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February 27, 2018

Haiku Gardens Wedding

Haiku Gardens Wedding

Haiku garden wedding destination photography collage

Haiku Gardens Atmosphere

The atmosphere at Haiku Gardens is magical and is such a hidden gem in Oahu for your locals and destination brides alike. Haiku Gardens is located on the east side of Oahu, in Kanhoe. The venue showcases a breathtaking botanical Garden and a beautiful, open-air Tahitian Chapel.

Haiku Gardens Features

In the center of the venue, there is a gazebo afloat in a pond filled with koi fish. The foliage makes you feel like you are in a tropical jungle and serves as some epic photo spots for both you and your guests. The venue is like a built-in photo booth, every single angle of this place is its good angle. At the top of the venue, there is a great restaurant called Haleiwa Joes and I recommend the tuna poke. As you sit at their beautiful wooden tables you can see the mountains and the clouds. This place is perfect if you are looking for a botanical garden with all the amenities.

Why is Haiku Garden unique?

What really set this venue apart from so many others in Hawaii is it is not at the beach and because of this, couples get so many amazing versatile photos of themselves. The ambiance of this place is serene. With all these unique and different backdrops you will never get tired of this venue. It offers so many creative approaches from a photographers perspective. Haiku garden truly delivers Hawaii beauty in this private and secluded garden paradise.

 The calligraphy by The Simple Flourish

calligraphy envelope with seal

Ring shot with calligraphy wedding invitationcalligraphy tropical green wedding stationary

tropical calligraphy menu wedding

The Invitations were made by Ink Topiary

custom tropical wedding invitation

The simple unique minimalist wedding and engagement rings by a local designer in Haleiwa, Hawaii

V Boutique

wave ring engagement  simple unique wedding ring

Simply elegant wedding dress designed by Miyuki Liem Bridal custom designed gown.

Her gowns are featured at White Hot Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii

lace button back wedding dress detail

This tuna poke almost looks too good to eat

tuna poke in coconut with leaf and orchid Haliewa joes menu

This gold sequin table runner was rented from Party Crush Studio. They ship to Hawaii!

The leaf calligraphy by the simple flourish

place setting hawaii wedding

Garden and mountain view of Haiku Garden from the reception hall and dining area

garden and mountain view of Haiku Garden

Modern Hawaii table setting

simple modern tropical table setting

The Newlyweds sweetheart table filled full of fresh fruit centerpiece and fresh orchids

fruit centerpiece

Yes, Haiku Gardens has its own mini bamboo forest!

bride and groom stand in bamboo forest

 I love the hanging leaf decoration above the wedding arch. It was constructed by

 Oahu Wedding Planner

Vanessa Olsen

This green leaf bouquet is so simple and fresh yet timeless in the garden wedding

bride and groom pose close for portrait

I am so in love with

Thimblepress eco-friendly confetti!

Not only do they have the cutest packaging for your guest to re-live their ice cream truck adolescence. But their products are biodegradable and will not negatively impact the beautiful island of Hawaii. It is safe for the beaches and oceans so you can get photo worthy shots anywhere on the island. eco-friendly confetti

So cute, right?confetti multi color

Happiness resembles being covered by eco-friendly

fruity pebbles

bride happy with conefetti

The newlyweds celebrate by popping champagne. Thankfully, The groom was careful not to mess around with his bride’s dress and makeup.

couple pop bubbly during wedding

Haiku Gardens

 doesn’t need much decoration because of its natural beauty and lush forest landscape.

But, Sarah at The Simple Flourish

wrote poems on ribbons and hung them from the trees to create a gorgeous romantic touch for the guests and the bride and groom to enjoy.

calligraphy ribbon decorations

The pond is filled with big beautiful koi fish and is just such a remarkable backdrop for the newlyweds to take their couples photos.

green wedding

This dreamlike portrait of the bride captures her goddess-like figure in the bamboo forest

bride in bamboo forest Hawaii haiku gardens

I love taking the bride and groom portraits and I seek to tell a story through a snapshot. I Love this photo of the groom. He looks casually distinguished and handsome in is a suit with the palm leaves in the background.

groom portrait Black and white

After the couple was married, they celebrated with a classic Hawaii tradition of sharing

Shave Ice

from Crack seed store in Kanhoe. It was about a 7 min drive from the venue.

shave ice

When we took this shot a little girl and her mom came over to tell us they were so worried the bride was going to spill her shave ice on her dress.

couple share shave ice

The cake was simple three layers and hand painted to give it a watercolor effect.

wedding cake

bride and groom embrace on wedding day

such a lush garden Hawaii wedding venue

Many couples set up their ceremonies right where these two are standing.

The bride is so graceful in her wedding gown

 This is a bridge at Haiku Gardens

I love this sneaky shot of the two taking in the moment

The beauty

The bride is such a vixen


Ambient rentals provided the chairs, rug, and table

What a lovely place to sit

These delicate gold earrings are from V boutique in Haleiwa, located in the North Shore of the island

button back long bridal gown with motorcyle

OMG! really a Harley Motorcycle getaway for the newlyweds?

couple ride on harley motorcycle exit

I love the movement of this custom designed gown by Miyuki Liem Bridal. It is such a lightweight fabric and so perfect for humid tropical wedding days.

newlyweds exit their green hawaii wedding


A special Thank you to:

Venue: @haikugardens

Photographer: @skyandreefphotography

Planner + Florist: @eventsbyvolsen

Videographer: @blake.abes

Rentals: @ambientrentals


Dress Shop: @whitehothawaii

Calligrapher: @thesimpleflourish

Jewelry: @vboutique_hawaii

Makeup & Hair: @sassarella808

Confetti: @thimblepress



Dress Designer: @miyukiliembridal

Shave Ice Shop:@rainbowcrackseed

Catering: @haleiwajoes

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