If you caught last week’s post sharing a look at the g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s dresses from the new Show Me Your Mumu bridesmaid collection, you may remember us mentioning that the wedding of co-founder, Cologne, and her sweet hubby, Sam, was going to be featured on GWS this week! Well, friends, today’s the day and we’re so excited to share the pretty (and, of course, a closer look at what Coco’s bridesmaids wore!) with you guys right now! And you might also recognize Cologne from her fun Malibu Barbie bridal shower we shared a few months ago. :)
The setting was that of any boho-lovers dreams. Macrame, palms, proteas, sea shells + pineapples were just a few of the amazing tropical details present at the celebration. Cologne, being the creative gal that she is, was majorly involved with the design of the day, teaming up with Martin Roberts Designs, Sarah Horton + Moana Events to execute her ideas. She tells us, Sam and I chose Kauikeolani Estate in Hanalei Bay, Kauai for our wedding – the same place he proposed to me 10 months before. Sam is from Sydney, Australia and I am from Newport Beach, California — so it was the perfect destination in the middle of our family’s hometowns. I wanted the wedding to be tropical and bohemian – really trying to capture Hawaii in the 70s and go for a vintage boho island feel. Hanalei Bay was our inspiration. I created original Hawaiian prints for my Show Me Your Mumu bridesmaids dresses – drawing inspiration from vintage Hawaiian barkcloth prints. My wedding planner helped me find and recover old Hawaiian bamboo furniture, and I made pillows out of the bridesmaid prints. Pineapples, palms, proteas, Bamboo, Macramé plant hangers, Shell wind chimes, abalone shell seating cards — all the little details came together to give the wedding the vibes we were looking for.
The super pretty getting-ready shots were captured by Ryan Hebert Photography.
Speaking of getting ready, how cute do Cologne + her bridesmaids look in their Show Me Your Mumu kimono robes?! You can shop these perfect morning-of pieces – plus a few more of our faves – below!
Cammy (the other co-founder of Show Me Your Mumu) was Cologne’s Maid of Honor :)
Cologne says, I tried to use the classic pineapple in unusual ways by hanging strands of them on rope, and using them for the flower vases. Our ceremony arch was beautifully done, covered in palms and tropical flowers like a rainforest.
The beautiful wedding + reception photos were captured by Matty Waugh.
Looking back, I can perfectly remember the moment I got in the Vintage Red Woody with my dad, and then walked down the isle to my future husband. I can never explain the emotion I felt. It was the happiest moment of my life- I was smiling, laughing, crying all at the same time. The setting was perfect, and I fell even more in love with my groom, which I never thought was possible. It had been raining ALL night and day, and it was like it didn’t even matter. We chose to just have the ceremony in the tropical rain and it was so magical and beautiful. I’ll never forget our ceremony vows that we wrote for each other. I think the weather added to the drama and emotions of the day—Sam was so happy it made me forget about the rain and remember that the whole day wasn’t about my hair being perfect or the outside furniture, but was about us getting married, being with all of our closest family and friends, and getting to spend the rest of our lives together. Not to say I didn’t have a moment about my hair and dress being drenched, and my bridesmaids getting completely soaked, but it was so perfect and full of so much love—it didn’t matter. We have had a lot of laughs about it. Plus a lot of good marriage luck I will also never forget the emotional speeches, and the dance floor. I think we were both on someone’s shoulders the entire night. It was the best. The most love I have ever felt.
Cologne wore beach-y baubles that perfectly matched her boho bridal look! Show Me Your Mumu has a collection of gorgeous jewels that we LOVE; perfect for brides tying the knot seaside, bridesmaids gifts, or everyday wear.
Processional: Bridal Party: Peace Train – Cat Stevens; Bride: Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Recessional: Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
First Dance: Mango Tree – Angus and Julia Stone
Such fun portraits of the gorgeous newlyweds!
Cologne shares, Sam and I are both laid back adventurous beach kids at heart, but love a good party and to dress up for the occasion, and I think our wedding reflected that. Everyone looked stunning — girls in long printed dresses and boys in linen tuxedoes and bow-ties. But it was still a good old fashion party with a wild dance floor just like we wanted. It was the wedding of our dreams.
Shop these gorgeous tropical-inspired Show Me Your Mumu dresses for your bridesmaids below!
Once you decide on your location, your vibe and details will really fall into place. My biggest advice is to decide on a few key details that go with your style or theme, concentrate on making them awesome, and then stop searching Pinterest and stop worrying about what else you can do to make it perfect. There are ENDLESS ideas you can do for a wedding. Once you decide, remain confident about them and don’t look back. Girls can drive themselves crazy going back and forth on little details and second-guessing themselves. The most important thing I learned from our wedding- is that you and your groom will make the day what it is. Your smiles that day, the way you look at each other, your happiness. No one even noticed that half of our wedding details changed last minute because of the rain, and it was still beyond perfect. Concentrate on planning a really fun party with all of your favorite people, and a few key details that make the event special to you. My dress and flowers were important to me, but my wedding cake was not so we kept it simple. We actually forgot about our wedding cake until we found it in our fridge untouched the next day, so thank goodness we didn’t overspend! I also did a few things myself like the seating charts on the palm leaves, and found all the macramé and shell hangers on Etsy and Hawaiian shell shops. If you like DIY projects- your wedding is the time. But try to leave most with the planner or do it well in advance. Nothing is worse than trying to DIY the week of your wedding. You need to concentrate on you. Planning a wedding was so much fun for me, but I am really excited to relax and spend my free time enjoying life with my husband now, not wedding planning!
venue name: Kauikeolani Estate, Hanalei Bay, Kauai in Hawaii // event design: Sarah Horton // planning: Morgan Childs at Moana Events // florals: Martin Roberts Designs // wedding dress: Inbal Dror // bride's shoes: Prada // hair stylist: Mia Moriguchi // makeup artist: Mia Moriguchi // groom attire: P Johnson // videography: Caitlin Hebert // paper goods: Paper Chase Press // catering: Contemporary Flavors // cake: Contemporary Flavors // music: Kauai Sounds // officiant: Kelvin Ho // main photography: Matty Waugh // drone video: Matty Waugh // getting ready photos: Ryan Hebert Photography // flower crowns: Martin Roberts Designs // flower crowns: Sarah Horton // bridesmaids' shoes: Steve Madden // bridesmaids' dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // getting ready rompers: Show Me Your Mumu // bride's engagement ring: Single Stone // bridesmaids jewelry: Ki-ele Hawaii // bride's necklace: Aloha Kissed // bridal jewelry: Torchlight Jewelry // groomsmen vintage hawaiian shirts: Clay & Bros // rehearsal dinner catering: Kauai Ono // rentals: Ibaan Tables