A sense of calm swept over me when I first came across this stunning Maui wedding from Beloved Photo Boutique at Haiku Mill. The images of this beautiful celebration simply left me speechless – you can just feel the meaning in each moment – making for one breathtaking feature from start to finish. So I highly recommend setting aside some time to sit with this Maui beauty, it will be time well spent. See why here.
From the Bride…“Wow.” My father – the man who gave not one, not two, but three speeches the night before – could muster only a single syllable as we shared our father-daughter dance under a blanket of Hawaiian stars: “Wow.” In 29 years, it was the first time I had ever seen my dad speechless. That moment sums up my wedding to Noel at the Haiku Mill. As awestruck as Noel and I were that day, our 26 closest friends and family members were just as overwhelmed by love and joy. Having traveled from all over the country to be there, we had spent a week of fun and adventure together, and the wedding was the icing on the world’s most grand and delicious cake.
That day was perfect. Normally Type A to my core, I allowed myself to relax completely. Stephanie, our planner, helped me feel carefree on a level I hadn’t been…well…ever. Our hair stylist, makeup artist, photographer and videographer felt like family as we laughed together all day. It turned out an island storm was headed our way. I didn’t sweat it – as the sweet Haiku Mill interns reminded me, rain is good luck! I let the little things go in a way I never could before and trusted that no matter what, everything was going to be perfect. It really, really was. The rain held off for just long enough to finish our ceremony. Cocktails under the cover of a giant mango tree were followed by dinner under a glass ceiling where we could watch the rain fall down around us. I have never witnessed a more romantic setting. By the time our first dance rolled around, the rain had slowed to a gentle mist and the warm Maui air circled around us as our friends serenaded us with a song from our favorite band. All night we danced in the soft rain and I have never felt so happy, or so at peace, in my life.
If I could do it all over again, I’d do it all exactly the same way. I never thought I would be so calm and relaxed on my wedding day, but the aloha spirit overcame me, and the planning and organization of our team allowed me to focus on what mattered most that day: committing my life to my husband. Looking back on it all, I think my dad was right. What more can you say? Wow.
Photography: Beloved Photo Boutique | Ceremony + Reception Venue + Planning + Design: Haiku Mill | Catering: Maui Executive Catering | Bar Service: Garnish Events | Cinematography: Cinemaui | Sound Tech: Mike Carone | Rentals: Pacific Event Group + Island Rents | Floral Design: Bella Bloom + Stephanie Shepherd (Bella Bloom did bouquets + boutonnieres, Stephanie did the rest) | Makeup: Jessica Waite | Hair: Dan Sanchez | Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: Custom Design by Stanley Brown Jewelist | Invitations: Handmade by the Bride | Officiant: Pia Aluli | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Maid of Honor’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Groom + Best Man’s Suits: Banana Republic | Shoes: Something Bleu via BHLDN | Necklace: BHLDN