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Say Hello To The Tropical Wedding of Your Dreams

What’s better than a destination wedding in Hawaii? How about a destination wedding in Hawaii straight from the talented lens of photographer Mirelle Carmichael. Graced with a crazy elegant seaside ceremony, lush landscaping, and of course a few tropical details (hello pineapple!). Sounds dreamy, right? Well you’re in luck because we’ve got all that and more waiting for you to favorite in The Vault!

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From The Bride…On paper, a destination wedding would probably be the last thing that Gareth would ever choose to do to celebrate a marriage, much less a destination wedding in a place that he had never been to until 8 months before the actual wedding. Gareth is someone who very much likes his routines — he is the guy, according to his best man, who will “go into an ice cream shop with 31 flavors and come out with a double scoop of chocolate ice cream.” He is the simple, steady one in our relationship and doesn’t venture out of the norm very often.

And yet, as fate would have it, Gareth found himself miles from home on the beautiful island of Maui to celebrate one of the biggest days of his life. A destination wedding ended up to be perfectly fitting for Gareth & I. Gareth…born in Australia, raised in Singapore, and now living in the SF Bay Area…has spent countless hours traveling back and forth between Asia, Australia and the US… usually to attend weddings, visit family and catch up with old friends. So while he does prefer the homebody life, he also loves taking trips to visit family and friends. Maui seemed like a logical choice for Gareth because he thought many of his family and friends abroad would love to have an excuse to visit paradise. As for me, I grew up going on summer vacations to Maui with my family, and I know this definitely helped me develop a love for traveling that grew as I got older. Maui was an easy choice for us… for me, it was sentimental and reflected my love for travel…and for Gareth, it was a perfect intersection for his 3 different worlds.

My vision for the wedding was for it to be simple, sweet and romantic. I hope I achieved this, as most people know how you can get caught up in details, especially considering how easy it is to spend an entire evening pinning every little thing on Pinterest. Olowalu was amazing, and provided a perfect setting for our guests to watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunset while enjoying some cocktails. We loved the privacy of the estate too; it was like we were in our own little paradise wedding world! Our main colors were soft blues and greens with some pink and peach mixed in to add a little feminine touch. The table decorations consisted of white linens with a simple but elegant silk dupioni table runner. The centerpieces were made of white and pink roses with seashells and starfish throughout to give a subtle beach feel; they were nothing short of amazing and really added to the sweet and romantic feel I was hoping for.

Despite the endless months of planning and emails leading up to the wedding, Gareth and I look back on our wedding day with the fondest of memories. Of all of them, I would have to say my favorite memory would probably be during dinner…I remember looking out at our guests at their tables – friends and family from all parts of our lives, and thinking how they had set aside so much to be with us…I was truly touched. Both Gareth and I really wanted the wedding to reflect how grateful we were for everything in our lives. While we were excited to celebrate our marriage with our dearest friends and family, we also wanted the wedding to be our gift back to those who have supported us along the way, and who had traveled so far to be with us. Maui really ended up being the perfect place for Gareth & I and our guests. The general nature of weddings can often bring about feelings of chaos and stress, but there is just something different about the islands. During the ceremony, our dear officiant, Reverend Pia, reminded us of the spirit of aloha and that on the islands, love is reflected in all the beauty surrounding us. What a wonderful and true reminder that is!

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Photography: Mirelle Carmichael | Cinematography: Mirelle Carmichael | Coordination: Cherise Shulman of The Perfect Wedding Maui | Floral Design: Sunya's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Marisa Bridals | Cake: Cake Fanatics | Rings: Classic Rock | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Cafe O'Lei | Hair + Makeup: Kalani Style | DJ: DJ Boomshot | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Pia Aluli | Ceremony Music: David Wolf | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House

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Say “I Do” in Paradise at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Rushing off to paradise to celebrate your “I do’s” sounds like the best idea ever… and bringing along your nearest and dearest for a vacation of a lifetime?  Well, that sounds good, too.  Enter the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, a little slice of destination heaven that will bring ALL of your wedding dreams to absolute fruition… just like they did for adorable duo Ben and Leslie.  Scroll below for a look.

Promising to love your sweetie forever while overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Pacific sounds JUST like a fairy tale, but for the talented staff at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, it’s an everyday occurrence.  Think 40 breathtaking oceanfront acres, your very own personal Wedding Specialist and an awe-inspiring list of amenities that will turn that wedding weekend (or week) into the luxurious vaca you’ve always wanted.  From the fabulous ceremony and reception options to their never-ending list of fun-filled entertainment to their eye for styling your reception JUST the way you wanted, sweet Hawaiian touches included.  And don’t even get me started on the 806 guest rooms + 31 newly renovated suites, half-acre pool and oceanfront spa.  Ah-mazing.

Ready to celebrate your Big Day in the best way possible?  Call the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa TODAY to begin planning.  And don’t forget to ask them about their championship golf and wildlife tours. Your wedding of a lifetime is waiting.

Photography: Mike Sidney Photography | Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa | Accomodations: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa


Beautiful Destination Weddings at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

There is saying “I do” in paradise, and then there is saying “I do” at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, a breathtaking locale that happens to be the perfect spot for your destination dream day.  I’m talking 40 seriously stunning oceanfront acres, a fab list of amenities and a team of experts that know all there is to know about making you and yours sooo happy.  Just ask Monica and Matthew, lovelies.

At the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, you’ll be celebrating your big day in complete style… and totally luxury.  Think a plethora of breathtaking ceremony and reception options, exceptional entertainment and sophisticated decor dotting every inch of your Big Day.  Not to mention the one-on-one service you’ll receive from your Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa Wedding Specialist, aka, your personal wedding genius that will make sure all of your needs are completely and totally met.  They’ll even infuse your day with little Hawaiian touches, so your guests will have the whole experience from start to finish.  We heart that.

With the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, your wedding will be absolutely perfect… and so will your stay.  From the 806 guest rooms + 31 newly renovated suites to the championship golf, wildlife tours and half-acre fantasy pool to the oceanfront spa that will seriously take your breath away.  Call them NOW to begin your journey towards those awe-inspiring nuptials.  We can’t wait until you say “I do.”

Photography: Scott Drexler | Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa | Morning After Breakfast: Japengo