Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals in HD Show #202 Harp Hawaii and Milaniko (Encore Presentation)

Pumehana Davis Wadsworth of Harp Hawaii

Rick and Mila Troutman of Milaniko

Show Times on OC16
Premieres:  Friday, January 6 at 6:30pm
Repeats:  Saturday, January 7 at 12:30am 
Sunday, January 8 10 at 1pm
Monday, January 9 at 11:30am
Thursday, January 12 at 10:00 am
Friday, January 13 at 5:00am

Beautiful music greets viewers as Host, Kahu Kalehua Featheran welcomes harpist Pumehana Davis Wadsworth to Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals.  Pumehana began playing the harp as a young child and now 30 years later, her repertoire ranges from traditional songs usually playing during weddings to more modern selections.  When asked “why a harp for weddings”, Pumehana replies that the harp is classy and elegant, and it can be played on the beach as well as in chapels.

Destination brides can find her on the internet and send in an inquiry on her contact page.  Upon receiving the inquiry, Pumehana will send them a song list and the dialogue continues to the wedding day.  Although Pumehana would like to have 6 months advanced notice of a booking, upon availability, she has also been able to provide services with just 2 days notice.

Kalehua’s second guests are Rick and Mila Troutman of Milaniko.  Named for Mom Mila and son Niko, this wedding apparel shop carries a line of wedding gowns with a European flair.  With a manufacturing facility in the Ukraine, Milaniko has a proprietary line of well made, top quality European couture bridal gowns that look expensive but are very moderate and well under the market price.  Much attention is paid to details such as beading, lace work and the selection of fabric.  The gowns are what Rick calls “heirloom quality” – made to be worn for generations and passed on from mother to daughter.  The dresses are fashioned with corset lacing, so they are 2 sizes in either direction and require very little, if any alterations.

Milaniko has an online catalog from which selections can be made, and if a bride sees a gown she likes, but wants some changes made to it to fit her taste and style, this can be done in a very short time, when compared to other manufacturers.  Milaniko also carries suits and tuxedos made in Turkey from the finest wool fabric.  So, they are light weight and perfectly suited for the Hawaiian climate. 

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