Let’s face it – we’ve all dreamt of running off to Maui to say “I do” to the one we love with the beautiful ocean waves dancing in the background. I mean, if you love weddings (and I know you do), the thought has crossed your mind a time or two. And since Maui is kind of made for marrying, this stunning affair captured by Joanna Tano is (obviously) a serious bundle of perfection. It’s breathtaking scenery meets beautiful blooms from Country Bouquets meets a bride and groom who are the epitome of stunning. See it all in the full gallery.
From Joanna Tano… Kim was the most stunning bride! This adorable couple was so sweet and so in love. It was an honor to capture their beautiful day at the Four Seasons Maui. They exchanged vows at the Plumeria Lawn and enjoyed cocktails and dinner on the Ocean Front Lawn with friends and family. Congratulations to the lovely couple!
From the Bride… Farzin and I met through a couple that we are both friends with. We saw each other and met maybe twice before we started dating. He proposed to me at the pier in Santa Monica. We went on the ferris wheel overlooking the ocean and he proposed to me on the ferris wheel.
Our wedding was small and intimate with close friends and family. We choose Maui for our wedding because we have traveled here together before and we both really love it, so we decided to get married here and have our friends and family share in the occasion.
Wedding Photography: Joanna Tano | Wedding Venue + Catering: Four Seasons Maui in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii | Officiant: Pastor Roland | Wedding Coordinator: Diane Okubo from Four Seasons Maui | Floral Design: Country Bouquets | Hair + Makeup: Four Seasons Maui Salon
Destination weddings are the ultimate in this wedding blogger’s eyes. I mean, what’s not to love about saying “I do” in a stunning locale all while giving your nearest + dearest a built-in vacation?! So when it comes time to start shopping the globe for the spot where you’ll tie the knot, you can honestly start – and stop – your search with Hawaii. From the secluded, sandy beaches and the incredible accommodations to the tropical waterfalls and romantic sunsets, the islands of Hawaii will leave you breathless. And lucky for you, it’s just gotten a whole lot easier to get to your dream destination. Lovelies, let me get you acquainted with Hawaiian Airlines and their recently upgraded Wedding Wings program, which offers airfare discounts to couples (and their guests) making the journey to Hawaii for their big day!
When booking flights through Hawaiian Airlines Wedding Wings, couples receive 10% off and guests receive 5% off of flights booked online, and when 25 guests book their flights through this incredible program, the couple gets a free first-class upgrade (upon availability). The new + improved Wedding Wings even allows couples to set up an online portal where you can create a profile, invite guests to book flights at a special discounted rate, manage and track the flights of friends + family and even purchase special extras like airport lei greetings! How’s that for easy + convenient?!
And if your big day has already been booked elsewhere…there’s always a Hawaii honeymoon to enjoy the stunning surrounds of one of the world’s most romantic islands! So head on over to Hawaiian Airlines for more information + details about signing up for Wedding Wings and get to booking, my dears! xo
When I first laid eyes on this stunner of a shoot at Travaasa Hana, I nearly had to pick my jaw off the floor. No exaggeration, it’s just that gorgeous. But when I saw that the talents of LaFleur Weddings and Events, Sara Donaldson, Teresa Sena Design and Maui Sweet Cakes were behind the pretty, I wasn’t surprised a bit. Because that dream team is most definitely capable of something this drop dead gorgeous. So this gallery? Worthy of some serious quality time. So make sure to spend some time right here.
From Sara Donaldson… Jill LaFleur + Sara Donaldson + Teresa Sena + Travassa Hana in Maui = perfection. The grounds at Travaasa Hana feature stunning pools with the view of ocean waves spilling over lava rock, rolling grasses leading down to the ocean, lush greenery, and horses gallivanting in nearby pasture.
We had so much fun playing with creative ideas, including Jill’s custom wedding dress made out of lace and fabric! (YES, she MADE the dress.) Teresa Sena (Teresa Sena Design) designed the floral arrangements, which made such a stunning statement. (The shoot really showcases Teresa’s creativity and classic style.) Bella Rosa Resta’s jewelry (RueBelle jewelry) provided just the right flair for our Hawaiian bride. The inspiration shoot combines traditional Hawaiin culture with a fresh take on native flora. My newly purchased Hawaiian ukulele (purchased in Maui to round out my collection of musical instruments) even made its photography debut on set! Our groom also had quite a bit of fun singing and showing us his native ukulele skills!
Travaasa Hana is truly a little slice of heaven…and so is working with this top-notch team of vendors.
Wedding Photography: Sara Donaldson | Wedding Venue: Travaasa Hana On the island of Maui, Hawaii | Event Planner + Designer: Jill LaFleur from LaFleur Weddings and Events | Assistant Art Director + Stylist: Karina Puente | Floral Design: Teresa Sena Design | Wedding Cake: Heidi Cramer from Maui Sweet Cakes | Linens + Place Settings: Jill LaFleur | Models: Tasha Goldberg + Jacob Abeytia | Wedding Dress: Custom by Jill LaFleur | Jewelry: RueBelle Designs | Hair: Eboni Prentice (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Makeup: Jessica Waite
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