A Whimsical Tropical Wedding at the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute in Kapolei, Hawaii.

Felicia Tam (29, an analyst) and Roby Lee (30, a dentist) reconnected from their high school days at an annual dodge ball tournament at their universi

Felicia Tam (29, an analyst) and Roby Lee (30, a dentist) reconnected from their high school days at an annual dodge ball tournament at their university. Seven years of dating later, Roby wrote a story illustrated with pictures and sent Felicia on a scavenger hunt to find her wedding ring. Due to Felicia's unconditional love for ice cream, it only made sense that Roby hid it in the freezer right near her dairy soul mate. The couple decided to have a destination wedding and got married at the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute in Kapolei, Hawaii. Felicia had been to Hawaii several times because her father went to school there, so she knew the state enough to know it would be the ideal place for their wedding. Bright yellows and blues made up the color palette for wedding decor, which ranged from the orchid bridal bouquet to the table centerpieces and even the wedding cake! The ceremony took place on the grass right near the beach, the cocktail hour took place on the sand, and finally the reception was moved to the white tent set up on the grounds. The couple let their inner kids show through having lego table numbers, fruit juice gummy bears in vials as wedding favors and even played rock paper scissors for game time decisions at the wedding.

Silver Hair Comb With Branch Design
The bride held a bouquet of golden cymbidium and a mix of green and white hydrangeas, tied together and accented with bear grass.
“The wedding dress was bought 3 months before the wedding off the rack,” says Felicia. “It was a simple, one strap dress with a sweetheart neckline and, most importantly, had a corset back so I wouldn't have to worry about gaining or losing weight.”
Bride in One-Strapped Wedding Dress
Tropical Destination Wedding in Kapolei, Hawaii
Lanikuhonua Cultural Institution Ceremony Venue
DIY Ceremonial Sign for Seating Arrangements
“We got married at Lanikuhonua Cultural Institution and had an outdoor wedding,” says Felicia. “It was right beside the beach but on the grass. Since we traveled all the way to Hawaii from Edmonton we knew we wanted to take advantage of the great outdoors!”
White programs with a blue border and text were given out to the guests at the ceremony.
White leis were hung on a white chair at the outdoor ceremony, which were used during the lei ceremony that honored the couple's parents and grandma.
As the bride and groom exited the ceremony down the aisle, guests blew bubbles as a form of congratulations.
Classic Shot of Couple Standing on Rocks
Bride Splashing Groom With Water
Bride and Groom Walking on Rocks
“Since it was a beach wedding, I had flip-flops but decided right before going down the aisle that I would rather not wear shoes, so I didn't the rest of the day,” says Felicia.
Couple Standing on Rocks Near Waterfront
“We love games and probably will never grow up,” says Felicia. “We had Legos for table numbers and used rock paper scissors to decide who got to go to the buffet to eat first. We brought along our childhood stuffed animals and they were used as ring pillows."
White and blue circular lanterns hung from the ceiling of the white tent, which served as a covering for the outdoor reception at the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute.
Table Numbers Made of Legos
Each reception table had a number made of Legos and guests were invited to dissemble it to create the ideal dream home for the married couple, who would judge each and pick their personal favorite.
Yellow Curl Decorated Wedding Cake