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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 | Invitations: A&P Designs | Catering : Cater 2 U | Hair And Make Up: Soleil Luna Salon - Nikki Guy | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Dj: DJ Boomshot | Officiant: Pia Aluli | Transportation: Executive Transportation | Bar: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Cake And Cupcakes: Maui Sweet Cakes | Floral: Mandy Grace Floral & Event Design | Musician: Da Barefoot Warrior | Photography Assist: Jeffrey Oltman | Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals | Seaside Home: Olowalu Plantation House | Table Top Rentals: Set

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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: 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 Designs | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | MC/DJ: DJ Zenn

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Whimsical + Elegant Backyard Wedding Inspiration

Surrounded by salty air and oh-so-beautiful scenery, this next piece of paradise is sure to ignite some wanderlust. Not only does it include one cute as can be puppy, it also has some of the most beautiful organic touches a la Mauis Angels Weddings. Every capture from Wendy Laurel is more beautiful than the last and you can see it all here!

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From Wendy Laurel… Mauis Angels designed this updated Hawaii take on the backyard wedding. Backyard weddings have grown up and can be as elegant as any wedding. On Maui, backyards often come with golden sunshine, palm trees, and a spectacular ocean view.

With The Olowalu Planation Estate as our backdrop and a picture perfect Maui day, we designed a set up that embraced a modern backyard elegance with a few entertaining details. Hues of grey and blush, accompanied by ivory and white undertones were intricately placed throughout which undeniably brought out the very best of the custom designed Joelle Perry gown. The Geronimo balloons were simply for fun, as was our model dog Tyrone who enjoyed his very own bite sized peanut butter cake that Cake Fanatics carefully created to accompany the other bite sized desserts.

Jes with Maui’s Angels dreamed up the beautiful hand tied bouquet along with the gorgeously placed accents of david austin garden roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller and white peonies. And a big thanks to Amber with Schyne Designs who carefully crafted the lovely invitations and dessert frills and also our dear friend Sunya who helped us build and execute the details on our handmade dining canopy. All in all, the day was just as any other perfect Maui day, magical and with these amazing vendors, one that we will hold close to our heart.

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Event Design: Maui's Angels Weddings | Floral Design: Maui's Angels Weddings | Wedding Dress: Joelle Perry | Calligraphy: Schyne Design | Desserts: Cake Fanatics | Private Home: Olowalu Plantation House | Rentals: The Collection Maui | Suit And Hairpiece: Ellys Formal Wear | Tableware: Set

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