Alisha & Kainoa

Lace Wedding Dress with Sleeves and Open Back

Blackbird Photography

When Alisha brought her gown to our little cottage, I was thrilled to help her make her dress as unique as her. She had vision to remove some additional details from the back of her gown to make it an open back lace dress. In addition, she requested to remove the bottom half of the underskirt lining to create an illusion skirt. Along with those aesthetic adjustments and other alterations here and there, we checked off her alterations early.

” Kainoa and I first met at the gym. We were friends and our first “date” was at Stockshow in 2014. He asked me if I could swing dance. I let him twirl me around the dance floor and showed him a thing or two. We danced all night and that is pretty much the spark that created many more dates after that.

He proposed October 2018 at the pumpkin patch in Imbler. We took our son out there and little did I know, him and our Summit had it all planned. I turned around and he was down on one knee with a beautiful shiny ring. I was so excited/emotional that after about 5 minutes Kainoa was all “uh…are you going to say yes or….?” Haha.”


Kianoa had a vision for his look too. Grey suits paired with burgundy accents. I have to say, I think the best dressed of all was Summit, but I might be partial because he’s so stinking cute. I really enjoyed assisting the gentlemen with fittings and helping them fine tune all of the tuxedo rental details.

I think the funniest part of our wedding was (and still is) the fact that the weather was by far the worst part of the day. It was the WORST day in October and even now, going into November, it’s the worst weather we’ve had yet haha. It was like 90mph winds, down poured all day and it never let up! I had to hide in the luxury bathroom (porta potty) right outside the barn doors before my big entrance! Haha
My friend had to knock on the door and tell me: “you’re up!” As a stand in the pouring rain and wind as they open the barn doors to walk down the aisle. Let’s just say, I think my grand entrance made a statement!


I might be old school in saying this, but rainy days are good luck on your wedding day. It’s moments like walking in White Barn after hairy weather that are truly a treasure. Scroll down for more sweet images from Alisha & Kainoa’s wedding day.



-The Bridal Tailor


Venue: White Barn Estate

Photographer: Blackbird Photography

Dress: Brilliant Bridal

Tuxedo Rentals: Modern Cottage Bridal

Flowers: Fitzgerald Flowers

Catering: Local Harvest

DJ: Empire Entertainment