Friday, February 25, 2011
Pacific Aisles is PROUD to announce their feature in the February issue of Alaska Airline's magazine! We would like to send a big MAHALO to Jennifer Schaefer of Alaska Airlines Magazine for writing such an amazing article about destination weddings and featuring our company!!!
With destination weddings being such a popular trend amongst couples who want to have an intimate celebration, going to the islands is the best way to go! We offer full coordination services, helping brides plan their wedding from beginning to end, as well as day-of coordination services, which is perfect for those couples who want to plan their own wedding, but would like to have us around the day of their wedding to make sure everything runs very smoothly. We have worked with couples from all over the nation as well as couples abroad, including Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong.
As noted in the article said by our talented coordinator, Christina Farrow, she states: "With today's technology, backed by a song list of talented wedding professionals, planning a Hawaiian Island wedding from afar has never been easier" (55). She also adds that "good communication via phone calls, email and video -in addition to providing clients with photos, sketches, seating layouts and fabric swatches- allows her to keep couples up to date on details of the planning process" (56-7). Which is why we are so thankful to the biggest most convenient resource available to man-kind...the internet!
Also featured in the article is our bride-and-groom-to-be: Kristi Clement and Mike Lord from Anchorage, Alaska. We will be celebrating their wedding on May 21st at the Loulu Palm Estate in Hale'iwa, on O'ahu, and look forward to making their wedding dreams come to life! In the article, it mentions that Kristi had "expected organizing a wedding in Hawai'i from Alaska to be a challenge...however, working with a wedding planner has made for a smooth process" (57).
To read the entire article, please click here and turn to page 40. OR you can visit http://www.alaskaairlinesmagazine.com/, click on the picture of the magazine, and then click on the link that states, "Alaska Airlines Magazine: February 2011 Issue" then turn to page 40. The most recent flash player must be installed to your computer in order to view the article.
Alaska Airlines offers daily service to O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i, and the Big Island. To book an Alaska Airline Vacations package to Hawai'i, go to alaskaair.com or call 800.468.2248.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
We'd love to announce our participation in the Off-Premise Dining Club, hosted by Off-Menu Catering!
Off-Premise is a once-a-month intimate event for club members to enjoy a three to five course meal prepared by one of Oahu's finest chefs from restaurants all over the island. The event can be held at either the restaurant itself or at a popular venue location. For the month of March (March 12th to be exact), they will be hosting their social gathering at the Oceanfront Oasis featuring Chef Travis “Ala” Sutton of Le Guignol. Here's the menu for next month's gathering:
Crab and dill canapé with golden caviar aïoli
Braised artichoke with a sherry gastrique, goatcheese and almonds
Curried quinoa, cucumber and mint salad with Ho farms tomato oil and lemon juice
Chilled lobster cappuccino
Lightly grilled lobster tail with frisée lettuce, fresh tarragon and sauce maltese
Chicken fried veal cheek with truffle scented cream veloute and sauerkraut
Veal tenderloin with a Rosemary, fig and balsamic réduction and parsnip purée
Chocolate mousse with candied pistachio nuts and smoked sea salt
White chocolate, orange and ginger cheesecake
Each event showcases party and decor rentals from Royal Party Rentals and Event Essentials Hawaii to help set the mood for the themes created each month. March's theme calls for, "The Great Gatsby and the Roaring 20s."
To learn more about Off-Premise Events and/or would like to join the Off-Premise Dining Club, contact Kevin Fujinaga of Off-Menu Catering at 808.688.3219 or email him at email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
If anyone were to ask you to wear Valentine's Day colors, or you were to go to the Valentine's Day gift section at your local grocery store, you'll see lots of red and pink. But what if you wanted your wedding to still represent a Valentine's Day theme without sticking to those colors alone? Here are a couple of ideas to make a traditional V-Day wedding seem non-traditional:
A chic black and white color palette (similar to the damask-like print above) with touches of light pink don't completely hint away your traditional reds and pinks.
"Tiffany blue," or maybe we can say Pacific Aisles blue, is a perfect alternative color for a Valentine’s Day theme wedding. This chic palette offers the same romantic vibe as red and pink, but will make your day stand out from the crowd.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Here's a sneak peak at our design inspiration for Love in Black and White:
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Today marks the day of the Golden Rabbit in the Chinese New Year and ends next year on January 22nd. According to Chinese Astrology, the Rabbit is the year for negotiations and a time to focus on security, diplomacy, and most importantly, your relationships with other people -particularly your family. The Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon which in turn is the Yin (from the term Yin Yang) of heaven, which signifies magic!
Okay...let's break that one down: Rabbit=Moon=Yin of Heaven=Magic...OKAY...GOT IT! The year of the Rabbit is going to be magical!
People all over the world are celebrating the new year festivities by having lots of Chinese food (yum!), music, games, activities, and traditional shows -such as the famous lion dance. The dance is a traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic lion-like movements in a lion costume. Legend has it that the lion dance was used to scare away evil spirits, but as hundreds of years have passed and new traditions are made, the lion dance can be seen in all kinds of celebrations -including weddings!
During a reception, couples like to entertain their guests during dinner by having some form of visual entertainment. Many Chinese couples (or those who are of Chinese descent) like to captivate their guests by having a lion dance to incorporate some of their culture and heritage into their weddings-which ultimately creates a magical event! But in all reality, people from other ethnic backgrounds like to have such performance as well!
As the new year kicks in (Since we're only in on the second month and it IS the Chinese new year today, does this still allow us to try and start on those new year's resolutions we made a month ago?) we'd love to wish you a big Kung Hee Fat Choy from Pacific Aisles! 2011 is already looking to be an AWESOME year, so let's make the most out of it!