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:

Dmitri and Sandra Photography

DJ Del Sol

Cafe O’ Lei Catering

Bars Are Us

Paradise Rentals

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:

Olowalu Plantation House

Love and Water Photography

Zeb Films Hawaii

Food for the Soul

Maui Bars are Us

Maui Wedding Cakes, Inc.

Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop

Sunya’s Flowers

Kona Shave Ice

Meili Autumn Beauty

DJ Boomshot

Joshua Kahula

Kaniala Masoe Music

Paradise Event Rentals – Maui

Please visit Katie & Joe’s Wedding Wire review:

Wedding Wire Review

 

Erica & Dat at Coconut Palms

Erica and Dat made their way, hand in hand, through the coconut grove and into their future together.

The couple experienced their own piece of Maui paradise, strolling through the lush coconut palms, and across the lawn to admire the expansive vistas where they shared their “I Dos.” Delicate peach-petaled roses and Eucalyptus leaves accentuated Erica’s gorgeous lace gown, which hearkened back to 20’s-era glamour. Both were adorned with floral leis, as beautiful as their beaming smiles!

Wedding Planner Cherise Schulman was especially excited to greet two of the guests at Erica and Dat’s wedding with a big hug…she had been their wedding planner in 2013! Dat’s sister, Chi, and husband Alex were in attendance, which made the day extra special.

Here is a throwback the Chi and Alex’s wedding in 2013!

Special thanks to the following vendors:

Photographer: Caitlin Cathey Photography

Floral Design: Sunya’s Flowers

Officiant: Valentino Rosete

Musician: Joshua Kahula

Catering: Three’s Catering

Wedding Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes, Inc.

Event Rentals: Paradise Event Rentals – Maui

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey & Carl at Olowalu Plantation House

Kelsey and Carl drove off into the sunset in a classic vintage car after saying their “I Dos” at the historic Olowalu Plantation House. A picture-perfect Maui wedding that just makes you smile!

Kelsey & Carl Highlight from Zeb Films Hawaii on Vimeo.

Vendors: Sunya’s FlowersDmitri and Sandra: Hawaii Wedding PhotographersMeili Autumn BeautyOlowalu Plantation HouseMaui Wedding Cakes, Inc.Maui DJ ServicesParadise Event Rentals – Maui, Cafe O’Lei RestaurantsAloha Bars Maui

 

Leslie & Tanner at Makena Seaside

What could be better than marrying your best friend? Having that wedding at a beautiful estate in a sun-soaked paradise!

Leslie and Tanner’s gorgeous seaside wedding was held on the South shore of Maui in Makena. Family and friends gathered on the sun-speckled lawn to watch as the conch shell sounded, marking the beginning of their forever.

The wedding took on a whimsical feel, with trees draped in twinkle lights and long strands of orchids, which created a fairy tale feel for the bride, groom, and their guests to enjoy. Rustic tables invited the party to dine next to the crashing waves along the private, white-coral beach. The surrounding lava rocks provided a stunning backdrop for photos, with their sharp black edges contrasting beautifully with the delicate lace detail on Leslie’s wedding gown. Ocean-blue accents were carried throughout the wedding, from the groom’s tie all the way down to the delicious macaroons served under the stars!

 

Leslie and Tanner ventured off-property to capture more of Maui’s verdant beauty in their rain forest photo shoot with family friend, Chugach Peaks Photography. Towering trees draped in lush vines surround the couple in natural beauty, and the golden light casts an ethereal glow on this happy couple. We are so happy to have been a part of their gorgeous Maui wedding!

A special “Thank You” to all of the vendors who helped to make this wedding so spectacular: Valentino Rosete, Kahiau Wedding Flowers, Food for the Soul Catering, Paradise Event Rentals, Joshua Kahula Music, Chugach Peaks Photography, and Beach Bunny Bakery.

 

Say Hello to the Tropical Wedding of Your Dreams

As Featured on “Style Me Pretty” June 17, 2016

By Michelle Hoover

Style: Al Fresco / Setting: Historical Venue & Outdoor Wedding / Season: Fall

What’s better than a destination wedding in Hawaii? How about a destination wedding in Hawaii straight from the talented lens of photographer Mirelle Carmichael. Graced with a crazy elegant seaside ceremony, lush landscaping, and of course a few tropical details (hello pineapple!). Sounds dreamy, right? Well you’re in luck because we’ve got all that and more waiting for you to favorite in The Vault!

From The Bride…On paper, a destination wedding would probably be the last thing that Gareth would ever choose to do to celebrate a marriage, much less a destination wedding in a place that he had never been to until 8 months before the actual wedding. Gareth is someone who very much likes his routines — he is the guy, according to his best man, who will “go into an ice cream shop with 31 flavors and come out with a double scoop of chocolate ice cream.” He is the simple, steady one in our relationship and doesn’t venture out of the norm very often.

And yet, as fate would have it, Gareth found himself miles from home on the beautiful island of Maui to celebrate one of the biggest days of his life. A destination wedding ended up to be perfectly fitting for Gareth & I. Gareth…born in Australia, raised in Singapore, and now living in the SF Bay Area…has spent countless hours traveling back and forth between Asia, Australia and the US… usually to attend weddings, visit family and catch up with old friends. So while he does prefer the homebody life, he also loves taking trips to visit family and friends. Maui seemed like a logical choice for Gareth because he thought many of his family and friends abroad would love to have an excuse to visit paradise. As for me, I grew up going on summer vacations to Maui with my family, and I know this definitely helped me develop a love for traveling that grew as I got older. Maui was an easy choice for us… for me, it was sentimental and reflected my love for travel…and for Gareth, it was a perfect intersection for his 3 different worlds.

My vision for the wedding was for it to be simple, sweet and romantic. I hope I achieved this, as most people know how you can get caught up in details, especially considering how easy it is to spend an entire evening pinning every little thing on Pinterest. Olowalu was amazing, and provided a perfect setting for our guests to watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunset while enjoying some cocktails. We loved the privacy of the estate too; it was like we were in our own little paradise wedding world! Our main colors were soft blues and greens with some pink and peach mixed in to add a little feminine touch. The table decorations consisted of white linens with a simple but elegant silk dupioni table runner. The centerpieces were made of white and pink roses with seashells and starfish throughout to give a subtle beach feel; they were nothing short of amazing and really added to the sweet and romantic feel I was hoping for.

Despite the endless months of planning and emails leading up to the wedding, Gareth and I look back on our wedding day with the fondest of memories. Of all of them, I would have to say my favorite memory would probably be during dinner…I remember looking out at our guests at their tables – friends and family from all parts of our lives, and thinking how they had set aside so much to be with us…I was truly touched. Both Gareth and I really wanted the wedding to reflect how grateful we were for everything in our lives. While we were excited to celebrate our marriage with our dearest friends and family, we also wanted the wedding to be our gift back to those who have supported us along the way, and who had traveled so far to be with us. Maui really ended up being the perfect place for Gareth & I and our guests. The general nature of weddings can often bring about feelings of chaos and stress, but there is just something different about the islands. During the ceremony, our dear officiant, Reverend Pia, reminded us of the spirit of aloha and that on the islands, love is reflected in all the beauty surrounding us. What a wonderful and true reminder that is!

Vendors:

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael Photography

Cinematography: Wonderfilm Studios

Coordination: The Perfect Wedding Maui

Floral Design: Sunya’s Flowers

Wedding Dress: Marisa Bridals

Cake: Cake Fanatics

Rings: Classic Rock San Jose

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan

Catering: Cafe O’Lei

Hair + Makeup: Kalani Style

DJ: DJ Boomshot

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Officiant: Reverend Pia Aluli

Ceremony Music: David Wolf

Venue: Olowalu Plantation House