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Romantic Outdoor Wedding on the shores of Maui

Just this morning I was scheming up a tropical vacation with my hubs. Somewhere sunny with ocean views and lots of downtime. Somewhere like Maui. I’m pretty sure that vacation dream spawned from this very wedding. Captured by Braun Photography and Ohana Films with details by White Orchid Weddings and the prettiest classic blooms by Teresa Sena Designs, this is the true definition of tropical romance.

 

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From Braun PhotographyKelsey + Andrew’s wedding was nothing short of a good time and the Olowalu Plantation House was the perfect location. The entire weekend was full of family + friends traveling from all over to celebrate the love of these two. It was such a pleasure join along on the fun and we are so excited to share it with you! From The Bride… “Our vision for the wedding was for it to be intimate and special for all of our family and friends. We relied on the beautiful scenery of Maui to provide bright, vibrant colors for the back drop while using custom touches to make it unique for the two of us. We definitely had a group effort for all of the details of our wedding. The majority of the work was done by my amazing mom, Kathy. To start off, Andrew and I designed our save the dates, programs, unplugged wedding handouts and name cards. We also designed and handmade all of invitations with the help of my mom. Then we custom designed and stitched each of the beautiful table numbers and quotes used throughout the wedding. My mom hand sewed my belt for my wedding dress and all of the bunting that was strung across the venue. My mom hand sewed our names and wedding date into the bottom of my dress in blue for my “Something Blue.” She also sewed my parent’s wedding rings onto my garter for my “Something Borrowed.” We wanted a little bit of home incorporated into our wedding. All of the corks used for the name cards came from wineries in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, where Andrew is from. My aunt Jeannie and grandma collected pictures of our grandparent’s who had passed and put them in small frames that were attached to my bouquet.” What advice would you offer to someone planning their wedding now? From the Bride, “Start early, keep open communication and don’t stress the details. It will all come together eventually. Andrew and I tried to enjoy the planning process (as much as possible) and in the end we have fun memories of planning it together with our parents. Also, if you are planning a destination wedding, we would recommend getting all of your guests together at least once before the big day. We planned a snorkeling excursion which was great. We felt like it broke the ice and everyone was able to relax and enjoy the wedding ceremony and reception.”

Photography: Braun Photography | Videographer: Ohana Films | Wedding Planner: White Orchid Weddings | Flowers: Teresa Sena Designs | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Cupcakes: White Orchid Wedding | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Buzz's Warf | Groom's Attire: Jean Yves | Private House: Olowalu Plantation House | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Dress Shop: Bridal And Formal | Event Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals | Quilted Table Decor: Stash | Veil: Debra Moreland

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Olowalu Plantation House Wedding from Tamiz Photography

My to do list might be begging me to check off a thing or two, but after spending some time with this wedding from Tamiz Photography I’m pretty sure all those little tasks will have to wait. Because this level of Hawaiian gorgeous just deserves some serious quality time. Maybe it’s the gorgeous set up courtesy of Opihi Love Boutique Rentals & Event Design or maybe it’s the stunning Bride and Groom – whatever it is, if you need me today, i’ll be right here.


From Tamiz PhotographyOlowalu Plantation House offers your perfect views, a touch of old Hawaii and breath taking sunsets- add in a local couple from Oahu and you have the perfect storm! It was simply one of the most touching, romantic, weddings ever to take place at the Plantation House. Small and intimate, the wedding ceremony beamed with the couples love for each other. Cocktail Hour was prepared delicously by Aloha Events Catering and the Reception Dining was a dream of food stations, and sushi! It was a night to remember, simply Magical!

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Catering: Aloha Events | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Coordination: Your Aloha Wedding Company | Rentals: Opihi Love Boutique Rentals & Event Design | Wedding Venue: Olowalu Plantation House

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Olowalu Plantation House Wedding from Tamiz Photography + Belle Destination Weddings & Events

This wedding is beautiful.  Beyond beautiful.  It was perfectly planned by Belle Destination Weddings & Events and captured in amazing images by Tamiz Photography.  But beyond all of the non-stop pretty, this is a story of two people who were truly, truly meant to be.  Two people who love each other more than words can say and celebrated that love in a mesmerizing wedding.  So, please (PLEASE), read their description below and then dive into the full gallery.  It’s a story that deserves every second of your Monday.

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From Belle Destination WeddingsJoann and Zack tied the knot at the beautiful ocean front Olowalu Plantation House. The weather was absolutely perfect – gentle island breezes, a gorgeous sunset and a warm night. Joann was one of the most excited brides I have ever encountered. Throughout the planning process, she just couldn’t wait to be on Maui for her wedding day. It was very apparent that Joann and Zack’s family and friends are so dear to their heart and were the most important part of their day. I guess it is just a guess with their 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen – a gorgeous looking bridal party – without a doubt!

It was important to Joann and Zack to have a wedding night their family and friends would never forget – they wanted everyone to enjoy the festivities. Following dinner, to get everyone off of their feet and in the mood to dance they had two fire knife dancers perform a thrilling show, throwing flames to a Polynesian drum beat. Needless to say, everyone was thrilled. Their guests danced the night away and cooled themselves off to a refreshing tropical flavored sweet treat of Shave Ice, a very popular island confection.

From the Bride… Zack and I met in high school where we had the same circle of friends. However nothing would start romantically until the summer of 2002. While I was home on summer break from Chico I was working at Oakhurst Country Club. I worked at the refreshment and snack stand at the ninth hole. Zack was golfing one day and stopped by the ninth hole for a break, we started talking and instantly hit it off. We talked so much in fact he wound up not leaving until the end of my shift! After I returned back to school I found myself thinking about him a lot and I knew I had to see him again. Valentine’s Day was approaching and I wanted to come home and see if we could be more than friends. I just needed the courage to actually ask him out! Finally after talking with my girlfriends and them giving me the encouragement I needed I called him and asked him out. Thankfully he said yes, I have to say it was the best date I’ve ever had! He was such a gentleman I never knew a girl was supposed to be treated like that… and to think, I asked HIM out! We dated for seven years, but in 2010 we decided to go our separate ways.

The summer of 2010 I received a life changing phone call informing me that Zack had been in a terrible accident and was in the intensive care unit. I was devastated – we truly didn’t know if he was going to survive. Without hesitation I was immediately by his side. While I was waiting for him to wake up from his coma I was also coming to realize how much I loved this man. And I decided that from this day forward I would remind him everyday of just how much I loved and cared about him. I didn’t realize just how much “reminding” I would have to do… when Zack awoke from his coma it was discovered that he had memory loss. Although the last two years of his life up until that point were hazy, the one thing he didn’t forget was… me.

Fast forward to September 2011 we took a family vacation to Maui where Zack proposed to me on the beach. Maui has held such a special place in our hearts that it seemed like a no brainer to be married there as well. We chose to get married at the beautiful Olowalu Plantation House and became husband and wife on March 28, 2013.

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Floral Design: Bella Bloom | Catering: Aloha Events Catering | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | DJ: DJ Del Sol | Officiant: Pia Aluli | Bartending: Aloha Events Catering | Fire Dancers: Hawaii Hula Company | Hair + Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry | Music: David Wolf | Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals | Shave Ice: Ululani's Shave Ice | Signs: Miss B Calligraphy | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Wedding Coordination: Lena of Belle Destination Weddings and Events

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