VIP TICKETS

For those who want to enjoy the events of the entire week, a VIP pass for $100 for one or $175 for two grants you exclusive access to everything happening during Wedding Week Hawaii 2018 + exclusive swag bags and gifts! Events included are:

VIP Opening night at Harry Winston.
2018 Willows Ho'omaika'i Wedding Experience.
The Experience at The Modern Honolulu (Day 1).
The Experience at The Modern Honolulu (Day 2).
A Night at the Nutridge Estate.
International Market Place Dine Around.

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FRIDAY
2.16.18

VIP OPENING NIGHT AT HARRY WINSTON.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The kick off cocktail party for VIP and media.

Wedding week 2018 commences with a cocktail reception for VIP and Media at The House of Harry Winston Ala Moana Salon. 

Special thanks to Big Island Candies, Couture Weddings Hawaii, and  Stripsteak

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2018 WILLOWS HO'OMAIKA'I WEDDING EXPERIENCE.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
You are cordially invited to the 2018 annual Willows Ho'omaika'i Wedding Experience!

Planning a wedding and looking for inspiration, helpful tips or a unique venue location? The Willows Ho'omaika'i Wedding Experience will be a fun, informative evening full of helpful tips from the pros, decor & design ideas, live entertainment, cocktail ideas and food!

Doors open at 6:00pm and the Wedding Experience will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Updated information will be posted as the event date approaches (or emailed to you once you register). This event is FREE but limited to 200 people so register today!

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We look forward to seeing you!

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SATURDAY
2.17.18

THE EXPERIENCE AT THE MODERN HONOLULU (Day 1).

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Romance, fashion and the best in Hawaii’s wedding industry are in one place for “The Experience” at The Modern Honolulu on Saturday and Sunday, February 17th and 18th. This two-day, interactive affair elevates wedding planning to a new, luxurious level. Meet one-on-one with Hawaii’s top wedding specialists and get an exclusive look at the bridal lines from Hawaii’s top fashion designers and local boutiques. 

Leading wedding & celebrations expert, designer, TV personality, best-selling author and entrepreneur David Tutera joins WeddingWeek Hawaii 2018. David will be part of Wedding Week Hawaii 2018 "THE EXPERIENCE" at The Modern Honolulu at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. David will be sharing tips on planning an unforgettable, personalized wedding plus give a behind-the-scenes look at his experience on TV. He will also be available to meet and greet Wedding Week Hawaii guests.

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SUNDAY
2.18.18

THE EXPERIENCE AT THE MODERN HONOLULU (Day 2).

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Romance, fashion and the best in Hawaii’s wedding industry are in one place for “The Experience” at The Modern Honolulu on Saturday and Sunday, February 17th and 18th. This two-day, interactive affair elevates wedding planning to a new, luxurious level. Meet one-on-one with Hawaii’s top wedding specialists and get an exclusive look at the bridal lines from Hawaii’s top fashion designers and local boutiques. 

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MONDAY
2.19.18

OPEN HOUSE AT PARADISE COVE.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us to see the many possibilities of weddings and special events at this beautiful venue in Ko Olina. We’re featuring two breathtaking ocean front settings for ceremonies and a stunning spot called the Ocean Garden for a ceremony and reception event. In fact, this ocean front paradise will be set-up for Island 98.5's Wake up Crew KreyZ Oshiro’s wedding. Be the first to see the beautiful details of KreyZ's wedding even before KreyZ and his bride do!

Light Beverages and Free Parking.

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE OCEAN GARDEN!

Free site rental valued at $3000.00!

Entries will be available that morning, one entry per person. Winner will be announced at the end of the event. Must be present to win!

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TUESDAY
2.20.18

"THE LINEUP" HOSTED AT THE PRINCE WAIKIKI.

12:30 PM - DOORS OPEN
1:00 PM - WELCOME

1:30 PM - BERNADETTE M. BAILLE FROM THE KNOT
2:00 PM - BRIT BERTINO FROM EVENT EXCELLENCE
3:00 PM - LENNY TALARICO FROM MGM RESORTS LAS VEGAS
4:00 PM - DAVID TUTERA

5:00 PM - COCKTAIL PARTY

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with the pros. Wedding Week Hawaii is proud to announce our featured guest speakers for THE LINEUP.

We will be dazzled by the incredible celebrity wedding planner David Tutera as our headliner. Joining Mr. Tutera will be the remarkable Lenny Talarico, Executive Director for MGM Resorts Event Productions. In addition, the brilliant internationally renowned Brit Bertino of Event Excellence will share her expertise.

Industry Workshop: $75
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Industry Workshop and VIP Cocktail Reception: $125
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Wedding Week Hawaii will be sponsoring this educational event for Hawaii’s local businesses and anyone who desires to learn more about weddings and events. Tickets are required for entry and space is limited so purchase your tickets today!

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DAVID TUTERA

A Passion for Weddings 

How can you stand out among the clutter of all the venders in the wedding industry. How can you make a profit and still be creative. How can you be unique in the industry of special events and weddings. Listen to David as he shares with you how he has sustained a 30 year career in a competitive market and has remained a trendsetter in the industry as well. As a designer and planner of events, author of books, host of TV shows and designer of his retail brand, David will engage and be honest as he answers any and all questions on building your career and staying ignited with passion for your passion to plan parties.  

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LENNY TALARICO

The Art of Storytelling thru Events

Each one of us brings our own unique story to what we do, it's part of the fabric of who we are and it is what enables us to succeed in this industry. Events are no different than people; they too have their own stories waiting to be told.  Our goal as planners is to understand the messages to be
delivered and find ways to tell our clients' stories using the most appropriate tools available.  When we do that successfully we transport attendees on a storybook journey delivering the client's message or moral of the event.

1. Learn the key ingredients which must be present in any good story.  

2. Identify the basic story principles which exist; every event will fit within one of these categories. 

3. Define the key elements necessary to propel a storyline for your event. 

4. Review Case Studies of actual events and evaluate the stories they told.

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BRIT BERTINO

2018 Wedding Trend Report

Each year the Academy of Wedding and Event Planning team up with some of the top wedding professionals in the world and they develop an extensive report of the latest wedding trends. Learn from Brit as she covers the 2018 wedding trends from the Academy and her industry friends in the fields of venues, themes, decor, catering, flowers and more! Sponsored by WIPA , The Wedding International Professionals Association.

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BERNADETTE BAILLIE

Social Media and Marketing Must-Dos for 2018

Director, Sales Training & The Knot Educator

Bernadette M. Baillie has more than 20 years experience executing consumer and trade marketing for some of the world's top brands including MTV, Nickelodeon and Sony Music Entertainment. Bernadette has been a featured speaker at Wedding MBA, JCK, NACE and The Special Event.

Bernadette earned her undergraduate degree in Advertising from Pepperdine University and attended NYU's Gallatin program focusing on International Relations & New Media. She is a mother of 4, lover of Dyson vacuums and foodie that likes to try regional cuisine wherever her travels take her. Bernadette lives in San Diego, California.


WEDNESDAY
2.21.18

"FEATHERS AND PEARLS" ROUND TOP EXPERIENCE AT THE NUTRIDGE ESTATE.

"FEATHERS & PEARLS" 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wedding Week Hawaii, The Reception, Millwood Ohana Productions and From Above Entertainment presents "Feathers and Pearls - Round Top Experience", Wednesday, Febuary 21, 2018 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Hawaii's premier wedding venue, the Nutridge Estate. Free self parking and free luxury shuttle.

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FEATHERS & PEARLS

Join us for an elegant night filled with live music, delicious cuisines, specialty crafted cocktails, complimentary champagne and an exlucisve fashion show, featuring celebrity wedding coordinator and designer, David Tutera's latest bridesmaid line "Gather and Gown"

Celebrate a night in the "Roaring 20's", the wonderful era when our beautiful Nutridge Estate was built. Come dressed to impress!

Ladies - Adorn yourselves with pearls, feather boas, beaded head bands, and vintage flapper dresses!

Gentlemen - Come dressed in your snazzy suspenders, fedora hats, bow ties, and pin striped anything!


THURSDAY
2.22.18

INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE WEDDING SHOWCASE & TASTING

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Shopping, dining, and weddings “marry” at International Marketplace, as they showcase all they have to offer for once-in-a-lifetime events.  On display will be luxurious items for weddings in one area of the center, followed by a dine-around, sure not to be missed!

Join us in the heart of Waikīkī for wedding planning under the stars and a tasting at our International Market Place Wedding Showcase & Tasting. At our showcase you’ll find attire for your wedding party, learn about wedding shopping experiences for you and your friends, explore favor options and more.

Afterwards, get a taste of reception dishes and enjoy a cocktail and mixology experience on our Grand Lānai at Eating House 1849, STRIPSTEAK and Yauatcha.
Enjoy special offers from participating retailers at International Market Place, just for Wedding Week!
Note: need not be engaged to attend. This event is open to all (18 and over). Consider it a great opportunity to try foods from three amazing restaurants in one evening, or make it a "girls/boys night out!"

Here's a sneak peek of the menu!

EATING HOUSE 1849
Nalo Farms Grilled Baby Romaine Caesar
For Tender Beef Short Rib & Kaua 'i Prawns
Dark Chocolate Pot De Creme
Sitnature Hawaiian Martini

STRIPSTEAK
Kona Lobster Tacos
Local Watermelon and Shishito Peppers Skewers
NY Stripsteak

YAUATCHA
Venison Puff
Stir Fry Malaysian Kwetio Noodle
Dessert
Lychee Rose Martini

Complimentary validated parking at International Market Place. Enter on Kūhiō Avenue.

$85 per person OR make it a date! Purchase 2 or more tickets for $80 a head! Space is limited! 

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FRIDAY
2.23.18

EAT THE STREET: CHOCOLATE EDITION

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The first “Eat the Street” food truck rally was held in 2011 in a small parking lot on Kapiolani Boulevard. With a turnout of over 1,500 people, many trucks and vendors sold out of their food, sparking an idea that caught fire, becoming what is now a much anticipated, monthly event for the public.

We are thrilled to partner with Eat The Street as we close off our second annual Wedding Week Hawaii. Hawaii's top food trucks and Hawaii's top wedding vendors will be in one place bringing worldwide cuisine and top notch wedding services to the heart of Kakaako! 


LAHAINA LOFT PAU HANA PARTY.

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Maui Wedding Association and Lahaina Loft invite you to a Wedding Industry Professionals Event - As the 2018 Wedding Week Hawaii comes to an end, you are invited to "Wine Down" at the Lahaina Loft on Friday February 23rd from 5-8pm.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Wedding Week Hawaii right here on Maui! Join us for an evening of conversation, music, pupu's and of course wine! Enjoy a night meeting new vendors and chatting with old friends. Delicious pupu's will be passed as you mingle among Maui's best in the industry. Carolee Higashino will be in attendance and sharing her vision for expanding Wedding Week Hawaii to Maui in 2019. All wedding industry professionals are welcome to attend this first Maui Wedding Week Hawaii event!

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THE HILO HAWAIIAN HOTEL 10TH ANNUAL BRIDAL FAIR.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pacific Media Group, Simply Said The Wedding Store & Hilo Hawaiian Hotel presents The Masquerade Bridal Fair. Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6:00p-9:00p at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Experience the best vendors and location East Hawai’i has to offer.

Free parking and no cover charge. Click Here for more information.