Malte and Lucia’s Private Ocean Front Garden Wedding

Malte and Lucia came all the way from Germany and had only a few days to spend on Maui. We put together a gorgeous ocean-front wedding in a private garden, surrounded by picturesque palm trees on a beautiful day. After the ceremony, they went to Palauea Beach for some more fun beach shots and Bride changed into a super sweet short dress.

Sandra and Bernhard’s Maui beach wedding

Sandra and Bernhard traveled all the way from Austria for their dream Maui beach wedding. With their toes in the sand and majestic blue ocean in the background it was a beautiful day to remember.

Berry & Melissa’s Beach Wedding at Makena Cove

Berry and Melissa decided last minute to ditch a larger mainland wedding and to come here to Maui instead. Melissa was 6 months pregnant! Due to torrential rains the day of their wedding, we had to postpone to the next day where they were greeted with sunshine and a completely empty Makena Cove.

Artin & Desiree’s Maui Beach Wedding

Artin & Desiree decided to live their dream of a Maui beach wedding, and we pulled it off with just 4 weeks notice. Desiree was 3 months pregnant at the time and was absolutely glowing. Check out the photos below!

Surfboard Weddings!

We’re excited to offer the addition of Surfboard Weddings to our Maui wedding packages! If you don’t surf, don’t worry! Our large paddleboards are easy to balance on. The package comes with flowers, photography, and everything you need for your special day. Find out more about our Surfboard Wedding package, or check out the photos from one of our recent surfboard weddings below.

Christian + Gina’s Hawaiian Wedding

We just love the simple elegance that comes with a Hawaiian beach wedding. With toes in the sand, our couples get to experience elements of the Hawaiian culture like the blowing of the conch shell with traditional Hawaiian dress, music, maile leaf leis, and a Hawaiian ceremony, all performed by our talented team. You’ll feel like you’ve experienced part of Old Hawaii will take that feeling with you from this special place we call home.

Brian + Mia’s Maui Beach Wedding

Brian and Mia couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day to celebrate their wedding! When you’re a wedding planner on Maui, sometimes the weather can be a little unpredictable. We were blessed with slightly overcast skies which let in some beautiful light. The happy couple chose our De Luxe Circle of tropical flowers in the sand to go with their traditional Hawaiian leis and bouquet. The talented photography team at Marbelle captured the day just as it was meant to be. Congratulations to Brian and Mia on your special day!

30 Year Vow Renewal at Makena Cove

Viktor and Ingrid traveled all the way from Vienna to Maui to celebrate their 30 year vow renewal. We designed a beautiful ceremony complete with some gorgeous florals and hula. Officiated by Reverend Laki, it was the perfect day for a Maui beach vow renewal with this happy couple!

Hugo & Cynthia’s Maui Beach Wedding

Hugo and Cynthia experienced their dream Maui beach wedding with their families on an absolutely gorgeous day. Led in by the unmistakable sound of the blowing on the conch shells, They exchanged leis in traditional Hawaiian fashion, enjoyed beautiful music on the ukulele and celebrated the joyous occasion with smiles and shakas all around!

Photos by the talented Marbelle Wedding Photography.

4 Must-Have Tips for Your Maui Destination Wedding

Maui is quickly becoming a popular location for destination weddings, and for good reason! If you’re planning to get married on Maui, let us spoil you with a few helpful tips to keep in mind when planning for your special day. We have had the pleasure of working with couples from all over the world, and these are just a few of the most helpful tidbits we’ve discovered:

#1: Hire a wedding planner

We totally get it! A wedding planner telling you to hire a wedding planner. But, the truth is, the time spent not worrying about every little detail of your wedding and actually enjoying the time of your engagement pays dividends later. Having a wedding planner in your corner, one who knows all of the wedding beaches on Maui and has contacts with vendors, photographers, and not to mention knows the intricacies of this island we call home is worth its weight in gold. The best part is, it probably costs less than you think.


The rumor is that Maui doesn’t have seasons, which is true for the most part. But what we do have is slight variations in the weather depending on the time of year. I guess you could call them mini-seasons! For the most part, it’s 87 degrees and sunny, but towards Fall and Winter, you will see more overcast skies and a better chance of showers. We perform weddings year-round, and some couples just love the soft light and gorgeous sunsets that come with an overcast sky. Be sure to plan around the weather for the best chance at your ideal wedding day.


Hawaii is about 2500 miles from the US mainland, which is a fair trek for any wedding guest! Be sure to take travel and accommodations into account when planning your destination wedding. Maui has a number of fantastic hotels and vacation rentals near the best beaches on the island, not to mention the fresh local cuisine and fun activities for the entire family. Ancient Hawaiian Weddings can give you recommendations to turn your destination wedding into a fun mini-vacation for your guests, making the time spent on Maui just that much more special for all in attendance.

#4: Don’t try to do too much

The old adage holds true: Keep it simple! There is SO much great information on the web for planning destination weddings that your picture perfect day can quickly become overwhelming. After planning hundreds of Maui weddings, couples tell us that the most important part of their day was having time to enjoy it with those they love. Part of hiring a professional to plan your wedding is alleviating you from the stresses of the day so you can just be with your people and fully experience the joys of having your wedding on this gorgeous island.


At Ancient Hawaiian Weddings, we have helped hundreds of couples achieve their dream of a perfect Maui beach wedding. We’d love to chat with you if you’re thinking about getting married here, or just have a few questions about this island we call home.