September 25, 2009

Lanikai Wedding: Nelson and Tricia

A sign that read "Toes in the sand is how we'd planned," greeted Nelson and Tricia's close family and friends on Lanikai Beach. The guests left their slippers by the sign and walked down to the water's edge to watch the couple exchange vows in a short, sweet ceremony officiated by Rev. Diana Warrington. The reception dinner was held at a Lanikai hillside residence. The beautiful and delicious cake was made by Cakeworks. Congratulations and best wishes to a lovely couple!

September 22, 2009

By the Sea Vacation Photography: Lanikai, Oahu

Three brothers and their lovely families enjoyed a summer vacation in Waikiki, Oahu. They requested family photos on a beautiful beach, so, we suggested Lanikai Beach. After the photo session, the kids enjoyed pizza from Bob's Pizzeria and shave ice from Island Snow. We hope to catch up with you on your next visit to Hawaii!

September 16, 2009

Destination Wedding on a Waikiki Catamaran

Dylan and Jessica chartered a catamaran for their wedding on the waters off Waikiki. Diamond Head, a Hawaiian sunset and the blue Pacific was the backdrop for their small destination wedding in Hawaii. This was the first time we had photographed a wedding on a boat and it was fun! Before the party started on the water, the couple wanted some photos on land. The sunset ceremony on the Kahala Kai was emotional and heartfelt. The groom had a ceramic wedding ring because of his work. The twenty some guests enjoyed heavy pupus (the summer rolls were yummy), champagne and delicious cupcakes made by the talented Vikki of Sunshine's Cake Creations. Congratulations and best wishes to Dylan and Jessica!
Catamaran: Kahala Kai
Catering: Panya
Hair/Makeup: Beauty by Tania
Officiant: Rev. Greg Christopherson

PS: We would also like to congratulate makeup artist Tania DeJesus on her recent marriage to a popular teacher at Punahou.

View more photos of this wedding on wedding coordinator Katie Castillo's website.

September 11, 2009

Outrigger Canoe Club Wedding, Waikiki

The Outrigger Canoe Club, a storied oceanfront private club in Waikiki, was the venue for Tom and Jane's sunset wedding. The ceremony, officiated by Rev. Yukio Hamada, was attended by about 80 of the couples' close friends and relatives. The buffet dinner, catered by the Club, was amazing. The couple enjoyed a breathtaking Hawaiian sunset during their first dance, bouquet and garter toss. Speaking of garter toss, the lucky guy who caught the garter was delighted to find money attached to it! Congratulations and best wishes to a very gracious couple. Thank you for letting us be part of your celebration.

September 4, 2009

Wedding Proposal and Engagement Photos on Oahu, Hawaii

This couple came to Hawaii from the Bay Area to attend her brother's wedding in Ko'olina. They wanted some photos taken to remember their time on Oahu. Although, they had planned to get married next year, he hadn't yet formally proposed or given her an engagement ring. What better place to do that than in Hawaii?! Part way into the photo session, he surprised her by proposing! Check out the cute hula girl ring box!

AinaKai Photography

Oahu, Hawaii, United States
Welcome to AinaKai Photography's Hawaii wedding blog! Wedding and lifestyle photographer Richard Wainscoat provides high quality images to discriminating clients at reasonable rates. Our wedding photography packages are customizable to fit your budget. Richard lives in Kailua, Oahu with his wife Shiyana, who is also a professional photographer and serves as a second photographer at weddings (see Oahu Wedding Photo). If you are planning a destination wedding on Oahu, Hawaii and would like recommendations for reputable local wedding vendors, we can help. We also shoot on-location Hawaii lifestyle portraits of individuals, couples, families and children. We can suggest beautiful locations for your family portraits or engagement session. Thank you for stopping by!
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