An Elegant, Intimate Wedding at Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii

April Delossantos (30, a marketing coordinator) and Ken MacDonald (50, an event promoter) worked at the same company, and what began as a friendship s

April Delossantos (30, a marketing coordinator) and Ken MacDonald (50, an event promoter) worked at the same company, and what began as a friendship slowly turned into a romantic relationship. Six years later, the couple got engaged on New Year’s Eve. Ken surprised April with reservations at an upscale restaurant called One Fish, Two Fish, which she didn't think anything of. Before leaving the house, Ken insisted on showing April the Christmas lights he set up outside. Ken brought April up the to the balcony, revealing to her the lights that spelled out “Marry me” as Ken got down on one knee with a round cut diamond ring. The couple decided to get married at Halekulani Hotel’s Hau Terrace on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii where they first vacationed together and fell in love. April wore a white strapless wedding dress designed by Suzanne Ermann and a veil accented with Swarovski crystals. Ken wore a tan suit with a green and pink tie by Tommy Hilfiger. The couple had a simple and elegant theme throughout the wedding day by having an intimate guest list of 16 people, a single family-styled table with one long centerpiece and minimal decor to highlight the surrounding tropical backdrop . Shades of pink and green with subtle touches of brown and blue decorated the orchid arrangements, trellis and chiavari chairs at the reception and even the three-tiered wedding cake decorated with sugar flowers!

Traditional Engagement Ring on Wedding Band
The wedding invitations had colorful accents of aqua blue, fuchsia and green on the white stationary paper, designed by Wedding Paper Divas.
April wore a pair of blue Badgley Mischka open-toed shoes accented with a floral design made of sequins and crystals.
On her wedding day, April wore a strapless white wedding dress with ruffled tulle going down the side. The dress was designed by Suzanne Ermann.
Tropical Beach Shot from Balcony
Holding Hands at Terrace Wedding Ceremony
Purple Orchid Petal Flower Design
Orchid Petals for Ceremony Recessional
Couple Getting Married on Terrace
The couple got married on Halekulani Hotel's Hau Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Waikiki Beach, Honolulu. As the couple exited the ceremony, guests threw orchid petals in celebration of their marriage.
Beach at Sunset Couple Shot
Long White Dining Table with Settings
Simple white escort cards had guest names written in cursive next to a printed nautical design.
White and Blue Menu Card
Reception tables had centerpieces of tall glass vases filled with water and submerged purple orchid arrangements underneath floating candles.
Purple and green orchids mixed in with ivory roses were arranged into reception table centerpieces.
One of April's best friends played and sang "At Last" by Etta James on the guitar at the wedding reception
The groom's cake was designed to look like a blue sedan car and was placed on a white draped table at the reception.
The three-tiered blue wedding cake had white and yellow sugar flowers running down the side of the cake.