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PICTURE PERFECT... hair and makeup!

December 06, 2012

As a bride, you wanna look AH….MAZING, we get it! ENTER: Tania! Our gal pal, Tania from Beauty by Tania is offering all of our F+K brides a beautiful deal... Hair and makeup application that includes airbrush and traditional foundation plus individual lashes for (drum roll please)... $120!

WHO'S WHO :: Names and Faces You Gotta Know

December 05, 2012

Catering Sales Manager
He/she is the person who assists you at the venue you ultimately choose. "Catering Sales Manager" is often mixed with event coordinator and even more often, confused as a Wedding Coordinator. The title of Catering Sales Manager can vary from venue to venue. MAIN DUTIES: 1) Your Catering Sales Manager assists in securing the venue and the venue logistics for the wedding day (ex: set up and break down times, parking questions) 2) Assists you with the menu selection if your food is coming from your venue as well. SUPER IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Your Catering Sales Manager is NOT your Wedding Coordinator and most likely cannot help you troubleshoot things the day of your wedding such as not having a printed copy of your thank you speech, getting family members organized for photos. That's where we come in! 

Banquet Captain
Ready to take things even further? After the days, weeks and months of communicating with your Catering Sales Manager about your menu, start and end times and the price of it all… it's crucial to know that your Catering Sales Manager will most likely not be there the day of your wedding! DON’T WORRY!!! Everything is A-OK. Please welcome: Your BANQUET CAPTAIN. Your Banquet Captain's job is to carry out what was agreed upon in your Catering Contract/BEO (Banquet Event Order). The Banquet Captain and Catering Sales Manager work hand in hand to ensure a seamless event. They spend countless hours reviewing your needs, requests, concerns and all the details leading up to your big day. And guess what? Professional Wedding Coordinators get the ins and outs and behind the scenes BEOs to make sure all of your needs are met. Your Banquet Captain is your go to person for anything happening while the event is going on in regards to your site/location.

Photo Credit :: Dave Miyamoto & Co.

Wedding Designer
Your Wedding Designer is the creative expert who makes your vision (hello Pinterest boards!) become a reality. They have a knack for putting things together in a way that is guaranteed to deliver the WOW factor! Your Wedding Designer works with the following: linens for tables, chairs, napkins, walls etc… Chair type and shape, lighting for the entire room, from built in overheads to spotlights that pulsate to the music! 

Photo Credit :: Ambiance Photographic

Wedding Coordinator
Last, but not least, your Wedding Coordinator is the person that helps bring all the details together in an organized, stress-free manner and is your one stop, personal resource for all things wedding! Often times, couples hire a coordinator to help manage all aspects of the wedding and to ensure that things run smoothly that day, whether it be providing a printed copy of speeches at the podium, making sure you have money ready for the Chinese Lion Dance, or the instant stand in for unexpected things that may arise. Leave it to the coordinator to take care of any last minute details, there shouldn't be any running around in those fancy wedding heels!

Photo Credit :: Bianca Photography 

PLEASE MEET :: Bride Marisa and Groom Christopher

November 04, 2012

California couple, Marisa and Christopher left us SPEECHLESS with their over-the-top romantic and elegant decor. 
We were giddy with all the pretty little details... custom table prints, ceremony program fans, chiavari chairs and Manzanita trees. 
Cupcake favors, a candy bar, a wishing tree and wall-to-wall pipe and draping? No detail was left unturned. LOVE.
Marisa opted to keep things simple and classic... except when it came to her stunning, blinged-out wedding dress that was an absolute jaw dropper. 

Congrats Marisa and Christopher!

Check out their video by Crane Media and get ready to be, well, SMITTEN!

Fine Linens: Les Saisons - Fine Linen & Chair Covers TWC Approved!
Hair and Makeup: Naturally You TWC Approved!
Florist: Floral Inspirations TWC Approved!
Videographer: Crane Media TWC Approved!
Photographer: Visionari TWC Approved!
Chaircovers: Chaircover Express INC.
Venue: Halekulani Hotel TWC Approved!
Cake: Sweet As Sugar
Harpist: Harp Hawaii
Photo booth: Bambooth
Officiant: Pastor Sterling Lee
Entertainment: Dynamic Sounds TWC Approved!
Emcee: Gregg Hammer

Video Fun

October 12, 2012

Couples have been BUZZING about Fisheye Studio's talented photo and cinema team. And for good reason! Well, get ready to BUZZ even more... Fisheye Studio owner Joshua Fair, is giving all F+K brides a complimentary (READ: FREE!) slideshow (a $750 value) with the purchase of a Same Day Edit when booking their popular Fusion Package. Sweet! Check out their tear-jerking films below... and don't forget the popcorn!


October 03, 2012

F+K brides and grooms... you're in for a SWEET treat! Abi Langlas, owner of Cake Works, is offering a COMPLIMENTARY (Read: FREE!) consultation and a COMPLIMENTARY (Read: FREE) cake sampling for our lucky, ducky couples. How can you score this awesome treat? Simply flash a Cake Works flier that F+K has for their lucky couples when going for your tasting. Even sweeter? Abi's also taking an additional 10% OFF any in-store purchase made the day of your cake tasting. (Offer applies to pre-made items only and may not be used towards custom or wedding cake purchases, deposits or future pickup items.) Free sampling (A normal $20 value) plus 10% off all baked goods at Cake Works? Talk about having your cake and eating it, too!

PLEASE MEET :: Bride Lisa and Groom Kent

September 29, 2012

Lisa and Kent were a dynamic, fun loving couple that had a wedding to match! Day long surprises and life size Rhianna cuts outs? As you can imagine, guests had a BLAST.
To represent their sunny personalities, Lisa and Kent worked with Easley Designs to add splashes of color in their wedding. LOVE!
Check out those cakes! Fun, quirky and completely THEM. Lisa and Kent really wanted to go the extra mile to put a piece of their personalities into every aspect of their wedding.
This was one sweeeeet wedding! Guests were treated to a candy bar and lollipop escort cards. And did I mention their ICE CREAM bar?

Congrats to the new Mrs. and Mrs. Izuka!

Check out their video by ARIA Studios… and get ready to be, well, SMITTEN!

Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Tania TWC Approved!
Videographer: ARIA Studios TWC Approved!
Photographer: Eugene Kam Photography
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel TWC Approved!
Fine Linens: Les Saisons - Fine Linen & Chair Covers TWC Approved!
Emcee: Dynamic Sounds TWC Approved!
Cake: Cake Lava
Officiant: Alice Inoue  TWC Approved!
Entertainment: Ben & Maila TWC Approved!
Florist: Easley Designs