When it's blustery and snowy outside, a little blog escape to Maui sounds like complete Heaven. And with the added bonus of gorgeous images by Beloved Photo Boutique, this destination wedding is making Monday a whole lot brighter. Pink peonies, trees dripping in chandeliers and leis – this gem has it all. Now enter the breathtaking backdrop of Haiku Mill; a little slice of paradise where old world beauty meets tropical romance and it's an all out pretty party. Care to join? Pretty parties trump Monday blues ten fold. See it all here!
From the bride... I wasn’t the girl that dreamt about my wedding day when I was little. Of course I looked forward to the day that I would meet the person I would spend the rest of my life, with but as far as the specifics of my wedding day went, I never really thought about them. Had I dreamed of what this day would have been like though, our wedding experience would have exceeded those dreams by far. Everything about our wedding experience was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Jason and I knew early on that we wanted to have a destination wedding. We love to travel, wanted to have a relaxed experience, and thought — what better way to celebrate this exceptionally special day then by traveling to one of our favorite places (Maui) with our family and closest friends? There’s always such excitement when you go on vacation and then add a wedding to that — the excitement goes to a whole new level! All of the days leading up to the wedding were wonderful. Everyone was able to relax, transitioning from mainland pace to island pace, and play in the warmth of the Maui sunshine. With most of our hard work and preparation taken care of before we got there, Jason and I were able to be right there with everyone. Sunshine, beach time, dinners, shave ice, great conversation — this time spent with our family and friends was something we treasured and was what made this special time in our lives even more unforgettable.
The day of the wedding we shuttled our guests from Ka’anapali and Lahaina up to Haiku where our wedding and reception took place at Haiku Mill. This venue is absolutely stunning. When Jason and I first saw this venue, we knew we had found our place. The beautifully-aged stone walls surrounded by lush greenery and lovely Hawaiian flowers are utterly breathtaking. In this gorgeous venue everything came together completely — food, flowers, linens, music, etc. The perfect mix of elegance and romance with personal touches along the way. We chose the month of June to get married in Maui because that's when they’re supposed to get the least amount of rainfall. The weather is something that we certainly cannot control, and the warm Hawaiian rain graced us with its presence that day. We didn’t skip a beat though. In Hawaiian culture rain is considered a blessing, so we were truly blessed that day. All of our guests agreed that the warm rain was terribly romantic and created a truly intimate experience. It added an element of romance to the evening that we were so thankful for, making that day even more unforgettable.
Our wedding day surpassed our hopes of what it would be. It truly was an unbelievable time in our lives that we will remember and forever cherish. This experience in its entirety was extraordinary. It marked the point from which I would spend the rest of my life with my best friend, the man of my dreams, and person in this world that is so perfect for me — there truly are no words. Thank you to all of the vendors that did an absolutely stunning job with everything. Each of you is truly skilled at what you do and we are amazingly grateful for all that you did for our wedding day. Everyone did an incredible job, creating a lifelong memory for all of our guests
Photography: Beloved Photo Boutique / Venue: Haiku Mill on Maui, Hawaii / Caterers: Aloha Events / Floral Design: Bella Grace Flowers / Bar: Maui Bars Are Us / Rentals: Island Rents / Gluten-Free Cake: Marie of Ghiselani Designer Cakes / Officiant: Pia Aluli / Hair: Dan Sanchez / Wedding Dress: Sally Crew via La Belle Elaine's