March 1, 2017 – Australian couple, Niki and Matt, ties the knot at the iconic Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore of Hawaii.
On the days leading up to their romantic Hawaii wedding, Niki and Matt were anxiously watching the weather forecast — nothing but rainy days and rainy nights. On the evening before their special day, it seemed the weather wasn’t going to budge for this beautiful couple from Australia. All we could do was pray for sun!
The wedding day arrived and part of the highway was closed due to flooding. Which part you might ask? You guessed it, the entrance to Turtle Bay Resort – our couple’s wedding venue.
As I was arriving at Turtle Bay, I could scarcely make out speckles of blue skies on the horizon (YAY!). Finally, I knew the weather would clear up, but the question was…when?
The grey skies weren’t enough to deter our bride from enjoying her day. We arrived at the Cabanas at Turtle Bay to see Niki and her Maid of Honor getting their makeup and hair done by their friend and makeup artist from Australia. Everyone was in good spirits, the whole room seemed to brighten up the day outside.
Our bride’s wedding dress was simple yet elegant—laced with flower petals and beads over the torso and shoulders. The lower part of her dress was a flowy, floor-length satin with a delicate train. The bride and Matron of Honor’s floral bouquets were provided by Marie Blooms Floral. They were made of White Anemone, Ivory South American Roses, Champagne Spray Roses, White Garden Roses and White Hydrangea. Niki also attached a photo of her late grandmother on the bouquet.
The details weren’t lost on the groom either! Matt had a custom embroidered patch with his and Niki’s names, venue and wedding date sewn near the left inside pocket of his suit. His cuff links were made from Italian designer, Pinoti, and he accessorized with a Tissot watch.
Niki glowed from head to toe as soon as she stepped into her dress. Her sister helped with the final touches, and we took our last room portraits before heading down to the ceremony.
The couple decided to move the ceremony indoors to the Kuilima Pavilion to make the guests more comfortable. The rain wasn’t going to mess with this Hawaiian destination wedding!
Reverend Mike Nelson officiated the ceremony full of touching speeches, lots of tears and even more laughter. The storm had finally passed after the ceremony, and Mother Nature left us with some unique texture and color in the sky just in time for our bridal portraits off Kuilima Point.
Malia from The Wedding Linen Company and Kristin from Marie Blooms Florals transformed the reception area into an absolute dream for our couple. The reception kicked off with speeches from the friends and family of our bride and groom. Guests danced the night away with live music provided by The Piranha Boys and may I say, they were awesome! The couple even surprised guests with a special Tahitian fire knife dance performance by Akahi Productions.
Torrential rain, closed highways and last minute changes were no match for Nikki and Matt. After 5 days of nonstop rain in Hawaii, the skies opened and our beautiful Australian couple could soak up the TRUE beauty of Hawaii for their perfect day.
A big thank you to their awesome vendors!
Turtle Bay Resort – Venue: Getting ready, ceremony and reception.
Savvy Weddings – Wedding coordinator.
Bright Sky Weddings – Videographer.
The Wedding Linen Company – Decor.
Marie Blooms Floral – Florist.
Status Entertainment – Sound system.
Piranha Boys – Live music.
Forever In Love Memories – Photography.