Friday, October 15, 2010

Hawaii's Wedding Professionals Episode #16 on OC16 - Masako Formals and Island Wedding Gallery and Koolau Ballrooms and Conference Center

Aloha wedding couples, wedding planners and other interested vendors!
This month we are filming on Maui, plus our second couple for the reality show called “Down the Aisle on an Isle”.  It is scheduled to air on OC16 starting March 2011 with bigger surprises to follow.  If any of your clients or you,knows of any wedding couples who would like to be on the reality show, let me know (see below in pink for more info).

Here’s what our show can do for you.

Wedding couples – save up to 70% of your entire wedding expenses.  Wedding vendors and wedding planners – save up to 90% of costs for television, live streaming and 24/7 viewing access via OC16.  Hopefully, you’ve seen our show and see the quality and value in it.  Starting early next year, in addition to OC16 we plan to air the show on the west coast, once a week reaching 2.6 million homes for our destination weddings through ION Media who owns and operates the largest television station group in the US, reaching 98 million homes.  Join us!

We are proud to sponsor our third professional on Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals, Kalena Paty Photography for the month of October.  We are pleased to sponsor them with $6,700.00 worth of advertising on our television show on OC16 and will continue to support other companies or individuals by offering them sponsorships too!!

Kumiko Agnes Okimoto and Gail Kaneshiro
In business for 33 years, Masako Formals is a well known wedding professional in the Asian bridal market.  Under the guidance of Gail Kaneshiro, who has an extensive background and years of experience in local and destination wedding planning, Masako Formals is expanding to include their Island Wedding Gallery, a one stop wedding resource for wedding couples.

In this first interview, host Kahu Kalehua Featheran talks stories with owner Kumiko Agnes Okimoto, owner of Masako Formals and Gail Kaneshiro, manager of the Island Wedding Gallery.  Gail has brought together top notch wedding professionals, who believe in providing quality service and a memorable wedding experience for wedding couples.  From bridal gowns and tuxedos to wedding planners, photographers, caterers, florists and musicians, the Island Wedding Gallery can help wedding couples with all of their wedding resources.  As Gail shares information about the Island Wedding Gallery, viewers watch videos of brides in their wedding gowns, being helped by Pauline of Masako Formals.

There is a small but beautifully decorated Plumeria Chapel in the Masako Formals building and our cameras have some great shots of the Chapel.  Kahu Kalehua suggests this as an option if a couple is thinking of a simple ceremony with some photos, both at the Chapel and on the beach.

Masako Formals also offers a kimono service.  For brides who would like to honor their Japanese heritage, they can change out of their bridal gown and into a kimono for the reception and have photos taken in their kimono.  Kumiko is available to help the bride get properly dressed in a kimono…just one of the many services provided by Masako Formals and Island Wedding Gallery.  And, if you’re wondering, who is Masako and how did the business get their name, tune in to the show and hear Kumiko explain the origins of this name.

Debra Bohol and Steven Nagamine
Fore…Kahu Kalehua’s second guests are Debra Bohol and Steven Nagamine of Koolau Ballroom and Conference Center and we open this segment at the Vista (aka the 18th hole at Koolau Golf Club).  Debra and Steve are both Event Services Managers and they work with clients from their first appointment through the day of the event.

Koolau’s magnificent Glass Ballroom holds 250 guests and their Grand Ballroom accommodates from 550 to 600 guests.  Away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, Koolau Ballroom has lots of parking and is convenient for people from Honolulu, Windward and Leeward (via H3) areas.  In addition to the Vista, wedding ceremonies can also be held at the Outdoor Garden or the Indoor Waterfall areas, all beautiful backdrops for weddings.  Viewers will see segments from several different wedding ceremonies recently held at Koolau Ballrooms.

As far as menu, award winning Executive Chef Jim Gillespie offers a variety of menus ranging from Prime Rib to Euro-Asian cuisine.  Their various packages also provides a wedding cake, ice carvings and many other special touches to create a most memorable atmosphere for the wedding ceremony and reception. 

Show times are as follows:    Fridays at 6:30pm
Repeats:                                   Saturdays at 1:30pm
                                                  Mondays at 5:00pm
                                                  Tuesdays at 6:00am & 2:00pm
                                                   Fridays at 9:00am

Wanna be on the show, let me know!!

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