Kipona Aloha – Deep Love

As you might have guessed, we are devoted to all things LOVE.  Our Bride, Lin-Ann, has captured the expressions of love from her wedding day in the passage below.

“The day of the wedding was magical, dream-like and very emotional. I felt like a mini celebrity and also so relaxed. Given that it was such an intimate event it was so amazing to be able to spend time talking, sharing, dancing with each and every one of our guests and our closest family. The ceremony was so moving!  From Keoni’s beautiful words and Hawaiian traditions to the very special presence of my best friend Linda reading a poem I wrote, to my mother’s touching and emotional words when she blessed our wedding rings. Ben was also extremely emotional at the sight of his daughter coming down the aisle as our flower girl–as his mind was set in fast-forward to years later when she would one day come down the aisle as a bride. What a very special day indeed that we were not only united as a couple, but finally felt complete as a family. 

The Big Island was a no-brainer for our destination wedding because I love the beach and ocean.  I had always dreamed of a beach or oceanside wedding and Ben was going to be teaching a field study course at Volcano National Park!  It was important to us to incorporate aspects of traditional Hawaiian culture into our special day because it is so aligned with the openness of heart and spirit that is at the center of our relationship. That is why there were Hawaiian phrases incorporated into all aspects of the event, including “E Komo Mai” welcome bags waiting in the hotel rooms for our guests who traveled from so far away, “I ho’okahi kahi ke aloha” on our invitations (Be one in love), “mahalo nui Loa” on our letterpress thank you cards, etc….and of course the phrase and title for our wedding event, “Kipona Aloha” truly captures the deep love that Ben and I have cultivated in our relationship.”

Wedding Design and Coordination:  Bliss in Bloom
Floral Design:  Bliss in Bloom
Rentals and Lighting:  Hawaii Island Events
Catering:  Paradise Gourmet
Cake:  Food for Thought
DJ: Tiger Jones Productions
Photography:  Ruthanne 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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Bliss in Bloom Floral Highlights

It’s no secret that we LOVE flowers.  Our creations add a unique beauty and personality to each and every event.  At Bliss in Bloom, the art of Floral Design is a true expression of love and joy.  We feel so fortunate to be able to share that love and joy through our work!

Special thanks to Ruthanne Photography for these fantastic images of our Flowers!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream = A Dream Come True

The design team at Bliss in Bloom is inspired by the Bard.  A wedding based on Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” was something that we had been hoping to do for several seasons.  This lovely NYC bride made our dream come true!  She handed us the theme and gave us free reign in the design department.

Bliss in Bloom created and installed an incredible Manzanita branch chandelier adorned with delicate bud vases, draping vine and hanging votives.  Our moss covered tablescape, complete with the romance of candlelight and an overflowing cornucopia of fruits and flowers, represented the abundance that is ever present in true love and life. The gorgeous setting at Anna Ranch Heritage Center was the perfect backdrop for an event full of rainbows, delicious food and a relaxed family atmosphere.

There were lawn games accompanied by beautiful music, dancing in the rain, food, drink and fairies hidden in the majestic trees on the Ranch.  Even Puck, “that merry wanderer of the night,” would have surely been wooed by this fantastic couple.  We wish them an eternity of love and happiness.

Floral Design:  Bliss in Bloom
Event Design:  Bliss in Bloom
Wedding Coordination:  Bliss in Bloom
Catering:  MonAmi Catering
Cupcakes:  Food for Thought
Music:  Keikilani Lindsey
Location:  Anna’s Ranch
Photography:  Karen Loudon Photography

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

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"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

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"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

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"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

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"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

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"Anna Ranch Wedding © Karen Loudon photography"

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W & K – July 17, 2014

The Fairmont Orchid was the perfect setting for our Wedding yesterday.  Floral Design by Bliss in Bloom.

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The beautiful bride and her lush bouquet under our blooming arbor.  Photo Credit: Fletch Photography

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Our Blooming Arbor saturated with Orchids.

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Custom Designed Petal Toss Cones

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The tablescape: Pink and GOLD

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Garden Rose and Eucalyptus Chair Garlands for the Bride and Groom