Intimate and Wildly Romantic Wedding in Maui’s Upcountry

Based in the U.S. with family back in China, Hawaii felt like the perfect middle point for Olive and Dylan’s wedding. They wanted a day that exuded classic elegance so they brought on Opihi Love Wedding & Events to make it all happen. Olive looked radiant in her Pronovias gown paired with a juliet cap veil and the amazing Rebecca Arthurs photographed each and every moment.

From the photographer… Olive & Dylan experienced sweet first love in high school, struggled with a long distance relationship in college, had a heartbroken break-up and miraculous reunion in the USA far away from their homeland. With their parents still living in China, they decided Hawaii was the perfect in-between place to cement their love story and say their vows underneath the beautiful trees at Ka Hale Olinda.

It was my joy to document this intimate celebration as Olive & Dylan fully expressed their timeless love and respect for each other that ran beneath all the ups and downs of their years together. Ever since she was a little girl, Olive knew what her wedding dress would look: a vintage style lace gown with a layered mermaid tail. Very elegant, very classical. So she wanted the wedding design inspirations to come from her dress. To be pure and simple, yet with great taste. I think Melissa with Opihi Love and Bella Bloom pulled it off perfectly!

Photography: Rebecca Arthurs | Event Planning: Opihi Love Wedding & Event Design | Florist: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Catering: Jana McMahon | Hair & Makeup: Ry-n Shimabuku | Calligraphy: Alannah rae calligraphy | Ceremony & Reception: Ka Hale Olinda | Tableware: Set