Rita and Brandon’s 5 Palms Wedding

Opening image for Rita & Brandon blog.

Rita and Brandon were joined by family and friends who had traveled far to be with them, overlooking Keawakapu. Rita walked down the aisle to “Over the Rainbow” just as a rainbow appeared behind them. After, her father performed a sweet, funny, and heartfelt ceremony of marriage. Visitors overlooking the lawn cheered them on as they were pronounced husband and wife. They spent the evening enjoying live music , pupus and drinks on the lawn, a delicious dinner, and learning a hula dance!

First glance.

Alter

alter

Groom waiting.

Beautiful bride

Father & bride walking down the aisle.

Now pronounce you husband and wife!

Pupus

Marvin Tevaga singing live music for the wedding ceremony.

Bride & groom

Appetizer

Messages to the bride & groom

Dinner options

Bride & groom enjoying the

Dinner party

Sign for bride & groom

DJ BoomshotLearning a hula.

The bride & groom share a dance

Opening image for Rita & Brandon blog.

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

5 Palms

Stephen Ludwig Photography

Maui Palmtree Floral

DJ Boomshot

Marvin Tevaga Music

Bamboo Shootz Photo Booth

Salon 253

Officiant- Bride’s father Kris

Bride is wearing Grace Loves Lace

 

 

 

 

 

Tara & Johnik at Olowalu Plantation House

Tara and Johnik spent their magical day surrounded by love, family, and friends. They were excited to not only be joined together as one, but also await the arrival of their first-born son (Jace). Since the adorable family puppy couldn’t join them from Northern California, the couple decided to have a POG spritzer, the Fizzie Izzie, inspired by her. As you can see from the photos, with giant “Jenga” and hand-written postcards, this little family was nothing short of fun!

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

Olowalu Plantation House

Anna Kim Photography

No Ka Oi Media

Sunya’s Flowers

Food for the Soul Catering

Maui Wedding Cakes

MeiLi Autumn (Bride+bridal party)

DJ Boomshot

Accel Rentals

Hawaiian Style Rentals

Officiant- Friend of the couple

Bride wearing Romona Keveza with a vintage lace veil & Badgley Mishka shoes

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