taken back with themto begiven a special place in their home; allowing for their guests’ positive thoughts, and the islands to remain with them. Their ceremony was lead by Danielle’s uncle as the Officiant and Dayton Watanabe provided live music!
Danielle and Jeff’s reception was held in the beautiful ballroom where Flowergirls Hawaiiprovided tropical floral arrangements perfect for their destination wedding! Their ceremony space was also decorated with 1,000 paper origami cranes which are traditionally given as a wedding gift by the father to wish 1,000 years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple! Wedding guests danced the night away to The DJ and enjoyed delicious cake from Cake Garden.
In lieu of wedding favors, Danielle and Jeff made donations to the Shane McCusker Foundation for Pediatric Cardiology. This organization, known as Shane’s Heart, was founded by their friends Dana and Mike McCusker following the loss of their infant son, Shane, to congenital heart disease.
The wedding was captured by L’Amour photography and Makaha Studios Videography – to see more photos visit our Facebook! Congratulations, Danielle and Jeff! We could not be more honored to be a part of your beautiful wedding day that truly captured the essence of your love story… past, present and future!
The day after the wedding, Danielle and Jeff did a trash the dress session at Turtle Bay and Banyan Trees that you can see here!
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We are proud to announce that Intertwined has won “The Knot Best of Weddings” and Wedding Wire’s “Bride’s Choice Award” for 2011 & 2012