Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals Show #36 – E Mana Ha and Aloha Ever After

The sounds of the conch shell (pu) and traditional Hawaiian chant (oli) opens this episode of Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals, filmed on the garden isle of Kauai at Kalapaki Bay.

Host Kahu Kalehua Featheran welcomes Kahu J Kauilani Kahalekai as his first guest on this show. Kahu Kahalekai shares with the viewers, her understanding of the significance of the pu and oli at the start of wedding ceremonies. Her ceremonies are 20 to 30 minutes long, and depending on the preferences of the couple, she can also include a coconut ceremony and/or a hookupu ceremony.

Every Thursday, Kahu Kahalekai can be found at Outrigger’s Kihuna Plantation doing vow renewals. She is also a musician and has a CD coming out in April 2011.

In Kahu Kalehua’s next guest, lucky local and destination couples get a wedding coordinator and photographer all in one in Timory McDonald of Aloha Ever After. With Lydgate Beach in the background, Kahu Kalehua and Timory shares her services with viewers. Tune in to hear about the various types of styles that Timory incorporates into her wedding photography, as well as a few unique business concepts:
  1. She suggests doing a “stomach check” to know whether you have selected the right wedding photographer for you…
  2. Ask her about her “meet or beat” price policy
As a wedding coordinator, Timory’s gifts are in naturally being extremely well organized and good at planning details. Since she gets to know the couple during the planning stages as a wedding coordinator, this relationship also carries over when she does the photography because the bride and groom are already comfortable with her.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals Show #35 –Sunrise Shells Hawaii and Turtle Bay Resort

                                   Brian and Kevin Emery of Sunrise Shells Hawaii
                                Pura Stephen of Turtle Bay Resort

Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals
Sunrise Shells Hawaii and Turtle Bay Resort

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Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals Show #35 –Sunrise Shells Hawaii and Turtle Bay Resort

With “Down The Aisle On An Isle” reality series coming to a close, host Kahu Kalehua Featheran is once more introducing the viewing public to some great wedding professionals. We start up again with Brian and Kevin Emery of Sunrise Shells Hawaii and Pura Stephen of Turtle Bay Resort.

Growing up on the North Shore, twins Brian and Kevin Emery spent much of their growing up years on the beach, swimming, diving, fishing and gathering shells. Many years later, they have turned this childhood past time into a successful and thriving business called Sunrise Shells Hawaii. Tune in to find out exactly what is a Sunrise Shell, where do they come from and how they become beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry through the loving hands and creative imagination of these two enterprising brothers.

The mission of Sunrise Shells Hawaii is to use all local materials to create traditional Hawaiian shell leis, reflecting the deep love that Brian and Kevin have for the islands and the sea.

Kahu Kalehua says aloha to the Emery’s and travel from Punaluu to Kahuku, where he talks stories with Pura Stephen, Catering Sales Manager of the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Scenic Stable Beach and Ke Iki Lagoon are the backdrops for the two interview segments, where couples can host up to 500 and 200 wedding guests respectively.

Turtle Bay has a lot to offer on their 880 acre property. There are sand, lawn and pavilion sites for the wedding ceremony; back up in-door rooms for those rare days when the rain refuses to let the sun shine through; horse back riding for adults and children; and even locations where celebrities such as M C Hammer did their vow renewals…and locations for the movie crews of Pirates of the Caribbean, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Soul Surfer and most recently, Wedding Wars. From weddings, to corporate retreats, to family gathering, there is a menu that can be customized for any type of event and palate. And to top it all off, a team of 3 to 4 wedding coordinators will help the bridal couple through to the wedding day and reception.