Polynesian Inspired Wedding at Paradise Cove

One of our favorite things about weddings is when couples interject their personalities and/or heritage into their wedding. Sharon and Damien did just that. Their Paradise Cove wedding was inspired by the groom’s Hawaiian heritage. They added tropical elements like greenery, leis, and a ukulele musician. His mother even led a hula performance and invited bride Sharon to finish the dance with them during the reception!

Palm leave wedding invitation with wedding bands and engagement ring
Tropical bridal bouquet next to nude tone bridal shoes
bride smiling on settee before wedding ceremony
bride hold white vow book with gold writing
groom sitting in doorway of traveling bar trailer for wedding
groom watch with wedding date and infinity symbol on the back
best man placing Hawaiian lei on groom for wedding day

From Bride, Sharon:
How did you meet?

“We went to the same high school so we knew of each other but it wasn’t until the last year of college when Damien started to follow me on Twitter. Who knew sliding in a DM would turn into a happily ever after.”

How did he propose?

“We went to Denver, Colorado over winter break on vacation. On Christmas morning in our Air BnB, Damien’s gift to me was an engagement ring. Right after, we walked around Washington Park all cuddled up on a snowy beautiful day.”

first look on dock at Paradise Cove in Orlando FL
bride sitting on deck rail with groom next to her
close up of bride and groom
woman holding kukui nut necklaces for Paradise Cove wedding
tropical floral arrangement on wedding ceremony arch
groom waling up aisle for wedding ceremony at Paradise Cove
Hawaiian ukulele player singing at wedding ceremony
bride walking up aisle with father for wedding
bride and groom in front of hexagon wedding ceremony backdrop with tropical florals
bride and grooms first kiss for wedding at Paradise Cove
bride and groom sitting on settee on beach at Paradise Cove
wedding seating chart on hanging macrame
wedding reception space at Paradise Cove in Orlando FL
gold chiavari chairs with mr and mrs signs for Paradise Cove wedding reception
tropical table number in white planter pot
naked three tier wedding cake with greenery
couple's first dance at wedding reception
bride and groom cutting cake at wedding reception
Hawaiian dance for wedding reception

What advice would you give couples currently planning their wedding?
From Bride, Sharon:

“Create a timeline and do something relaxing the morning of the wedding so you can really soak in your special day and be fully present. My mother, maid of honor, mother in law, and sister in laws all joined me in a yoga class at the venue outside overlooking Lake Bryan.”

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Participating Vendors:
Venue: Paradise Cove
Photographer: Angelika Krug Photography
Photo Booth: Boho Truck LLC
Dress: Lily’s Bridal Outlet
Cake: Crystal Clarke
Officiant: Aloha Productions
Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
DJ: M&M Productions
Catering: 4 Rivers Smokehouse