Our Hawaiian beach wedding dresses are designed to be casual yet elegant, modern yet nostalgic, and most of all, comfortable. After all, many of our brides are planning to get married on the beach, and it can be more difficult than it seems at first to pull off beach elegance (think heat and wind). We're here to help you do just that, in style and comfort! We've put a lot of thought and care into our wedding dresses and are always thinking of new prints and new styles tailored specifically for a beach wedding. Each wedding dress has a life all its own, and each dress is special to us.
Hawaiian wedding dresses are still something of a "new thing," as are Hawaiian style wedding parties. In fact, the inspiration for the Hawaiian Wedding Shop comes from a seed planted in the mind of one of our founders. In 2000, while visiting a friend's home on Maui, she saw wedding pictures from her friend's sister's wedding on the wall -- and the wedding party was decked out in matching aloha wear. What a great idea! She had never seen a Hawaiian style bridal party before. There was just one problem: most wedding dresses do not go well with a Hawaiian or tropical theme.
We started PainaGirl.com in 2002 with that in mind; we wanted to share this unique idea with the rest of the world and suggested Hawaiian shirts and dresses for bridal parties. Everyone loved it! People even got married in aloha wear; it didn't need to be white for some couples. However, we thought it wouldn't be right without a beautiful, appropriate Hawaiian wedding dress for the bride, so we set to work designing them. Hawaiian Wedding Shop opened its doors online in October 2002 with the mission of helping couples conveniently create their own perfect, Hawaiian style weddings -- even if they were not in Hawaii. We started out with five dresses and have faithfully added new wedding dresses in new fabrics and new prints since then.
We've been having a blast helping thousands of couples create their own perfect Hawaiian style weddings, and we will continue to innovate as much as we can!
We've built up quite a collection in our years online, with wedding dresses in the following fabrics:
white on white polyester/cotton blend in different prints -Pikake Bridal Collection Original Line of Hawaiian Wedding Dresses and Shirts
white on white 100% cotton - Mystic Hawaii Wedding Collection
sand on white herringbone rayon - Alii Collection
white on ivory rayon - Pua O Hawaii Hawaiian Wedding Dresses and Shirts
white rayon jacquard (laua`e fern design woven into the fabric... it's absolutely gorgeous!) - Laua`e Collection. This collection shares styles with our very popular Ali`i Collection.