Gordon Chin and Danielle Ewan grew up in the same city just a few streets away from each other — they even attended the same high school — but it wasn’t until years later when the two officially began dating. “Gordon was always busy travelling, living out his professional soccer dream and playing for various teams in Europe, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and with Canada’s national team,” Danielle shares. “By the time we started dating in the winter of 2010, we had over 10-plus years of friendship and history in our books. Since then, Gordon and I have partnered together in business, been on endless road trips and travel adventures, and prefer to spend as much time as possible with our first love, our French bulldog, Stella.”
It was during one of their adventures that the two fell in love with The Modern, a chic luxury hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. “We knew that it was the perfect venue for our wedding. There was just something about the natural beauty of the hotel that spoke to us – we loved all the wood paneling, the palms and foliage scattered throughout the property paired with the contemporary-meets-1960’s vibe,” Danielle explains. “There was an overwhelming feeling of relaxation at The Modern and we wanted that feeling to also be felt by our guests on our wedding day.”
In keeping with their breezy destination vibe, the two chose to say “I do” poolside followed by a fun outdoor tented reception decked in gold dinnerware and hanging leis.
“My favourite part of the day was all the little stolen moments that Gord and I shared alone together,” says Danielle.
Danielle Ewan and Gordon Chin, May 21, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Photography courtesy of Crystal Marie Sing Photography.
Ceremony and reception venue: The Modern Honolulu
Bridal gown: Essense of Australia
Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell
Flowers: Passion Roots
Groom’s tux: Ted Baker
Event planner: Cortney Crane Events