Maui Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House from Wendy Laurel Photography
August 17, 2012
By: Jacey
CasualBeach Weddings
I just love a good love story, especially when it ends in an unbelievably picturesque wedding by Wendy Laurel Photography. This stunning couple chose the Olowalu Plantation House in Maui because it's the place where their two worlds meet in the middle {doesn't get much more romantic than that!}. With pieces of Hawaiian flair throughout, Island Rents flawlessly created a classic feel for the day which can see more of by clicking here.
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From the Bride... The universe must have been spinning in the most perfect direction because I can only say that fate brought us together. I am from New York, and Andy is from New Zealand — these two places are literally on opposite ends of the world. Four years ago, our lives brought both of us to the same small fishing town in the Pacific Northwest in the beautiful San Juan Islands. On the very first night out on the town with my sister, Andy and I had no idea that we would meet the person we would spend the rest of our lives with. Three amazing years later, Andy proposed to me on a secluded beach in New Zealand. We knew immediately we wanted to get married in a place where our two worlds meet in the middle: the beautiful island of Maui. Our wedding day was a dream, and it was only the beginning.

We are proud to say that we designed and put together most of our wedding ourselves. I have graphic design experience, so I really wanted to put my creative juices to use by creating the invitations, programs and table place cards. The card stock we used was from Paper Source in San Francisco. Andy very skillfully dripped wax on each invitation, program and favor and stamped a "W" into them to signify our new last name of Walker. Andy also builds racing yachts for the America's Cup, and he is very skilled with his hands. He cut, shaped and painted our table centerpieces into surfboards with seven of the Hawaiian island names for each of our tables painted on front. He also painted pieces of wood with chalkboard paint to display our dinner and cocktail menus. My sisters, mother and I designed the vintage mason jar floral centerpieces, the bridesmaids' bouquets and my bridal bouquet. It took a lot of time and hard work to put together! We also made our favors, which were burlap bags filled with Maui coffee beans with a wave sash design from our invitations, a label that said "The Perfect Blend" and our signature "W" wax stamp. One of the best DIY projects of the wedding was my veil, which my grandmother and my mother designed and hand-sewed together. So beautiful!

Wedding Photography: Wendy Laurel Photography / Second Shooter: Patrice Carlton / Wedding Venue: Olowalu Plantation House in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii / Wedding Coordination: Rachael Barnard of Maui
Event Planning
/ Flowers: DIY by the Bridal Party / Catering: Aloha Events Catering / Musicians: Barefoot Minded / Rentals: Island Rents / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via RK Bridal / Hair + Makeup: Bridal Hair on Maui / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew / Groom's Suit: Saks Fifth Avenue / Groomsmen's Flip-Flops: Havaianas