With the start of summer commencing, photographer and event designer Carol Oliva was inspired to create some colorful and fun elopement inspiration. She chose Ka’ala Vista Weddings + Event Venue for this tropical-inspired editorial, a new venue in Hawaii that has a beautiful pool and even more beautiful scenery. The creative team decided to go a little outside of the box and do the ceremony entirely in the water! With the mountains in the background and a Bohemian style altar set by the pool, the couple said their vows knee-deep in the water!
Are you ready to see this island-centric colorful wedding? Let’s do it!
Custom Cocktails Anyone?
This adorable vintage horse trailer (turned bar!) by Gazoz is the first and only of its kind on the island of Oahu. This made making custom drinks a breeze, topped with very colorful and edible flowers!
Love the idea of a mobile bar for your wedding? So do we!
You’re going to fall in love with all of the rattan pieces from Ambient Rentals that were weaved into this shoot to coincide with the beachy aesthetic.
Fun colors from pink to orange were everywhere! From the the watercolor invitations to all the beautiful flowers arrangements from the amazing Belle de Jour.
If you’re looking to get creative with your wedding cocktails… we’ve got your back.
A Dip in the Shallow End
Photographer Carol shares that she specifically shot these photos from inside the pool to give the full sensation of being in the water with the couple! How rad!!
The bride wore two different gowns, so she could be in the pool for the ceremony, and have a second (dry) one for the reception!
Epiphany Boutique Carmel supplied both of the brides beautiful dresses as well as the groom’s cream colored suit!
A Luxurious Tablescape
“For the sweetheart table, we created a little bohemian lounge under a naked tipi, full of colorful candles, lanterns, and flowers as well.”
Gorg, right?! We’ve got all the tablescape inspiration you could ever need!
Golden Hour Dreams
What a view! Looks like our next stop just might be Oahu, Hawaii!
Have you ever seen something more romantic?! Along with the florals, we are obsessing over the beautiful halved grapefruits that effortlessly tie into the color palette!
The bride is wearing custom pearl jewelry by Maris Pearl Co. A Hawaiian brand that is led, run, and inspired by a team of women!
“We shot at golden hour and finished the day by the couple falling into the pool to celebrate. A really summery blissful inspiration!”
The teepee of our dreams! This entire set up screams: photogenic!
These two really knew how to make a splash! Thank you to the entire creative team for sharing this dreamy Hawaiian elopement inspiration with GWS!
photography: Carol Oliva Photography // venue name: Ka'ala Vista Weddings + Event Venue, Waialua, Oahu - Hawaii, United States // event design: Carol Oliva Photography // florals: Belle De Jour // wedding dress boutique: Epiphany Boutique Carmel // bride's ring: Maris Pearl Co // hair stylist: Reveal Hair and Make up // makeup artist: Reveal Hair and Make up // groom attire: Epiphany Boutique Carmel // groom's shoes: Epiphany Boutique Carmel // handmade details: Carol Oliva Photography // cake: Leonilda Cakes // furniture rentals: Ambient Rentals // specialty rentals: Ambient Rentals // cocktails: Drinkgazoz