On This Day We Two Shall Wed…
On March 28th, 2015 we celebrated the marriage of Phil and Maryann
We couldn’t have asked Mother Nature for a more gorgeous day for Phillip and Maryann’s wedding. Light wind, brilliant sunlight… just perfect. It was a beautiful celebration with details that reflected Phillip and Maryann’s style. They envisioned a clean elegance that was Contemporary, yet also had Hawaiian elements. Maui is an incredibly romantic location, and certain touches, brought forth a romantic and beautiful warmth that made this day unforgettable for the bride and groom, family and friends.
The color palette of white, coral and lime green were incorporated into all of the wedding details, including the flowers in Bride Maryann’s hair. Wearing a beautiful, delicate lace wedding dress and a bouquet of gorgeous orchids – she was a true vision of beauty. Her maid-of-honor and bridesmaids wore coral dresses, with the guys wearing lime green ties to complete the look.
One of our favorite details that we thought added an extra personal touch was the custom wood carved bear that was created for the couple. It was shipped all the way in to Maui, and welcomed all of the wedding guests as they made their way down the garden path to the ceremony by the ocean. Later, he was moved indoors to the bar, to welcome everyone to have a drink. The bear was certainly an honored guest.
As Phil and Maryann’s wedding guests made their way to the ceremony on the lawn, they were greeted by a musician singing a beautiful love song in Hawaiian on a ukulele. This set the mood for the ceremony to come.
On the guest table was not a traditional guestbook to sign, but something a bit more playful. A custom decorative surfboard was used in place of a traditional guest book. Guests loved the idea, and the surfboard, along with the bear, will be a wonderful memento for the years to come.
Officiant Laki Ka’ahumanu, in the Hawaiian tradition, blew the conch shell in all four directions – North, East, South, and West – to signify the beginning of a very special and sacred ceremony. And very special, it indeed was. Phillip and Maryann were joined together as man and wife in the traditional Hawaiian way, with a twist of modern fun.
After the wedding ceremony, and after much hugging, kissing and congratulating, the wedding party and family stepped aside to take photos while their wedding guests continued to enjoy delectable appetizers and cocktails.
We’ll try not to make your mouth water, but we sure can’t make any promises!
- Pineapple Rum Mahi Ceviche in Pinewood Boats
Fresh island fish… need I say more?
- Peppadew Sweet Peppers with Three Cheeses & Chili Ponzu Sauce
So tasty with the special sauce.
- Ahi Poke Cones
An Island favorite!
- Kalua Pork Sliders
Perfect bite-sized delights. Who doesn’t like Kalua pork?
After the cocktail reception and appetizers, wedding guests were called indoors to take their seats in the Grand Ballroom. The decor was stunning, with paper lanterns lightly swaying in the ocean breeze from outdoors in colors of white, lime green and coral. By hanging the lanterns indoors, it emulated the feeling of still sitting outside. It also added such a fun and whimsical feel to the celebration. The table settings reflected the color scheme as well.
Dinner: Guests had a choice of filet mignon with a selection of sauces or the Macadamia Nut Crusted Fresh Catch with citrus glaze. Entrees were served with Molokai sweet potato puree and Chef’s choice of fresh vegetables.
Dessert: Wedding cake was a beautiful single tier cake with lilikoi filling and cream cheese frosting decorated with green cymbidium orchids, and two different kinds of cupcakes, yellow cake with raspberry cream and chocolate cake with lilikoi filling and cream cheese frosting.
It’s so hard to choose just one moment…
Our favorite moment of the night was when the Fire Knife dancer performed right outside the venue. Everyone was amazed to watch him as the drums were pounding and the fire was flying. He really kicked off the dancing and got the party started.
And we can’t forget the fun photo booth. Everyone had so much fun dressing up and taking photos. There was a guest book at the table for guests to place in their photo strips as a fun memento for the couple.
Another nice touch was the S’mores Bar. Guests cozied up beside the fire pit outside by the ocean to roast their marshmellows and create the ultimate S’mores with all the fixings.
The evening ended with a stunning sparkler send off, and guests were sent home with custom gift bags with the couple’s wedding logo stuffed with locally made candies from Menehune Chocolates, Maui Grown coffee, a custom labeled bottle of water with some aspirin attached to alleviate headaches after a night of drinking and partying.
Warmest wishes to Phil and Maryann. We wish all the best for a wonderful marriage and may they one day, when they are old and grey, look back and remember all the special moments of their wedding day on Maui.
Special thanks to Anna Kim Photography for the beautiful photos! And a special thank you to all the vendors that helped make this day so special: Pacific Isle Rentals for the linens, uplighting, and lanterns – Maui Floral for all the flowers – Jessica Waite for hair and make-up – Laki Kaahumanu the officiant – DJ Del Sol – DJ services for dinner & dancing – Manutea Nui E – ukulele player for ceremony & cocktail reception, fire knife dancer and drummers – Bamboo Shootz Photo Booth for the photo booth.