Becca & Andrew at Olowalu Plantation House

Becca and Andrew’s magical Leap Year (Leap Day) wedding is one for the books! Becca and Andrew paid special attention to every little detail to enhance the guests experience. It was very important to the couple to reflect their personal style and it translated into these oh-so-gorgeous photos. The couple were so overjoyed with their special day that it even brought tears to Andrew’s eyes (so sweet!)

A very special thank you to all of our wonderful vendors:

Anna Kim Photography

Maui Makeup Artistry

Food for the Soul Catering

Garnish Bar

Ka’ena Eleban Music

Maui DJ Service, DJ Scotty

Maui Palmtree Florals

Miss B Calligraphy

Cake Fanatics

Signature Event Rentals (Lounge)

Winters Events (Linens)

Accel Event Rentals

Maui Photo Bus

The Catered Coconut

Minted Invitations

Bride wore: Bliss by Monique Lhullier and Jimmy Choo shoes

Groom wore: Tailor’s Keep custom suite and Hugo Boss shoes

 

Tayte & Justin at Olowalu Plantation House

Tayte and Justin’s white wedding was a beautiful celebration of love and family. All guests wore shades of white and ivory, which made for uniquely stunning photos (as you will see!) A sweet and endearing moment was captured during the wedding ceremony when all of the guests bestowed a blessing on the couple. Never have we so truly felt the ties that bind us all together and the magic shared through love.

A special thank you to all of our wonderful vendors:

Catering: Food for the Soul

Hair & Make-Up: MeiLi Autumn Beauty

Photographer: Reese & Renee Photography

Video: First and Foremost Productions

Florals: Sunya’s Flowers

Music: David Wolf

DJ: DJ Boomshot

Rentals: Accel

Officiant: Bishop John Smylie

Pressing: Maui Wedding Gown Pressing

Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander

Groom’s Suite: Tommy Bahama

Groom’s Shoes: Aldo

Cake: Maui Sugar Shop

Invitations: Minted

Signs: Karryn Campbell (bride’s sister!)

 

Chloe & Nate – Olowalu Plantation House

If there are three words to describe Chloe and Nate’s exquisite wedding at Olowalu Plantation House on the island of Maui, it would be: Joyful, jubilant, and just-plain-fun! (Maybe that counts for more than three words, but you will see what we mean when scrolling through these fun-filled photos.) Chloe and Nate were all smiles throughout the wedding day, and each guest was welcomed to the reception table with a thoughtful, handwritten note from the couple (which is no small feat considering there were 80 guests!)

Beautiful bride, Chloe, surprised her handsome groom with a special hula performance of “Maunaleo” during the reception, after researching the moves on YouTube and brushing up with a local hula instructor. We are sure that her heartfelt surprise knocked his socks off!

“We were told over and over again by our guests that our wedding was the best one they have ever been to. Cherise really gave us the dream wedding we wanted! For a full year we had to coordinate solely on email and phone call as I was based in NY, which at times were a little nerve wrecking, but she was always calm and took down every request I told her. The last month was crunch time for us and she was so supportive and helpful in getting us through stressful planning moments. Everything went smoothly on the day of. I did not have to worry about anything on the day. We felt really well taken care of. She even made sure we ate enough dinner! Thank you so much Cherise for giving us an unforgettable memory.”

~ Chloe & Nate 6-25-18

A special thank you to all of our vendor partners who make these unforgettable events possible!

Venue: Olowalu Plantation House

Photography: Angie Diaz Photography

Video: No Ka Oi Media

Stylist: Maui Makeup Artistry

Catering: Three’s Catering

Flowers: Sunya’s Flowers

Officiant: Tino Rosete

Musician: Kalea Phillips & Ron Kualaau

DJ: Del Sol

Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes

Tableware: Set

Signs: Alannah Rae Calligrapy

Rentals: Island Event Rentals

Gown: Pronovias

Hula Lessons: Kealani Kitaguchi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd & Nicky – Magical Jungle & Cliffside Elopement

What could be more romantic than to elope in Hawaii? Todd and Nicky wanted a private, intimate setting for sharing their marriage vows with each other. Luckily, the groom’s childhood friend is a wedding planner…on Maui! So, he reached out to Cherise with The Perfect Wedding and she took care of all of the details for this sweet couple.

They began with a first look and portraits in the magical Honolua forrest on Maui’s upper west shore. Next they walked the boardwalk along Ironwoods beach and joined officiant Charles Nahale for a private ceremony for just the two of them. Nicky carried a bouquet of her favorite stargazer lilies as they were wed among the crashing waves at Ironwood’s beach. Faye Daai Lumiere and her husband/second shooter captured all of the beauty as it unfolded. It couldn’t have been a more gorgeous day and the perfect beginning for these two as husband and wife.

 

Special thanks to the following vendors:

Photography: Faye Daai Lumiere

Officiant: Charles Nahale

Dana & Kyle at Ponomakena Sanctuary

On Maui’s breathtaking South shore lies the Ponomakena Sanctuary, where Dana and Kyle shared heartfelt vows surrounded by friends and family. We love the vintage Airstream used as the bridal suite, which added a fun retro-flare to these shots! After a sun-kissed ceremony near the sea, the reception kicked off with exquisite cocktails from Aloha Bars Maui and tasty morsels from Cafe O’Lei. The guests were treated to hula performances by Manutea Nui E, and those brave enough to be in the spotlight were able to participate in learning a few of the traditional hula steps. Once the dancing started, there was no stopping as the group migrated to the dance floor to end the night gettin’ down under the twinkling lights.

A special thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who made this event so magical:

Venue: Ponomakena Sanctuary

Photography: The Photege

Videography: No Ka Oi Media

Catering: Cafe O’Lei

Bar: Aloha Bars Maui

Event Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals

Tablewares: SET Maui

DJ: Clarity Entertainment Maui

Music: Willy Wainwright

Hula Performance: Manutea Nui E

Officiant: Carlos Popata

Transportation: Maui Tours & Transportation

Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes

Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry

Florist: Petals

Gown: Watters

Groom Attire: Ted Baker

Kailani & James at Punakea Palms

Kailani and James celebrated their love of Hawai’i and of each other by saying their “I dos” at Punakea Palms, overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. Kailani’s eye for design (as an event designer herself!) naturally lent itself to the custom look she curated for her wedding day. The sheik elegance of the white and ivory color palette created an enchanting evening for the couple and their guests to enjoy under the Maui moonlight.

Special thanks to all of the vendors who helped to make this gorgeous event a reality!

Venue: Punakea Palms

Catering: Food for the Soul

Bride’s Gown: Anomalie

Photography: Jonathan James Photography

Videography: Nathan Dale Studios

Florist: Mary Ann at Ha’awina Farms

Saxophone: Ami Schorr

DJ: Boomshot

Rentals: Island Event Rentals

Tables & Chairs: Inspiration Events

Jim & Josh at Olowalu Plantation House

Jim and Josh held their wedding at the stunning Olowalu Plantation House on the sparkling shores of Maui. Friends and family raved about the beauty of the location they chose for their sweet ceremony by the sea. As the sun set over the island, the couple was able to enjoy a stroll down the pier together before rejoining the celebration under the twinkling bistro lights.

 

What a beautiful wedding, we were so happy to be a part of this wonderful couples “I dos!” Congratulations Jim and Josh!

A special thank you to all of the vendors who assisted in making this such a beautiful event! And to their friends, Ivy Pak, who served as the officiant, and Niki Baker who designed the invitations and table numbers.

Venue: Olowalu Plantation House

Catering: Food for the Soul

Photography: Scott Drexler Photography

Florist: Maui Wedding Flowers

Violinist: Willy Wainwright

DJ: Del Sol

Rentals: Island Event Rentals

 

Protecting Your Engagement Ring at Your Destination Wedding

The best part about a destination wedding is that you can get straight to the honeymoon after. After the ceremony, there is no traveling to your getaway because you did it all before. But there are a lot of things to keep in mind including your engagement ring! Will the weather be what you expect? What’s it like traveling with a fancy, diamond engagement ring? Here are some tips for keeping the engagement ring safe during your destination wedding!

Insure It

The best thing you can do before booking your destination wedding is insure your engagement ring. This will give you the peace of mind to enjoy your wedding and honeymoon without worry. Your engagement ring is something special that you don’t want to lose. It represents your relationship with your partner so protect it! Jewelry insurance can range from repair to replacing your ring if you lose it or it gets stolen. Jewelers, like Blue Nile, provide insurance when you buy your beautiful engagement ring. From the start, you never have to worry about it!

Cleaned & Checked

Before you even leave, make it a priority to have your engagement ring professionally cleaned and checked by a jeweler. Your wedding photos are going to be memories that you can forever look back on so having your ring look extra shiny is only a plus! You don’t want your engagement ring to disappoint. You want that ring to look gorgeous next to your brand-new wedding ring. A professional jeweler will inspect it to make sure there is no damage to the ring like a loose setting or cracks in the stone. Cleaning it yourself is a great idea, but this extra step will make sure that your ring gets the care it needs for that particular setting and stone. It’s better to have your engagement ring sparkling and fixed before you leave, then realize you have a problem while you’re there!

Bring the Ring Box

This may seem like common sense, but with all the wedding planning and packing this is easy to miss! Bring your ring box for both the wedding ring and your engagement ring. You will likely have to take off your engagement ring at the airport so this will keep it extra safe. When the wedding is over, you can get straight to the honeymoon! If you’re doing anything crazy, make sure you take off your rings and put them in the box and stored safely in the hotel’s safe. It might be sad to not wear them, but this is way better than losing or damaging them. Whether you’re hiking a volcano or snorkeling the seas, have fun, but be aware. You don’t want to scratch the metal or lose any stones!

Your destination wedding is going to be so gorgeous and memorable! The beautiful beaches and weather are going to create a day you’ll never forget. All of these tips will help create the wedding of your dreams and keep your rings safe!

 

Michelle & Kellen at The Coconut Farm

If you are ready to fall in LOVE, take a peak into the ceremony and reception of Michelle and Kellen! As a private chef and past winner of Cut Throat Kitchen, Kellen knows how to win, and lucky enough, he has won the heart of his beautiful bride, Michelle. We just adore this fun-loving couple! Hand-made tie-dye napkins and dainty porcelain sake cups (used for a sake toast, as a nod to their heritage) were thoughtful favors their guests were able to take home as a token of this oh-so-special day.

Once the reception kicked off and the music started, there was no stopping! They danced and danced as the full moon rose over the mountains and shone down on couple, surrounded by friends, family, and most of all…love.

Special thanks to the following vendors:

Photography: Dmitri and Sandra Photography

DJ: Del Sol

Catering: Cafe O’ Lei

Bar: Bars Are Us

Rentals: Paradise Rentals

Make-up: Mei Li Autumn Beauty

 

Katie & Joe at Olowalu Plantation House

Smiles and laughter flourished at Katie and Joe’s fun-filled island wedding at the historical Olowalu Plantation House. With an “All-Star” cast of bridesmaids and groomsmen, no detail was overlooked in their quest to say “I do” in style. (Take note of the customized Converse tennis shoes!)  Friends, food, and fun were abundant, and you can practically hear the cheers and laughter when sorting through these beautiful and smile-worthy photos.

Once the sun finally sank beyond the horizon, it was time to break in those Converse and dance the night away. Katie and Joe had cool and frosty shave-ice treats, and a late night snack, on stand-by to recharge the revelers as they celebrated.

Special thanks to the vendors:

Venue: Olowalu Plantation House

Photography: Love and Water Photography

Videography: Zeb Films Hawaii

Catering: Food for the Soul

Bar: Maui Bars are Us

Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes, Inc.

Dessert: Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop

Florist: Sunya’s Flowers

Shave Ice: Kona Shave Ice

Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty

DJ: Boomshot

Officiant: Joshua Kahula

Music: Kaniala Masoe Music

Rentals: Paradise Event Rentals – Maui

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