Gannons Restaurant Wedding offers stunning Wailea golf and ocean views. The bride chose a soft color palette of mauve, ivory and pinks with a hint of gold. The groom kept to a simple and neutral khaki color tone. Having a simple chandelier added just the right touch of elegance and sparkle to the evening. Congratulations to Joyce and Nick on their lovely and picturesque wedding at Gannons Restaurant! Mahalo to our wedding professionals for their excellent five star customer service!
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Maui Greek Orthodox Wedding is steeped in ritual and symbolism. It is a sacrament unlike other religions and has not been altered throughout the history of time. In the Orthodox Christian Church, marriage is one of the Holy Sacraments and is a gift from God. Rather than viewing marriage as a legal contract, Orthodox Christians understand that it is God that joins together two people in a beautiful relationship of mutual love. Vows in this case are seen unnecessary because it is God that joins the couple together, not the law. The bride and groom live the Orthodox Christian life together and understand that their relationship exists to bring them closer to God. Through this relationship that the couple fulfill their true purpose in life serving God. The beauty of Vlad and Cosmina’s wedding is felt thoughout their event through the celebration with family and friends who share in their love for each other.
A Maui pineapple wedding theme creates an elegant tropical setting for Belinda and Luke’s wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House. The Maui pineapple represents the sweet island history of the juicy fruit dribbling down your chin and hands like in heaven! The Maui Gold is incomparably sweet, juicy and low in acidity, developed over half-century of selective crossbreeding and utilizing sustainable agricultural practices such as composting, field rotation and water conservation. We love to eat pineapple on shish kebabs as well as with meats and vegetables. Pineapples are so delicious and sweet! Our wedding couple chose the sweetest Maui island fruit for their wedding them!
Lovely Alii Kula Lavender Farm Labyrinth Wedding with the scent of fresh lavender at a mystical Upcountry Maui environment is a spiritual way to exchange wedding vows. The labyrinth provides a path for each to take their own personal spiritual path to their sacred destination, then their return journey home. The bride and groom enter the path separately, refecting on their self-reflection with a clear path ahead of them and letting go of the past. It’s approximately 7 minutes to the center, where they are joined as one by Reverend Eve Hogan. The path allows each couple to become self-observant and fully presented by the time they reach the sacred space at the center of the labyrinth. Couples choose to get married in this path of natural beauty and aromatic lavender scented air. What better way than to start one’s spritual journey together through this path.
WEDDING TABLE SCAPE
A wedding table scape is set for special gatherings with crafty cocktails, fine dining and fancy details. Here are the steps to create an innovative wedding table scape
FIND THE PERFECT SPACE OR BACKDROP
Search around for what you love, whether it’s a garden with a white picket fence, a stone wall with a water feature or a rustic door with iron hinges. You want the setting to be perfect and with what you love most
CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR PALETTE
What are your favorite colors? Perhaps you have a pre-set color theme or is it just white or all green?
CHOOSE YOUR MENU
Food and beverage selection is most important for your guests. Type of food service will affect your table scape. Will you have French rolls, types of appetizers, ceviche, salad, soup or desserts? You may tie your food and bar service into your theme. Attend a tasting prior to choosing your caterer and bar service. This is of utmost importance! Choose vendors who provide superb services with attention to creative and innovative product that is fresh and new.
SELECT YOUR MAIN PIECES
Will you use a Victorian style place setting, sandstone, wood, terracotta, fine linens, lace, pillar candles, taper candles, antique vases, silver, gold or flowers? Perhaps your design items will be organic, rustic or formal in style.
Fine table scapes do not have to be pricey. You may choose a fine fabric cut leaving the unfinished edge in place for a romantic and relaxed look.
INNOVATIVE FINAL DETAILS
Give your design a face lift by adding a bowl of fruit, hand painted menus, an odd dessert fork, rustic water glass, various chairs for each guest, specific napkins loosely set on each plate, and seasonal décor.
Always have something shiny, something natural and a water feature. It may be as simple as silver flatware, beautifully potted vines in the center of the table and an elegant water glass with a mint leaf. Add a nice choice of music to go with your theme and your favorite genre.
Make sure each setting shines. Even the most rustic table scapes are clean. You may create a loose look, but it must have clean lines and organization. Make sue each setting is perfect and in place how you wish it to be. Each setting may or may not be set identically. Will the temperature cool off at the end of the evening? Drape an elegant shawl on the backs of female guests.
Choose a planner or coordinator who has a keen eye for detail and who may maximize your vision in the most creative and natural way possible. Detail setting on your event day is time consuming and may not be rushed. It’s meticulous and the time spent shows in the end. The fine set up will impress your guests who have various quirks and personalities.
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11 WEDDING TOAST TIPS
Here are 11 wedding toast tips that will “break the ice” and bring all wedding guests together to celebrate a special occasion for a special wedding couple. It may be sentimental, humorous, profound, witty, cynical and unique.
1. Keep your toast short. Write it down and practice once or twice. It should last no longer than 1 minute long. A toast is not a speech, which usually comes later during dinner.
2. Remember, your toast will set the tone of the entire wedding event. Wedding guests remember toasts with great delivery and those not so good. Your goal is to elevate the mood of the event at least one level higher. Take time to prepare for this very important souvenir of the day.
3. Always stand when giving your toast. It’s best to hold your toasting flute or glass with your right hand and straight out at shoulder level. It’s best to be sober or relaxed when giving your toast so make sure you didn’t drink too much before. If you are intoxicated when giving your toast, you may ramble on too long. Remember, guest have a toasting glass in hand awaiting the toast. Briefly introduce yourself. Speak loudly and clearly with eye contact to your guests.
4. Be kind, sincere and be yourself. You were chosen to provide the toast because you are you. A common mistake people make at weddings is to try to be funny. If you would like to deliver a funny toast, please practice it in advance with someone who may provide constructive remarks about your toast. This is for your own good. Your goal may be to make at least one person laugh with a single line. You can stand tall and proud if you can get an event full of smiling guests.
5. Remember to toast to the couple and the toast is not about you. Never complain about anything in a toast. Keep it positive.
6. Always end your toast on a positive note and ask guests to join in. For example, “Cheers”, “Raise your glasses” or “Here’s to the new Mr. and Mrs. (name)”.
7. Make sure everyone has a beverage to toast to, including children. Children may toast to ginger ale. A toast is the ultimate act of inclusion, so nobody gets left out.
8. Clink before you drink. In the old days, the purpose of clinking of glasses was a protective gesture to scare away the devil. Today, it’s still nice to clink your toasting glasses.
9. Never refuse to participate in a toast. Rather than not toast, you may wish to toast with an empty glass in hand.
10. Never bring up ex-wives, old boyfriends or girlfriends, life failures, inside jokes. You want to include all guests and not leave anyone out. Remember, a toast is not a roast where the couple would be the center of a series of practical jokes.
11. The rule for the toastee is to respond appropriately. Do not stand or drink to yourself. Once the toast is finished, you may bow or thank in acknowledgment. You may raise your glass and propose a toast to the toaster or to anyone else.
May their joys be as deep as the ocean. And may their misfortunes as light as the foam
Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.
– Walter Winchell
It is written, “When children find true love, parents find true joy.” Here’s to your joy and ours, from this day forward.
You only get married for the second time once
– Garrison Keillor
Wedlock is like fine wine – not properly judged of till the second glass
– Ernest Jarrold
Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart
– Ecclesiastes 917
INTERNATIONAL SHORT TOASTS OF CHEERS TO YOUR HEALTH AND BOTTOMS UP!
Brazilian: Saude Viva
Chinese: Nien Nien nu e. Kong Chien. Kan bei. Yum sen. Wen lie
Egypian: Fee sihetak.
Finnish: Kippis. Maljanne
French: A votre sante. Sante.
German: Prosit. Auf ihr wohl
Greek: Eis Igian
Hawaiian: Okole maluna. Hauoli maoli oe. Meli kalikama.
Hungarian: Kedves egeszsegere.
Indian: Jaikind. Aanand
Italian: A la salute. Salute. Cin cin.
Japanese: Kampai. Banzai
Korean: Kong gang ul wil ha yo.
Malayan: Slamat minum.
New Zealand: Kia ora.
Polish: Na zdrowie. Vivat.
Portuguese: A sua saude
Romanian: Noroc. Pentru sanatatea dunneavoastra.
Russian: Na zdorovia.
Spanish: Salud. Salud, amor y pesetas y el tiempo para gustarlos!
Welsh: Iechyd da.
Zulu: Oogy wawa.