There’s no place like home and these two knew that when planning their special day. So while they may now reside in Northern Cali, Maui will always be where their heart is and thus, where they decided to say “I do”. With color and whimsy, they celebrated surrounded by family and friends, with Jasmine Lee and HI Focused Cinematography capturing it all. Head to our Vault to see more!
From the Bride… When I first met Jordan in high school, I never imagined that the smart but incredibly goofy boy would change my life forever. As our friendship evolved into a relationship while we were both in college at different schools, we endured years of living hundreds of miles apart and seeing each other only a few times a semester. Sharing in the misery of late night studying and deliriously catching up with each other at 2:00am on a regular basis helped us to learn how to support each other, even from afar. Many of our phone conversations revolved around the excitement of being reunited during school breaks, when we both returned to the place we called home – Maui.
Although our careers have found us a new home in Northern California, when it was time to select a wedding location, we knew that nowhere would be as special as Maui. Choosing a venue was slightly more difficult since the island offers a variety of perfectly romantic, tropical backdrops. However, as soon as we visited the Olowalu Plantation House, we were sold. We were immediately blown away by the quaint beachfront property with a stunning panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and lush backyard shaded by beautiful banyan and palm trees. As we walked through the venue, we imagined how we could transform this breathtaking space into an intimate setting for our family and friends to enjoy cocktails during sunset and to dance the night away under the starry sky.
In planning the wedding, we tried to incorporate details to highlight our personality as a couple. One of our guilty pleasures is playing lottery scratchers, so we made DIY escort card scratchers for our guests to find their table numbers. For wedding favors, we wanted to get something useful but fun. We ordered custom-designed luggage tags to showcase our love for travel and adventure. I used the calligraphy skills learned in a class I took last fall to write each guest’s name on the luggage tags and had them double as table place “cards”. During cocktail hour, we had a shaved ice station from our favorite local shop to cool our guests off after the ceremony. For the food, we selected items that would satisfy both my foodie soul and Jordan’s love of Asian food. We chose a few creative dishes, such as Krispy Kreme sliders and lilikoi crème brûlée spoons, and also incorporated some of our favorites, like miso butterfish, braised Asian short ribs, and mochi ice cream.
Every moment of our wedding day, from getting ready with our bridal party to the last dance of the evening, was simply magical. It was undoubtedly the best day of our lives, as we got to begin our new chapter as husband and wife surrounded by an endless amount of love and laughter. We are forever grateful to our amazing wedding coordinator and wonderful team of vendors for making our special day truly unforgettable!
Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Cinematography: HI Focused Cinematography | Coordination: Your Aloha Wedding Company | Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Catering: Sugar Beach Events | Hair + Makeup: Maui Mira | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Officiant: Rev. Kimo Kirkman | Ceremony Music: Derick Sebastian | Transportation: Executive Transportation | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Bar: Bars Are Us | Ceremony Sound: Take III Productions | DJ/MC: DJ Del Sol | Rentals: Winters Events | Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals | Rentals: Island Rents | Shave Ice: Ululani's Shave Ice