Maui Wedding Luana Kai Resort by Erin Wallis Photography
April 30, 2012

Maui seems like the most magical place to say I do. The light, the gorgeous backdrops, the island feeling - it's no wonder we crush hard over soirees from the pretty island. Today we have Erin Wallis Photography to thank for our dose of Maui goodness. With all the lovely you expect from a destination beauty topped off with the love of this gorgeous family, it is the perfect recipe for a gallery full of gorgeous!

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From the Bride... It had always been our dream to get married in Maui. Having both visited the island when we were younger, it was a special place to both of us. We knew we wanted a small, intimate, laid-back, "island style" wedding. By researching the internet and communicating with past Maui brides I was able to find great vendors that I was very excited to work with. We decided on coral and orange for our wedding colours — bright and fun and perfect with our beautiful Maui backdrop. I used the colours as a guide, which helped make decisions easier (I am not a good decision maker!). I was able to find a great coral-coloured dress for my sister, who was my maid of honour, and I found ties in a matching colour for my husband and my son. Can I just say that I loved that my 10-month-old son had a tie and suit to match his dad's — that was one of my favourite parts of the whole wedding. I thought I was the luckiest girl alive to be spending the rest of my life with those two handsome guys! I gave my florist free rein and just said I wanted something with a bit of coral and orange and a "natural rustic" feel to it. What she came up with was so perfect, I loved the bouquets and the centrepieces. Instead of going overboard on the decor, I really just left it simple. When you have such a stunning location like Maui, you don't need much more. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our special day — our son and our cute flower girl riding down the aisle in a wagon covered with a re-purposed hula skirt and tropical flowers, the beautiful live music during our cocktail hour, watching the amazing sunset while enjoying delicious food and drinks, and later dancing under the stars with our closest family and friends. It really was the best day ever, and I am so grateful to my brilliant photographer Erin Wallis for capturing all the love, joy and beauty of that day — our photos are perfection.

Wedding Photography: Erin Wallis Photography / Wedding Venue: Luana Kai Resort in Kihei, Maui / Wedding Planning: Lori Lawrence of Tropical Maui Weddings / Floral Design: Bella Grace Flowers /Catering + Event Rentals: Food for the Soul / Wedding Cake: Cakes by JoAnn / Bartending: Maui Bars Are Us / Wedding Favors: Honolulu Cookie Company / Music: Jamie Lawrence of Tropical Maui Weddings / Wedding Dress: Ella Bridals via Blush Bridal Boutique / Hair: Dan Sanchez / Makeup: Jessica Waite / Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal / Bridal Party Shoes: Aldo / Groom's Suit: Calvin Klein / Groomsmen's Attire: Banana Republic / Ring Bearer's (Son's) Suit: Baby Gap / Flower Girl Dress: Squirrelly Bird Baby Co.