I guess you’ve heard in the news we have an active volcano in Hawaii and residents are running for their lives! Well, that’s partially true, but most of it is just sensationalism brought to you by the mainstream media. The raw full truth is that an active rift zone opened […]
The Big Island Got Slammed, Not Oahu As I tap out this post, I can hear the rain pinging off of my tile roof here in Kaneohe. I live on the Windward side of Oahu where it tends to rain almost every day, so I’m used to this. But the […]Read more...
On The North Shore of Oahu Your wedding in Hawaii is booked and you’re ready to hop on that jetliner, dig your toes in the sand, and say your “I do’s.” You’re probably wondering, “What should I bring?” Here’s my two cents: AN EXTRA “EMPTY” SUITCASE – There’s a […]Read more...
I guess you’ve heard in the news we have an active volcano in Hawaii and residents are running for their lives! Well, that’s partially true, but most of it is just sensationalism brought to you by the mainstream media. The raw full truth is that an active rift zone opened […]Read more...
“What happens on the day of our wedding, Steve!” It’s one of of themost common questions I get asked. Well, here’s a quick rundown. But before I we skip to your wedding day, let’s back up and talk about what you need to do BEFORE you tie the knot. There […]Read more...
One of the most common questions I get from couples is, “Steve, which luau do locals go too?” There are three primary luaus on Oahu: The Polynesian Cultural Centers, Paradise Cove, and Germain’s Luau; and most locals don’t go to any of them. They either make their own […]
Are you looking for my recent wedding photos? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This page is a direct feed from my Facebook gallery, which gets updated religiously. Enjoy the pics! Oh, and don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook for the latest updates. There are […]
I’ll just come out and say it. I don’t care what the circumstance is, money can make or break a friendship. It can even sever ties between close family members. I didn’t have to say it – it’s common knowledge, right? But lately, in this hipster world, it’s not. Mo […]
I’m a recent fan of “The Bachelor” franchise. A good friend of mine got me interested in it and I’ve been tuning in for the last few years. I actually have some loose ties to “The Bachelor” franchise as I had the opportunity to photograph one of the Bachelors […]
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Oh no, it’s another one of those frigging lists! Don’t worry, there’s no click bait here or a gallery full of advertisements. You’ve entered Steven’s Hawaii wedding-safe-space. A nice place where there are unicorns and nothing but free-flowing information that will hopefully “un-confuse” you, when it comes to planning that […]
I bet you’re scratching your head, thinking, that I must be some type of nut for laying out such a bold claim. But hold your horses, maybe I have a point. And maybe, I have some statistics to back it up – just maybe. If you google “size of Honolulu” […]
I’ve been getting a lot of wedding inquiries regarding all-inclusive Hawaii destination wedding packages. These curious and potential customers are shopping for a package that includes everything. A package that covers not only their wedding, but their air, hotel, food, rental car, entertainment, and here’s the kicker – unlimited drinks. […]
Every year, companies always find an excuse to raise prices. I remember in high school, every year, the price of a soda would go up by 5 cents. By the time I graduated, soda was 20 cents more! Hey for someone with only a summer family job, that was a […]
The State of Hawaii is a rather small State but we sure do make a big splash! I obviously have a bias, but we’re in the headlines – a lot. Did you hear that Jumanji was shot in Hawaii and it outperformed The Last Jedi! And oh, that ethernet, you […]
I would say that close to all of my clients, at one point or another, attend a Hawaiian luau. A “luau, ” if you’re wondering, is just a Hawaiian themed party. That party doesn’t have to be in Hawaii as well. It could be in Afghanistan, it just has to […]
I’m a wedding planner and I’ll be quite honest, this job is pretty much overrated. Wedding planning, for the most part, is glorified waitering. You order off the menu, the waiter brings what you want efficiently, end of story. For something so simple you would think it would be […]
I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries from around the world about getting hitched before the end of the year. Quick answer… CAN DO! NOW REACH OUT TO ME It’s not too late to book, even if you are coming to Oahu tomorrow. The key ingredient to make this work […]
I’ll steal a line from our politicians, but “Let Me Be Clear,” that feeling a bit nervous on your wedding day is 100% completely natural. The real question is if it should be of any concern. There are two main reasons why couples feel a bit jittery on and before […]