A Tropical Wedding at Stone Crusher Estate in Kapaau, Hawaii
Elizabeth Lee and Michael Aguilar were inspired by vintage mid-century Hawaiian style and tiki culture when planning their wedding. "We mostly relied on the beauty of the venue, which sits on eleven acres and has tons of flowering plants and trees," the couple says. They chose a color palette of leafy green, bright pink and coral—and these colors showed up in the arrangements of local flowers like red ginger, birds-of-paradise and king protea. Elizabeth and Michael dressed up the space with string lights, wood furniture and neutral-colored linens. The Hawaiian wedding also had plenty of personal touches, such as handwritten seating charts on glass vases and a pink and white coconut-flavored wedding cake. Colorful tiki mugs doubled as favors for their guests. As a nod to their tropical venue, Michael wore a lei over his blue linen suit, and Elizabeth accessorized her flowing silk crepe dress with a flower crown. One day after the wedding, they created lifelong memories with a photo shoot on the beautiful beaches of Kapaau, Hawaii.
Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: "We chose local food for the reception, including Hawaiian traditional dishes like chicken katsu and Spam musubi," the couple says. "Our guests were treated to a local fire knife dancer and shaved ice after dinner."