Nicole & Reggie reminded me why Hawaii destination weddings work for so many couples

This wedding ceremony and reception for Nicole & Reggie reminded me why Hawaii destination weddings work for so many couples.  They were from Rockford, Illinois and moved to Hawaii just before their wedding date.

Nicole started working with us a year before her wedding date.  With 52 emails and a few phone calls later, a year had passed and it was time for their big day!

They chose the Coconut Club as a private venue location overlooking Waikiki beach.  They used cream satin chair covers that were positioned in 3 angled rows. The back drop for the ceremony was the Pacific Ocean. 

This was a custom-designed wedding ceremony and reception, where the bride incorporated her desired look and feel through custom made decor pieces. She brought in all the decor and made many of the elements herself. For the ceremony, 40 seats were set up on the Coconut Club lanai.

The cupcake stand and cakes were made by Paradise Pastries.


  • Island Taro Rolls Banana Vanilla Butter
  • Oriental Chicken Chop Salad Chicken Breast, Crispy Won Tons, Sesame Dressing
  • Pineapple Fried Rice
  • Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes
  • Asian Stir-Fry Vegetables
  • Orange Togarashi Glazed Salmon Balsamic Glaze
  • Nalo Farms Basil & Mac Nut Shrimp Pasta Orecchiette Pasta, Parmesan Cheese,
  • Parmesan Chicken Rosemary Sundried Tomato Chardonnay Sauce
  • Hoisin Grilled Boneless Short Ribs Fork Tender Beef, Demi Glaze
  • Dessert: Lilikoi Cheesecake Graham Cracker Crust, Tropical Fruit

The children ordered from the Tiki's Keiki Menu when they arrived.

The cupcake stand and cakes were made by Paradise Pastries.

They included additional features that complimented their special day:

  • Rope lighting on the outer railing
  • DJ/Bose sound system & lighting
  • Sign-in table with photo albums
  • Candy bar 
  • Drink tickets for guests

The Coconut Club is located on the 21st floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel; it is completely private and offers the most sensational view of Waikiki. There is beautiful back drop of Diamond Head and the feeling of having the ocean right in your backyard.  On Fridays fireworks over the water can been seen. The Coconut Club is available until 10:00pm. to see more photos. or call 808-923-8454

(Thank you note) Alyssa thank you so much for all you did for us! You and Harry were amazing!!! That collage of pictures looks stunning!!!! I can't believe how nice it all looked!!! Thank you again!!! - Nicole