Intimate, vibrant, unique yet classic with a touch of wild…

Through the creative process, we are always looking to distill our couple’s vision for their wedding day into something tangible.  Many times that process starts with an inspiration photo, a color palette, a texture or a theme.  Sometimes it is fun to shift the focus from the visual and begin with a quote, a sentiment or even descriptors.  The most wonderful part of our planning and design process is getting to know our couples and discovering the best way to communicate with them while translating their ideas into an amazing event.

For Kara and Sean’s wedding, we used key descriptors as a piece of our inspiration.  The best part?  We knew we had nailed the design when we realized that the words we chose did not simply describe the look and tone of the event…  Those descriptors captured the personality of our fantastic couple perfectly!

Intimate, vibrant, unique yet classic with a touch of wild…

Wedding Planning and Coordination:  Bliss in Bloom
Floral Design:  Bliss in Bloom
Photography:  Damion Hamilton Photography
Videography:  Love Spun Films
Rentals and Lighting:  Hawaii Island Events
Make-up:  Grace Make-up Artistry
Hair:  Shaloma Marks
Catering:  Angela Zink
Cake:  Momofuku

UPDATE: Published  on Borrowed and Blue:  http://www.borrowedandblue.com/hawaii/weddings/kara-sean

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Floral Highlights at Puakea Ranch

The gorgeous Bride in these photos took the time to write us a review on Yelp.com.  It is our distinct pleasure to connect with our Brides and make their visions come to life!  Each of these special ladies are the heart behind our work.

In her words:  “My experience with Annie (owner of Bliss in Bloom) was BEYOND exceptional. When you’re looking to plan a destination wedding it becomes clear really quickly how vital it is to have someone who is super on top of it and responsive. Annie is this and so much more. Annie did all of the florals for my wedding, including bridal party florals, table arrangements, tree garland, aisle florals, cake florals and my absolutely stunning floral crown (basically everything florals related). She also provided beautiful design pieces (glass votives, rustic wooden boxes, flower vessels) which really pulled the design aesthetic of my wedding together.

The professionalism my husband and I experienced in working with Annie was top notch, during our first in person consultation during my visit (I’m originally from the Big Island) she really listened to my vision, gave lovely recommendations on florals and design aspects. She really made me feel at ease and excited about how my special day would look.  This was helpful especially where nerves are high with all of the wedding planning shenanigans.

Side note, she has a boutique style office/work space tucked away in beautiful Holualoa town that is just to die for cute. She has designed it to be such a welcoming, fun and girly place to talk florals and wedding design! Not to mention she has a few select beautiful wedding dresses in case you’re in need of one!

Getting back on track here, the floral design proposal she put together was absolutely on point. I am not exaggerating when I say this, in explaining my vision with the sorts of flowers I loved and didn’t like, her proposals were 100% on par. She was quick to take feedback and make adjustment where needed, she also really worked with our budget, which was important. She can bring in florals from the mainland (i.e. CA I believe) that are not available on island.  This was also key to me as I love peonies and a few other florals that are not accessible on the Big Island. On the day of the wedding, she was onsite right on time (our wedding venue was far up north, Puakea Ranch). She arranged all of the florals and design pieces to a tee. My bouquet was stunning, it by far exceeded my expectations and was even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. All I wanted to do was take pictures of my bouquet! By far one of my most favorite memories, it was just so pretty.

As mentioned prior, Annie also made my floral crown.  Again, absolutely beautiful (she was so creative in using rosemary and these dainty little white flowers) which made me feel like a princess. My bridesmaids bouquets were perfect, groomsman boutonnieres were perfect, and she also made a little floral crown for my flower girl which was precious. Moving onto the tree garland, another big favorite of mine that she crafted. She put together a fairly large tree garland that wrapped beautifully around our ceremony tree (you have to see pics, it was gorgeous) which fit what I had envisioned perfectly. The table flowers were flawless including all of the flowers we loved and she picked just the perfect sized succulents for each of my plate settings. I would recommend Annie/ Bliss in Bloom to any bride to be who is looking to have a wedding in Hawaii/Big Island, she made our wedding day memorable and very special with her beautiful floral designs. She is truly talented, a lovely person and produces high quality work. We can’t thank you enough Annie!”

Photography:  Toby Hoogs Photography
Floral Design and Execution:  Bliss in Bloom
Coordination:  Vintage and Lace
Lighting and rentals:  Hawaii Island Events
Catering:  Bonita Lao Catering
Cake:  Food for Thought

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Happy Anniversary Mollie and Simon!

We can’t help thinking about these two lovebirds today.  One year ago, this fabulous and fun couple tied the knot at Lava Lava Beach Club.  With DJ Tiger leading the way, the festivities that followed their beautiful ceremony won’t soon be forgotten!  Wishing you both a lifetime of love, health and happiness together!!!

Floral Design:  Bliss in Bloom
Event Design, Planning and Coordination:  Bliss in Bloom
DJ: Tiger Jones Productions
Calligraphy:  Fine Lines Calligraphy
Photography:  Ruth Anne Photography

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True love – a Hawaiian Plantation Wedding

It is a true honor to be involved with a Bride as she creates her Wedding Day.  From the moment she says, ‘Yes’ to the Dress, all the way through the wedding design and planning process, and finally culminating in that amazing moment where she says, ‘I Do,’ to the Man of her dreams.  At Bliss in Bloom, we are fortunate many times, to have a hand in each of the elements that contribute to the details of such lovely moments.

We first met our Bride, Kea, at our little Boutique.  She came in with her, “Best Girls,” and they were fun and supportive as she went through her first fitting.  Judging by their reactions to Kea in the Watters Wtoo, “Olivia,” we knew she had found her Gown.  Kea was a joy and the gown she chose perfectly suited her personality.  She exemplifies true kindness, exquisite loveliness, a welcoming heart and a generous spirit.

It was fitting that she married her true love on Valentine’s Day surrounded by her nearest and dearest from all over, as well as her adoring and supportive family members.  The tone of the day was consistent with the couple’s fun-loving and truly genuine personalities.  It is always such a pleasure for us to be able to witness our Couple’s step into married life togeter, and we feel especially fortunate to have worked with Kea and Francis…words cannot express how much we have fallen in love with this sweet couple!

Event Design and Coordination: Bliss in Bloom
Floral Design: Bliss in Bloom
Bridal Boutique: Bliss in Bloom
Dress:  Watters Wtoo
Photography: ARIA Studios
Videography: ARIA Studios

See more of this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty:
www.stylemepretty.com/destination-weddings/2015/05/07/golden-hour-hawaiian-plantation-wedding/

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The Design is in the Details

Every Big Picture is comprised of a myriad of Details.  A bloom is made up of petals, a painting is made up of brushstrokes, a lifetime is made up of  moments.  At Bliss in Bloom, each of our Events contain countless personal details that make them unique.  We savor every single one.

The details of Kristin and Trevor’s wedding at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel were remarkable.  From the custom sourced, vintage silver as the cornerstone for our tablescape to the clever DIY Photo-booth props, complete with social-media hashtag directives.  From the lovely, sea-side lounge area to the chandeliers.  From the Peonies to the personalized favors.  From the Buddah Staircase wedding ceremony to the Scrabble Tiles in the Honeymoon Suite.  Each of these was a reflection of our Bride and Groom.

The ONE detail that shone the brightest at this particular Event?  The Couple.

Congratulations Kristin and Trevor…Cheers to a Lifetime of beautiful Details.

Event Design: Bliss in Bloom
Florals: Bliss in Bloom
Wedding Coordination: Bliss in Bloom
Rentals, Furniture and Lighting:  Hawaii Island Events

Thanks especially to Toby Hoogs Photography for expertly capturing the Details in your photos!

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Did you know…?

Brides aren’t the only ones who contact us to assist with  their special day!  We are a HUGE fan of the Grooms who desire to create the perfect day for the Woman that they love.  This Groom was that guy.  David wanted this event to be elegant, yet casual.  He and our gorgeous Bride, Tara wanted their guests to have a GREAT time while feeling completely relaxed.
Mission accomplished thanks to:

Paradise Gourmet Catering
Food For Thought Cupcakes
Big Island Tents
Julie Harmsen Photography
Fitts Studios (to see video footage of this wedding: http://www.fittsstudios.com/tara-and-david-kealakekua-bay-hawaii-wedding-videogaphy)

Event Design, Florals and Coordination by Bliss in Bloom

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August 11th, 2014|Bridal Bouquet, Bridal Gown, Kealakekua Bay, Orchids, Wedding|0 Comments

You have heard the phrase, “Destination Wedding…”

What about the phrase, “Destination Bridal Gown Shopping?”

At our most recent Ivy and Aster trunk show, we were thrilled to have Hollie from Canada, along with her parents who were visiting from New Zealand.  Because the family used to live on The Big Island in Kona, they each flew here as a meeting place to look for Hollie’s bridal gown…half way point!

Hollie was so lovely and sweet and she selected, ‘Then Came You’, from Ivy and Aster’s 2014 collection.  Hollie then customized the dress to make it the perfect gown.  We were excited to have been a small part of this beautiful Canadian Wedding!

Photos: Danaeali Photography
Bridal Gown: Ivy and Aster
Bliss in Bloom Bridal Boutique Hawaii

For more of Hollie and Marc’s beautiful wedding, check out the blog!  http://www.danaealiblog.com/Introducing-The-Vanderveersbliss in bloom hollie bradley 4 hollie bradly bliss in bloom

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August 5th, 2014|Bridal Gown, Ivy and Aster, Wedding|0 Comments