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Coastal Maui Engagement Session

No matter how many times I flip through these engagement images from Jessica Burke, I can’t get enough. Set on the stunning cliffs Maui, it’s what happens with A&B Creative styles an e-sesh to perfection and lucky for us, this is only the beginning. So much more waiting right here.

From Jessica BurkeSuper excited to share this engagement session with you! Nicole and Bryan had me join them in Hawaii to photograph their engagement session. We battled the weather a bit (including the rain!) but the photos are beautiful. It was such a fun session, complete with our own private cliffs overlooking the Pacific. Couldn’t have asked for anything better, especially with Rebekah from a&b creative at the styling helm!

From A&b CreativeI was elated when Jessica Burke virtually introduced me to Nicole and found out I would be joining them to style her and her fiancé’s engagement session on Maui. As Nicole and I started gathering images that inspired her, I was thoroughly impressed with the classic and romantic looks she was continuously adding. Frothy gowns and vintage inspired holiday looks were our favorites. I scouted locations in Maui (which Nicole’s family had been vacationing on for years, a special place!) that matched the epically romantic look they were going for. Ho’okipa was the perfect match to the smart look of Bryan’s more formal ensemble and was completely jaw-dropping next to the crimson Sarah Seven gown that Nicole wore perfectly. I also loved N & B’s vintage inspired beach look complete with perfect oversized hat. We ended the day as the sun was setting on Maui with surfers in the background and sea turtles bobbing in the waves.

Photography: Jessica Burke | Dress: Sarah Seven | Styling + Wardrobe: A&B Creative

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Whimsical Maui Destination Wedding at Merriman’s

Every single detail of this stunning Maui wedding was curated with so much love by the Bride and her talented team of vendors it’s impossible not to fall head over heels for this pretty little fête. From the sweet SJP shoes signed by Sarah Jessica Parker herself (amazing), to the gorgeous palette and whimsical touches – this gallery from the talented Jana Morgan is overflowing with gorgeous, and you can see it all here.

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Spring
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Elegant

From The Bride…Being from the rainy state of Washington, I had always dreamed of a destination wedding. I fell head-over-heels for Maui from the first time I visited and knew it was the perfect spot to say ‘I do.’ After getting engaged, it didn’t take much convincing at all for my then fiance to agree to a wedding that would also be a vacation with our closest family and friends.

On our venue-scouting trip, we absolutely loved Merriman’s Restaurant which is situated on the incredibly beautiful Kapalua Bay. Their food was to die for, so it was the best of both worlds- the perfect venue that also happened to be an amazing caterer (best Caesar salad, pork sliders, and filet mignon you’ll ever have!). Once the venue was booked, all the other planning seemed to just fall into place.

I spent all the months leading up to the wedding browsing on Pinterest, searching Etsy for anything wedding-related, and checking Style Me Pretty and SMP Destination daily. My favorite SMP wedding was the color inspiration for our big day. Once I found Donna Morgan’s ‘Spearmint’ colored bridesmaid dresses, that guided a lot of the other choices. I found the perfect Sarah Jessica Parker shoes to wear that matched my bridesmaids’ dresses, and I even had SJP herself sign them while she was in Seattle. I envisioned the beautiful blue-green color with different shades of pink peonies, garden roses, and cymbidium orchids. I wanted our wedding to be bright, fun, and whimsical and chose chevron details to go along with the bright color palette.

We also wanted a lot of personal touches to our wedding. We had custom welcome totes designed by an Etsy seller and filled them with Maui goodies to give our guests as they arrived on the island. I found the cutest cake toppers on Etsy and had one personalized for us- a nurse and a sheriff’s deputy. I also found a bouquet charm on Etsy, the perfect way to incorporate my grandparents who had both passed away in the last year and a half. Our guestbook, also found on Etsy (big surprise, right?), gave a nod toward our home state as well as where our nuptials took place.

The day-of really did go by just as fast as everyone says it does. I was so glad we had planned a day-after Trash-The-Dress session with our photographer. That way we were able to relax a little about getting certain shots and just enjoy more time with family and friends during cocktail hour. Overall, our wedding week was a blur of happiness and turned out everything we ever wanted and more. And now we have the perfect excuse to always go back and visit Maui!

Photography: Jana Morgan Photography | Floral Design: Dellables | Wedding Dress: Blue By Enzoani | Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Sarah Jessica Parker | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Hair & Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry | Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Favors: Honolulu Cookie Company | Bouquet Charm: KCowie | Bride's Necklace: Vintage Mikimoto | Bride's Robe: Love Ophelia | Bridesmaid's Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaid's Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Cake Topper: Mudcards | Garters: Kenna's Klippies & Bows | Getting Ready Location: Honua Kai Resort & Spa | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Macy's | Groomsmen Gifts: Bottle Breacher | Guestbook: Totally Salinda | Paper Products: Little Spark Creations | Shell Ring Holder: BHLDN | Trash-The-Dress Location: 505 Front Street | Wedding Dress Hanger: Get Hung Up | Wedding Venue: Merriman's | Welcome Totes: Sixpence Press

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Magical Maui Wedding at Honua Kai Lani

Before we even get into just how magical this Maui wedding is, let me tell you a very important detail – it was planned in four months. Yes four. I can’t even get over the fact that all the gorgeous planned to perfection by Kara Byrne below was done so in such a short time. Because these images from Kaua Wedding Photography? They are just as pretty as they get. From the florals by Dellables to the stunning Honua Kai Lani setting – this gallery is perfection. See it all here.

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From The Bride and Groom…Being a San Francisco couple, with family on both the west and east coast we had lots of potential places to explore for our wedding. After lots of discussion we decided on a destination wedding in Maui, a place that Bria has visited for years and loves because it is so beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.

We knew that we wanted a ceremony outside, where our guests could enjoy the amazing Maui weather and scenery. We also knew that we wanted a relaxing setting for the event, where everyone could feel like they were on vacation. After some searching, we found Honua Kai Lani, the Sugarman Estate, a beautiful and secluded waterfront property in Makena.

When it came time to planning, we only had 4 months to pull everything together so we knew we wanted to work with a wedding planner. After one conversation with Kara Byrne we felt an instant connection and knew she would help us create the wedding day we wanted – one where we could relax, enjoy the island and focus on celebrating with each other and our loved ones. Looking back we can honestly say the entire day, from start to finish was all that we wanted and more.

Our vision for the wedding décor was modern rustic so Kara worked with us to find the vendors that would help us create that look and feel. With strung lights, large wooden tables, Moroccan lanterns and flowers in mason jars, the already beautiful property was transformed into a romantic wedding and reception venue.

Being that we are both foodies who love artisan cocktails, we wanted to have local organic Hawaiian fare with a customized cocktail menu for our guests to enjoy, along with cupcakes instead of cake, for dessert. We were blown away as all aspects of it, the food, beverage and service was exceptional.

We also wanted to work with a wedding photographer who would be as relaxed and at ease as we wanted to be on our wedding day and we were thrilled to work with Kaua. Not only was he so fun and easy to work with, his photos were stunning and captured every moment of the day beautifully.

One of the many highlights of the day for us was a momma and baby humpback whale that put on a little show for our guests, just off the shore of the Sugarman Estate during the cocktail hour. It was a rare and beautiful site and a treat for our guests to see.

All and all, we felt like our wedding day exceeded our hopes and expectations and we are so grateful to everyone that played a role in making it so special and memorable.

Photography: Kaua Wedding Photography | Videography: DMI Video | Floral Design: Dellables | Wedding Gown: Nicole Miller | Cupcakes: Maui Wedding Cakes | Wedding Stationery: Sarah Bria - Friend Of Bride | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Food For The Soul | DJ: Ace Beats | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Officiant: Bride's Father | Bar Service: Garnish Events | Coordination And Event Design: Kara Byrne | Event Rentals: Island Rents | Hair & Make Up: Mira Carmen | Transportation: Akina Aloha | Vintage Decor: Opihi Love Boutique Rentals & Event Design | Wedding Venue: Honua Kai Lani

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