Real Wedding: Marla + Justin

Marla and Justin’s wedding day was full of adventure and love, from a helicopter tour with the wedding party to an intimate backyard ceremony. Their unique destination wedding incorporated two different color palettes for the ceremony and reception, and guests were surprised with Polynesian dancers as entertainment during dinner!

For the ceremony, the use of a neutral color palette of whites, creams and greenery complemented the natural beauty of the island, whereas a vibrant color palette using pinks, oranges, purples and yellows really showcased the tropical elegance of Hawaii for their festive reception.

For Marla and Justin, celebrating their love in Maui was a no-brainer. They met on Spring break with their children at the Grand Wailea hotel, and it was love at first sight. Coming back to this very special place to exchange vows and make their love for one another official was nothing short of magical!

We absolutely loved being a part of this gorgeous celebration and even more excited to have their day featured on Artfully Wed! Take a look below at all of the beautifully intimate details.

Vendors //

Photographer: Anna Kim Photography | Event Designer: Belle Destination Weddings & Events | Ceremony Venue: Piiholo Ranch | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Maui | Floral Designer: Teresa Sena Design | Dress Designer: Cache Couture | Music: Marvin Tevaga & Matagi Trio | Cinematography: Sunlit Films | Helicopter: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | Clergy: Rev. Pia Aluli | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Entertainment: Manutea Nui E

Real Wedding: Stephanie + Adam

Stephanie and Adam’s picturesque wedding day was beautifully different than what you would expect from a Hawaiian wedding. This American and Aussie couple choose Hawaii for it’s perfect meeting point for their family and friends to come from all over the world! However, they didn’t choose Hawaii for its white sandy beaches, but rather The Villa at the Calasa Gulch Olive Tree Farm located on its stunning mountainside!

This romantic vineyard style location was perfect for their intimate wedding celebration, of 46 guests, to watch the couple walk down the aisle in a clearing amongst rows of olive trees! The celebration continued with a cozy food focused reception, with a family-style Italian meal, craft cocktails, and oven fired pizzas!

It was a joyful celebration with friends and family and we were so thrilled to be a part of creating their magical day! Take a look below at all of the gorgeous details from Stephanie and Adam’s Hawaiian mountainside wedding!

Vendors //

Photographer: Tamiz Photography | Wedding Planner: Jessie Ellis with Belle Destination Weddings and Events | Ceremony/Reception Site: The Villa at Calasa Gulch Olive Tree Farm | Florist: Mandy Grace Designs | Stationery: The Distillery | Calligraphy: Miss B. Calligraphy | Rentals: Signature Event Rentals | Linens: Winters Events | Gown Designer: Pallas Couture | Groom’s Clothing Designer: Armani | Bridesmaids Clothing Designer: “Willow” by Jenny Yoo Collection | Makeup and Hair: Liz and Anna with Maui Makeup Artistry | Catering: Sugar Beach Events | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Craft Cocktails: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Tableware: Set Maui | Officiant: Pia Aluli | DJ: Scott Doran with Maui DJ Services

Real Wedding: Olivia + Michael

Reflecting back on Olivia and Michael’s magical day - brings us much inspiration for future oceanfront celebrations! From the incredible white sand beaches where the couple first met to the tropical inspired reception decor, this was an absolutely unforgettable day!

It was important to the couple to incorporate locally sourced flowers. Olivia, wore a beautiful, multiple strand Pikake flower lei which gracefully adorned her open back wedding  dress. The Pikake flower is from the jasmine family and is an incredibly delicate and heavenly fragrant flower. This flower lei was a favorite of Hawaiian princess Kaiulani and is believed to be a part of the old courtship ritual. The flower crown, and the couple's stunning floral arch, were all locally sourced flowers as well. The many mini pineapples  used for the groom and groomsmen boutonnieres as well as the reception décor was the perfect tropical touch!

One of the most special moments of the day had to be the hula dances performed by Olivia, her mother, cousins, and niece in honor of her late father - surprising Michael for a tear jerking reception! This beautifully heartwarming couple and family were a joy to work with and we at Belle Destination Events are so thrilled to have Olivia and Michael’s ocean front celebration featured on 100 Layer Cake, spreading their beautiful Hawaiian love story for all to be inspired by!  

Take a peek below at all of the gorgeous love filled details!

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Vendors //

Photographer: Emily Blake / Cinematographer: Cotton Love Studios / Venue: Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute in Oahu, Hawaii / Coordination & Design: Jane of Belle Destination Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Passion Roots / Hair & Makeup: Jasmine Mullins / Calligraphy: Hawaii Calligraphy / Stationery: Spark Letterpress / Cake: A Cake Life / Bar Services: Stir / Shaved Ice: Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha / Caterer: Memoirs Catering / Lighting & Rentals: Accel Party Rentals, Event Essentials and Event Accents / Custom Linens: The Wedding Linen Company / Sound: Twilight Audio / DJ: DJ Sir Edgar / Officiant: Auntie Nettie / Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Reception Dress: Stone Cold Fox / Shoes: Gianvito Rossi / Flower Crown, Haku Lei, & Jasmine Back Lei: Passion Roots / Bridesmaid Dresses: Various / Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein / Shoes: Florsheim

Maui Wedding: Laura & Marco

Laura and Marco’s stunning Maui wedding day was nothing short of spectacular. Located at a private estate on Maui’s South shore, the venue provided the perfect backdrop to their intimate ceremony and love-filled reception. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Laura and Marco basked in the incredible emotion of this amazing moment and the joy was captured so perfectly in their gorgeous smiles. It takes just one look at these amazing photos to see how truly happy they are together.

We had so much fun with this overall design blending Laura’s aesthetic concepts – classic backdrops adorned with modern elements. Her floral style was very unique, as she loved compositions of modern groupings of florals, long stemmed callalilies, mirrors, and tons of glass. The color scheme was white with dramatic shades of pink – the spectrum swinging from blush to burgundy, complimented by green. Their gorgeous archway complimented with a unique assortment of greenery and composed blooms, rose petal carpets aisle, and the elegant chair backings were the perfect additions to the ceremony space. The staircase, accompanied by the dramatic tiered waterfall, was the most incredible entrance for the bridal processional and set the stage for an emotional ceremony. Bella Bloom created great depth and compositions with their florals for an overall sophisticated aesthetic. The brilliant Maui Maka Photography, who did an incredible job immortalizing this special occasion, captured every last detail and every last smile! Take a peak below at some of our favorite shots from this one of a kind Maui wedding.

Vendors //

Floral Design: Bella Bloom Maui | Photography: Maui Maka Photography | Rentals: Winters Events

Island Style Weddings!

When it comes to your wedding day, it’s all about your vision as a couple and the merging of two to become one. But, when it comes to your bridal style, it really is all about you! Island bridal style is a great opportunity to make a statement for your groom, and your guests. From bohemian-inspired dresses to couture gowns to everything in between, your island style wedding should epitomize your taste and personality. We love seeing a bride on her big day, and watching the months of build up culminate in the final look. Take a peak below at some of our favorite island style weddings, and hopefully draw some inspiration for your own island wedding day!

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Real Wedding: Ashley & Paul

Ashley and Paul’s wedding centered on timeless Hawaiian tradition, blended with modern elegance. As with any wedding, creating a design aesthetic is one of our favorite parts of the planning process. And when you’re saying “I Do” under tropical palms next to the rolling waves, a simplistic white linen ceremony arch did just the trick! From the beachside ceremony to the rustic seating vignettes, their big day was perfectly tailored to them as a couple. We loved the bright blooms that enveloped the space—from the bouquets, to the aisle, to the beautiful tables, the florals were a true focal point from day to night. Tray-passed appetizers started off cocktail hour, leading into a magical reception full of toasts and dancing. Paul’s toast to Ashley was one of our all-time favorite moments from this incredible day. Enjoy some of our favorite shots below!

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Vendors //

Floral Design: Mandy Grace Designs | Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House  | Rentals: Signature Maui + Hawaiian Rents | Cinematography: Cine Maui | Officiant: Tino Rosete| DJ: Del Sol| Hair + Makeup: Mira Carmen| Bar: Garnish Events Cocktail Catering| Catering: Aloha Events Catering| Wedding Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Stationary: Erica Keuter Designs| Table Settings: Set Maui | Silk Dyed Ribbon: Adorn Company

Real Wedding: Deirdre & Darryl

When it comes to your wedding day, it’s all about bringing your unique vision to life. Whether you gravitate towards a bold, colorful aesthetic, or a relaxed, rustic design, you can be sure that the Hawaiian coast is the perfect canvas ready to be transformed. Deirdre and Darryl’s romantic Hawaiian nuptials were nothing short of spectacular—and definitely a personal favorite in our book! From the floral arch draped in sheer white linens to the outdoor tent with suspended chandeliers, their décor and design epitomizes the perfect island wedding. The ceremony was quite simply picturesque, and full of romance. We adore weddings that transition into the night, and Deirdre and Darryl's reception was no exception. The couple danced the night away with friends and family, soaking up every last minute of their special day. Even though you just can’t beat the Hawaiian sunset, at the end of the day, it’s all about love and laughter. We couldn’t be happier for these two. Enjoy!

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From our vendor partner, Max & Molly Films:

Vendors //

Venue: Sugarman Estate | Photography: Tamiz Photography | Cinematography: Max & Molly Films | Photo Booth: Bamboo Shootz | Ceremony Entertainment: Dan Lax & Vance Koenig | Cocktail Entertainment: Joel Katz | Band: The Ryan Robinson Band & special guest Mookie Morris | Florist: Teresa Sena | Beauty Services for Bride: Jessica Waite | Beauty Services for bridesmaids: Mira Carman | Vintage Car Rentals: Maui Roadsters | Tent Rentals: Maui Rents | Specialty Furniture Rentals: Signature Boutique Rentals | Calligraphy & Signage: Miss B Calligraphy | Bar Services: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Wedding Cake – Maui Sweet Cakes | After-Party Venue: Mulligan’s on the Blue | Canopies: Panache Decor

Olowalu Plantation Wedding on SMP Destination Blog

Beautiful Maui Wedding For Zack and Joann

Talk about an amazing love story! These two were clearly crazy about each other form the moment we began planning their wedding, but it wasn’t until later in the wedding planning process when we found out their incredibly interesting love story! Here’s the short story, but see more on their fabulous Maui wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House in the Style Me Pretty Destination Blog.

So here is the short version. Joann and Zack met at a golf course...started dating...stopped dating...some time passes...Zack is in a terrible accident and goes into a coma! People, this is not made up, but yet does sort of sound like a crazy soap opera story...but we swear it is true! When she heard about the accident, Joann of course came immediately to his bedside, realizing that she loves this man. Then...he comes out of his coma, and although he had lost some of his memory, but remembers Joann right away! They fall back in love all over again, and then the story ends....happily ever after, getting married a the ocean’s edge in Maui!

Ahhh (sigh), romance!!!! I feel a Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks movie coming on! What a privilege it was to be a part of planning this special day for these two nostalgic love birds! It is obvious the two were meant to be, and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store for them. Congratulations Joann & Zack!

PS: Can we hashtag #bestlovestoryever on a blog? :)

XOXO, Belle

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding by Belle Destination Weddings & Events

Photos by the amazing Maui wedding photographers Tamiz Photography

Carol and Nan's Beautiful Maui Wedding

Belle Destination Weddings featured on Love and Lavender

Love and Lavender featured our fairy tale Maui wedding.... Carol and Nan are one of the sweetest, most endearing couples I have ever met. Both very gentle, soft spoken and absolutely giddy with excitement for their big wedding day on beautiful Maui. Their story is quite charming! Carol and Nan are originally from China, had independently moved to the United States three years ago for college, and to learn how to speak English- were they serendipitously crossed paths. All of their friends and family members traveled the long distance from China to be a part of their special day.

In the beginning of the planning process, when Carol shared with me her vision of their wedding, she said she wanted it to be "sweet like candy" and it sure was!  The wedding decor was inspired by a vintage Alice and Wonderland tea-party, which made it really fun and playful. Stacked vintage books and flower filled tea-pots made up the centerpiece decor along with tiered teacups and saucers. The wedding stationary, made up of playing cards was very reminiscent of the Queen of Hearts. "Drink Me" tags adorned cocktail straws and "Eat Me" tags attached to  mini candy favors brought everyone back to the well loved story and adventures  of Alice in Wonderland. Carol and Nan's dream fairy tale wedding came true and they are surely on their way to live happily ever after.

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Maui Wedding Vendors:

Event Planner:  Belle Destination Weddings & Events

Floral Designer:  Bella Bloom

Musicians:  Don Lax Violin,Vance Koenig Guitar

Reception Venue:  Gannon’s Restaurant

DJ:  DJ Dan Viola

Linens and Coverings:  Pacific Event Group

Makeup Artist:  Maui Make up Artistry

Officiant:  Alapaki Terry

Upcountry Wedding in Kula Maui

Kimerlee and Morgan made their love for each other official in front of their closest family and friends on the grounds of one of Maui's hidden gems. The Pili Lani Estate sits on the slopes of Haleakala in Up Country Maui boasting incredible views of the West Maui Mountains and all of central Maui. This private 17 acre property was exactly what they were looking for, a venue where they could host their intimate group of 17 guests for both their accommodations and a wedding venue, offering an all inclusive laid back vacation for their wedding festivities. The setting was nothing short of spectacular and beautifully captured by Rebecca and Jonathan of Tamiz Photography. The expansive grounds led to a fun photo-shoot with some of the property's amenities such as a swing-set and life size chess board. For more photos of this "oh-la-la" wedding, check it out on this weeks feature on the Destination Blog on Style Me Pretty Event Planning: Belle Destination Weddings & Events

Photography: Tamiz Photography

Catering: Aloha Events Catering

Flowers: Bella Bloom Maui

Rentals: Pacific Event Group & Pacific Isle Rentals

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Perfect in Paradise

Photo by Belle Destination Events What did you do last Friday, you ask?  Well, I was privileged to be a part of the Maui wedding of Su-Yin & Tomohisa held at the Farimont Kea Lani resort.  These two make the sweetest couple.   It is obvious to anyone in the same room how much love Su-Yin & Tomo share and how much mutual respect they have for each other.  Their admiration and pride for one another is truly inspiring.  When Su-Yin took on the task of planning her event on her own, she realized quickly that she could use some additional assistance to ensure that everything came together smoothly, so she enlisted the help of Belle Destination Events for On-Site & Consultation Services.  So, as much as I would love to take full credit, this wedding was such a collaborative effort, and Su-Yin came up with most of the artfully crafted D.I.Y. elements.  She scoured Etsy and the shelves of stores for a creative collaboration of color and personalized elements.  She really did an amazing job of binding each element together.

A very large part of the credit must go to San Diego-based floral designer, Karen Tran, whose floral designs and linens were elaborate, stunning, and absolutely impeccable.  Her team did an incredible job transforming the simple room into it's own romantic wonderland. Karen truly brought Su-Yin's vision to life and many of the elements in her inspiration board made it gracefully to the table top.

Guests traveled from all over the globe for this very intimate affair - France, China, Australia, Canada, Cambodia....the list goes on.  They really wanted these guests to feel welcome and thank them for traveling so far to be with them to celebrate this momentous day.

So how about a sneak peak, you ask???  This featured video is actually a "Same-Day Edit" produced by the talented cinematographers of, Aria Studios (based out of Oahu).  This clip was actually shot and edited that same day, and was shown at the wedding reception.  They did an amazing job capturing the excitement of the day.  The photos, shot by Christie Pham (also based out of Oahu), will take about 2 months to post, but this gives us a little taste in the meantime.... Enjoy!

Love & Aloha,


Marla and Gary's Maui Wedding Featured on The LANE

Marla and Gary - Beautiful Maui Wedding

What a treat to be featured again on The LANE, a beautiful wedding website full of wedding inspirations and also featuring a high-end wedding fashion directory.

One of Belle's favorite Maui wedding photographers Scott Drexler captured the gorgeous vintage inspired wedding at the Haiku Mill. His photos are phenomenal, he captured all of the handcrafted details perfectly.

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Maui Wedding Photography - Featured Maui Wedding

Brittana and Glenn - Romantic Maui Wedding

Check out Brittana & Glenn's Wedding featured today on Maui Wedding Photography.  What an amazing team of vendors we had, and the day was packed with elegance, joy, and so much love!  Cheers to the Happy Couple!!!! We enjoyed being their wedding planners.

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Elegant Maui Wedding at the Sugarman Estate

Intimate Maui Wedding at Sugarman Estate

Elegant Maui Wedding Reception by Belle Destination Events

Elegant Maui Wedding Reception by Belle Destination Events

Wedding Coordination Assistance By: Belle Destination Weddings & Events, Inc.

Photography: Mike Sidney Photography

Rentals by: Pacific Event Group

Wedding Flowers by: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique

Hawaii Beach Wedding: Karen & Chase in Paia Maui

Hawaii Beach Wedding: Karen & Chase in Paia

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What better place to have a wedding than your very own ocean front, family vacation home on Maui? This gorgeous location was just the perfect setting for Karen and Chase to exchange their vows and party until the late hours of the night!  Their closest friends and family gathered in the back yard of what has got to be one of the most gorgeous views of North Shore Maui nestled right in Paia Bay, Maui.

Wendy and Tyler ofBlue Lily Photography did an amazing job at capturing the magic of the special wedding day and they were so pleasant to work with.

When I first met Karen and Chase during the beginning stage of the wedding planning process, I was instantly excited about working with them. They are a fun, down to earth, hip, young and energetic couple of 2 beautiful kids and needless to say, their wedding day was exactly that!

They chose a black & white and yellow color pallet which was just perfect for this mid summer affair. Aloha Events Catering executed a delectable meal including one of my all time favorite... butternut squash with sage brown butter sauce... so yummy! Fun cocktails like Lahaina Lemon Drop Martinisand Jalapeno Margaritas were tray-passed to thirsty guests during the cocktail hour while the sun was setting behind the West Maui mountains. So many personal touches were made by the crafty bride herself, from hand drawing floral designs on the bar menu to fabricating custom cocktail umbrellas, no detail was overlooked.  The dessert bar was definitely a big hit! Melissa McKelvery, owner ofthe Paia shop Penguini Gelato made dozens of delicious cupcakes all made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. She also served fresh gelato and sorbet from behind the dessert bar including a watermelon ginger sorbet that was a perfect cooling treat for the wild dancers who ruled the dance floor! The photo-booth was definitely a scene not to be forgotten; roars of laughter could be heard as guests slipped into Hawaiian print shirts and mu-mu's, carrying toy ukulele's and snorkel gear competing for the funniest picture... Itwas a blast! Thank you Karen and Chase for having Belle be a part of your special Hawaii beach wedding!

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