Hawaii Beach Wedding

Congratulations to Krissy & John! 7.5.14 | Halekulani Hotel Garden Courtyard & 2nd Floor Ballroom

A Perfect Day was happy to spend the day assisting Krissy and John on their big day! Their beautiful ceremony and reception was held at the Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Halekulani Hotel's Ceremony Site


Halekulani Hotel’s Ceremony Site


Beautiful cake provided by Halekulani


Beautiful cake provided by Halekulani


View of the Reception dinner tables


View of the Reception dinner tables


The Bride & Groom with Kelly


The Bride & Groom with Kelly



John the Banquet Captain at Halekulani.



The Banquet Captain, John, at Halekulani.


Lion Dance!


Lion Dance!



James Ramos who photographed the wedding!



James Ramos who photographed the wedding!

Thank you to all the vendors that helped out on this great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Nick on graduating! 6.28.2014 – Lanikuhonua Hawaii

A Perfect Day was able to spend a fun filled evening celebrating Nick’s Graduation with his friends and family at Lanikuhonua in Kapolei, Hawaii. We were so grateful to have this returning client since APD previously helped to coordinate Nick’s parents wedding (Lei and Ryan)!


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Beautiful floral centerpieces by SU-V Expressions


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View of the beach thats only steps away from the Lanikuhonua Venue



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APD staff doing our “test” in the Flash Lab Photo Booth!



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Kelly (middle) with Nick’s parents Lei & Ryan



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Delicious Spicy Tuna over rice from Tanioka’s!


View of an outdoor tent provided by Accel Rentals


View of an outdoor tent


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Photo by: Julia Bach of Julia Bach Photography (juliabachphotography.com)


View of the outside tent lit up.


View of the outside tent lit up. Photo by: Julia Bach of Julia Bach Photography (juliabachphotography.com)


Inside of the tent.


A look inside of the tent and the live band. Photo by: Julia Bach of Julia Bach Photography (juliabachphotography.com)


Game Master Spaz in full swing!


Game Master Spaz in full swing! Photo by: Julia Bach of Julia Bach Photography (juliabachphotography.com)

Thanks to all the Vendors that helped make this a great day!

Weddings at the Halekulani Hotel | Hau Terrace, Ballroom, and Courtyard

Being awarded as one of the top hotels on Oahu, the Halekulani is always known for its beautiful setting, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine. It is A Perfect Day’s pleasure to work with the Halekulani as their staff are always so nice and easy to work with! Along with its beautiful setting, additional benefits and perks that the Halekulani offers are menu price guarantee six months in advance and FREE validated parking for banquet events!!

Now let’s take a tour to the Halekulani’s various wedding locations…

The Ballroom is located on the second floor of the Ewa Tower and is pillar-less and features elegant teakwood paneling. The Ballroom foyer includes a lanai that overlooks the beautiful Garden Courtyard. The maximum capacity of the Ballroom is 270 guests (27 round tables of 10 persons each) and the minimum food revenue requirement to book the site would be $12,000.00 for a dinner reception and $7500.00 for a lunch reception (excluding beverages, 10% service charge and tax).  ***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


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Round table setup with tall floral centerpieces





Spacious ballroom with round tables (Photo by David Murphey of David MurpheyPhotography)

 


Ballroom with linen draping and head table set up (linen & draping by Les Saisons & Vignette) - Florals by Floral Inspirations


Ballroom with linen draping and head table set up (linen & draping by Les Saisons & Vignette) – Florals by Floral Inspirations

*Available in two smaller sections EXCEPT on Saturdays, when only the entire Ballroom is available.*

If selecting The Ballroom as the reception location, the ceremony would then be at the Garden Courtyard. The Garden Courtyard is a beautiful and lush garden located in the heart of the hotel and framed by tall palm trees. The ceremony location will be complimentary if purchasing Halekulani’s reception package that reaches a food revenue minimum of $6000 (plus 10% service charge and tax). If you wish to hold a ceremony only, the applicable ceremony site fee would be $1,500.00++ (includes setup of a white lattice gazebo or wooden trellis, up to 50 chairs, and 6 stanchion poles). However, as the courtyard is open to public, unfortunately there can be no amplified entertainment in the area.

***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


What a wonderful site for wedding ceremonies! (Photo by Visionari)


What a wonderful site for wedding ceremonies! (Photo by Visionari)


Romantic white wedding arch


Romantic white wedding arch

 


Simple wedding ceremony set up (Photo by David Murphey of David Murphey Photography)


Simple wedding ceremony set up (Photo by David Murphey of David Murphey Photography)

The Hau Terrace is another perfect location for weddings. The Hau Terrace is a lovely room surrounded by French glass doors that open up to a spacious lanai. It has breathtaking views overlooking Diamond Head, the Pacific Ocean and the hotel’s pool. The maximum capacity of this room is 120 guests (12 round tables of 10 persons each), and the minimum requirement is a food revenue of over $6,000.00++. No amplified entertainment is permitted in the Hau Terrace.

***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


U-shaped table set up in the Hau Terrace for a small intimate affair


U-shaped table set up in the Hau Terrace for a small intimate affair


Wedding ceremony in the Hau Terrace (Photo by ECLAT Photography)


Wedding ceremony in the Hau Terrace (Photo by ECLAT Photography)

If selecting the Hau Terrace as the reception location, the wedding ceremony would then be at the lanai area adjacent to the room. Again, the use of lanai will be complimentary if purchasing Halekulani’s reception package that reaches a food revenue minimum of $6000++. If you wish to hold a ceremony only, the applicable ceremony site fee would be $1,500.00++.

***Please keep in mind that minimums and information are subject to change.


Hau Terrace Lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean


Hau Terrace Lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean with 4-Post Brown Arbor (ceremony option)


Simple ceremony set up


Simple ceremony set up


Cozy lounge chairs out on the lanai


Cozy lounge chairs out on the lanai

The Halekulani’s banquet menu offers a wide selection of menu choices from full course meals to buffets.  See below for Halekulani’s banquet menu. If food revenue minimums are not met, the difference will be charged as a room rental fee. The menu is subject to change, but the prices are guaranteed six months in advance.To hold a ceremony at Halekulani, it is required for the couple to either stay at the hotel and/or hold the reception here. For couples who would like to have their ceremony (only) at the Halekulani (without a reception or without staying at the Halekulani), they may inquire to do so and 1 month prior to the wedding date (no earlier).

Click HERE to see a list of Halekulani’s reception packages and amenities.

Click HERE to see Halekulani’s LUNCH menu.

Click HERE to see their DINNER menu.

Click HERE to see their HOR D’OEUVRES menu.

*Banquet menus and pricing are subject to change.*

For more information, please visit Halekulani’s website or contact their Catering Sales Manager Loren Petrowski at (808) 923-2311 or at loren.petrowski@halekulani.com or Director of Catering Joel Nishimoto at joel.nishimoto@halekulani.com.

Here are two videos of some past weddings we did at the beautiful Halekulani! (Credits to Studio Red and Crane Media Productions).

Weddings at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki | Na Lea Terrace, Makai, Moloko, and Mauka Ballrooms

Conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki is known as one of Hawaii’s most magnificent hotel with an open atrium lobby and cascading waterfalls. A Perfect Day LOVES coordinating weddings at the Hyatt as their staff are always so nice and so easy to work with!

The Na Lea Terrace is linked by the Diamond Head Bridge and is located on the 3/F of the hotel. The private ocean-front Terrace is perfect for couples who prefer open-air ceremonies. The Hyatt has offered a variety of wedding ceremony packages which all include set up of an elegant white gazebo, white aisle runner and white chairs for guests as well as amplified sound system. Prices of the wedding packages start at $1200.00 (subject to Hawaii state tax). Site rental fees are included in the packages. Please click HERE to see a list of the Hyatt’s wedding ceremony packages.


STANDARD Outdoor setup at the Na Lea Terrace (Non-professional picture)


STANDARD Outdoor setup at the Na Lea Terrace (Non-professional picture) ***MISSING from picture: White carpet aisle runner



One of our all time favorites...the Ceremony (optional) amphitheater seating!  Photo Credit to Eugene Kam Photography



One of our all time favorites…the Ceremony (optional) amphitheater seating!  ***White Carpet Aisle Runner not shown*** ***Photo Credit to Eugene Kam Photography***

 


The white gazebo with green floral decorations


The white gazebo with green and white floral decorations

If you are dreaming of a classy and romantic wedding ceremony and reception, the Regency Ballroom is definitely the right pick for you! The elegant Ballroom is surrounded by French glass windows and accentuated by a grand crystal chandelier right above the central dance floor. The Ballroom is also very spacious and we highly recommend it if you plan to invite a large party of guests as it can seat up to 500 guests comfortably. There are no site rental charges for the Ballroom as long as the food and beverage minimum requirements are met. Please contact the Hyatt to determine what the minimum requirements are for your wedding date as prices vary. (See the end of the post for contact information)


Head table set up under the elegant chandelier (Photo by Ambiance Photographic)


Head table set up under the elegant chandelier (Photo by Ambiance Photographic)


Lovely pink reception tables! (Non-professional picture)


Lovely pink reception tables! (Non-professional picture)

 


Another feel of the Ballroom with linen draping and ambiance lighting (Photo by: Ambiance Photographic)


Another feel of the Ballroom with linen draping and ambiance lighting (Photo by: Ambiance Photographic)

The Hyatt offers a variety of banquet menu choices which range from buffet (brunch, lunch, or dinner) to plated meals (lunch or dinner). In addition, the Hyatt also provides special menus such as Hawaiian Luau Buffet, Japanese Buffet, and Chinese course menu. Please click HERE to see their menus (from eBrochure) and HERE for the corresponding prices of the menu.

Last but not least, one BIG “pro” of having your wedding at the Hyatt is to have the chance to take pictures in front of the beautiful waterfall in their open atrium lobby.


The well-known cascading waterfall of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki


The well-known cascading waterfall of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki


How romantic!


How romantic!

Here are two videos of our past weddings at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki!! THANK YOU Video 21 Productions for sharing the videos with us!

3 Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel by VIDEO 21 from A Perfect Day on Vimeo.

2 Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa by VIDEO 21 from A Perfect Day on Vimeo.

For more information, please refer to the Hyatt’s eBrochure which can be found HERE. If you have any other questions concerning the Hyatt’s services and wedding packages, please email to hnlrwedding@hyatt.com or contact their Catering Manager Michele Ganiko at michele.ganiko@hyatt.com

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa PRESENTS their Wedding Experience!

We are SOOO excited and can’t wait to attend the JW Marriott Ihilani’s Wedding Experience on Sunday, April 6th!!! If anyone is interested in possibly having your wedding at the Ihilani, this is a can’t miss opportunity! If you would like to attend this event, please feel free to let us know OR contact Kim Gallagher (Catering Sales Manager) directly at: kim.gallagher@marriott.com

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Lunch at Tanioka’s!

Last week, a couple of us at A Perfect Day had the privilege of visiting Tanioka’s restaurant in Waipahu, Hawaii and tasting their delicious foods! Jasmine & Justin Tanioka (general managers) and Lauren Miyashiro (catering manager) welcomed us with golden brown lumpia, soft and sweet inari sushi, juicy fried shrimp, flavorful and crispy fried chicken, and their famous spicy ahi (photos below)! And that’s not all! To end our meal, Tanioka’s gave us a sweet and memorable treat: PINA COLADA SCONES! Topped with pineapple chunks and infused with coconut flavor, these scones were a perfect way to send us home very full and very happy.

In addition to their amazing food, Tanioka’s staff excelled in hospitality and service as well.  They were so nice, generous, and willing to help.  Tanioka’s offers a set of catering packages on their menu that includes both Oriental and Hawaiian food, with prices starting at under $15 a person.  In addition, they have a wedding menu that includes set-up, delivery, and wait service.  Plus, they even make gift bags for couples who want to welcome out-of-town guests with some Hawaiian treats! We have no doubt that our brides and grooms will have an easy and enjoyable time working with Tanioka’s for their wedding needs!

Please feel free to contact Lauren at sales@taniokas.com or visit their website at www.taniokas.com for more information.  Thank you again, Tanioka’s, for an amazing lunch and even better company!

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