Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Hawaiian Bouquet flowers for a wedding at Kahala resort

I'm getting married at the Kahala resort on October 12, 2009. As part of my wedding package, a bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere are provided, but I find the florist who's providing that to be extremely expensive so I'm looking at having another florist for the other pieces we need. I've included a list of all the things we would like, so if you could put together a quote on your estimated cost and send it back to me that would be great! If you have any ideas or photos you could send as well, that would be very helpful as I'm very confused about what I want.

Regarding types of flowers, we are using orange as our color so we would like to have flowers that coordinate. I really like plumeria so I think I'd like to have them. I also like lilies, though I am not a fan of their scent. I would prefer to stay away from roses. I also love orchids so that's another option. Maybe there's another flower that works well with plumeria?

We need 2 bridesmaid bouquets. I would like them to coordinate with my bouquet with hibiscus like this , so it may be easier to use the other florist for that, but I would still like to know what your prices are for bridesmaid bouquets. We would need 2 leis for the groomsmen (not sure what type) and we would also like 4 leis for our parents (again not sure what type).

We have stanchion poles at the Kahala and would like to have them connected with tulle similar with anthurium flowers like this linkto the photo I've attached. Adam also wants some sheer orange ribbon intertwined. Can you give me a cost estimate if we provide you with the material versus if we just let you take care of it? We would like to use the same material to decorate the gazebo and we would like some sort of gazebo flower arrangement as well. Nothing large and extravagant, just something to add a bit of color. I think we could probably just afford to have one at the center, unless you could just make it smaller and have side pieces as well.

We were thinking of doing our own centerpieces, but if you can do them for a similar price then we would prefer to do that so we don't have to worry about transport (we're coming from Canada). We were thinking of using square glass vases with clear marbles on the bottom and floating candles with some sort of flower submerged in the water (would plumeria work or maybe orchids?). We thought we would set up some orange tealight candles across the centre of the table with scattered flowers (Adam wants whole flowers not just petals). We would need you to provide us with flowers either way, but we can buy the rest for about 40 dollars (Canadian) per piece so we don't want to spend much more. It looks like we'll be using one long table rather than the round tables so I'm guessing that would require around 4 or maybe 5 centerpieces (maybe you have a better estimate?). We're using the Kahala O Ke Kai room.

We would also like some flower petals for our flower girl haku lei

So that's about all. If you have any photos you can send of bouquets or leis or gazebo arrangements that you think we might like I would really appreciate it. Also, our centerpieces are just an idea, so if you have something that you think might work better that might be cheaper then definitely let us know. We're happy to hear suggestions! The more visual you can be for us, the easier it is for us to make decisions, so you can send as many photos as you like!

Hopefully I didn't forget anything. Let me know what you can do! Looking forward to your reply!
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Thanks again,

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hawaii Wedding flower advise

Some advise to you by your local hawaii florist
Hawaii photo by www.lotustar.com
A Hawaiian princess holding a tropical bouquet of flowers

During your visit, look around the shop and inspect: look at the flower arrangements they have, are they fresh and striking? By your standards, does the shop look well organized?
These things reflect about what kind of florist he/she is. Normally, you won’t need to ask for photographs and of their previous work because they present it without your asking. See if the pictures shown in their portfolio are recent and if they are about comprehensive. However, don’t just rely on the photos they show you. Ask the florist questions his past working experience like how long he has been in the business and how many wedding events he has handled. Other important questions you should ask are:
· Do you have a design philosophy?
· Do you specialize on modern arrangements or traditional ones?
· What are the most successful ideas you have had in the past?
· What can you suggest for my wedding?
· What flowers are in season and less expensive?
· Do you deliver and set up the flowers at the wedding place?
· Does your service include rental supplies like vases, urns, potted plants and candelabras?
· Do you charge additional and hidden costs?
· What is the minimum deposit to reserve your service?
The general guideline in talking to a florist is about 6 to 8 months before your big day but this still depends on how long you have to plan your wedding. Once you have found the right one, it is ideal that you sign a contract with him 4 to 6 months ahead the wedding day.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oahu wedding bouquet price

Hawaii wedding bouquet for bride in Hawaii

Aloha !My fiance Becky and I are getting married on March 9th. She is having some issues locating a florist for her bouquet. She would like something similar to this but, with some sort of purple mixed in..
answer :what kind of purple flower are you looking ?

We would probably need things delivered to our hotel the morning of the wedding.Is this something you can provide for us ? If so please quote us a price.
sure we deliver to the hotels only in Waikiki though, the price would be around $225 with $25 delivery fee.
Hawaii wedding flowers

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hawaii wedding flowers

Pre wedding photos of Jewel & Jamie's wedding theme

Hawaii wedding of Jewel and Jamie

her bouquet made of Hawaiian baby candy orange with bubble gum pink roses, with Giant star gazer lilies and light pink peonies all wrapped with a organza fuschia ribbon.
Wedding date wasd 3:00pm December 29th/08
Wedding Hawaii Location: Private beach on Oahu
Colors: Baby light pink, yellow, orange, light green
flowers:star gazers roses /light green orchids, as well as other tropical flowers
Pink Fuschia / and orange or Pink ribbons on seats with pale lavendor orange /green Ceremony: Hawaiian wedding ceremony with pink and natural sand mixinghttp://www.alohaislandweddings.com/Jewel_Wedding_Oahu.htm

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Canada's flowers

Grass pink
The biological name is Calopogon tuberosus. This is found in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The flowering season is from mid June to August. The flowers are large and the range of colors found is from pink to rose-purple to magenta-crimson. These flowers are rarely white. The fragrance of these flowers is similar to roses. The dorsal sepal is narrow, oblong and acute. The lateral petals have often a tight constriction.
Fairy slipper
The biological name is Calypso bulbosa. This is located in Northwest Territories, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. The flowering season is May, June and July. The flowers are showy and solitary. The petals and sepals spread laterally. They are pinkish purple in color and rarely whitish.
Snow Orchid
The biological name is Cephalanthera austinae. It is found primarily in British Columbia. The flowering season is from June to August. This is found mainly in the dimly lit virgin coniferous forests. The petals and sepals of the flowers are not widely spread. The inside half portion of the constricted lip cannot be easily seen. The outer segment of the lip is in the shape of a heart but is blunt and broad.
Large Coralroot
The biological name is Corallorhiza maculata. This can be found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The flowering season is from early June to early August. The color of the flowers is just like the upper portion of the stem. More at florist canada
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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Julie and Jeremiah's Wedding

July 17th @ 10:00 am

website : www.alohaislandweddings.com

te: 9/22/2008 5:39:41 PM
Subject:.....Julie and Jeremiah's Wedding Ceremony set up quote needed thanks!

Emails Received from wedding couple

Hello Paul,
Here is what we are looking for Our wedding Hopefully the pictures i have put is very helpful!!! Feel free to give me a call or email to ask me more questions if needed. Also to give me a quote on what we would like! thanks!

Onsite wedding coordinator (if needed)

Minister ( I didnt see a list of minsters on the website to choose from but maybe you can email me back the the list of ministers)

:::::: Choice of Minister

Wedding certificate : included

Lotus Professional Hawaii Photos 80-100 4x6 pictures (negatives on cd) ::::: included

Complete Arch sent in photo with flowers $600 included runway and aisle sides flowers.

Plumeria/greenery on the arch add
Plumeria (and all the flowers used in the pictures below )aisle runway & border of the aisle
My lei with all the color plumeria, His lei with the maile leaf with all the colorful plumeria :::::included

Plumeria bouquet::::: included

Flower cir Add
Solo Musician- Ukelele (not too sure what songs yet) add
Edited Orchid Package Video of the wedding ceremony add

Limo 2 hrs add

2 tired cake with flower design ( cake shown below) plus Plumeria on the cake
Waimanalo beach wedding ceremony location :::: Included

Online Wedding website custom created Included

Hair and Make up services (not too sure if you would need this or not but these are my ideas of hair styles ) Do you have hairstylist and someone to do the makeup?

ure here is a few that we work with the hairstylist run a hour 125 to 150 depending upon who you choose.
Hair and make up artist

Beauty By May
Beauty By Tania
Christine Gardner Presents FLAUNT
Dorys Foltin
Hair & Makeup By Beverly Kaneshige

no flowers on the top of my head but possibly a big plumeria behind the ear :::: included

Flower set up

This arch with all the plumeria flowers being used and the greenery all around. I would like to use this at the end of the aisle run of plumeria where we would be withthe minister.

i would like it set up exactly like this minus the chairs...

With the flower circle I would like to try to use this as much as possible. So i wanted to see if we can use it for the cake cutting, the champange toast, the sand ceremony, and the first dance?? obviously not all at the same time =) but if we can move the table in the circle when doing the cake, toast and sand. then for the first dance..?

I would like to use this shape jar for the sand ceremony

I would like to use the same exact flowers and style for my bouquet
to use the same exact flowers and style for my bouquet
I would like to have the same type of leis used in this wedding for him and I (as the picture shows below) but with all the plumeria flowers i'm using for the set up and bouquet.
Also i would like to use the same exact cake and style but the plumeria flowers we are using through out the wedding.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Check Out the Diverse Agriculture of Hawaii

  Because of its mild climate all year long, Hawaii is blessed with a fertile land that could sustain several varied kinds of agriculture. Roughly 40% of the land on this state is farmland. The Aloha State houses around 3,600 crop farms as well as 1,100 livestock farms, which contain hogs, cattle, eggs, milk, and honey. Hawaii’s average agriculture sales every year amount to approximately $357 million.


When the public think about the possible agriculture found in the Hawaiian Islands, the crops that would quickly come to their minds are pineapple, sugarcane, coffee, and macadamia nuts. While all these are undoubtedly very significant crops for the state, there are still plenty of other produce that help in sustaining the economy of the islands. These other crops include banana, ginger, sweet potato, onions, seed crops, and lettuce.


When the Western people first arrived at the Hawaiian Islands during 1778, they were able to learn that the Hawaiian natives already had an extensive assortment of food available back then. Some of the things that the Westerners saw in the islands were good supplies of chicken, pig, taro, ginger, ti, kawa, coconut, sugar, breadfruit, banana, and sweet potato.


Sugarcane was actually flourishing in the islands even before Captain Cook reached Hawaii in 1778. Way back in 1802, the local folks on Lanai were apparently using some stone rollers so that they would be able to obtain the sweet fluid from the sugarcanes. Hawaii possesses the ideal climate to grow this crop. Around 1959, there is one among every twelve individual in the labor force that was working in the sugar industry. These days, sugar is still being produced in the Hawaiian Islands. However, there are several sugar processing mills that have already closed down.


Another famous crop in Hawaii is the macadamia nut. This tree was originally from Australia but it was brought to the islands in 1882. It is now considered as among the most popular produce to emerge from the Hawaiian Islands. Nowadays, the state provides around 90% of the macadamia nuts throughout the world via Hawaii’s 700 farms as well as 8 processing plants. Visitors would surely be able to discover all sorts of macadamia nut products during their Hawaiian holiday.

 The pineapple immediately became one of Hawaii’s biggest and the most profitable produce after it was introduced to the islands in 1813. Back in the 1960s, the state was responsible for growing 80% of the pineapples supplied all over the globe. At present, pineapples are still grown in the Hawaiian Islands, but times have drastically changed. The state is no longer a lucrative site to cultivate and process pine because there are plenty of cheaper locations to do so. At this time, the Hawaiian Islands only grow around 2% of the world’s pineapples.

 It was during the 1930s when coffee turned into a commercial crop in the Hawaiian Islands. These days, the state is home to around 715 fairly small coffee farms. Hawaii is the one and only United States supplier of coffee throughout the globe.

 Travelers would definitely be able to sample some of these crops when they visit Hawaii. While on a holiday, guests should try to stop by at plantations to learn how the crops are grown and processed in Hawaii. It would not only be enlightening, but it would also be a rich experience to savor while on vacation in this tropical haven.  Brought to you by Hawaii florist and Oahu weddings