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Wedding of...

Orlena Wong and Patrick Sambueno

March 22, 2008

Lanikuhonua, Oahu Hawaii


written by Mona Hirata of Weddings by Grace and Mona

About the Couple:

If you're a believer in destiny, you'd have to believe that Orlena and Patrick were meant to be together.  The coincidences which suggest they should be a couple are simply uncanny.  Compatibility tests placed them above 90% (quite rare for most couples) and their astrological signs indicate a near perfect match.  In fact, when Orlena and Patrick chose their wedding date, neither of them knew that both sets of parents shared the same anniversary date!  As a nod to this romantic coincidence, Orlena and Patrick invited their parents to join in their ceremonial cake-cutting for a touching, picture-perfect moment.

About the Wedding:

Orlena and Patrick chose a fresh, citrus-y orange to accent their wedding.  The royal ilima twisted int o Patrick's maile lei made a stunning statement against his crisp black suit, and hints of the same orange could be found throughout the wedding, as subtle punctuations of style and personality.  Dainty favor boxes adorned with a vibrant orange ribbon held tasty dried mango flavored with li-hing powder, not only a perfect color match, but a favorite item of the bride's.  Their sweetheart table, dressed in a pretty, orange-trimmed, lace table linen, made for a beautiful table display, fit for the king and queen of the evening.  Most importantly, the happy couple enjoyed many laughs and memorable moments with their guests, as evidenced by their photos, and really, what more could any bride and groom as for on their special day?!




Elite Wedding Professionals

Wedding Coordinator: Weddings by Grace and Mona

Photographer: Shawn Starr Photography

Videographer:  Crane Media Productions

Florist: Easley Designs

Ceremony -- Kika Hawaii
Reception -- Jon Base Base
Catering: Creations in Catering
Bakery: Signature Sweets
Formal Wear: Masako Formals

























  "Relax, Relax, Relax and have Fun!  It only happens once a lifetime, so you better enjoy it!"

Newlyweds, Orlena Wong and Patrick Sambueno




















  All photos take by: Shawn Starr Photography :