Summer Dinner + Movie Night | 8.7.16

On August 7, 2016, over 100 wedding industry family and friends gathered at Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute for a fun filled afternoon & evening for Love Gives Hawaii Summer Dinner + Movie Night. The day started off with gray clouds and pouring rain all over the island (even on the West side!) but as the day went on the sunny skies appeared and there wasn't a rain drop in sight. 

Everyone enjoyed yummy treats and snacks & there were awesome activities for everyone to take advantage of including:  lawn games, photo both, hair braiding, glitter tattoos & face painting.  

As everyone settled on their lawn chairs & blankets to get ready for the movie viewing,  we all enjoyed a beautiful "Lanikuhonua Sunset."  We couldn't have asked for a more picture perfect backdrop.

We all had an amazing time!  Thank you for all the support & a special thank you to all our vendors that made this event a success!

- Tristin + LGH Team

Island Popper

Photo Ops Hawaii

Tropical Moon Events

JNJ Food & Beverage Store (Aiea Town Square)

Ever After Events

Bradley & Lily Fine Stationery

Accel Party Rentals

Randy Allen

Kona Ice

See the full gallery here =) 

LGH Launch + Industry Mixer | 7.20.16

They came. They learned. They are now a part of Love Gives Hawaii! On July 20, 2016, curious minds of the Oahu wedding community united at the Honolulu Design Center's Cupola Theater to discover the recent buzz surrounding LGH. As we celebrated the official Launch & Mixer Party, attendees were immersed in first hand information on the who, what, why, of this new endeavor, and were encouraged to share in the mission by embracing and supporting LGH via volunteerism, charitable giving, and attendance at future fundraising events.

On hand were Mary Saunders, Executive Director of Family Promise of Hawaii and Amanda Belton, Director of Catering and Conference Services, Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina, both of whom are key partners for the January 29, 2017 inaugural LGH Gala.

It was a BLAST!!! Thank you for the generous support that made this event a success!

Honolulu Design Center 

Bella Weddings & Events 

Dave Miyamoto & Company 

ARIA Studios

Jeremy Cheng

Mike Tulba

Photo Box Hawaii

Mood Event

The Wedding Linen Company

A Cake Life

Magnolia Bakery

The Sugar Hut

"Family Dinner" Part II at Chef Elmer's Island Cuisine

Our Hawaii wedding industry is so awesome. BEYOND AWESOME! We have such a special group of individuals and businesses that truly care about their work, their clients and each other. Being a part of this industry is like being a part of a giant extended family. So, whenever we get together, it's like a huge family dinner! 

That's exactly what happened on June 15, at Love Gives Hawaii's second mini-fundraiser at Chef Elmer Guzman's Mililani Poke Stop location. 16 friends enjoyed a fabulous menu of Pastrami Cured Salmon Toast, Keawe Smoked Chicken Salad, Slow Braised Adobo Oxtail (it was as amazing as it sounds!!), and Blueberry Clafoutis. Yum, yum, yum!

Incorporators Nichole Shin, Sandra Williams, and Diana Caro-Salvador shared the inspiration behind the vision and mission for Love Gives Hawaii and we screened a video we created to showcase our LGH beneficiary, Family Promise of Hawaii.

Our next event is a industry mixer at Amuse Wine Bar on July 20. Keep on the lookout for more information or email for details.


Photos by Kai Photo

Inaugural Chef Dinner with Chef Elmer’s Island Cuisine

On May 25, 2016, fifteen of Oahu’s wedding and event small business owners united for Love Gives Hawaii’s inaugural mini-fundraiser at the Mililani Poke Stop location.  Chef Elmer Guzman and his team surprised and delighted with an exquisite menu designed exclusively for this Chef Dinner.  Incorporators Nichole Shin, Sandra Williams, and Diana Caro-Salvador introduced the inspiration behind the vision and mission for Love Gives Hawaii to their peers. They were met with excitement for the organization and anticipation for the grand finale Gala Event taking place in January 2017 at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina.   

The next Chef Dinner will take place on June 15, 2016, once again hosted by Chef Elmer at his Mililani Poke Stop location.  Seating is limited to 16 people and tickets are $45, due in cash at the event.  Proceeds benefit Love Gives Hawaii.  Email for details.

-- Diana

Photos by Bianca Photography =)