If a beautiful Australian couple throwing a destination wedding in Hawaii isn’t a recipe for success, we don’t know what is! Candaice and Dan hired a team of expert professionals to create the day of their dreams at Turtle Bay Resort, and every inch from the voluminous blooms by Passion Roots to the effortlessly romantic reception styling by GG Inspired was exactly as the couple envisioned. After a waterfront ceremony full of laughter and tears, Derek Wong Photography took the newlyweds out for a little photo shoot on the rocky shore where the couple’s bliss was palpable and the sunset was inexplicably lovely.
Candaice and Dan
Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Hawaii
Having our wedding in Turtle Bay lent itself to a beautiful backdrop, we are from Australia so all of our guests were from out of town. So when it came to styling the wedding we worked with the surrounds as much as possible by having the open air dance floor, lights in the trees and all the doors open to our reception.I love flowers, so I put most of my effort and styling budget into the flowers. I wanted all white linen and decor so that the bright corals and greens would really pop. The floral heart was my favourite styling piece on the day. My brother designed our thank you notes, menus and place settings so they were very special. Our place settings had everyone’s nicknames on the back to give them the extra personal touch, our guests really enjoyed that.
It’s very hard to pinpoint one moment, having your family and friends fly in from around the world to witness for you is overwhelming in itself. if I had to narrow it down, I would say walking down the isle with my Dad to Sam Smith’s Latch was a big moment, when I saw Dan’s face it was very hard to hold it together.
The Couple Recommends:
My florist Passion Roots and photographer Derek Wong were definitely stand out. They did an amazing job. Turtle Bay of course was amazing in helping with all my guests and requests for the big day. Everyone was in awe of how beautiful the location was.
The Wedding Team:
Congrats to Candaice and Dan on their Hawaiian destination wedding at Turtle Bay Resort! For more of Derek Wong Photography‘s exceptional Hawaiian wedding photography, check out Kaci and Adrian’s metallic wedding at St. Regis Princeville Resort.