Melanie and Nicole decided to elope to the island of Maui when planning a wedding in Germany started to become a bit too overwhelming. They had always wanted to visit Hawaii and thought what better way to do so with including their private sunset ceremony on a secluded island beach. Wearing the traditional orchid and plumeria leis which they exchanged as a sign of their love, they enjoyed their special moment with Reverend Robert Kuya Alamodin who made sure that they were relaxed AND had a lot of fun. Congratulations to this sweet couple!
Julia & Dimitri
Julia and Dimitri had originally wanted to visit our islands earlier than February, but a little “surprise” got in their way- so they had to wait 3 months to make sure the baby would make the long trip from Russia to Hawaii! The Bride’s hair and makeup was done at 5:00 a.m. !!! thanks to fabulous Jackie Cavallo who did not mind to wake at 3:30 in order to be at their hotel this early. Julia wore the perfect gown which almost hid her little baby bump and they opted for an early morning ceremony at Makena cove because they were hoping for a beach all to themselves. Laki Kaahumanu and Kaniala Masoe helped to make the ceremony intimate, fun and memorable. We hope to meet their baby soon as they are planning to return to these islands.
Photos by Maui Wedding Photographer Joe D’Alessandro
Jasmin & Kevin
Jasmin and Kevin loved their special butterfly release at sunset on Paipu Beach in Makena. Jasmin’s dress was like a fairy tale come true. She looked amazing and took care of her own hair and makeup. Kevin’s parents had gotten married 12 years earlier with our help in a private tropical garden on Maui and had wanted us to arrange their son’s wedding as well. Reverend Laki Kaahumanu had married them 12 years ago and was available to perform the ceremony which made it all even a bit more unique. Being a true Hawaiian, Laki’s tatoes are usually covered up during his ceremony but since Jasmin’s tatoes were showing, he was not shy about showing his.
Photography by Francois Laborde.
Sonja and Etienne’s dream of getting married in Hawaii finally came true when they exchanged their vows on a quiet beach in Makena with only the ocean as their witness. The petite Bride was worried that too many flowers might overpower her 90 pound frame, so she selected a single but full strand orchid and plumeria lei with matching hair flowers brought to her by stylist Jackie and a tropical bouquet to go along. Etienne opted to have his traditional open ti leaf Maile lei wrapped with the same flowers his Bride was wearing as her lei, so they both matched perfectly both inside and out. Congratulations to the both of them on their future together!
Nicole and Stefan’ dream of getting married on a quiet beach on Maui came true today when they tied the knot this morning in Makena. Hair stylist Jackie Cavallo met the Bride at 5:30 a.m. in her hotel room! Reverend Laki Kaahumanu and Kaniala Masoe on Ukulele made them laugh and cry while exchanging their vows. Photographer Yolanda Pelayo captured their happiness. Congratulations to this young and sweet couple!
Daniel and Andreas decided on a very short notice that they would love to take the opportunity, while being in Hawaii, to legally tie the knot. Actually: Andreas had no idea what Daniel had in mind!! They had traveled to Oahu and Kauai and watched a few weddings on those beaches. Daniel, ever being the romantic, decided to surprise his long time love with a traditional Hawaiian style ceremony. With all those beautiful beaches on Maui, they selected remote Paipu Beach and were lucky enough to be all alone.
Let’s fly away! Katharina and Ralph and their five year old daughter Maya attended the iron man on the big island and decided on the spot that Hawaii was the perfect place for a destination wedding. They had suffered a tragic loss just one year ago and therefor had not wanted to celebrate a big wedding back home. Instead they opted for a romantic
sunset wedding on one of the remote Makena beaches. They gave us two days to prepare! Called on Monday and got married on Wedneday! Talk about short notice weddings:-)))
Franzi and Marcel decided to celebrate their Hawaiian Wedding on Maui in a more traditional way: They arrived via Outrigger Canoe which picked them up from the Fairmont Kea Lani and took them to Palauea Beach in Makena. Since they also did not want to carry their wedding attire with them all the way from Switzerland, they opted instead for the very Hawaiian fresh dark green ti leaf skirts made that early morning by one of our Hawaiian dancers. We were all so thrilled that they veered away from the dress and suit and tried something different! The wedding was so much fun for everyone involved and we wish the both of them the very best on their journey together.