Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals, Koolau Ballrooms and Conference Center and Watanabe Floral present DOWN THE AISLE ON AN ISLE – Travis and Cherie Show #11
After many months of planning and filming, the day we have all waited for has finally arrived – it’s Travis and Cherie’s wedding day!
Cherie and her ladies will be getting ready at the beautifully scenic Oceanfront Oasis. On their arrival, Estate Executive Justin Panoke, greets them and ensures that everything that they might need has been readied for them. We get to meet Travis’ niece, Rylee and his sister Glenda as they arrive, as well as Pomai (maid of honor), Joleen, Yony and Krystal (bridesmaids).
Travis and his men are getting ready at The Lotus at Diamond Head, with majestic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Park. Ward Almeida, General Manager of The Lotus has reserved 2 adjoining rooms so the men can relax and get dressed for the afternoon wedding ceremony. Travis is joined by his Grandpa, Glenn (his Dad), Shane (best man), Chad and Bryson (groomsmen).
The adjoining rooms are great, but the men are curious about how the Penthouse looks, so Travis takes them up to the 12th floor. As they enter, you can see from the look on everyone’s faces that they are both pleasantly surprised and in awe of how spacious, grand, yet comfortable the Penthouse is and now that they’ve seen it…yes, Travis asks Ward for permission to move everyone from the adjoining rooms to the Penthouse and as you view the show, you can easily understand why Travis gets so excited when describing this great venue, one of the descriptions being, “this place is MEAN!” And, how do the men from Waianae entertain themselves as they relax before the wedding – it’s all captured on film – A MUST SEE!!!
Back at Oasis, Cherie’s step-father Kimo Cullen is enthusiastically welcomed as he brings the ladies some snacks and beverages for lunch. And, we get to see the presentation of something old, which brings tears of joy to Cherie’s eyes, something new, something borrowed and something blue that is part of the tradition for the wedding day. Also fascinating to watch are the wedding pros at work – Natalie Brown-Aiwohi and her assistant Tiana of Headshots Hawaii, doing hair and make for the ladies; Julian Gilliam of 10th Letter Media on video camera; Jerry Omo of Hawaiianpix Photography and do you believe the bathroom at Oceanfront Oasis is so large that it accommodates all of them at one time?
At The Lotus at Diamond Head, the photographer scheduled to be with the men had some transportation challenges, so Jerry Omo reschedules Janel who was originally scheduled at Oceanfront Oasis to cover for Scott. A true wedding professional, Jerry always has a backup plan when something unexpected happens. (And we are glad to see Scott join the group at The Lotus, safe and sound). Video duties are being handled by Philip Lemoine Jr, an associate of Julian at 10th Letter Media. And Travis likes how professional they are on the job, but at the same time, how comfortable they both make the men feel as they get really natural and fun poses and pics of everyone getting ready.
Travis and Cherie’s wedding day happens to be Natalie Brown-Aiwohi’s birthday as well as the birthday of a famous celebrity whose painting is on a wall at Oceanfront Oasis. Tune in to see who this famous movie star is…
Words cannot accurately describe the many snapshots of the day as Cherie and her ladies and Travis and his men prepare for the big day. You have to tune in to see all of the different emotions that come up as the day progresses and how gorgeous Cherie looks in her wedding gown and how handsome Travis looks in his tuxedo by Celebrity Tuxedos, or when Travis talks about being raised by his Grandfather and how much this gentleman means to him. These are priceless moments caught on film.
With everyone dressed in wedding attire, it’s picture time! Cherie and her ladies receive their silk wedding bouquets from Eileen Abe of Mana’o I’o and then watch as Jerry and Julian, Janel, Scott and Philip get some really striking poses and pics from the entire wedding party at their respective venues.
It’s time to leave for Koolau Ballrooms and Conference Center and here comes the sleek, white stretch limousines provided by Platinum Limousines. Philip even places a video camera on the right side hood of the limousine to catch footage of the scenery as the men drive from Waikiki, around the coast to get to Kaneohe.
Bye everyone…a safe trip to Koolau Ballrooms. And to everyone in the viewing audience, you are cordially invited to join us next week on OC16 as we share with Travis and Cherie, their wedding ceremony on Down The Aisle On An Isle.