Maui Wedding by Jose Villa + Beth Helmstetter
January 20, 2011

We are so, so unbelievably excited to share this next wedding with you but be forewarned that it is REALLY GOOD. Like take your breath away kind of GOOD. It is Parisian meets vintage Hawaii as seen through the lens of of one of our favorite photographers, Jose Villa. Now add the rockstar of gorgeous design and styling, Beth Helmstetter, into the mix and we have ourselves an all out pretty party. Oh happy, happy day. Enjoy the fabulous Maui views and we will be back a bit later with even more from this fab fête.

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If you just can't wait, grab a sneak peek at the FULL wedding here!

A bit about the day...

Stella and Peter's Parisian meets Old Hawaii inspired destination wedding weekend was definitely a highlight of the year for us. With Stella living in Hong Kong, we did our best to bridge the distance by working hand in hand with her on designing a day that was sweet, understated and charming, just like her. We started off by invited guests with custom Laura Hooper invitations with a whimsical but sophisticated design which had an occasional butterfly moment to let guests know they should prepare themselves for not only a lovely and approachable weekend but also one that was bound to be a ton of fun!

The first day of celebration included Stella and Peter taking their guests on a Sunset Sail on the Pacific Ocean so guests could relax in true Aloha style. Local beers, Mai Tais and Pacific Rim pupus were on the menu for the evening while guests took in one of the best sunsets they've ever experienced.

For the wedding day, Stella wanted a soft palette that was still a little fun, so we worked with paler shades of what I would consider candy colors including blush pink, peach, lavender, pale aqua and an occasional touch of soft greens and butters in there as needed. To help create her soft and much tamed down vintage Hawaii look we found what I believe to be one of the most beautiful venues on earth, Haiku Mill. Visiting this venue is almost a spiritual experience. What used to be sugar mill ruins only years before, is now glorious with it's vintage fixtures, original cobblestone floors and walls and attention to detail like no other venue. We all felt very lucky to be holding and hosting an event there.

Sit tight ladies and gents because we have a ton more gorgeous where this came from. Coming up later is a Maui Reception that dreams are made of...

Photography: Jose Villa / Event Designer: Beth Helmstetter / Florals: Holly Flora / Venue: Haiku Mill, Maui / Cinematography: Russell Fowler Studios / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Invitations & Calligraphy: Laura Hooper / Furniture Rental: Pacific Event Group / Catering: Aloha Events / Wedding Gown: Vera Wang / Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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