Maui weddings are gorgeous. Plain and simple. But this elegant affair planned by Belle Destination Weddings & Events totally takes that gorgeous and raises it to the next level. Captured by Tamiz Photography with florals from Bella Bloom Floral Boutique, this gallery will have you oohing and awwing until the very last image.
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From Belle Destination Weddings & Events… When one envisions getting married in Maui, there is usually a beachy/tropical idea that looms in the mind; however, there are those who long for the destination experience while not compromising on their ideal classic wedding affair. Enter Mike and Megan, an absolutely adorable and fun-loving couple from Calgary looking to swap the cold for the temperate weather of gorgeous Maui. From the Bride…“We met at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in an undergraduate physiology class. We had a mutual friend in the class, but since Mike sat in the front row, and I sat in the back row, we chatted only periodically. At the end of the year, we found out that we’d both been accepted into similar four-year programs at UBC. This prompted an increasing number of Facebook messages, and lots of flirting in class, but neither of us was brave enough to ask the other out. It took another year of this before we finally went out on a date!” Then came the proposal! Mike pulled out all the stops, setting up a penthouse suite at a ritzy hotel during one of their many mini-getaways to Banff. From the Bride… “I knew something was up! Later in the evening, Mike presented me with a large gift, which, when unwrapped, revealed a smaller gift inside. This “Russian doll” present contained six increasingly smaller gifts, one wrapped inside the next. Removing the last layer of wrapping paper revealed an engagement ring!” The couple chose Maui as their destination location of choice. Giving their guests a break from their norm up in Canada was important, thought they were not necessarily sold on the traditional Hawaiian-style affair. From the Bride…“Initially we wanted to get married on the beach, but we soon found out that there are many potential pitfalls to consider when planning a beach wedding. All of the beaches in Hawaii are public, so you can often end up with some uninvited guests! Inclement weather, such as rain and blowing sand, can also be a challenge to work around. We found Haiku Mill on the Style Me Pretty blog, and we knew that it would be the perfect wedding venue.” Haiku Mill proved to be the perfect venue for the classic elegance they sought. It was a small affair of just 25 guests, keeping with their idea of a low-key wedding event. From the Bride… “We envisioned an intimate, low-stress, wedding with close friends and family. Deciding on a destination wedding was difficult, because we knew that several friends and family members wouldn’t be able to attend. But in the end, a destination wedding allowed us to spend more time with our guests, because we got to see them over the course of the whole week, not just on our wedding day. By the time our wedding rolled around midweek, everyone was in “vacation mode”, thanks to some beach time and plenty of poolside drinks. This made for a really relaxed and enjoyable wedding day!” The couple entrusted in us to design an event that would not only compliment and enhance the gorgeous venue, but also encapsulate the romance and elegance that they wanted their guests to experience. With the assistance of Bella Bloom Floral Boutique, we kept an emphasis on loose structured florals in neutral and cool tones, blending in accents of driftwood, and tons of candlelight. We utilized natural elements such as wood furniture – tables, chairs, and lounges, and candlelight to create warmth and rusticity. No detail was left untouched. Set provided the gorgeous specialty china, glassware, and flatware that adorned the place settings. The place settings were accented with a single fragrant gardenia (the bride’s favorite flower) to add another scent element to the guests’ experience. The result was dripping in utter romance and simple rusticity, creating the most perfect backdrop for this intimate and love-inspired event! All of the beauty of the event, and most importantly, that of the couple, was captured by the incredible Tamiz Photography.
Photography: Tamiz Photography | Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Catering: Maui Executive Catering Company | Hair & Makeup: Mira Carman | Entertainment: Kelly Villaverde | DJ: DJ Del Sol | Officiant: Pastor Pia Aluli | Calligraphy & Stationery: Miss B Calligraphy | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Haiku Mill | China, Glassware, & Flatware Rentals: Set | Furniture & Lighting: Signature | Wedding Planning & Design: Belle Destination Weddings & Events