|Phil Grunenberg of Phil's Tux Shop|
|Annie O'Connor Hughes of Umbrellas Hawaii|
Show Times on OC16
Premiers: Friday, October 7 at 6:00pm
Repeats: Sunday, October 9 at 1pm – pre-empted by sports
Monday, October 3 at 11:30am
Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 am
Friday, October 7 at 5:00am
Phil Grunenberg of Phil’s Tux Shop is supported by his fellow members of the Aloha Wedding Shop Resource Center as he talks stories with Kahu Kalehua Featheran against the panoramic background of Koolau Ballrooms and Conference Center. Richard Li of Kahala Limo models one of Phil’s tuxedos, along with Janna modeling a beautiful wedding gown by Milaniko and holding a sun umbrella from Umbrellas Hawaii and carrying a bouquet from Flower Designs by Yuki.
Phil has lived in Hawaii since 1986 and been involved in the clothing industry since 1971. In addition to renting tuxedos and mens formal wear for weddings, Phil also provides professional wear for hotels, restaurants, conventions and other formal event. His shop offers 50 different styles, some of which are exclusive to Phil’s Tux Shop - Richard Li is wearing such a tuxedo – the Concord by Calvin Klein. Phil offers 50 to 60 colors for ties, vests and other accessories and he has relationships with companies on the mainland who carry 250 different styles, so you can be well assured that you will find something you like at Phil’s – and in sizes from 3 to 80 to rent or buy. Destination couples are able to see selections, submit their measurements and orders all on line. And throughout the show, our viewing audience sees the numerous styles of tuxedos available at Phil’s Tux Shop.
Kahu Kalehua’s second guest is Annie O’Connor Hughes of Umbrellas Hawaii. Kui Gapero of Mamolii Productions brought some of the Hawaiian implements used in the hula to display along with Annie’s colorful umbrellas.
Originally from New York City, Annie has lived in Hawaii for 25 years. As a surfer girl who spent many years in the sun, her inspiration for creating Umbrellas Hawaii came from her own personal experiences of having to deal with sun damage to her skin. Her umbrellas of many colors and designs, are made from ultraviolet protective factor fabric, tested and certified to block out 97% of UV radiation. These tropical sun umbrellas a great sun shield that are also water repellent – a perfect accessory for a bride getting married on the beach or for providing a “freshness zone” when taking wedding pictures in our beautiful and scenic venues.
Also, the music you hear in the background of the interviews is being provided by Kupaoa – Mahalo!