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Congratulations to Maria and Ken!
This great couple is tying the knot at the Las Rocas Resort Spa
in Rosarito, Mexico.

We handcrafted the Cherry Blossom invitation ensemble
including pink hand lined envelopes, reply cards,
Charity card, Accommodation card,
custom guestbook, and wish tree cards.
The wishing cards are a new custom where guest write in
a special wish for the newlyweds
and hang the wishing card on a wishing tree at the reception.

“Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.”
~Ambrose Bierce

with love~
Lenila and Staff


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It’s our busy time of year and I wanted to stop and congratulate a few  of our latest clients.
Please note we did not use our couple’s actual invitations for privacy purposes.

Congratulations to Australian couple Kristina and Josh
getting married
at Turtle Bay Resort in the Pavilion Wedding Chapel in Oahu.
They chose the appropriate Honu Turtle Beach wedding invitation.

Congratulations to Melinda and James from Canada!
They tied the knot at the
Bavaro Princess All Suites All Inclusive Resort and Spa
in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
We hand crafted the Tropical Beach Wedding invitation for them.

And finally Congrats to Karen and Destin from Florida!
They got married at the Pu’unhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
in Honaunau, Hawaii with a reception following at the Royal Kona Resort
Sunset Cove Terrace, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
And they chose the Honu Pair Beach wedding invitation. Simply Beautiful!

“Lenila-thank you again for the beautiful invitations
that started the mood for the entire planning process.
Thanks again, Melinda and Jamie”

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always
with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

“The secret to having a good marriage is to understand
that marriage must
be total,
it must be permanent, and it must be equal.”

Frank Pittman

Have a great day and LOVE for all reasons~


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We hope you all have a wonderful, safe Christmas and an amazing New Year!

Thanks so much for all your support and friendship~

it means the world to us!

with love,

DBL staff: Mary, Lenila (holding Valentine) and Carrie

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Kelly & Joel are set to be married in Hawaii this coming November and here’s the “411” on what they’ve been up to so far!


Kelly & Joel

Q: Where are you at in your wedding planning process?
A: Everything is done. We’ve chosen everything we wanted out of a
destination wedding, from the Wedding Planner, the cake, flights,
condos (which I booked with private condo owners through http://www.vrbo.com)
as well as the festivities (luau & after wedding dinner).

Q: Do you have any tips and/or advice for other destination brides?
A: Relax and have fun. Make a list of everything that you have always
wanted from a wedding. I.e., your hair, make-up, your dress (If you do the
research and find your dress, you might want to try eBay to find your dress
for a deal. Be sure to read the reviews . I found my dress for a fraction of the price!)
If you are planning a destination wedding, check out Google. You can find ideas on how your
wedding party should dress, research flowers, cake, colors, etc. Google wedding planners and
read reviews. See if you can contact previous clients of the wedding planner you are researching.
Once you choose one, start a dialogue with your planner with what your vision is and go from

Q: What destination did you choose for your wedding and why?
A: We chose Maui, Hawaii because it is beautiful. I went there as a young girl and discovered
that it is my second favorite place in the world next to the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC,
where I grew up. There are multiple beaches with fabulous backdrops for photo ops.
Best of all, everyone speaks English and my wedding planner is amazing!

Q: Which invitation did you select for your wedding?

Plumeria Blue Wedding Invitations - Designs by Lenila

A: We chose the plumeria wedding invitation because plumerias take my breath away.
As a young girl first going to Maui, they smelled, felt and looked both simple and elegant.
My fiance, Joel was extremely okay with what I wanted, but I wanted his input too.
I initially would have chosen the yellow/white plumeria,
but felt it should represent the both of us, so we settled on the blue plumeria.

Thanks Kelly for sharing your experiences and tips for your destination wedding!

From all of us here at Designs by Lenila, we wish you a lifetime of friendship, laughter and love.

Aloha Nui Loa,


Designs by Lenila

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A heart felt Congratulations to Jill and Wayn who just recently
tied the knot on July 13th in Oahu Hawaii!

Jill & Wayn used Designs by Lenila’s  Yellow Plumeria Sinamay Lace Invitation.

Designs by Lenila’s Yellow Plumeria Invitations

The bride & groom exchanged nuptials at the Moli’i Pavilion at Kulaoa Ranch on Oahu, Hawaii.

Moli’i Pavilion & Gardens, Kualoa Ranch

 “Moli’i Gardens overlooks a beautiful and historic 125-acre Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond,
the largest and most well-preserved fishpond in Hawaiʻi
From covered pavilion and a main lawn area, a grand staircase leads
down to a lower garden area at the water’s edge.” ~ excerpt from Kualoa.com

Jill & Wayn, from all of us here at Designs by Lenila,
we wish you a lifetime full of laughter, friendship & love.

Aloha Nui Loa,

Michele from Designs by Lenila

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Congratulations to Jessie and Brad getting married on September 10 on the shores of Maluaka Beach, Hawaii.  Maluaka Beach also known as “Turtle Town,” is located on the island of Maui.

Maluaka Beach – photo courtesy of opentravelinfo.com

Maluaka Beach is located just south of  Wailea at the end of Makena Road.  This is one of the best places to find Hawaiian
green sea turtles in Maui!  ~Maui Snorkeling Guide

Designs by Lenila - Honu Turtle Pair Invitation

They used our Honu Pair Invitation ensemble.

Congratulations again to you Jessie & Brad!
From all of us here at Designs by Lenila, we wish you a lifetime of love, friendship and laughter!

Aloha Nui Loa,

Michele from Designs by Lenila
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Congratulations to the newlyweds to be Patricia and Ramon!

Designs by Lenila’s – Hawaiian Island Wedding invitation in Sinamay Lace

Patricia and Ramon selected Designs by Lenila‘s Hawaiian Islands Wedding Invitation in Sinamay Lace.   (image pictured above)

They will  getting married on July 10th at Makena Cove Beach in Maui, Hawaii.

Image of makena-cove-beach courtesy of maui-maps.com

Did you know:  That Makena Cove Beach (also known as Secret Cove) is one of the most photographed beaches in Hawaii? It’s a beautiful beach that is difficult to find, but once you do, you’ll love what you see!

 “Once inside Secret Cove, you’ll see a beautiful view of the Hawaiian island of Kahoolawe in the distance.  The island is about 10 miles from Secret Cove.  The best place to snorkel is to the right as you face the ocean.  Green sea turtles can often be found along the coral reef system to the right, and some of the best snorkeling is out about 100 feet from the shoreline.” –Excerpt taken from Examiner.com

Their reception will be held at the The Royal Lahaina Resort.

The Royal Lahaina Resort

 “The Royal Lahaina Resort is located on Maui which, for an unprecedented 16th time, has been honored by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the “Best Islands in the World.” The 27-acre Resort is set on Kaanapali Beach, which was voted “America’s Best Beach.” What was once the exclusive retreat for Maui’s royalty is now one of the most sought after tropical destinations in the world.

It is also one of the most gracious and welcoming. You will know you’re in Hawai’i the moment you set foot in the understated lobby. From the cool flagstone beneath your feet to the warm koa-wood walls and inviting wicker easy chairs, you will feel the soothing embrace of the tropics.”
Excerpt from Royal Lahaina Resort site

Patricia & Ramon, from all of us here at Designs by Lenila, we wish you & your soulmate a wonderful life together forever!

Aloha Nui Loa,

Michele from Designs by Lenila

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