09 Nov Brenna + Kaipo | 10.19.19 | The Laylow Autograph Collection | Queen Emma Summer Palace | Bishop Museum
Brenna + Kaipo are a sweet couple who are absolutely positively in love with each other. Both of them are part of hula halau’s and are very in touch with Hawaiian heritage. We loved that they proudly incorporated influences from that in to their wedding day.
The big day began at the adorable Laylow Autograph Collection hotel which is known for their signature pastel colored tropical walls and modern decor. We had so much fun playing with it while we captured the details and made sure to incorporate it into lots of their shots. Brenna actually hand crafted all of the florals for her wedding day including the beautiful bouquet she and her bridesmaids held. She did an amazing job!
Kaipo was helped in to his classic black tuxedo by his groomsmen and he finished the look off with an ‘aha ‘ulu–a Hawaiian feather cape which represented the highest rank of chiefly ali’i class in ancient Hawaii. The cloaks were believed to provide spiritual protection to the chiefs. Brenna wore a stunning lace off-the-shoulder gown complimented beautifully by the three ring pikake crown in her hair. They looked incredible–truly like Hawaiian royalty!
Their ceremony awaited them at Queen Emma’s Summer Palace. Kind meaningful words were shared and they promised each other love and loyalty for the rest of their lives. They sealed their vows with a kiss and celebrated hand in hand lifting their hands in to the air!
Next it was time to make their way over to the Bishop Museum where their reception was being held. They had a huge party of approximately 400 guests so they had multiple tents set up to accommodate all of their loved ones. They entered to excited cheering and shared their first dance as husband and wife! Brenna surprised Kaipo with a solo hula which he watched intently. She then danced with her hula sisters and it was beautiful! Next it was his turn and he joined his halau to dance a strong hula kahiko number as his new wife watched. They enjoyed the rest of the evening with speeches, cake, and a fire knife dance to end it off!
We loved being a part of this ‘royal Hawaiian wedding’ and know Brenna + Kaipo will live such a happy life together!
Prep Venue: The Laylow Autograph Collection
Ceremony Venue: Queen Emma Summer Palace
Officiant: Pastor Keala Jeremiah
DJ + Band: Darren Benitez + Sistah Robie Kahakalau
Photobooth: Glamour Shots
Tent: Platinum Tents & Events
Appetizer Catering: Fresh Catch