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Jason Title_key Konrad

Real Wedding Part 1
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An Austrian Affair

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We met on OK Cupid. Konrad says he sent me a message first, but I think I really did. He saw my profile picture with my yellow lab “Toby” and had to send me a message. Konrad was living in LA and I was living in San Diego. We had several phone dates before we met in person in La Jolla.

What about the proposal?

Konrad and I planned a trip to Santa Barbara to have breakfast with some friends that were visiting and to make a weekend out of it. We met them for breakfast at the Four Seasons and went for an afternoon hike like we usually do when we were in town. When we stopped for lunch at the top of the mountain, Konrad took off his backpack and got on one knee and proposed to me. At first I didn’t believe him, I may have interrupted a couple of times, and then thought this was just something humorous and spontaneous. Then he pulled out two “Happy Camper” enamel mugs a small bottle of champagne and I knew he was serious and had put some real thought into this. I said “Yes” and was speechless for a change. It didn’t hit me until our way down what had happened. Little did I know that this was the plan all along. He had asked my parents 2 weeks before when we went to visit them. He had also planned for a beautiful rose flower assortment, champagne and dinner back at the hotel. To say I was surprised is an understatement.

When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?

I feel like from the start. It was never difficult or complicated. From day one it has been easy, fun and full of love. We both have a sincere love of our family and friends and have an adventurous spirit that compliments one another. The love that both of our families and friends have for each of us makes us even happier.

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Kaeli'i Title_key Simon

Styled Shoot
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A Hawaiian Dream

We at Exclusive Island Weddings have always been supportive of the LGBT community.

Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to attend a workshop that gave us an up close and personal experience of a gay couple trying to plan their wedding. It really inspired us to want to feature more of the LGBT community in the media as well as in the wedding industry.

At the workshop the key note speaker led us through an icebreaker exercise that basically made everyone in the room tear up as we had never really thought of the struggles of the community in that manner. After gaining the knowledge that he shared with us, we left really wanting to do a shoot that celebrated the love of a real LGBT Couple. We then reached out to our amazing team, most of which are part of the LGBT community and the wheels started turning from there.

The one issue that we ran into that really shocked us even more was that we had a hard time finding venues that would allow us to do our shoot. It even further opened our eyes to the needs and struggles that LGBT couples faced when wanting to have their wedding on Maui and our goal was to find a venue that really supported the community the way that we did.

When we found the Steeple House in Kapalua, we were elated. Not only was the venue gorgeous but we were able to get 6 different wedding day aspects shot inside of the house itself. We ended the day with some beautiful shots and feel that we achieved our goal in really capturing the special love between our models Keali’i and Simon.

Keali’i and Simon met when they worked on a cruise line together. They hit it off carried on a long-distance relationship for quite some time. Simon eventually moved here to Maui and their celebrated their nuptials on May 14, 2015 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Something that we didn’t know until we met with them to plan this styled shoot, was that a storm hit on their special day. So not only were they helping us with our shoot, but we were also able to give them some amazing photos that they weren’t able to get back in 2015. This is really what our job as planner is about and made the shoot that much more meaningful for all that participated.

We couldn’t have done it without the amazing team that we worked with. We all volunteered our time, services and resources just because we all are passionate in our support of all love. Kojo Couture headed up the attire for the shoot and Ry-n Shimabuku did hair/makeup. Marie Jalayahay of Marylane Studios was our photographer with Marlo Antes handling videography. Noah Harder created our beautiful floral pieces and Mikala Designs made all of our calligraphy pieces for us. Hawaiian Style Event Rentals provided the gorgeous furniture pieces. Exclusive Island Weddings did all the styling and design of the shoot. We had so much fun doing this shoot and everything turned out amazing!!  We will continue to support this community and look forward to doing more styled shoots to feature all of the amazing people in the LGBT community.

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The Wedding Party

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A question came in last week about what to call a wedding party. It can get a little tricky if you're sticking to traditional wedding roles. These grooms-to-be aren't keen on calling their wedding party a "bridal party" because that doesn't make sense for them. So, what are these grooms to do?

Our suggestion is simple; make it your own! Your wedding day should feel unique, special, and completely your own. Calling them "Courtney's Crew" or "Ben's Brood" makes it fun and personal. If you are going for a more formal feel, calling the party "Honorary Attendants" or even just "The Wedding Party," keeps things neutral, but structured. You could also play with something like "Love Party Patrol" or "Love Party Posse." 

Ultimately, these are the people who want you to be happy and surrounded by love. They probably don't really care what you call them, as long as you are content with your wedding.

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