vintage bohemian, polo-inspired wedding in hawaii

Floral designer Debbie Hemingway (who designed my own wedding!) and Jeannemarie Photography teamed up with some wonderful wedding vendors for this vintage bohemian, polo-inspired wedding editorial shot against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains here in Hawaii.

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From Debbie Hemingway of Designs by Hemingway – “A year in the planning, we decided to set our shoot at the polo fields in Waimanalo. Located on the east side of Oahu, we found it to be the perfect backdrop for our inspiration shoot. With the majestic Ko’olau Mountains in the background and the hidden, un-touched charm of the polo field, it was the perfect spot for us to create our beauty!

I was inspired by the colors blush and ivory with accents of classic polo navy blue. Everything was styled around a few key vintage pieces I have in our vintage collection.”

Trio of naked cakes | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Rustic glam bride | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Blush champagne with lavender | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage wedding details | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage Mercedes getaway car | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Polo blue and ivory wedding invitation suite | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage Mercedes getaway car | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Pomegranate topped naked cake | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Polo-inspired wedding | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Blush champagne | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Boutonniere for the mother | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Anemone, peonies, pods, berries, and champagne rose bridal bouquet | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage lounge bridal portrait | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Polo-inspired wedding details | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Boutonnieres for rustic wedding | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Naked cake with rosemary | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/

More from Debbie – “A fun, rustic wine barrel was designed into a cocktail & champagne bar in a field of wildflowers. The Chantilly lace cocktails were garnished with a sprig of lavender. We also had a distressed, shabby chic buffet sideboard, which was the perfect way to showcase Cake Works’ three beautiful naked cakes!

Instead of using flowers I accented the cakes with exotic fruits: pomegranate, figs, raspberries, and sprigs of rosemary and basil.

My favorite circa 1870 vintage chaise lounge lay waiting on the polo field for our models to relax on. It made for beautiful wedding portrait poses.”

Floral centerpiece | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Wine casket bar setup | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Horse with rose and leafy garland | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Naked cake with exotic fruits | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Romantic sweetheart's table | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage china plates | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage silverware | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage bridal purse | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage spoon napkin ring | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/ Vintage polo field wedding | Designs by Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/07/vintage-bohemian-polo-inspired-wedding-hawaii/

“For the sweetheart’s table I styled it with circa 1909 Limoges and English china from 1934. The napkin rings were made out of vintage spoons that I lovingly designed with pieces from a silverware collection that my great-aunt passed down to me from my grandmother.

Honolulu’s Emi Ink designed the perfect classic polo style wedding invitation suite with navy blue, blush, and a hint of lace. Heather Saffery provided hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling for our gorgeous models. The bride wore Elizabeth Fillmore’s stunning Chantilly lace gown that we had flown in from Nearly Newlywed in New York.

As for the floral design, I designed the bridal bouquet with pretty white anemones, peonies, pods, berries, champagne roses and accented it with feathers and herbs to compliment the matching flowers on the sweetheart’s table.

The boutonnières had a rustic, organic look with succulents and herbs along with accent feathers, pods, berries, and twine.

The haku necklace was crafted with an olive branch and ivory roses. Our horse, Miss Aloha, proudly showed off a rustic lei of garden roses, olive branch leaves and other organic foliage!”

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Photography: Jeannemarie Photography // Florals, Vintage Event Décor, Linens, & Styling: Designs by Hemingway* // Hair, Makeup, & Wardrobe Styling: Heather Saffery // Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore’s Sophia Gown from Nearly Newlywed* // Cake: Cake Works // Vintage 1962 Mercedes: Bayer Estate // Invitation Suite: Emi Ink // Overlay Linen: Wildflower Linen // Venue: Polo Field in Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii.

* Burnett’s Boards Vendors

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Absolutely stunning! Love the cake, her bouquet, and those views!

  2. In LOVE with this shoot!

  3. This is all kinds of gorgeous! Love the trio of naked cakes!

  4. Melanie says:

    Absolutely brilliant shoot! I love that shot of the bride and groom by the car (the last one) and all of the lovely vintage details. Also, that cake is scrumptious and just lovely!

  5. Love the preppy style, and all those gorgeous details!

  6. that cake is divine!

  7. I love the mix of preppy and tropical. Those cakes look so lovely…and so tasty.

  8. Cari Gonzalez says:

    That model is Stunning! Who is she??? Gorgeous Shoot!!

  9. That cake is beyond pretty and I am loving the juxtaposition of styles – it’s as if these 3 styles belonged together from the get-go!

  10. The boutonnières are awesome!

  11. Absolutely breathtaking, love the cake and that car, so chic!

  12. The shoot is very dreamy! And the boutonnieres and cake are just perfect.

  13. The Photography angles and the capturing of all the different expressions is amazing! Love the Cakes too

  14. Absolutely beautiful. Boutonnieres are so gorgeous. I love the naked cake decorated with figs and pomegranate. What a cool idea!

  15. Love the perfect combination of Vintage, Romantic and Rustic. Stunning location and amazing setup decor by Debbie!

  16. Breathtakingly beautiful!

  17. Beautiful.

  18. Carrie Nicol says:

    Absolutely stunning! Every detail was beautifully done.

  19. Beautiful – I’m such a fan of anything Debbie does – transformative! I love the effortless feeling mixed with the romance and pure glamour of it all. Great job done by everyone – Abi the cake was outstanding!

  20. Your bride truly captures the definition of an “Ethereal Beauty!! She’s so lovely! What a stunning couple they make. The wedding bouquet is amazing….what a brilliant combination of flowers. I just really love the entire shoot! Great job everyone!

  21. Gretchen Naidenoff says:

    I didn’t want the pictures to end… Maybe you all should be in the movie making business. So much time effort and money had to of gone into this. I loved the natural whimsical boutonnieres and the Bridal Bouquet made from all delicate flowers was perfect. The simplicity of the cake and bar set up made me smile. Well done everyone.

  22. The entire shoot is extremely beautiful. A real ‘stunner’

  23. Jim Keating says:

    Well planned and beautifully executed shoot. Great attention to detail makes it look so classy and simple. Congratulations Debbie and Jeannemarie! It looks like a spread from Vanity Fair.