Category Archives: Personal

A Kailua Wedding Day Haven: If you’re looking for the perfect intimate wedding venue on Oahu, Hawaii, this may be the haven you have been looking for!  I discovered that I only live a few minutes away from the incredible Male’ana Gardens venue in Kailua and had to come see it for myself.  As a…

Whеn it соmеѕ tо рlаnnіng thе dеѕtіnаtіоn wеddіng оf уоur drеаmѕ, there is no better place to come than to Hawaii!  I may be biased since I am now living here, but truly the weddings here are one of a kind. The island of Oahu has so many incredible resources and venues to help you plan…

Rae’s Hawaii Wedding Vendor SPOTLIGHT Anna Claire Calligraphy + Design When I first moved to the island (a month ago!) I was amazed by how many talented artists and wedding vendors there are in Hawaii.  I wanted to find a way to highlight some of the local talent here and came up with the idea…

LIFE IN HAWAII – my first month Aloha friends!  It’s been the most hectic month of my life (that I can think of right this second) and things are finally a bit calmer than when we first got here so I have a few moments to write about more of my time on Oahu.  This…

Well you may have seen by now but I’m officially living in Hawaii!  It’s hard to describe what our first week has been like.  I had never even visited before so it’s been quite a learning experience about the island itself. We first arrived to the airport at 3:30pm or 9:30pm where we left from….

Oh man I’m beginning this blog post already giddy that I get to look up wedding dresses for research!  Choosing your gown is one of the most fun parts of getting married because you’re allowed to look forever and spend way too much money on the perfect one.  The right dress can add a lot to…

photo by Ashley Simmons It’s been a few months since our announcement that my husband and I will be moving to the island of Oahu in Hawaii!  Since then I’ve had a lot of friends ask me if I’ve moved yet because no one knows where I currently am.  Trust me, the moment I step foot…

It is always so much fun to see which images place in the annual photography Shoot & Share Contest! This year there were 225,000 images submitted and 32,622,327 VOTES! One of my favorite things about this competition is that most of the photographers I know enter, and the whole community is excited to see where…

Lessons Learned: “Nothing is permanent” WOW, have I learned a lot about this truth in the past two years!  People are naturally resistant to change.  We know what is routine in our lives, and that seems better than the unknown.  It’s much easier to say that you just want things to stay as they are.  And…

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