Bohemian Chic Romance at Lanikuhonua


Welcome to “Where Heaven Meets the Earth”, and where Lilia and Christian said their I Do’s! Nestled within the Ko’Olina resort on Oahu’s west coast, the majestic Lanikuhonua Cultural Art Center offered the perfect ambiance to bring the bride’s dream bohemian chic wedding to life! This ocean-front estate, rich in Hawaiian history and enchantment is filled with pure romance.


Planning from Abroad ~ Daunted with the task of planning their Oahu destination wedding in just eight short weeks, Unveiled Hawaii was thrilled to step up to the plate. Both bride and groom are seasoned travelers, with Lilia's home base in Switzerland at the time, and Christian working abroad in Brazil, the couple relied on Oahu Wedding Planner, Lorrie Betsill Nielson to accomplish their design and must-haves!


Ceremony Whimsy ~ Lilia and Christian exchanged vows under an archway cascading with radiant flowers alongside 31 of their closest friends and family. The bride chose bright, passionate colors and floral designer, Steven Boyle Designs flawlessly created the gorgeous arrangements. The mixed pinks of peonies, roses, and rich, leafy greens created an earthy, soulful feel for the ceremony. Mike Adrian Photographers captured the spectacular tropical views and a local harpist set the mood.


Bound by Love ~ The precious blending of their families was a beautiful reflection of two family’s becoming one, Christian and his two sons, Lilia and her daughter, and the little girl they share together. Inspired by their children, the couple dreamt up a customized candy bar which brought much delight.


Bohemian Decor ~ The finest design details were handled with the utmost care resulting in many amazing aesthetics. To accentuate the bohemian ambiance, their design showcased: vibrant florals, vintage lace accents, pedestal farm tables, dreamy draping and chandeliers floating from above with hanging foliage baskets.


Unique Essentials ~ The Wishing Board, added a special touch. In lieu of gifts, Lilia and Christian asked each of their guests to make a monetary donation to a charity. Kate Paulson Creative’s designed the signage and menu place cards which were a perfect touch to the boho chic vibe. A customized menu and a large selection of craft cocktails provided by Memoirs Catering, fulfilled Christian's wishes and made for a delicious spread for guests.


After sunset, this stunning Oahu wedding venue was washed with the soft glow of candlelight. Lilia and Christian floated across the dance floor, sharing their first dance to “All of Me” by John Legend. A magical evening, shared with family and friends, in a Hawaiian boho paradise dream.


Creative Partners ~

VenueLanikuhonua Cultural Art Center | Photography/VideographyMike Adrian Photographers | Floral Designer Steven Boyle Designs | Officiant James Chun | RentalsAccel Rentals | Music/Entertainment Ceremony: Harp Hawaii Cocktail & Reception: Marvin Tevaga Music | Hair & MakeupFace Art Beauty | Stationary & Signage:Kate Paulson Creative | Catering & CocktailsMemoirs Hawaii| CakeA Cake Life