The Blog of Fred + Kate

REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Sarah and Jon

November 24, 2014

The first thing we noticed about college sweetheart Sarah and Jonathan was their INCREDIBLE chemistry. Their faces GLOW when they look at each other, and its easy to see how they picked one another out in the UH campus gym (Sarah worked, Jon just worked out!)

8 years after they began dating, Jon and Sarah decided to tie the knot in a love-laughter-and-happily-ever-after filled celebration at the Halekulani Hotel. Check out the breath-taking photos by Kai-Photo and be prepared to fall in love!

Sarah chose the Jasmine-inspired gown from Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy-tale Bridal Collection. It was one of Jonathan’s faves when they were looking online one night, but he had no idea she got it! 

One of our fave details? Sarah and Jon both agreed to investing in a pair of“Cinderella shoes”...any wedding shoes, regardless of price tag! Jon chose Jordan Concord Lows and Sarah nabbed a coveted pair of Manolo Blahniks for her walk down the aisle.

Speaking of those coveted Manolos, don’t they pair perfectly with this Louis Vuitton? Now THAT’S a gift every bride would love!

Maid of Honor award of the year goes to Sarah’s BFF Tammy, who filmed Jon’s reaction to his gift for his bride to enjoy!

The gifts weren’t the part that made Sarah and Jonathan’s day (even though they were awesome!). Sarah told us, “There are so many memorable moments, it's difficult for me to choose one! If I have to pick, I would say taking pictures together before the ceremony. It was a nice moment for the two of us to talk and be together before everything happened.”

 The ceremony was a gorgeous affair in the Halekulani’s Garden Courtyard, featuring lush floral arrangements from My Florist

Ben & Maila offered ceremony music with a never-before-seen twist...Maila also acted as the officiant for the first time EVER!

Sarah and Jonathan celebrated in style with a fun-filled reception that reflected their joyful personalities.

But the best was saved for the last...minute! The MC, also a popular KHON2 anchor surprised his dear friends by compiling a surprise video filled with congrats and marriage advice from some of the grooms favorite athletes.

Absolutely. Speechless. Except when it came to advice for future pairs, of course. This is what Sarah and Jon had to say to any couples getting ready to tie the knot:

“Our advice for anyone planning a wedding is to get a wedding planner. I think that was the most helpful thing in this planning process. Not only does a wedding planner make the day of stress-free, but they help make the planning process so much easier. They are the experts and will think of things you never thought of. Whether it's an idea for your wedding or a detail you forgot about, the wedding planner will help you.”

Congratulations, Sarah and Jonathan! 

Watch their Same Day Edit by Video 21 Productions!  

Coordination: Fred+Kate Events
Photography: Kai-Photo
Videography: Video 21 Productions
Hair & Makeup: Flaunt Makeovers
Florist: My Florist
Entertainment: Ben & Maila