Hawaii, anyone? Sarah and Abe had a beautiful, breezy destination wedding on the island of Oahu, and their photos (courtesy JAC Photo) make me even more excited for our Hawaiian honeymoon (sorry – had to slip that in there; I’m so excited about it!). Also, you all know how much I love a clean green and white color palette. So why the destination wedding? “It was always a dream of ours to have a destination wedding,” says the bride. “It was a lot of work, but in the end it was well worth it. We had the most memorable day of our lives in a beautiful setting and we got to spend a week in Hawaii with 55 of our closest friends and family.”

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Custom Converse shoes (with the wedding date stitched on the heel) seem like perfect casual footwear for a beach wedding, don’t you think?

casual white groom’s shoes
casual white groom’s shoes

To make sure their guests were comfortable, Sarah and Abe provided flip flops and paper parasols for the beach ceremony. Also, it might be hard to believe based on these pictures, but it was raining until just an hour before the ceremony!

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hawaiian wedding lei

Tropical cocktails added a pop of color to the otherwise neutral palette.

hawaiian wedding lei
hawaiian wedding lei

The wedding was outfitted with plenty of DIY love. Says the bride, “When you can’t find exactly what you like, you just have to make it yourself!” Her close friend designed the invitations as a wedding gift, and Sarah was able to use the artwork for her other stationery. For their centerpieces, the couple bought wood boxes at Ikea and stained them darker to get the color they wanted (they were also able to sell them to their florist after the wedding – smart thinking!). Sarah’s mother made the burlap table runners.

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Don’t you want to hop on the next flight to Hawaii?

Photography: JAC Photography

Venue: Lanikuhonua Cultural Estate in Kapolei, Hawaii

Bride’s dress: Amsale

Groom’s suit / shoes: Geoffrey Beene / Converse

Stationery design: Jhomy Irrazaba

Flowers: SUV Expressions Hawaii

See lots more from Sarah and Abe’s beautiful destination wedding over at the JAC Photo blog!

13 comments posted +add a comment SEE MORE: Real Weddings, Some Favorites
  1. Hazel

    Hey! They got married on our anniversary! I love it!

    I miss Hawaii so much… You’ll have a wonderful honeymoon!!

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  2. Jennifer Butler

    You had me at the personalized Chucks.

    LOVE.

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  3. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride]

    Love those custom Cons!

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  4. Erica

    Sarah… and… and… Abraham? The Biblical allusion is not lost on this religion major. Lovely wedding!

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  5. lydia {ever ours}

    love how elegant it was and all the white too.

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  6. Rachel – theWeddingVine

    This wedding looks so elegant and fresh, stunning!

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  7. jamie

    thanks so much for featuring this wedding, we loved being part of it!
    jamie and chris

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  8. Holly Hatam

    one word…CUTE!

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  9. ellen

    Looks like the perfect wedding to me….and I have seen a few…smiles.

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  10. jonathan

    Those invitations look much too similar to these:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54565755/tree-initials-wedding-invitation

    I think the original designer should be credited.

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  11. Anna of green gable

    Looove JAC photography! They did my wedding, too!

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  12. Sara

    I absolutely love the white chandeliers. Can someone tell me where to find them?

    Thank you!
    Sara

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  13. Elsie May Wedding Invitations & Stationery

    Always thought I would get married on a beach, this looks lovely!

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