Halekulani Photo Shoot

I was so happy to be apart of this photo shoot for the beautiful Halekulani Hotel.  My favorite room as always was the Hau Terrace where I created this stunning Downton Abbey inspired table of gold embroidered overlay, gold charger &  shantung napkins, table top chandeliers with dripping crystals , gold mercury glass candles stick & vases of all sizes & lots of fullness with coral & ivory garden roses. The Halekulani Hotel is located on beautiful Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is one of my favorite hotels on the island & we  love designing weddings here.  The Hau Terrace is upstairs & a very private room to host your wedding or special event at. I love the way the doors open to the outside terrace area to reveal a gorgeous breathtaking view of the ocean & diamond head.


Location: Halekulani Hotel

Styling, event decor & floral design: Debbie Hemingway – Designs by Hemingway

Hotel Photography: Ric Noyle

Debbie’s Photography: Jeannemarie Photography

Linens: Designs by Hemingway, Wildflower Linens, Les Saisons



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Stunning view of the ocean & diamond head from the Hau Terrace room at the Halekulani. Chair corsets & overlay linens from Wildflower linens. All of our decor vases were gold mercury glass  with delicate lace accents. The gold table candelabras were so pretty with the dripping crystals, Flower of coral garden roses, freesias, spray roses adorned each vase.


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Naomi’s beautiful silver  sequins table linens & lavender napkins! We created vases of billowing purple dendrobium orchids & fuchsia & lavender roses, accented with mercury glass candles

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An orchid aisle designed in a pretty scroll pattern overlooking  breath taking Diamond Head at the Halekulani’s  newest ceremony location Kawewewehe Lawn. I am looking forward to designing weddings at this newest  wedding  spot on the hotel grounds!





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Sunset Ranch – a vintage hawaii destination wedding

This destination wedding at Sunset Ranch on Oahu’s North Shore in May was many months in the planning.  It was a super windy day but it ended up being just perfect for the couple who were nestled under a tent for their reception overlooking a beautiful pond on the property. The hillside is so beautiful with all the horses and peacocks roaming the property.

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We created a bridal bouquet with silvery succulents, dusty miller, & lavender roses. The stem of the bouquet  was wrapped with natural burlap to finish off the design. I loved how the photographer Jeannemarie photographed it against a rustic log on the Sunset Ranch property.


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We created this arbor out of natural birch poles draped with a pretty ivory lace fabric. Staying with the natural  beauty of the the ranch, a greenery garland was designed out of plumosa & eucalyptus leaves with tiny small white filler flowers woven into the garland. I sewed burlap sashes for the backs of the chivari chairs  & we used natural wooden tree stumps at the entrance to the aisle


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Loving our new organic burlap table cloth & vintage lace table runner.  Fabric strips of burlap were added to the mason jar candles &  I used hobnail vintage glass votives. These are all available for rental.

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An elegant table with fuchsia & white garden roses, veronica, eucalyptus , lavender ocean song roses, & organic greenery fillers lined atop our new organic burlap table linen with a beautiful  white vintage  lace runner accented with white baroque charger plates.


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Our new white shabby chic distressed wooden buffet server. Circa 1940 .  Pretty vintage plates atop with french macarons

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A blush pink shabby chic distressed stool with a pretty vintage  Rachel Ashwell fabric seat cover

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Our new  blush pink shabby chic distressed chair with a pretty hand carved rose on the back of the chair. This too is covered with a vintage  Rachel Ashwell fabric seat  cover


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I LOVE our new wine barrels!! We made a table top board that lays across two of the barrels to make this cute dessert & soda bar. I sewed  a burlap topper & an ivory & white lace topper as well. The barrels are great for a display bar or used as a high top cocktail table/  photo table/ cigar bar. These are available for rental


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This vintage photo back drop was weeks in the planning & designing. I found authentic vintage wallpaper from the 1930”s – 40′s circa & created this fantastic back drop for our couple. The vintage pink chairs & back drop are available for rental .




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We set up a picnic lounge area for the couple  off to the  side of the pond at Sunset Ranch.  A vintage picnic basket filled with french breads & wine, vintage plates, suitcases, old  books & a music lounge with bongos & a guitar : a perfect photo op for the couple. I can’t wait to see the couple’s photographer’s photos – Visionari. Please stay tune for more of this wedding!

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Sunset Ranch is so beautiful!! As we were setting up our florals & rental decor, horses & a baby goat came strolling by. I could not resist taking this photo with my I phone.

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Floral & event decor: Designs by Hemingway

Coordination: Naoko Kobayashi

Photography: Jeannemarie Photos

Wedding location: Sunset Ranch

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Love Mercury Glass!!

Posted by admin on Jun 26, 2013 in mercury glass, Table elements, vases, Vintage, vintage rentals

I love mercury glass. it is still one of my favorite vase textures to work with. I recently purchased blue & gold mercury glass & just love the antique / vintage look of these little jewels.

Event & floral design: designs by hemingway

Photography: visionari

Coordination : wedding scenes

Location: Royal Hills









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Wedding Teepees

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2013 in rentals, teepees, Vintage, vintage rentals

I just designed a new line of wedding teepees that we are in love with! The ideas & colors are unlimited!!  We are now offering these teepees for set up at your wedding receptions or party. Children love them & they offer a great photo op for your guests or a quiet bohemian lounge get-away area for couples. This beautiful white sheer ” Ocean Cottage Lace” has a very eterical look & has a pretty lace boarder sewn around the edges. The sheep skin fur rug & pillows add for an inviting lounge area. I am sewing a very pale blush pink one that will be ready at the end of June! The 2nd photo is our “Beach Blush Vintage Lace” teepee with lots of ruffle fabric & lace.  I  have a smaller children’s size teepee in sea glass aqua blue or a shabby chic pink & grey. I am currently sewing a very soft buttery carmel color. All of our teepees include rugs, pillows, & lighting. Stay tune for more teepees in paradise!!



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Hemingway Vintage Plates

Posted by admin on Mar 1, 2013 in rentals, Vintage, vintage plates, vintage rentals

I just launched the rental of our newest  collection of Vintage plates. These plates are gorgeous!!!! I have dinner, salad, dessert & butter plates available to rent now for all of my booked floral clients. The quantity per design is  limited as these are the real thing! Placing mismatched plates on a table adds such character for that vintage touch of Eras Past! thank you Jeanne Marie Photography for shooting these pretty plates for me




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Hemingway Bridal Bouquets

Posted by admin on Nov 13, 2012 in bridal bouquets, photographers, rentals, Vintage, vintage rentals

Photographer Jayson Tanega just shot some of my bridal bouquets for an upcoming wedding magazine ad. My vintage chairs made a cool backdrop

Photographer . Jayson Tanega Photography

Bouquet Design. Debbie Hemingway

Vintage Props/ Vintage Rentals. Designs by Hemingway







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A Bohemian Vintage Seaside Wedding

What a lovely set up this was that we designed at the historical Bayer Estate. I created a vintage inspired  floral & candle display with vintage votives, candles & vases of garden roses, antique hydrangeas & wax flower filler. We created a separate Bohemian lounge area close to the ocean/ beachside for  Miho & Akiyoshi’s  guest  lounging & photos.  Thirty minutes before the event was to end the State of Hawaii issued a Tsunami warning due to the earthquake in Canada & all beachside areas had to be safely evacuated.  I will update this blog with more photos as they come in. All of our vintage/ bohemian details are available for rental.

Floral & Event Decor designs: Debbie Hemingway





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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I wanted to remind everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I will be making a 10% donation on all orders from my brides who order any PINK Bridal Bouquets for the month of October until the end of the year ( 2012). My sister is a breast cancer survivor & we celebrated  by  enjoying a wonderful spa treatment at the amazing Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui.  We  attended the Spa’s opening night for Breast Cancer Awareness month while at the resort. The Maui Fire Department had these cute Pink MFD T-shirt’s  that all  the Maui firemen will be wearing for the month of October to bring awareness & raise money for Breast cancer. The firefighters already have raised more than $9,000. from the sale of the T-shirts & proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. MFD really rocks!!!!! Please enjoy a few of my PINK  bridal bouquets & let’s all work together to stamp out breast cancer!!





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