Independence Day Inspiration

As the celebration of our nation’s independence approaches, we would like to thank all military personnel and their families for their service and effort to maintain our freedom and way of life.

The 4th of July weekend can be a great time for a wedding. The festive colors and atmosphere of this celebration can inspire a vintage, all American laid back and fun wedding. Another great reason to plan your wedding at this time? It’s a long weekend!

Here are some of our favorite inspirations:

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*Check out Savoir Faire in this Fall Winter Issue of Hawai’i Bride and Groom Magazine!

*Aubrey Akana of Savoir Faire events LLC. will be speaking at the next Wedding Cafe Workshop on topics like Budgets, Planning your Wedding and Having a Timeline.

* Feb 16th – Gown Sale! – Details at the Wedding Cafe in Ward Center.

Savoir Faire events is in search of a fabulous event intern!

Our new for school credit and experience based intern will be thrilled to learn, be creative, hands on, on the ball, on top of everything, super organized and especially reliable. Please email us with why you’d be a great addition to our team and what you would like to learn and gain from working on creative weddings and event design. email:

Budget, Planning and Timeline Workshop

August 11

Budget, Planning and Timeline

at the Ward Conference Rooms

Click here to watch the BUDGET, PLANNING and TIMELINE workshop.

Savoir Faire – wedding coordination

Do Something Green for Earth Day!

The first Earth Day, founded by Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, occurred in 1970, and it has become a marketing as well as Hallmark opportunity over the decades. Earth Hour — which called for a voluntary lights-out to conserve energy — already occurred at 8:30 p.m. around the globe on March 27. Although Earth Day is April 22, there are events through the month. Most of the events are hands-on and free, so here’s your chance to be green.
»B.E.A.C.H. Student Art Display: The Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii displays that aim to educate the public about the effects of marine debris show at the state Capitol, Hawaii State Library, ING Direct Cafe and public libraries in Ewa Beach, McCully-Moiliili, Liliha, Waianae, Waipahu, Kailua and Kaneohe as well as 12 different schools. Free. For more information, visit
»Duke’s Waikiki Reef and Ocean Expo: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Duke’s Waikiki, Outrigger Waikiki Hotel. Features exhibits on ecosystem management, box jellyfish, invasive algae, coral reefs and water safety. Free. Call 922-2268.
»Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, at the Waikiki Aquarium. Includes water pollution prevention games, natural resource arts and crafts and storytelling about Hawaii’s environment. Release of 100 sea horses and hatchery-raised aholehole from Anuenue Fisheries are among the day’s festivities. First 500 families receive a free native plant. Free. Call 923-9741.
»Earth Day in Kailua: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Kawainui Neighborhood Park. Hui o Ko’olaupoko hosts its second annual Earth Day, offering educational exhibits, a hands-on watershed model and wetland bird guessing game. The Board of Water Supply hosts a rain barrel construction workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Cost is $5 plus $30 for barrel construction materials.) Hui Ku Maoli Ola hosts a free native plant workshop and tour of Kaha Garden from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Reservations required for workshops; call 381-7202 or visit
»Pearl Harbor Bike Path Cleanup: 8:30 to 11 a.m. April 17; check in by 8 a.m. at either Blaisdell Park or Kapakahi Stream. Visit
»Earth Day Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at Kapiolani Community College. Outdoor festival offers food, fun and education. Call 734-9000.
»Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup: Noon April 24 at Chun’s Reef. Bring a hat, sunscreen and beach shoes; volunteers are provided with trash bags, water and gloves. Visit
»Kokua Festival: 4:30 p.m. April 23 and 24 at the Waikiki Shell. Benefit concert for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation featuring Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal, Jake Shimabukuro and Anuhea. Sold out; visit
»”Build Green” Screening: 5:30 p.m. April 27 at the Honolulu Design Center. The Honolulu architecture community presents “Build Green,” a 44-minute video documentary hosted by David Suzuki. No-host cocktails will be followed by a video presentation at 6 p.m. and panel from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Free; register at or call 545-4242.


44th Annual University of Hawaii at Manoa Senior Fashion Show April 25th

You are cordially invited to the 44th Annual University of Hawaii at Manoa Senior Fashion Show, taking place Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Honolulu Hale Grounds from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This year will celebrate the Apparel Product Design and Merchandising program’s 44 years of continued excellence and commitment to providing students an opportunity to showcase their talents to the community. Look forward to a dazzling night featuring chic refreshments, silent auction, sweepstakes, and the fashion designs of 10 emerging junior designers and six vivacious senior designers.

The silent auction and sweepstakes will encompass top quality items including clothing, gift certificates, jewelry, art, services, dining, activities, as well as stylish business and personal products. Guests will have two opportunities to obtain prizes: they may bid on items or make a contribution to a set ticket price for a chance to win in the sweepstakes.Admission prices are as follows: VIP tickets are $40 each, which entitles you to the best seating and complimentary gift bags, General Admission tickets are $27 each, and a limited amount of Student tickets are available at a discounted price of $20, with high school and other universities welcomed at this price. Just a reminder, seating will be by a first-come-first-served basis within their separated, reserved sections.To purchase your tickets,  Checks should be made payable to Innovators of Fashion or a money order is also acceptable. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Trends Showroom Event March 12th 6-9pm

Introducing our very own In-House Florist Service for 2010

New to Hawaii, Sabrina specializes in weddings and events decoration with an extensive portfolio to match.

Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Sabrina joins Savoir Faire events having begun her professional florist career in 2002 while managing a modern flower shop near Zurich. To further her knowledge on exotic florals, Hawaii was the first choice to expand her passion for a broader local and tropical floral selection.

“Flowers are always the  perfect accessories to complement almost anything -My style is modern and timely and I’m basing myself on current trends  and design…I love being a florist. That was always my destiny.” -Sabrina Schlatter

Please contact regarding floral design and details for your next event.

Check our Window Display at the Wedding Cafe March 2010

For the Month of March, Savoir Faire events has the honor of designing the window space for The Wedding Cafe at Ward Center, check it out and let us know what you think! Recycled light bulbs, Christmas balls, dryer sheets, and more… Click the logo for a few images:

UH Fashion Program Fundraiser & Savoir Faire

Workshop! Join us this Wed, February 17th at 6:30

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Join us this Wed, February 17th at 6:30p at the WARD WAREHOUSE Wedding Cafe  location for a night of wedding a-ha! moments galore… learn HOW to plan your wedding and HOW to prep for your big day. Brides heart planning!

We’ve invited wedding planning experts to share their knowledge and expertise. Trust me, you will WANT to hear what they have to say!

including: Aubrey Akana from SAVOIR  FAIRE Events LLC


1. HELP! How do we set up a budget?

2. Do we tip our vendors?

3. I want a Martha Stewart wedding… but am stumped on how to do it!

4. What should I do first? Second? Third? AH! 5. How do I know which vendor is right for me? I LOVE THEM ALL!

Workshops begin promptly at 6:30p. Check in at our WARD WAREHOUSE cafe to receive a WORKSHOP CARD (killer offers and deals for our workshop groupies only!). For instance… this Wed, get 40% off ANY WEDDING BOOK!

To RSVP Call 808.591.1005

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Bridal Expo January 22-24, 2010

Mahalo to all the couples who came out to see us at the Expo this weekend!

Thank you Aya for displaying your handcrafted, eco- friendly jewelry for the January BridalExpo

Aya Y Joseph Designs- custom jewelry

Visit Savoir Faire events at the next Bridal Expo!

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JANUARY 22-24, 2009 Neal Blaisdell Center 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI Phone: 808-527-5400

Hours Friday 5:30 pm to 10 pm Saturday 10:30 am to 5 pm Sunday 10:30 am to 4 pm



Introducing Savoir Faire events new website! Mahalo to everyone who contributed and for your patience. Please let us know if you have any suggetions or comments- Enjoy!


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