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Romantic Lahaina Beach Wedding

When I spot the name Wendy Laurel in our submissions inbox, I know there’s a happy, colorful soiree in store. She’s a magnet for the sweetest couples and their equally charming weddings. Destination fetes like this one, where personal touches like family readings, their adorable little gal and a custom cake topper make it one of a kind. Right this way for even more in The Vault!

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From Wendy Laurel….Adam and Scott have been together a long time. They have a daughter together. And they are a family. But they weren’t able to get married where they live in Australia so they combined their wedding and honeymoon and headed to Maui for a lovely destination wedding easy for both of their families to attend (families from Australia and the mainland US). The day was filled with small personal and sentimental touches — a grandfather’s pocket watch, the rainbow shirt Scott was wearing when he first met Adam, their daughter in the wedding ceremony, readings from Scott’s Aunt and another from one of their best friends, a custom made cake topper.

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Floral Design: Sunya | Cake: Merrimans | Groom's Attire: Black Label | Venue: Merrimans | Cake Topper: Your Personal Engraver (etsy) | Grooms' Accessories: Belance | Photography Assist: Jeffrey Oltman | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Hawaii Oceanside Elegance

Wendy Laurel always seems to know just went I need a good ‘ol dose of Hawaiian pretty, because when she delivers these gems my heart skips a beat. Designed by Mandy Grace and Couture Events Maui with sweet stationery from A & P Designs and cocktails from Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering, this gallery is honestly something to behold. And you can see it all here.

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From Wendy LaurelKim and Phil love Hawaii, so they wanted an elegant destination wedding that took full advantage of the sun and sea in Maui. They chose Olowalu Plantation House because of its unique historic plantation home and the chance to have a backyard type wedding and reception right at the oceanside.

The details of the wedding were filled with personal mementos — such as the sea fans as a nod to their time spent living in Grenada. The sea fans had calligraphy on them and were placed on the back of their dinner chairs with a “Dr.” and a “Mrs.” for the groom and bride. A glass bottle was filled with personal notes from the guests. She used custom embroidered handkerchiefs for personal messages for her mom, dad and her Groom. All wedding attendees received an Aloha canvas tote bag filled with Hawaiian goodies and a handwritten vintage postcard with Kim and Phils’ name and wedding date printed inside as a memento. The cake servers were handed down from Phil’s grandmother for a special cake cut. And of course, the custom cocktails served by Garnish were a hit.

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Videographer: Sunlit Films | Event Design: Couture Events Maui | Invitations: A & P Designs | Catering : Cater 2 U | Hair And Make Up: Nikki Guy At Soleil Luna Salon | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Dj: Dj Boomshot | Officiant: Pia Aluli | Transportation: Maui Executive Transportation | Bar: Garnish Cocktails | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier - Bliss | Cake And Cupcakes: Maui Sweet Cakes | Floral: Mandy Grace | Musician: Ernest Pua'a | Photography Assist: Jeffrey Oltman | Rentals: Hawaii Style Events Rentals | Seaside Home: Olowalu Plantation House | Table Top Rentals: Set Maui | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Destination Maui Plantation Wedding

This adorable couple not only held their Big Day in gorgeous Hawaii, but their beautiful nuptials were also filled with intimate and personal touches, like sealing their scroll-scribed vows in an empty wine bottle after reading, only to be taken out and re-read on their one year anniversary. So cute! Jasmine Lee Photography captured all the love on this special day in the gallery here, and we can’t get enough!

From The Bride… My vision of our wedding was to have a romantic space with natural beauty, and Olowalu Plantation House was the perfect setting for that. We fell in love with Olowalu the moment we saw the venue online. The house itself was very cute with its own bridal suite, and the views were spectacular. Our friends asked if we’ve ever visited the venue before booking, and the answer was no. The first time we saw the venue was during our rehearsal, and we were blown away by the beauty of the plantation the moment we stepped foot on the property. It far exceeded our expectations.

We both knew we wanted our wedding to be small, intimate and laid back. I chose blush pink and gold as our wedding colors for a romantic look. Our top priority was to have good food, music, and drinks with the people we love. Our intimate wedding was consumed with our love for each other and the love we have for our friends and family. The day was incredibly special for us.

In additional to our vows, we wanted to incorporated something special during our ceremony. The night before our wedding, we wrote personal vows to each other in which we rolled up and tied like a scroll. During the ceremony, we sealed our vows to each other in an empty wine bottle to be read on our 1 year anniversary. We loved this idea as we can display this bottle in our house to remind us of our wedding day. I cannot wait for our anniversary to come so we can read our vows to each other!

The two best decisions we made were to hire Jasmine Lee as our photographer and Susanne Brunsch as our day-of coordinator. We asked Jasmine to photograph our wedding after seeing her incredible work, and we are so glad that we did. Jasmine was very helpful in giving ideas and being patient with us. She captured our wedding day beautifully and we will cherish her images forever. Hiring a day-of coordinator was definitely key in helping us keep our sanity throughout the planning process, as well as the wedding day. Susanne was very attentive and made sure everything was set up beautifully and that we were comfortable. Both Jasmine and Susanne were very sweet, organized, and responsive to emails. They went above and beyond to meet our expectations, and we would not hesitate to hire them again.

Getting married in paradise was a surreal feeling and a moment we’ll never forget. Having someone I’m in love with to call my husband, is absolutely magical. Hawaii will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Wedding Coordination: Susanne Brunsch Of Food For The Soul | Floral Design: Valerie Spalding Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Cake: Food For The Soul | Invitations: DIY With Travel Passport Inspiration | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Food For The Soul | Hair And Makeup: Susan Bortz | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | MC/DJ: DJ Zenn | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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