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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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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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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Floral Highlights – Puakea Ranch Wedding

A Ranch Wedding in Hawaii is always a beautifully unique experience and this Puakea Ranch stunner was no exception.  We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Maui wedding coordinator, Opihi Love, for the first time on this event.  It is always a treat to collaborate with such a talented and lovely person!  We were able to contribute an eclectic mix of lanterns, votives and an assortment of terrariums to complete this incredible tablescape.

Floral Design:  Bliss in Bloom
Wedding Design and Coordination:  Opihi Love
Photography:  Brandon Chesbro Photography
Lighting and Rentals:  Hawaii Island Events

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Bliss in Bloom Floral Highlights: Part Deux

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” ~Indian Proverb

This Proverb is never more true than on a Wedding Day as the Bride and Groom say their vows in the presence of loved ones and surrounded by beauty.  The seeds that are planted will be tended and nurtured in the sunshine and throughout the storms of their marriage, producing the flowers of all of their tomorrows.

Photos by: Ruthann Photography

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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

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Flower Power = Bliss in Bloom + Floral Occasions

The dynamic duo comprised of Bliss in Bloom (Kailua-Kona, HI) and Floral Occasions (San Juan Capistrano, CA) worked their magic yet again at this classic Casino San Clemente Wedding.  We are always thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the ever talented Stacey Fitts at Floral Occasions and this Wedding was no exception!

The Event was made even more special because the Bride, Mikella, is my gorgeous niece!  Mikella and Joe chose the historic icon, Casino San Clemente for their wedding day.  The setting was timeless with lovely grounds, original wood ceilings and panoramic ocean views!  In keeping with their Venue, our Bride and Groom requested that their Florals be elegant, timeless and classic.  Bliss in Bloom and Floral Occasions collaborated to execute an incredible interpretation of the vision that Mikella and Joe shared for their wedding day!  We had a blast creating the DIY centerpieces and kept the Bouquets clean and simple while using French Lavender for a pop of color.

Hawaii Brides:
Don’t miss the opportunity to work with this Flower Power(house) when they team up again in July/August of 2015 on the Big Island!!

Design and Florals: Bliss in Bloom and Floral Occasions
Photography:  Josh Elliot Photography

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Steph and Eric – Anna Ranch & Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

We loved being a part of this sweet Anna Ranch Wedding!  Stephanie, the Bride, had a lot of great design and detail ideas and needed help bringing it all together.  

Bliss in Bloom custom made Pinwheels to line the aisle, sourced some antique umbrellas, handmade a rag tie and added some bubble balls with succulents to the Arbor.  The adorable Flower Girl carried one of our favorite touches, a Bliss in Bloom handcrafted baker’s twine basket.  It was fun to add games for the guests to enjoy during the cocktail hour!  

For the reception, we used lots of eclectic vases with a variety of soft and muted toned florals with pops of yellow.  The place card holders were Billy Balls with baker’s twine that held little flags with the names of each guest. All of the design details for this wedding made us swoon!  We wish our Bride and Groom many years of happiness! 

Event Design: Bliss in Bloom
Floral Design: Bliss in Bloom
Wedding Coordination: Bliss in Bloom
Photographer: James Rubio Photography

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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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