Modern Tropics: A Hawaiian Love Story Complete with Horses in Floral Crowns!

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

The moment that Gabriella Katalin moved to Hawaii, she knew she wanted to set up a tropical wedding shoot. Being a photographer, she could envision all the ways to transform jungle spaces + grassy plains, all she needed was the right couple + a little bit of help to make it come to fruition. So, when it came time, she called upon Carina Cooper at Sunset Ranch — a gorgeous venue on the North Shore of Oahu.

The team quickly came together: Roam Rentals provided boho mid-century furniture, which was topped by Ocean Dreamer’s stunning floral creations. Complete with a crew of furry friends + a talkative macaw, Gabriella’s vision turned out to be pure magic. Let’s take a peek, shall we?

bright pink invitation

To set all the tropical vibes for the day, Pigment and Parchment created this vibrant watercolor invitation suite.

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

tropical bouquet

Palm fronds, monstera leaves, and a collection of peachy pink florals — Ocean Dreamer Florals definitely nailed all the floral designs… Especially when it came to the hibiscus flower crowns!!

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

The team chose a simple + chic Badgley Mischka dress for the day — allowing all the colorful elements to really stand out.

bride with parott

ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Josh and Lauren’s styling was done by talented the MUA team: Allison and Coco of Reveal Hair and Makeup. Gabriella shares: They brought my visions to life with the two lovebirds’ effortless, yet stunning and simple makeup and hair.

boho lounge

Hello gorgeous lounge!! We’d love to have a few of these pieces in our yard/personal oasis…

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Gabriella tells us: The planner, Carina Cooper, deserves recognition for bringing the furry gang together (you’ll see them below!) and coordinating our shoot with the ranch. I couldn’t be more grateful to her for making my dreams come true by bringing us Maleficent, the macaw, who was definitely the highlight of our day — she can also talk!! And laugh when you laugh, for that matter, making the entire day endless fun… She was definitely not shy about entertaining us.

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

peony naked cake

A sweet ending to a seriously sweet day, this little delight is the product of Sift Hawaii.

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Nothing beats a pup in a floral collar, right?!

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Boho Hawaii Inspiration

Though we are *pretty* darn fond of the horses in the floral crowns. Too cute!!

So many fun ideas from the creatives behind this tropical editorial. Thank you to the team + please let us know your favorite elements in the comments below. Aloha :)

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photography: Gabriella Katalin Photography // venue name: Sunset Ranch, Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA // event design: Roam Rentals Hawaii // planning: Carina Cooper // florals: Ocean Dreamer Florals // wedding dress: Badgley Mischka // hair stylist: Reveal Hair and Makeup // makeup artist: Reveal Hair and Makeup // paper goods: Pigment and Parchment // cake: Sift Hawaii // furniture rentals: Roam Rentals Hawaii // models: Lauren Riboldi and Josh Riboldi

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