Positively Mesmerizing Blush and Gold Kaua’i Destination Wedding at Hanalei Bay

July 16, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

Selena and Jacob’s Kaua’i destination wedding had so many sentimental details that will make your heart sing! From their seating chart being inspired by the places they had traveled, to ultimately exchanging vows where they became engaged, it was an extra special day planned by Opihi Love. In her Katie May Bridal wedding dress, Selena wore a dainty flower crown designed by Bella Bloom that tied her romantic bridal style together perfectly. These two celebrated their new status as husband and wife under the stars and by the beach where photographer Logan Cole and videographer Heart Visuals captured the dreamiest couple portraits of Selena and Jacob.

The Couple:

Selena and Jacob

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Kaua’i, Hawaii



Picking a location that was meaningful to us was the most important. We tossed around a lot of different locations – California, France, The Netherlands – we even considered a small lake town in Slovenia we fell in love with right after getting engaged! In the end, we picked Kauai because it held the most meaning and made sense for our family and friends.



Our first look was the most memorable moment of the day. We both are so happy we planned to have one prior to the ceremony – it took all our nerves away.

Since it was a destination wedding, we gave out favors the day before the wedding for the weekend. The bags included artisan-made beach towels, candles, and chocolate, put together with help from Jacob‘s sister who runs a non-profit company.

Processional – Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
Recessional – You and I – Ingrid Michaelson
First Dance – La Vie en Rose – Louis Armstrong

For all the places that we’ve traveled to together and that had meaning for us, we incorporated them into the wedding day. For instance – our seating cards were destinations, not numbers. Guests were seated at the Prague table, which was where Jacob and I first said ‘I love you’ to each other. Or the Amsterdam table, our favorite city and where we had moved abroad together the year before.



Our wedding colors were blush and gold. Since I tend to gravitate towards those colors the most in general, I just went with them. Lucky for me Jacob is colorblind and couldn’t care less…match made in heaven!

Since our wedding was outside and it’s quite hot in Kauai, I knew I wanted something backless. I fell in love with my dress from a photo on Pinterest, and when I arrived at the fitting I knew even before trying it on that I had to wear it. The lace is beautiful and subtle, and the fit was perfect. I knew Jacob would love it. 

Our favorite photo was one where we’re both facing out towards the river and mountains. It was taken right after the ceremony. It was such a calm moment for the two of us. Because of the recent flood in Kauai that spot is no longer there, so it feels even more special.

With both our photographer and videographer we felt so at ease. It’s easy for the day to fly by, and anytime we stepped away to take photos the rest of the world melted away for a bit.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Logan Cole
Event Planning – Melissa Padilla of Opihi Love
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Bella Bloom
Catering – Destination Events Hawaii
Cake – Kawaii Cupcake
Officiant – Myles Taylor
Videography – Heart Visuals
Stationery – Suite Paper Design Studio
Hair and Makeup Artist – Ry-N Shimabuku
Wedding Dress – Katie May Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Apparel – Bonobos
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – SN Queens
Rentals – Rio Event Design
Transportation – Kauai North Shore Limo
Favors – The Little Market


Congrats to Selena and Jacob on their new nuptials and a big thank you to Logan Cole for sharing their destination wedding with Junebug! For more tropical weddings that will give you heart eyes, take a look at this wedding at The Pearl Hotel that blends mid-century style with Hawaiian vibes.

And if you adore a good love story and travel as much as we do, you can follow along Selena and Jacob’s adventures where they travel full time (and Jacob even proposed during their travels – swoon)!


Email [email protected] to advertise on Junebug Weddings


  1. Colleen, great post indeed. Whatever your budget, Kauai is a great place for a wedding.

  2. Perfection! Getting married at Hanalei Bay is beautiful.

  3. Oh my goodness this is so dreamy!

  4. I simply adore the beautiful use of the map behind the invitations! Taking advantage of the outdoors with the tent is a definite plus. The photos are very well taken! Love this!

  5. These are definitely creative shots! I love how there are so many outdoors shots in Kauai. Simply splendid!

  6. A simply beautiful wedding day

Leave a Comment