Picture perfect in every sense of the word, this wedding from Belle Destination Events captured by Tamiz Photography is just as lovely as they come. With a Bride in a stunning Jenny Packham, the breathtaking Maui surroundings and beautiful vintage touches from Opihi Love – perfect might not even do it all justice. See it all here.
From Belle Destination Weddingings and Events… “Tom, meet Ali. Ali meet Tom”… is how this charming couple was first introduced via email by a mutual friend (and apparent matchmaker), Emily. Subsequently, these were also the first words spoken at their wedding ceremony, as Emily opened the ceremony by recounting the fateful email that united the couple. Emily first introduced the two when Tomas, who was originally from Sweden, moved to San Francisco to begin a career in advertising, while also running a bike shop called Cykel, owned by Tomas, his brother, and his sister in-law. Ali was attending graduate school in San Francisco, working with children and doing research in early childhood education. The two became fast friends, but the love part came a bit further down the road, it took Tomas a while to make his move on Ali. Eventually he made that move (to Ali’s delight) and they began dating. After some time, lots of laughs, and some traveling adventures, the couple visited Ali’s home, the gorgeous island of Maui, Hawaii. During this trip, Tomas secretly began to ask each and every one of Ali’s immediate family for their blessing before proposing to Ali at the ocean’s edge, out in front of her father’s home in Wailea. She said yes (of course)… but on one condition: Tomas had to get his driver’s license before they got married (he had never had one). And so began the story of a couple whose lives are filled with so much love and laughter.
The couple chose the comfortable surroundings of Ali’s mother’s home in upcountry Kula, Maui as their venue. There, with a sprawling view of the lush island below, Ali & Tomas shared their amazing moment with about one hundred of their “favorite people,” as Ali would say. Stacked wooden benches and large, narrow tree stumps adorned the ceremony area, out in front of a gorgeous, well-aged eucalyptus tree, with the mists settled over the valley below. It was a dramatic backdrop to an intimate and personal ceremony. A friend of the couple, talented musician Lindsey Steiner, switched between the guitar and the viola throughout the ceremony. Another close friend, Rachel, performed the wedding ceremony, making the moment even more special and personal for the couple.
For the overall look and theme of the event, Ali and Tom combined their two personal styles – Tomas loves a clean, minimalist and contemporary look, as where Ali brought in some rustic and vintage elements and touches of sentimentality to their celebration. The bride was stunning and unique in a vintage inspired gown by Jenny Packham. And yes..in case you were wondering, the blue version of this dress was also worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Thomas sported a dashing navy suit by Paul Smith. For their reception, clean layered ivory and navy ikat runners extended over raw wood tables. The head table, one long wood table extended under the center of the tent, and hanging above, mason jar chandeliers glowing with candlelight, setting a warm and romance to the mood of the evening. The flowers were an abundant mixture of Ali’s favorite blooms, featuring anemones and blue thistle, bringing in accents of navy blue against stark white blooms and touches of soft pink and peach. Style Me Pretty was continually a resource for both Ali and myself throughout the planning process, and with the help of Pinterest, we were able to collaborate on her ideas.
Overall, the night was full of personal touches, setting a perfect backdrop for an incredibly intimate and warm evening of heartfelt and hilarious speeches. During Ali & Tomas’ Thank You speech, Ali’s beloved niece, Piper, and nephew, Thatcher, chimed in their two cents, interrupting to announce to the newly married couple, “I love you,” which made their night!
It was a blessing to be a part of such a wonderful day for such amazing people! Congratulations to Ali & Tom, a truly beautiful and unique couple! May your lives continue to be filled with good times and an abundance of love and laughter!
Photography: Tamiz Photography | Event Coordination: Jane Park of Belle Destination Events | Floral Design: Dellables Wedding Design & Florals | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Stationery: 2beUdesign | Catering: Maui Executive Catering | Hair + Makeup: Mira Carmen | DJ: DJ Dan Viola | Groom's Attire: Paul Smith | Tent: Maui Rents | Bar Services: Garnish Events | Groom's Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Rentals + Lighting: Pacific Isle Rentals | Specialty Rentals + Chandeliers: Opihi Love | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother