This happy Hawaiian affair on our wedding blog today is bright, fun, and totally doable for the modern bride. We love what Missy Rich Photography put together with hits of neon and DIY elements. We’re seeing this color scheme around a lot, and we love it! The team shared all about their inspiration and how you too can achieve this look!
Cheerful colors, the beautiful Hawaiian outdoors, do-it-yourself projects, and a bit of fun were the inspiration behind our session. Coming from Hawaii, you would expect to see images filled with sand, waves, and palm trees; instead we chose to capture a different side of the island. The lace gown worn by our bride, Renee Young, was feminine yet casual to match our outdoor location. As a professional hair/make-up artist, she also mastered her own look beautifully! The groom, Josh, had pops of color in his wardrobe with the tie and suspenders. Their cute pup, Maile, donned a floral collar and bunting decorated leash.
Our lovely florist, Lynn Kim, created floral elements with the color theme in mind. She carefully pieced together a stunning bouquet, table centerpiece, and doggie boutonniere using tropical and traditional flowers. Cake Works, contributed to our concept with a gorgeous hand-painted cake and colorful macaroons. My husband and I were the concept designers and curated several different DIY components for the session.
Our goal was to create unique DIY projects that would capture today’s bride’s imagination and show that any bride can incorporate fun and colorful elements into their wedding day. Together, we handcrafted many of the wedding details including the hand-painted silverware, teacup favors potted with succulents, polka dot invitations and tags, painted keys, and the “yours/mine” frames. We also decked out the dessert table with the homemade sprinkle-coated donuts, playfully flagged drinking straws, lemonade, and the antique oil painting “sweetheart” sign. Lastly, we scoured the island thrift stores for enough vintage picture frames to build a colorful backdrop that included 20 frames, 16 paper buntings, and over 300 hand-cut tissue paper tassels. Overall, this session was so much fun to put together. Prepping for a DIY wedding is an easy and fun way for any engaged couple to grow closer together prior to their special day!