Los Angeles Destination Wedding Planner, Cortney Helaine Events, helped Tehani and Kyle plan their special day in Southern California. Being from Hawaii but living in Las Vegas, Tehani wanted to make things as smooth as possible while planning her wedding.
On top of being a destination wedding, Kyle and Tehani planned their wedding during the Coronavirus outbreak with added to all the complications. As their Los Angeles Destination Wedding Planner, we decided to help simplify things. We made sure we removed all of the extra stresses and only left what was important pieces. To Kyle and Tehani that was memories, having fun, and lots of dancing!
Tehani started her morning off, getting ready with her bridesmaids and family at a local hotel. After they popped champagne and put the finishing touches on her getting dressed. The gentlemen met Kyle for breakfast and laughed in the early morning and arrived for their photos later. Tehani wore a beautiful lace dress with cream-colored kitten heels and was a show stopper.
The couple decided to bypass the trendy notion of a first look, saving the first time to see each other when they walked down the aisle. Kyle even recalled starting to cry before he could see her. Their ceremony was held under 100-year-old oak trees. They stood in front of a cross that a family friend had build special just for the occasion.
After they sealed their marriage with rings and a kiss, they walked down the aisle to begin the celebration of their love. Family and friends were treated to the vineyard’s wine and played lawn games throughout cocktail hour.
As guests made their way into the dining area they were created with warm colors. Touches of champagne, cream, and burgundy, with touches of sunflowers, one of Tehani’s favorites.
The group dined on a Southern BBQ menu, including appetizers of fried Mac-and-cheese, chicken and waffles, and bacon-wrapped dates. Dinner was Barbecue chicken and a group favorite, brisket and BBQ sauce.
After dinner, Tehani performed a surprise Hula, a traditional native Hawaii dance for Kyle, to kick off the festivities. Kyle and Tehani continued the night with dancing and laughter with their closest family and friends before concluding the evening with a trip to the California “must-have” in-n-out!
Congratulations again, Tehani and Kyle, and as they say in Hawaiian, `A`ohe loa i ka hana a ke aloha (Distance is ignored by love).
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Photography by Chasing Light