Close your eyes and picture a wedding in Maui. White sand beaches, tall palm trees, fresh flower leis, tropical colors and hula dancing all should come to mind. Now open your eyes and look at this absolutely gorgeous day from LVL Weddings & Events. Head to The Vault for photos from Wendy Laurel, assisted by Jeffrey Oltman, for photos that will give you a taste of island life!
From Wendy Laurel…Laura met Star at college at the University of Alabama where he was a quarterback on the football team. It was sneakers that brought them together — they both noticed and admired each other’s sneakers one day on campus.
Laura’s family has deep Hawaii connections so it was only natural for Laura to dream up a Hawaii wedding. The wedding design was filled with little sentimental and Hawaiian touches. Laura had both her Grandmother’s gorgeous blue ring as her “something blue” and her original wedding band on during her ceremony. The family’s bible was used as well. Palms and Hawaiian flowers and vivid colors were the mainstay of the weddings styling. The flowers and amazing table designs all reflected this theme. The highlight of the reception was the hula dancers. Not only did the hula dancers perform for the guests, they had all the guests, including the bride, up learning the hula and laughing and dancing.
From LVL Weddings & Events…Laura and Star were not ones to be center of attention so they choose a private estate with an amazing ocean front view. Laura grew up coming to Maui as a child and had many fond memories to include visiting Keawalaʻi Congregational Church on their trips. It was an easy decision to say their I Do’s on the island of Maui where so many memories were made and now the two of them could begin making memories together on the beautiful island.
Laura loved color and flowers so we came up with the idea to create 4 canopy structures and dangle color leis from the center pole along with a beautiful landscape floral runner across the wooden tables. We had custom calligraphy menus made with each guests names printed on them to offer a personal touch.
We also had a floral crown and ankle floral bracelets for the beautiful bride!
In addition as the guests arrived to the cocktail hour they were greeted with leis and were able to enjoy a authentic hula show while enjoying cocktails.
They finished up the night dancing under the stars!!
Photography: Wendy Laurel | Event Planning: LVL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Wildheart | Cake: Maui Sweet Cake | Ceremony Venue: Keawala'i Church | Reception Venue: Honua Kai Lani | Catering: Cafe Olei Maui | Hair + Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | DJ: Maui DJ | Photography - Assistance: Jeffrey Michael | Polynesian Dancers: Manutea Nui E | Rentals: Maui Rents