It’s all a Big Blur!
Creativity and Balance
So many details lead up to your special wedding day which is filled with joyous and happy moments! Remember your wedding day? Most likely, it’s all a big blur! Hire a professional photographer and videographer to capture your special moments and wedding day details, expressions and actions of you and your guests, the loving moments, colors, sunsets, and every beaming moment.
Immediately following your ceremony, invite guests to enjoy a refreshing signature beverage or cocktail of their choice. Present their options at a beautiful displayed table and serviced by a friendly staff. Be creative!
Your ceremony is the heart of your wedding day where all of your guests gather together in an intimate setting, filled with love and special touches to admire while witnessing your marriage vows to each other.
Your bridal bouquet is the center of focus for your wedding design, colors, and theme. Meet with your designer to choose the bridal bouquet that you love the most. Your wedding planner can put together the rest of your wedding details based on your bouquet choice. Everything fall gracefully into place based on your bridal bouquet.
A few amazing details will make a huge impact on your wedding setting. Your amazing photographer and videographer will capture each detailed design that your wedding coordinator sets up for pictures. Your creative wedding planner will know exactly where to find these special details just for you!
Your wedding cake is one of the most viewed and photographed items at your wedding. It may be set up in an artistic display representing your taste and style. It not only looks pretty, but the flavor is to die for!
Congratulation on your very special wedding day! Your coordinator can introduce you to the best wedding pros on the island. Yes, work with only the best! Everything revolves around creativity and balance. Love all your details!
What To Wear To A Hawaii Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Weddings
Hawaii Stores are blooming with chic flowering, colorful, soft materials and cotton print dresses, bikinis, board shorts, and aloha shirts. The beautiful colors are inspired by the sun and tropical flowers. While the rest of the world is busy with their work schedules and activities, we are here on Maui swimming, surfing, and basking in the sunshine. The simple and relaxing lifestyle is reflected in our clothing.
Maui Wedding Videography
THE IMPORTANCE OF WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY
There is no substitute for professional wedding video. A professional videographer will use state of the art equipment to shoot the video and post production processes that will make all the difference in the world. Couples will be left with many years of enjoyment from their wedding day, including guest participation, candid and natural images that represent the emotions of the day. When choosing a wedding videographer, price may not be the deciding factor, but quality and style will be of utmost importance. Some companies offer multi-cam coverage. This can cost more, but it will provide you a variety of shots and create the effect of telling more than one part or one view of your story at a time. For example, as with two cameras rolling you can capture the ceremony as well as the groom’s first glance, the mother’s teary eyes of joy, and the father providing the formal offering of his bride-daughter.
We work with professional wedding videographers who can capture the essence of your wedding day so that you can re-live the special moments for years to come and share those true moments with your family.
Video by All Time Media, Maui, Hawaii
Maui Wedding Photography
While wedding expenses increase, the last vendor that you will want to cut back on is the photographer. Your best friend’s husband will most likely not provide the the end product that you wished for.
1. Professional wedding photographers are able to handle all types of lighting, subject movement, capture the special moments and expressions, create a comfortable relationship, capture creative and innovative shots.
2. Local Maui wedding photographers are familiar with the weather, humidity, surf, clouds, wedding sites, locations for shooting, best beaches, back up plans, secret locations, ocean, mountains, weather, and all of the nature that surrounds your photography. All of this is a great advantage in capturing the more creative and innovative photos that destination couple come to Maui to be married for. Many professional photographers can utilize the natural island beauty that is seen in the thousands of island wedding photography, but there is even more hidden island beauty to be uncovered by those who really know the island well.
3. Book early. The best photographers are reserved well in advance.
4. Two photographers are better than one. While both can capture the family and friends, romantic shots, group shot, wedding decor, speeches, first dance, etc, there will always be another camera to capture amazing and spontaneous pictures that happen at every event.
5. “You get what you pay for” certainly applies with wedding photography, so think of hiring a professional photographer as a once in a lifetime opportunity rather than an extravagance.
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EMBRACING THE MOUNTAINS, THE OCEAN AND YOU
Now that your wedding day is in the good hands of you wedding coordinator, imagine yourself in the spa of your dreams – where you take time to refresh and enjoy a healing journey designed just for you – in preparation for one of the most important days of your life. Imagine being surrounded by the breathtaking West Maui Mountains and the sparkling turquoise waters of the Kapalua Bay – soothed by beauty and the graciousness of Hawaiian hospitality. You have entered the ambiance of one of the best spas in the world.
Customized treatments have been developed using indigenous ingredients grown in the West Maui Mountains and have been carefully created to include the rich healing offerings from the Pacific Ocean. The hydrotherapy offers salt water in the ocean view infinity pool, refreshing bamboo rain falls, the sea salt eucalyptus steam rooms and cascading waterfall hot tubs. Here, the only spa of the islands that customizes massage treatments to exactly what your need. Facial therapies, exfoliations and cocoons and enhancing mini-treatments are designed to enhance your services. Professionally trained wellness and fitness service with state of the art fitness equipment and instruction are available on individual or group sessions.
Kapalua Spa provides the perfect corner of paradise for a tender and unforgettable Spa journey for the most romantic couple’s experience in the Hawaiian Islands. Come visit our private ocean view hales (outdoor huts). The Maui Romance package includes a refreshing and healthy lunch at the pool.
All of our brides and grooms will be pleased with the luxurious beauty salon that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers the most advanced in salon services. The team of stylists is trained under the watchful eye of celebrity stylist Billy Yamaguchi, master creator of the Feng Shui Beauty concept.
Your destination wedding will be complete with the Kapalua Spa services. You will enjoy the true sense of connection and belonging that stays with you long after your visit, through wellness, beauty and relaxation.
Contact your wedding coordinator at A Maui Wedding Day to book your ultimate wedding day experience. 808-280-0611 or Sandra@amauiweddingday.com
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The promises you make to each other is the heart of your wedding ceremony and the most important part of your special day. Your wedding vows may be the most meaningful words you will ever say to each other. There is no right or wrong way to go about them.
When does music take part in the wedding ceremony? The prelude signals to guests that it’s time to assemble and be seated. The processional is played when the bridal party walks down the aisle. Play a steady, simple beat like Pachelbel’s Canon in D. The recessional starts when your are married! That should be jubilant feeling while the guests stand up from their seats and leave the ceremony.
Is a wedding program required? No. You may skip this tradition. If you decide to hand out programs, try to keep the same theme as your wedding invitations. Your wedding program should include the date, time, venue, your full names, the wedding party’s full names, and the officiant/minister. It is appropriate to thank your guests for attending, especially since most of them traveled by air to arrive at this remote island paradise. Keep it simple. You want your guests to view the ceremony while not fumbling through wedding program pages. Additional ideas may include your vows, songs, honor deceased or those who were not able to attend. You may wish to add your new address at the end of your program.
What is the order of the processional? It’s up to you! Traditional Order: Grandparents, Mother of the Groom, Mother of the Bride, Groomsmen (if not at the altar with the groom), Maid/Matron of Honor, Ring Bearer, Flower Girl, Bride and her Escort (father, both parents, friend or relative).
How should you handle cultural or religious differences? At the beginning of your wedding planning process, discuss this with your family members so concerns can be expressed. Bring elements from both beliefs. In the end, it may be a difficult decision, but decide what you both want, with the consideration of your family members, and hope that they will be happy for what you decide.
How do you obtain your Hawaii marriage license? In the state of Hawaii, you are required to bring your photo ID’s, just as you presented to the TSA at the airport security. There is an additional marriage licensing fee of $65. which will be paid directly to your licensing agent. They prefer to be paid in cash. Once your wedding ceremony is over, your wedding fficiant has 10 days of which to mail in your signed marriage certificate to the State of Hawaii. The processing time will be approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Your marriage licensing agent will provide you with a green expediting form to fill out if you would like to receive your marriage license sooner, by a week or two. Please mail your expedited form as soon after your wedding as possible. Your licensing appointment will take approximately 1/2 hr. There are several marriage licensing agents throughout the island of Maui. You should not have to drive too far to your appointment, unless your appointment is on a weekend. Some agents work on weekends or they will provide weekend services with advance notice from you.
How can we recognize special guests or loved ones in the wedding ceremony? Our Maui Wedding ceremonies honor special guests with a lei greeting. Your officiant will direct this special moment. Your Best Man may hold the special leis draped over his arm during the wedding ceremony, then hand them to the officiant when asked to do so. You may also honor the deceased with a lei tossed at sea. We will use a biodegradable lei string for this occasion so that we can protect our sea life. Other ways to honor the deceased is to light a candle, display a photo on a table near the altar, or place a lei on the unoccupied seat in the front row that would have been designated for the deceased guest. Ask the officiant for a moment of silence early in the ceremony as he/she mentions “those who are not here with us…”
Where do the guests take their seats? Traditionally the bride’s side is on one side and groom’s family sits on the other side of the aisle. You may choose to seat the immediate family on their perspective sides. The other guest may be seated where ever they are comfortable. The bride’s side usually sits on the left side, facing the altar.
How long should the ceremony last? Although there is no magic number, your wedding ceremony should last about 20 to 30 minutes.
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