FEATURED VENDOR: MANGO SEASON MUSIC

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Mango Season Music!

Mango Season specializes in offering everything a wedding couple might need when it comes to live entertainment for their wedding — live music, emcee services, sound system, coordination of their music timeline, and access to a great ist of DJs, dancers, and other entertianment — while also offering wedding day coordination. What makes them unique is that they have the capability of offering an intimate acoustic duo all the way up to a full 7 piece band, allowing them to be a “one stop shop” for couples who need music for their entire day (and wedding rehearsal dinner!).

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

Five (5) Hours of Live Music with the Mango Season Duo + Day-Of Wedding Coordination.

Item Description: 
Our talented husband & wife team will provide a beautiful, live soundtrack for your unique wedding day. This package includes our live music “island/soul/jazz” style featuring our duo — one male vocalist/acoustic guitar/ukulele and one female vocalist/percussion — for up to five (5) hours, all professional sound equipment for up to three (3) different locations on your wedding day, all travel on Oahu, emcee services, timeline creation & support, set-up & break down, unlimited email and phone contact, two (2) strategy sessions, and our team to assist you with day-of wedding coordination.
Item Value
$4,700
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Live Entertainment, Emcee Services, Wedding Coordination.
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Engaged couples typically find us via YouTube and fall in love with our musical sound — they know they want their music to have a touch of paradise but not necessarily be a full evening of Hawaiian music. Our speciality is our island, soul, jazz sound and clients love that we offer this sweet, island mix with a wide range of genres that can cover all their music needs from ceremony to their dance party.
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 am a theatre and music GEEK, so early on I found my love for staging and running shows. When all my other friends were complaining that they didn’t have enough acting time, I was mooning over the backstage work. Pulling together timelines, stage plots and lighting cues, telling actors where to line up, finding just the right music to swell underneath a character’s big reveal. Years later when my husband and I decided to do music full time, I realized that what I missed was the planning of shows. In walks our first wedding couple and I was hooked. Because what is a wedding if not one, BIG theatrical day of one couples’ best moments! By weaving together planning, coordination, and music, I found I was doing a little bit of all the things I love. And, what do I love most? Seeing the couple so in love with their wedding, and knowing that their joy is the direct product of countless vendors coming together and pouring their hearts and souls into making just the “perfect show” for that unique couple. It makes every wedding a singular, spectacular joy to be a part of.
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FEATURED VENDOR: MANOA STRINGS

 

 

manoa-strings-logoToday we are so excited to introduce you to Manoa Strings!

Manoa Strings specializes in providing quality entertainment in Hawaii. Their musicians are members of the Hawaii Symphony and their string quartet has over 15 years of experience playing for weddings, receptions, parties conventions and religious services. Manoa Strings has an extensive repertoire covering many styles of music: wedding, baroque, light classical, broadway, pop and contemporary. They also feature music that has been specially arranged by Manoa Strings members.

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

String quartet music for a wedding ceremony.

Item Description: 
Our string quartet will playing music at your wedding ceremony (a one hour time period).
Item Value
$800
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Manoa Strings can provide you with a string quartet, trio or duo for your wedding or party.
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Clients love the variety of music we provide and appreciate our professionalism.
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? 
Manoa Srings has been playing for weddings, parties and other events on Oahu for over 20 years. We love being part of a happy couple’s wedding day and are glad to be able to share our gift of music with them.

FEATURED VENDOR: MARIE BLOOMS FLORAL

 

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Marie Blooms Floral!

Marie Blooms Floral is a Mother and Daughter team, passionate about flowers and in love with this industry! Connecting with each bride one on one is very important to them, so they make sure they are personally hands on from the first day they chat, till the wedding day!

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 
Simple and Sweet, Wedding Florals.

Item Description:
Bridal bouquet, Grooms Boutonniere, 2 post arch with ivory or white draping and simple florals, Up to 5 centerpieces. Florist picks for types of flowers and volume. Based on the couples vision.
Item Value
$1,700
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Wedding Florals.
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Our enthusiasm and passion!
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? 
One of my first jobs at 15 years old, was working in the floral dept. at Mililani Safeway. I quickly realized how much I adored flowers!! Their natural beauty, their story, the variety… After I graduated from Chaminade University, I plunged right in! Failure was not even something I considered. I love being able to meet all these unique and special women from all over the world. Happy and in love 🙂 Their energy pours out and feel so blessed to be a part of it all!

FEATURED VENDOR: RANDY ALLEN MUSIC

 

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Randy Allen!

Randy Allen’s passion for music started in high school where he learned to play guitar, ukulele, and sing. After high school, he continued his education at UNLV (Las Vegas) majoring in classical guitar.  In 2002, Randy moved back to Hawaii and started playing professionally with various local musicians. In 2004, he started with local group First Verse.  Their debut album, “From the Top” peaked at #5 on local radio stations. Recently, the #1 wedding website in the world, TheKnot.com, awarded Randy Allen as 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016’s “Best of Weddings Musician”, which inducted him into their Hall of Fame.

He enjoys playing songs that are currently on the billboard charts and utilizing a “looper” pedal.  This allows him to emulate the sound of a full band, making percussive beats, bass lines, solos, & harmonies.  His repertoire consists of more than 500 songs from many genres and he’s constantly learning more.  Requests are welcome!  You can find Randy playing around Waikiki 6 nights a week.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 
3rd Hour Free (Live Music)

Item Description: 

After booking 2 Hours of live music services, the 3rd Hour is free.
Item Value
$500
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Live Music w/Exclusive Sound System.
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Tell us about your business! What do you specialize in and what makes you unique? 
 Loop Artist Musician, emulating the sound of a full band. Having a repertoire of over 700+ Songs.
What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
I keep up with today’s music and will learn any song requests for ceremony and reception program (First Dance, Cake Cutting, etc.)
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 play regularly in around Waikiki about 6 nights per week since 2001, eventually guests were coming up to me to ask for me to play for their weddings. I love everything about weddings: basically the celebration of a commitment based on LOVE. It brings me much joy to provide a service that adds to this amazing life event.

FEATURED VENDOR: FLOWERGIRLS

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Flowergirls!

Flowergirls is a floral design company with an emphasis on posh, fresh, modern weddings. Our approach starts with the color palette and theme of each event. They collaborate their design aesthetics with their Client’s vision, to create a unique and unforgettable affair.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 
$1000.00 in florals/services and gala florals.

Item Description: 

Bouquets, centerpieces, ceremony decor and gala floral decor.
Item Value
$1,000.00
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Floral Design
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
Quality flowers, friendly and efficient service.
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 coordinating events for friends then worked for a Florists in Kaneohe and a visual merchandiser at Macy’s. I love experiencing the joy of friends and family right after the recessional.

 

FEATURED VENDOR: BLISS DJ’S HAWAII

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Today we are so excited to introduce you to Bliss DJ’s Hawaii!!

Bliss DJ’s Hawaii specializes in customizing their wedding packages to meet every couples dreams. They have fun, interactive emcees and custom uplighting. And of course they’ll play great music all night.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 
‘ROCKSTAR’ Package

Item Description: 

DJ ~ Emcee ~ 20 Uplights
Item Value
$2600
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
DJ ~ Emcee ~ Lighting ~ Memories
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
We personalize each wedding to bring out the couples personality with music. And emcee each wedding like we were part of the family.
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 dj’ing in the late 80s, spinning at local clubs and doing high school proms and parties. 2001 is when I started focusing on weddings and learning how to take couples visions and make them reality. I love how every couple is different and love to pull out there true wants and desires. Creating with them, the ultimate wedding from lighting to music to emcee and meshing it all to be the best time ever.

FEATURED VENDOR: PASSION ROOTS

 

prlogosToday we are so excited to introduce you to Passion Roots!

Passion Roots is a full service floral and event design company located on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Their company provides floral design and total visual coordination for your event. Dressed in your signature look, Passion Roots specializes in the personal event experience.

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What item are you donating to Love Gives Hawaii this year? 
A ceremony arch with draping and florals.

Item Description: 

A 4-post dark wood canopy with white or ivory curtain style chiffon draping with a 5’ boho-wild floral arrangement, placed flush on front beam with designers-choice matching blooms and foliage, in recipient’s color scheme.
Item Value
$1,250.00
 
Type of service you offer or product you make:
Florals.
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What do you find clients always say they love about your business?
The Passion Roots team brings high standards of integrity, artistry and outstanding customer service to each and every event.
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? 
 At a young age I was obsessed with decorating and creating beautiful things from scratch. While other little girls played with dolls, I played “designer” and frequented the local home improvement store for color samples for my make-believe clients. Apprenticing at my parents’ flower shop in my early teens opened up a whole new world for me. I loved accompanying my dad on flower deliveries just to witness the joy on people’s faces. I began to secretly dream of designing lavish events. With a B.S. in Social Entrepreneurship and my professional experiences in management, international travel, event planning and marketing, I knew I had developed the skill set to create my dream design company. With the blessing of a supportive husband and three adorable kids in tow, I set out to live my childhood passion and voila—Passion Roots was born! I can be found eating chocolate, running after my children and wandering around discovering inspiration through fabulous books, interesting people, breathtaking environments and unique shops!