I get it, I totally do. There is so much inspiration out there sometimes it’s hard to decide what kind of wedding is really going to tell your story. But brides and grooms to be, take note! This bride found the perfect locale in The St. Regis Princeville Resort and the rest of the details just fell into place… creating a wedding that told the love story of her sweet little family perfectly. With Penny Dinn behind the camera, she said I do to her love on a beautiful Hawaiian beach – and it’s breathtaking.
From the stunning bride… Chris and I never had a “conventional” relationship. We started dating when I was a single mother of a two-month-old and somehow made it work flawlessly. We went through things as a couple that most don’t go through until they have been married for years, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way. We created our family – together. It wasn’t the norm, but we liked it that way. When Chris proposed in May of 2011 I knew that my dream family was finally going to become “official.”
When we were ready to pick our wedding location we knew it needed to be special – it needed to tell a story – OUR story. After looking at numerous locations in our home state of California we were at a loss. Everywhere looked perfect, but nowhere felt perfect. While at work one day I Googled something to the effect of “best place to get married in Kauai” and the St. Regis Princeville Resort popped up. I don’t know what inspired me to look in Kauai since I had never been but, the second I saw the venue I knew I had found our spot. The perfect place to start our life together. After showing Chris and our families my new dream spot they were just as smitten. We knew there would be some challenges of a destination wedding but, we also knew it was worth the work. Lucky for us the St. Regis makes it easy AND enjoyable. We arrived in Kauai the week before the wedding with over 65 guests flooding in from around the United States for our special day. One of the most special parts of a destination wedding is the eclectic group of people that come – people from all walks of our lives came to celebrate us. Words cannot describe the amount of love and support we felt throughout the wedding week – it is something we will never forget.
The goal of our wedding was to tell our love story. We wanted people to leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and believing in the power of love. On October 13th, 2012 I married the man of my dreams and created the family I had always hoped for. But, more importantly, we spent the day with all those who believe in the love we have ALWAYS shared. Making our family “official” was just the icing on the cake!
Photography: Penny Dinn | Dress: Justin Alexander | Flowers: Martin Roberts Design | Ceremony Location: The St. Regis Princeville Resort | Reception Location: The St. Regis Princeville Resort | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Event Planning: Ashlee Libbrecht, St. Regis Princeville Resort | Hair: Rinaldo From The St. Regis Princeville Resort | DJ: Kustom Sounds Kauai | Makeup: Priscilla Francine Makeup | Officiate: Michael Jones, Island Weddings
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There’s something so ridiculously refreshing about this modern Maui wedding. It’s an edgy take on the classic beachside affair with a heavy helping of stripes, polka dots and color thrown in for good measure. Mandy Grace is behind all the stunning design and every lovely capture? From the one and only Wendy Laurel. Grab a coffee refill and start your day in the full gallery right here.
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From Wendy Laurel… Karleen and David have a style all their own. Bright yellow flowers for bouquet and table settings and black and white dresses for the wedding party. I love Karleen’s high neck wedding gown and the converse worn by the men. But most of all I loved the love I saw at this wedding. The ceremony included a portion where the couple included David’s two children from a previous marriage and there were so many tears and smiles. It was with real joy that this couple got married and real joy from everyone who attended.
Karleen’s bridesmaid and bestie offered her talents by making the cute instagram cards and other printed material on the tables. Each little dot! Stationary: moochie creative (email@example.com)
The bride had a custom stamp made with K + D logo with the thank you (also by moochie creative) and hand stamped and hand painted the favor tags to match our paper design, I painted the little clothespins to attach the names to the menus and I purchased the local jams and jellies at the natural food store in Maui.
photography: wendy laurel | Floral Design: mandy grace | bridesmaid dresses: anthro | event design: mandy grace design | officiant: pia aluli | officiant: pia aluli | Groom's Pants: Volcom | bridal gown: elizabeth dye | bridal sash: bhldn | bridesmaid bracelets: ella dolce | bridesmaid shoes: B.A.I.T. | bridesmaid shoes: steve madden | dessert : maui sweet cakes | earrings: kate spade | hair flower: Lo Boheme | photobooth: strike a post maui | photography assistant: jeffrey oltman | restaurant: merrimans
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A wedding coordinator sister and a Maui wedding are two parts of the best recipe ever. Said sister is a planner at Details Details Wedding & Event Planning, and she planned a Hawaiian wedding the likes of which we’ve never seen before, but we’re obsessed with every single image from John & Joseph Photography Inc. Obsessed, I said.
From the photographer… The bride’s sister, Alicia is a wedding coordinator with Details Details Wedding and Event Planning in Orange County. Alicia set out to create a very personal wedding for her sister in Maui. Beautiful venue and even more beautiful couple had a picture perfect wedding at the Haiku Mill.
Photographer: John And Joseph Photography Inc. | Florist: Teresa Sena Designs | Wedding Cake: Details Details Wedding And Event Planning | Catering: Maui Executive Catering | Coordinator: Jeannie Savage And Alicia Townsend, Details Details Wedding And Event Planning | Entertainment: DJ Ace Beats | Officiant: Reverend Keli'i Brown | Beverage Service: Garnish Events | Chair Rentals: Island Rents | Hair + Makeup: Liz Javelosa, Maui Makeup Artistry | Table Rentals: Pacific Event Group | Tent Structure And Fabric: Maui Rents | Transportation: Akina Tours | Venue: Haiku Mill (Maui)