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Elegant Oceanside Maui Wedding

Nothing says paradise quite like an oceanside affair, and this seaside celebration is all the more meaningful with a focus on family. Surrounded by blooming bougainvillea and a gentle sea breeze, a global guestbook united and the beauty that ensued is simply stare-worthy. One look at the snaps from Wendy Laurel Photography and you’ll be dreaming of an island celebration .


From Wendy Laurel PhotographyLeanne and Richard wanted a really gorgeous wedding that all their friends and family could attend, but Leanne is from Canada and Richard is from Australia. So having the wedding at either one of their hometowns meant alot of traveling for the other family. They had the bright idea of meeting in the middle and planning a gorgeous destination wedding in Hawaii. That way both sides of the family could easily travel and who doesn’t want an excuse to visit Maui?

The focus was on family (the couple’s young son attended and was a ringbearer) and friends. The couple planned some activities for the guests to attend during the week and the bride had her bridal shower on Maui as well. They lucked out with gorgeous clear weather and a golden sunset at the point at Kapalua Bay.

Photography: Wendy Laurel Photography | Cake: Merrimans | Ceremony Venue: Merrimans | Reception Venue: Merrimans | Getting Ready: Westin Kaanapali | Photography - Assistance: Jeffrey Oltman

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Maui Rainbow Wedding Inspiration

Sarah Janks gown and a barefoot Bride unite the colors of a rainbow in this chic inspiration. With Wendy Laurel behind the lens, every band of color within Sproullie Designs invitations were perfectly mirrored by Mauis Angels blooms on the sands of Maui. Not to mention every image in the gallery is even more delicious with one look at that Maui Sweet Cakes cake!

From Wendy LaurelHawaii is known for its rainbows and I wanted to showcase a beach wedding that used rainbow in a softer more sophisticated way. I started gathering items that I loved from my own home for use in a rainbow wedding and found others on Etsy that inspired me. Jes from Mauis Angels did a fantastic job bringing the rainbow into the florals in an elegant way and Heidi Cramer from Maui Sweet Cake created the perfect rainbow cake. Its no secret that I am a big fan of color — and love all things rainbow — so this shoot was so much fun and a dream to create. Lori from Mauis Angels helped bring the entire day together smoothly and scouted the perfect location.

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Floral Design: Mauis Angels | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Wedding Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Invitations: Sproullie Designs | Hair & Makeup: I Am Ui | Cake Topper And Plate: The Knot | Furniture: Hawaiian Rents | Napkins: Anthropologie | Stylist: Mauis Angels | Veil & Hair Pieces: Hushed Commotion

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Maui Beach Engagement

Get ready to break open the bubbly loves, it’s Friday! And we’ve got one pretty day ahead of us, starting with this love sesh in Maui from Wendy Laurel. My favorite part (aside from this couple’s utter cuteness that pours from the images) is the lush coral floral crown from Mandy Grace Design that ties the whole thing together. Hop over to the sandy gallery for the rest!

From Wendy Laurel PhotographyKate and Chris have known each other forever. Growing up in Alaska they meet in school and were great friends. But it wasn’t until later that they fell in love. Chris went away to Annapolis for the Navy Academy. Kate is an artist and her and she and Chris feel lucky to be living in Hawaii while Chris is stationed here. Their wedding is next year and they wanted something pretty and very Hawaii and creative for their engagement photos.

Photography: Wendy Laurel Photography | Florals: Mandy Grace Design | Hair + Makeup: Susan Bortz Designs | Ironwoods Beach: Ironwoods Beach In Kapalua

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