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Their Wedding Cake Doubled as a Baby Gender Reveal!

A new marriage is reason enough to celebrate, but for this couple, their wedding day joy was twofold.  In fact, they used the traditional cake cutting as an opportunity to reveal the gender of their baby. In the words of the bride, “The idea of a gender reveal/wedding cake came to mind when we realized that we were having our big ultrasound a couple weeks before the ceremony…The photos capture the surprise so well. It was a moment we will never forget!” Kudos to Anna Kim for photographing the sweet surprise they’ll treasure forever.

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From the Bride… We were both born and raised in Hawaii and our island home of Maui couldn’t be a better place to have a wedding. The majority of our closest family and friends also live in Maui so that helped to make the choice easier.

We were so lucky to have Carolee Higashino, owner of White Orchid Wedding, plan and design our wedding. She is actually one of my mother’s best friends and has been in my life since I was a baby. I was even her bridesmaid in her wedding when I was a little girl which is just so cool. Carolee is so talented and has an amazing crew at White Orchid Wedding so it was a no-brainer for us to work with her.

When we finally saw all the ideas and hard work put together on our wedding day I was blown away! It was more than I could have imagined and I cried many happy tears. It definitely felt like a fairytale to us.

One of the most special moments of our wedding was our cake cutting. We found out we were expecting a baby about 5 months after being engaged. It was a complete surprise and at first thought was a wrench thrown into our wedding plans. But we quickly became excited once we started planning the wedding and the thought of having our first child be a part of the celebration. The idea of a gender reveal/wedding cake came to mind when we realized that we were having our big ultrasound a couple weeks before the ceremony. So once we had the ultrasound results we met up with our pastry chef, Krystal-Lyn Cakes and Sweets, she was the only one who would know the results. We decided to not find out the gender until the wedding day and be just as surprised as our guests. It was definitely a highly anticipated moment at our wedding. For some weird reason many of us thought it was going to be boy, but to our surprise, it was a GIRL!! The photos capture the surprise so well. It was a moment we will never forget, that’s for sure!

We would say that once you are engaged to take at least a few months to just enjoy the excitement of being engaged and in love. Being engaged is so fun and exciting in itself and should be celebrated because once the wedding planning starts so does some of the stress that comes along with it. Also definitely get a wedding planner, we were so blessed to have White Orchid Wedding plan and coordinate ours. They made our dreamy wedding stress free and look effortless, we could not speak more highly of them!

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Photography: Anna Kim Photography | Cinematography: Wedding Movies Maui | Event Design: A WHITE ORCHID WEDDING, INC. | Floral Design: Dellables | Wedding Dress: Bijou Bridal | Cake: Krystal-Lyn Cakes & Sweets | Catering: Cafe O'Lei | Hair + Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty | Calligraphy: Almie Lonzaga & Reina Villanueva | Lighting: Paul Engel | DJ: DJ Del Sol | Favors: Maui Succulent Designs | Venue: A WHITE ORCHID WEDDING, INC. | Beverage Services: Bars Are Us | Linen Rentals: Wildflower Linen | Rentals: Paradise Event Rentals

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Pretty in Purple, This Destination Wedding is Classic Yet Colorful

Heidi and Josh are my kinda couple. Reason being? They love to travel, drink wine, eat gelato and explore – I mean, can we be best friends? Oh, and did I mention that their wedding was also darling? Captured by Wendy Laurel these Minnesota natives packed up and planned a dreamy day in Maui. Appropriately hashtagging their celebration #mauisota, it’s a wedding designed by Unveiled Hawaii and we’ve got it all in The Vault!

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From Wendy LaurelHeidi and Josh came from Minnesota for their “#mauisota” wedding (as they hashtagged it). These guys love to travel, to drink wine, to eat gelato and explore. A destination wedding was the perfect wedding day for them and their friends and family. I loved Heidi’s style and especially loved her wedding dress and the lace sleeves — so beautiful. They incorporated the travel theme into their wedding invitations and the guest gifts were gorgeous leather luggage tags. Of course, of all their adventures, they both agree that Love is the Greatest Adventure of All.

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Photography: Wendy Laurel | Cinematography: Zeb Films | Event Design: Unveiled Hawaii | Floral Design: Damselfly Designs | Cake: maui sugar shop | ceremony: Olowalu Plantation House | Catering: Sugar Beach Events | Hair + Makeup: I Am Ui | DJ: Maui DJ Services | Officiant: Da Barefoot Warrior | Paper Goods: kate paulson | Photography - Assistance: Jeffrey Oltman | Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals | Signage : Miss B Calligraphy

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A Tropical Storm Didn’t Dampen This Wedding Day

We’re here today to give major kudos to the talented vendor team behind this big day. For not only did Unveiled Hawaii and Maui’s Angels manage to pull off a last minute wedding, BUT they also made sure that Tropical Storm Darby didn’t dampen the day. And for that? We say THANK YOU, because this Maui designed day is everything. Captured by Wendy Laurel it’s all waiting for you in The Vault!

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From Wendy LaurelWhen you’re a very busy wedding planner and stylist, what do you do when your brother asks you to plan a very last minute wedding and then the day of the wedding a tropical storm hits? Make it an exceptional day of course. Lorrie from Unveiled Hawaii and Maui’s Angels did just that during Tropical Storm Darby in July. Her brother, Tom, and his fiance Eva recently moved to Maui with their baby girl and Tom’s son and decided to get married last minute when all the family was coming to Maui for vacation. Lorrie planned and styled a gorgeous family only wedding at Merrimans Kapalua. The weather had other plans, and tropical storm Darby hit Maui the morning of the wedding. Merrimans provided a cabana for the ceremony on the ocean side deck and Lorrie and her team had it looking elegant and gorgeous in no time. As luck would have it, after the ceremony and family shots, the weather cleared just enough to all a few oceanfront photos of the very happy bride and groom.

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Photography: Wendy Laurel | Event Design: Unveiled Hawaii | Event Planning: Maui's Angels Weddings | Floral Design: Sunya's Florist | Ceremony Venue: Merriman's | Band: Marvin Tevaga | Officiant: Kumulani Chapel

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