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How to Have a Great Wedding

This is part of a series of ongoing tips on how to have a great wedding and great wedding video and photography in Hawaii.

We have filmed and photographed a lot of weddings so we have a unique perspective on different weddings.  We had the honor of working on large weddings and small weddings.  We’ve been traveled all over Hawaii and the mainland to film weddings.  Even the governor and TV News crews have been at our weddings.

The one thing that made any wedding, large or small, a success was a good wedding coordinator.

I know you might want to save money but a good wedding coordinator will be worth their fee in savings that they can negotiate with vendors.  Plus, they stake their reputation on working with various vendors as they are a reflection on them.  Good coordinators only work with good vendors.

Another reason to get a good wedding coordinator is that they remove a lot of the wedding stress on the couple.  The only weddings where I have seen the bride freak out and cry is when she was trying to do everything herself.

If you really can’t afford to hire a professional, at the very least get someone that is a friend or relative to help you coordinate.  Make sure they that they are not your closest friend or relative because you will want your close friends and relatives to enjoy the day with you.  It is a lot of work.  Maybe have someone that you may not have otherwise invited work this role.  Plus, don’t forget to thank them and give them a gift for helping make your day special.

Unplanned things will happen during your special day.  That’s just how life is.  A good wedding coordinator will be that buffer between you and those things.

When you enjoy the day it shows up in your photos and video.  That makes everyone happy.

If you want a recommendation on a couple of awesome coordinators, please let us know and we can give you some of our favorites.  Have a great day and congratulations!

Sirinya and Khiem Highlight Wedding Film

Congratulations to Sirinya and Khiem on their marriage!  They prepared for the big day and said their “I do”s at the Immaculate Conception in Ewa Beach.  The ceremony was beautiful and the reception at Lanikuhonua was a PAR-TAAY!  Their friends and family sure did have fun in the photo booth too!

This wedding was coordinated by Carrie of Cherished in Hawaii Weddings.  We love working with her and her team!  If you are looking for someone to take care of you and your big day, she is our #1 recommendation.  Visit her and her team at www.CherishedInHawaiiWeddings.com

Mahalo to:

Wedding Coordinator, Carrie of Cherished in Hawaii Weddings

Photography by Jenna of Creatrix Photography

Music and entertainment by ND Mixx

Aloha on the Rocks

A Cake Life

The staff of Lanikunohua

Filmed by Jeff Orig, Mike Kini, and Noah Felipe

Edited by Noah Felipe and Justin Iyoki

Photo Booth operated by Rory Franzen and Larissa DLG. Nielsen of Orig Media

Jannie and Justin’s Wedding Highlight Video

Congratulations Jannie and Justin!  Such a sweet couple!  They certainly gained some experience points and leveled up that day!  The Haiku Garden was so pretty!


Locations: Haiku Gardens, Haleiwa Joe’s

Orig Media Team: Jeff Orig, Noah Felipe, and Justin Iyoki.

Edited by: Justin Iyoki

Sahar and Zameer Wedding Highlight Video

Congratulations to Sahar and Zameer!  Jeff thought it was a really cool wedding.  It was our first Afghan wedding, beautiful and full of tradition.  I asked Jeff what his favorite part was, to which he said it was that EVERYONE dance!

To check out the fun they had in our photo booth, visit our Facebook and browse through our photo albums!

Hawaii Wedding and Events Promotional Video

We were excited to film and create this promotional video for the prestigious Hawaii Wedding and Events.  Take a look at some of the awards they have received over the years for their fine work:

  • Bride’s Choice Award Winner: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • Best Event Production Award from the National Association of Catering and Events
  • Best of Honolulu Award 2012 & 2013
  • TheKnot “Best for Weddings” 2012
  • Circle of Excellence 2012
  • Grace Ormonde Platinum List 2011

Hawaii Wedding and Events was even featured in Martha Stewart Summer Issue 2011!

To learn more, visit their website at www.HawaiiWeddingsAndEvents.com


Filmed and Edited by Jeff Orig

Nicole and Christopher’s Wedding Highlight Video

Congratulations to Nicole and Christopher!  Jeff mentioned that while he was chatting with Nicole to learn more about them both and to coordinate the videography, he learned that she was a cornhusker (from Nebraska), just like his wife!  He felt a stronger connection to them because of that.  Go Cornhuskers!

Mahalo to Wedding Coordinator Jenni Glass

Ceremony filmed at Kailua Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Reception filmed at Hickam AFB Officer’s Club

Filmed by Jeff Orig and Mike Kini

Edited by Jeff Orig and Justin Iyoki

Kris and Chris Wedding Highlight Film

This awesome couple were so cool to film and work for!  The weather was just right that day and came out beautiful on camera.  Congratulations!


Here is also their Same Day Edit that we created!


Music by Tahiti Rey & Jason Alan

Location : Turtle Bay Resort, Sunset Ranch

Filmed and Edited by: Jeff Orig, Mike Kini, and Noah Felipe