Island Style in Lanai


November 27, 2018
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Wendy Laurel

A dreamy destination wedding in Hawaii is a tried-and-true classic, so it takes a talented team of vendors to put a fresh spin on island style. For “Island Style in Lanai,” planner and designer Lorrie Betsill Nielson with Unveiled Hawaii strove to create an accessible take on tropical décor. “I wanted to create an approachable design that a couple considering Hawaii as their wedding space could actually relate to. I was specifically drawn to classic elements that still embodied the beauty of our islands in a sophisticated way.” In addition to a lovely color palette and island-friendly wedding style, our photo shoot team put together a ceremony and reception set-up worthy of the most discerning destination wedding couple.

1 & 4: The island of Lanai provided a dramatic backdrop for our bride and groom. She’s a vision in the “White Lexington Gown” by Jadore from White Runway with hair by 10.11 Makeup and makeup by Maui Makeup Artistry. Our groom’s boutonniere is by Mandy Grace Designs.

2 & 3: Our bridesmaids are visions in the “Elena” and “Kimberly” dresses by Joanna August. Their charming tropical bouquets are by Mandy Grace Designs.

5-7 & 9: This reception set-up itself is worth celebrating. The pastel-hued cake was created by Up Country Creations and the bountiful bouquets and table centerpiece were designed by Mandy Grace Designs. The table and chairs are courtesy of Inspiration Events Hawaii, the tabletop rentals are courtesy of Set Maui, the linens are from Napa Valley Linens and the stationery suite is by The Paper Perfectionist. Our bride is lovely in the “White Lexington Gown” by Jadore from White Runway and our bridesmaids are beautiful in the “Elena” and “Kimberly” dresses from Joanna August.

8 & 10: The Four Seasons Resort Lanai set the scene for these “I do’s.” Our bride is nuptial-ready in the “Fall from Lace” gown by Jules Bly and she’s framed by a floral ceremony arch and bouquet by Mandy Grace Designs. The chairs were rented from Inspiration Events Hawaii and the laser cut details are courtesy of Delovely Details. The overall ceremony planning and design were accomplished by Unveiled Hawaii.

11-13 & 15-17: Our talented vendors took inspiration from the island setting and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai to create a fresh and cohesive reception design. The floral centerpiece is by Mandy Grace Designs, the tabletop rentals are courtesy of Set Maui, the furniture was provided by Inspiration Events Hawaii and the stationery is designed by The Paper Perfectionist. The linens are courtesy of Napa Valley Linens, the laser cut decorations for the chairs are from  Delovely Details and the remaining custom details are by For Your Party.

14: Our bridesmaid takes a moment to herself in the “Elena” dress in “Summertime” by Joanna August. Her natural, but beautiful makeup is by Maui Makeup Artistry and her sweeping hairstyle is by 10.11 Makeup.

Vendors: Photographer: Wendy LaurelVenue: Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Production: Be Inspired PR, Planning/Design: Unveiled Hawaii, Floral Design: Mandy Grace Designs, Tabletop Rentals: Set Maui, Furniture Rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii, Stationery: The Paper Perfectionist, Custom Details: For Your Party, Linens: Napa Valley Linens, Cake: Up Country Creations, Laser Cut Details: Delovely Details, Custom Cocktails: Garnish Maui, Hair: 10.11 Makeup, Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry, Sequin Reception Gown: “White Lexington Gown” by Jadore from White Runway, Ceremony Gown: “Fall from Lace” by Jules Bly, Ceremony Gown Bridal Salon: Magnolia White, Veil: Erica Koesler, Bridesmaids Dresses: “Elena” in Summertime and “Kimberly” in Paradise City by Joanna August

This article first appeared in Destination I Do’s Spring/Summer 2018 issue. You can order a copy here.

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