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Had another wonderful busy day at the Carlsbad Village Faire!
Had my usual suspects helping me out..
A big THANK YOU to Mary Villegas, her daughter, CC, Serena Batali and William Parker.

Look no further for tropical stationery! At Designs by Lenila, we are a full service stationery shop.
Whether getting married in the Cayman Islands, BWI at the www.ritzcarlton.com/GrandCayman,
or hosting an anniversary shin dig in Hawaii at thewaldorfastoria.hilton.com/ ,
we have chic, unique stationery and products  for you!

Designsnbylenila.com

1.800.860.0386

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While browsing through Hawaiian information sites, I came across this very informative website, http://www.alohafriendsshop.com. They have a plethora of information and gifts for the Hawaiian themed event.  This company was started by a couple, Mike and Kim Crinella, who on vacation in Hawaii, decided it was the place they needed to live. 23 years later they are living their dream.

Island Dreaming by Lenila Batali


Here is some excellent information about the Lei Exchange during a wedding ceremony:

A lei exchange can be easily added to any wedding ceremony. Giving someone a lei symbolizes the love, affection, and respect you have for the person you are giving the lei to. Having a lei exchange is beautiful way to express your eternal love Hawaiian style on your special day. It is customary to give a kiss on the cheek when adorning someone with a lei. 

Bride and Groom Lei Exchange at the Start of the Ceremony
This lei exchange is done before the start of the ceremony when the bride makes her entrance. The best man holds the grooms lei for the bride and the maid of honor holds the brides lei for the groom. When the bride makes her entrance and meets with her groom they take the leis from maid of honor and best man and adorn each other with them.

Bride and Groom Lei Exchange Before the Ring Exchange
This lei exchange is done just before the ring exchange. The flower girl or maid of honor holds the leis for the bride and groom during the ceremony. Just before the ring exchange the flower girl/maid of honor presents the leis to the bride and groom and they exchange leis.

Parents of the Bride and Groom Present Leis to Their Child at the Start of the Ceremony
At the start of the ceremony the parents of the groom come forward and adorn their son with a lei then the parents of the bride come forward and adorn their daughter. The parents then offer their blessing of the marriage and return to their seat. The bride and groom can also have leis for their parents to adorn them with as well.

Parents of the Bride and Groom Present Leis to Their Child Before the Ring Exchange
Before the ring exchange the parents of the groom come forward and adorn their son with a lei then the parents of the bride come forward and adorn their daughter. The parents then offer their blessing of the marriage and return to their seat. The bride and groom can also have leis for their parents to adorn them with as well.

Parents of the Bride Exchange Leis with the Groom and the Parents of the Groom Exchange Leis with the Bride at the Start of the Ceremony
This is a great way for the parents to symbolize the acceptance of their child’s mate into their lives and the joining of the two families. At the start of the ceremony the parents of the groom come forward and adorn the bride with a lei then the parents of the bride come forward and adorn their groom. The bride and groom then present each of their in-laws with a lei.

Bride and Groom Present Leis to the Immediate Family
This involves the entire immediate family with the wedding and allows them to be a part of wedding ceremony where the two families become one. Depending on how many leis you will need have one or two flower girls that will hold the leis and bring them up when needed. After the ring exchange call your special family members forward by name and have them come up to receive leis. At this time the flower girl(s) bring the leis to the bride and groom. Before the bride and groom adorns the  family members in leis make a statement to the attendees of your love for your family and your looking forward to your new life together as one a family, or something of that nature to make your family feel special and loved. The bride and groom then adorn the family members in leis. This is a popular ceremony for marriages when the bride and/or groom brings children from a prior relationship into the marriage.

“Where Love is concerned, too much is not even enough.”

~Pierre-Augutin de Beaumarchais

xo,
Lenila
Designs by Lenila

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ALOHA~
Are you sending a gift that calls for Hawaiian text?
Here are some popular Hawaiian Phrases for Gifts:

A gift for you ~ He makana nau
All my love ~ Aloha Nui Loa
Beloved ~ Ke Aloha
Come visit again ~ Kipa hou mai
Get Well ~ E Ola
Good Luck ~ Pomaika`i
Farewell to you ~ Aloha `oe
From the ___ Family ~ Mai ka ‘ohana ___

I Love You ~ Aloha Au Ia ‘Oe
I Truly Love You ~ Aloha No Au Ia ‘Oe
Just for you ~ Nau wale no
Thank you ~ Mahalo
Thank you for your hospitality ~ Mahalo no kou ho`okipa

Thank you very much ~ Mahalo nui loa
To my love ~ Ia Iho Ke Aloha
To the ____ Family ~ E ka `ohana __
Until we meet again ~ A hui hou kakou
Warm love, affection ~ Aloha Pumehana
With love ~ Me Ke Aloha
With the warmth of my love ~ Me Ke Aloha Pumehana

Designs by Lenila
create custom beach wedding invitations and announcements
with the tropical Hawaiian flair

Beach Wedding announcement

Hawaiian Islands Beach Wedding Invitation by Designs by Lenila

Elegant starfish wedding announcement
Starfish Wedding Invitation by Designs by Lenila

Pink plumeria wedding announcement

Pink Plumeria Wedding Invitation by Designs by Lenila

Tropical Tent Table Card by Designs by Lenila

Tropical Tent Table Card

Beach Wedding Invitation
Dolphin Beach Wedding Invitation

Scroll wedding invitation

Elegant seahorse scroll wedding invitations

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Congratulations to Brian and Michelle from Australia!
They are getting married at the Moana Surfrider Chapel and Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.
DesignsbyLenila created their Seastar Invitations with the sinamay envelope embellished with a sea biscuit.
And some very special favors in Seastar Cell Charms
and our exclusive Tiles of Joy.

“My bounty is as endless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
~Shakespeare

http://www.Designsbylenila.com

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I want to introduce you to my dear friend from Laguna Beach,
Jim Lashley – Architect and  Landscape Architect.
He was my mentor when I  practiced architecture 15 years ago.

He is now retired and is an amazing artist in drawing and ceramics.
Check out some of his work here…he is showing at the
Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival(which he designed) this July 2012.
Anyone interested in any pieces please email lenila@designsbylenila.com

Go forth and make your art..
any art from your heart is perfect~
Lenila

http://www.designsbylenila.com
760-731-2324

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Conratulations to Tiffany and Randall!

Getting married tropical style at the Domenichelli Farmhouse
in Cloverdale, California.

They chose the beautiful Hibiscus watercolor design
with fuchsia mulberry paper hand torn edges
wrapped with a sheer ivory ribbon
and coordinating fuchsia pearl envelope.
We also created their matching reply, registry,
and thank you cards.

“Hi Lenila-The invitations arrived safely!
They are absolutely beautiful! I LOVE them!
 Thank you for everything!”
We hope you have a special day and a love to last forever~
“Being married is like having someday permanently in your corner;
it feels limitless, not limited” ~Gloria Steinem
xox,
1.800.860.0386

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Much requested peacock themed invitations are here!
Pretty marbled Momi paper in hues of peacock teals, aqua and brown with streaks of gold wrap the bronzed envelopment.
Momi paper is hand crumpled to produce a soft, crinkled, and textured paper, making this stunningly beautiful paper.
Your custom text on the cardstock imprinted with bronze tinted peacock graphics (Lenila’s photography).
All coordinating stationery accessories available.
Call DesignsbyLenila .com/ 760-731-2324  for more details!

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