When you think vintage weddings, what comes to mind? Some may say old, rusted, out-of-date, and frilly. Then there’s us wedding geeks that see the lacy, chic, and array of white tonal decor. With vintage inspiration there’s an endless amount of amazing ideas for any style or size wedding.
After reading this article, take a moment to close your eyes and imagine it.
Ladies…It’s your big day and you walk into the bridal suite to see nothing more than the most beautiful long, simple, lacy, off-white gown hanging from the curtain rod. Your veil is subtly lined with lace and lies gently along your back as you practice your walk down the aisle. Just below your dress sit your little white stiletto heels and a lacy white garter.
Men… As you enter the groom’s suite, lining the wall are linen khaki suits with white button down shirts – sleeves rolled. Sitting on the ground just below are dark brown oxfords and bold statement long socks. To the left you notice a table full of flowers: boutonnieres made of tiny garden roses, baby’s breath, hydrangeas and subtle green foliage.
After getting ready you take a peek at the wedding cake; a cute and simple three tiered white cake decorated with all sorts of colorful flowers. Surrounding the cake are lace-wrapped cupcakes, displayed over a draped lace table cloth.
It’s finally time to walk down the aisle. All eyes on you as you make your way toward the wedding arch draped and covered in assorted lace cloth. You won’t believe your eyes, it’s just what you wanted!
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Hope you’re having a great summer! I’m sure you’re super busy planning and coordinating lots of gorgeous summer weddings. I’ve been on a month long break from school and have done some wedding related fun activities and wanted to give you an update on a few things and throw in some ideas to see what you think.
A few weeks ago, my mom, dad and brother all went to LA to go dress shopping! My parents will likely not be able to come back again until next summer when the wedding is and I wanted to make sure they were included in my wedding dress shopping so we kind of got a head start on it. We went to a bunch of different boutiques and I was able to find a dress that we all fell in love with and have ordered it to be made! It should be ready in the Spring and then will need some alterations and hopefully be finalized a month or two before our wedding. I’ve attached a picture of it to this email for you to see! It’s a beautiful drop waist gown made by Winnie Couture. My mom is also looking into finding her veil from her wedding so I can wear it on my day! Exciting stuff!
I also got together with my girlfriends and asked them to be my bridesmaids. I painted and put together boxes and filled them with goodies (color samples for their bridesmaids dresses, champagne, nail polish, etc.) I’ve also included a picture of one of the boxes for you to see! So I will have 4 bridesmaids and a maid of honor. Michael will have 4 groomsmen and a best man, so a total of 10 people.
When my family was here we also talked about how we’d like the wedding to incorporate both American and Persian traditions and customs so I now have a better idea of what the Persian customs and practices are. We can, of course, talk about this in more detail whenever you see fit, but I’ll give you a quick idea of what we discussed.
In Iran, our custom is to set up a table with certain items that need to be present at the ceremony (decorated eggs- kind of like Easter!), certain fruits, flowers, sweets, candle, mirror, etc. The bride and groom sit at this little table while the Persian officiant reads over a script and describes the items. We talked about this a little bit and wanted to see what you thought about the idea of my grandpa and Eve both playing the role of the officiant and having my grandpa focus on the Persian traditions of the ceremony and Eve focus on the spiritual and American traditions of the wedding ceremony. We would definitely want to make sure this is ok with Eve and find a way to make everything flow well, but this is just a rough idea that we have so far. As far as the rest of the wedding, everything else will stay the same with no changes. We are thinking with this set up and also having 10 people in the wedding party, we might have to look into doing the ceremony in the big open lawn as opposed to the open deck upstairs. Let me know what you think.
Lastly, I am working on making save the date cards! I have bought white hard plastic luggage tags and am decorating them with pearls, lace and ribbons and putting in an insert with our save the date card. That way our guests can use the actual luggage tag when they fly to Hawaii next summer!
Oh my gosh! This was a long email. I apologize. Just lots of different ideas running through my head the past few weeks and I wanted to share them with you!
Maui Persian Wedding, Letter to our Maui Wedding Coordinator
A Maui private wedding is unique and offers complete privacy for a customized wedding and event. Kukahiko Estate was the perfect venue for Greg and Burnett’s Hawaiian themed celebration on a private oceanfront lawn. It meant the world to them to share their special day with their closest friends and family. They are thankful for many things in life, but mostly for good wine and exquisite taste of friends.
The men selected a masculine navy blue to compliment the ocean and starry night sky. Their cake topper was a perfect resemblance of the two men on their wedding day. Their navy and khaki wedding attire represented their honest and simple life styles and the trust they have in one another. Their chemistry together was a perfect match and proves that science may be sensibly stylish!
It was an unforgettable Maui private wedding where not a single detail was spared and each moment was as heart fluttering as the next. It was a glorious celebration of love. At the end of the beautiful evening, their guests sent them off in their Maui roadster! Our couple is over the moon in excitement and ready to start their new journey together!
Unplug the Wedding Ceremony
A picture speaks a thousand words, right? Here’s an idea for your upcoming wedding…
Not to say that your friends and family aren’t brilliant photographers themselves, but you are paying for a professional photographer. In order to capture every emotion, detail, and angle, the photographer needs to have clear and easy access. So, our idea is that you politely ask all guests to refrain from using their mobile phones or digital cameras during the entire wedding; keep it unplugged. They can always see the wedding pictures later on, on social media or the photography site. The actual ceremony, ring exchange, and big kiss are key aspects of your wedding; you wouldn’t want your professional pictures ruined because of your guest photographers in the way, would you?
You’re paying the photographer big money to capture every moment, but sometimes it’s not that easy when there are “roadblocks” in the way. Also, just as much as it’s in the way of the photographer, it can be in your way as well. Can you imagine not being able to see your partner’s face when walking down the aisle, because of a cell phone or iPad in the way? That’d be terrible! Often times, not on purpose, guests do get in the way. It’s almost as if their images are more important than you getting married; they’re so focused on the picture that they don’t actually see your emotions and catch every detail.
By having an unplugged wedding, your photographer is sure to capture each image perfectly! Your guests will be able to truly enjoy the ceremony with no distractions. This idea doesn’t mean that they cannot bring their cellular devices, but just asks the guests politely not to use their phones, cameras, or iPads besides making a call of course. This idea of being unplugged also gives everyone the chance to mingle; nowadays people are so addicted to screens, that putting them down for a while will bring them back to reality; they’ll have a lot more fun.
As stated in Cosmopolitan, “weddings are to celebrate love, not to compete with 50 other guests for the photo of the back of the bride’s head,” and we couldn’t agree more!
So, while sending out your invitations, insist on an unplugged ceremony: no technology.
Haiku Mill Wedding venue is calling all Maui bound wedding jet setters! We invite you to a first class wedding at Haiku Mill. Enter under the Banyan Tree greeted with a refreshing beverage to get started. Be seated for tropical nuptials that will set your hearts aflutter. Dine with elegance by Set Maui. Dance your heart away with Shea Derrick and Full Flavor and Clarity Entertainment. Encircle the first dance and let the sparks fly.
The Haiku Mill venue is surrounded by rustic elegance. Our artsy and inspirational Maui wedding coordinators love the serenity and natural beauty of this place. Ting was beaming in her soft white flowing wedding dress. I’m a true believer that it was all the classic details that made this wedding celebration so memorable. We worked closely with the bride and groom in creating their wedding fantasy. Bao’s wishes were to make their Maui wedding special for Ting by granting her every wedding wish that she had. Ting’s wanted a look that could withstand the test of time. She wanted romantic and soft pinks, blues, lavenders, whites and green. Her whimsical floral inspiration with fine, yet rustic touches, and classic details.
Happily Ever After
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A Creative Wedding Captured for the Aussie couple who dreamt of a unique wedding on the island of their dreams!
Tracy and Jeff’s wedding was held at the Sugarman Estate in Makena. Their color palette matched their favorite time of day and enhanced with natural tones of the beach and sand. Dellables Maui Wedding flowers arranged the sunset colors which were combined with the driftwood themed table setting by Coral Crush. The event design was handmade with love!
Details…Details…And Endless Maui Wedding Planning Details…
We hope you enjoy the images captured by Maui wedding photographer, Lumiere Photography Hawaii.
Creative Maui Wedding
Venue at Sugarman Estate
Flowers by Dellables
Driftwood by Coral Crush
Catering by Sugar Beach Events
On Site Coordinator by Monica Casperino
Music and Entertainment by Manutea Nui E
Ceremony Harp by Kristine Snyder
Cake by Sugar Beach Sweet Shop
Officiant Pia Aluli
Photography by Lumiere Photography
Videography by Sunlit Films
Table settings by Set Maui
Coordination by Sandra at A Maui Wedding Day