Rianne and Shandy’s Kailua Kona Wedding was unbelievably moving. If there are 2 places on this planet to share your love, Rianne and Shandy found them. In May of 2014 Shandy proposed to Rianne in Manarola Italy along the stunning cliffs of Cinque Terre. And on October 1st, 2015 they were married on a private beachfront at Kona Beach Bungalows in Kailua Kona, which hosts the largest “private beachfront home” in Hawaii. The majority of their best friends and family stayed in this epic home and shared an experience of a lifetime. When we first met Rianne and Shandy in NE Portland at Tea Bar we immediately connected with them about their Cinque Terre proposal story that resonated so closely with ours. Flying with them to Hawaii and spending several days with them in the salty warmth and gardenia fragrances of Kona was truly a dream wedding to capture. When Rianne and Shandy opened up to share their vows an ocean of emotion poured through everyone. Their vows “together through life” now tattooed on one another are true poetry. What better place to express your love than right on an oceanfront with waves crashing and family and friends cheering you on!  And it didn’t just stop here, their celebration erupted late into the night with one of the most fantastic pool parties and late-night crazy dancing we’ve ever seen. So fun!

Bride and Groom at sunset with tiki torches during their Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Groom showering while getting ready for his Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Beautiful bride getting ready for her Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Groom shaving in a reflection while getting ready for his Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and mother emotional hugging moments before her Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Groom enjoying beer with his best friends during his Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride writing vows before her Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride walking with her father heading into her Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride walking with her father heading into her Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Wide angle perspective of a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Black and white wide angle perspective of a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Emotional groom saying his vows during his Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Groom saying his vows during a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride smile toward her groom during a Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom embracing in a silhouette during a Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom exchanging rings during a Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom exchanging vows in a silhouette during a Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Mother of the bride watching bride and groom during a Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of HawaiiWide angle view of guests through the bride and groom during a Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of HawaiiBride and groom celebrating their exit during a Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom enjoying an emotional moment moments after their Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom high fiving each other after their Kailua Kona Wedding ceremony at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom embracing near the ocean during their Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom walking near the ocean during their Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom embracing near the ocean waves on lava for their Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom embracing near the sunset and ocean during their Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom embracing near the ocean during a warm lit sunset during their Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Black and white photo of a bride and groom embracing near the ocean during their Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Fathers speech to bride and groom during a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Groom jumping into pool with tequila pouring into his friends mouth during a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride having tequila poured into her mouth during a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom crazy champagne spraying and partying in a pool a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii Bride and groom dirty dancing at a Kailua Kona Wedding at the Kona Beach Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii

Photographers: Jos & Tree | Venue: Kona Beach Bungalows
Dress: Katie May | Grooms Attire: Tommy Bahama
Tables: Hawaii Island Events | Catering: Color Catering

Be sure to see their Kona Village engagement photos