“Being a wedding coordinator, I found it really hard to plan my OWN wedding, including hiring our own vendors. First of all, how do we choose? I know so many vendors and styles, how do I pick just one?! We live in California, but we always knew our wedding would take place in Hawaii. As we researched the perfect photographer, we felt like a lot of the photographers located in Hawaii were just ok! And we LOVED Angie’s personality and style so much that we decided it was very WORTH IT for us to fly her out to document our destination wedding!
Before our wedding we also enjoyed an engagement session in Lake Tahoe and I surprised my fiancé with a bridal boudoir photoshoot we shot in Half Moon Bay, California. You want to capture all the special events surrounding the wedding, the adventure, and telling your complete love story so I highly recommend experiencing both!
The entire bridal boudoir experience is a very personal one AND it is a HUGE confidence booster ladies! I think that it is so special for a husband to have something like this and especially 25 years down the road you can look at it and say OMG….what a hottie!!! Lol Angie is really good at making you feel comfortable, choosing really cool locations, and personalizing all of her boudoir sessions for every woman. I am the worst at surprises and he knew that I was up to something… He was so excited to see the final album that we presented to him the night before the wedding.. he was speechless! … He was shocked!! He is so proud of the book, and to call me his wife. Only thanks to Angie helping me be sexy in my skin!
A nice bonus is that Angie has the fastest turn around out of any photographer that I have ever worked with! THE FASTEST!!! And the reason I realized that it is soooo fast is because she is soooo excited to share the results with each couple, just as excited as her clients are to see their photos!
We are even more excited to see the final images because they always look WAY better than the original locations even looked in REAL life, they are true pieces of art! She sees something different than is obvious to everyone else. And when she shares them it’s quite a production, we get to go to her cute studio and hang out, laugh, cry and hug about all of the amazingness!! We even got to be in a behind the scenes video that was a ton of fun!
Besides being her client, we are also colleagues and Angie is so amazing to work with at weddings too! Since I’m wedding coordinator I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of photographers and I would say that I spend just as much time with the photographers as I do with the couple on the wedding day. Unfortunately, in our industry there are some vendors that are not so friendly….they may be amazing at their job but having the entire package is very important for me. In ALL of our time together, Angie and I always have so many laughs and a ton of fun!
Angie has truly fit perfectly into our world and our family. We have grown so close, and I am excited to get to work with her further. We really liked being able to build a relationship with Angie prior to our wedding, during our engagement session and my boudoir photoshoot. We really got to know Angie personally and her style throughout the process. We are so grateful to now call her our friend!!” – Melissa & CJ
The team: Photographer: Angie Capri Photography // Event Design and Coordination: Pele’s Wedding and Events – Linens, Florals: Native Pincushion Protea’s and Mini Bird of Paradise, Cake: Guava Chiffon, Cake Topper: Mini Crystal Honu’s, Hawaiian Island Table Names // First Dance: “In Love With You” Ziggy Marley // Signature Drink: Mai Tai’s // Dress: Olia Zavozina from Kinsley James Bridal Couture // Flower girl dresses: Ana Bean Designs on Etsy // Hair & Make Up: Mandara Spa Waikoloa Marriott // Garter: La Gartier // Place Cards: A Touch of Grace // Invitations and Table Number’s: Inspirations by Amiee // Ring Pillow: Handmade designs by BB on Etsy // Ceremony Aisle Decor: Beach Wedding by Bree on Etsy // Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Big Island, Hawaii