Todd & Nicky – Magical Jungle & Cliffside Elopement

What could be more romantic than to elope to Maui? Todd and Nicky wanted a private, intimate setting for sharing their marriage vows with each other. Luckily, Todd’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.

We 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 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 we looked on. 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

 

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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