Romantic Maui Olive Farm Wedding

Shalan and LeBraun are childhood sweethearts. They grew up attending the same private school in Nashville and their families were dear friends. Shalan says, “We started-and-still-do call ourselves “The Best Friend Club.” As we continued to grow up, we especially bonded over a love a travel and decided in 2015 to spend a year living, working and playing in Australia. He is my rock, my comfort and the love of my life. Sometimes you just know and even though it wasn’t a love-at-first-sight-lightning moment that brought us together, it was electric from the first moment we held hands when he picked me up in his black Mustang and drove me to the movies!”

If that isn’t romantic enough, LeBraun asked Shalan to marry him on bended knee outside of the Louvre in Paris! They set out to plan an intimate destination wedding in Maui, Hawaii and a hometown reception upon return to Nashville. The outdoor ceremony was held in the grass in the middle of an olive grove in Upcountry, Maui. The Villa at Calasa Olive Farm is an exceptional setting at an elevation of 2200 feet. It boasts incredible bi-coastal views of Maui, enveloping silvery olive trees and grapevines in the cool upcountry mist. The bride, a graphic designer and all around creative runs Studioist.co, a journal devoted to adventures, creativity, recipes, and travel. She had a clear vision for the day with a color story of blush, ivory and natural greenery. A long farmhouse table was set by the wood-burning stove for a relaxed ambiance.