California couple Lesley and Matt hosted a stylish and chic white wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island. The bride tells us, "We wanted to get married in paradise. Hawaii has a sense of calm and ease, which I think represents us as a couple. The islands have always played such a special role in our lives. I have always vacationed in Hawaii as a child, and it was the first trip me and Matt took as a couple. On his first visit, Matt fell in love with the Hawaiian lifestyle and the gorgeous scenery.
Our wedding was the perfect day. It couldn't have gone more smoothly! Jenna, my wedding coordinator at the Four Seasons, made my dreams come true...it was effortless beauty.
Photography by Ruth Anne Photography | Planner: Jenna Gillis, Brittany Arndt, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai | Floral Design: Flowers by Heidi | DJ: Hawaii Sound & Vision | Lighting: PSAV | Linens: La Tavola | Wedding Cake: Chef Melissa Logan, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai | Catering: Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai
The groom was handsome in an electric blue Paul Smith suit. Goomsmen wore J. Crew and Penguin.
My dress by Temperly London was a dream come true. It was the first and only dress that I tried on. I knew from the start it was perfect-- it fit like a glove. I loved the romance and simplicity of the dress. I also wanted a dress to showcase my back, and this dress did so in a very elegant way.
For the white bridesmaids dresses were by Reformation. I thought a simple shift dress complimented the beach vibe. The little cap sleeves added a romantic touch. For a dash of color, the girls donned bright heels.
For the style of our wedding, we wanted to complement the Big Island. My vision for the day was simple and clean. White is such a refreshing and pure color. The island has so much to offer in terms of color that I thought white would offset the beautiful bright tones in nature. I love how chic white is...there is definitely something about simplicity. I wanted everything to be effortless down to the bare feet in the sand.
I chose a different dress for the reception...something a little more playful. It was a 1960s-inspired shift dress with fringe. It was so much fun for dancing, too!