Reception Tables

Reception Tables

Reception tables with personality often make a huge statement!

Have you thought about how your wedding reception tables will look? Napkin folds, place cards, menu cards and centerpieces are only a few of the decisions you will have to make when carefully planning out your table design. First Class Weddings specializes in assisting our clients with little details like these…and so much more.

Forest Green, Chestnut Brown, and Crimson are only a few of the options you see here. We hope that these inspirations will get you to thinking about your reception table set-up & decor.

Reception TablesCrimson Napkins in the shape of a fan on Burgundy table cloths with a Silver charger and embraced with a square brushed silver napkin ring that proudly sits on top of a menu card.

Reception TablesCustom designed menu cards simply placed on matching china and elaborate table linens.

Reception TablesSquare chargers wrapped with a lavender napkin sit on top of a matching diamond-tuck linen. The place cards are placed under a special glass plate.

Reception TablesLeft: Monstera leaf chargers carry a gold napkin that is embellished with a fresh Plumeria flower and hosts bamboo utensils. The right side hosts a classic embroidered napkin that folds into a pocket which carries the menu card.

Reception TablesClassic white napkins folded in a ruffled pocket carries the menu card, a single white orchid and greenery.

Reception tablesLeft: Ivory napkins on platinum chargers with custom table runners adorn this table with pink accents. Right side is a simple rose tucked into a gold napkin fold and placed on Gold Rimmed chargers.

Reception TablesSolid gold chargers with ivory napkins and custom menu cards adorn this chocolate brown reception table.

Your reception tables options are endless…

Playing around with your ideas at home can often give you a more visual idea of how you would like your reception tables to look. Just keep in mind that your linens, chargers and china may be limited to the venue you have chosen (unless you want to pay extra to provide them yourself).

The only “Seal” to look for in the Wedding industry!

Reception tables by First Class Weddings

Luau Wedding

Luau WeddingLuau Wedding:

Old Lahaina Luau Wedding Location
Located in Lahaina, Maui, this small and private garden area hidden in a cozy little area that sits off to the side of the property. This is an oceanfront venue with no beach. Luau tickets are sold separately from the wedding grounds fee. The Old Lahaina Luau works perfect if you want to have your wedding in mid afternoon and then attend the Luau afterwords (for your reception).  You would enjoy an authentic Hawaiian buffet, full open bar, and an exciting luau show that ends around 8pm (Maui time).

  • $2,850 for a party of up to 10
  • Additional Guests $15 per person
  • Wedding venue fees include chairs and Mai Tais for up to 30 guests.
  • A 20% service fee will be added to the total sales
  • Please add 4.166% Hawaii State Tax
  • Luau Tickets are sold Separately

This wedding luau venue includes, Oceanfront Location, Assistance with obtaining a Marriage license, Kahu (Licensed Officiant), Mea oli – Chanter/Conch shell blower, White Padded Chairs, Wedding Lei Exchange, Tropical Bridal Bouquet, 6” Old Lahaina Lu’au Signature Wedding Cake, Water Station, Sparkling Cider Toast, 1½ hours of Standard Photography , Four 5X7 Luau Portraits, On-site Coordinator, Keepsake Wedding Certificate

We invite you to call First Class Weddings if you have any other questions. That’s what we’re here for :)

Luau Wedding by First Class weddings

White Flowers

White FlowersWhite Flowers:

Classic white flowers have a timeless elegance about them. Although some are fragile (like the gardenias shown here) the mere simplicity of choosing only white flowers on your wedding day truly creates a timeless photograph.

White Flowers

This is a large white calla lily bouquet that has been wrapped with white satin and organza ribbon. This bride was a special client and the cameo pin was a beautiful idea!

White Flowers

A rather large boutonniere yet the white flowers of the phalaenopsis orchid is a tropical sensation.

White flowers

Ahhhh, one of our favorite flowers. The White Plumeria which possess the sweetest fragrance ever! They are great for decor, petal pathways, tables, etc. yet they are rarely seen in a bouquet.

White Flowers

The white Phalaenopsis Cascading Bouquet. These white flowers have many different colored throats.

White Flowers

White roses, orchids and tuberose blossoms.

Start a trend by wrapping the stems up with custom ribbon, add a broach, rhinestones, hat pins, pendants, buttons or any unique item and simply create a bouquet that is a true reflection of who you are. Click here for a detailed description of bouquet styles.

White Flowers by First Class Weddings

Wedding Cakes

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three tier stacked square wedding cake with green orchids and chocolate brown embellishments

Wedding Cake:

With so many wedding cake designs to choose from how could you possibly decide? Over the years we have had thousands of custom made wedding cakes and here are a few creations we have provided for some of our brides. We will be featuring many more in our future months and we hope they will inspire you to be just as creative…or more.

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4-tier Imperial wedding cake with fondant & gold trim

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2-tier stacked wedding cake with beach scene and starfish cake topper

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3-tier butter cream wedding cake with frosting bow topper and lavender trim

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Are you having a custom wedding cake at your reception? Submit a photo of your wedding cake to info@firstclassweddings.com and we will post it on our blog!

Check out our First Class Weddings Newspaper for more fun and inspirational wedding trends. It’s new and there isn’t anything else like it!

Wedding Cake by First Class Weddings

Getting Married

Getting Married

Will you marry me?

Getting Married:

Now that you’re getting married we would like to help you balance out the euphoria of being engaged with the actual planning of the wedding itself. After all, with the abundance of information on the web you could develop a case of “wedding clutter syndrome” and that would be a “couples” disaster!

So, before you begin gathering information on the web we highly suggest that you first make the following 3 decisions (together).

1. Will you be having a Home or Destination Wedding?

2. Will you be hiring a Wedding Planner?

3. And your preferred Wedding date is…

Now if you decided on having a home-town wedding then First Class Weddings feels that weddingdetails is a great place to begin. This site offers a wealth of valuable information and is an excellent resource for any bride and groom.

For the adventurous couple that would like to explore having a destination wedding then we suggest you consider Hawaii as your landing spot and gohawaii is a great site to begin drooling over the island life. However if a tropical wedding isn’t for you we invite you to check out majestic Colorado. This state offers some spectacular wedding venues in the mountains, lakeside, riverside, canyons, meadows, forests, and other beautiful venues worthy of your attention.

Finally, should you choose to hire a wedding planner we invite you to take a peek at A First Class Wedding. This is a company that truly has your best interest at heart, we have serviced thousands of clientele and continually strive to work in the best interest of you.

 Getting Married is easy with First Class Weddings

Grand Wailea

Grand Wailea

Grand Wailea Resort:

Looking for a spectacular venue setting? This is a very custom designed Indian-American wedding ceremony that we did for a special couple. This location shows you how a dream can become a reality. Of course, you have to have the budget to accommodate such a request. Yet seating over a 100 guests are no problem at this venue and First Class Weddings is just the expert that can help you achieve your dream.

Grand Wailea Resort by First Class Weddings

The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book

Wedding imagesThe Best of Hawaii Wedding Book

If you’ve dreamed about getting married in paradise, The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book will take the guesswork out of planning your destination wedding. Find the perfect location and hire the best professionals with the most complete tell-all for getting married in Hawaii. Expert planner Tammy Perkins reveals her local wedding favorites—from a variety of venues to caters, florists to photographers—and presents exclusive insider info, plus tips on making the most of what the Islands have to offer.

“Tammy wrote the book on Maui marriages—literally. With one fairy tale wedding after another in 12 years of planning, she has decided to share the invaluable contents of her little black book. The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book is a jacketpot of information with an industry insider’s point of view.” — Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine

Wedding book

Click to purchase at Amazon.com

About the Book
Each section of The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book offers all the little details to help you make the best wedding decisions.

Part 1 provides general information about marrying in Hawaii, including marriage requirements and weather considerations, and also specific information about Maui, Kauai, and Lanai so you can decide which island fits you best.

Part 2 offers reviews of the top wedding and reception sites including beaches, gardens, churches, resorts, and restaurants. Reviews contain an intimate portrait of each venue, plus details such as capacity, grounds fees, and policies. There are also suggestions for nearby dining options. Each type of site has an introduction with general information and summaries of things to consider prior to finalizing your decision. There is also a color insert which showcases photography of a selection of the locations.

Wedding Book Kindle Version

Kindle Edition Now Available at Amazon.com

Part 3 contains valuable information about professional services ranging from officiants to florists, plus handy listings of recommended vendors. Get the inside scoop on licensing requirements, fees, and vendor guidelines specific to our islands, which aren’t publicly displayed anywhere else.

Travel and accommodation information can be found in Part 4 which is an important resource for any destination wedding.

In Part 5 you will find a destination planner with worksheets, plus many tips on making your day run smoothly. Fill out the destination planner worksheet with the key points of your dream wedding so that you can get a better handle on your vision. Part 5 also outlines the benefits of enlisting the help of a professional planner.

The vendor listings are the best of what Maui , Kauai, and Lanai have to offer. Inclusion in this book is based on good business ethics, working relationships, the ability to consistently deliver a quality product, the level of skill, experience in the field, and most important, the ability to deliver outstanding customer service.

The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book by Tammy Ash Perkins, founder of First Class Weddings

Wedding Photos

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Wedding Photos – Smile for me Baby!

When shopping around for a great wedding photographer it is imperative that you ask to see more of their work than what is available on their web site. In addition, we suggest that you ask these important questions.

  • Will you personally be taking my wedding photos?
  • Will you be bringing an assistant?
  • Can my family take photos at the same time as you?
  • How much do you charge for overtime?
  • What will you (and assistant) wear on my wedding day?
  • Do you bring back-up equipment?
  • How long after the wedding will it take to receive my proofs and album?

A FRESH IDEA: In addition to securing a great photographer for your wedding day we suggest picking up the camera yourself (if time allows) and taking a picture or two of your life long partner. Taking your own images are great fun and you may possibly capture some adorable moments.

Wedding Photos by First Class Weddings

Marriage

Marriage

Marriage Will Last a Lifetime!

A little research would tell you that marriages that last a lifetime are at an all time low. Several reports, reviews and opinions on the sensitive subject of making marriage work are indifferent so we make no guarantees on how long your marriage will last  However, we would like to suggest that these ten things would make a significant difference on the overall health, happiness and length of your marriage… should you take them to heart.

  1. Time
  2. Patience
  3. Honesty
  4. Love
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Commitment to Marriage
  7. Loyalty
  8. Respect
  9. Communication
  10. Partnership

And when times get hard, remember the love that you once shared together and please try and make an effort to celebrate your commitment together as often as you can. Telling each other that you love them every single day, how much you admire them, or how special they made you feel by doing something for you is a few of many ways you can keep the love alive. We also encourage you to remember that you are in it for better and for worse. The love you have for each other must be strong enough to endure all obstacles, and with a little luck, it can.

Marriage by First Class Weddings

Wedding Signs

Wedding Signs

Wedding Signs – Found on Etsy.com

With all the wedding products sold on the internet we felt it necessary to clear through the web clutter and deliver to our readers some of the best places to shop on-line for the latest and greatest wedding signs and other favorite items. Etsy.com is one of our favorites and we hope that you will take a moment to visit their web site. Etsy is a community and a company that spans the globe. From hand made to vintage items, Etsy offers some impressive wedding items to choose from. We proudly invite you to check them out at www.etsy.com.
Hawaiian Wedding Signs by First Class Weddings