Tracy and Mike’s destination wedding is perfect in so many ways, from the stunning venue to the all white flowers to Jen Huang‘s beautiful photos of it all. The couple live in San Francisco, but chose to wed at the St. Regis Princeville on the island of Kauai – and I can tell you from personal experience, it’s one of the most gorgeous and romantic places you’ll ever go. Also, I think these photos prove that you don’t have to sacrifice style for the convenience of a hotel wedding…

Says the bride, Tracy, “We could not have imagined a more perfect day! It sprinkled earlier in the day as it does almost every day in Kauai, and we nervously checked the weather all morning. But as the ceremony started, the clouds magically parted and the sun came out.”

Says Tracy, “Mike loves dessert, especially if chocolate is involved. If it were up to him we would have had wedding cake before the first course. So for our favors, we found an Etsy vendor who would hand stamp antique silver dessert spoons with the first names of our guests. We attached to the spoons little tags that read, Life is short, eat dessert first! Our guests loved them!”

Signature cocktails were La Bonne Vie (gin, elderflower, fresh lemon juice, and mint) and a Bourbon Cooler.

Tracy shared some of the details of the day with us:

Why did you choose this for your wedding? We always knew we would someday get married on the beach, so when we got engaged we searched for the perfect beach location and struck gold with the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai. The week leading up to our wedding included everything from rope swings to late night beach parties with all our favorite people. We didn’t want the week to end! For the day of our wedding, we envisioned the night as intimate, warm, and incredibly special for all our guests. We wanted the room to be entirely candle lit and the flowers to be simple and classic white. In the end, everything seemed to fall into place effortlessly – we could not have been happier. It was the perfect end to a week of festivities!

Did you include any traditions in your wedding? My something old came from my mom. That day she gave me her diamond bracelet, and it was such sweet and unexpected surprise present right before the ceremony. My something blue came from one of my bridesmaids – a small French blue ribbon tucked into my dress. It was the same blue ribbon I had given her to wear on her wedding day less than a year before.

 

See even more beautiful photos of Tracy and Mike’s wedding over on Jen Huang’s blog!

Photography: Jen Huang / Venue: The St. Regis Resort in Princeville, Kauai / Bride’s dress: Vera Wang / Groom’s suit: Ermenegildo Zegna / Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew / Flowers: Martin Roberts Design / Ceremony music: Poipu Bay String Quartet / Reception music: Kustom Sounds Kauai / Rentals: La Tavola Linen, Martin Roberts Design
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  1. Jen

    Love this post!!! Thanks so much, lots of kisses :)

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  2. shannon

    Stunning! Absolute perfection!

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  3. Eileen (I Love Weddings)

    I agree a beach wedding can be stylish especially in such a romantic setting. I love the favors you gave your guests – a great idea.

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  4. Jen

    Beautiful! I LOVE the ‘life is short, eat dessert first!’ I love the spoon seating card too… very unique!

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  5. Sally @ ourdreamlives

    Oooh this wedding is stunning – amazing location. And really love the blue bridesmaid dresses!

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  6. lydia {ever ours}

    absolutely gorgeous photography!

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  7. Kirby {Colors of Honey}

    I love the soft color tones in their wedding. and her hair is beyond beautiful! xo Kirby

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  8. Karen Hill Photography

    Beautiful wedding, gorgeous photography!

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  9. Kelly Sauer

    Yummy, yummy… this one is… wow. I want to be there. Gorgeousness, Katherine!

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  10. Wedding Singer Los Angeles

    Such a lovely wedding! Gorgeous photography too!

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  11. Kate

    Hi Tracy, I love your photos!! Your wedding looks absolutely beautiful! We are getting married at the St Regis next April! So your photos have given me lots of inspiration :)

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  12. clair estelle

    This wedding is lovely, gorgeous sun shine! Love how the colours blend well with the trees and surrounds, lovely lavender dresses too!

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