Now that we are back in our beachy little apartment, I have thrown myself into wedding planning. Full disclosure? I love everything about this. I love the tiny details that elevate each experience (envelope liners! local coconut water!), and I love dreaming about celebrating with our friends and families. Having lived all across the world as we do, our friends and families are likewise scattered, and I have to pinch myself every time that I think of all of my best friends being together in one place.
I am currently working on my invitation suite, but I figured that it might be better to share an overview of the day before I dive into the minutia of each romantic detail.
The highlights? We’re getting married this July, on a 2,700-acre coconut palm plantation turned equestrian facility. The ceremony and reception will all take place at the lodge on the grounds, and we took this a step further by booking the venue for several days so that our families can stay there together.
Contrary to all of the advice we received, we only actually ended up visiting one venue before making our decision. We didn’t want a typical Hawai‘i beach wedding, and my fiancé was dead-set against anything hotel or reception hall, so we were looking for something elegant, outdoors and tropical enough to pay tribute to our island home, without being too tropical. We are also both polo students (more on that later!), so the venue was such a perfect fit that we were anxious to secure it.
Our resulting wedding is going to be an elegant play on vintage Hawai‘i: tropical plantation-style with a touch of Mediterranean to pay tribute to my Greek ancestry. Our wedding colours are going to be sage green, ivory and gold, with the palest pink as an accent, and our wedding flowers are going to be the gorgeous local King Protea, eucalyptus, and heaps of other greenery.
Stayed tuned for many more posts like these. I have picked up a ton of tips and tricks I am excited to share with you! If there are any other writer brides out there, please say hello, and share a link to your blog so that I can follow along 🤗👰🏻