Hawaii Theme Wedding in Southern California

What’s the next best thing to having your wedding in Hawaii?… a Hawaii theme wedding of course. And, that’s exactly what this Southern Californian couple decided to do. With fabulous pops of pink, pretty tropical decorations and traditional Hawaiian lei’s for all the groomsmen, it literally transports you to Maui with it’s gorgeous island style. Brooktown Photography was there to snap all the loving pics and beautiful marquee reception.

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From the photographer: Here in North San Diego County, late July marks the beginning of the hottest season, and when we were hired to shoot Paul and Nadine’s wedding we knew that there was a chance their mid-afternoon ceremony would be blazing hot.Enter the Grand Tradition, one of the original Southern California wedding venues.

After hosting thousands of weddings at the beautiful estate that was custom-built for weddings decades ago, the Grand Tradition expanded with a garden-themed venue called “Arbor Terrace.” One of its best features, especially in the summertime, is the abundance of shade cast by the lush landscaping; while we captured Paul and Nadine’s wedding, we stayed nice and cool despite the heat that arrived right on time.

The couple also rolled with the weather, using the heat as an occasion to set fans on every chair at the ceremony site, and perfecting a Hawaii beach theme that included generous green centerpieces and a signpost pointing guests to their tables at the reception. One of the best touches was the music: Paul and Nadine met while singing karaoke, and they hired the DJ who was running the mic that night to entertain their wedding guests. And before leaving under a blaze of sparklers, they sang their first duet as husband and wife.

Photography: Brooktown Photography / Reception Venue:  The Grand Tradition /DJ:  DIVA Entertainment / Submitted via Two Bright Lights