Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wedding Invitations

The place to go is The Paper Crew.

She did custom letterpress invitations incorporating our tiki pendant. They came out PERFECT.

Their website is

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wedding Porn (it's not what you think)

I've gotten a few requests for information about our wedding so I will be adding details for future brides to reference. Be on the lookout for posts... BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Wedding Pics

There have been so many exciting things that have happened since the wedding. I wanted to post some pics from the photographer. Megan and Coco did an amazing job. We haven't finalized our wedding book yet but these are some of the pics that we will be using. Check in again to see updates soon!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

After the wedding.....

We can't believe it's been over a month since the wedding. We want to thank everyone who came and made this day so very special for us. There are many great memories that we will have for the rest of our lives and luckily we have many of those memories documented through all the various pictures and videos.

We were able to have a mini-moon between my rigorous work travel schedule in NYC. We also got the chance to visit the 2 Tiki bars in NYC!

Last week, we celebrated our honeymoon in Kauai due to the most amazing gift from the Rose Park Posse, the greatest neighborhood EVER. (That's why we haven't left the neighborhood in 4 1/2 years....LOL)

Wedding Day Pics


Attached are some pics from the wedding. These are contributed from family and friends. Hope you enjoy!!

More to come from the photographer!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today's the Day!

After 15 months of planning, it's finally here! Some last minute things you may want to know...

- Please arrive between 5:30-6. The wedding will take place in the Hidden Village area of the restaurant...walk through the main dining room, there will be a table at the entrance where an attendant will be seated to direct you.

- In lieu of a guestbook, there is a "Well Wishes" card that you will receive upon arrival. Please write your name and address on it and a message in the space provided. These cards will be places into an album later.

- If you are reading this before you leave...PLEASE NO SUITS OR TIES! Trust me, this wedding is not the place for them. See the above photo for hints as to the wedding party attire.

- Have fun! Don the Beachcomber has some of the greatest Tiki cocktails on the west coast, make sure to try some of them! My personal favorite is the Rum Barrel...also worth trying are the 1934 Zombie (limit 2!) and the Mai Tai.

See everyone there tonight...we can't wait! Thanks so much!

Jason and Dannelle

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Introducing the Tikiyaki Orchestra and Master of Ceremonies Marty Lush!

(video by Tim Keenan "ojaitimo")

Friends and family attending our wedding are in for a treat...the swinging sounds of the Tikiyaki Orchestra! From their website:

The Tikiyaki Orchestra is a musical experience unlike any other today. Utilizing a unique combination of sounds....smooth, mellow vibraphone, twanging, reverb-drenched surf guitar,
pulsating theater organ, lilting Hawaiian steel guitar, bongos,congas, and an arsenal of exotic percussion from around the world, all set against the sounds of the ocean and jungle.... the Tikiyaki Orchestra transports the audience to a place and time when Cantonese food was dubbed “exotic cuisine”, and people escaped the mundane with the aid of strong, sweet rum-based cocktails served in Tiki Mugs with little colorful umbrellas... ie : Waikiki in 1960.

Evoking the spirit of past masters such as Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and Les Baxter, The Tikiyaki Orchestra performs original material from their CDs “StereoExotique” (and "Swingin' Sounds for the Jungle Jetset" - ed.), written by award winning composer and band leader Jim Bacchi, as well as classics of the Exotica,traditional Hawaiian, lounge, surf, spy and cocktail genres, and provide the ideal sonic landscape for any tropical, Luau, swinger, fifties, lounge cocktail party, or other similarly-themed event.

The band has performed to sold-out crowds in Southern California and were the headliners at the 2008 Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Hukilau is the East Coast's biggest and most attended Tiki weekender, attracting people from around the world.

Jim "El Maestro" Bacchi - composer, producer, guitar, keys
Steady Eddie Cleland : Drums
Brian "Cassanova" Kassan - keyboards, guitar
Marty Lush - vibes
Gary Brandin - steel guitar
Jonpaul "Rummy" Balak - bass
Mark "Gus" Gusek - percussion

We're so glad the Tikiyakis will be there to provide the perfect soundtrack to our Tiki wedding!

Sticking around for MC duties will be Tikiyaki spokesman, vibe player, and accomplished pilot Marty Lush. I'm sure Lush is an ironic nickname...right? Guys? We better order more gin and vermouth just in case!