Hawaii Beach Wedding

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.comWedding Experience

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!

NOTE: To view larger images, please click on pictures below.

Weddings at the Halekulani

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.

Round table set up with tall floral centerpiece


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

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

*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)

Romantic white wedding arch

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

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

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

Simple ceremony set up

Simple ceremony set up

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).

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. & Mrs. Vanessa & Rick Sakimoto. 5.26.12!!!

A Perfect Day was able to spend a beautiful day with Vanessa & Rick as they got ready at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, had their ceremony at Central Union Church and reception at the Oahu Country Club.

Vanessa's bouquet from Blooming Pot.

Fragrant & Beautiful Pikake lei & Calla Lily boutonniere

Duke's Limousine comes to transport the wedding party!

APD staff helping with the set up of the head tables at the Oahu Country Club while troubleshooting….LOVE the multitasking!!!

Dynamic Sounds setting up for the reception. We LOVE it when vendors are smiling even as they setup!!!

Mmmm, filet mignon from Oahu Country Club. DELICIOUS and O SO TENDER!!!!

Gorgeous Cake from Cake Works!

Thank you to our vendors for helping being a part of Vanessa and RIck’s Wedding day.

Professional Pictures from Eden in Love’s 2nd Birthday Party!!

Celebrating Eden in Love‘s 2nd Birthday was SUPER FUN! Here are some photos of the party! A BIG thank you to Fisheye Studio for taking such awesome pictures and capturing all the fun moments on video!

Eden in Love's birthday party is about to begin!

Tanna, the owner, busy arranging the merchandise before they open!!

Kelly helping with the balloons for the party!

Allison Izu representing petite women everywhere!

Mai Lazarus showcasing her handcrafted jewelry (Maimoda Jewelry)!!

The outside view

Tanna briefing her staff beforehand to make sure everything goes smoothly

Chevron-style birthday cake from Hot Cakes!!!! DELICIOUS!!

Tanna welcoming the customers

Everyone's getting SO EXCITED about the party!!!

Cute beverage station by Beaches & Backyards Catering!!

The DJ Tony So providing entertainment for everyone!!

All the goodies from Hot Cakes!!! YUMMM

Busy shoppers in the store!!!!

Cupcakes being enjoyed by Eden in Love customers

Tanna and the grand prize winner Misa!! Congratulations!!

Eden in Love's AMAZING staff!


The FABULOUS staff, vendors and volunteers!!! Thank you for your hard work!!

Thank you to the following vendors for making Eden in Love’s Second Birthday a smash!

CONGRATULATIONS Mr & Mrs Karen & Daniel Brewer 5.12.12!!!

Karen and Daniel are another amazing couple that A Perfect Day worked with for nearly a year! Congratulations again and best wishes to both of you as you embark a new journey together!

Here are some of the pictures that we would like to share with you all… Enjoy!

Here at the Halekulani, getting ready for Karen and Daniel's big day!!!

Naomi from Les Saisons hard at work

It was such a beautiful day at the Halekulani!

Congratulations to Karen and Daniel!! Making it official..

Ivory rose bouquet for the bridesmaids

Centerpieces from Michelle Maeda from Flower Girls…LOVE IT!

Karen and Daniel with Derek (our event manager). Thank you for letting A Perfect Day to be part of your special day!

A special thank you to Aria Studios for yet another great video!

Thank you to the following vendors for your skills and expertise in making this day SO PERFECT!!