ku’u lei: behind the scenes + giveaway!

I’ve always loved behind-the-scenes features. It lifts the veil on the magic that happens at styled shoots and shows some of the amazing creativity from the wedding pros involved. When Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots and I dreamed up this shoot in Hawaii – I really had no idea what […]

ku’u lei: colorful and tropical bridal session

With the Ku’u Lei inspiration shoot series we visited the city first, then the mountains, and so of course we had to round it out with a trip to one of Hawaii’s famed beaches. Despite the gray skies and rain, today’s tropical bridal session inspiration shoot (conceptualized and shot by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory […]

ku’u lei: island chic engagement inspiration

Highlighting Oahu’s beautiful and lush Ko’olau Mountain Range was a must for the second inspiration shoot in the Ku’u Lei series. Conceptualized and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, it’s a lightly stylized love session with two of my dear friends – Jose and Nick – modeling for it! […]

ku’u lei: vintage inspired wedding in hawaii

After almost a year in the making the Ku’u Lei (My Beloved) Shoots are finally here! Conceptualized, styled, and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, today’s wedding inspiration editorial melds Downton Abbey glamour with the Hawaiian Islands to create a flawless vintage tropics look. To bring our vision to […]

ku’u lei: a stylized shoot in hawaii

I am teaming up with Orchestrated Stylized Shoots for the tropical adventure of a lifetime and I’d like to invite you to come along! From February 1-3rd Orchestrated will be hosting its first ever three-day event nestled on the island of Oahu: Ku’u lei (My Beloved). Over the course of the three days there will be […]

vintage tropics

I’m loving the vintage 1920s topical vibe in this wedding inspiration board – it’s proof that Hawaii weddings don’t have to be your usual barefoot, sand between the toes type of deal. Combine glamorous elements like touches of gold with natural textures, tones, and island motifs for a stunning ‘Downton Abbey meets vintage island style’ […]