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This styled-bridal shoot was inspired by the rugged landscape of O'ahu's south-east shoreline, and the color palette of a stunning Hawaiian sunset. Sunset colors were mirrored in the lush, detailed bouquet made by O'ahu florist, Lulus Lei and Bouquets. A handmade crystal-quartz crown was created by Los Angeles based Hair and Makeup Artist, Emily Lynn and Company, the crystals chosen to mirror the texture and stone of the carved cliffs. The "Feuille" gown was handmade by local Hawai'i designer, Miyuki Liem Bridal. "Feuille" is delicate and ethereal, yet exuding confidence and feminine strength with its stunning off-white organza cape with lace embellishment. A heart-shaped bustier mermaid gown adorned by chantilly lace lies subtle yet stately beneath. Reveal Hair and Makeup, a Honolulu-based team, pulled the look together with a natural face, gentle waves, and middle part that all together lent to a "Medieval Princess," Game of Thrones vibe. Second dress look is from Lulus Wedding, for a practical budget friendly option for bridesmaid dresses or an elopement bride.
The photographer/stylist was inspired by a non-traditional Hawai'i backdrop. Rather than choosing to shoot on a white, sandy beach, or lush, tropical rainforest, this rugged cliffside with rolling green mountains, and tide pools beneath, created a very unique atmosphere for some un-traditional Hawai'i elopement inspiration.