FEATURED VENDOR: KAI-PHOTO HAWAII

 

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Kai Photo Hawaii!

Their style of photography is journalistic, fun and contemporary. They prefer to capture important moments as they happen naturally but they have the expertise to control and direct situations when needed. One thing that separates them from other companies is their approach to photo-journalism and their intrinsic ability to tell their clients story in a natural and flattering way.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year?

3 x $500 vouchers

 

Item Description: 
(3) $500 vouchers towards a wedding, engagement or family session with Kai-Photo Hawaii
Item Value
$1,500
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Photography
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Quick and efficient communication.
Tell us a little bit more about you! How did you get started in the wedding industry and what do you love most about being in this industry? 
We are Kyler and Grace Kwock, a husband and wife team who own and operate Kai-Photo Hawaii. We have 2 girls, ages 1 and 4 and a bichon frise named Ninja. We appreciate art, traveling, good eats and when time permits, catching up with TV dramas. We started this company together in 2005 and it has been truly awesome to continue doing what we love to do. Kai-Photo Hawaii is a boutique wedding photography company known for its innovative and artistic imagery. Our award-winning team of photographers provide clients with the highest quality service and breathtaking imagery to last a lifetime. Working with all of our amazing couples and building relationships with them is the best part of our job. Many couples have been so thrilled with their wedding experience that they have asked us to photograph their maternity, newborn and family photos and it is so awesome to document all of these amazing milestones in their lives as their family grows.
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FEATURED VENDOR: A PERFECT DAY

 

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to A Perfect Day!

APerfect Day, LLC was created with the vision of being able to offer every bride peace of mind through planning and organization. Their mission is to pass the knowledge and know-how that they’ve acquired over years of coordination & close relationships with vendors to all of their clients. They strongly believe in precision planning, and that there is no such thing as too much information. They also believe that you need to have fun and enjoy what you do. Planning & Coordination is their PASSION.

They, at A Perfect Day, enjoy being able to put their work ethic and values to use by helping others. They LOVE the wedding planning process from start to finish, and always make sure they understand the vision each couple has regarding their wedding day. To ensure a couple’s perfect day comes together, they fulfill their needs by recommending the right vendors & ideas accordingly.

They understand communication is key. Good communication can make you feel completely empowered, while poor communication can make you feel utterly lost. They take great pride in their “Correspondence Policy” of returning all calls, messages, and emails within 24 hours to ensure their clients peace of mind.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 

Timeline Development Package
Item Description: 
A Perfect Day will work with the client to create their own customized wedding day timeline. This includes 2 in person (or phone/Skype) meetings.
Item Value
$1,150-$3,000
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Type of service you offer or product you make:
Wedding Planning & Coordination
What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
The peace of mind we provide.
Tell us a little bit more about you! How did you get started in the wedding industry and what do you love most about being in this industry? 
I started out helping friends and eventually people I never knew would ask for help. Eventually I had to create a company. I LOVE knowing we are helping!

FEATURED VENDOR: ARIA STUDIOS

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Aria Studios!

Aria Studios specializes in storytelling through wedding Cinema and Photography. They are passionate about their craft and care deeply about giving their clients, team (including extended wedding team), and everyone involved an amazing experience. They also have a non-profit foundation called The ARIA Children’s Fund focused on caring for children around the world.

Lastly, they are very unique in that they are one of few companies in Hawaii who shoot film and they love it! All packages are Film Hybrids (includes both Film and Digital photography).

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 

8 hour film fusion photo + 8 hour cinema + same day edit
Item Description: 
Film Hybrid Photography
8 Hours Captured
500 Images Delivered
2 photographers
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Complete Cinema Package w/Same Day Edit
8 hours of coverage
2 cinematographers
Raw Footage
Item Value
photo: $5,000 + cinema $5,000 = $10,000
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Type of service you offer or product you make:
Photography + Cinematography
What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Potential clients are drawn to the product. Clients we worked with in the past will talk about the fun and personalized experience they get with our team (and the final product!).
Tell us a little bit more about you! How did you get started in the wedding industry and what do you love most about being in this industry? 
From a very young age, I was interested in telling stories that mattered and sharing them with anyone who would listen. Before starting ARIA Studios, I worked for a local TV station, KGMB9 News, as a reporter and producer. I loved the adrenaline of putting together stories quickly and the deadline of the evening news. But, it was difficult to dig deep and spend time thinking about what stories to tell and how to best tell that story. In 2008, my business partner, Jay, and I traveled to Thailand to work with an orphanage that rescues orphans and at-risk children, and I found my calling. To think of I could use video and photos to help raise awareness and save lives — innocent children’s lives — was life-changing. Shooting weddings came to me by chance but I fell in love with telling love stories. Today, I get to work with an awesome team, with the most awesome people in the wedding industry who truly care about their work and their clients. These industry friends have become like an extended family and they inspire me to be better. We’ve also expanded our foundation to include volunteers and crew solely focused on the foundation’s vision of helping children. I feel so blessed.

FEATURED VENDOR: HONOLULU COOKIE COMPANY

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Honolulu Cookie Company!

From the very beginning, their premium shortbread cookies have been produced using only the finest and freshest ingredients. The attention to detail is evident in each cookie with the use of natural Hawaiian, hand-placed with care flavors, including 100% Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, lilikoi, mango, and pineapple to add a true taste of the islands and create the perfect cookie. Their cookies are hand-dipped in premium Guittard white chocolate, milk chocolate, or decadent dark chocolate. Each cookie is individually wrapped to preserve its crisp, oven-baked freshness and delivered to their stores daily. Their trademarked pineapple shape evokes the essence of Hawaii, and the international symbol for hospitality.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 

$250 Gift Certificate
Item Value
$250
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Premium Shortbread Cookies
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Customer service is excellent and of course our cookies are delicious!

FEATURED VENDOR: CAKE WORKS

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Cake Works!

Cake Works is a woman-owned and operated business in Hawai’i run by Chef Abigail Langlas. Chef Abi is a cake designer and culinary artist and the former pastry chef for the award-winning Honolulu Coffee Company. As pastry chef at Chef Alan Wong’s flagship restaurant in Honolulu, she created beautiful signature desserts that remain among the most popular menu items. While at Alan Wong’s, Chef Abi had the pleasure of working alongside such acclaimed culinary masters as Chef Thomas Keller (The French Laundry and Per Se), Chef Nancy Silverton (Campanile and La Brea Bakery) and Chef Stephen Durfee (CIA Chef Instructor and former executive pastry chef of The French Laundry), as well as at prestigious food festivals and special events nationwide.

Chef Abi was raised in Hilo, Hawai’i but her love of pastry arts led her to Europe. In London, she received a Diplome Superior from L’ecole de Cuisine Francaise de Sabine de Mirbeck and a City and Guilds Diploma in Advanced Pastry from Westminster College, a selective training program for working pastry chefs. Chef Abi started her career with an apprenticeship at London’s distinguished Four Seasons Hotel. She then went to work in Lyon, France creating desserts for the Restaurant Les EauxVives at the four-star Hotel Metropole de Lyon.

On a daily basis, Chef Abi creates wonderful desserts and custom cakes for her clients, oversees her expanding business, and mentors her staff and young culinary students.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 

Gift Certificate & french macaron favor for gift bags.
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Item Description: 
Gift card good for any custom cake.
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Item Value
$300
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Type of service you offer or product you make:
Cakes/Dessert buffets/Favors

 

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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
How easy & accomodating we are to work with – we will help you come up with a design that is within your budget and is still amazing.
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Tell us a little bit more about you! How did you get started in the wedding industry and what do you love most about being in this industry? 
I started teaching myself to make wedding and custom cakes about 15 years ago, as a sole proprieter, then took over a well established bakery and opened Cake Works

FEATURED VENDOR: AINAKAI PHOTOGRAPHY

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to AinaKai Photography!

AinaKai Photography specializes in weddings and family lifestyle photography. They care about their clients and only accept a limited number of photo sessions to make sure that they offer exceptional service.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 

One hour photo session for a couple.
Item Description: 
Engagement/Day-after or couple photo session.
Item Value
$475
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Wedding & family lifestyle photography.

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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
In addition to keeping it real, our clients like our easy going, caring attitude.
Tell us a little bit more about you! How did you get started in the wedding industry and what do you love most about being in this industry? 
I got started in astrophotography and then branched out into portraits and wedding photography. My wife second shoots with me at weddings. We love capturing happy memories and milestones for our wonderful clients.

FEATURED VENDOR: ALOHA SUP CLUB

 

9784814_origToday we are so excited to introduce you to Aloha SUP Club!

Aloha SUP Club loves sharing their love for the sport of stand up paddling, as it all started in Hawaii! The most important thing to them is to pass on the aloha spirit and make sure everyone has a great experience. They are happy when customers come back from paddling smiling!

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 

5 stand up paddleboard rentals for 1 hour with delivery to Ala Moana Beach Park
Item Description: 
Quality Epoxy stand up paddle boards delivered to beach.
Item Value
$245
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
We are an online stand up paddleboard rental delivery service. WE deliver to Ala Moana BechPark, and for more advanced paddlers Moanlua Bay in Hawaii Kai.
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Clients say they love how easy it is with us, they email us, pay online , pick a day and time for delivery and the boards are delivered! They also love that it includes delivery , because a lot of tourists don’t want to strap a board on their rent a car or wheel it on wheels. We also enjoy passing on the the knowledge we have for sup and thast includes passing on the aloha spirit.
Tell us a little bit more about you! How did you get started in the wedding industry and what do you love most about being in this industry? 
My husband, Billy Loa is Hawaiian and naturally he is an outrigger canoe paddler. We saw the wave of this new sport of stand up paddling coming, so back ln 2009 we noticed nobody was offering sup rentals in Long Beach, so we we were the first ones to start offering rentals in Long Beach, CA, Fast forward 2015, we decided to move back home to Hawaii, so we expanded under Aloha Sup Club.