Each and every day on the Destination Weddings Blog, we pore over one dream location after another but I must say, Maui is hard to beat. It is the sheer definition of island paradise and the perfect locale for a glamorous affair like this one crafted by Belle Destination Weddings and Events. Set on a 17 acre property with close friends and family in attendance, this wedding is both intimate and completely stunning. The purple florals, the splash of plumeria, the views while dining and dancing in the tropical air – it was all caught beautifully by Tamiz Photography and there’s so much more where this came from. See it all here!

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From the Bride…Like most women, I dreamt about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I pictured a traditional princess-style wedding with all the accoutrement: ball gown dress, big hair…everything you would see in a Disney film. As I grew older, I began to recognize the most important things in life– family and friends – and my (now) husband, Morgan, felt the same way. When it came to planning our wedding, we knew that rather than the traditional wedding “things” we wanted those dearest to us to be the focus of the day.” As a result, my wedding became something much different than I had originally envisioned, and the new vision was so much more than I could have possibly fantasized about as a child.

As we settled into planning a very intimate affair with our dearest friends and immediate family,we really wanted to make our wedding something extraordinary for everyone. Since we chose to have a destination wedding, we also wanted to make the event a meaningful vacation with a wedding rather than just a wedding. Helping us fulfill this vision, we (gratefully) came across a spectacular 17-acre property in Upcountry Maui with two homes, a pool, a tennis court, a beach volleyball court, and many other fabulous amenities located in a sublime setting. It was the perfect venue for our 19-person gathering.

Since the property was so stunning, I wanted to keep the décor minimal so as not to draw focus away from the natural beauty of the island. We used bright, rich purples with a splash of yellow from my favorite flower, plumeria, to honor the vitality of the island while adding an element of fun. On the culinary side, Aloha Events Catering featured dishes such as Kamuela Tomato Bruschetta, Macadamia Nut Prawns, and fresh Mahi Mahi to showcase locally sourced flavors.

Every moment was special during our day – there was much laughter, many tears and countless memories. A memory that stands apart is Morgan and I seeing each other before the ceremony and remembering how excited (and nervous) I was to marry my best friend. Another special memory is dancing in the tropical air with the people I love, being so thankful for such an amazing life.

Wedding Planner + Designer: Belle Destination Weddings and Events / Wedding Photography: Tamiz Photography / Minister: Pia Aluli / Catering: Aloha Events Catering / Ceremony Music: Jaime Lawrence / Linens: Pacific Event Group / Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals / Location: Innovar Homes / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller via Blush Occasions / Invitations: Zing Design / Jeweler: Jeweliette Jewellery and Accessories / Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Florals: Bella Bloom

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