Nyree & Sole

If there is one place the world seems to love for destination weddings, well, it has to be Hawaii and Nyree and Sole’s glam (right down to the gold pineapples!) chic Hawaiian destination wedding certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to a wedding that was, in the bride’s words “Chic, modern, touch of tropical “. The couple chose Kayla Maree Photography to capture their big day.

Nyree kicks us off with the story of how the happy couple came to be. “We met at a house party about 11 years ago now, I was only 16 and he was 17. We both have different versions of the story but my version is that when we got introduced he got very nervous and dropped his drink and spilt it everywhere because of me!! After being introduced we talked and realised we lived one street apart. We went for a walk the next day and after that, the rest is kind of history!”

J’Aton Couture  created the bride’s high neck gown. Nyree remarking “I chose to get my dress made by J’Aton, which was probably the easiest decision I had to make for the wedding. I always loved their designs, and I knew they could create me something amazing. I gave the boys a lot of free range with most parts as I trusted their opinion completely, the only requests I had was for a higher neckline, sheer and something I can move in! The experience was one of the easiest. They made me feel so comfortable and each time I went was more fun than anything.”

Nyree remembers “One of the most special moments of the day was when my dad saw me in my dress for the first time.”

The couple chose to marry at the beautiful Lanikuhonua, noting “The venue was at Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute aka “Where heaven meets earth”. It’s an ocean front estate which shows you all of Hawaii’s natural beauty. We wanted all our guests to know that they were in Hawaii.”

Nyree walked down the aisle to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Rev. James Chun officiated the ceremony, the bride noting “We ended up choosing an ‘unplugged’ ceremony. We had chosen such a beautiful place and everyone travelled far to be there, we just wanted everyone to be in the moment with us. Our Rev.James Chun spoke such beautiful words and gave the most relaxed vibe which suited us perfectly.”

Nyree and Sole worked with Michelle Garibay Events to plan and style the wedding, which included plenty of tropical touches. “I really wanted to keep with the tropical Hawaiian theme. I love pineapples and had to have them included somewhere in the wedding, so the florist sprayed them gold to go in theme and they were our main centre piece. We also had a lei on each person’s chair to really give the Hawaiian vibe.”

Of their first dance, the bride remembers “We chose “It feels like home” by Chantal Kreviazuk. This wasn’t a specific song of ours, but we felt it the most suited to how we felt about each other.”

Congratulations on your marriage Nyree and Sole! Thank you for sharing the stories of your day with us! Thank you also to Kayla Maree Photography for sharing today’s celebration with us!