June 2014: Tara Delatorre!
Summer is here and we are loving destination weddings especially when it’s on the beautiful island of Hawaii. We loved all the photos from the talented Clane Gessel that showcased this fabulous destination wedding. Tara’s wedding was held at the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai with the help of her wedding coordinator Ashlee Libbrect. With a tropical paradise and the right vendors you too could have a dream wedding like Tara!
Bekka: Tara now that your big day is all through, have you and your hubby recuperated?
Tara: I think we are still in a wedding and honeymoon high. It was all so beautiful and lovely, and there was nothing we would change. From the wedding in Kauai to the honeymoon the Bora Bora, it was all perfection.
Bekka: Tell me about the process you went through in dreaming up your invitations. Where did you get your inspiration from, how did you decided what your invitations would look like?
Tara: Since we were having a destination wedding in Kauai, we wanted to make sure that the invitations set the stage for the event. It had to have a tropical, yet casual fun feeling.
Bekka: Did you have a favorite part of your invitation?
Tara: I loved the Hawaiian flower and simplicity of the invitations. There was just enough information, without being too frilly, which represents us as a couple.
Bekka: Did you incorporate any of the design from your invitations into your wedding decor or was it vice versa in your case because of the wedding location?
Tara: The invitations were coral in color, which was incorporated into some of the dresses and design. A long with some beautiful hibiscus flowers in the bouquets.
Bekka: Do you feel that your invitations set the tone for your event?
Tara: Yes absolutely, they set the mood for the type of wedding we wanted to have. Which lead to an excitement in our guest for the upcoming wedding.
Bekka: From your experience do you have any advice for brides who are looking to gather inspiration for their wedding invitations and were there any lesson you learned through your creative process?
Tara: I think the first thing would be to decide on the look and feel you want to create. Be it for formal or causal, simple or elaborate. We went in with some basic ideas and Ruth really helped us narrow down the look and feel we wanted to create. She had really great advice and good suggestions, and we couldn’t have done it without her.
Bekka: We love the idea of a destination wedding! What made you both decide on this and did the location have significance to either one of you?
Tara: We knew we wanted to have a wedding somewhere on an island next to the ocean. We visited Kauai and after seeing its beautiful landscape, we knew that was the place.
Bekka: How would you describe your experiences with all the planning and details that go into this type of wedding?
Tara: We did a lot of research on the local vendors in Kauai. We saw the work that they did and knew we would be in good hands. We gave them some basic ideas and then let them have the control, which turned out to be right decision. They all did an exceptional job.
Bekka: What was your favorite part of having a destination wedding and would you recommend it to other brides?
Tara: My favorite part was the destination itself. Nothing can compare to the nature beauty of Kauai. I would absolutely recommend to anyone that has the opportunity to have a destination wedding to do it.
Bekka: I have to say I loved that your photographer Clane Gessel sent your pictures over to us at Ann Elizabeth. I had so much fun looking through all the gorgeous photos. Tara, you were right it was so hard to pick the final ones for bride of the month because there were so many amazing shots to choose from. Tell us more about your fabulous vendors like Clane Gessel your photographer and how it made your wedding day just that more special!
Tara: I saw Clanes work online and knew he had to do my wedding. He had such an amazing creative eye. In fact, all my vendors from the hotel coordinator, to the flower and décor people were fantastic. There was nothing I would change, and would recommend all of the people that we worked with.
Bekka: Tara again we are just thrilled to have you as our June bride and thank you for taking the time to talk with us and share the details of your gorgeous destination wedding!
See something above that you’ve absolutely got to have for your wedding? We’re making it easy for you. Below is a list of Tara’s vendors:
Photographer – Clane Gessel
Invitations – Ann Elizabeth Design
Wedding Coordinator – Ashlee Libbrect – St. Regis Princeville
Ceremony/Reception –St. Regis Princeville
Flowers & Décor – Martin Roberts Design Kauai
DJ – Kustom Sounds Kauai
Officiant – Kelvin Ho
Brides Dress – Designer Loft in NY
Grooms Suit – Hugo Boss
Entertainment – Luau Hawaii-Wallis Punua