Don’t you just love Hawaii? There is a major feeling of nostalgia that comes along with it, even for those of us going for our first visit. I guarantee that anyone that has been, now holds a little piece of it in their hearts. Of course I know a BIG part of Brit and Tim’s hearts hold a place for the Aloha State, seeing as how they became man and wife there, amongst the ocean waves and beneath the tall palm trees. We are SO excited to share the design work we did for their wedding today. Let me tell, you there is a lot! This is one of our favorite designs to date, and we certainly had a ton of fun creating it. We are also truly honored to have Brit and Tim’s wedding featured on one of our favorite wedding blogs, Wedding Chicks, today! Be sure to head over and check it out. For now, on to the design eye candy!
Brit and Tim wanted to do something a little different from your average Hawaii wedding. They both have a fun, quirky, vintage style and wanted to bring that into their wedding. We decided to draw inspiration from vintage hawaii kitsch. So lots of hula girls, tiki men, and vintage artwork were just the ticket! For their save the dates, they wanted to do a postcard of themselves hanging out on the beach, with a vintage flare, as an ode to there wedding location. So for their engagement session, which you can check out here, we packed a picnic and headed out to the beaches of Santa Cruz, to create the photo we used on their postcard save the dates.
Next up was the design for their invitations. The color palette for the wedding was lots of sea foam green, and muted shaded of bright pink, green, blue, and yellow. I always LOVE it when couples are not afraid of color!One of my favorite touches is the woodgrain belly band that holds the invitation suite together. These stripes were also an ongoing design element as you’ll see in some of their day-of paper goods. Love them as an envelope liner!I love the RSVP! We used a cool surfer dude and some playful wording.With any destination wedding, a map is a must-have. This one highlighted airport and hotel locations, fun things to do on the island, and of course, the wedding location at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu. At the rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding, Brit and Tim handed out these great tote bags with wedding info and more. We designed the bags and the brochure as well. Inside they were packed with lots of Hawaii goodies, water, and travel information.At the wedding itself, we designed all of the day-of paper goods. At cocktail hour, we had lots of little signs about all the yummy food, drinks, and snacks. I’ll take shave ice at a wedding any day!One of my favorite details during the reception were these fun flag escort cards. The backs of the flags had the guest’s name and table assignment. They made a fun prop during the day and a great favor to take home!We do design photo guestbooks using engagement photos, but this one we did a little differently. Designed in a square format, we used the stripe and circle motif along with all the fun colors of the wedding, to creat this one-of-a-kind keepsake for the couple.
For table name signs, again we used the flags. Each table was named after one of the Hawaiian islands and we also used the flags to display each island’s nickname.We designed the menus and food signage for the buffet.Of course they had matching beer!Finally, Brit really wanted Mr. and Mrs. signs for the chairs and their sweetheart table, so we used some vintage artwork of hula girls (for the Mrs.) and surfer guys (for the Mr.) and it could not have been more perfect!Be sure to check out Wedding Chicks and our post about their wedding for even MORE wedding loveliness. We’ve also posted some wonderful DIY tutorials about some wedding crafts we helped with such as the colorful bunting, ring pillow and Brit’s gorgeous starfish veil. Congratulations again to Brit and Tim!