Clara and Kandrie are free spirits, wanderers, and adventurers who found a home in one another who included traditional Hawaiian elements into their O’ahu wedding day.
Clara and Kandrie have modeled, done several styled shoots in the past, and made friends within the wedding industry, so when it was time for them to plan their own wedding, their community truly came together to shower them with love. Clara and Kandrie have given so much and it showed in how much people wanted to come together to help contribute to the wedding of their dreams.
They included hula done by Kandrie, her family, and her hula sisters, two types of fire knife dances, food, and drinks that made their wedding their own. The couple used a florist from Hawaiʻi Island, where Kandrie is from, and where they originally wanted to have their wedding, but it was easiest for their entire family if they kept the celebration on Oʻahu. The florist was able to bring in elements from Kandrie’s home island, including some dried palm pieces that tied well into the vibe.
The couple fell in love with a specific gold moon piece (that hung in their ceremony) and based the rest of the decor and the vibe around that piece. It was beautiful to see they were finally able to have their own wedding vision come to life and create a day reflective of who they are as a couple instead of helping other creatives realize their vision.
They chose their wedding date, 2.2.22, because it’s an angel number that is special to them, 222. A symbol of hope, commitment, harmony, compromise, trust, and balance, this date was a significant choice and a detail they layered in that we loved.
Photography by Jaycob Sierra
Cake Trinity Cakes
Decor & Linens Wedcycle Hawaiʻi
Design Rentals Ambient Rentals
Desserts Kreations by Kawehi
Event Rentals Platinum Tents and Events
Fire Knife The Siva Afi Company
Florist Tea Blossom Events and Rentals
Hair & Makeup Cheryl Brown
Venue Kualoa Ranch
Videographer Eyes of Ian
Wedding Coordination The Gay Agenda Collective