Stacey and Ryan

For our latest real wedding feature, we’re headed to Hawaii. Stacey and Ryan were married last October on Big Island in a beautiful tropical setting which worked just perfectly with our Cory invitation.

destination wedding in Hawaii

WEDDING DATE: October 2, 2009
LOCATION: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
PHOTOGRAPHER: Toby Hoogs Photography
FLOWERS BY: Flowers by Heidi
GOWN BY: Jim Hjelm – Ivory Silk Taffeta modified A-line bridal gown, strapless empire pleated bodice accented with crystal flower detail, pleated watteau back, chapel train
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent
GROOM’S ATTIRE BY: The Groom wore a Joseph Abboud suit and the groomsmen wore Tommy Bahama silk shirts and Banana Republic pants.

STATIONERY: Stacey and Ryan ordered a complete suite of stationery in the Cory design, including the save the dates, the invitation suite, thank you notes, menu cards, place cards and wedding programs.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: Because we were having a destination wedding, our save-the-dates were one of the very first design element decisions we made.  I wanted something that was simple and clean, but also elegant and sophisticated.  We were able to incorporate the starfish theme throughout the wedding.

destination wedding invitations

STACEY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: My favorite wedding detail was definitely the flowers.  I wanted flowers that represented Hawaii but that were still elegant and contemporary.  The table arrangements, bouquets, and especially my lei, was so wonderfully fragrant all night long.

STACEY’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Other than the wedding ceremony itself, my favorite moment was when we got to the reception and I saw that the reception decor and details had turned out even better than I imagined.  I could finally relax and enjoy everything!  Many thanks to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for providing first-class service, top-notch food and one of the most beautiful places on earth!  It was true paradise and Ryan and I feel so lucky we have such a special place to go back to.

Congrats to Stacey and Ryan – thanks for sharing your photos!

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All wedding photos © Toby Hoogs Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

  • Kate Miller

    February 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    The starfish garland is ADORABLE!

  • Cory Janz

    February 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    The starfish theme is absolute perfection as is the pictures. This photographer really captured the essence of it all.

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