When the words ‘coral’, ‘beach’ and ‘Maui’ are all in the title, I instantly know it’s going to be a wedding after my own heart. And when it’s Wendy Laurel behind the lens? It’s all over. Thanks to White Orchid Wedding, it’s a tropical soiree filled to the brim with color (hello, gorg linens from La Tavola!). Find every pretty bit in the gallery.
From Wendy Laurel… These two met each other in college and have been friends for seven years. But they only started being a couple two years ago. Nothing better than best friends who find their way into love. Both Emelie and Alex come from famiies in Canada with restaurant backgrounds. They chose a destination wedding in Maui but wanted a beautiful dinner party. The table as well as the delicious food was centerpiece of their wedding. And relaxing under the stars, enjoying their meal and cocktails surrounded by their family and best of friends, was the perfect wedding plan for them in Hawaii.
Photography: Wendy Laurel | Event Planning: White Orchid Wedding | Florist: Teresa Sena Designs | Bakery: Cravings | Caterer: Maui Executive Catering Company | Bar Services: Garnish Events | Beach House: White Orchid Wedding Beach House | Entertinment: Manutea Nui E | Linen: La Tavola | Minister: Kelii Brown | Photography Assistance: Images By Jeffrey | Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals
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Truth: it doesn’t take much to make a Hawaiian wedding pretty. But when you have a fab team of vendors coming together to create a natural, yet totally elegant day of inspiration, it’s an entirely new level of amazing. Think Hana Wedding Co., Kaua Wedding Photography, and Opihi Love Boutique Rentals & Event Design joining forces for a day that will take your breath away. See it here.
From Hana Wedding Co… You can feel the love between Kea and Bryan. The moment’s captured by Kaua say it loud and clear. They were the first to come to mind when deciding we wanted to do this styled shoot. And gave an immediate yes to our asking! Once we had them aboard, the pieces fell together and we were able to create a beautiful day for them to share. The day started with Kea getting pinned, curled, braided and beautified by Kayzlen. Once she was ready, she slipped into the gorgeous silk gown by Tamara Catz ready to meet her man to enact a enchanting Maui day of two people in love.
Gifted by a generous local family with a private oceanside location in Hāna to set our scene, the vision in our head came together. Set against one of the most stunning backdrops the Hawaiian islands have to offer, Kaua Wedding Photography has the ability to bring each moment to life, letting us relive it all over again. We set up a seaside picnic for Kea and Bryan filled with yummy treats by some of our local artisans. The couple clinked their glasses of Blueberry mojitos toasting their commitment to one another.
Our inspiration was the sea, colors of blue, shades of white, showing throughout from the recycled glass place settings to the vintage bottles found on the grounds of the old sugar cane plantation of Hāna to the Liquid Sunshine Jewels adorning the bride and groom. Using only locally sourced flowers our florist, Jessica, created a exquisite bouquet and arranged the complementing stems for the bottle collection centerpiece set atop a rustic dining table from Opihi Love Vintage Rentals dripping with native seagrass. Pulling from our collection of table top glassware, accessories and accents to complete the design, a spectacular table was set. As we all looked on in positive joy at the beauty that was made at our hands, we were reminded of why we do this… because we love it! We love creating beautiful things for others to enjoy, it brings us happiness and fulfillment in making the dreams of our clients come true.
Photography: Kaua Wedding Photography | Floral Design: Jessica Keay | Wedding Dress: Tamara Catz | Jewelry: Liquid Sunshine by Robin Newton | Hair and Make Up: Kayzlen Lono | Event Planning And Design: Hana Wedding Co. | Location: Private Residence | Model: Kea Gulino | Model: Bryan Midgett | Rustic Dining Table: Opihi Love Boutique Rentals & Event Design
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We’ve had a total girl crush on Bethany Hamilton long before she tied the knot. Not only did her amazing comeback following a brutal shark attack inspire the book and movie Soul Surfer, but made her a hero for women everywhere. So today, SMPers, we’re busting out the champagne as we unveil a rare peek inside her Kauai wedding courtesy of Motion Art. He filmed every love-filled moment and all you have to do is kick back and press “play.”
From Geoff Schatzel… Last year I flew to Kauai to film the wedding of professional surfer and inspirational speaker Bethany Hamilton. Her story was told through the movie Soul Surfer which was released a few years ago, and it was such a joy to capture her day!
Cinematography: Motion Art | Venue: Private Estate