Our coconut palm tree wedding is tucked away on a hillside located in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. This private location eludes a manicured tropical ambiance. Congratulations to Monica and Theo who chose a tropical themed wedding amongst 250 coconut palm trees with unique personal details that set their wedding apart from all others! Thank you to our gracious Maui wedding vendors: Paradise Event Rentals, Celebrations Catering by Bev Gannon, Perfect Pour Maui, Miss B Calligraphy, Pamela Parasols, Hula Girl Cigars, Maui Maka Photography, Executive Transportation, Clarity Entertainment, Maui Wedding Flowers, David Wolfe, Dakine Drupes, Ululani’s Shave Ice, Hawaiian Style Rentals, Maui Grown Coffee, and Pier 1 Imports.
The Honolua Forest vow renewal location is what Carolyn and Joey chose after looking at nearly every wedding venue available on the island. We think they chose the perfect Maui vow renewal ceremony location. They visit Maui nearly every year and wished to celebrate 10 years of marriage on the island. We were so pleased to work with Carolyn and Joey in planning their intimate and special vow renewal along with their 2 sons.
Congratulations and Aloha to Maui Honolua Forest Carolyn and Joey! Best Wishes and lots of love and aloha to both of you and your two sons!
A wedding is one of the most important events in one’s lifetime. Planning a Maui destination wedding can be one of the most stressful situations one will ever experience. Yet, the wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest and memorable days of your life. The pressure of making everything so perfect, having a destination wedding somewhere that you are not as familiar with, entertaining guests with activities and events throughout your vacation, little sleep and family issues. All of the caffeinated beverages and late night parties that lead up to your wedding day may snowball into unhealthy sleep patterns that lead to higher stress levels.
Stress is how one responds to situations. It affects emotions and behavior. The less stress, the more positive your energy will be for your wedding. Too much stress may cause difficulty sleeping, tense and mood swings. To prevent having stress and anxiety on your wedding day, focus the following:
Get adequate sleep. The average adult needs about 8 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep causes you to be irrational, have less patience, and become easily irritated. Stress will show in your wedding photos and may prevent you from enjoying your wedding day. You’re on vacation. Turn off your electronics and mobile devices while you sleep. What do most people do when they can’t sleep? They turn on their mobile devise. We recommend to relax and get ample sleep. If you cannot fall asleep, try taking a short walk or having a glass of milk or water. Rest assured that your Maui wedding planner will take care of all wedding details as your plan is complete and ready to go.
Delegate duties. When one experiences stress, they may forget smaller details. Rely on your experienced Maui based wedding planner to handle your wedding details. Once you arrive to the island, your vacation should begin and your wedding planner will ensure that your day runs seamlessly. Having to organize last minute favors, name cards, etc. is last thing you will have time for during your vacation. Your wedding planner will have a preferred plan in organizing your day.
Try to keep a healthy sleep schedule. We know that it may take at least 3 days to sync into a regular schedule with jet lag. Keep hydrated by drinking lots of water. Water does not mean caffeine, alcohol or sodas. Water also helps with jet lag, beginning with when you board your airplane to Maui. Eat healthy. Cut back on caffeine, refined sugars, too much alcohol and junk food. These types of foods my cause you to feel sluggish and low in energy. You most likely had little sleep the days just prior to leaving with all the packing and last minute planning. Once you arrive to Maui, this will be the perfect time to optimize your sleep schedule and try to get 8 hours of sleep per night.
Exercise daily if possible during your vacation. This will help to blow off some of the steam that may be building up, then reduce stress. Try not to exercise within 2 hrs. of going to bed. It takes about 2 hours for your body temperature to return to normal following exercise. Try to wind down before going to sleep by reading a book or listening to relaxing music.
Try to manage your thought process to reduce stress. Talk to your partner. Communication often relieves the anxiety that may arise from no knowing the answer to questions or not having someone to bounce thoughts and ideas from. The ideas of laying in bed and communicating your thoughts and emotions with your partner will help strengthen your relationship and provide the peace of mind your need to get a restful sleep. Communication is positive and the key to comfort and successful relationships.
Unique table settings are a noticeable addition to a wedding reception and show that you care about each of your guests! Your table settings are a place where you may express your creativity. Carefully select your table items and ensure each piece is shines and is correctly set. Dress up your wedding reception table with personalized wedding decorations that are functional as well as decorative. Unique place card holders look great on the reception tables and double as wedding party favors. Maui is the perfect place for the most unique and loving table settings.
Private Maui Wedding Ceremony and Dinner
Best Maui Wedding Day Ever
It was the best day ever and most perfect of all weddings! A poised and elegant bride in a white princess dress. An oceanfront grassy knoll with the ocean and island backdrop. Fireworks in the darkened night and starry sky. The couple who are so in love that you could feel their energy when you got close. Family, friends, nieces, nephews, shy flower girls who hesitated before dropping a petal on the aisle, graceful junior bridesmaids, and truest of all friends maid of honor. There was laughter, tears and joyful prancing and dancing.
You were on the dance floor whether you knew the song or not, no matter how young or how old. And the bride, she danced the first slow dance with her partner for life. Then, she danced throughout the night – without stopping.
I, the hermit, danced the night away, under the starry wedding sky. It was the best feeling ever and the cure for whatever is ailing you.
Best Maui Wedding Day, ever!
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The key to a Maui Bohemian wedding dream is having everything perfectly imperfect. Wildflowers, mix-matched fabrics, non-traditional foods, and vintage inspired decor. Boho calls for a laid back and comfortable vibe. Instead of going out of your comfort zone in a big, poofy, princess ball gown – make it simple in a long, flowy, lace or organza dress. Khakis and a white shirt are just fine for the men and definitely comfy and stylish.
Boho inspired locations can be anywhere outdoors – in a backyard, ranch, farm, luxury private estate, or vineyard. A great idea is live music during the ceremony; guitars, harps, ukuleles, whatever you like to set the mood of your guests. Simple yet elegant, you can have a wedding arch draped with various patterned fabrics and lined with colorful garden flowers and lots of greenery.
In right now, are turkish towels and embellished cushions which would be the cutest replacements for rows of chairs during the ceremony. For dinner make it fun and decorate with an assortment of vintage dishes and serving plates. Centerpieces and bouquets of grasses, roses, ferns, zinnias, sunflowers, hydrangeas, peonies, branches – in all different shapes and sizes of glass bottles and vases. Also, a vintage hair clip or floral headpiece is the perfect “something borrowed” addition to your look.
A simple bohemian wedding captures detail in all sorts of ways while ensuring a laid-back vibe and colorful schema.