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!
Floral Design: Mandy Grace Designs | Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Rentals: Signature Maui + Hawaiian Rents | Cinematography: Cine Maui http://cinemaui.com/ | 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
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.
From our vendor partner, Max & Molly Films:
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
Photo by: Tamiz Photography
You have the dress, you have the shoes, the veil, the jewels, your Grandmother’s handkerchief…now…what else is there? Don’t forget the pre-game outfit! Many of our brides ask us the question…what to wear when getting ready on the wedding day??? There are a few rules to remember:
First and foremost you want to be comfortable when getting ready for your big day. This is the moment when you get to be pampered. You will likely have hair and makeup stylists fussing over you throughout the day, so being comfortable is something to keep in mind. You will be standing up in those gorgeous 6″ heels for the rest of the day, so wrap yourself in something soft and/or silky and enjoy your beautifully pedicured bare feet, or those rhinestone encrusted ballet slippers that you have had your eye on.
Photos by: Tamiz Photography
The way you look and feel is equally important as being comfortable. You want to choose something that is going to make you feel like a million dollars. Surrounding yourself in beauty on your wedding day will only build the anticipation and set the scene for the amazing day to come. Choose something that is fitted and makes you look and feel gorgeous. Especially if you are having your photographer capture some of these getting ready moments! These are some of the most beautiful moments of the day, so make sure that your robe or cover-up is going to compliment that glowing smile on your face.
Now, lingerie is stunning, but save these risque garments for the wedding night. Keep in mind that you may have people in and out of your bridal suite throughout the day…the photographers, the stylists, the room service attendant…the husband of the bridesmaid who forgot her shoes. You will want something that makes you feel sexy, but also keeps you covered so you will be comfortable if you have an unexpected visitor.
Once your hair and makeup is complete, the last thing that you will want to do is have to pull your clothes over your head, so opt for a robe that ties, a button down shirt or dress, or a slinky silk negligee or romper that you can simply step out of without disturbing your hair.
And don’t forget your bridesmaids! Robes make an amazing bridesmaids gift and it does not hurt to color coordinate to ensure your girls feel pampered and pretty as well.
Here are a few of our favorites…
Kimono-style Robes by Plum Pretty Sugar. Gorgeous, soft, and colorful!
Bridal Robes by BHLDN.
Colorful bridesmaids robes and coordinated bridal robe by Etsy vendor Silkandmore
Adorable pink romper and delicate pink robe with white place cuffs by Tessa Kim
I wanted to write a little about a wedding that was recently featured on one of our favorite blogs, Style Me Pretty. I have a hard time playing favorites with my clients – because they are all pretty amazing, but Jenni and Evan’s wedding was so incredibly special and enjoyable to plan…I have to say that it was one of my more memorable events! It did not hurt that this gorgeous couple was so incredibly sweet and fun to work with. They had so much love and admiration for each other!
The event took place at the historic Haiku Mill on Maui’s north shore. This venue was the perfect backdrop for their concept of the ultimate romantic affair. The historic rustic elegance of the venue set the stage for our design concept. We focused on neutral tones such as white, ivories, blushes, with hints of soft grey greenery accents. We used gold, silver, and metallic blush accents to bring a little air of finery to the mix.
The guest experience is always a focus, and we had so much fun with signage and accents. engaging the guests a bit more. Miss B Calligraphy was able to duplicate fonts and illustrations used by the stationary designer, Wiley Valentine to make fun boards honoring the bride and groom’s families, as well as some fun facts about the couple.
Favorite moment of the day: The look on Evan’s face as Jenni floated down the aisle in that stunning Vera Wang gown was priceless – he could barely keep it together as tears streamed down his face. I completely started to cry…yes, I am a sap! It was an incredible moment!
The Show Stoppers: The bride and her Vera Wang gown…wow! The gorgeous stationary designed by Wiley Valentine, and the signage artfully mimicking the stationary by Miss B Calligraphy. And the Flowers!!! Oh the flowers, by Teresa Sena.
Here are some highlights from the wedding day, shot by the amazing Tamiz Photography
Photography: Tamiz Photography | Florist: Teresa Sena Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Catering: Maui Executive Catering Company | Hair & Makeup: Maui Mira | Entertainment: Jamie Lawrence & Clay Mortenson | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Officiant: Pastor Tino Rosete | Cake & Sweets: Maui Sweet Cakes | Custom Chalkboards: Miss B Calligraphy | Event Planning & Design: Belle Destination Weddings And Events | Lighting & Furniture: Signature Boutique Event Rentals | Rentals & Furniture: PIR Maui | Stationary / Signage / Wedding Swag: Wiley Valentine | Wedding Venue: Haiku Mill